Favorite bands :
Rush, Yes, Pink Floyd, Dream Theater, Porcupine Tree, Spock's Beard, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Blue Oyster Cult, Alter Bridge, Genesis, Coldplay, Dragonforce, Fish, Kansas, The Flower Kings, John Mayer, Marillion, Riverside, Peter Gabriel, Smashing Pumpkins, U2, Van Halen...many many others I can't think of at the moment. But the big three are Rush, Yes, Dream Theater. Prog rock all the way.
Favorite guitarists :
Hendrix, Page, Van Halen, Clapton are basics for all guitarists. Other than that, John Petrucci, Paul Gilbert, Alex Lifeson, Steve Howe, David Gilmour, Joe Satriani, Herman Lee, Steve Vai, Kyle Gass, John Mayer...and tons of others.
Favorite bassists :
Geddy Lee, Victor Wooten, Billy Sheehan, Jon Paul Jones, John Entwistle, Roger Waters, Chris Squire, John Myung, Tony Levin. Again, I'm sure I'm forgetting many more.
Favorite books :
Swan Song, 1984, and Brave New World come to mind at the moment. History, especially WW2, is another favorite reading subject of mine. Then of course there is I am America and so can you (Colbert is the man).
Favorite tv :
The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Chappelle's Show, Mind of Mencia, Who's Line is it Anyway?, Two and a Half Men, anything on Food Network.
Favorite movies :
The Matrix (the first one was the best but the whole trilogy is still awesome), any of the James Bond movies, The Bourne Trilogy, Lord of the Rings, Dark City, Blow, Tenacious D and the Pick of Destiny, The Wall, Tommy...and whatever the last movie I saw was.
ChancellorErik is a member of the following bands:
I'm Erik Schmokel. I'm 18 and live in the middle of nowhere, Vermont. I am in no way a hippy or a redneck (90% of Vermont's population is). I am in all ways a rocker. I've been playing drums for...10 years? A long time anyway. Neil Peart is God. Mike Portnoy is Jesus. I've been playing guitar for two years now, it's fun but I'm no prefessional guitarist. I've played in many local bands, including drums for progressive rock band My Rationale and classic rock bands First Odyssey and Drive, guitar in an acoustic duo called Getting By, and bass for local 80s metal band Destination Unknown.