I'm an ex-army brat, born in Texas. I lived in Germany for 8 years where I graduated high school in Berlin in 1974. I became a professional bass player after returning to the US in 1976, and toured with various hotel bands extensively until 1982 when I became interested in computer programming in Dallas, TX. In 1988, I was relocated to Vancouver, WA by Software Support Int. for whom I wrote an anti-copy protection/disk utilities package for the Commodore C-64 and Amiga called "Maverick", which was a great success. When the bottom fell out of that market, I moved back into business programming and am now employed as a systems engineer specializing in the IBM I-series (AS/400), Citrix Metaframe and my company's awesome data-mining application called "Minepoint" (http://www.minepoint.com).
Weather Report & Jaco Pastorius
The only jazz band that consistently rings (and swings!) my bell. I wish they had put out 3 times as much stuff as their 10+ albums. I'm hoping for a release of some previously unreleased live material this summer from Sony and maybe the long-awaited official Jaco Pastorius "early years" chronological collection by his best friend from his teen years who taped a lot of Jaco's early work.
Master of funk, smooth, traditional, and bebop keyboard.
Jeff Beck & Eric Johnson
Awesome guitar. Tasty indeed!
Wild, intelligent and sometimes downright spiritual.
Best overall vocal/pop/rock/jazz group of the 70's, 80's and now the 00's! Congrats guys on those long overdue Emmies. BTW, I saw them live at the Gorge in George, Washington in the early 90's. They rocked!
Post-bop and contemporary jazz courtesy of yours truly.
Sean is hysterical. And really relly weird.
The absolute best Heavy Metal and Indie Rock on the Net.
DJ Xavier is in the house! Rare and exclusive House mixes. The man works hard to bring you the best.
Chick rock from the funniest (and meanest) woman I've ever met.
Official Jaco Pastorius
The late, great Jaco's kids put up this site to honor their dad. It celebrates his life and plays down (but doesn't avoid) his last tragic years. It's quite touching to read the guestbook on this site and to find out that his oldest daughter Mary inherited his manic-depressive disorder but is doing quite nicely thank you with the right medical treatment, something her father frequently rejected.
My home page. I love this guy!
I found Weather Report's "Sportin' Life" in VG condition for $4.50! This CD is hard to find BTW. They make it easy to buy and sell used CD's, Videos, DVD's and books.
Phil Hendrie Radio Show
It took me 3 shows before I realised this radio interview program was a put-on! I felt so stupid! But now I listen and frequently laugh out loud hysterically. BTW, Phil does most of the voices, himself.
The Lord and Master Conservative himself! If you want to cut through all the liberal crap pushed down your throat by the national media, here's where to go.