The Destiny Days

I keep getting requests to post some of my Destiny songs. I don’t know why I haven’t until now. I guess now seems like the right time. For those of you who don’t know, I was one of the founding members, with Jeff Morgan and Erik DeBower, of the instrumental trio Destiny. We did some great things, recorded some amazing tunes, played some wonderful gigs. Our debut CD was recorded and mixed by my good friend Brent DeRocher. Erik was with us until 1997 and then our friend Wade Campbell joined us until 2002.

One of our most memorable gigs was opening for Joe Satriani two nights in a row at Portland’s Roseland Theater in 1996. Those were the days when jaw dopping guitar riffs were the norm and everywhere you went to see music you would be humbled and amazed by the incredible guitar abilities of fellow guitar shredders. We took a huge gamble playing the music we played. We didn’t become radio stars, but we developed a nice following and we had alot of fun.

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I loved my time in Destiny. It seems when we hung up our hats the days of wild guitar histrionics were over. Thank goodness for people like Lincoln Brewster who are passing the torch to the younger generation. I’ve been told at times my style is a bit outdated, but I’m so grateful for my good friends who continue to encourage me to push the limits. If it weren’t for you I wouldn’t have had the courage to enter Lincoln Brewster’s Reaching For You guitar solo competition. So yay me I won Third place!! LOL

Here’s the link to my video-

I hope you enjoy the music!!

5 Responses to The Destiny Days
  1. Maria
    September 26, 2011 | 9:07 pm

    Hooray! I remember!!!

  2. chris chick
    April 17, 2012 | 1:16 am

    Holy Cow! I haven’t seen any of those photos in a long time! I suppose, if I look around in the garage, through the boxes and boxes and boxes of band photos, I could find the negatives and quite a few more! I just got done writing an e-mail to someone named Juli Morgan on this webpage thinking it very odd that she had so much in common with another Juli I once knew long ago…imagine my surprise, the two are one and the same! Add me to the list of elderly fans of the band DESTINY. I am proud as punch that someone from my past life as a photographer is using these old images. If Juli gives me permission to do so here, boy o boy do I have a tale to tell about three INCREDIBLY TALENTED musicians.

    • fairylefaye
      April 23, 2012 | 9:09 pm

      Hi Chris! Wow! How long has it been? Years and years! Thanks for being our biggest fan :)

      • chris chick
        April 29, 2012 | 7:23 pm

        Biggest fan honor went to Eskimo 2 Speed. That said, the music put out by Juli, Jeff and Eric still moves me. It is nice to see that Juli is still doing what she loved.She truly is gifted. Imho Juli Morgan is one of only two genius calibre musicians that I was lucky to have gotten to hang with . The other being Naiomi Beebe (sp?) I do not use the word genius lightly here. Ms Beebe has a voice that is arguably better than either of the Wilson sisters (from HEART) a distinction that their personal vocal coach once gave Naiomi. Although she still lives nearby, I do not think Naiomi still performs. Her rendition of Unchained Melody is unsurpassed by ANYONE imo. What I wouldn’t give to have seen Naiomi and Juli on a stage together…that was and still is one of my fondest fantasies.

        Is Juli as good as Naiomi? Imho I would have to say no. Please recall that I said that these two are genius calibre musicians. Naiomi Beebe has been at it longer than Juli Morgan. Also keep in mind that I am comparing two different instruments as well. I felt that Naiomi had reached the pinnacle of her potential back when I had the chance to hang with her, it is obvious that Juli has yet to reach her peak, she just gets better and better. It is up to Juli how far she will take her gift. Imo, Juli has it in her to surpass Joe Satriani if she ever decides to just let go. I have NEVER stopped believing that her talent belongs on a national stage, that I was lucky to have witnessed this incredibly gifted musician in action is my own personal blessing.
        I have said enough, thank you whoever you are for responding to me. It is nice to know that I am remembered. I wish only the best for Juli and those who are lucky enough to be a part of her life. If you ever run across Jeff or Eric please say hey for me, they are fondly remembered as well. (Of the countless musicians I have worked with I have yet to meet a better bass player than Jeff, and only rarely have I met a drummer as good as Eric).
        Lastly, I just can’t get away from the music biz it seems. Please check out this link:

        I currently work with Lucid Technology and Design. That is OUR stage and light show that you see out on tour. We are dang proud of it too!
        Nuff Said, chris chick

        • Dwayne
          October 4, 2012 | 6:46 am

          Hello, Chris Chick, it’s been a very long time since…
          We’ve been wondering about you, and how you have been doing.
          I was contacted by Flash from Hell’s Kitchen a few months ago who was trying to find you. I referred him to I Defy and Church of Hate members, but they were apparently a dead end, too.
          I hope you doing well. I was checking out the site for Lucid Technology and Design you mentioned, and found it to be very amazing. That would be a pretty exciting outfit to work with, I imagine.
          I’d love to hear from you, and know what you have been up to for the past many years. We have been through very many changes, nothing is the same as it ever was…
          aka bodasativa

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