After high school, in November of 1978, John and I rented a little house in McHenry for our band St. Vitus Dance to rehearse in. We built a small studio in the basement and went to work. Muscling through suck, we developed a work ethic and an ability to grind through the hours of physical musical practice routine that was required to develop. Day jobs came and went. Auditions were ongoing. Future was unknown. The clock was ticking. We left McHenry in the summer of 1980.