Things I've done:
Lived in England for a year. Made great friends there, taught kids music, traveled Europe. Developed a deep love for pubs.
Listened to opera auditions in NYC a few times with my last job.
Played drums/percussion most of my life. Did the whole marching band/orchestra/musical theater circuit.
Taught myself guitar.
Former high school music director.
Former casting director for an opera company.
Not currently working in my chosen field, but, certainly have an interesting job now.
Left a job that I loved to do in the San Jose Area, but, the boss was an abusive, senile, ego-centric liar. Could no longer abide. Moved to Sacramento to be near family and start anew.
-playing guitar for nobody
-making homemade tortilla chips (better and cheaper!)
-making friends with animals
-being on time (pet peeve is constantly late people...rude, man, rude)
-I have amazing parking karma....really, it's uncanny
Eels, Radiohead, Morphine, Peter Gabriel, Primus, William Elliott Whitmore, Asylum Street Spankers, Guy Forsyth, Gogol Bordello, Muse (it's like Queen and Radiohead had a baby! and called it Muse!), Verdi, Feist, The Beatles, Mark Sandman, Vienna Teng...
-I can dig on just about any kinda jazz. Be-bop being way up there, but, ya gotta love the legendary ladies like Billie and Ella.
MOVIES: Wes Anderson, Lars Von Trier (that dude really likes to torcher his female leads...makes me cringe but they are fantastic to watch), Dark Crystal, Restoration, Christopher Nolan, Johnny Depp is one hell of an actor, Lord of the Rings Trio, Stanley Kubrick, Once, Everything is Illuminated, Full Metal Jacket
COMEDIANS: Mitch Hedberg, Doug Stanhope, Louis CK, Ricky Gervais, Tig Notaro, Sarah Silverman, Mike Birbiglia, Tim Minchin
FOOD/DRINK: Sushi, stinky cheese, Belgian and Microbrew beers. Starting to get a taste for bourbon...slowly. Very slowly.
RADIO: I listen to a few podcasts like The Moth, Radiolab, This American Life and whatever I may have missed on the radio. I go back over the old Ricky Gervais/Karl Pilkington shows when I need a good laugh. Timeless idiocy, that.
BOOKS/AUTHORS: Christopher Moore, Mil Millington, Chuck Palahniuk, James Morrow, JRR Tolkien, China Mieville, Neil Gaiman, Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Tim Sandlin, Ben Elton, David Rakoff, David Sedaris, Lev Grossman, The Mongoliad Series...
*I dig me some graphic novels from time to time, as well (Sage, Walking Dead, Y the Last Man, Preacher, Sandman)
TV SHOWS: Trailer Park Boys, Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Last Week Tonight, Bob's Burgers
Go Sharks and Go Packers!!!
-And there's always some sort of rhythm going on in my head, if not a piece of music. Rarely a dull moment up there in my noodle.
Never read or watched any Harry Potter. I'm not anti, just never got around to it.
-You like a good pub
-You are liberal-minded, patient, non-religious, like a good beer and know a good wine
-Are kind and compassionate, but, fight for what you believe in