Gary Brown was born in Florida, back in the summer of 1961. A move to Texas in the early nineteen sixties, and then a more permanent relocation in New Jersey that lasted two decades, from the years 1966 to 1986.
An only child, his mother, a professional musician, passed away from the direct results of being an alcoholic when Gary was just seven years old. His father died from a massive heart attack at age 67, just four years later. In multiple foster homes till age 16, Gary worked hard so to free himself from the system. In 1977 he received his G.E.D., one year before he was actually scheduled to graduate from the public school system. Next came a full time job (40 hours). For the next thirty-five plus years, a mixture of white and blue collar jobs followed. Always trying to perform professionally to the best of his abilities, this over time began to physically take its toll. Semi-retired, Gary nowadays devotes his life to his health and focusing on being a full time writer.
Having moved back as an adult and having lived in Texas for three additional decades, at the end of 2015, Gary decided a change of pace was in order. Starting off with a nine month detour in Pennsylvania visiting a half brother diagnosed/suffering from the early stages of dementia, Gary relocated and as of September of 2016, is now calling Fort Collins, Colorado (USA) his home.
In 2017 after being one day shy of marriage 22 years, Gary was divorced in a Harris County Courthouse (Texas) from his second wife. It happened with Gary being present on the phone (speaker) while in Fort Collins Colorado and acting in his own defense. His first time being ‘single’ since the Summer of ’92.
Gary’s hobbies include traveling, trying to keep up on pop culture/current affairs, and musically, learning how to play the keyboard (by ear). Speaking of, original instrumental keyboard songs composed/played by Mr. Brown can be found on his YouTube channel:
Writing Credits: Having a computer in his life back in 1995, Gary quickly embraced the online music scene. Over the years he’s helped several professional musicians promote themselves over the Internet including; Michael Bruce (of Alice Cooper), Peter Banks (of Yes), and avant-garde artist/author/musical promoter genius: Billy James (aka Ant-Bee).
In 2010 after surviving treatment which lasted pretty much all of 2009, and being cured of Hep C, Gary became published for the first time, contributing a chapter to a medical book (Conquering Hep C And Surviving Treatment) on the subject, in which he wrote under the pseudonym; MagickBalls. Six pages in which Gary discusses the difficulties of surviving the last half of treatment.
In 2011 and 2012, Gary produced several opinion pieces for what was called, Uncle G’s Corner, on the pro-cannabis website; GreenRibbonWorld.com — and after a hiatus of some time, the website in 2017 is currently being revamped, in which Gary is planning on writing new columns, sometime here real soon.
Shortly thereafter in 2012, Gary started writing for ClassicRockRadio.co.uk – a 24/7 Internet Classic Rock Station out of Liverpool, England. Under the watchful eyes of its owner, Jon Kirkman (UK Radio Personality) Gary’s activities have so far included; promotion (social media), conducting interviews, daily news stories, reviews (music or film), personal stories about himself, and the occasional opinion piece.
In 2016, Gary’s decided to take it up a notch, by entering the freelance writing world. For he states that all that came before in the writing world was cool, but the best is really yet to come. In 2017 Gary published on his archival website, his first “420” review, digging into the world of marijuana edibles. The response has been so far good, and it appears like more of ‘Uncle G’s FUN 420 Reviews’ will be in the foreseeable future.
On Gary’s personal Facebook page is the following motto; “When life gives lemons, give them back and grab a handful of grapes instead. You’ll be glad you did.”