I absolutely hated piano lessons as a child, partly because being classically trained in century’s-old music was hardly radical, partly because the lessons were always during the peak of the Saturday Morning Cartoon slate; a water-torture for the pre-teen soul. This hate-hate relationship with the piano would continue for nearly a dozen years.
Of all things, a documentary on Vince Guaraldi (of the Peanuts fame) inspired me to actually sit down at a piano, unprompted(!), and start writing music. My parents noticed a most unsettling change: I was practicing constantly, but all the lesson books were closed. So on the best Christmas of my childhood, my parents cancelled the piano lessons and gave me a keyboard with a music writing program. What had always felt like a joyless political marriage to the piano practically became pornographic, overnight.
I made a few hundred bumbling proto-songs in high school continuing through college, where I stumbled on to the video game music scene. I fell madly in love with it and was most prolific writing music from 2000 to 2005. What started as a fun little hobby was now an incredible gateway to other musicians, projects, people, and a sort of C-list internet celebrity that I still enjoy to this day.
The music stagnated after 2005 when I started working as a professional artist. After the slightest spark of a resurgence in 2008, I decided that I would need a new site to showcase new music and organize the old. The365 was the result of that; the conceit being there would be music year round now- 365 days a y-
-I made one new song.
- 2008 . Studio Age . Los Angeles
- Photoshop & Actionscript on Flash
- Reason & Traktion