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Definitely Going West — Summer 1971 Finding myself exhausted after 14 months of New York City life, I felt a great shot of exhilaration over the real possibility of fleeing New York City to the peaceful, loving San Francisco area. … Continue reading
Manhattan, New York & Manhattan Attempt — April 1970–June ’71 These chapters are lengthy but the numerous, almost daily experiences in New York City are worthy of mention. As you can imagine, as a 20-year-old small-town Midwest boy, I stuck … Continue reading
Come As You Are — 1968–69 After high school, I formed a new band called “Come As You Are” and actively began writing and arranging my own music. This chapter captures the fear and anticipation of recording at a Chicago … Continue reading
High School – Music Takes Form & Misery Sons — 1964–68 These chapters mostly focus on the rock and roll band that I formed my freshman year in high school. The musical influence that the ’60s English bands had on … Continue reading
Rambling Part 2 — 1950s I allow myself to reminisce more in detail about my childhood from my Catholic upbringing, enjoyment of baseball and the Milwaukee Braves, 1950’s television shows and the unique German cultural traditions of my area.
Music Is Me — 1950s–early ’60s This is a very short chapter touching on the early musical influences that I had, primarily through what my father had performed and listened to, but that also of Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly.
Back to the Farm — The 1950s The recollections of my aunt and uncle’s dairy farm in northern Wisconsin are shown to be vivid, warm and peaceful.
Ramblings — The 1950s This being the shortest chapter gives a rapid view of my early childhood. I describe the small southeastern Wisconsin town that I grew up in and the influence that family and friends had. The story of … Continue reading
Synopsis of Wandering, My Pursuit of God & Music The following is a 38-chapter synopsis of an autobiography that I have written entitled Wandering, My Pursuit of God and Music. The book encompasses the first 29 years of my life, … Continue reading