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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. I 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!

Some of My Apple Music Playlists
Testing My Speaker SetupApple Music Link
Motorcycle Riding MusicApple Music Link
CountryApple Music Link
Country - Up Beat (Still Have My Dog) :-)Apple Music Link
Zack's Riff ListApple Music Link
80's Soft RockApple Music Link
80's Hard RockApple Music Link
80's Hair BandsApple Music Link

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
    • Cassette Tapes Gallore in my first car (before CD's)
  • 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! The only real group close to that is Steel Panther - but if you have a problem with sex and swearing you're gonna have a problem with it.
      Aerosmith
      Alice N' Chains
      Bad Company
      Bon Jovi
      Cinderella
      Alice Cooper
      Def Leppard
      Dokken
      Great White
      Guns N' Roses
      Sammy Hagar
      Heart
      Kiss
      Kix
      Motley Crue
      Vince Neil
      Night Ranger
      Ted Nugent
      Ozzy Osbourne
      Pantera
      Poison
      Queensryche
      Quiet Riot
      Ratt
      David Lee Roth
      Scorpions
      Skid Row
      Slaughter
      Spinal Tap
      Steel Panther
      Tesla
      Twisted Sister
      Ugly Kid Joe
      Van Halen
      Warrant
      Whitesnake
      White Lion
      Winger

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)
  • INSERT FUTURE CRAPPY ARTIST HERE!

Movies

I love movies! My preference is for Sci-Fi, Comedy, True-Life 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 (at least pre-2019 or so). 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)
  • INSERT FUTURE CRAPPY ACTOR HERE!

Television

Television used to be good in the 1970's and 1980's as there was some good writing, good action, and no such thing as "Reality TV" - which in my opinion was the downfall of TV.

Some of my favorite television shows/series (yes, I watched a lot as a kid!)

  • CHiPs
  • Dukes of Hazzard
  • Knight Rider
  • Bionic Woman
  • The Six Million Dollar Man
  • Fall Guy
  • Buck Rogers
  • Planet of the Apes
  • MacGyver
  • Airwolf
  • The A-Team
  • Star Trek - The Next Generation
  • The Greatest American Hero
  • V - The Mini-Series

Sure, there was the typical stuff that everybody watched like Cheers, Moonlighting, etc, etc, etc, but about 1986 or so I was mostly on the computer spending my free time on BBS's etc. So that got a lot of attention during prime-time.

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