Brian E.

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Gender Male
Industry Law Enforcement or Security
Location St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Introduction 30 something from the Midwest. Currently at Washington University- St. Louis for a Masters in International Affairs. Never thought I'd be back in school this soon... but the job market dictated that I had to go back. So now i'm a broke grad student once again. Already earned a Masters in Management from Webster University. Have my Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice Administration (a complete waste of my time and money). Born into a military family (Army). I consider myself an Independent- Part of a growing number of Americans with no representation in Washington D.C.. Longtime Political Observer and Music lover (all sorts, except for Rap music... can't stand it). Founder of the Blog Mirror On America, where you can find me blogging about politics and a variety of other issues. Areas of interest include World affairs, political reform, Documentary films, current events, the economy, Foreign policy, crime, corruption, Race, the Obama Administration, African American issues....and various kinds of music, esp. Jazz, Rock, and 60's-80's Soul (amateur musicologist). Comments & Suggestions are welcomed.
Interests Music (all kinds, Rock, old Soul & Jazz in particular), world events, political change, documentary films, & more
Favorite Movies A Bronx Tale, Schindler's List, In the Heat of the Night, Mississippi Burning, The Road to Freedom, Platoon, The Ditch Diggers Daughters, To Kill A Mockingbird, Once Upon A Time In America, Ken Burns: Jazz, Glory, Crimson Tide, Hotel Rwanda, Dead Presidents, (Documentary Junkie too)
Favorite Music Hall & Oates, Dave Matthews, my musical tastes tends to lean slightly towards the eccentric, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Classic Soul (60's thru 80's), Motown, Stax, Philly Int'l, Also enjoy rare stuff (esp. from the 70's), AC/DC, Boz Scaggs, Jazz, George Benson, Joe Sample, James Taylor, 70's & 80's Rock, Culture Club, Bob Marley, The Black Keys, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Billie Holiday, Steely Dan, Herbie Hancock, Santana, Eric Clapton, Duran Duran, Earth Wind & Fire, Miles Davis, Mayer Hawthorne, Bob James, Fourplay, Sam Cooke, Al Green, Otis Redding, Patrice Rushen, Sade, The Police, Steve Miller, Bill Withers, John Coltrane, Average White Band, Curtis Mayfield, B.B. King, The Beatles, James Brown, War, Bob James, Norman Brown, Kirk Whalum, Michael Kiwanuka, Smokey Robinson, Kings Go Forth, Jamie Lidell, D. Hathaway, Russell Malone, KEM, Sharon Jones, Grover Washington Jr., Luther Vandross, Roy Ayers, & more...