to start

A long time coming, this website is going to serve as a warehouse for my projects (music, past and current), a Calendar to keep me organ-iz-ised, and a place for ponderings and experimental music.

I used to write letters back in the day.  Friends and family who read them encouraged me to write a book or at least compile the writings somewhere.  After college, I got work as a technical writer.  That led to some excitement initially, especially as the world of digital communication began to unfold (circa 1987).  I documented telephony and high-speed (T1) switching systems, networks, etc.  Heady days at first.  It also led to tedium.  Once I got a feel of things I wanted more, more to do and more creativity for the technical briefs, hardware and software manuals I had to produce.  So I got into multi-media development where technical words could be accompanied by pictures, motion, and eventually music.

Then came the world wide web.  I no longer had to react to another engineer’s design, I was able to design my own application or thing.  For most of the past 15 years, a significant part of my day job has circled around the web.  And so here I am.

I’m not as interested in the web as a medium, but love how much easier it is to compile all of my various media and share it.  I want a place for my stuff.  This will be it: couchslug.com.   It will be my music catalog, with sounds photos and movies, samples and maybe something I haven’t even pondered yet. I’ve got a lot of history to log but I think I’ll enjoy, given time.

To start, here’s an audio sample from a recording done over the summer.  This is Wasted Potential Brass Band recorded live but in the controlled environment of a studio in Avondale Estates…

Playing Out with Friends

No shows booked at the moment. Or, there are shows but maybe I’m not able to play them. Check Wasted Potential Brass Band’s website.