Favorite bands :
Fugazi, Kenna, Glassjaw, Mastodon, Blur, Ben Kenney, The Roots, Bad Brains, The Dillinger Escape Plan, At the Drive In, Blindside, The Refused, Deftones, Norma Jean, Jeff Buckley, Fishbone, Kaki King, Tool, Incubus, The Mars Volta, Thrice, Jane's Addiction, Rise Against, Polar Bear, Bob Marley, REM, Blind Melon, In Civilian Clothing, Nickel Creek, Gorillaz, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Back Row Kings, Rush, Yes, Jamiroquai, Esperanza Spalding, 311, Peter Tosh, John Coltrane, The Melvins, Radiohead, Sly and the Family Stone, Mudvayne, Dub Trio, Marvin Gaye, Tower of Power, fIREHOSE, Porno for Pyros, The Alan Parsons Project, The Crystal Method, yourcodenameis:milo, Parliament-Funkadeli c, Death Cab For Cutie, Our Lady Peace, plenty of Motown, Sparta, Muse, Cake, Joy Division, Django Reinhardt, Paco de Lucia, Primus, Between the Buried and Me, The Used, A Perfect Circle, Squarepusher, Gnarls Barkley, Yes, The Jam, DFA1979, Pearl Jam, Coheed and Cambria, The Cure, Nine Inch Nails, Daft Punk, AFI, Rage Against the Machine, Peach, Umphrey's McGee, Bach, Beethoven, Haydn, Killswitch Engage, Living Colour, The Clash, Modest Mouse, Rancid/Op Ivy, Cream, Jaco Pastorius, Charles Mingus, MMW, Autolux. To make a very long story short.
Favorite guitarists :
Kaki King, Graham Coxon, Mike Einziger, Ben Kenney, Paco de Lucia, Tom Morello, Jonny Greenwood
Favorite bassists :
Alex James, Joe Lally, Ben Kenney, Eric Avery, Mike Watt, Manny Carrero, Esperanza Spalding, James Jamerson, Liam Wilson, Stu Zender, Chi Cheng, Steve Swallow, Jaco Pastorius, Justin Chancellor, Joe Principe
Favorite books :
The Qur'an, The Redemption of Althalus, Spin, Redcoat, The Zombie Survival Guide, The Anarchist's Cookbook, Tower of Fear, a few Tom Clancy novels, anything Jeff Shaara
Favorite tv :
TV is evil.
Favorite movies :
28 Days Later, The Fountainhead, Signs, The Birds, V for Vendetta, 12 Angry Men, Saving Private Ryan, Gods and Generals, any zombie movie
Music is the only thing I've really got going for me; it's who I am and what I do. I've been playing bass for since I was 14, and guitar since I was 15; with music in general, I started euphonium and music theory when I was 11. I quit band after my first year in college, but still buy theory workbooks to keep sharp with my other musical pursuits.
I'm an English major at U of M-Flint, with a focus on technical writing and literature.
Lastly, I'm a vegetarian, and have been for quite some time now. Good stuff.