My computer experience began with writing stupid programs on an old beige Tandy and playing Gorillas. My first programs were really terrible, allowing the user to type a letter that had the computer play a musical tone. Really useful stuff!
I always found enrichment in playing musical instruments. Starting with the violin in a string quartet in 4th and 5th grade, I moved onto the brass baritone for a year. After that Mom gave me a cheap, yard-sale ¾ guitar. This opened the creative door to making my own music in writing and improvising.
Years later I found myself in a small home studio, where I’d overdub tracks of myself playing drums, guitars, keyboards, my own samples, turntables, and a slew of other items that I found or made. Eventually I entered the realm of computers + music, using MIDI and real instruments, where I began to truly understand the power of programming computers to accomplish what I wanted.
Today I play music with a close group of friends, mostly jazz improv and covers and typically just for fun. I typically stick to playing upright bass or my jazz drum kit, but I can still make any instrument make good sounds.
I’m also a home brewer and a pretty damn good cook. I make five gallons of tasty all-grain beer about once every month or so. Mostly my recipes are my own, but I do take inspiration from loads of other sources, and I enjoy systematically experimenting with ingredients.
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