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I'm a composer and musician straight from the high, dry, and unpredictable climate of Calgary, AB.
I've been doodling and composing music from the moment I discovered that piano lessons were less boring when you changed the parts in the pieces you were assigned, just to see if the teacher would catch it.
...Well, they did, and they didn't think it was as funny as I did. But it got me going, and I've been writing original music ever since.
I've composed music for a decent array of games, animations, school projects, and a couple of short films, as well as having annoyed the living hell out of the classes in the basement of my high school - they experienced the misfortune of being right next to the choir room, the home of the school's only grand piano. I don't think the teachers down there miss me much either, with all my wrong notes and constant repetitions while I wrote and practised.
I use my lovely old Roland A-30 and Reason to create my pieces, with some help from Finale, Studio One, and Kontakt.
...now that you've read that entire column, I might have to think up a reward. In the meantime, there's some cool stuff