Born down the shore in 1975. Skipped recess in 1981 to work on cursive. Started making music on a toy piano and Bundy sax in 1984. Bought Yamaha's first Clavinova with bar mitzvah money in 1988. Started writing poetry in 1989. Started playing guitar in 1992. Recorded first song on a four-track in 1993. At the age of 35, finally got it together to make a record. Finished it two years later.