This is another part of the profile where I list impressive, if not
obscure, things to really raise the "wow" factor.
Let me see...
Aside from books I do love music. As T.S.O.L. once sang, "Music is
our master...dance with me my dear."
Some of my favorite albums are, Soft Cell's "The Art of Falling
Apart;" Joy Division's "Unknown Pleasures;" The Smiths' "The Queen
is Dead;" Christian Death's "Only Theater of Pain;" Sub Human's
"The Day The Country Died," along with other music like Klaus Nomi,
Oscar Madrigal, and along with the sounds of Northern Soul, ska,
dancehall, popcorn oldies, Motown, Italo disco, shoegaze, darkwave,
cold wave (did I get all the waves in?), softer pop, grupera,
norteña, cumbia and all this and more. Luckily for me I was able to
buy the above music on a six CD collection from Time-Life
I like dancing to "Fun City" by Soft Cell.
Probably the greatest punk album, or for that matter the greatest
album in almost any genre, is "Germ Free Adolescents" by the X Ray
Marc and The Mambas is greatly underrated.
I miss the sounds of 1110/KRLA and Huggy Boy coming out of my
transistor radio. Thank g-d for Art Laboe.
I once had a very impressive record collection featuring several
obscure albums and bands. I used to play a deejay where I was able
to showoff and impress people with my obscure collection while they
were dancing down to their knees, but making life difficult for
myself I sold the record collection for a few thousand dollars
(which was enough to pay for one unit of college). I suppose for a
moment I had a mature moment and thought it was time to grow up.
Now I am rebuilding it, and now with more record stores to choose
from. --The moral of that story is, do not ever be mature.
Now, do not be mistaken, I hardly consider myself grown up. For one
thing I think, no, I know, I will always have the punk rock spirit
and ethos. That aside, frankly, it is my desire to have a
collection of classic Fisher-Price toys and tons of old board
When I was much younger I used to like collecting the home version
of teevee game shows and I would pretend to be the game show host.
It took me a few years to understand what a couple unimaginative
family members meant when they said, "Better him pretending to be
Peter Marshall than Paul Lynde."
Also, I really like cartoons. I have wandered into the greatest
debate of our time that has laid waste to great men and women: Were
"The Simpsons" better in the 1990s, or is it better now?
I also have a guilty pleasure for Del Taco.