Vote for “Gone Too Far” on

I have entered “Gone Too Far,” one of my techno-industrial songs from the mid 1990s, into the Electronica 2012 contest on After listening to it in the Soundcloud player below, please feel free to vote for “Gone Too Far” at if you like what you hear…or if you just would like to help me out. Voting concludes at noon (ET) on Aug. 31, 2012.

This was written and originally recorded on a 4-track during my more angst-ridden days, but I have updated it for this contest by recording it with GarageBand on my MacBook.

Anyway, thanks for reading this and thank you for your support. contest is over…prematurely

Just wanted to update my blog readers on the contest I had been writing about. Although the official contest rules stated that voting would end at midnight on Sunday, June 7, the poll used for the voting was setup to stop taking votes at 11:21 a.m. this morning for some reason.

I sent an e-mail to for clarification asking about the official end date and all I received back was what looked like an auto-reply because it didn’t answer my question. Actually, it raised more questions since the message it sent back to me included this:

TalentTrove will post the top finalists on Friday May 29th 10 AM and voting will last until Sunday June 7th at Midnight. The winner will be announced Monday June 8th at 10 AM.

But the poll is still closed so I guess voting — and the contest — is over a bit ahead of schedule, which is kind of lame.

My song “Vortex (2009)” lost by one vote, but I would like to congratulate fellow New Jerseyan Dennis Crocker for his contest-winning “55 MPH.”

Thank you to all who supported me in this endeavor.

Don’t want to be a pest…but I still need your vote!


As mentioned previously on this blog, one of my songs — “Vortex (2009)” — is up for Best Piano/Keyboard Performance on, an online talent community, with a $100 prize going to the winner of the contest.

You can help me win the contest by visiting the site to place your vote for “Vortex (2009)” (it’s the third song down from the top in the list of songs).

“Vortex (2009)” is a reworked version of a techno instrumental song I originally wrote in 1992 or so, featuring the sounds of a Roland Jupiter synthesizer I used to have. You can listen to it on the song’s media page, or you can listen to it using the embedded player below.

It is a tight race and “Vortex (2009)” is in second place as I write this. Voting ends this Sunday night (June 7), shortly before midnight.

Now, you do need to register on in order to vote, but I would greatly appreciate it if you went the extra step to support me — and my song — in this contest. Besides, you may have a talent you want to share with the world and may be the place for you to do that.

Again, if you can, please vote for “Vortex (2009)” by midnight this Sunday, June 7.

I would like to thank you in advance for your support.

And I especially would like to thank all of my family and friends, and the all of the readers of this blog who have already voted for “Vortex (2009).”