GeneralOn a more personal level, I'm the type of guy that orders a Coke but then opts for an ice tea if the server asks, "Is Pepsi Okay?". Yes, I'm a bit particular but I am attracted to that which is original, inspirational, phenomenal, or all of the above. I don't have time to be indifferent when there is so much to be passionate about. I gravitate towards those that create rather than duplicate and yet I like to acknowledge those who pay tribute to all that is notable in our popular culture. I prefer a well-designed life but not a pretentious one. I would hope that people can be as real as their consciousness will allow them to be. And I don't wear a graphic on a T-shirt unless it is something I actually own or embrace. I love to meet positive and creative individuals who love to laugh and live to love, those that inspire with taste and sense of humor included. I'm the guy who finds joy in a simultaneous appreciation for both Henry Mancini and Michael Mancini.
MusicI'm into: Music.. duh! (all aspects--Listening, Composing, DJing, Performing & Teaching) Nightlife, Cinema, Guitars & Basses, Synthesizers, Pop culture, Apple Computers, Vintage items and sounds, Graphic Design, Journalism, Dining, Wining, Art and the Arts, Biking (cruisers), Robots, Satire, Camp, and Guilty Pleasures.
MoviesKeep in mind that this list should never be confused with what I actually play as a DJ! Here goes: In no particular order, a few artists I enjoy: The Beatles, Rush, Kraftwerk, The Smiths, Everything But The Girl, The Jam, Chromeo, Flight of the Conchords, Infusion, Calvin Harris, American Hi-Fi, Muse, The Year of Acceleration, Black Sabbath, Air, Wolfmother, The Police, Marvin Gaye, Juliana Hatfield, Big Star, Pink Floyd, Bernard Herrman, The Byrds, The Posies, Kaiser Chiefs, Foo Fighters, Dimitri From Paris, Velvet Revolver, Bloc Party, Velvet Underground, Beck, Death Cab For Cutie, The Rutles, Secret Machines, Brand New Heavies, A Man Called Adam, Bill Bruford, Chic, Diamond Nights, Boston, Flaming Lips, King Crimson, Mark Farina, Lalo Schifrin, Neal Hefti, Apparat Organ Quartet, Colder, Caviar, Serge Gainsbourg, Donald Byrd, The Replacements, Al Green, Buffalo Tom, Curtis Mayfield, Burt Bacharach, Soulive, Thin Lizzy, Pink Floyd, John Coltrane, George Gershwin, The Killers, Depeche Mode, Van Halen (David Lee Roth only) Frank Sinatra, Royal Crown Revue, Ben Harper, Bobby Darin, Gil-Scott Heron, They Might Be Giants, early R.E.M., Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth, The Smithereens, Pizzicato 5, Carole King, Digable Planets, XTC, De-Phazz, Morphine, Thievery Corporation, Outkast, Steely Dan, Michael Franks, Fountains of Wayne, Led Zeppelin, A Tribe Called Quest, Scissor Sisters, Gin Blossoms, The Cure, Ozzy w/Randy Rhoads, early Pretenders, The Raspberries, Prefab Sprout, Teenage Fanclub, Old 97s, Pat Metheny, MC Solaar, Material Issue, Manu Dibango, Josh Rouse, Ivy, Catherine Wheel, AC/DC, Starflyer 59, Me First & The Gimme Gimmes, Simon & Garfunkel, Bob Dylan, --okay that's enough for now..
TelevisionShane, Lolita, Psycho, Spinal Tap, Almost Famous, Swingers, High Fidelity, La Femme Nikita, Goodfellas, Box of Moonlight, Wall-E, Matchpoint, Juno, Swimming With Sharks, Office Space, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Apartment, The Party, Adaptation, Ratatouille, Lost In Translation, Monster, Rope, The Game, 3:10 To Yuma (remake) Welcome to the Dollhouse, Buffalo 66, Little Miss Sunshine, The Player, 2001 A Space Odyssey, Saturday Night Fever, Being John Malkovich, Westworld, Waiting For Guffman, Boogie Nights, Barfly, The Stepford Wives (70s version) Clueless, High Noon, Flirting With Disaster, The Anniversary Party, Stir of Echoes, ALL PIXAR animation, Woody Allen flicks, Hitchcock flicks, Teen flicks, Horror flicks, Robot and Zombie flicks, Blaxploitation flicks, Spaghetti Westerns, and movies about movies. As far as TV goes, I stopped watching ever since they stopped showing "The Twilight Zone", "The Prisoner", "The Banana Splits" and "Melrose Place." Actually, I've very little time for TV but thanks to iTunes, I've been enjoying "The Office" and "Heroes." And "We Need Girlfriends" as a web series is worthy of being picked up by the suits.. Then again, Flight of the Conchords is as necessary as oxygen and nutrition.
BooksA friend bought me this book, The Fermata by Nicholson Baker and said I'd probably like it. He was right, It's a favorite. Coming Soon to a theater near you. I also enjoy Chuck Closterman. Other than that, partially due to music production studies, I read a lot of periodicals such as Future Music, Computer Music, Sound on Sound.
HeroesMy Dad. Well, in terms of popular culture: Rod Serling, Neil Peart, Woody Allen, Steve Jobs, Frank Sinatra, Alex Lifeson, Dr. Robert Moog, Hugh Hefner, Christopher Guest, Johnny Marr, Paul Weller, Curtis Mayfield, David Fincher, Geddy Lee, GURU, and Randy Rhoads.
- Status: In a Relationship
- Here for: Networking, Friends
- Hometown: Phoenix
- Orientation: Straight
- Body type: 5' 10" / Slim / Slender
- Ethnicity: Black / African descent
- Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
- Children: Proud parent
- Smoke / Drink: No / Yes
- Education: Some college
- Occupation: Professional DJ/Producer
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