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which will provide information about
my many interests. Hopefully this web page will be provide an adequate forum to
for positive and creative interactions.
Please contact me if you share any of these interests especially if you want to
a quick synopsis of my main interests:
reading (non-fiction mostly), aromatics
(perfumery, essential oils and incense), music, breathing,
herbs and plants, art,
history, alchemy, yoga,
philosophy, the mind, gems
and minerals, nutrition,
solar energy, sound for video, photography,
and plenty more.
i have been creating electroacoustic
music since 1981. my main instrument for many years was the electric bass
played through successively larger and larger amplifiers. i play small percussion such as bells, hand drums,
shakers, chimes, tibetan and quartz crystal bowls, and synthesizers and effects devices
some of which i built. presently, i am creating sounds primarily with computers. for a
few years (1990-1992) i had my own cassette label
Audio Research trading home made
music with folks worldwide. now it is an internet space station.
my musical creations are very hard
for me to describe but i will try: electro-acoustic, space
drone, psych*delic, trance inducing, improvisational, noise & sound sculptures. i am
mostly involved in very loosely structured improvisational jamming and novel uses
of new sounds.
musically collaborate -- if you are interested please
let me know
here are just some of
my favorites artists i listen to:
Cluster, Velvet Underground,Brian Eno, Grateful Dead,
Gong, Jimi Hendrix, Weather Report,
Can, Yes, PFunk, Miles Davis, Robert Fripp and King Crimson, Roxy Music, Jon Hassell, Ravi
Shankar, Hamza El Din, the
Pink Floyd, Talking Heads, Kraftwerk, Material, Terje Rypdal,
Terry Rielly, Baba Olatunji, Wayne Horvitz, Zakir Hussein, It's a Beautiful
Day, Tangerine Dream, Nina Hagen Band, Jefferson Airplane, Bela Fleck,
G.S. Sachdev, Sussan Deheim, Elliot Sharp, John Denver, Chrome, Frank Zappa,
Pharoah Saunders, X Ray Spex, Sun Ra and the Intergalactic Bombastic Spaceway
Expressway Orchestra, , Hal McGee, Dead Kennedys, Mozart, James Brown, Klaus Schultze, Colin Walcott,
Patti Smith, Sonny Sharrock, Birdsongs of the Mesozoic, Robert Rich, Pere Ubu, Genesis and Peter Gabriel,
David Bowie, Art Ensemble
of Chicago, David Torn, Waylon Jennings, Keith Richard and the Rolling Stones, Musica Electronica
Viva, Donna Summer, CIII, Buddy Guy, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Ornette Coleman, Bob
Marley and the Wailers, John Cage, Paul Winter, Chicago, Bartok, Mike Stern,
Fela Anipulapo Kuti, J.S.Bach, Popul Vuh, Sex Pistols, PIL, Cream, Paul Simon
and Art Garfunkel, AMM, Gil Evans Orch., Laurie Anderson, Big City
Orchestra, Heart, Gyuto
Monks, Steve Roach, the Damned, Bill Nelson, Xennaxis, Iggy Pop and the Stooges, Leni Stern, Stockhausen,
Les Claypool, Michael Brook, Woodie Guthrie, Anthony Braxton, Stravinsky, Esquivel, Peter Gordon, Willie
Nelson, Jim Morrison and the Doors, Mark Deutch, Bill
Frisell, Sanhko Namchylak, Burning Spear, UK Subs, Sphongle, Vernon
Reid, SOE, Gamelan , Hindustani Indian classical, and
so much more.
Essential Oils and Aromatics
Since 1994 i have
been involved professionally in the trade of aromatics, mostly essential oil
blends and perfumes. my original interest in aromatics began
with incense which i sampled extensively from the time i was 14 years
old. in the summer of '94 i started making custom blended
massage oils and selling them at concerts and music festivals .
i then slowly entered the essential oil trade with about 12 oils,
then 20, and onwards. extensive study of essential oils, perfumery, and aromatherapy became part
of my daily life. i am still studying and formulating daily, recently i
have been concentrating on perfumes and anointing oils.
of Sensual Delight.
Gemstones and mineral
very much involved in gems and mineral trading, buying, selling, and gifting and
receiving pieces. i became interested in the metaphysical properties of minerals in
the summer of 1994.
To look at some nice
specimens or if you are interested in purchasing gems and mineral specimens
GEMS and Minerals page
which is not there!
As a preteen i
spent a lot of time drawing, coloring, and painting. space-aliens, witches,
mushrooms, ufos, and dragons were common themes in my early drawings. then
school came along and attempted to crush any bit of creativity out of me.
i was very advanced academically (although i was a behavior problem- by their
standards) and spent a lot of bored class time doodling and drawing. i had one
teacher (9th grade study) who really encouraged my artistic leanings but i was
just discovering drvgs and teenage rebellion so i didn't really recognize
her encouragement at the time.
many years went by and i embarked on
the road with only a backpack. as a portable, creative outlet i
started to do mandalas with ink and colored pencil. memories of going
into the city for supplies and scoring a few more pencils still makes me smile.
breathwork, gemstones, yoga, psych*delics, meditating, hiking, and
watching the sun and moon rise almost every day
contributed to my artist vision at this time of my life. ART
In 1995 i traded in some of my heavy amplifiers ( which were sitting in
a storage unit) for a Nikon F2 camera at the used musical equipment and camera
store.. i also got a low light lens (f1.2) for night and candlelight photography. eventually
('99) i scored a
nikon coolpix 950 for about a million dollars and entererd the world of digital
photography. recently i have
been using a Canon powershot G5 digital camera. i am particularly happy about
manipulating digital images with software.
check it out
My diet and lifestyle
My first serious interactions with herbal
preparations was blending and brewing teas. as a young teenager i
drank black tea, eventually switching over to herbal tea when i started
looking for ways to improve my health. About that same stage
of my life i started to improve my diet, going from fast food, instant
food, and canned food to fresh vegetables, and specialty shop meat and
cheese. i stopped eating meat in 1988. Two and a half years
later i eliminated all dairy foods from my diet. this
was the absolutely best decision i have ever made for my health, and for the health of
this planet. i am interested
in living higher and happier. Since 1985 i have been studying the use of plants for better health.
My botanical interests now include essential
oils and flower
essences, and Chinese and domestic herbs. Bodywork such as massage,
energy work, accupressure, and other physical healing modalities are also
breathwork and controlled breathing techniques such
as Pranayama are some of the most healthy and useful techniques i have studied.
highly recommend to anyone interested in improving one's
health, happiness, and state of being.