I am a wanna-be musician whose plans are on hold. I grew up playing classical piano. I composed a few short piano pieces in college, just to see if I could.
I knew that I could sing as a kid, but was not into the whole "Glee" scene. I deferred singing until college, with the Caltech chorus (sadly called the "Glee Club!"). I became a semi-professional classical vocalist by my mid 20s; the San Diego Opera Chorus was my biggest gig.
Growing up in the 70s and 80s, I was also a classic rock kid. Inspired by all the great vocalists from Robert Plant to James LaBrie, I joined my first local band in 1994 while in grad school at UCSD. During this period, I also played the title role in a great community production of "Jesus Christ Supestar." We classic rock lovers were upset by the insurgence of modern rock in the early 90s, hoping it would just be a phase. But classic rock would never again be big business. From my perspective, it was killed by the double-blow of modern rock and then file-sharing, whic