Wayne Higgins, 50. Married Carol 13 years ago, she had a son David (11), I adopted him, he is getting married May 23. Carol and I have a house on 5 acres in the woods in North Florida, her mother lives with us. She is 83 and from Italy. We have 3 dogs(Cleo[Chow], Won Li[Pug], and Ringo[?-BIG], 3 cats(Sparky, Sammy and Gatina) and 2 goats[Nigerian Dwarfs]. I work for a nice group of people in an environmental laboratory in Thomasville, GA where I daily perform the boring tasks which make up my occupation as an inorganic analytical chemist. I graduated from Florida State University in 1991, degree in Food and Nutrition Science.
Music background: played guitar very badly until I was 20. I took a music theory class at FSU and it all made sense. Learned about 300 songs in one sememster. (So much for school. First time there was in the late 70's, 3 years and never picked a major, so I dropped out for 8 years.) Also, in my first stint at FSU, I took an electronic music class, which was a formal study of tape machines and Moog synthesizers, they had an enormous Moog 900 series, and a few reel-to-reels. I moved to Texas to play with a band after I dropped out and nothing ever materialized. (What a suprise!) When I returned to Tallahassee for school, I joined my first real band, Gothic Playground. A very fun thrash punk band that occupied most of my time for two years, played numerous gigs and did an album independently on vinyl. I played in a number of bands until a few years ago(always playing bass, BTW). I got a sitar and took lessons for a year from a classical musician(sitar and tabla) from India. I would have probably continued the schooling, but personal situations prevailed and I quit. After a couple of years getting things back together, I decided not to continue but did decide to begin making music I wanted to make.
All of the music I make is using an electric guitar and a few effects, recorded on computer. I started up the whole Oenyaw thing about three years ago. There are 14 finished MP3 discs, approximately 80 hours of music. It has been considerably unsuccessful and I am considering ditching the whole thing and starting over. The idea of Oenyaw will remain, the music will not change, but the Oenyaw name will go away as will the legal and internet expenses. It's become the monkey on my back, as well as a silly way of presenting myself. Wayne Higgins solo performer needs to become Wayne Higgins. There I said it!
If any one wishes to add or send me advise or solicit me for music, feel free to contact me.