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About World Next Door Music™
World Next Door began as a dream of Gerald's — a nightmare to be more exact — back in 1971 when he purposely manipulated his dreams of the ID, the subconscious, or the WORLD NEXT DOOR. But the essence of the name was the grandeur and desire of wanting to record an album — a collection of songs recorded onto a vinyl disk.
In 1981, “World Next Door” was coined and a song came out of it for TV Productions class in high school — it would have been perfect for TRON at the time because it was written on the same premise, and written long before TRON came out, or anyone ever heard about it — remember the internet was not easily available, plus information was slow back then.
In 1986, after several hundred tries at sending demo tapes to publishers and record labels, Gerald decided to record his own album with the title of "World Next Door." (Digital technology was in its early stages and was quite pricey). Doing a complete rewrite of all his material, which took nearly three years, after which he was more comfortable sharing his music with people.
Now during all of this rewriting time, he was looking for Analog-Recording Devices, but found out that Digital was near the same price. He was also in the middle of buying a house.
Once the music room was finished, and after buying some nice equipment, he was able to get started. In December of 2000, he was infected with a simple little cold that lead to a major sinus infection that lasted until February of 2001 — to find out in 2007 that for the passed seven years he would get infections from November to February due to being allergic to CEDAR TREES; and he had a HUGE one in the back yard.
He was tired of dead end, no accomplishment jobs he decided to go to school for Computer Science with a minor in music.
World Next Door became a novel based on a different premise of the song. Instead of being inside a computer, it is now inside the MIND. The song was rewritten to correspond with the novel — a few minor words to get away from the TRON idea, since many thought it was copied. A screenplay was written based on the original novel and the novel was rewritten at the same time.
Working on a Masters Degree in Computer Science at CSU Chico, Gerald was not happy with their program. He then attempted to do Visual Effects for film, but the school was a joke and he is not a drawing artist, which is what is required, plus the market dropped and was infested with many people taking those positions. So, he was back to square one — what did he want to do the rest of his life?
The answer came when Gerald looked at what he enjoyed doing when he was younger — what was one of his day dream jobs? Working in Film and Music. In 2004, Gerald graduated from a Film-School and a post-production school in Burbank, California.
Still active in musical composition and will always be; however, it is now part of Aria Pictures, an Independent Film Production company.
World Next door is a Rock Song, Symphonic composition, Novel, Screenplay, and now a Music Production Company with ASCAP — the album title (cd) is still in his mind but it is now saved for the film.
- gmd April 21, 2007
- updated: September 23, 2017