Life is truly cyclical. This is my second bio for Enjoy the Music.com and it feels as though Iíve already lived two lives. Many years ago, I was one of the original reviewers for this site and now Iím back. My love of music began early and always a part of my childhood. Music was always playing within our home and was always part of the band (Marching Band, Jazz Band, Pep Band, etc). Percussion being my weapon of choice. During my college years, I worked in a basement recording studio where I learned the difficult task of making music. Spending hours behind the boards, learned what good sound and just how things truly sounded in general.
Naturally I produced my own music. Three albums later, and no record deal in sight, I turned my knowledge of computers into a career. Replaced a mixing board for a keyboard (attached to a PC) and started climbing the corporate ladder. First as a network engineer and later moving into technical project management. Several years passed and found myself entrenched within middle management, making good money... and going through the motions.
I started my road down audiophile-ville, buying a Townhouse and turning the basement into my high-end mecca. Long winters took their toll, and gave up the snow for the deserts of Arizona. Complete with a wife and a mortgage things continued down the road to mid-life. Finally burned out, I tossed away my business suit for a chance to start my own Home Automation company (with my brother). Business was good and the toys were flowing. My Crestron Automated home became a Demo home to bring my clients. New Bryston amplifiers every year followed by the latest and greatest toys a man could desire.
Then the recession hit and I lost it all.... including the wife. Scratched my way out saving the house, fortunately, yet losing all my toys. I have no real systems list worth mentioning at this point in time. So I dusted off the business suit and headed back into the jaws of corporate life. But now I have a mission. I want my toys back! I want the music back too!
So am starting all over again and am very excited. The only remnants of my once mighty system are a pair of (under-powered) Martin Logan Summits. I married my college sweetheart and have started down the road to (musical) recovery. My reviewing style may be a bit different than what youíre used to. Sure Iíll give you the stats, but I also want to tell you about my experience with the product. If possible, I want you to feel what I feel. Just tell it like I feel it and hope youíll enjoy it.
This should be a wild ride!