Favorite bands :
Rolling Stones, Who, Boston, Dire Straits, Lynyrd Skynyrd, AC/DC, Def Leppard, CCR, Aerosmith, Bad Company, Beatles, Doors, Led Zeppelin, Queen, REM, REO Speedwagon, Rush, Van Halen, Byrds, Eagles, Rainbow, Blue Oyster Cult, Cream, Scorpions
Favorite guitarists :
Eric Clapton, Eric Johnson, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Pete Townshend, Mark Knopfler, John Fogarty, Robbie Krueger, Jimmy Page, Brian May, Gary Richrath, Eddie Van Halen, Neil Schon, Carlos Santana
Favorite bassists :
Bill Wyman, John Entwhistle, Jack Bruce, John Illsley
Favorite books :
Blood, Tears & Folly; D-Day; The Menace from Moresby; Christine; The Stand; How Many Miles to Babylon?; A Bridge Too Far; The Millionaires; The Great Divide
Favorite tv :
Simpsons, Law & Order(SVU & CI), Colbert Report, The Daily Show, History Channel
Favorite movies :
Star Wars; Raiders of the Lost Ark; American Graffiti; Alien; The Hollywood Knights; Saving Private Ryan; The Thin Red Line; 12 O'clock High; The Best Years of Our Lives; Blazing Saddles; From Here to Eternity; Christine; The Parallax View; Dr. Strangelove; Jaws; Wyatt Earp; Bull Durham; Platoon; Good Fellas; Casino; Godfather
About Mopar Guy
Old dude(46) picking up the guitar again after a long hiatus. Self-taught & mainly rhythm, as I was never dedicated enough to play serious lead. Played in several garage bands in my youth. Now I occasionally jam with my daughter who is learning electric bass. Fortunately she is an accomplished clarinet player & possesses good music theory; she keeps me on track.
I still own the first electric guitar that I bought in 1979: A black Electra Omega Les Paul copy. It's in pristine condition save for a small chip in the laminate. My wife surprised me last Christmas with a Fender 15W amp & two Danelectro FAB effect pedals. She hasn't hit me up for a divorce yet with the racket I make. ;-)
I come across as a hardass to most people, but I'm pretty easy going with a good sense of humor plus a strong sarcastic streak. I work out with weights, run & practice a little martial arts. I love muscle cars, particularly where Mopars are concerned. I'm currently working on a '73 Charger & hope it will see the road again before I die.
I'm tolerant of a lot of folks except extremists, assholes, egomaniacs & idiots; if you have an attitude or a need to always be "on", keep moving.