"Music is essential to human existence. It clarifies our thoughts and emotions. It resonates within us and enhances our relationships with others. It defines our personal identity as well as the identities of the groups we associate with. Music is the glue that binds us together and the oil that reduces interpersonal friction. Music is white magic and black magic.

"I've spent my life in music - performing, studying, composing, selling, teaching - and it has never ceased to intrigue, amuse, and inspire me. There have been adventures along the way, and some of those have been captured. Some others are perhaps better left forgotten and buried. I have put these out here for you to inspect - take from them what you will. More will be added from time to time."

-Al Yankee