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. I'm hoping to get back to coding and develop some iOS apps. Not enough hours in the day.
"goin' where I want,
instead of where I should"
creating music, living a low key, flexible, "tech driven" lifestyle.
I work from my well appointed home studio, 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 with a creek trickling by, populated by university types, dog-walkers and baby-strollers, ...it's nice and quiet until I plug up and shake the paint off the walls. Actually I have tinnitus so volume is a consideration.
-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 harmonic universe opens up.
-I'm a really good recording engineer & studio muso, placing over twenty-five tracks in Top 10 charts in genres/sub-genres ranging from Electronic Dance to Male Performance to World Beat, Soundtrack & Best Production on Broadjam
-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.