I started playing electric bass about fifty years ago. For most of the late 1970s and early 1980s I was able to support myself with my music.
The changing music scene forced me switch to my geeky side and take a series of jobs in IT. I worked for a few of small publishing companies and a couple of fortune 200 companies up till my retirement. I was being paid to not play my bass.
Recently I’ve been playing a ukulele bass (usbass). This is a better fit for the acoustic guitar duo I’m playing with.
While working at a recording studio in Times Square I demonstrated a knack for computers. The studio had a Kaypro computer that I became fascinated with. I proceeded to create a customer database for the studio. I also wrote a program to print labels for audio cassette tapes. Yea, cassettes now I know I’m dating myself.
After leaving the recording studio i worked for a few small publishers. I really like publishing but they paid crap. I then went big time and took a job at JP Morgan and then a job at Marsh & McLennan Companies. I have to admit, my geekiness paid off.
I have always been an avid amateur photographer. I bought my first Nikon film camera around 1978. An F2AS, a monster of a camera and more than I could handle at the time.
During the Covid 19 pandemic I found myself looking for things to do. My wife and I are blessed with a spectacular view from our apartment terrace in Queens NYC. To keep busy and keep from going crazy I started shooting timelapse videos from our terrace. I find that time lapses satisfy my creative music side and my geek technology side.