The answer to that is pretty simple, really. Back in the day, I was all about guitar. I worked, dreamed, and struggled with guitar, and like many young men of my generation, I had some pretty high hopes. Alas, that career came to a screeching halt when I was offered payment in cocaine instead of money by an (otherwise) reputable studio you might very well recognize. studio-mg74 Both insulted and somewhat paranoid, I no longer made myself available to them as a studio musician, and that was the beginning of the end. It all worked out for the best, I think; turned out I was a pretty successful engineer, and on top of that, I actually enjoyed the work. From there, I began to focus on programming, and here we are today.

So anyway, here’s something from back in the day. It was recovered from 2nd-generation tape masters and consequently suffers from some sonic crud (not to mention the damage done by the mp3 encoding) but you’ll get the idea. It’s structured as a jam rather than a straight cover; a vague, building meditation upon a theme.

I play all the instruments here except the drums; for that, I programmed a drum machine. I’m still working on my drumming! I laid down a click track first, then some rhythm, then the bass, then the lead, then went back and programmed the drums to sync to the click track, then pulled the click track and the rhythm, mixed it all down, and what was left is what you’ll hear.

Here you go:

Instrumental, Washburn MG-74 guitar, Gibson Les Paul studio bass.

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