I formed my first band (The Prattsville Witch Hunt, though I don’t remember where that memorable name came from) with friends at about age 16. Since then, there have been many bands. After high school (Franklin Pierce) the US Navy came (in the early 70’s). I did a lot of playing overseas and on ship (USS Ranger Carrier) with my buddy. Upon my return home, I began to study classical and jazz guitar (about 12 hours a day for about a year) as well as theory. I took my first music courses at Pierce College, Fort Steilacoom in 1975 (back when it was mostly portables). Many courses and many colleges have come and gone until I graduated with a bachelors from Pacific Lutheran University. Lot’s of time went by and I finally completed a masters from Boston University. Now in my clear and undeniable insanity, I’m actually considering heading back to school for a doctorate.
Well, that brings me to my current position as a professor of music at that same Pierce College (about two millennia later). And as promised, I’ve come to the conclusion to this long winded introduction to myself. Heretofore, I’ll be writing about whatever strikes me as the days roll on. I’ll try to keep it relevant and not too boring (but no promises there).
Will that, I shall say adieu and I look forward to our next gathering.
Live today like there’s no tomorrow!