Even though I am not really a bar person, I love performing karaoke in them. I like to think I'm pretty good, but I may be only kidding myself. :)
What kind of woman would I like to meet? Someone who can have fun whether in a raucous environment or a calm one. Someone who appreciates a true gentleman like me, and doesn't want to take advantage of my good nature. I'm looking for someone who can be happy both going out and being social or having a quiet evening at home.
I am the kind of man that will treat you like a lady, and apreciate you for who you really are. I have been told I have a great sense of humor, but I guess I will let you be the judge of that.
I am intelligent, witty, and a karaoke machine
Being a good friend
Neil Young: Everybody Knows This is Nowhere, On the Beach, Tonight's the Night, Rust Never Sleeps, Sleeps with Angels, Live at Fillmore East
Led Zeppelin: III, IV, Houses of the Holy, Presence, How the West Was Won
Allman Brothers: Live at Fillmore East, Brothers & Sisters, Hittin' the Note, assorted Instant Live CDs
Miles Davis: Bitches Brew, Dark Magus, Agharta
John Coltrane: Live at the Village Vanguard, My Favorite Things, Giant Steps
Mahavishnu Orchestra: The Inner Mounting Flame, Birds of Fire
Tony Williams Lifetime: Emergency!, Turn It Over
White Stripes: White Blood Cells, Elephant
Gov't Mule: Life Before Insanity, Live... with a Little Help From Our Friends,
Johnny Cash: At Folsom Prison, At San Quentin, At Madison Square Garden, Unchained
Bruce Springsteen: Born to Run, Live at Hammersmith Odeon 1975
Wilco: A Ghost is Born, Kicking Television, Sky Blue Sky
Grateful Dead: Dick's Picks Vol. IV, Vol. VIII, Workingman's Dead
Bob Dylan: Live 1966
Some great concerts I've seen...
Jimmy Page/Robert Plant 3/25/95 at Pittsburgh Civic Arena. As close as I'll ever get to seeing Zeppelin, I imagine.
Neil Young 9/3/96 at Star Lake Amphitheatre. Incredible intensity, ripping the strings from the guitar during Like a Hurricane
Allman Brothers Band 7/25/00 at Riverbend Music Center. Phenomenal interplay between Derek Trucks and Jimmy Herring. Taking music way beyond its borders.
Neil Young 8/28/00 at Riverbend. Different backing band, but still capable of flights of fancy.
Phil Lesh and Friends 11/10/01 at the Palace Theatre, Louisville. Tremendous jamming from start to finish.
Robert Randolph and the Family Band 2/21/05 at Jillian's, Louisville. Maybe the most energetic rock/funk/soul group I've ever seen.
White Stripes 9/11/05 at Cincinnati Music Hall. My God, Jack White's guitar playing...
Allman Brothers Band 9/27/05 at Knoxville Civic Auditorium. A lengthy show, great playing, great contribution from special guest Jack Pearson
Gov't Mule 12/3/05 at Taft Theatre, Cincinnati. Heavy blues/rock at its best.
Phil Lesh and Friends 7/18/06 at Palace Theatre. Different friends, including Joan Osbourne, but still a terrific result.
Wilco 9/21/07 at Slugger Field, Louisville. Tasteful playing, from gentle coutryesque songs to raging rockers.
Gov't Mule 10/27/07 at Madison Theatre, Covington. See above. :) Great guest appearance by opening act Grace Potter.
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss 4/19/08 at Palace Theatre. A fascinating exploration into American music, and what has sprung from it. The roots of her bluegrass stylings as well as the roots of Zeppelin's acoustic material.
Raconteurs 6/10/08 at National City Pavilion, Cincinnati. The heaviness pours from the guitars, the vocals. They don't seem to play THAT differently than what is on their records, and yet, it seems to be more meaningful in person. Leaden songs on record are brought to life live.
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals 12/14/08 at 20th Century Theatre, Cincinnati. The future of women in rock plays a hard-hitting set. I'm lucky to see her before she starts headlining stadiums.
The Bonnaroo Festival, 6/13-16/09 from Manchester, TN. Dynamic sets by multiple acts, including Phish, Bruce Springsteen, Grace Potter, Gov't Mule, Snoop Dogg, Al Green, the Beastie Boys.
Robert Randolph and the Family Band 6/28/09 at Fraze Pavilion in Kettering, OH. See eariler entry. :) Does including a stunning instrumental version of Michael Jackson's Billie Jean.
I love to read, and also have a large book collection. Some of the books in my collection are:
Footfall by Larry Niven
Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
The Areas of My Expertise by John Hodgman
Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story by Chuck Klosterman
Bootleg: The Rise And Fall Of The Secret Recording Industry by Clinton Heylin
I watch a lot of movies, both in the theater and at home. This is another area where I have a large collection. Some of my favorites, old and new...
The Dark Knight
The Last Waltz
Star Wars (original trilogy)
Star Trek II
Bride of Frankenstein
Horror of Dracula
The Wicker Man (70's version!!!)
This is Spinal Tap
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
There's a bunch of others, but I don't have all night here. :)
I enjoy a lot of different types of food. The ones I seem to enjoy the most are pizza, Chinese, Mexican, and Indian. I do enjoy a good steak every now and again.