My real first foray into the musical realms was when I acquired a copy of a cassette compilation called Oxygen Denial back in college. I enjoyed the tape so much that I wrote all of the bands and imagine my surprise when some of them sent me back free music. I immediately felt the need to pay them back by writing reviews of the material and placing them online. Mind you this was back in 1992 when the Internet was still stuck using Gopher, Archie and FTP to get around.

This music review process morphed itself into a mailing list, USEnet postings, FTP site and eventually a web-zine in 1994 under the title Sonic Boom. It ran until 1999 when I finally acquired both writers block and total burn out from thousands of album reviews and hundreds of band interviews.

Somewhere along the way, I had started my own record label; Doppler Effect. We put out ten albums in five years between 1997 & 2003 before closing doors due to a excessive financial black hole. I several years DJing at KPSU with a weekly one-two hour format AM program called Wired For Sound. I dabbled with a cable access video programmer in the Portland, OR metro area called Trinity By Night. I promoted shows, I toured with band as a roadie, I traveled to Europe to take part in large musical festivals. Basically, I did just about everything you could do in music, except write it.

As of 2003, I stopped doing everything except being audience member and a regular purchaser of music. Part of this was financial based and the rest was the desire to let someone else have a chance at the process for once. Now that this site is around, I suddenly find myself spending every waking moment doing data entry from my extensive back catalogue of purchases and promos from bands across the world. I think that the addiction is back, so who knows where I will go from here.

As of April, 2018 I had stepped away from being a Moderator after a decade of spending an hour a day voting on edits. While I will still contribute a new release from time to time, I expect to more or less stop checking on on Discogs as part of my daily routine.
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