I started playing the piano when I was 5 years old. I never had the patience for piano lessons, which today I still somewhat regret since my lack of formal training has limited my abilities a little bit. However, I live by the philosophy that is not how many notes you use, but the ones you choose. Here is a little bit of my musical journey: 1980s: I toured for a large part of the 1980s with a band called Elik Pink and the Dolls (yes, that was the name). Through the years with Elik I had the fortune of doing a few opening acts for the likes of The Romantics, Bachman Turner Overdrive, and a few others. Definitely seems like another life ago. 1990s: I finally released my own CD called Among Friends in 1997. Although I