Favorite bands :
Of course the bands that i am involved in; Garden of souls and The Dogman Project, but other than that I enjoy;
Tower of Power
Bob Marley & The Wailers
Return To Forever
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Favorite guitarists :
Favorite bassists :
Victor Wooten, Jaco, Stanley Clarke, Aston "Family Man" Barrett
Favorite books :
The Music Lesson - Victor Wooten
Piece of My Heart - David Dalton
Farenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
Favorite tv :
House, X-Files, CSI
Favorite movies :
Slither, Little Miss Sunshine, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang,
I am looking to establish myself first in the metro-detroit area, and then the world! I would be willing to play with every and any one. However, for my druthers, I am trying to get together a project that would play bass driven jam, funk, r&b, reggae (sort of along the lines of the influences that i have listed) but with helping to attain world peace as the ultimate goal. To me, what is the point in playing if not to influence the world. Like Elan Atais said; " IТve got a voice but what is it worth if it fills the world with empty words? Words that hate and criticize are words that open no oneТs eyes" Nothing could be more true, music is our pedestal to change the world, if we don't use it we are as bad as those commiting the atrocities these days. So if you would be interested in joining my project, or if you would be interested in hiring me to work on yours please feel free to e-mail me at; email@example.com
QUOTES, These Things Make Up Me!
"It is perfectly true, as the philosophers say, that life must be understood backwards. But they forget the other proposition, that it must be lived forwards. And if one thinks over that proposition it becomes more and more evident that life can never be understood in time simply because at no particular moment can one find the necessary resting place from which to understand it - backwards."
"Like, everybody does it the way they do it. Death only matters to the person that's dying. The rest of us are going to live without that voice. For those of us for whom she was a person, we'll have to do without the person"
Natives widely believe that the essence of a person, song, object resides within, not on the surface not i outward appearances...insisting that reality isn't in them but in the lawn that govern bodies; or in the sense that Picasso, to show a total being , takes u right inside. From this comes the belief that although the world consists of bodies, each contains within itself an essence, power, vital energy, which under certain conditions is give out, illuminating changing whatever it touches. When such energy meets forces radiating from another being, something new may be created. Similarly, forces from other beings may penetrate one, enter one, change one. One may "drink in" another. Be possessed by another."
They Became What They Beheld
"I don't understand, how come...you're gone, man. I don't understand why half the world is still cryin' ... when the other half of the world is still cryin', too, man. I can't get it either. I mean you want a cat for 365 days .... You ain't got him for 365 days. You got him for one day. Well, I tell you that one day, man, had better be your life. Because you can say ... oh, man, you can cry about the other 364. But you're gonna lose that one day, man, and that's all you got. You gotta call that love, man. That's what it is, man. If you got it today, you don't want it tomorrow, man. Cause you don't need it. Cause, as a matter of fact tomorrow never happens, man. It's all the same fuckin' day."
Let the reader consider what he would give...to stay the clound in its fading, the leaf in its trembling, and the shadown in their changing; to bid the fitful foam be fixed upon the river, and the ripples be everlasting upon the lake; and then to bear away with him no darkness or feeble sun-stain, but a counterfeit which should seem no counterfeit - the true and perfect image of life indeed. Or rather, let him consider that it would be in effect nothing less than the capacity of transporting himself at any moment into any scene - a gift as great as can be possessed by disembodied spirit; and suppose, also, this necromancy embracing not only the present but the past, and enabling us seemingly to enter into the bodily presence of men long since gathered to the dust; to behold them in act as they lived...to seem them in the gesture and expression of an instant, and stayed on the eve of some great deed, in the immortality of buring purpose.
"Life is pain highness, anybody who says otherwise is selling something"
-Wesley, Princess Bride
"He saw but did not see what the eye saw"
-Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451
See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or said for in factories. Ask no guarantees, ask for no security, there was never such an animal. And if there were, it would be related to the great sloth which hangs upside down in a tree all day"