You may know me from such radio jobs as "Mr. Vertical" on 89X in Detroit in the early 90's, "Vertical" on 92.1 The Edge in Lansing in the mid-90's, or "Scott Vertical" at 96.3 WDVD Detroit.
Or perhaps you're familiar with my non-existent TV show "Vertie's House", which ran on the fictional cable channel VTB in the mid-1990's for 5 imaginary years. It didn't feature me and Teresa Ganzel as a pair of mismatched misfits trying to learn about raising seven orphans and finding love in the process. Look for it on pretend Blu-Ray and VHS next Fall.
Or maybe you know me from my highly successful website The Vertical Files which has quickly become the darling of the internet. Some are calling it "the next big thing on the web". Most aren't. This site used to be a little different. Now, Jeff and I are co-blogging here. View the past at Vintage Vertical Files.
My favorite thing in the world is being a dad. I'll leave everything else about me for you to learn on your own as you explore the site!
I was born and raised on the East side of Detroit, then I was off to college to study broadcast/film. Became a record/book collector until I learned that there's only one difference between a collector and a dope fiend: collecting is more expensive.
A stint in the record biz followed with my own music management company and a lengthy time in radio and television. While working at a major network, I became fed up with the politics, quit and moved to a island in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Surprisingly all of my friends and colleagues were excited and applauded my move.
Not surprisingly, my creditors were less than thrilled. Went back to broadcasting.
Vertical asked me to join his blog as a guest expert on "Nuggets" era music... Psychedelic, Garage and Fuzz. Are there others more qualified? You bet, but they weren't asked. He's also letting me write about anything I want... I'm thinking Film and Music, but we'll see.