By early 1999, only about six months after getting online, I had tired of the constant problems with AOL. I joined a new company, a local ISP called Multiverse. No longer did I get busy signals and the speed was incredible. They also gave me the opportunity to learn something new. Multiverse was really a high-end web and server hosting company, so they gave every Internet customer personal web space. I was definitely going to take advantage of that and maybe even learn a new skill. It would be around that time that I started working with The Buzz Band. I was still learning how to build a web site. So far, it looked liked a Geocities home page (how's that for a reference?).
Later in 1999, I got my first digital camera, a Sony Mavica FD-73. It used floppy disks to save the photos. I started taking photos of The Buzz Band gigs. I was also their roadie, I ran lights and, in some venues, played security. This earned me my first Internet alias, The BUZZCrew. I started out using my free Multiverse space to show off my photos, but because the address was too difficult to remember, I signed up for an Angelfire account. I can't remember which address I used, but it became part of a network of other sites. I started taking pictures of other bands and posting them on my site. I had a guestbook, photo pages, my personal biography and some silly games. It was a gaudy looking site, but it was mine and I loved it. It wouldn't be until April 2001 that I got the domain name thebuzzcrew.com. It would give me my first experience with a web hosting company, but that will have to wait.