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Welcome to Letterboy1's site!

I compose music . . . different types, but I'm currently concentrating on orchestral. You can go to the "Music Files" page and check out my first orchestral piece since purchasing my new composition suite.

Who I Am. Read my brief bio or scroll down to see what's new on this site.

 

I'm Steven Charles Roach. I was born in Kansas and spent maybe the first year of my life there. After that it was the life of a military brat . . . that is, moving from one military base to another. I eventually ended up in Columbus, Georgia where I live, work, play, compose, etc . . .

The long and short of it is this . . . after graduating from high school here in Columbus, I joined the U.S. Army for four years, got out, worked in a cardboard box factory for 2.5 years, went to school at Columbus State University for my BA in Communication, and now I work here at my Alma Mater.

During all that time I was a rock drummer for over 20 years. After not getting rich and famous, I started losing interest in playing at night clubs and decided to quit drumming. However, my love for music is as powerful as ever and I've decided that selling my drums is not the same as selling my talent . . . so I switched to composing.

Composing is not the same as rock drumming. As a rock drummer, you usually want to be successful while you're young because . . . well, because that's how the market works. If you hit it while your young, then you have a chance of continuing your career into your mid-life years and beyond (like the Rolling Stones). But if you don't make it as a young buck, you can do something different:

1) Keep playing as a hobby
2) Mope around and cry
3) Put it all behind you like it never happened . . . and cry
4) Or transfer your creative talents to a different medium

I decided to try all four options until I realized life is too short for 2 and 3 and I really didn't care for 1 . . . so 4 it is. So now I compose. I don't have to be a young hot commodity to have a chance at success as a composer. With any luck, I'll make music for a video game, TV, or maybe even movies . . . notice I included video games. Ahh, video games . . .

Ever since seeing my first video game, I was hooked. It was at an airport in Charleston, South Caroline . . . PONG! Yes, that was probably the first video game ever . . . PONG. I was hooked . . . from PONG to the early home systems (like Atari) to our present-day options like Playstation, X-Box, Nintendo, and . . . the home computer. So why not connect the dots? I love music and video games . . . video games have music . . . maybe I could make music for video games.

So that's why this website has stuff about both music and games. Enjoy.


  Heh heh, the whole site is new . . .

 

 

This is where I'll post about recent changes or uploads.

May 10, 2005 . . . welcome to the updated site. The look is new, thanks to a friend in the United Kingdom who has asked not to be named because "he is famous enough."

May 10, 2005 . . . In the Music Files section I have just uploaded an improved version of "SymTest," my test-bed composition. Check it out.

May 10, 2005 . . . I've added an older song I wrote and performed called "Hat." I hope you have fun hearing it . . . I had fun making it back in 1996. Download it in the Music Files section.

May 16, 2005 . . . I've uploaded a new version of "SymTest." See the Music Files page for details.

May 30, 2005 . . . Final version of "SymTest" is up in the Music Files section.

July 27, 2005 . . . Added a brand new song called "GamerSong" in the Music Files section.

Feb 13, 2006 . . . At long last, something new! Added two new songs to the Music Files section. Go there and see "How Many Angels" and "Salaam Bombay." You'll also see that "How Many Angels" is featured in a little video using Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer 5 Game. Enjoy.

 

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