Favorite bands :
Lemonheads (first and foremost), Dinosaur Jr, Juliana Hatfield, Better Than Ezra, Husker Du, Buffalo Tom, Rise Against, Feable Weiner, Goo Goo Dolls, Varsity Drag, Afghan Whigs, Jimmy Eat World, Drive-By Truckers, Pavement, Superchunk, Less Than Jake, Screeching Weasel, Goldfinger, NOFX, Rancid, Lars Frederiksen and the Bastards
Favorite guitarists :
Evan Dando, J Mascis, Johnny Rzeznik, Juliana Hatfield, Ben Deily, Jim Adkins, Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Favorite bassists :
Adam Schlesinger, Lou Barlow, Robby Takac
Favorite books :
Our Band Could Be Your Life, When I Grow Up: A Memoir, pretty much anything by Chuck Klosterman (the only reason I say, "pretty much" is because I still haven't read two or three of his books), Twenty Thousand Roads, S.F.W.
Favorite tv :
The Shield, Freaks and Geeks, My So-Called Life, Lucky Louie, Friends, ATHF, Pawn Stars, Rescue Me
Favorite movies :
Reality Bites, SLC Punk, S.F.W., Rules of Attraction, Suicide Kings, The New Guy, Bio-Dome, Wayne's World, Wayne's World 2, Clueless, Adventureland, Versus
So somewhere around January 4th, 1989 I was born. My family and I moved around a lot until I was about 3 years old when we finally landed in Knoxville, Tennessee. Fun stuff, right? Anyway, I've lived here for about 18 years now and I'm starting to notice that I "ain't from 'round here" and even if I was, I wouldn't talk like that.
ANYWAY, I've got two half siblings which I suppose would make a whole sibling. My half brother has about ten years on me and is the reason I got into NOFX, Screeching Weasel, Green Day, Dead Milkmen, Rancid and a bunch of other punk bands from the 80's and 90's. My half sister has a year or so on my half brother and is the reason I got into the pop phenomenon of the 90's. In a nutshell, I'm kind of a product of 90's culture and it's all thanks to my siblings. All of my favorite bands were thriving then, a lot of my favorite movies were coming out in theaters then, and I was actually able to enjoy it all for the most part.
A lot of my songs are influenced by Dinosaur Jr, the Lemonheads, Goo Goo Dolls, and plenty of other bands that you probably haven't mentioned in the last couple of decades. It makes me a little dated, but I just haven't found a whole lot of bands that really interest me.
I suppose I could make one exception. That exception being Tinted Windows. There's something about Bun E. Carlos (drummer from Cheap Trick), Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne Bassist), James Iha (guitarist from Smashing Pumpkins) and Taylor Hanson (from.......Hanson) coming together to form a power pop group that is just nothing short of amazing.
Then again...this isn't really about Tinted Windows or the 90's or my brother and sister. This is about me.