Bozeman MT

1988 - 1990

The lonely years. Rory's mother-in-law, Elizabeth Prophet, ran a cult, and convinced Moira, Rory's wife, to divorce him because he saw through their bogus beliefs. See Oprah Winfrey with Moira here.

Rory focused on his Electrical Engineering and spent thousands of hours studying the mathematical theory, arpeggios, modes and scales of disparate forms of music. In the evening he'd go with his band or sit in with bands at the Cats Paw.

At the time only three universities had a new program that studied the electrical engineering of microprocessors. This attracted Rory. Syracuse was one of these schools and was also near to NYC’s band scene. Moira escaped the cult and the family arrived in Syracuse, on the day Stevie Ray Vaughan died, August 27, 1990.

Cats Paw. Rory played with his own band and sat in with many travelling bands.

Rory with Tony, his roomate, who was studying architecture.

Thousands of hours spent on music theory of disparate music forms