||Friday, July 24 2009 @ 09:35 AM CDT
|| Orlando, FL UNITED STATES
In my younger years, I could never find a band in the small towns I lived that played jazz or jazz-type music. My favorite music teacher, Mary Groff (Spokane, WA) taught me after many years of drum lessons that if I wanted to be a great drummer, I need to learn Jazz. She was an excellent mentor and pushed me to learn some great stuff. I always chose to play in bands that were fun and made a little money, but never truly 'loved' the music. I always said when I grow up, I am going to record my own music. So now I am fulfilling that promise. It's hard for me to pick the right genres to stuff, but you should always be able to distinguish my sound. It's a rock-jazz mixture and sometimes a bit on the pop side. I love to sing, and every now and then I'll add some vocals to my mostly instrumental song list.
My current full-time gig is working as a computer nerd for a medical billing company and I fix computers on the side (hence the name munsongeek). I am a Mac-user, PC-fixer. Garage Band is my software of choice. I went to a free clinic at the local Mac store one day to ask a few questions about GB and couldn't believe how powerful it was.
I have several unfinished projects. I am one of those busy people that don't have the time that I wish to devote to my love of music. Quite sad, but priorities must lie where they are.