Started playing guitar when I was 18, and like most other things in my life, it became an on again, off again passion of my life. Always there, but not the only thing. Even though I majored in Guitar in college, I never really wanted to explore music as a way to put food on the table. Never joined a band. That's one reason for this being a bit of a one-man-band sort of recording (minus the cymbals on the knees and the funny hat). Part of the problem was that I never really enjoyed just playing covers of other peoples music. One or two cover songs were fun, but an entire night of it was not for me. I enjoyed putting my own thoughts & opinions to music, but didn't have enough of my own music finished to fill a set or two. I finally got serious about recording some of the songs I'd written on just my guitar so that I could fully realize what I heard in my head. As I played these songs, I could hear the different instrumentations and how they "should" sound. This CD is a result of a lot of time spent learning, re-doing, re-learning, and finishing almost every aspect of the process of creating that sound. 100 Monkeys is a collection of love songs, I guess. Hearts meet, join, break, and drift. Young love, challenging love, remembered love, forever love. 100 Monkeys is also a collection of experiences - some mine, some not. Some told to me, some pieced together from what I saw and heard. It isn't dance, rap, hip-hop, or pop. It isn't heavy on the glossy slickness that you hear a lot. It's music. Have a listen.