James E. Fowler
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What a long, strange trip itís been....the Grateful Dead. 

It's a daunting task to take stock of one's lifework and then summarize it. Suffice it to say, I'm a communications professional who has performed many roles in print, television, radio, recordings and the internet in a variety of capacities.

A complete resume would include the countless number of ďdayĒ jobs I had during the years I was a professional musician starting when I was 15 and lasting until I was 34. Iíve sold life insurance, real estate, packing tape and televisions; Iíve been a floor sweeper, a guitar teacher, an extruderís helper, a bartender, a truck driver, a puppet, a pauper, a pirate, a poet, a pawn and a king.

In 1984, I quit taking music gigs and I returned to college to get my degree in journalism. While I was going to school, I started my own business---shooting and editing video. After I graduated in 1987, I also worked at KCET-TV. In 1990, I began at the Los Angeles Times and stayed there until the ďGreat Downsizing of 2008.Ē

Through it all, the two great passions of my life have always been words and music. Iíve performed thousands of times, interviewed thousands of people and written hundreds of songs and stories.

Take a look and a listen.