Defiant Digital Productions
In 2002, I moved from San Diego to Grants Pass, Oregon. I bought a great house in the Country, on some land, and with plenty of room on the second floor for a large studio remodel. The house was huge, and had plenty of space for me to setup a large rehearsal and recording facility, complete with multiple isolation booths, a nice big sound room, and a good sized control room that had a nice window that faced to the west so I could take advantage of the beautiful view of the mountains to the West. I chose that place specifically because of that space upstairs, and the quiet setting in the Country it afforded me to make as much noise as I wanted without bothering anyone or having to be sensitive to times of day or night. I wanted to make it a new Woodstock house, and have all my friends in the business come visit, stay in the guest house and make music. I began working on new music as soon as I got settled, as these new surroundings really inspired me. The first two tunes I got recorded were the ones I’ve supplied here. “Mothertucker” and “Mist”. I recall having my coffee one morning, looking to the west and seeing the mist crawling it’s way up the mountains, moving around the trees, and finding every nook and cranny to continue its’ journey. It was a magical place. This ended up being an EP, as before I could get finished tracking everything I’d written, I had to go back to the real world, and so began my career in Law Enforcement. I continued to work on music when I could, but time became a rare commodity. I will get back to some of those pieces some of these days, they never really go away, they just morph into other things and the good material finds it’s way to the surface, just like the mist.