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Who are you?

My name is Rich. I play guitar and I write. Sometimes I take photos.

How do I contact you?

Email me here.

Who writes for

One person. Me.

Will you write for my site if I pay you?

Maybe. Email me.

Can I link to you?


Can I link to your articles?


Can I copy your articles?

Only if it's 50 words or less, and only if you link back to the article here.

For example, if you wanted to post one of my articles on a forum, you can copy/paste up to 50 words, and provide a link to the original article for people that want to read the whole thing. Forum moderators prefer that you do this.

I want to donate. How do I do it?

You can donate here.

How long have you been playing music?

I first started playing music (trumpet) at 6 years old, but gave that up when my father brought home a little Casio keyboard one day. I played that along with many other synthesizers, eventually graduating to full-size pro-level workstation synths. When I was 15, I pickup up a guitar and have been playing it ever since. In my late teens, I bought a bass guitar and play that too.

In other words, I've been playing music pretty much all my life.

What do you eat?

A mostly plant-based diet.

What's your status?


What religion do you practice?

Not tellin'.

What's your education?

I hold a college degree in Video & Radio production.

How old are you? Where are you originally from? How many days until Groundhog Day?

I have a stats page for that stuff.

How come there are no comments on your site?

Social media is best for that sort of thing. If you want to copy a link from an article here to Facebook or Twitter or a forum or whatever, go right ahead and start a discussion there.

What sports teams do you like?

None. I don't follow professional sports at all.

What's your favorite alcoholic drink?

None. I don't drink.

Do you smoke weed?

No. I don't smoke weed nor do I use any other drugs.

Do you smoke cigarettes?

I quit smoking tobacco cigarettes in early 2014, switched to e-smoking otherwise known as vaping, and quit that in 2016.

The only time I have a cigarette now is maybe once or twice a year.

Have you ever been drunk or high?

I've been piss drunk a total of 2 times, and high off weed a total of 3 times, all of which happened long ago. I've never used any other drugs, nor do I want to.

Do you have any tattoos?


What's your favorite television show?

I stopped watching television in 2006, so if you ask me about any TV show after that year, I will literally have no idea what you're talking about.

The only television I will watch are shows of the past, usually on Netflix. Dragnet and The Twilight Zone are pretty good.

What's your favorite book?

Nineteen Eighty-Four.

What's your favorite movie?

I tend to lean towards fantasy/sci-fi - but usually the more "organic" type before computer animation was widely used in movies. One of my favorites is The Dark Crystal. Another is The Black Hole.

I have another question for you. How do I get in touch?

Email me.