Point Pleasant, New Jersey - 1981

I was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey in 1955, and lived there until 1982. My home was just 22 miles from New York City and you could plainly see the NYC skyline from my bedroom window. New York media, entertainment, culture,  sports teams would all shape my perspective growing up near there.  

I've now lived in Texas more than half my life and THIS culture is also deeply embedded in my psyche. I consider myself fortunate to live here in Austin. 

If you have time, read the meme on the front page of this website. Those words speak to me profoundly.... I'm motivated and inspired every day by musicians strength as described therein.  Onward...