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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Arts
Occupation artist, musician
Location San Francisco, California, United States
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Introduction Artist, cartoonist, musician, composer.Formerly maintained an art/music studio in San Francisco from 1985 to 2007. Alumnus of various neat bands like NBC (Neighborhood Bass Coalition),CHOTCHKE, and the noise band BIG CITY ORCHESTRA {1982-1996}, co-composing the cd's BEATLERAPE, THE CONSUMER, and the kid's record A CHILD'S GARDEN OF NOISE with them. I do portrait commissions of people, animals and buildings in acrylic, watercolors, and allsorts. My studio currently resides in Western North Carolina where I also play old-fashioned country, folk, bluegrass and classic vernacular Americana on the guitar, mandolin and harmonicii. A gallery of my art is here on Blogspot at : http://mindwrecker-aroguesgallery.blogspot.com/ and I've created several other blogs on various subjects that live in here and are worth a look. Some of my music lives at: http://www.reverbnation.com/neighborhoodbasscoalition and at: http://www.reverbnation.com/chotchke ... And I do a bi-weekly blog posting at the amazing WFMU's Beware of the Blog at: http://blog.wfmu.org/
Interests camping, bicycling, painting, cooking, composing and playing music, collecting books and comics and periodicals and ephemera, collecting pulp art, book cover art, movies, tv shows, movie posters, toys
Favorite Movies Animation scholar and collector. Genre movie scholar, all kind of things... lord...there's just so much. I mainly watch things made prior to 1980. Lately enjoying my ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS box sets ... very high-quality shows. And I've been studying SAM PEKINPAH, and have gone through quite a lot of his work recently. Over the years, I'll wallow in a certain director for a bit and absorb a lot of their stuff: HITCHCOCK, KUBRICK, KURASAWA, FELLINI....
Favorite Music I listen to everything. EVERYTHING. Well, except a lot of CURRENT stuff. Lately, I've been wallowing in classic BLUEGRASS, COUNTRY, WESTERN SWING, and CASH, and HAZLEWOOD. Also currently enjoying FATMAN TAPES VOLUME TWO with KING TUBBY.

When you've got water stuck in your ear, how do you get it out?

Why get it out? I pour a lot more in until I'm full. Much more comfortable.