Chapter Excerpt

What was your first job ever?

First ever: crushing cardboard boxes and putting them into a dumpster behind a crappy mom and pop computer shop when I was in high school.

First in my field: Assistant engineer at a tiny recording studio.

Talk about how you felt after high school versus today on the question "what do you want to be when you grow up?"

I remember watching movies as a kid and always gravitating toward the mad scientist characters, like Doc Brown in Back to the Future. I love the scenes in his workshop where you can see all the odd gadgets he's cooking up. I've always been curious about this. Looking around my place right now, I see a disassembled player piano, half of several guitars, speakers of all different designs, and wires everywhere connecting it all. So I'd have to say...

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