Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Q&A, Part 4

Various & Those whom wished to remain anonymous asked:
  1. Do you have any guilty pleasures? What are they? Bad movies and manufactured pop music. "Reality" TV too like Hoarders, Kitchen Nightmares, and Bar Rescue.
  2. Is there any music you listen to that you are ashamed to admit you listen to? (Ex. Spice Girls, Milli Vanilli, NKOTB, Billy Ray Cyrus, etc.) What is it? Spice Girls for sure...and Ke$ha. A lot of folks give me a hard time for being such a big Matthew Sweet fan but I am not ashamed.
  3. What are you most proud of from your life ? In that same aspect, What's your biggest regret? I am most proud of my children and the family I've made, easily the best thing I've ever done. To the other part, someone told me once that regrets are for people who don't learn from their mistakes. That doesn't mean that there aren't things I wish I had handled differently, like situations dealing with other people mostly. I try to learn from them and I wouldn't take that back but do I wish I could do some things over, sure.
  4. If you could change anything in the history of the world, what would it be and why? On a purely personal level, I wish Birmingham didn't have such an ugly history with rascism. It has taken a long time for the city to get over its rascist past. As far as we have come and as much of a rennisance as the city is currently enjoying, we would be so much farther ahead if we didn't have to deal with that.
  5. What was your dad like/What's your opinion of him? My Dad was a hard working, intelligent man who would have done anything for his family. He was smart and savvy and ran several sucessful businesses over the course of his life. He enjoyed sports, classic movies and The Three Stooges. He was a musician and fostered my interest in learning to play an insturment. Though I didn't understand a lot of why he did certain things when I was a kid, as I got older he became a real inspiration to me as I had a growing family of my own. Later in his life and after my folk's divorce I feel like he started to resent me and my mother and  he developed intense feelings of bitterness towards us. I am estranged from him now, which I hate, but he is a far cry now from the man I knew and once called my father.
  1. What makes your mom so awesome? She is smart, hard working and caring and would give you the shirt off her back. There hasn't ever been anything I didn't ask her for or solicit her advice about that she didn't steer me straight or make me feel better about things. She is also a badass woman and has never let life keep her from having a smile on her face, including a pretty nasty divorce and breast cancer. She is the type of woman I hope my kids turn into when they reach her age.
  2. What's your favorite arcade style game ever? I'll assume that you are asking about games that were in arcades, not games from arcades that were ported to home consoles. When I was a kid, Golden Axe was a real favorite. A midevil sidescrolling beat-em-up with solid play mechanics and character choices...it was awesome. As an adult, with a cabinet in my house with a ton of games on it, I play a lot of things I never had the chance to when I was a kid. At this point, I find myself going back to Tapper again and again. Its just easy to play and fun and I enjoy the history beind it.
  3. If you had to choose just one hot sauce for the rest of your life... What would you choose and why? If my buddy Wyatt had never given me a bottle of Beast Feast Maine's Chad's Obsession, I peobably would have said Tiger Sauce just because I really like the sweet and hot combination and feel it goes good on a range of dishes. Since I have tried Chad's Obsession and it is a higher quality, hotter version of Tiger Sauce, I think it would be the one.
  4. Let's say that something happened and you no longer had your bike that you have now... How would you choose to get around? Would you walk, drive a normal car, or buy a new bike? Since having kids I spend a lot more time in cars than I used to, specifically a '97 Honda Accord and an '07 Hyundai Sante Fe. As long as I am physically able to ride, I will have a motorcycle. If I had my choice of any 4-wheeled vehicle, I would pick a late model Jeep Wrangler, basically because it is the closest thing to the open, connected feeling of a bike but would carry the family.
  5. Out of all the bands you've been in, What is one song you've always wanted to play, but never been able to? See the video below.


  1. I could not agree more about #4. Preach on, Brother.


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