Meeting the Future

Meeting the Future

Cannery Row, Monterey, California   One Saturday morning in 1990, I drove across Hollywood and walked into a room with about ten Macintosh desktop computers lined up on tables. Margarita Mix and LA Studios (both LA-based studios) were holding a group training for...
Brighter Shade of Green

Brighter Shade of Green

Sunrise at Monterey Bay, California   It always seems to happen; I never know how I’m going to feel. I was surprised the day after we got married by how good I felt and was struck entirely off guard when I saw my first album credit. Of course, this time, I knew...
Pop Songs and a Screwdriver

Pop Songs and a Screwdriver

Jettenbach, Germany   One fall afternoon, I went out to the garage to put new license plates on my car. My dad was at his workbench with his flea market radio playing easy listening orchestral versions of old pop songs. I grabbed a screwdriver from his red tool...