V2-A Diary of a Technologist
At the completion of my first CD, A Diary of a Technologist, I thought I knew what life was all about. The arrogance of that conclusion exploded in my face. To my dismay, the years following that first release have been intense, stressful, wonderful, emotional, difficult, rewarding, and maturing. The music in V2 is intense and tells the story... not with vocals but with musical riffs. When asked to describe my musical work, I respond, 'Symphonic Filimic Techno,' my unique, home-made definition. My songs come from the movie that is my life, covering seasons of the recent past. I have weathered a tough custody battle for my children, destruction of my house in Hurricane IKE, and the deployment of my technologies at the Dallas Cowby Arena. In these past few years, life's full-force winds have blown my way, bending but not breaking me. Both the music and the man are much better for it. This growth born from trials now leads me to say often, 'Only death justifies not making something better of your life.' Warmly, MJ Stross.