I started with electronic composition in 1981 when I attended the Crane School of Music. I was a performance major on trombone, and took an elective called, "Electronic Music Lab." Back then, New England Digital had just introduced the Synclavier II. It was hooked to an Apple II computer that could print notation on a staff, but couldn't do much else. We laid tracks on reel to reel using this instrument and a few plug and patch analog synthesizers. Let me tell you, it was a lot of work! There were very few examples back then that are anything like what can be created today on software such as Garage Band. Electronic music, as it was known then, consisted primarily of beeps, blips, and static, and it wasn't very inspiring to me. I always wanted to reproduce the kinds of tunes I heard on the radio. Unfortunately, I was very short sighted with regard to where the technology would go, and so I sort of moved on to other pursuits. I left music (and music school) altogether and became an actor where I achieved modest success for a time. My Artist Icon is actually a photo of me off a poster from a sci-fi interactive (Virtual Cinema) movie on CD-ROM called Quantum Gate, from Hyperole Studios. The movie is the legitimate forerunner for all first person adventure games using live action - I believe it's a collectors item now.

Thanks to the evolution of personal home computing and the development of accompanying software such as Garageband, Reason, and so forth, composing studio quality works has now become a reality. The democratization of music composition has finally made what I longed to acheive so many years ago a possibility, and I am eternally grateful to the engineers and web developers whose efforts have brought so much joy back into my life. Thank you icomp, and thank you to all those members whose comments help me to continually improve!

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Title Genre Released Plays
Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd cover) Rock Feb 18, 2011 4650
I Need Your Love Rock Feb 15, 2011 812
Meanwhile... Alternative Feb 9, 2011 779
Vincent (Starry, Starry Night) Alternate Version Pop Feb 7, 2011 1117
Vincent (Starry, Starry Night) Don McLean cover Pop Feb 3, 2011 1745
Adrift At Play Ambient Jan 27, 2011 672
Blake's Moto Electronica Jan 5, 2011 556
California Christmas Holiday Dec 18, 2010 2455
Bad Machine Electronica Nov 18, 2010 903
I Am Home Folk May 28, 2010 694
When The World Is Running Down, You Make The Best Of What's Still Around. (The Police, cover) Pop May 26, 2010 535
Electric Avenue (Eddie Grant cover) Dance May 21, 2010 2914
Love With You R&B May 18, 2010 578
Save It For Later (cover) by The [English] Beat Pop Jan 14, 2010 3483
"Heroes" (cover) by David Bowie & Brian Eno Electronica Jan 7, 2010 1764
New Year's Fairy Tale Explicit Punk Dec 17, 2009 1874
Zombie Reprise Ambient Dec 11, 2009 718
A Better Tamara Jazz Dec 7, 2009 633
Thanks Giving Christmas Holiday Nov 20, 2009 1061
Out On The Wing Electronica Nov 3, 2009 624
Puppetocracy Electronica Jul 16, 2009 720
Is Christmas Here? Holiday Dec 24, 2008 963
Astronaut of Love Pop Oct 11, 2008 838
Writer's Block Other Oct 9, 2008 953
Le Tour de France Electronica Jul 13, 2008 881
Brick Town Alternative Apr 22, 2007 1245
Blind Sky Electronica Apr 2, 2007 1380
Once Again (We Shine) Pop Mar 11, 2007 1054
Respice Finem (Look to the end, consider the outcome) Electronica Jan 28, 2007 2614
Maybe Baby Pop Jan 11, 2007 1169
Intergalactic Soul Pig Electronica Jan 7, 2007 1315
Airship Pop Jan 1, 2007 1102
Listen And Be Heard Electronica Dec 28, 2006 1255
Let It Go Alternative Oct 5, 2006 1413
Climb Into Your Wire Rock Jun 10, 2006 1278
Scatology of Nothing Alternative May 25, 2006 1342
Heroine Alternative May 13, 2006 2769
Rain Electronica Mar 28, 2006 1197
The Light Exchanged Electronica Mar 6, 2006 1266
Purple Porche (remixed) Electronica Mar 5, 2006 1281
String Cantata Electronica Feb 23, 2006 1117


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Title Artist Genre Plays
Twilight LaFayette Jazz 1305
My good ol'France didierlozano Pop 2648
middle age of pop didierlozano Pop 1815
Riverboat ScottHorwath Classical 974
Lady In The Midnight Show tricky Pop 471
i don't care that80sboy Rock 1128
reefer (narcotics mix) Lapskin Electronica 505
Seven down (Overcast) theseedsofautumn Electronica 613
Waiting for the sunrise (Overcast) theseedsofautumn Ambient 600
Time Glitch (Timeless Mix) JanaSaisQuoi [+1] Electronica 2166
Wet Matches 4: The Umbrella Corporation randolf [+2] Spoken Word 3457
Wet Matches 4: The Umbrella Corporation randolf [+2] Spoken Word 3457
I know you hate me but can you at least be nice about it ? ScottHorwath Classical 1513
All the Young Dooods (David Bowie Cover) Baboon [+2] Rock 2388
When I Come Around (Green Day cover) SteveScott Rock 4920
Devouring Dogs FourOFour Electronica 962
Soldier Why Tailisman Rock 1000
Nag Champra Absynth World 1196
YOUR PLANE IS GONE (an angry song) Barretok Rock 2099
The Golden Child ChemicalDistance [+1] Hip Hop/Rap 653
Acceptance Engine Electronica 782
Chasm eurostrike Alternative 1342
I Wrote This Song In Pencil thenownows Alternative 2077
Astronomy Domine (bluegrass version) robby_reverb Folk 1160
Everybodys Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey (Beatles Cover) Tony2008 Rock 1675
Kooks (David Bowie cover) robby_reverb Pop 951
Tea In The Sahara etgilles Rock 1312
MASKED PUPPETEERS Barretok Rock 2429
The Long Way Home (cover) Keith_Medlin Folk 810
I Don't Want To Grow Up (Tom Waits) Keith_Medlin Folk 831
Amnesia Make It Mix jankorteweg [+1] Alternative 972
Wood and Cancer... No.3... Chaos Mix woodguy32 Other 2691
If I am a bug you are a bird moljen [+1] Electronica 1014
Shuffle G Take 3 Baboon [+1] Blues 2261
Always ChamberlainKillpage [+1] Pop 2379
ORANGE TECHNO LOUNGE 3 - Tattoo remix tomtomR Electronica 8347
ORANGE (in)balance tomtomR Electronica 2244
Crimson Sunset [band] Bob6stringer [+1] Rock 3307
Epitaph of the Unseen Man (Jayman Mix) rEach [+1] Classical 2274
A Single Stone ChamberlainKillpage [+1] Electronica 3126
Moonshine Fiasco tomtomR Electronica 2661
Piranha Lake PiranhaLake Surf 2980
Prelude/Little Sass JD Pop 2037
Duke's Return JD Rock 2629
D A R K D A Z E ghost Electronica 1915
A Friend's Lament ChristopherAllen Other 1574
-1990-When is the Rain Gonna Fall Wallace_Landreth Alternative 2054
let me feel (Orangepeel mix) tomtomR Electronica 3474
Why You... [post-band psycho-swing mix] Bob6stringer [+1] Rock 4336
To the Sea Mystified [+1] Other 2916
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