It may sound silly, but the Beastie Boys were probably the biggest pop culture influence in my life... not sure why I'm sharing that on my OKC profile; however, if you have love for the B Boys and can be the Mike D or MCA to my Ad-Rock on Karaoke versions of "Paul Revere", we'll probably get along.
Been in Oakland for over 2 years, but I'm a Midwest dude at heart. For whatever reason, my goofy birthplace of Milwaukee, WI (bark twice!) will always be in my heart, but realistically, the Bay is infinitely more interesting. Only here could you hike among the Redwoods, go winetasting, play tennis while french dudes bump Justice on the adjacent court, and still have time to take in a drag-show. Damn, this area is dope!
I believe in the uniting power of music and completed my masters on music-formatted public radio and the formation of community. I love live music and am making it a point to check out as many venues as possible.