Roger's Inspiration Story

Well, I'm no great musician or artist, but I feel that I've been inspired by TR as well as anyone else. My web page is the result of that inspiration, and doing things that make it "interactive" and technically interesting is a direct inspiration by TR's own creativity in the computing area.

Since this "inspiration" feature is supposed to be a forum for folks to push their own fame a bit, I thought I'd move all my own personal "memoirs" into this one location as well. Some of this you may have seen before...


Although at one time I was an amateur musician, I never hit the big time, and it's probably obvious if you've ever read my song lyrics. Perhaps someday I'll get them all online, but for now, here's a "campaign" song that I wrote in 1974 for Todd's 1984 Presidential Campaign.

I also wrote a song called "When The Kid Gets Heavy", the title of which was "inspired" (OK, perhaps stolen) from the liner comments intro to side 3 of Something/Anything? Both of these songs are part of my larger work "Only Golden Fingers Could Play So Heavy."

World Wide Web

Some of the questions I get asked are: After 19 years of happy marriage, my wife says it better not be the women! Well, it's all a matter of inspiration and a Labor of Love. I wrote this article for the UT, shortly before it passed into history, and it never got published. I will update it a bit and try for "Black and White."

It's also nice to get kudos and external recognition as well. My page was briefly featured on public television station KUHT in Houston, Texas on the July 2th, 1995 episode of "Caught In The Web" titled "Musical Chairs". I was also interviewed for a short on-air segment during TR's birthday week, 1995 on KZON FM radio in Phoenix, Arizona. The page was selected also as a Morning show "Smokin' Link."

It also gives me an opportunity to blow my own horn a bit. After all, most folks want their 15 minutes of fame. The fact that my pages are featured on so many other folk's pages is a source of great pride and accomplishment for me.

And I certainly can't ignore the international audience. Since I've been keeping track, there have been accesses from the following 46 countries:

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea (South), Latvia, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States, and Venezuela

Now that's what you call an International Feel!

The Rest Of The Story

Is yet to be written. Perhaps I'll make it into a best seller!