Frequently Asked Questions About This Site






Here are the answers to some frequently asked (or not asked, but you might have been wondering about them) about this site and me, the author.

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  1. I sent you an e-mail but haven't heard back from you. What's going on?
  2. Why hasn't this page been updated in a while?
  3. Hey, you're cute! Are you single?
  4. Wow, are you really into (insert band name here)?
  5. Are you really in touch with all these musicians?
  6. Are YOU a musician?
  7. I see that you're a writer. What do you have published/coming out?
  8. When and where would I have a chance to meet you?

I sent you an e-mail but haven't heard back from you. What's going on?

If anyone sent me an e-mail and I haven't gotten back to you, I'm really sorry! Chances are I have it, and haven't had a chance to get back to you! Especially anything requesting a change in my web site, since I'm now a year behind on updates to the page:(.

Why? Well, partially because I do need to get organized, but mainly because my schedule is just so damn hectic:(. I decided to go for two masters degrees at the same time, and finally finished one of them. Then I had to go out and find a job while trying unsuccessfully to get any work done on my thesis for my other masters. When I finally got a job it was in NYC, and the 1 1/2 hour commute each way wreaked serious havoc on my schedule. I did finally find an apartment in Manhattan and moved into it, but wound up giving it up after a few months to save money to move to Los Angeles, which I finally did 2 weeks ago. Since then I've bought a car, driven to San Diego and back twice, gotten tons of calls and several job interviews, passed the written test for my CA drivers license, gone to class twice, shopped, etc...

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Why hasn't this page been updated in a while?

See the previous question for an explanation of my schedule. Unfortunately, with links to the web sites of 200 bands on Rockers Online alone, plus Local Rock and various other portions of this site, it's tough to keep things up to date, much less to add more to it. With my schedule, it's damn near impossible. I am trying to update it when I get a chance, but it is difficult. I hope to be able to fix the situation sometime in the next few months.

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Hey, you're cute! Are you single?

I actually did have a couple of guys e-mail me and tell me I'm cute after seeing my pictures:). Well, right now I wouldn't even bother trying, since I'm going to be actively avoiding any and all relationships for some time to come (with one exception, and he knows who he is). Besides, unless you have long hair you'd be wasting your time anyway:).

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Wow, are you really into (insert band name here)?

Generally, most of the bands on Rockers Online are bands I like to some degree (although some are related to other bands I like, or are bands I've heard of on one of the mailing lists I'm on. I found a bunch through the Ytsejam (Dream Theater) list.). I mainly like 80's rock/metal, 80's new wave, progressive rock/metal, and even some new age/electronic music. Back in the 80's I listened to just about everything, but lately I tend to stick mostly to 80's AOR/Metal and Progressive rock/metal (and some new age/celtic music).

I tend to like some really good obscure bands from the 80's, and I have gotten e-mail about some of them. I may not answer it all right away, but I love to hear from you! Thanks to the internet and this web page I've met people into artists like Giant, Giuffria/House of Lords, Honeymoon Suite, and a bunch of people into Asia/John Wetton (I'm a HUGE John Wetton fan). It's great that people into these bands finally have a way to find each other!

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Are you really in touch with all these musicians?

Generally, no. I see some of them post on the mailing lists, and I have gotten e-mail from a couple through this site. I have talked to Randy Jackson of Zebra a few times, and I talked to a few others at concerts (I even met John Wetton twice!). I used to live next door to Chris Collins, lead singer of Dream Theater back before they were signed, and I recently saw him again at a Symphony X concert (BTW, Chris, if you ever happen to see this, send me an e-mail.  I got your beeper number but things got too hectic and I never got around to using it:(. And I don't think you'll want to call back to Los Angeles:).). I've even seen Greg Kihn at the Bram Stoker Awards given by the Horror Writers Association (he's a horror writer now with two books out. Check them out!).

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Are YOU a musician?

I guess I'm what you call a musician wannabe. I played the violin for 5 years, and I've played guitar, bass guitar, drums, keyboards, clarinets, etc. for short periods of time. When I was younger I hated to practice, and now I'm sorry I didn't stick to it (and who has time now?). I would like to pick up my bass again sometime. I also took a MIDI course over a year ago at Florida State University. I own a bass guitar, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, 2 keyboards (one MIDI), and I have a drum pad around from when I took lessons. I also have always loved to sing. I was in chorus for years, and even made all-county chorus once. I haven't sung in public for years, and I really want to take singing lessons eventually.

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I see that you're a writer. What do you have published/coming out?

My first sale, "A Late Night Snack," might be coming out sometime in the next millenium in the Dark Rapture anthology from Dark Raptor Press (assuming the editor reappears;) People vanishing off the face of the earth seems to be a very common problem lately:(.).  I'm also now a freelance writer for, so check there for reviews and articles by me!

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When and where would I have a chance to meet you?

I go to a lot of science fiction conventions. I've been in Los Angeles 2 weeks now, so I don't know the local convention scene, but I do plan on going to NASFIC in August.

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