What do you do? What is your musical specialty?
i listen to music
i work on 'building playlists' i suppose
sumtimes i can hear a beat or song in my head & then shortly after
it actually is on the tv or radio ..
i feel like i can hear sounds sometimes b4 they are audible to me on this 'plane'
like i get a cue that that song is gonna be arriving or coming soon
eg. late last year i was asleep it was early hours of the morning
i could hear Puff Daddy's 'i'll be missing you' in my sleep
it was so distinct it woke me up
i got up went all the way down the hallway to the loungerm
1st up i turned the tv on which is usually set to the austar radio hits channel
& went to walk away cos i turn music on 1st up wen i get up
But i realised they were actually playing that song on the channel
unusual coincidence cos wen they play an older 'classic' it's out of the ordinary playlist choice wise (for austar r01 i mean)
it's like i could sense something about that song a few mins b4 i actually heard it
this happens to me in other ways too related to music..
i hear a sentence in my sleep that wakes me up & it will be related to music
this happened to me 2nite
they are like 'cues' i get .. most of the time tho' i am not conscious that i am even following these cues it's not till l8tr wen i look back on how it all 'fell together'
that i realise how 'neat' the music patterns and paths are...
if that makes any sense...
Do you work alone or in a group? If in a group, who are the others you work with?
but because music is created by so many ppl in the world
that's like my resource pool & it means it's like working with a huge group
I am always taking in information about new releases .. i write copious messy notes
song titles & artists
most of the time usually new releases
& I always take cues from what other ppl say they would like to hear
i sort of can sense a trend whist it's building up
even b4 it begins sometimes
the personalities of ppl making music are so diverse and interesting
those sort of ppl make their own style popular
they set the trend cos they create it & their individual style appeals to ppl
We all are looking for what we relate to in the world
and this particularly applies in music i think ...
Music helps your whole overall 'defining ur identity' & place in the world
It defines ur hopes, dreams, fears, it allows u also & most importantly i think
'to remember' in a way that can give u some hope .. some forward plan to build on...
Is there a web address where one can listen, see, or read some of your work?
mixpod playlists i did not too long ago
Please list any awards, competitions, or other acknowledgments you would like to mention.
When I completed my 'Higher School Certificate' i finished in the top 5% of the State (New South Wales) in Australia.
I did '4 unit' maths
in year 12 - I was accepted to study Medicine at two of Australia's top universities
I have good chidren
i've been very lucky in having many many different experiences & 'adventures' in life
I had a wonderful & gifted Father who passed away when I was a teenager
My mother is extremely gifted and showed tremendous patience in teaching my sister & I when we were growing up. She won 6 awards for painting China at the Sydney Royal Easter Show in one year once after my father passed away...
the father's of my children (2 different men) who have both passed away
were extremely talented.. i am very lucky to have had children with them
I worked with Clive Lucas Restoration Architects when I was a teenager
I left school for a year worked there
then I went back to school to get my H.S.C. at James Ruse Agricultural School in Carlingford which as Wikipedia says is "said to be academically the best school in the whole of Australia".
Mostly if i do anything that works out to be 'good' say if i do something creative
it's usually because i applied some focus to something and the rest
always seems to fall miraculously into place somehow I don't know how
the best things I've done In my life just seemed as if some1 else 'a higher power'
had done for me i just tried to diligently follow the 'path of my project'
I am not really an 'artist' ... music is really the thing i seem to have an instinct about possibly -
I am halfway though my university degree
Please list discography in which you have participated.
I made a video for David & David's ~ Welcome To The Boomtown
using pictures of fireworks my then 20 year old son (he is now 21 years of age)
took in Savannah, Georgia, USA
on 4th July, 2009.
It's the only full-length version of that track on Youtube
as far as i know that's been allowed to remain posted up on Youtube.
I was looking for it on youtube myself last year & I couldn't find it
So that's why I started a Youtube Channel really
So I could experiment a bit with my son's photos & see if i could make a video for the song
'Welcome To The Boomtown' cos I thought my son's photos were too good not to do something with.. now I think that video needs re-editing re. the photos
What was your musical education?
Trinity College of Music London
i was an external student
Have you ever awoken with a melody created from your dreams?
i hear different songs in my dreams & when they are clear they wake me up