I've been doing music for a long long time. I'm either a bass or a baritone with a range that stretches up fairly high, and can play pretty much anything with frets, keyboards, or a sequencer. I was recording on the computer in the mid 90s before it was the cool, industry altering thing to do because I saw it coming ahead of time.
I have just enough musical theory knowledge to not be able to claim that I can't read music.
In 2002, I switched gears in a major way and went from being somebody known for his music to somebody known for his art. Between 2002 and 2010, I have done pretty much nothing with music. However, I've always vaguely wanted to get back into doing something, so I finally did.
For the longest time, my method of making a song and melody was to hash out vaguely poetic lyrics, then pick some chords to go with them, and then invent a melody and rhythm as I sang them the first time and figure out what stuck...
Ever see "High Fidelity"? You know, the John Cusack movie where the main character deals with his top five worst relationships and spends most of the movie organizing his record collection in autobiographical order?
So if you've ever watched a drummer, especially one from marching band, you'll realize that they have a tendency to drum on... well.. just about anything. This robot perfectly replicates this behavior.
I have a lot of old links pointing to this article that hasn't been present for a long long time, so I figure I should wrote something here. I found my old review in the Internet Archive and decided that I should really write it all over again. I'm a better writer now, and I can give more thoughts.