I am an entrepreneur in the classic American sense of that word. I never finished high school because I just couldn’t wait to get out in the real world. I am self-taught and love nothing more than learning something I am fascinated by. I have turned all of my hobbies into businesses. I am also a fierce collector and archivist of popular culture (music, movies, rock posters, astrology, etc.), having created many large libraries and collections. For example, my collection of music CDs is now housed in a warehouse and numbers over 500,000, so I am told. I sold it as part of AMG, the All-Media Guide, which I founded and developed. I like to create useful things. I do still own and direct what is perhaps the largest astrological library in the world.
I became a professional musician in 1965, starting a band the same year as the Grateful Dead. I hitchhiked with Bob Dylan, Iggy Pop was my drummer, opened for Cream at the Fillmore in San Francisco – things like that. I became an interviewer of blues artists, then an archivist, and went on to found the largest music database in the world, the All-Music Guide. Did the same thing with film, and other topics, like rock n’ roll posters. I am a practicing Buddhist.
I have been studying astrology for over 50 years, and founded the first astrology software company, in 1977, which, along with Microsoft, are the two oldest software companies on the Internet. I am now and have always been very active in astrology, as a programmer, author, teacher, and chart reader.
I have been interested in Buddhism since the 1950s, began practicing Tibetan Buddhism in the early 1970s, and have been working with my teacher (from the Karma Kagyu lineage) for more than 26 years. I have made pilgrimages to Tibet, China, India, Sikkim, and Nepal.
I have been married to my wife Margaret for over 39 years, and have four wonderful children (photos featured at left), and one honorary son, Seth Bernard.
Founder Matrix Software
Director of Matrix Software (AstrologySoftware.com)
Founder All-Music Guide (allmusic.com)
Fonder All-Movie Guide (allmovie.com)
Founder All-Game Guide (allgame.com)
Where All My Stuff Is: http://StarTypes.com
Astrology Software: http://AstrologySoftware.com
My Writings: MichaelErlewine.com
Moderator at: ACTastrology.com
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Fun Stuff: Astrologyland.com
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