Well, I’m about creating my Xtraordinary Life – – having fun and being full of joy. So, this is my story . . .
I believe that I have discovered my true passion, which is writing and recording music. As I was sharing in previous posts, I started playing drums as a teenager, which came very naturally, and was teaching myself to play guitar — which did not come naturally, but was quite difficult. My love for music had been there all of my life, but it really started to come to the fore front in my early teens.
Not only did I love to play music, and perform live for an audience . . . but I was starting to get an itch to write my own music. Didn’t have a clue how to do that, but I was willing to learn. I was encouraged to pursue song writing by my best friend, Bobby.
We had started a band with a couple of other guys. Me on drums and Bobby on keyboards. Bobby was an excellent musician. I guess it runs in his family . . . as his dad is also a keyboard player and actually owns CarrolltonPianoTuner.com today.
Anyway, it was Bobby who ran across a home recording device called an MR8. It was a small digital recorder that we could actually use to record up to 8 tracks. We pooled our money and bought one . . . and man, did my life change and start to become Xtraordinary! We started to lay down tracks and record our songs in Bobby’s garage. Continue reading