I'm a guy trying to survive in this world. I live in the big backward state of Oklahoma, and it never ceases to give me material for all of those angst filled, dark humored, punk songs I write. (I play the bass in a couple of bands, by the way.)
I'm tiny in stature and I have big blue eyes. That's usually what people notice about me first. I'm also fat due to me not being able to do a proper workout in a couple of years due to a badass knee injury that I kept re-injuring. Also, my thick southern accent can get a few laughs from my European friends. They liken me to a smarter Dubya.
I make my living as a mechanic, and I do well with it.
When it comes to writing, I'm more of a collaborator. I usually take songs that other bandmates write and make them better.
Movies: I grew up with sci-fi. I was molded in it. I also like goofy comedies. Sometimes I like a foreign film or an independent. Tarantino movies are a fast lane to my heart.
TV: I watch Hulu and netflix mainly. I like animated shows quite a bit. I think Archer is my spirit guide.
Music: Ramones, The Beatles, Run DMC, Rolling Stones, Bowie, Elvis, Black Sabbath, Germs, Black Flag, Wipers, Bleak House, Public Enemy, (70s) Aerosmith, Soundgarden, L7, Bad Religion, Parliament, James Brown, Sleep, Boris, Hank Williams III, Death, NWA, Slayer, Hendrix, Darkthrone, Electric Light Orchestra, Pentagram, Johnny Thunders, Sex Pistols, James Taylor, Leftover Crack, Agent Orange, Dr Know, Cat Stevens, Ohio Players, Destruction, Kreator, Veruca Salt, Merciful Fate, The Ventures, Witchcraft, Van Halen, White Stripes, Dead Kennedys, Diamondhead, Blitzkrieg, Witchfinder General, Electric Wizard, Saint Vitus, Tigers of Pan Tang, Budgie, George Harrison, Michael Jackson, Sperm Birds, Ill Repute, Beastie Boys, Pavement, Clutch, Helmet, Melvins, Kiss, Fugees, Bad Brains.
"I like listening to the blues, but if I ever start a blues band, please put a bullet in my fucking head." - Me on 8/21/2016 during an interview with a local "eclectic college music" zine before playing a show. I doubt it'll even make it to print because the poor journalist seemed offended.
A tuner and picks because I can't play out of tune and I use picks to play bass.
A pillow, blanket, and a fan blowing on me.
Money, because as idealistic as I can be, I still need money to do all of that cool shit I like to do.
Electricity. Getting back to nature is fun for a week or so, but I like all the things electricity can do for us.
Water. They say we are 75% water, so I guess that's pretty important too.
I don't half ass anything. I always go full ass.
Politics. Exactly how did we wind up in this situation?
I prefer the company of those who aren't religious. I do make exceptions for believers who won't cram it down my throat, however. Also, being left of center and not into the gender roles thing are major pluses.
Just be your awesome self. I don't like people who put up a front.