I am an outgoing, fun, and sometimes crazy guy who knows how to be serious when I have to. I am very honest, straight forward, and I tend to go after what I want. I am very bad at hiding my curiosities and I tend to say what I am thinking out loud (whether I want to or not). Sometimes I have to put my foot in my mouth, but I always admit when i am wrong and I try to have no regrets. I have been told people either like me right away, or they are not sure what to make of me.. I guess you'll just have to decide for yourself :-)
In my off time I like to watch movies, hit the town and meet new people. Occasionally I'll stay at home and play a video game, but more often then not I am researching something new and random.. One of the many things that keeps me up too late every night. I also enjoy building and modifying my own guitars when I need to get away from screens.
My secret talent is reading people. I am very good at getting inside their heads and seeing why they do what they do. I have a freak talent for memorizing dialogue from films.. and an even more impressive talent for remembering distinctive sounds and smells from my life (its partially how I got into the business).
I am an OK guitar player at best, but I like playing them. I like building them and fixing them even more. If you have a guitar that needs a repair - talk to me and we'll see what we can do.
I am also a very good problem solver, but of course the blessing and curse of that ability is I am much better at fixing other people's problems than my own. I am good at seeing both objective and subjective sides and weighing the difference.
I am crap at dancing, but I like to sing and I adore Karaoke and Head-Banging.
I am outgoing and shameless about myself - I have always lived my life fairly out-loud. Other things I have been told is I have a great smile (been told to upload better pictures, someone help me take some) and I am good at telling stories.
MOVIES: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Dark City, The Matrix (#1, not #2 or 3), Gross Point Blank, That Thing You Do, The Matador, The Outlaw Josey Wales, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, The Fifth Element, John Carpenters: The Thing, Sunshine, Romeo + Juliet, Casino Royale, Iron Man, Star Wars (4-6), Bill and Ted (Both), The Edge, Taxi Driver, The Big Sleep, SLC Punk... etc.
TV: It fluctuates. I haven't had broadcast TV in 10 years, so its usually catching up on what I choose to watch. All time favorites would have to be: The Mighty Boosh, Junkyard Wars, Firefly, Fringe, Sports Night, Spaced, The Adventures of Pete and Pete, Community. I am loving almost everything Netflix puts out these days.
MUSIC: I have a wide array of tastes, but I usually stay in the Classic Rock, Blues, and Heavy Metal camps: Mastodon, ZZ Top! Faith No More, Tomahawk, Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age, No Doubt, Rush, Dick Dale, The Darkness, The Ventures, Green Day (classic version), Chuck Berry, Judas Priest, Bo Diddley, Jimi Hendrix, Black Label Society, Joe Walsh (James Gang, Eagles), Black Sabbath, Nirvana.. the list goes on.. and I am sure some of it would surprise you.
FOOD: I used to be pretty basic with my food, but after living in Austin for a few years, I have learned to experiment more. Now I love Indian food and I am warming up to Korean BBQ.
(3) Movies and Music. Its a career because its a passion. It would suck to do without.
(4) Fresh Air. I do work inside a lot, and do not go out as much as I should, but when I do I immediately feel better.
(5) Something personal to craft. My career involves making other people's dreams and visions come to life, and I have learned that if I do not have something to work on just for me.. I start to lose it.
(6) If we are being honest - sex of course
Myself - I self reflect a lot.
Others - why people do certain things, what compels them and why.
Women - All of it, most I will never understand as much as I would like to.
Work - What I have to do, where I will get my next job.
Guitars - Building mostly, and various design aesthetics.
EVERYTHING ELSE - my mind drifts a lot, and since I say what I am thinking, you'll hear it... but not in an ADD I am not paying attention sort of way. I pay too much attention.
I am here to make friends, meet people, and see what happens. If you know of a good event coming up, or you just think we might make good partners in time - Drop me a line. I don't bite too hard.