House music means different things to different people. Surfing around and checking out other's take on House brought
me to realize, not too many folks have the same perception that I do. When I first experienced it I saw an outlet for my creativity.
I saw that I didn't have to be a big time producer-type with big time equipment to do it. And I didn't even have to be a "real"
musician to enjoy putting out grooves to move dancefloors. All I needed was a love for music and a desire to
be creative. I always wrote poems and heard patterns of beats in my brain and had no way to get it "out". House to me means
just that "HOUSE" music made from my house (or basement apartment which was my case). **UPDATE**
So there it was. An opportunity to do my own music. I quickly gathered my pennies and bought a Casio keyboard
and my brother-in-law snagged a Mattel Synsonics drum machine ( man that was sad ). But it made sounds. And we were able to lay down some tracks, kinda. We didn't own
a four track mixer, not even a one track, but we did put one on lay-away! But never paid it off. I just used
my Numark mixer to get the sounds to the tape deck. The first thing I ever tested out on a crowd was something I did for a
Halloween party. I did a song called "Boogie Man" and got an awesome reaction, I even had to play it twice (what a rush that
was!!!! to have people listen to my stuff and like it!!!). I was that close to actually putting that song on wax when I let
that chance slip because of funds to pay for the pressing. I still have that tape I did and laugh whenever I hear it.
think of all the great music that was made using electronic instruments that influenced the world over the
last few decades and shutter when I imagine my life without it. I feel blessed to have experience the works of artists
such as Kraftwerk, Giorgio Moroder, Telex, Patrick Cowley, man I can go on forever. All of us who enjoy it and are in some
way inspired by it, owe gratitude to these electro pioneers. That is the meaning of House to me. In closing "stay
creative and remember there isno wrong way to make music!!!!"