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Music

Everybody loves at least some type of music. It could be classical, jazz, rock, whatever. My preference is pretty much anything except Opera or Classical, but my mood kinda dictates what I want to listen too. I like Southern Rock, and anything from the 1970's-1990's. Today's "Rap/HipHop" or "Pop" really sucks. There is no originality there at all. It's just garbage in my opinion.

There are some artists that I think were cutting edge, but unfortunately, just due to circumstances just missed the boat for some strange reason. I've listed what I like, hate, some fun facts, my opinions, etc below. (And yes, I've left the list open for more future losers!)

A lot of the times I'll listen to the same music playlist over and over....it kinda helps me just zone out and focus on work (programming) or just messing around in the garage, etc.

I like country, but it's gotta be upbeat and have a "twang" to it, but most of the other people around me can't stand country - so it's usually when it's just me by myself when it gets played. It like the classics like Kenny Rogers or Willie Nelson, but don't mind guys/gals like Dolly Parton, Randy Houser, Alabamba, Conway Twitty, Ronnie Milsap. Sometimes I can't even tell you who the artist is...I just like the "twang"....must be my extended family's Missouri roots.

Yes, I like Mowtown too...I grew up listening to that as that's all Dad's car would play - God help you if Mom and Dad started singing together going down the road!

Artists I Love

  • Huey Lewis and the News
  • Kool Moe Dee
      Real Name: Mohandas Dewese
      LL Cool J - pretty much ripped off Kool Moe Dee's music style.
  • The Cars
  • Phil Collins
  • Fleetwood Mac
  • The Who
  • Rush
      Neil Peart - One of the best drummers ever!
  • Metallica
  • AC/DC
  • Van Halen
      I liked Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth when they were with the band!
  • ZZ Top
  • Ozzy Osbourne
  • 1980's Hair Bands
    (Yes there's some relatively unknowns in here that were great!)
    Yes, I've heard of Journey, Motley Crue, etc, etc - they are just way overplayed
    My dream is for a Hair Band to start and sing now-a-days - that would ROCK!
      Skid Row
      KIX
      Ratt
      Winger
      Cinderella
      White Lion
      Warrant
      Night Ranger
      Dokken
      Scorpions
      Slaughter

Artists I Don't Mind - But They are Mostly One Hit Wonders or Way Over Played

  • Ratt
  • Twisted Sister
  • Megadeath
  • Black Sabbath
  • Journey
      They are way over played!

Artists I Hate and Hope Would Die in A Horrific Plane Crash!

  • Dave Matthews Band
      I walked out of a concert at Tigers Stadium they sucked so bad!
      We went for the opening act (Macy Gray)
  • The Doors
  • The Rolling Stones
  • Paul McCartney
      He was ok with the Beatles
      But I'm not a big Beatles fan
  • Bryan Adams
  • Elvis
  • Dexys Midnight Runners (Come on Eileen)
  • Rednex (Cotton Eye Joe)
  • The Eagles (Hotel California)

Movies

I love movies! My preference is for Sci-Fi, Comedy, True-Live Drama, Action, etc, but if the story is good and it can catch my attention in the first 15 minutes, it's got a chance of me sticking around to finish it. If you can't get to the point in 15 minutes, I'll walk out of the theatre, fall asleep, or find something else. I'm that picky!

I'm not going to create a list for movies I like - there are just too many with more being added all the time. If you really, really, really know me however, I have one all-time favorite movie (I'll let you ask me!) otherwise, I'm pretty easy to please.

The actor and/or actress also makes a huge difference too. If you are on the following list, I will flat out not watch the movie, no matter what!

Actors/Actresses That Suck - they should also die in a horrific plane crash, too!

  • Matthew McConaughey
  • Nicole Kidman
  • Bette Midler
  • Cher (she was ok in Mask)

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