Music is my first passion. I have been entertaining, playing, singing and writing songs since I was 13 years old. My teachers used to give me and “A” for the day to sing and play for their class when they didn’t have a lesson plan. These days I mostly create new versions of cover tunes I love and have played throughout my life. I also enjoy entertaining at the local nursing homes, art galleries and recently, at RV parks.
2/OVER Cover Tunes
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Several years ago I was fortunate enough to meet a “kindred” spirit that also shared my love of guitar playing. Ken Black and I have been playing music together since 2011 where we met through Dick Carter who formed the band Deb, Carter and Black. Deb, Carter and Black are no longer bandmates but Ken and I formed 2/OVER.
Within the last few years I’ve started making videos; music, how to, product/equipment reviews thus my love for YouTube.com which has, gradually, become one of the main outlets for my frustrations, joys and plain old experimentation. I enjoy posting video’s using equipment in different setups and combinations and have found that people actually benefit my experiments. So, I’ve started recording my experiments and posting the results on YouTube. I’ve always been interested in the newest, latest gadgets to make music and lately video.
When I was 11 years old, I revealed in being able to use my mother’s prized stereo as a PA system. Using the telephone as a mic I was able to wire the headset into her stereo. I was so happy with myself. Needless to say, my mother didn’t appreciate these talents.
Taking things apart and re-assembling them to my satisfaction has been one of those quirks of my being which has led to the creation of this website and WWW.RVINGMINSTREL.COM.
Art Work (or not, depending on your viewpoint)
Being one of the “creative” types, I am drawn to a vast array of artistic endeavors; photography, videography, music, writing, recording, building things, taking things apart (sometimes breaking them, sometimes not), traveling, drawing, painting, etc… The list goes on and on. I’m very inquisitive and love to share my projects with anyone I can rope into paying attention.
After taking several ART courses at College of the Mainland in Texas City, TX, I discovered yet, another avenue to explore creative possibilities. Taking classes at College of the Mainland has been instrumental in the development of creative options available to me.
Some of the classes that have been instrumental in the creation of this website and my YOUTUBE channel have been DRAWING 1&2, DESIGN 1&2, FIGURE DRAWING 1&2, PAINTING 1&2, WEB DESIGN HTML/CSS 1&2. I look forward to taking classes in E-COMMERCE this fall (2016) at College of the Mainland. I am so thankful to have such a valuable resource at my disposal.
I know my interests are diverse and many. I also know that every web/channel guru will tell you to focus on a main topic. But, I love doing so many things and when I find something I’m passionate about I want learn everything I can about it and taking classes, being able to talk with others, and of coarse, watching YOUTUBE and LYNDA.COM videos, until my creations in my head, at least somewhat, match the creations I’m able to create and display.