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The Elektric Warrior / Blog

Moving soon to Augusta, GA

With the economy tanking soon after the Shemeta because of gay marriage and Obama's disdain for Israel, also the congress and SCOTUS, The $3.2T market cap loss of China in three weeks and the Greek default will lead to Italy and Portugal leaving the EU and the market will crash big and NYC is not a place to live then. Enjoyed much of my stay but more conservative waters are needed now. The symphony players are real good and other rhythm section players are excellent for my next CD and book released simultaneously. The Labyrinth: I was Theseus and the Minotaur, a true story.

Highly Paid Streaming Site Soon for New Artists

In the coming months I will have created a new streaming site for new screened artists. It will require a small investment and the payout is 70/30 after estimated taxes. The URL is not determined yet, keep coming back. The artists at first will be hand picked. Only submit your best recordings that meet the pros quality. There will be later room for the garage band artists too but lesser bandwidth until you reach a certain following, it will be free but limited. All my fans will be considered for inclusion but not guaranteed and all will be listened to so put your best first as that will be the first criteria. Thank You All and God Bless~ MAR

Trade You Group Talents 1 Hour for 1 Hour.

In the coming months you will be able to have access to a Pro Tools 8HD PCIE3 TDM, with Control 24 console, Roland KV30 drums, Apogee 192Khz clocked system, Eventide Eclipse, Focal Solo 6Be monitors, Beyer MC930 mics and more great gear at your disposal. I also offer 3% of my royalties for each completed recording licensed/sold. Must be able to read scores. Quick studies welcomed as soloists. The genres for my music are widely varied but mostly jazz fusion and rock, some traditional jazz. Also needed are horns and strings for solos and ensemble sweetening, same offer for your ensemble. My marketing arm has many contacts to promote the music you record to college radio stations, TV and world wide media like Rolling Stone for reasonable fees, one offers 500 press releases/$500 world wide with amazing SEO, to tie all your media sites and sales sites,.Laura has worked with many top artists for years and now is on her own. This is for your own efforts and mine. As of now there is no facility yet but that is not a problem. Brooklyn is the proposed area. Time frame to start, by September 2015. Post your message and link here and I will definitely consider you. Thank You! Mike

Birds of Fire

This is from aural memory, part of this I never did, but my hand is recovering from two cysts in the palm that numbed/crippled half my hand for two months and until recently no numbness, 5 months numb. Getting speed back.

Can You Beat Zero?

My artist friend James Hahn used to ask this but today it is not a joke. My engineering skills are now zilch so I will spend the $10,000 to hire Ken Wallace who engineers for Mike Stern and others to get a first rate CD produced with A list session men and see where the dice fall. After taxes this year I this may be my only tangible asset in the long run.

Perseverence and Faith

After my BA in classical guitar I had two years of carpel tunnel, then I move to NYC and for over two year did not play either because I had no guitar. Then when I did and the place to play, my hand developed cysts so for 5 months no playing. In essence a long dry period. I knew what I was up against and I was daunted. But buying a Ramirez 2E and a few days of real practice I can see light at the end of the tunnel. I will be better than before with more discipline and knowledge. It took faith to build my studio with the uncertainty of ever playing again meaningfully because the doctors only knew surgery or cortisone shots which ruins tendons in people like me, a guitarist.

Not Prime Time Yet

Honing my Pro Tools skills and getting my hand together and timing.


Written in 2003 I was looking for a bassist to play this but no one could be found, I had a drummer who studied with Tom Knight but I wanted a group and then add a melody or maybe a violin as there were a few who could play this in the Augusta symphony.

My Hand is Coming Along Well

In November I lost function of my left hand and recently I have gain to where I can play a little classically on the electric. These first two tunes were done at 85% or about. The third one is much more demanding and day by day I get better with a little numbness in my playing hand still.


This is the demo with 7 guitar tracks, one of them bass. It is the main idea I want to perfect by redoing all parts, as I experimented here. I layered the TD30KV hybrid drums with David McIlwain playing and then overdubbed with my AC30 and Deluxe Stratocaster on rhythm then recorded three tracks with the Eleven Rack but played bass secondly. The guitar solo is one take after a few hours of noodling. One note was taken out, my hand is doing OK! Not great though.