Ray Galindo

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About the recordings: In my opinion, none of these recordings are complete or finished versions. I have always liked bootlegs - very organic. I have never had the luxury of having unlimited use of recording studios or hi-tech programs available to me. I have always had to 'make do' with what was available to me. I have used Walkmans, 4-track cassette decks, the occasional recording studio and programs like Pro-Tools, Cakewalk and Sonar. Most of these songs have been sitting around on tape for decades. It was only when Audacity and LandR became available that I was able to get them onto a digital format. Some sound better than others, but they are all listenable. Consider this my sketchbook! I will probably never finish them unless by some miracle, I find some musicians with whom I can perform and record them properly. Thank you for joining me in my creative adventure and thank you for your comments and feedback! I was born in 1959 in the Bronx, NY, I began playing the guitar at age 10 after hearing The Beatles and The Rolling Stones for the first time. The Beatles were just breaking up. I got everything up to 1970 in one weekend. It was a life-altering experience. That was when I knew what I wanted to do with my life. I wanted to write songs! It was all downhill from then on. I was not interested in school much. I used to get on the bus with my guitar, and when I arrived at the school, I would leave and go to Matt's (Cerrato). He had a drum set and interesting records.I got most of my early musical education at his house." As a teenager, I was a lead singer playing covers and Top 40. I joined Broadway Star as their lead singer for one show, a Battle of the Bands at Papa's Dream in St. Petersburg, Fl. Wolfman Jack was one of the judges. We were Glam/Punk before there was really such a thing. We lost to a jug band! In 1978, I met and joined forces with local piano player and entertainer, Ralph Ferrera. We made several recordings and played a couple of shows in Ybor City - most notably, The Ybor City News Experimental Music Ensemble in the Cuban Club Theater in 1981 and a memorable appearance with Ronny and The Rayguns at Skipper's Smokehouse. In 1995, I formed experimental noise band, Snottra Franks -more on that later, and in 2000, the short-lived, The New Millennium Martian Band. In 2011, I met John Shea through a Craigslist ad. John had just purchased a SONAR recording program and was looking to learn how to use it... so guess who had tons of material! We recorded several songs - written separately and together including my songs, City Of My Heritage and God Save The Gun , a song that I had written in 1981 shortly after the assassination of former Beatle John Lennon. I called my old friend, Matt Cerrato who laid down the drum tracks and Galindo Cerrato Shea is the result. That was about one year of recording every Saturday. This bio is a work in progress...STAY TUNED!

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Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, The Left Banke, Alice Cooper, White Witch

What inspires you to make music?

Life

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Hang in there!

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

Like I'd rather be in a recording studio

What do you think of Drooble?

I absolutely LOVE Drooble!