The Blue Album, Leaving Through the Window, Something To Write Home About, Ellipsis, Jimmy Eat World's entire discography.
Oh, man. Maybe later.
Weezer, Something Corporate, Settle, The Get Up Kids, Zac Clark, The Appreciation Post, Set Your Goals, Emery, Sage Francis, Nine Days, The Forecast, 1997, All Time Low, Jimmy Eat World, As Tall As Lions, Common, The Roots, Goo Goo Dolls, Brand New, Counting Crows, Third Eye Blind, The Early November, The Format, Four Year Strong, Anathallo, Lucero, Ben Folds, OK GO, P.O.S., Red Hot Chili Peppers, Say Anything, Steve Burns, Sullivan, Taking Back Sunday, The Radio Spirit, Underoath
Loch by Paul Zindel, Misery by Stephen King, Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton, anything by Dave Barry or George Carlin, The Official Twilight Zone Episode Guide, any number of non-fiction books about science, history, religion, film, music, society, mythology, magic, philosophy, criminals, heroes and the like.
I'm one of the biggest film geeks you'll ever meet. Absolute Punk doesn't have the server space to support this list.
Eb or C#. Don't ask why.
Starting with a string of films that some revisionist critics are now calling "arguably the most important movies ever shot on VHS by a third grader using a cast comprised entirely of action figures and plastic tree frogs," my career in "the biz" immediately postioned me to move on to bigger and better things.
Like shooting my movies on VHS...with people.
Directing people turned out to be a much greater challenge than I could have imagined--but proved to be a good deal of fun once I figured out I couldn't tie them to large fireworks the way I could action figures. From this point on, my passion for movie making never wained. Upon reaching the 5th grade, I did take a short hiatus to experience the joys of growing up in a small town. For the inquisitive, those joys included boredom, restlessness and torment at the hands of my more socially advanced peers.
Needless to say, I immediately went back to movie making.
Throughout middle school and high school, my passion for the craft grew by leaps and bounds, so I did what any burgeoning 17 year old film maker wannabe would do: stop making movies, learn to drum, and join a band. When that quickly fizzled, I crawled back to my main sugar mama, movies, and begged her to take me back. She did, and I'm now at Emerson College in Boston, pursuing a legitimate career in "the biz."
I'm currently in love with (and trying to figure out how to make a living by) directing music videos. I've previously worked with the rad dudes in Settle, Zac Clark, The Appreciation Post and Holiday Parade.
Making movies and music videos, talking about movies and music videos, watching movies and music videos, believing in the impossible, drumming, rocking out, writing, listening to music, the Loch Ness Monster, drinking coffee, arguing with skeptics, occasionally being extraordinarily vulgar, not sleeping, dress shirts from the 70's, smooshing pretentious people with my mighty Fists of Straightforwardness, trying to be the best person I can be.