Favorite bands :
Beatles, ABBA, ELO, Steely Dan, Carpenters, AM Radio One-Hit Wonders, Motown...
Favorite guitarists :
Brian Setzer, Junior Walker, Les Paul
Favorite bassists :
McCartney, Bernard Rodgers (Chic), Kasim Sultan, Bootsy Collins, Larry Graham, Walter Becker
Favorite books :
Red Dragon, Leonard Cohen's "Book of Longing," Dune, John Fante's "The Road to Los Angeles," most of George Orwell's writings, Marcel Duchamp's notes...
Favorite tv :
Chimp Channel, Frasier, 30 Rock, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Bob Newhart Show, The Millionaire, Night Gallery, ALF, Party Down...
Favorite movies :
1984, The Omen, Sling Blade, Bad Santa, My Man Godfrey, Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men, Heaven Can Wait, Silence of the Lambs, Lilo and Stitch, Rocky Horror, Saturday Night Fever, "Our Gang/Little Rascals" shorts...
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I play piano, guitar, drums as a sloppy, but manic hobbyist. I write songs, tab and play covers, but am not very slick. My recordings are mostly in ProTools and Garageband. Melody and harmony is paramount. The dress code of my cultural world does not admit rappers.