About Me

I am a self taught Musician. I separated from military service in 1989 and became bassist for classic rock, blues, and originals band for 14 years while desperately trying to keep a day job. This wonderful band finally fell apart about 2003 and my main outlet for musical expression then became computer oriented.

Health issues for a few years leading up to spinal surgery in 2012 put me out of action for a while as far as music was concerned. But I’m now getting back on my feet, sort of. I’m once again playing bass in a working band, and I am so thankful for the opportunity to be working with talented musicians who are also good friends. I have good days and bad days. But when that four count starts, it’s all worth the pain.

I’ve been composing on Propellerhead Reason software for over a decade. You would think by now I’d know a little about it. But I realize how ignorant of the software I actually am. I’ve started a blog about all the neat stuff I’m learning about Reason. But I must apologize that it is not regularly updated. My recent enrollment into a local Community College has unfortunately seriously curtailed the time I get to spend working with Reason and blogging.

I’ve spent the last ten years learning Propellerhead Reason software and have become a devoted fanboy. I compose cinematic and avant–garde music, and your basic orchestral stuff with some old style progressive rock thrown in.

And while I am devoted to Propellerhead Reason as a tool for composition, I have recently become fascinated by where iOS applications are heading. There is a use for some of the sound design tools coming out for the iPad. I would like to explore that as well.