Since Jan 3, 1999

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I was born in Manhattan's Hell Kitchen where as a young schoolboy I became a pest and a go-fer in some of the West Side recording studios where early rock was just being performed & recorded. In the late 50’s to mid 60’s I worked in the recording industry (Rock ‘n Roll mostly) and was present when some of the great Rock classics, today’s oldies, were recorded. Probably 75% of the studio musicians and groups I worked with were black and probably contained some of the greatest pure musicians, groups and vocalists of all time. I was completely apolitical until one morning in an automat on Broadway, while recovering from a brutal heroin overdose I happened across a copy of Bill Buckley's National Review on the table and was almost instantly converted. During the 70s I worked for one of the major publishing houses as a Manuscript Editor in the non-fiction area, something I am lucky enough to do today on a consulting basis. I've been fortunate enough to have known many famous people in the recording and publishing world which is how I met the love of my life, my wife Dorothy, who passed away in October 2010. My hobbies are computing, reading (non-fiction, military, etc) with a little writing thrown in.