þ the story of drongo
þ by drongo
This is not a story of my life. This is a look at who I am.
And Why I am me.
This text file is dated November 3rd 1994.
It is bound to change.
þ intro to me.
Hello. I am drongo. I choose to call myself that.
For I have no name.
I am an Adopted Bastard.
Born may 9th 1974, to one mother.
Given to another.
Yellowknife, The Northwest Territories of Canada.
I choose no birth right to my adopted parents.
And therefore shed their name from me.
d r o n g o
All the letters are equal.
I am also known as Beatle. A name given to me.
And a name which you may call me if you find drongo
too odd for your socially correct grammar.
I am Native Canadian.
I am Native Human.
I am Native Earthling.
Just as you are all natives of something.
But Native Canadian means something different then
I do not know from which Tribe I come from.
So I choose to be of the Human Tribe.
The Earth Tribe.
I am a musician.
I am a singer.
I am a writer.
I am a poet.
I am an actor.
I am an artist.
I am a teacher.
I am a student.
þ school daze
I went to school.
Just like everyone else.
But school is not who I am.
In school I learned how to hate.
In school I learned how to cheat.
In school I learned how to lie.
That is not who I am.
I am not school.
The only thing that came out of school was friends.
Friends are all that really matter.
Because they understand who you are.
I have many friends.
And I am always willing to make more.
I wish to be friends with everyone.
Classes worth mentioning would be :
Grade 8 - band
Grade 9 - band, Explorations, drama
Grade 10- band, Explorations, drama
Grade 11- band, stageband, theatre
Grade 12- band, stageband, concert choir
vocal jazz, music composition
photography, creative writing
Explorations, was an experimental class.
We did not really have a teacher.
She was more of a facilitator.
I was in the Arts class.
It was full of dancers, singers, writers,
We did everything ourselves, including taking
first prize at the drama festival one year.
With a piece that was written and directed
by the class.
In school I had teachers.
But in school there are only six teachers who taught me.
Ms. Davis, my second band teacher from age 12 to 15.
Ms. Kember, my Theatre/Explorations teacher from 12 to 15.
Ms. Muir, my theatre teacher from age 16-19.
Mr. Fisher, my English teacher/Creative writing Teacher, 17-19
My Friends, age 0-Now.
My Self, always.
These people I will always remember for shaping my life.
þ skills aquired
writing, reading, composing, philosophizing experimenting.
performing, teaching, learning.
Stageband, concert band, orchestra, personal.
jazz choir, concert choir
flutes and whistles, piano and keyboards, reeded instruments.
All things MIDI.
drums and percussion.
poetry, novels, short stories, essays..
basic programming, hacking, nets, cyber.
I have not read any cyberpunk novels.
I choose not to.
Because they limit the building of cyberspace.
þ life achievements to october 1994
Grade 9 - played Gordon the Terrible Grade 7.
A play that was toured to 11 elementary schools.
It was written and directed by our Explorations class.
Grade 10 - played in The Challenge.
A play that was written by our Explorations class.
I did the music for it.
It toured to 11 elementary schools.
And won the Surrey School board Drama Festival.
It was also performed for the Earth day ceremonies.
Went with the school band to Disney Land.
Grade 11 - Played Hamlet at the Drama festival
Grade 12 - Played with UBC Honour orchestra
Won Two talent competitions with our band
(not the school band, but rock band)
Did another concert for school.
þ the band
I am in a band. Well more of an organization.
The Starving Musicians, started by Mark Klausmayer.
It consists of (following list are of people who
have played with us, and what they have played)
(in no particular order)
Mark Klausmayer - too many to list
drongo - too many to list
Troy Turner - guitars, bass, vocals
Steve Dickinson - drums
Munesh Sami (Mush) - drums
Roger DeKoning - drums
Kirstina Klausmayer - piano, keys, vocals
Iain Fisher - guitars, vocals
Glen Fatkin - guitars, bass, vocals
Mr. Blake - vocals
Jeri-Lynn McRea - vocals
Jenna Bruer - bass, vocals
Steve Husdon - vocals
Hollie Tanton - vocals
Chris Molnar - bari sax, vocals
Ted Martin - alto sax
Jason P. - trumpet
Ian Hetherington - Trumpet
Matt P - trumpet
Craig Evans - Bass
Lloyd Pederson- guitar bass vocals
Can't think of anymore..
William S. Burroughs
TabNet Founder (Co-Founder - Troy Turner)
TabNet - The Adopted Bastards Network
TabNet is a free speech network..
Link - A project to link everyone on the planet
InterZone - A BBS Run by me, (604)-520-9519 (as of nov2,1994)
mother - unknown
father - unknown
siblings - unknown
adopted mother - Maureen Breckenridge
Alcoholic, control freak.
Not happy unless it is her way.
adopted father - Jim Breckenridge
Transvestite, Anal retentive.
adopted sister - Gail Breckenridge
evil diseased violence machine
a thief a liar a witch
þ adopted mothers side
grandmother - Val Persson
bitter old woman
grandfather - dead
aunt #1 - Diane P.
If I were genetically related to
any people in my family, she would
probably be the one.
uncle - Brian
I don't really know him
Cousins - 5 of them, I don't really know them
aunt #2 - Velma
Don't know her too well either.
þ adopted fathers side
All dead, or I don't know them.
Too many. So I will just mention a few.
Troy Turner - probably my best friend.
(bluck) He is someone I can talk to.
Even if he won't understand, I can still babble
to him. A good companion.
Mark Klausmayer - A mystery to me.
I do not know what makes him tick.
But I feel close to him for some reason.
Ivar Vasara - I connect with him.
(James Joyce) Virtually. And Mentally.
He has many of the same views as I.
Paul Dixon - Ahhh fup. What is there to say
(fUP) except the world would be a different place..
without him. Probably a worse place.
To everyone else.. Sorry, it would take me forever..
Maybe I will add a new one every release.
... to be continued
Return to main ...