Favorite bands :
Bright Eyes, Bob Dylan, Mastodon, Muse, D. Bowie, Mozart, The Velvet Underground, The Smiths, The Shins, Sex Pistols, STEELY DAN, My Morning Jacket, The Talking Heads, Coheed and Cambria, Nsync, Foo Fighters, Nick Drake, The White Stripes, Joy Division, The Cars, The Jam, The Raconteurs, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, The Cure, The Shins, Elvis Costello, Dinosaur Jr., Hanson, Queen, The Doors, Death From Above 1979, Ben Kweller, Led Zeppelin, Roxy Music, Tenacious D, The Mars Volta, The Hives, The Silversun Pickups, The Ramones, Mathieu Chйdid-M-, Patti Smith (not to be confused with Patty Smyth "I Am the Warrior"), Cream, Nico, Paul Simon, John Mayer, Rooney, The Zombies, Weezer (Blue), Desparecidos, Mika, Brand New, Cursive, The Kinks, The Brunettes, Tom Petty, Modest Mouse, Tom Waits, Elton John, The Faint, The New Pornographers, Iggy Pop, Eric Clapton, The Who, Dexy's Midnight Runners, Van Morrison, The Beatles, Eddie Falco, Sean Lennon, Wolf Parade, Brian Eno, ELO, Gary Numan, Foreigner, Styx, Reo Speedwagon, AC DC, Michael Jackson, Built to Spill, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, The Kings of Leon, Cheap Trick, Peter Frampton, Stevie Wonder, The Strokes, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Keane, Gavin DeGraw, Boston, Journey, Loverboy, Sufjan Stevens, The Police (NOT Sting...ew), and more to be added...
Favorite guitarists :
Conor Oberst. Eric Clapton. Bill Kelliher. John Mayer. Walter Becker. Jim James. Brent Hinds. Robby Krieger. Matthew Bellamy. Jack White. James Mercer.
Favorite bassists :
TROY. SANDERS. (GOEST!!) Michael Todd. Jesse Keeler. Jack White.. Walter Becker. Martin Crandall
Favorite books :
Notes from Underground (minus Part 2, Apropos of Wet Snow) is the best piece of non-fiction literature..EVER. So, naturally Fyodor Dostoevsky. EVERY piece of classic literature, EVER. Swann's Way (I lloooovvve Proust), ANNA KARENINA, Pushkin, The Queen of Spades, Mistress Into Maid, The Snowstorm, The Shot, The Postmaster, THE UNDERTAKER!!, Dead Souls, Turn of the Screw!, MIKHAIL LERMONTOV's poetry and his only novel, A Hero of Our Time, ALL Russian literature, Tolstoy, most transcendental mumbo-jumbo, Voltaire, Of Mice and Men, HOWL!, The Children's Hour, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire/Prisoner of Azkaban, LOTR (The Two Towers is my favorite), Wuthering Heights, The Sound and the Fury, ALL Dickens, Lolita, The Fountainhead, Atlas Shrugged, Aesop (all), The Bell Jar, The Turn of the Screw WHICH made a great movie by way of 1961, Mark Twain and his collequialism, The Midnight Fox, Shakespeare (but alas, there isn't a "favorite plays"), all Steinbeck and Hemingway, Jack London, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Catcher in the Rye, E. A. Poe, Jane Eyre, Daisy Miller, Pride and Prejudice, Mythology (Hamilton), Lord of the Flies, My Antonia, Sense and Sensibilty, Animal Farm, The War of the Worlds, Moby Dick, The Portrait of a Lady, All Salinger, A Seperate Peace, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, NABOKOV, An American Tragedy, 1984, Mansfield Park, MORE. I try not to bother with contemporary literature, with few exceptions
Favorite tv :
VH1- every show. Ever. GOOD EATS!! Alton Brown is the secks; John and Kate Plus 8; HGTV!, Metalocalypse, I love the 80's, South Park, Myth Busters, The Office, Arrested Development, Family Guy, Seinfeld, ANTM, The Simpsons, Hey Arnold, Salute Your Shorts, Flash Forward, Rocko's Modern Life, Even Stevens, Sex and the City, Freaks and Geeks, Gilmore Girls, Double Dare, Rugrats, The Angry Beavers, Hey Dude, Legends of the Hidden Temple
Favorite movies :
The Wizard of Oz, White Christmas, A Muppet Family 1984, What Women Want, The Innocents, Sweeny Todd, Shaun of the Dead, Never Been Kissed, Jerry Maguire, LOTR, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (or 4-6), The Lion King, A Midsummer Night's Dream, A Goofy Movie, Beauty and the Beast, I Heart Huckabees, Tommy Boy, Dumb and Dumber, Donnie Darko, The Fox and the Hound, Princess Diaries, don't laugh...Center Stage. I can't list them ALL-- Just look at my movie ratings...
I play electrical and classical guitar; I'd like to learn bass, too. I love reading and books! Shakespeare and I are great buddies. I paint. I love Russian Literature!; plunking around on pianos, since I quit lessons; Scribbling in notebooks during class; I miss climbing trees... Metalsmithing/Jewelrymaking class; ceramics class..
I have a thing for bassists.. or musicians really. I love Toki. And Troy Sanders. Oh! And GOEST!!
I'm silly. I know a little about a lot. I'm pretty lame overall.. And I would say the majority of kids my age would find me boring; a few consider me highly entertaining, (and to those few, I am quite grateful.)
Me putting this here is," mildly predictable..." :P