Being an English major i like to write and read, some favorite
authors are Aurthur C. Clarke, George Carlin, J. D. Salinger, John
Steinbeck, Hunter S. Thompson, and Ian Flemming to name a
Music is what gets me through the days, playing the guitar
; learning old
techniques and making up new ones. I was formerly one of the
guitarists for local Rochester band "Anguish" years ago & a
couple times a month I attend a free formed improvisational music
jam with a few friends who play other instruments.
I mainly gravitate toward progressive rock & blues rock groups
& styles. But I'm a music appreciation-ist so I listen to all
kinds of music & pick out good qualities in all.
Bands like Tool, Pink Floyd, Rush, Led Zeppelin, King Crimson,
Emerson,Lake,&Palmer, Primus, Deep Purple, The entire Beatles
catalog, Muse, Radiohead, Ten Years After, The Who...& many
other genres, styles, & groups. Complex to minimal, quiet to
loud, it's all there.
Plus I admire a lot of film composers: Ennio Morricone, Howard
Shore, John Williams, John Barry, Bernard Herrmann, Jerry
As for movies (or I should say films) Personal favorites include:
anything by Stanley Kubrick (2001: A Space Odyssey/The
Shining/Barry Lyndon/Dr. Strangelove...) or Alfred Hitchcock (North
By Northwest/Rear Window/Vertigo), Pulp Fiction, The Good,The
Bad,&The Ugly, Bladerunner, Alien, Once Upon A Time in the
West, A Fistful of Dollars, Escape from NY, Videodrome, Jaws, The
Deer Hunter, The Godfather Pts 1&2, Fear and Loathing in Las
Vegas, Airplane!, The Maltese Falcon, Taxi Driver, Awakenings,Total
Recall, Double Indemnity, Wayne's World, Scent of a Woman, cheesy
Troma movies, , ect,ect...I mostly appreciate good direction, film
compositions, editing, & great acting.
TV: It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Seinfeld, The Simpsons (from
the 90's), The IT Crowd, South Park, How I met Your Mother, . &
I can quote/remember dialog from all those shows whenever. I wish
more people in my life could match me on that...
Comedians: Patton Oswalt, George Carlin, Bill Hicks, Dave Attell,
Stephen Wright, Patrice O'neal, Brian Posehn, Jerry Seinfeld, Joe
Rogan, Jim Jeffries.
I'm not a picky eater & love all food, except celery, hard
boiled eggs, or tuna fish (too close to cat food). Cheese in
general is a great food. Breakfast food is probably my favorite,
anytime of the day or night. Also Italian, Chinese, BBQ, Garbage
Plates...plus I'm always up for trying sometime new and different