Adopted and raised as the oldest of 6 kids, I grew up in Zanesville, OH…Home of the Y-Bridge! Graduated from Philo High School in 1987, attended THE Ohio University (in Athens…not Columbus), and graduated nowhere near the top of my class. I’ve been working in the television industry for over 20 years now. Been married for a long time, have 2 kids and 4 pets. I enjoy movies & music and will occasionally partake in a cold brew. I try not to harp too much, but with the way the world is, sometimes I can’t help myself. This is my blog site…and you are welcome to stay as long as you like! Just remember to close the door on the way out…
Didn’t graduate “anywhere near the top of your class”…actually, I don’t remember you graduating? Are you sure they let you out?
Nice site…when you going to do something fancy with it?
This site doesn’t taste like chicken. I want a refund.
try not harp too much…..do you even have the slightest idea how much you do harp?
you’re theme should be a pessimistic view from me (Alan) deal with it
Hi. After I read one of your posts (about losing your cat) I looked at your “Brief Introduction” page and was struck by two coincidences with my life- Zanesville, OH and television industry.
I had a great uncle who lived nearly his whole life in Zanesville AND I also worked in video production. What does this mean? Probably nothing. 8^)
Maybe this is your blog? Alan copied your life!
Thanks for the add! Hey, you should total subscribe to my email subscription list (first widget on the right of my blog) so that whenever I update, you will get it sent to your in-box! You should think about doing the same…although you are much more of a good updater than I am! Love your blog. Love your writing. Keep it up!
-Stefi from Contemplation Over Hot Chocolate
I just read through your mixtape lists and wow, Sammy Davis Jr, Bauhaus, Pigeonhed…all on one tape. that’s fun. Hope not to intrude but wanted to introduce you to The Black and White Years and in the interest of full disclosure, I am there manager. Maybe you’ll like them and help the discovery process along.
Album was produced by (Talking Head) Jerry Harrison. Being released September 9th on ADA after an extended period of “consignment sales.” Appearing at ACL Festival on September 27th. Hope you’ll give it a listen. Links to files below and for a hard a copy just hit me back.
THE BLACK AND WHITE YEARS
“Austin’s Best New Local Band 2008”
– Austin Chronicle – Andy Langer
“This album is really a pleasant surprise … a snaky, pulsating mass of abstract sound that recalls the best Berlin Bowie/Eno collaborations. ”
My Old Kentucky Blog, FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2008
“the record is full of unexpected twists and turns”
“Everything sounds familiar, but it’s rarely ever sounded better.”
“carries all the (Talking) Heads’ trademarks: scattershot guitar, snaking synths, and quirky, hyper-intelligent lyricism”
– Austin Chronicle
“…scintillating dance pop that recalls early Talking Heads and Captain Beefheart, libertine vaudeville circa 1976 Berlin.”
– American Songwriter (Aug 2008)
B&WY WEBSITE: http://www.theblackandwhiteyears.com
B&WY MYSPACE: http://www.myspace.com/theblackandwhiteyears
SONICBIDS EPK: http://www.sonicbids.com/theblackandwhiteyears
PRESS MATERIALS: http://www.rainmakerartists.com/bwy
BLOGGERS – FULL ALBUM MP3s: http://www.rainmakerartists.com/bwy/BWY.zip
LIVE VIDEO “Power To Change” : http://switch.burn.tv/theblackandwhiteyears/powertochange/
How cool is this? If I remember correctly (and I think I do), Girl In A Coma is from Austin as well. Must be some pretty good stuff coming out of that city right now! Go check ’em out everyone! I know I will!
Hi, THanks for dropping by my site too! I like your site. And us oldest children have to stick together! 🙂
Just stopped by to see what you’re all about cuz you keep stealin my comments over at 24’s place. You usually say exactly what I’m thinkin’ -only better. I be back around again.
I look forward to following this great blog! Love the photos of where you’ve been, I have three or four more baseball stadiums to complete the 30. I just wish I had taken pictures at each of them like you did!