Look, we have no say in whether we like music or art or food: the result
is reported to us internally and all we can do is acknowledge it. So that's
why I can't be offended if my music were not liked.
I've “played” my dues in the clubs of Los Angeles and Hollywood;
Club 88, The Music Machine, Brennan's Pub, The Blue Lagoon Saloon,
Madame Wong's East and West, The Blah Blah Cafe, Gazzarri's, The Central (now
The Viper Room), The Roxy, The Palace, The Ice House and the infamous Troubadour.
Then I got signed as a bass and guitar player with Ten Inch Men and produced by the
incomparable Neil Dorfsman. But Victory-Polygram Music decided it was
easier to repackage established artists than to try and market a non-grunge
band in a Nirvana-dominated radio.
My latest recordings. If you like anything, you can download it
at iTunes. All donations go to a good charity:
“The John McCloy Rent and Bill Payment Foundation” :-D
I got my Bachelor's Degree in Fine Art/Graphic Design at UCLA and got day
jobs while playing the clubs. My first entertainment-based design job was as
a paste-up production artist at CBS-TV doing TV Guide ads. Then, my resumé
filled up with work for all the major film studios. Here is my portfolio.