I started life in New York, on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, in a building owned by legendary jazz musician Duke Ellington. My parents had the forsight to predict the massive rent increases that were to come, and whisked me away to London (wherupon a man named Saul Bellow moved into our old apartment and promptly won both the Nobel Prize for Literature and the Pulitzer Prize. Makes me feel like an underachiever).
In London I spent my most of my time breaking my limbs and setting fire to things. I attended Langley Park Boys' School, and then headed Northwards to Glasgow University.
I studied Music, Theatre Studies, English Literature, Philosophy, German, and Co-Eds; this latter fact led to a happy marital union with Marie. After ten years (yes, I know...), the University decided I had learned enough, and booted me out with a Master of Arts.
Too lazy to get a real job during my student days, I started DJing under the pseudonym DJ Toast. This occupation continues to fund my addiction to products made by Apple and Zildjian.
That's about it.
There's some stuff connected with my work here and a page about how I spend my free time here.
If you like pictures of pianos and drum kits, click here.