From the outset, Curtis's aim has been to mix rock
and pop sensibilities.
It is Curtis's raison d'etre, forged from a position as a music
turned composer. After one particularly ugly 72-hour binge
on classic rock radio, Curtis began to feel weak - but a change was
to occur. Some thing, some image, some essential truth was
its way out from under the massive weight of the last "10-song rock
As this idea formed, it focused and found articulation in a startling
(that went something like this) - "Why must I listen to the same
music over and over and over again, when I can just make my own music
play IT over and over and over again?" Brilliant! This
lifted the consumer brain-fog. The brutal truth left Curtis with
no alternative. His destiny was clear. He armed himself
the necessities - some cheesy instruments, a used 4-track cassette
a lone SM-57 microphone and lots (and we mean lots) of vain hope.
The journey had begun and the way out was clear. Then Curtis
"Can someone please tell me, what's a Barr chord?"
"Hey," you might say to yourself, "isn't it
for Curtis to pose as an industry outsider to afford himself a faux
of appropriated credibility?" Well, OK. Sure. Let's
say that Curtis has underestimated your abilities. But, let's
the harsh facts - Curtis IS an outsider. Left with only his
pawn-shop instruments and his vain aspirations to buoy him, Curtis
away at the stone of his own stylistic niche.
Now, this column could go on and on, blathering
about stylistic influences and their importance and their relevance -
who really cares? So, instead of wasting your time, let's go
back to the recordings available on the "music"
Curtis sends you his best and encourages you to
out in your own style.