HARRY MERRY - ABOUT ME (2/4)
 

In 1979 my family and me moved to the North of Rotterdam where I got my first piano-lessons. I also began to collect records with the little pocket-money which I got from my parents. In the late eighties I discovered all the well-known British acts from the sixties and I read bookworks on the Swinging London-happenings in Carnaby Street with its accompanying soundtrack and fashion-line. It is typical how the teachers at school were taking offence from the theory that according to my interests I only abided in that world without paying attention to the dull every-day-reality which took place along me. Fee-Fie-Fo-Fum; that was not my problem......

In the nineties, after years of piano-lessons, I decided that the time had come to begin composing music myself. This interest was aroused by the many groups and artists from the Rock 'N' Roll-era which I admired. I was especially impressed by the way in which many musical artists put their products together and messed around with it until they finally accomplished a satisfying result built out of different layers. My early attempts in this field were of an abominable nature due to my unfamiliarity with the science of chord-structures and scales. However, I still have them on cassette-tapes and maybe one day they shall be released......

Yes, yes, dear website-watchers! We must all start somewhere, don't we! Since those early days I always wanted to bring my songs in front of an audience into hearing in audible proportions, but as long as I was not satisfied over the works that emerged I saw no sense in all that higgledy piggledy rooty-tooty. All those things make it more desirable to develop a bit more into it and to experience a bit more into it. Yes, my dear readers, through the years I gradually discovered the sundry mechanics that accompany the realization of a properly proportioned song, thus I developed the technique of writing down everything that I compose with pen on paper. Now I'm ready for it......