Human Tim lives in Chicago with a human wife and human child. He plays and sings with children at the Old Town School of Folk Music, and he shops and cooks and drives his car a lot. He does in fact have a robot in his basement, but it's musical skills are somewhat limited. What he mostly has in his basement are a lot of old musical instruments like ukeleles and banjos and auto-harps and organs and little battery powered keyboards that make odd noises, and some microphones and a computer that helps him record the odd noises. He also has his ears and a lot of patience and a pretty good imagination.