don't know if I really have a talent, but I have been playing bass
guitar for 16 years now. I really enjoy it, and music gives me a
nice release. I have also picked up the guitar, drums, and
keyboard, although I just dabble in the latter two. I still write and
record music on my little 4-track at home.
From 1994-1996 I was in an Orange County, CA based rock band, UNLEDED.
We had some fun, wrote some good (and some not so good) music and
played at bars/clubs/parties ranging from San Diego to Chico. In
addition to my self, members included Dominick Hirota (vocals), Frank
Miller (Guitar), and Steve Sundblad (Drums/Guitar/Vocals). Below
I have 10 songs from the Unleded archive for your listening pleasure.
Note, some have explicit lyrics. You've been warned.
(S. Sundblad) Garden_Tools
of an old wound
I also headed up the Soka Gakkai International - USA youth rock band in
Orange County, CA from 1999-2003. This was really an opportunity
for kids of all ages and skill levels to participate in the writing and
performing of songs at events ranging in attendance from 30 to over
3000. Here, I provide two live performances of the "Lytic Cycle".
I play guitar on the first one, and bass on the second. The
other catalyst of this rock experience, Brett Caterina-Barrett, was an
AMAZING musician with talent flying out of all orifices.
Unfortunately, we lost Brett in late 2004. Musicians always
seem to die young, and this was truly a loss for humanity. I
truly miss his creativity. Thordis Myer, an amazingly talented
vocalist and saxophonist is the lead on both. These performances
were recorded when she was visiting from Germany in 2002.
Note: that we wrote this song 1/2 hour before performing
so it's a bit rough! (Myer/German) Lytic
My Favorite bands are many, but I love Tool
, the Red Hot Chili Peppers