I just want to bang on the drum…

I just want to bang on the drum…

In 6th grade we were allowed to take band. I didn’t even have to choose, I knew I wanted to play drums. From what I knew of rock music then, it seemed like the best seat in the band house. I walked with big-gig-a-tude all the way to the band room, holding my sticks...
Dave Otto and the Moosettes

Dave Otto and the Moosettes

During The Imports run, I was working every angle. A smart business move as modeled by my new pal Murph! I was selected by an agent who had heard me in a live performance to put together and front a backing vocal three-some for KZZP DJ Dave Otto’s live show Dave...
Banding vs. Branding

Banding vs. Branding

In 1982 a widely successful business guide titled In Search of Excellence made its rounds on the best seller lists and the nation’s top executive “must reads”, for them to stay relevant. The writer, Tom Peters, is cited as the original guru of...
Delorean East – Hangouts

Delorean East – Hangouts

This band, Delorean-East, got together  socially more than any band I have ever been in. It was a very different mix of people/backgrounds, but everyone seemed to enjoy each other’s company.  Jerry, Rich, and I had little children, and Aimee was a kid...
Mistaken Identity

Mistaken Identity

In 1984 when The Imports were out there, my son, Aynsley, was 7 and just in 1st grade. It was always tricky timing the bus pick up at noon, especially if I had gigged the night before.  I would get home around 2am, sleep for a couple hours, get up and get...
My Own Band – A Start

My Own Band – A Start

Once the songwriting vein had opened, the next move was to put a band together so I could perform my own stuff.  Challenge #1 – I was 6 months pregnant and, by all indicators, soon to be a single mother of two.  I knew I would have to work the music/band in with...