Favorite bands :
Badfinger, Cinderella, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Tesla, Scorpions, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, the Beatles, Mr. Big, etc.
Favorite guitarists :
Brad Paisley, Pete Ham, Tom Keifer, Jerry Reed, Brent Mason, Cody Canada, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Chet Atkins, Jeff Beck, Steve Vai, Eric Sardinas, Wes Montgomery, Melvin Taylor, Buddy Guy, Sonny Landreth, etc.
Favorite bassists :
Billy Sheehan, Victor Wooten, Geddy Lee, Tal Wilkenfeld, etc.
Favorite books :
Without You: The Tragic Story of Badfinger, by Dan Matovina; I Am America (and So Can You), by Stephen Colbert; etc.
Favorite tv :
The Colbert Report and just about anything on the History Channel.
Favorite movies :
Gran Torino, Glory, Spinal Tap, Braveheart, Flags of Our Fathers, The Patriot, etc.
I started my musical journey off by first playing the violin way back when I was in third grade. After a few months of not learning anything from the instructor, I decided to quit.
Within a year or two, I then started playing guitar. Most of what I've learned has been taught to me by my brother who is a guitar instructor.
Along with guitar, I eventually picked up on the keyboard. Just recently, I received a mandolin as a graduation gift and I am attempting to teach myself how to play a few scales and chords until I can get proper instruction for the mandolin.
In the future, I plan on purchasing my first acoustic guitar, bass, bass amp, dobro and some recording equipment--mainly just an iMac. After I can afford an iMac, I'll add on Apple's Logic Studio to help me make my songs sound as great as they possibly can.
I also just want to let everyone know that the Epiphone SG I have is not an Epiphone SG Standard. I forgot the exact name of the model and I had to write at least three letters for the model so I typed in, "SG Standard."