Hobbies and interests: Web design, GIJoe, Douglas Adams, Deadpool, comic books, science fiction, James Bond flicks, music (long story), writing, radio dramas, Doc Savage, the Shadow
Bio: How did I end up working on a Joe site? That’s a question I sometimes wonder myself. How does a guy with two degrees in classical intrumental performance end up working on a site devoted to 3.75” plastic army men with holes in their backs? Blame it on Sunbow Animation and Larry Hama.
As a kid, when I wasn’t practicing my instruments, I was doing SOMETHING Joe-related. Whether it was writing my own Joe fiction, reading the comic, building elaborate bases out of cardboard boxes from Aldi’s, Joe pretty much was the mainstay in the my childhood. Now, as I enter my “twenty-tens”, I find that Joe is still a part of my life.
I’ve lived in both the Midwest and in Boston (7 years) and have worked as a radio announcer, camp counselor, music teacher, librarian, touring musician (three tours in Europe), recording studio tech, retail manager, employee of the Federal Reserve, and most recently a minion of the evil telecommunications industry. I find that army-building is an addiction I’m willing to live with, and still enjoy the occasional trips to TRU to see if they’ve ever restocked their GIJoe section. (I have low hopes—it’s been a geologic age since the last one.) Currently I work on just one website-- JoeBattlelines.com (the best damned Joe community on the web).
I’m thoroughly convinced that if I ever need a blood transfusion, the EMT’s can just use a 2 liter of Dr. Pepper with NO fear of rejection. I see nothing wrong with having a musical playlist consisting of Brahms, Pink Floyd, the score to ‘The Mummy”, and excerpts of BBC production of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”. I think that Babylon 5 and Farscape just may be two of the best television series in recent years and find sometimes my “inner monologue” doesn’t stay very ‘internal’. I’ve also been known to find the humor in just about anything—appropriate or not. I also never tire of watching “Wrath of Khan”, “Big Trouble in Little China”, and “Casablanca”.
Lastly, I’m really bad at writing my own bio.