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2015 is the 50th birthday for
my Stadolin Bass which I have had since 1965. It retains the original neck, pickup and electronics. The body has been "sculpted" from an upside down strat shape. The metallic blue color is new as are the tuning machines, knobs and bridge. The Kay acoustic from 1972 has been refininshed and has a new pick guard.

My new album is released May 15th 2015 at Https://blackonwhite.bandcamp.com it is titled "Visions of Oblivion". It contains 25 songs as disc I Visions & disc II Oblivion

I have been making music for almost as long as I have been making visual art. My first formal music training was on the saxophone.  My first electric rig was  a Silvertone Amp and Stradalin Bass. I played in a few bands. In college -I started jamming and sometimes recording with people. By about 1980 I had gotten a few interesting instruments and started my first recordings with 2-cassette recorders. Next I bought my first 6-string electric guitar and finally a decent "recording setup" a 4-track tascam cassette recorder. I recorded hundreds of hours of tracks. Many of these original tracks worked very well as source material in the digital recording era. The Tascam eventually died. But not before I added a moog rogue which I got by incredible luck in New York in 1985. Continued to add assorted sampling keyboards and percussion machines two Fender Strats and a Gibson Sonex which was tweaked with a Demarzio Screamer Pickup and yes I still have the Stradalin Bass. I use one computer that is dedicated only to recording my music and "song making". This is a pleasure. Since about 1990 I have recorded with several other people on some material-primarily  David Wheatley and Tim Chambers. I've recorded over 500 songs and actually assembled 12 complete albums. I've had substantial "Internet chart success" on music web sites, Incredibly some of my stuff is used as incidental music by the state television network of the former Soviet Republic of Georgia as I do seem to have a small cult following in the former USSR region. It must be genetic?

In 2013 I added a new room to my studio space for my recording desk. This space is shown in the picture below on the left. I doubled up the keyboards . The rest of the room is an additional 20'x20' -so I have quite a wonderful spacious studio.

My music is available to free download at numerous music websites.

My previous albums are blackONwhite, The Rick Hoffman Set, Perfect Tommy, Frotage, The Boom Boom, Songs of Common Denial, Dream Within A Dream, Rejection, Humiliation & Betrayal, Corduroy Hat, Rag Devil, The Secret Marine Band Sessions and The Mote in Gods Eye. These are only available directly thru me by contacting me at bkonwh@gmail.com

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my 2 Strats, Fender Sonex, and keyboards

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I had a show on Mediazoic Radio from 2009 to 2013. In June 2011 I was chosen as their "Creature of the Week" . I also broadcast live 24/7 for 5 years on UStream TV.


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