I'm a graduate of the University of Illinois with a degree in English and Professional Writing. My two passions are writing and music, and you can see what happens when these powers combine at my blog, www.ibreathetheunderground.typepad.com. I've authored two unpublished novels, have penned several unpublished short stories, and have made my own business cards that say "Unpublished Author." Let's hope that's not a long term investment.
I've also been in nine bands and have recorded professionally twice. I've attended several hundred concerts in my short life.
Less Than Jake - Losing Streak, Jawbreaker - Dear You, The Lawrence Arms - The Greatest Story Ever Told, Alkaline Trio - Goddamnit, AFI - The Art of Drowning, The Ataris - Blue Skies Broken Hearts...Next 12 Exits, Boys Night Out - Trainwreck, Fall Out Boy - Take This to Your Grave, Brand New - Deja Entendu, Circa Survive - Juturna, Daggermouth - Turf Wars, Set Your Goals - Mutiny, Propagandhi - How to Clean Everything, Four Year Strong - Rise or Die Trying, Forever the Sickest Kids - Underdog Alma Mater, Get Up Kids - Something to Write Home About, Moneen - Are We Really Happy With Who We Are Right Now?, Misery Signals - Of Malice and Magnum Heart, The Smoking Popes - Destination Failure, Say Anything - ...Is a Real Boy, Saves the Day - Can't Slow Down, plus a million other awesome records
Soilwork - "The Chainheart Machine", Misery Signals - "Five Years", Alkaline Trio - "Trouble Breathing", Alkaline Trio - "Cooking Wine", Fall Out Boy - "The Patron Saint of Liars and Fakes", The Shins - "Caring is Creepy", Horse the Band - "Murder", Say Anything - "Belt", Three Six Mafia - "Wolf Wolf", Forever the Sickest Kids - "Hey Brittany", Unearth - "Zombie Autopilot", Less Than Jake - "Krazy Glue", He is Legend - "Mushroom River", Lamb of God - "11th Hour", Rancid - "Roots Radicals"
Alkaline Trio, Smoking Popes, the Lawrence Arms, Dethklok, Bone Thugs 'n Harmony, Lamb of God, Soilwork, Say Anything, Saves the Day, Four Year Strong, Set Your Goals, Bad Religion, Minor Threat, Daggermouth, NOFX, Moneen, Motion City Soundtrack, 311, New Found Glory, Joshua Radin, Norma Jean, Darkest Hour, Oblivion, Nick Cave, Primus, Sick of It All, Agnostic Front, Circa Survive, etc.
Less Than Zero, Rules of Attraction, American Psycho, Glamorama, Diary, Survivor, Rant, The Sun Also Rises, High Fidelity, The Stranger, Bright Lights Big City, Deadeye Dick, Hocus Pocus, Nine Stories, etc.
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, No Country for Old Men, Miller's Crossing, There Will Be Blood, Magnolia, The Big Lebowski, The United States of Leland, Baseketball, Boogie Nights, The Last Kiss, Die Hard, Pineapple Express, The Life Aquatic, The Darjeeling Limited, etc.
Favorite TV Shows
Dexter, South Park, Flight of the Conchords, Californication, Deadliest Catch