Here is what I think about me: I'm a alright fella. I've done more good than harm.
Born and raised in NYC by some real good folks.
Failed filmmaker, moderately successfull business owner.
Bad at writing full paragraphs.
OG liberal. I campaigned for Jesse Jackson when I was 8.
Just bought my idea of a dream home. Five miles out of manhattan down Queens Blvd. However you wouldn't know it when on the block. Quiet tree lined street.
I like the kind of bars where dreams go to die. Usually that just means its dark, maybe a little dank, has a good jukebox, and preferably a pool table.
I've made movie's, music videos, & plays. My output has slowed down. But at least once a year I get involved in something. Those skills and projects have taken me around the world, which was fun.
Work on set as a lighting guy, director, camera guy or whatever. Have a small little business. Own a couple of trucks and lighting equipment. I dig it. It is important to me. The biz has made life pretty comfortable and helps me make a couple of good friends a living.
Bit of a geek which is a trait I always enjoy in people. I might have a Superman themed bathroom. And if I do, I totally went all in on it. Big fan of scifi, comics, and all that fun stuff.
Turned 42 this year, making me the answer to the ultimate question! Health, happiness, business are all good. I think I know what Douglas Adams was getting at.... he was a smart & funny fella.
Music; tribe called quest, the clash, bobby darrin rounds out three favorites who get a lot of play. But I always got a new song that I'm usually playing death. According to iTunes the last two albums I bought was Best of X-Clan and the Mary Poppins soundtrack, that seems about right.
TV; BSG, Its Always Sunny, Breaking Bad, were all excellent shows. Really into The Flash right now, lot of fun. Always down for some Law Order reruns.
Books; read all things Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, Elmore Leonard, Frank Miller, Raymond Chandler, Douglas Adams, unfortunately I've read all of them. big fan of nonfiction. Lately I've been consuming Stephen Kings Dark Tower series.
Love to cook, will try anything. I've had some really good lessons from little old ladies in moo moos. Also went overboard on kitchen remodel. Got a well used BBQ and a turkey deep fryer out back. Like new restaurants, it takes a lot to get me to go to the same place twice... unless its walking distance.
Sports; UFC, baseball, football. I'm a Mets fan, which I pretty much regret every day. Setup a tv on the back porch because baseball was meant to be watched outside. If there is a big fight in a city I haven't been to or if its in Vegas during winter, chances are I'll be there and make a weekend trip out of it.
The Illo Family.