The Jung quote above was a revelation for me.
I've been working in software development/computer consulting since 1985, and worked for IBM, Wells Fargo/Wachovia, Vanity Fair, et al.
I now spend my life as a member of ASCAP (American Society Of Composers And Publishers). I create music for licensing to film, TV, video games, & web sites. Among my clients, Bacardi is the most well known. I attracted two of the biggest music suppliers who liked my music enough to put me on their Composer's Lists". That was a big deal to me personally and validated my work. Few freelancer's or conventional bands can license music in dozens of genres & subgenres. I can't think of one besides myself. The Greensboro News & Record did a story on me a few years back. My music has been played on FM radio in Queensland, Australia & streamed by the BBC.
I never in my life thought such a strange set of cosmic coincidences would be touched off by posting a few of my musical creations. And a few lucky breaks do not add up to long term success. So I keep at it, it's a process of creation. If you stop, it stops.
I'm trying to get back into programming and learn the incredible task of creating Digital Signal Processing from computer code. That is the most highly specialized coding that I've been exposed to. I would love to create a signature set of audio fx or a software synthesizer with my name on it.
"layin' everybody low, with the lovesongs that I make"
"goin' where I want,
instead of where I should"
creating music, living a low key, flexible, slavishley "tech driven" lifestyle.
I work from my well appointed & well messy home studio, bent over from the weight of 50 new pieces of music that need a memorable ending...dealing with clients that I never meet in person. Working an insular, freelance occupation can drive you nuts, but I'm used to the discipline that music & creative pursuits require. Unfortunately I'm not meeting any door to door saleswomen...and I don't do bar scenes...so I'm back to the online dating sites. My house faces a park near UNC-G with a creek trickling by, populated by university types, dog-walkers and baby-strollers, ...it's nice and quiet...all by my lonesome. I had always lived with a minimum of one dog & one cat but I lost my beautiful Aussie Max due to a seizure disorder, and Murphy the cat just got old. I was so traumatized by losing both of them within a year that I've decided to not replace them...as much as I miss the company.
I don't need much in life. When I was young the world couldn't turn fast enough and I think I chased ppl away. I took a page from my wise brother's book and learned how to relax when it's time to relax.
-going up the hill backwards.
-musicianship - I'm a great drummer of some 43 years now and
I'm not bad on bass & keyboards, I'm a sloppy guitarist, but there is magic that happens with all of those lovely strings hit vacuum tubes and a glowing harmonic universe opens up. if you've seen Jimi Hendrix or The Who in the Woodstock movie then you know the power of volume & electric guitars.
-Studio Muso - I'm a really good recording engineer & studio muso, placing over twenty-five tracks in Top 10 charts in genres/sub-genres ranging from Jazz, Prog Rock, Heavy Metal, Electronic Dance to Male Performance to World Beat, Soundtrack & Best Production on Broadjam. There are few out there who can successfully traverse genres on a successful basis.
-I was certified as a recording engineer when I was 20
-rec'd degree in Electronic Engineering '88, I then attended UNC-G, A& T State, and UNC-Asheville to study Liberal Arts, Mechanical Engineering & Music/Recording Arts
I was a hell of a good athlete (All City in Ice Hockey, Baseball) as a youngster, and long distance bicyclist in my 20's & 30's.
I'm a huge movie fan, some tv series', but mostly politics (MSNBC) and documentaries for TV. ...and I'm a big YouTube fan.
I spend so much time doing tutorials to keep up with technology that reading for pleasure is limited. I do love history, I haven't read much fiction since "reading lists" at university.
otherwise, I could be doing mostly anything...or mostly doing nothing...lol. who knows ? let's make a date and have fun.