tooloud
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Dec 5, 1958 (Age: 58)
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Inside the Blackstar
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Sound Designer

tooloud

Platinum Record, Male, 58, from Inside the Blackstar

On the left in red caps it says info. The first thing info is rules/FAQ. Then the third thing listed is HOW TO POST A REQ UEST Nov 7, 2017

tooloud was last seen:
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    1. tooloud
      tooloud
      On the left in red caps it says info. The first thing info is rules/FAQ. Then the third thing listed is HOW TO POST A REQ UEST
    2. vignmusic
      vignmusic
      Hi ,

      Can you please provide me the link for the FAQ section ?
      I am not able to find it myself .

      Thanks
      1. vignmusic
        vignmusic
        i got it .. thanks
        Nov 6, 2017
    3. tooloud
      tooloud
      I am the eggman, they are the egg men, I am the Walrus!
    4. safran5020
      safran5020
      Would you care to tell me what you dislike about my comment for down voting me like this ?
      What instrument do you play ?
      Don't you think it would be funny to see you play it upside down ???
      Man, where is your sense of humor ?
      1. tooloud
        tooloud
        Hey man, I didn't down vote that. I thought it was funny. Maybe I didn't have my glasses on or the dog ate my homework or any excuse you like.... but I would never down vote a joke.
        Aug 2, 2017
        Herr Durr likes this.
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Dec 5, 1958 (Age: 58)
    Home Page:
    https://www.reverbnation.com/stephenlayton
    Location:
    Inside the Blackstar
    Occupation:
    Sound Designer
    My Gear:
    2 iMacs, UA Apollo Quad, UA Octo Satellite, Allen & Heath Qu-32, Presonus Central Station, Neumann KH-120, 2 x Presonus 10" Temblors, Yamaha NS-10, JBL 4412, Minimoog, Hammond XK-3, Kurweil PCK, Moog Sub 37, Arturia Matrixbrute, Roland JD-XA, Studiologic Sledge Black, Roland JP-8000, Roland Aira MX-1, Roland System 1, Roland VP-770, Virus TI2, Komplete Kontrol S25, NI Maschine Jam, TB-03, Line 6 Helix, Line 6 Variax, Gibson Les Paul Standard, Vox AC30, TC Helicon Voicelive Rack, Softube Console 1, Yamaha MG20XU.
    I've probably had every bad experience in this business it's possible to have. Self taught keyboard player. Not very good, but joined a band in 1980 and had a top 5 single In Australia. Realised the songwriter was the guy making g all the money, so started writing and formed my own band. Got a manager, a record deal with RCA and a publishing deal with the same company that published Bee Gees Pink Floyd Roxy Music...etc. Then the manager, aged in his 50's began making explicit sexual advances to me aged 20. I told the record company I wanted him gone. We went to court and sure enough he was gone and we got down to business recording at EMI studio. Our first singer got married after six months. Then the drummer quit. We got a new singer. She was on heroin. Then our last singer got pregnant and left. During this two year period (and a $120,000 studio bill) the manager sued me for wrongful dismissal. The band just collapsed and I attended the last day of court, penniless and owing the studio money, because RCA tore up the contract since we hadn't delivered a product. The manager was awarded damages and combined with the studio costs I was declared bankrupt to the tune of about a quarter of a million bucks. I wasn't allowed to work in the music business until that money was paid off. I still wanted to stay in the business and in the mid 80's got married and set up a studio in my wife's name. It did really well and I was so busy by the end of the 80's I took on a partner. He had all the knowledge I didn't. He had an Atari and Notator, which opened up doors for more business. My 7 years of bankruptcy were coming to an end and I could go back into the public arena. Except one night after a last minute cancellation I came home early to find my business partner and my wife in bed. They told me to get out because the business technically belonged to the two of them. I spent ten years drunk and drugged 'of no fixed address' doing nothing but clubbing. I thought, hey I can make this dance music stuff and got a few tracks out on vinyl, one of which got a good review in Rolling Stone as something Underworld might do. But the label folded and I never saw a cent. By this time I'd practically given up when some of my own compositions drew the attention of Jon Anderson of Grammy Award winning and Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame band, Yes. I had idolized him as a teenager and I worked with him everyday for about four years. My girlfriend kept asking, when is he going to pay you? I explained that it's a collaboration. I'm not being hired, but I did get ripped off. I got a credit on one song from his last album and made $72. That was the last straw for her. She left me and I live a pretty solitary life in a small town outside Sydney, high in the mountains where I am freezing my ass off at the moment. My dad passed away last year and I got some money and being a life long muso, I naturally spent everything on building a new studio.

    I apologise if this sounds like a "pity poor me" story. A few people have commented that I enjoy complaining and that it's no wonder I am unpopular, I'm sorry, but its just the way it worked out and I'm still going, so why the need to badger me. I hope your careers work out better.

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