BJM is one of my favorites. Man are they underrated. If I could only take one CD along on a long road trip, Tepid Peppermint Wonderland would be all I would need. Great stuff.Originally Posted by Chicago Expat
Whoa. I also live with my wife and two daughters with the exact same ages. Trip!Originally Posted by shaxper
Movies: The Godzilla Archive, The Steven Spielberg Archive, The John Carpenter Archive (earlier stuff), The Warriors, The Matrix, Planet of the Apes, Dazed and Confused, and The Birds (grew up near Bodega Bay and was always scared to death when visiting there as a kid).
Also love the "so bad they're good!" B-movies with rockin' 70's or 80's soundtracks, such as Re-Animator, Return of the Living Dead, Laserblast, Forbidden World, Supergirl, Lifeforce, Brain Damage, Syngenor, Killer Klowns from Outer Space, The Toxic Avenger, Sword and the Sorcerer, and Attack of the Killer Tomatoes.
And I hope everyone gets a chance to watch Troll 2 before they die. A life changing experience right there.
TV Shows: Not much TV here but I did just pick up the first season of The Walking Dead on Blu-ray. Sooo good.
Music: I have a wide range of tastes here, from classic rock (Bowie, The Doors) to 80's rock (Van Halen, Motley Crue, Ozzy) to indie bands. Sebadoh is one of my favorites of the latter, and also Pavement, Low, Superchunk, The Raveonettes and The Pixies.
Authors: Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman weaved a world called Krynn into my brain as a teen, and it's stuck with me ever since. Enjoy re-visiting that world from time to time.
Sports Teams: I was born in San Francisco, so I am a fan of the teams from there. Was ecstatic when the SF Giants won the WS last year, and I like the new coaching staff of the 49ers. If we just had a QB we might have something special this year...but might get lucky and win the division anyway.
Favorite Comics: Grendel, Spidey, X-Men, The New Mutants, Green Lantern, and various obscurities and Underground Comix.
Other Hobbies: Besides collecting comics I also collect vinyl, and have discovered a lot of great music that never saw the light of day on other mediums. Also enjoying blogging now, and you can catch me over at Off the Beaten Panel (link in sig) where I like to talk about lesser known and unusual comics. And I can't wait to dive into Skyrim.
Professions: VOIP Tech
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Going to the Beach, Hiking, Biking, and Tennis.
Travel Destinations: I live in CA on the Central Coast, so our location is convenient for weekend getaways. Los Angeles is 3 hrs away for Disneyland (for kids) and Universal Studios (for me), and Pismo Beach and Santa Barbara are quick jaunts. But my favorite place in the world to visit is the city I was born in, San Francisco (also a 3 hr drive).