Alistair Bowness (Boz)
About MyselfI've been a big fan of SID since I heard Galway's Hyper Sports (Ocean Loader v1 and Chariots of Fire) tunes, and then Hubbard's Monty on the Run on the same day. I bought my own C64 a month later, taught myself 6502 and ripped all the tunes out so that I could play them back. (Nowadays, of course, I have SidPlay2 and the good old HVSC to do the work!)
Having a creative side, I got my hands on Electrosound, but was very frustrated by it and really didn't compose much until all those Trackers came out when I got myself an Amiga. Being "only" four channels though, I was quickly frustrated again, and it was only in 1998, after hearing a couple of Chris Abbott's MIDI files and getting myself FastTracker that I finally had a real outlet for my music.
Since then I haven't looked back; making remixes on my own, moving on from trackers to a professional sequencer, having fun (via my Perhaps-a-Doobie alter-ego) and being a full-time member of the C64Audio / Slow Poison team keeps my creative juices flowing!
- Boz, May 2002.