Biography

I was born in Ruislip, England and raised in Louisville, KY. Until I was 17, I moved around quite a bit in the greater Louisville area, averaging a move almost every year.

When I saw Star Wars, in 1977, my imagination began to blossom. Comic books, like the X-Men, other films, such as Tron, and anime like Battle of the Planets, showed me more worlds and many other possibilities. The films Blade Runner and the original Matrix had a similar affect upon me as Star Wars and the Empire Strikes Back.

Unfortunately, both the sequels to the Matrix and Star Wars, post-Empire, have left a bad taste in my mind's mouth. Thankfully, the powers that be have left Blade Runner alone.

I gave college two tries. The first time in Murray, Ky in 1988-90. After that abyssmal failure, I tooled around Murray for a couple of years.

I relocated to Asheville, North Carolina in 1993-95 (part of me will always long for that time).

Durring the tail end of 1995, I moved back to Murray to boost my sagging grades so I could transfer to another college.

Once the Spring semester ended I went back to Asheville, North Carolina for another blissful summer.

In August of 1996, I relocated again to Murfreesboro, TN and finally graduated in 2000 with a bachelor's in music recording. After graduation I tooled around Murfreesboro for about two years.

I did relocate, briefly, to Cherokee, North Carolina this was June of 2001 thru January of 2002.

I was doing freelance music recording, but in the post 9/11 world I ended up as a hotel desk clerk, an occupation I still hold though now as an Assistant Manager.

Since relocating back to Tennessee, I have been looking for a "real" job. I used to have grand illusions of a "calling" - now I'd settle for being Mr. Anderson in a cubicle.

Interests

I love my PS2, but I am a slave to my Xbox. Jade Empire was the game that made me buy the system. From there I have gone to KOTOR I + II, Half-Life 2, Doom 3, Ninja Gaiden Black, and Otogi I + II.

On the PS2 I love NBA 2k3, Metal Gear Solid 2, Devil May Cry, Grand Theft Auto III, Red Faction, XIII, Jak series, and Max Payne series.

I am a huge fan of the original Soul Reaver and Metal Gear Solid on the Playstation.

I totally love watching both college and pro men's basketball.

I am addicted to Adult Swim: especially Family Guy, Cowboy Bebop, Trigun, Futurama, Sealab, Samurai Champloo and the Big O.

I also enjoy reruns of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, X-Files before they got to season six and Milenium. I watch way too much G4/Tech TV, History Channel, Iron Chef and ESPN.

I love dystopian fiction and films. Anything by Phillip K. Dick is a must read. I also enjoy eclectic books on World Histoy and Philosopy like Gods of Eden. Films like the original Matrix and Blade Runner has had a tremendous influence on my outlook on life and aesthetics.

Some of my favorite movies include the Matrix trilogy (though the first is the best), the Star Wars saga (though the original Star Wars and Empire are the best), Blade Runner, Gattica, Vanilla Sky, Dark City, Tron, Crouching Tiger, Silence of the Lambs, Red Dragon, Ghost in the Shell, the Ring and Hoosiers (best sports movie ever).

I thoroughly enjoy intellegent conversations intermixed with random silliness.

I am a proponet of digital recording of music. I aspire to work with a euro-vamp in the Shirley Manson mode. After a long seperation, I am relearning the guitar.

I have fairly broad musical tastes: everything from Jesus Lizard to Bjork in alternative rock. I also really enjoy film scores, world music, Miles Davis (until the fusion period) and electronic music, everything from Eno to Jungle.

The internet is the most revolutionary invention I've seen in my lifetime. The only non-bandwith limitation is time and imagination.

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