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||Long Beach, CA
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||26 minutes ago
|Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
||Raising my critters, my 54 Lincoln Capri, Mechanical watches, Ornamental typography, Audio DIY
|What I do for a living:
||Heavy Civil Construction Engineer - Bridges & Marine
Fostex T-50RP Mk3
|Headphone Amp Inventory
||Stello HP100 Mk2
Sansui AU-517 - Godzilla
ALO Audio - The National
||Custom Built Audio PC - 100% silent, no moving parts
ART Legato USB/SPDIF - Converter
Dutch Audio Classics
Philips DAC 960
Metrum Acoustics Octave Mk I
iPad Air W/CCK
iPhone 5 W/CCK (deactivated for dedicated audio use)
3 ea iPod Nano (Gen1, Gen 3 and Gen 4)
1 ea iPod Shuffle (Gen1)
||Forza Audioworks - Headphone cables (HD800, LCD2)
ViaBlue - Digital and Analog IC's
Cables 2 Go (Sonicwave) - Digital and Analog IC's
||APC 15amp Rack Mount Filter
ACUPWR - 550 Watt Stepdown transformer
|Other Audio Equipment
||Sansui AU 9900 & AU 517 amps
Sony SS-G7 Speakers - main
Sony APM - 77 - Planar Magnetic speakers
||I quit tweaking years ago.
But I do build a Gainclone or a First Watt Clone from time to time.
||Punk Rock: The Ramones, The Clash, Social Distortion, The Sex Pistols, Bad Religion, The Misfits, Minor Threat, Gaslight Anthem, Dropkick Murphys, Rancid, Jawbreaker, Face2Face, Operation Ivy, Alkaline Trio, Tiger Army, Hepcat, Dwarves, Rise Against, Crimshrine, Downfall, Against Me, Off With their Heads, Fugazi, The Stooges, US Bombs, The Bruisers, Old Firm Casuals, Transplants, Psycho White, Exploited, Fear, X, Black Flag, Germs, F Minus, Pennywise, Gorilla Biscuits, Agnostic Front, Voodoo Glowskulls, Circle Jerks, Descendents,
Rock: Tool, Metallica, QOTSA, Foo Fighters, Judas, Maiden, Van Halen, Rage Against the Machine.
50's and 60's Traditional Reggae: Spirit of 69 stuff like Toots and Maytals, Desmond Dekker, The Melodians, The Slickers, Jimmy Cliff, Old School Wailers (Wail'n'Soul session, JAD, Studio One era etc... When there was still some Calypso atmosphere in the tone.
Madchester, Britpop and English Alternative: BLUR, Stone Roses, Neds Atomic Dustbin, Wonder Stuff, The Cure, The Smiths, New Order, Happy Mondays, Depeche Mode, Echo and the Bunneymen, The Golden Silvers, Madness, Selecter, Amy Winehouse, The whole Jimmy Two Tone records thing, Lily Allen
Some electronic music: Gorrilaz, Dan Deacon, Daft Punk, Django Django, Muse, Free Dimensional, Radiohead, Diamond Rings, Crystal Method, Utah Saints, Fatboy Slim,
Alternative and Old School New Wave: Smashing Pumpkins, Black Keys,The Strokes,The Pixies, Pearl Jam, Sublime, Silversun Pickups, Beck, Velvet Underground, Sonic Youth, The Breeders, Yeah Yeah Yeah's, Jane's Addiction, Weezer, Goldfinger, Dance Hall Crashers, Elvis Costello, Hepcat, Less Than Jake, Taking Back Sunday, Vampire Weekend, Lorde, Matisyahu, White Stripes, STP, The Cars, The Police, No Doubt, Green Day, .Against Me, Pulley, Kings of Leon (1st Album), The Hives, Killers, The Transplants, The Distillers, Moby, Bloodhound Gang, Thrice.
Old School & Classic Rock: Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, T-Bone Walker, Chuck Berry, The Tielman Bros. Buddy Holly, Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, Little Richard, Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, The Yardbirds, Black Sabbath, John Prine, Billie Holiday, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, Velvet Underground, The Doors.
Hip Hop (For white boys) Eminem, Schoolboy Q, Kanye, Beastie Boys, Macklemore, The Neptunes, Tribe Called Quest, KRS 1, Dela Soul, NWA, Too Short.
Best Ever: #1 Bob Dylan (Acoustic & Hwy 61), The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Creedence Clearwater, Led Zeppelin.
||Enjoying my kids while they are still little,
Working on, getting frustrated by and wasting endless amounts of time and money on my 54 Lincoln,
Mechanical watches and vintage movements.
The Pacific Ocean
Art: Aaron Horkey, David A Smith, Jeremy Geddes
Books: Kerouac, Burroughs, Miller, Bukowski, Vonnegut, Thompson, Rand, Pirsig, Dostoevsky, Updike, Huxley, Orwell. and some religious philosophy i.e. Kierkergardd and Kant but I prefer hedonistic and/ or dystopian themes. Oh and George R.R. Martin.... waiting for Winds of Winter.
|Gear-Fi (Favorite Non-Audio Gear & Gadgets)
||1954 Lincoln Capri Coupe - Mild Custom
2005 S197 Mustang - Slowly customizing while trying to keep it running.
Mechanical Watches - Muhle Glashutte, H20, Stowa, Eberhard & Co, Micro Divers (Tempest, Armida, Crepas)
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