I've been played on AM and FM stations in the Los Angeles Radio Market. In the mid 80's on KLOS, and most recently, my jingle entitled, "Political Human Sacrifice", aired in Los Angeles, on the John and Ken Show (KFI AM640), daily between Sept. and Nov. of 2004.
I've always wished to provide an established act with songs in leiu of performing them myself. It's not that I don't like performing, . . I do, . . but I would also recieve satisfaction from having a successful artist, (with possibly better vocal range and production capacity), cover my songs. And now, at this stage of my life, my four children need their daddy in the house, more than they need a rock and roll relative who visits occasionally.
If I could achieve "one" musical goal during the balance of my life, it would be to write the soundtrack for an artistically respected major motion picture.
About the music.
I grew up on Billy Joel. I ate, drank, and slept
Billy Joel. I also loved what Don Henley and the Eagles did for rock. In later years I came to appreciate Danny Elfman(Oingo Boingo), and his motion picture film scores. All 3 artists have influenced my songwriting.
Regarding "Ate tracks for 8 Smacks", if you were to ask me to point you in a direction, . . . "Nothing Gained" or "Touch Me Tonight", (tracks 3 and 10), would be good spots.
If you are looking for someone to offend or shock you with a lyric, you're in the wrong place. It's too easy, degrading to the art, and frankly lazy, to insert profanity into a song and call it profundity. It is my monster peeve concerning hip-hop and rap. Any art form that embraces such levels of negativity has little redeeming social value. My test of a good song is to strip away everything but the lyrics. If the message/story is weak, so then is the song.
I am critical about the recording process, and want to give the consumer an intellectual recording experience. I try never to 'settle' on a recording unless it's sponanaeity was magical.
Listen to some of the tracks, even if you don't pickup the LP, leave a review, I read them all.
Time is precious, . . thank you for yours.
Things I do when not writing music:
Coach for the City of Perris Youth Basketball League
Take some courses at the local JC
Teach Photograpy in the Covina, Ca.
Occasionally grow a mustache to freak people out on how closely I resemble Tom Selleck when I do so.
A married father of 4 children
Elder and active member in The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter Day Saints
Things I dig:
Dominating on the Basketball Court, cooking,(being the host),trying new foods, any foods, but only foods that are naturally full of sugar, protein, fats, and carbs. SAY NO TO ASPARTAME, NUTRA-SWEET & SACCHARIN. Most of all I love to laugh and when I can, make others laugh too.
1. My first on the lips kiss
2. Touch me tonight
3. Nothing gained
4. She's out of control
5. I would do it all again
6. I can never tell you that I love you
7. Crazy fine
8. Come home to me now
9. She's out of control (instrumental remix)
10. Touch me tonight (instrumental re-mix long play)