Stuff About Me
Excitable Boy
(like Warren, I'm just an excitable boy ;)
CLICK HERE to liisten to Warren's song

Who ever thought you could be considered an outlaw, by honoring the law?

“Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.”
    ~ John Wooden


“I’m not afraid
they’ll stamp me flat.
Grass stamped flat
soon becomes a path.”
~ poet Blaga Dimitrova

"Some things you must never stop refusing to bear. Injustice and outrage and dishonor and shame.
No matter how young you are or how old you have got.
Not for kudos and not for cash, your picture in the paper nor money in the bank, neither.
Just refuse to bear them."
-- William Faulkner, novelist

"I mean that there is no way to disarm any man," said Dr. Ferris, "except through guilt. Through that which he himself has accepted as guilt. If a man has ever stolen a dime, you can impose on him the punishment intended for a bank robber and he will take it. He'll bear any form of misery, he'll feel that he deserves no better. If there's not enough guilt in the world, we must create it. If we teach a man that it's evil to look at the spring flowers and he believes us and then does it - we'll be able to do whatever we please with him. He won't defend himself. He won't feel he's worth it. He won't fight. But save us from the man who lives up to his own standards. Save us from the man of clear conscience. He's the man who'll beat us."
    ~ from the Ayn Rand novel, "Atlas Shrugged"

“A slave is one who waits for someone to come and free him.”
    ~ Ezra Pound

I hear spiders sometimes cut their webs to release prey they consider dangerous ;)
Well, as the band Genesis says, it's "All In A Mouse's Night" - (according to the Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, the most intelligent creatures on Earth)

If people think that they have authority over me because I took a few karate lessons, and they're 'sort of like cops', I want to see their badges.

If people think I deserve to have my ears tortured or even permanently damaged because of something I've supposedly done, I want a judge and jury to say that in a court of law.

That's it, that's all...

  Deer In Headlights
"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their consciences."
    — C. S. Lewis

Watch a clip from the movie Amazon Women On The Moon about Harvey Pitnick, who's life is assessed on a movie review show.  A heart attack???

Title Pic Because I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and gosh darn, people like me...
in⋅tran⋅si⋅gent   [in-tran-si-juh nt]  
1.    refusing to agree or compromise; uncompromising; inflexible..
2.    a person who refuses to agree or compromise, as in politics.

My Bio
Born DeLand, FL 1954
Grew up in suburban Washington, DC (Prince George's County)
    near Blackwell Lane in the Buckingham section of Belair at Bowie (now simply Bowie), MD
    when you're in Southern MD near DC (and visiting NYC), be sure to stay at the Prince George Hotel [VIDEO]

Currently living in Austin, TX

Nathan Hale Cartoon
“How glorious it is and also how painful to be an exception.”   ~ Alfred de Musset

Mark Fiore animation - Chains We Can Believe In

Torturing the Rule of Law - Ron Paul on America's use of torture

The Game of Death: France's Shocking TV Experiment - Talk about showing people their evil side...
"The Game of Death is an adaptation of an infamous experiment conducted by a team led by Yale University psychologist Stanley Milgram in the 1960s. In order to test people's obedience to authority figures, the scientists demanded that subjects administer increasingly strong electric shocks to other participants if they answered questions incorrectly. The people delivering the shocks, however, didn't know that the charges were fake — the volunteers on the other end of the room were actors pretending to suffer agonizing pain. The point was to see how many people would continue following orders to mete out torture."

"They plainly did not know how to treat me, but behaved like persons who are underbred. In every threat and in every compliment there was a blunder; for they thought that my chief desire was to stand the other side of that stone wall. I could not but smile to see how industriously they locked the door on my meditations, which followed them out again without let or hindrance, and they were really all that was dangerous. As they could not reach me, they had resolved to punish my body; just as boys, if they cannot come at some person against whom they have a spite, will abuse his dog. I saw that the State was half-witted, that it was timid as a lone woman with her silver spoons, and that it did not know its friends from its foes, and I lost all remaining respect for it, and pitied it.  ~ Henry David Thoreau

Remember: It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.

Former Entertainment Employers and Associates

- Track Recorders, Silver Spring, MD - a Neve with a 3M 16-tk was my introduction to audio consoles and recorders.  Too bad they were using it for Disco Beethoven and such.  At least I got to practice mix Jimi ("Power of Soul" was my favorite)
- The Childe Harold, Washington, D.C. - my first paying gig
    you want ecclectic? we got ecclectic...  everything from Bluegrass to Muslims
- Jeremiah Samuels and Last Chance
- Lash
- Jeremiah Samuels Band
- No Evil Multimedia DC - assistant to Nick Koumoutseas (he were good) - Jimi's last soundman
    Here are some digitized 45's
       "Golden Spike"
       "Tell Me"
- The Little Nashville Opry, Nashville, IN - met most of the top Country music artists of the 80's
    "a Night at the Opry, a Day at the Races ;)"

My Music and Stuff I've Worked On
® Ruprect Music
(pardon the sound quality of these tunes - mp3'd from old cassettes)

"DaVinci's Dream"- An original, but let's just say I'm a fan of Rick Wakeman ;-)  Me on MIDI keyboards & Simmons PortaKit/Alesis D4 percussion.  MotU Performer 5/FreeMIDI with some nice synths (even recorded my bad timing accurately lol)
    Download it here as a Standard MIDI File
    Download the Sheet Music as a printable PDF File

"Holy Lamb" - My cover of the Yes tune.  Once again, me on MIDI and vocal.
Coming Soon - "Which One Are You?" - Identify yourself, American!!

Juli Juli Maners' "Dark Side Of the Moon"  - A picture of Juli when people were trying to make her a 'Country Star'.  From what I've heard, she's more into Christian music these days.  Whatever genre she chooses, she's still is another person with 'the voice of an angel'.  This is not Pink Floyd, rather a country tune.  Digitized from an old 45, so once again apologies for the poor sound quality.  Juli Maners on lead vocal. I engineered and co-produced.  Had a chance to play with a Lexicon 224XL reverb.  Niiiice....

Current Synthesizers

Alesis Quadrasynth Plus Piano - a 64-voice synth that does it all.  Excellent piano sounds, in addition to drums (from their D4 drum module), orchestral sounds and even a synth patch that mimics Keith Emerson's Moog on the song "Lucky Man".  The built-in effects (from their Quadraverb 2) has a very realistic sounding 'leslie' effect for great Hammond organ sounds.  Very fat sounding for a sample-playback based synth.

Listen to the QS+'s Internal Demo Song (MP3)
Watch the QS+ Tutorial (MPEG video)
Watch the SoundBridge Program Tutorial (MPEG video)

S4 Plus
Alesis Quadrasynth S4 Plus - basically the same guts as the QS Plus Piano, but in a rack module and without the 8Mb of piano samples.

E-Mu Proteus MPS +Orchestral - E-Mu's first synth.  Nice rock & orchestral sounds.  One feature I really like is the row of buttons across the bottom called QuicKeys, which allow you to make your own 'preset buttons', so to speak.  It can throw patch changes at other synths, so in addition to changing the patch on the MPS, you can change the patches on three other synths as well with the push of one button.

Listen to the MPS+'s Internal Demo Song (MP3)

Yamaha DX-7 IID - The second iteration of their classic FM Synthesis machine..  Not easy to program, but it makes some really wild sounds.

Favorite Automobiles
Click for a page about my favorite cars
Black Superbird


Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.


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