Influences: Zappa, Lehrer, old Doctor Demento type novelty tunes, jazz standards, folk, country
Hey folks, I live in a cabin in Arkansas with my two cats. Actually, the cats live outside now, their choice. I programmed for a living in the 80's and 90's when it was more in demand, but only as a hobby after that, having burned out on corporate political hoo-hah, at which I am no good. I turned to music theory for my mathematical jollies after got into classical choral music and wondered obsessively why there should be 12 notes, instead of some other number. Thank Google sometimes now I think I actually why well enough to explain it, but the feeling passes. I started playing guitar ten years ago initially because you HAVE TO be able to make chord sounds in order to study chord movement in any meaningful way. I stumbled on to a friendly group that nudged me into singing at open mics and liking it. Sometimes I can write funny songs.
I try to learn a lot of jazz standards to be able to sing thru keys and accompany self on acoustic guitar. it's coming along. It's making my singing pitch more accurate, and my ear better.