This was the best band I was ever in "Diamond Hill" & I played with some of the most famous names/acts ever. I always made up lyrics every performance for "Making You A Robot & "Cry Baby Cry" as to what I was feeling at the time. This CD is dedicated to Michael Perotti, drums & Ron Grey, bass, both passed away.
This CD is a concept CD like all my CD's. Rock-Indie Alt-Folk/Punk Attitude Raw, Edgy & Melting. This CD is about life & being on the road playing music for 15 years. Like all my music/Lyrics I sing & say things that most of us feel but do not talk about. This music will move you no matter what your preference is in any type of music.
The plain facts were that my Grandfather was a musician & an alcoholic which affected my Father immensely. So He thought alcohol was the problem so he didn't drink but he acted just like one.
That affected me so much that I escaped into music as i felt so insecure to the point that I felt I was unwanted as a son/child/person. My Mother was & still is the most loving person in the whole world but that still did not fill my empty hole which music did. I was made for music & the situation that was created was a match made in Heaven. I would play & write music for hours that turned into days on end thinking that was a normal way of being, which to me it was..... at 9 years old.
At 6 My Father had me play a Chet Atkins song for a friend of his since I could play so well at that age. I played accordion for 3 years from 8 to 11 & performed at church almost every week. I played Oboe at those same ages doing school concerts all the while still playing & writing on guitar. I was always very nervous playing in front of an audience. I played in my first band at 13, a battle of the bands deal-We Won, although I'm sure we sounded like shit & from then on I jammed with records, anyone, anywhere I could & was always in at least 2 or more bands at one time & started play money gigs at 14.
All this was happening thinking everything was normal but what was really happening is I was taking every emotion, feeling, life experiences in general & relating it to playing music and having it come out through playing music. Playing in bars at 13 with 35 year old players & telling them what the right chords were seemed normal to me as I understood music theory, & everything appeared normal. I did however make a lot of funny faces, as I was playing directly from my soul even at a young age knowing how each note would produce a feeling/emotion before I hit it, while I was playing, as I know now, music was how I communicated everything to the world.
I could honestly say that 99.9% of women who have seen me play live say that it looks like I am making love to my guitar, which I do, as that is the only way I know how to connect to the world and everything about, in & around it.
I have felt suicidal all my life not understanding what I was all about. Now living with those feelings for so long I still have those thoughts but don't act on them as I have so many times in the past.
In a sentence I am a Street Wise Idiot Savant not knowing how to survive without music in my life. There has been times when I am outside my body looking down at myself playing, but as soon as that happens I come back down. Also I can feel sick like I am close to death & start playing the guitar, keyboard or bass & in a snap of a finger I feel full-filled, alive & Blissful.
I started writing & playing huge stadiums with major Artists/Stars at 18 & because of my guitar playing ability & was always busy by request for playing(studio-live), writing, producing, arranging-anything involving music . I always had several bands that I played with all at one time throughout the United States & most of you have never even heard of me. Now with these 22 CD's are out you can here a Quirky individual, freak of Nurture & Nature intensely Playing the most soul filling music you will ever hear.