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.
- I sent you an e-mail but haven't heard back from you. What's
- Why hasn't this page been updated in a while?
- Hey, you're cute! Are you single?
- Wow, are you really into (insert band name here)?
- Are you really in touch with all these musicians?
- Are YOU a musician?
- I see that you're a writer. What do you have
- When and where would I have a chance to meet you?
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...
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.
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:).
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!
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!).
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.
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 www.music.com, so check there for reviews and articles by
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.