Bio

Hello and welcome to timminneci.com. For some reason, you want to get to know me. Here we go:

I am currently the co-host/creator of the weekly Dig Me Out Podcast, which launched in 2011. We revisit albums from the 1990s (most overlooked, under appreciated and lesser-known), host roundtable discussions and conduct occasional interviews.

From 1998 to 2008 I was in the band The Stepford Five, who released three albums and an EP. I've released several albums of electronic/ambient instrumental music under my own name on Reverbose Records, a label I started with some friends in 2003. My complete discography is here.

In 2013 I published my first book, Power Ballad - A Definitive Guide To Hard Rock's Softer Side, Vol. 1. Since then, I've released a few others (Small Stories in 2017, Are You Making a Sound? in 2018), a complete bibliography is here.

I have two in progress works - a fiction novel currently titled The Black Sky that has its own dedicated blog. I'm also in the progress of researching and conducting interviews for a book about the Columbus, Ohio music scene from the 1970s to today tentatively titled Down To High Street, which also has its own blog here.

I was born in Tonawanda, NY in August of 1974 and currently reside in Columbus, OH with my wife, daughter and pets. I graduated from Bowling Green State University (Ay Ziggy Zoomba!) with a BA in Sports Information & Journalism.

I am a stupidly dedicated fan of the Buffalo Bills, maintain a reasonable but ever growing music collection and like getting my hands dirty in my vegetable garden though I don't really enjoy being outside.

If you want to get in touch, check out my socials and send me a message.

Note: this blog originally was hosted at WordPress for many, many years. In 2017, it was hacked and overrun with spam, and all the content lost. Using the Wayback Machine at Archive.org, I was able to copy over much of the content, but some is lost to the bots of time.