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            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. 
                  I 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 is no wrong way to make music!!!!"
 
Let me know what it means to you. Do you love it, hate it, or just plain don't understand it? It's cool whatever the case.
 
LONG LIVE HOUSE

In the beginning, there was Jack, and Jack had a groove.

And from this groove came the groove of all grooves.

And while one day viciously throwing down on his box, Jack boldy declared,

"Let there be HOUSE!"

and house music was born.

"I am, you see,

I am

the creator, and this is my house!

And, in my house there is ONLY house music.

But, I am not so selfish because once you enter my house it then becomes OUR house and OUR house music!"

And, you see, no one man owns house because house music is a universal language, spoken and understood by all.

You see, house is a feeling that no one can understand really unless you're deep into the vibe of house.

House is an uncontrollable desire to jack your body.

And, as I told you before, this is our house and our house music.

And in every house, you understand, there is a keeper.

And, in this house, the keeper is Jack.

Now some of you who might wonder,

"Who is Jack, and what is it that Jack does?"

Jack is the one who gives you the power to jack your body!

Jack is the one who gives you the power to do the snake.

Jack is the one who gives you the key to the wiggly worm.

Jack is the one who learns you how to whop your body.

Jack is the one that can bring nations and nations of all Jackers together under one house.

You may be black, you may be white; you may be Jew or Gentile. It don't make a difference in OUR House.

And this is fresh.

Click on the "Quotes" link below to read my favorite quotes / sayings & add your own!