Biography

It all began at a place called Cousin Jed's Guitar Shed in Grandview Missouri. I came home with a JB Player "Professional Series" guitar with EMG selects, a Floyd Rose, built in wireless, and an obnoxious little Gorilla amplifier - and began torturing my mother with them right away. I was all of 16 years old then.

I was raised in the Springfield MO area, but had traveled to 6 of the 7 continents by age 24 compliments of Uncle Sam. I joined the Navy and traveled the world during the early 90's, and played pretty regular until I was married in 1996. The Ibanez RG-550 I bought myself just before I turned twenty (I was born in 1970) saw most of that travel, and finally fell apart in 1996. Not long after, music took a back seat to starting a family. By 2005 the marriage had failed and I spent some of the settlement money on new gear - namely a '72 Thinline Telecaster reissue, a Digitech GNX4, and an Orange AD30TC. I also had a Taylor 412 to keep my acoustic bug happy. I slowly assembled a small home studio, working through ProTracks, then Cuebase, before finally settling on a ProTools mAudio solution. Returning to what I loved, and what originally satisfied so many expressive needs for me, I had to work pretty hard to get close to the kind of player I once was, but my situation in life afforded me several hours to practice every day. I fell in with the open blues jam crowd at the now defunct Blayney's in Westport, playing alongside many wonderful and talented folks most every Tuesday night like Mark and Sue of Wyandotte County based "Blue 88". Iron indeed sharpens iron.

I also discovered the Burning Man community and culture during this time, which begat an introduction to the love of my life. Once I fell, there was no turning back... long story short, with the economy in the toilet I became divested of the majority of my gear slowly over time to pay bills. I then relocated to sunny Southern California to be with her, and it didn't work out.

I purchased a cheap Yamaha FG700S accoustic guitar for my 42nd birthday in 2013, and I'm doing my best to spend at least an hour each day working on new chord structures, scales, and stepping into whatever kind of musician it is I'm supposed to be. For quite a while, I'll only be tossing short pieces I've worked out in front of my LG Android Phone, in mono. My more polished bits are from GarageBand on a now ancient 1st generation iPad. Hopefully the day gig will net what's needed to rebuild the home studio in 21st Century fashion.

I have a TON of influences, and they run the full spectrum of musical styles with the exception of "tear in my beer" country, or hard core gangsta rap. Many influences (in no particular order [well OK, Tool first]) include:

Tool, The Prayer Chain, Fold Zandura, A Perfect Circle, Oasis, The Gorillaz, Led Zeppelin, Space Hog, Brad, Bob Marley, Better Than Ezra, Audioslave, Rage Against The Machine, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Kula Shaker, Frank Zappa, The Moody Blues, The Pimps, Radiohead, Traffic, System Of A Down, Queensryche, Portishead, The Cult, Lenny Kravitz, The Cure, Corrosion Of Conformity, Nine Inch Nails, No Doubt, Orbital, Particle, Massive Attack, John Mayer, Hooverphonic, Extreme, Faith No More, Pink Floyd, Garbage, Brother Cain, Cake, Dada, HIM, Jane's Addiction, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Madonna

Music rss

Title Genre Released Plays
Been Ballin' Rock Jun 3, 2018 62
Memorial Day 2018 Alternative May 30, 2018 74
Casa Del Maslow (1.2) Alternative Apr 12, 2018 104
Casa Del Maslow 1.0 (Rough Draft) Alternative Apr 9, 2018 96
The Sound of One Hand Fapping Alternative Mar 6, 2018 298
The Sound Of One Hand Fapping (Mix 1.5) Alternative Mar 5, 2018 198
Thunder (1.1) Alternative Feb 8, 2018 134
Twenty Four Hours Later (Final) Alternative Feb 7, 2018 142
Forensicator (Lead Guitar Mix) Alternative Feb 6, 2018 182
Twenty Four Hours Later (Mix 1.4) Alternative Feb 2, 2018 223
Twenty Four Hours Later (Mix 1.3) Alternative Feb 1, 2018 206
Twenty Four Hours Later (Mix 1.2) Alternative Jan 31, 2018 135
Fun K (2018 Remix) Funk Jan 28, 2018 176
Klaatu Barada Nikto (1.2) Alternative Jan 27, 2018 209
Klatu Barada Nikto Alternative Jan 27, 2018 236
Another Drop In The Bucket [Final Master] Alternative Dec 31, 2017 182
Another Drop In The Bucket Rock Dec 28, 2017 218
When She Calls Me Baby (Unplugg-ish) Alternative Dec 20, 2017 280
Broken Arrows (Mix 1.3) Alternative Dec 19, 2017 207
When She Calls Me Baby (Mix 1.4) Alternative Dec 5, 2017 219
When She Calls Me Baby (Ugly Mix) Alternative Dec 5, 2017 209
Orange A N X I E T Y 2.0 (The 1.1 Automation Mix) Rock Dec 1, 2017 163
Gretsch Plate Alternative Nov 21, 2017 185
Orange A n x i e t y 2.0 Alternative Nov 21, 2017 177
Orange Anxiety Alternative Nov 19, 2017 352
Staring Into The Abyss (H.A.L.T.) 1.1 Rock Aug 21, 2017 265
Hillbilly to the Burbs - Lead Guitar Mix Alternative Aug 13, 2017 291
Hillbilly to the Burbs - Extended Jam Mix Alternative Aug 13, 2017 307
Funky Swing 98 Reprise 1.2 - Crispy Mix Rock Aug 11, 2017 332
Funky Swing 98 Reprise 1.1 Rock Aug 10, 2017 320
Funky Swing 98 - Reprise 1.0 Rock Aug 10, 2017 318
Three Gees Alternative Aug 6, 2017 302
Sunday Swing Alternative Aug 6, 2017 362
Coffee and Cream Alternative Aug 2, 2017 567
44 Years (2017) Alternative Jul 9, 2017 232
Noise Alternative Feb 6, 2017 470
HarmoMinor (Mix 1.2) Alternative Feb 6, 2017 386
What's Next (Mix 1.1) Alternative Jan 25, 2017 326
A Wolf Howling (Mix 1.3) Alternative Jan 25, 2017 499
Acoustic Lightning Dreams (Mix 1.1) Alternative Jan 22, 2017 396
A n x i e t y Explicit Alternative Jan 19, 2017 330
Anxiety 1.0 Explicit Alternative Jan 18, 2017 397
Who Do Shimmer (Final Album Release) Alternative Dec 13, 2016 175
Guardian Angel (Final Album Release) Alternative Dec 13, 2016 198
Deja Rain (Final Album Release) Alternative Dec 13, 2016 183
Movin' (Final Album Release) Alternative Dec 13, 2016 188
Long Way From Home (Final Album Release) Alternative Dec 13, 2016 236
6 Add Nine (Final Album Release) Alternative Dec 13, 2016 286
Lemme Get My Readers On (Final Album Release) Alternative Dec 13, 2016 313
Campbell (Final Album Release) Alternative Dec 13, 2016 234
What I'm Supposed To Do (Now) (Final Album Release) Alternative Dec 13, 2016 195
This Time Of Day (Final Album Release) Alternative Dec 13, 2016 196
Rigg Deux Deux (Final Album Release) Alternative Dec 13, 2016 243
Three Chords And The Truth (Final Album Release) Alternative Dec 13, 2016 237
This Time Of Day 1.1 Alternative Nov 28, 2016 281
This Time Of Day (1.0) Alternative Nov 28, 2016 286
Campbell (Mix 1.2) Rock Nov 27, 2016 276
Campbell (Mix 1.1) Rock Nov 25, 2016 306
6-9 Mix 1.1 Rock Nov 18, 2016 314
6-9 Rock Nov 17, 2016 376
What I'm Supposed To Do (Now) Alternative Nov 3, 2016 275
Lemme Get My Readers On Rock Oct 31, 2016 364
Movin' [1.3 Hot Solo Mix] Rock Oct 19, 2016 272
WhoDoShimmer 1.1 Rock Oct 12, 2016 269
It Seems So Far 1.0 Rock Oct 7, 2016 309
DejaRain 1.1 Rock Sep 21, 2016 297
18th Guardian Angel Rock Sep 19, 2016 254
What I'm Supposed To Do Rock Jul 28, 2016 231
Rigg Deux^2 Rock Jul 26, 2016 311
Rigg Deux Deux Rock Jul 25, 2016 267
Rigg Deux Rock Jul 21, 2016 437
Start With Stop Rock Jul 11, 2016 276
New Studio Gear Rock Jun 5, 2016 273
6/9 Chord Blues Blues Mar 8, 2016 415
The Wreckage of My Past - Sunday Mix Rock Mar 6, 2016 309
I Was I Am The Youngest Alternative Mar 1, 2016 379
Don't Take The Fall Country Nov 16, 2015 326
Complicated Alternative Nov 12, 2015 238
Sargasso Blues in A Blues Nov 8, 2015 265
Trenching Tool Rock Nov 5, 2015 330
While I Was High Rock Oct 29, 2015 239
Event Horizon (Sparse Drums) Alternative Oct 19, 2015 266
Event Horizon Alternative Oct 18, 2015 314
sh*t t*t Explicit Rock Oct 7, 2015 268
It's Just A Matter Of Time Alternative Oct 5, 2015 333
This Time Of Day Alternative Oct 5, 2015 316
hypervigilance Rock Oct 1, 2015 303
Sick Brain Daydream Alternative Sep 19, 2015 342
How Some Apples Fall Folk Sep 19, 2015 378
H Minor Prog Rock Sep 11, 2015 333
Empty Carrots B-Mix Explicit Alternative Sep 4, 2015 353
Empty Carrots Explicit Alternative Sep 4, 2015 489
Big Wind Again Folk Sep 1, 2015 353
On A Night That Felt Outdated Spiritual/Gospel Aug 29, 2015 413
Disposable People Other Aug 12, 2015 482
Still Haven't Figured This Out Alternative Aug 10, 2015 446
Comin' Off The Tracks Blues Aug 10, 2015 479
44 Years Alternative Jul 26, 2015 315
Would I Faster Alternative Jul 23, 2015 296
Fun K Rock Jul 23, 2015 334
Norwegian Wood (Beatles Cover) Pop Jul 19, 2015 498
Another Sunny Monday Ambient Jul 16, 2015 533
Long way from home (Los Angeles redux) Alternative Jul 13, 2015 400
Guardian Angel (El Lay cut) Alternative Jul 13, 2015 329
Ambivalence Alternative Jul 8, 2015 369
Guardian Angel (Phoenix Cut) Alternative Jul 7, 2015 352
Gonna Set It On Fire Alternative Jul 7, 2015 294
E-Beth Ambient Jun 30, 2015 301
Hexatonics Rock Jun 30, 2015 339
At the threshold Rock Jun 28, 2015 475
Dunno where it's going. Ambient Jun 23, 2015 424
In Nectars Time Alternative Jun 19, 2015 290
Slow Folk Jun 19, 2015 312
Spencer Alternative Jun 1, 2015 290
Hot Leslie Remix Rock May 15, 2015 322
Hot Leslie Rock May 15, 2015 341
Haven Ambient May 15, 2015 379
Room 128E Rock May 15, 2015 337
Tuesday Rock May 15, 2015 323
que? Alternative Apr 19, 2015 337
in E 2.0 Rock Jan 11, 2015 550
Strong Tom Rock Oct 1, 2014 582
Space Rock Sep 30, 2014 427
Pendleton - Final Mix Rock Jul 19, 2013 402
Govinda Blues Oct 18, 2012 696
Euripides Blues Oct 5, 2012 377
Wish YOU were here. Blues Oct 5, 2012 577
Open Gee - Garageband Style Blues Oct 4, 2012 519
Open Gee Blues Oct 4, 2012 394
Firey Sunset Folk Sep 21, 2012 407
Brooke Other Sep 17, 2012 390
37 Other Dec 30, 2010 671
Campbell Rock Jun 1, 2008 1513
Long Way From Home Folk Feb 4, 2008 1663
After A While Rock Oct 12, 2007 1599
Coming Home Rock Sep 10, 2007 1849
Electric Electronica Aug 2, 2007 1565
Sorrow Rock Aug 1, 2007 1564
Muddy Water - Final Mix Ambient Jul 4, 2007 1636
Seasons - Final Mix Ambient Jul 4, 2007 1469
Parade into Centuries Electronica Jun 7, 2007 1740
Big Wind Alternative May 20, 2007 1887
As Yet Untitled Blues Apr 16, 2007 2094
Lasik Sunrise Reprise Demo A Rock Apr 11, 2007 1842
Muddy Water - 2nd Mix Ambient Mar 18, 2007 1885
Say Anything Rock Mar 18, 2007 1819
Rising Electronica Feb 27, 2007 1768
Behind My Eyes Folk Feb 18, 2007 1802
Muddy Water Alternative Feb 8, 2007 1934
Most Of All Alternative Feb 8, 2007 1771
Seasons - Demo2 Ambient Jan 20, 2007 1804
Seasons Ambient Jan 20, 2007 1808
Margarette2 Blues Nov 28, 2006 1896
November 2006 [Very Rough Draft] Rock Nov 27, 2006 1978
Margarette [Rough Draft] Blues Oct 24, 2006 1857
MixLDN 7 Rock Oct 3, 2006 1998
What the Hell is This? Ambient Oct 3, 2006 1971
What the Hell is This? [Rough Cut] Alternative Oct 2, 2006 1989
Shakawkaw Other Aug 2, 2006 2672
Nosce te ipsum [FinalMix] Blues Jun 2, 2006 2009
Spira [Very Rough] Funk May 30, 2006 1900
Nosce te ipsum Blues May 30, 2006 1943
Nosce te ipsum[rough cut] Blues May 24, 2006 1894
MixLDN2 Alternative Apr 14, 2006 1888
Groove - Take 2 Rock Apr 12, 2006 1881
Teflon Soul Alternative Apr 12, 2006 1950
Sarah 2 Blues Apr 11, 2006 1864
Lasik Sunrise Blues Apr 11, 2006 2218

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
Seasons (bassed) Ambient Jan 20, 2007 2297

Favorites

Title Artist Genre Plays
If NOTHING... Barretok Blues 2929
It Starts Here EvilFactman [+1] Inspirational 3293
Defined mkepler [+1] Rock 3279
Lake Powell Love mkepler [+1] Folk 5235
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