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Brave New World

The Art of Balance

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14 July
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My name is Ben and I'm 21 years old, my music is my life and only takes a back seat to my future wife Cathy. I'm getting married in June and basically waiting for that to happen. I play in three groups called Syloken, Le Zebre, and The Needles. And have been playing professionally for nearly 10 years now. My main instruments are Bass Guitar and Guitar. I can play several other intruments but frankly I'm lazy and I might start talking about how great I am at all these intruments and it would become very self endulgent rather than informative. Bands that you might have seen me in are Lazarus IV and The Gunship. I live at the Oragamie Cream House Asshole...house...with several other like minded but yet not like minded people who are all wonderful. I have a super awesome dog named Nicko, he is a sweet heart. I enjoy down home southern cookin' (meat and potatoes kinda guy), but I have recently discovered how much I love asian food, Sushi, Chinese, Thai, it's all wonderful, Itailan is also really good. And if it's real Mexican food I can't live without it.

I've been reading Aldous Huxley(Brave New World, Brave New World Revisited, The Doors of Perception, Ape and Essense, Point Counter Point, These Barron Leaves, After Many a Summer Dies the Swan, The Perinnial Philosophy, Crome Yellow), Herman Hesse (Siddartha, Demian, Steppenwolf, Beneath The Wheel), Robert Pirsig (Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintence, Lila), CS Lewis (Space Trilogy), Oscar Wylde (Dorian Gray), Mary Shelly (Frankenstein), Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons), Alan Moore (League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Watchmen, Promethea, Alan Moore and The DC Universe; best fucking Superman and Batman Comics I've ever read!) Also into a lot of other random graphic novels such as Y: The Last Man series, The Red Son; Superman as a Soviet Hero. Rob Vollmar who is a local writer, he has a series out called The Bluesman and it's fucking amazing. Volume Two just hit shelves less then a month ago.

My favorite movies are, The Wall, Pulp Fiction...anything by Tarentino, The Godfather Saga, Almost Famous, High Fidelity, Fight Club, Easy Rider, Anything by The Beatles (those cats crack me up!)The Song Remains The Same, Lord of The Rings Saga, Star Wars (even the newer ones!), Harry Potter Movies, The Great Muppet Caper, Muppets From Space, oh hell all of the Muppet Movies, The Superman Saga's, The Batman Saga's, The Big Lebowski, Clue, The Count of Monte Cristo, Hero, Hitchhikers Guide to The Galaxy, The Lady Killers, Family Guy Season's, Oceans Eleven and Tweleve, The Itailan Job, Pool Hall Junkies, basically there is a shit load of movies that I dig.
a hard days night, a perfect circle, abraham lincoln, adrian smith, aerosmith, al green, alan moore, albert king, aldous huxley, alice cooper, alice in chain, america, american civil war, american history, anti-war, asian decore, asian food, bass guitar, batman, bb king, bill clinton, black sabbath, bob dylan, books, bruce dickenson, chess, comics, corona, cream, cs lewis, dave murray, david gilmour, disney world, dogs, donovan, drums, eating, egypt, family, fender, films, freddie king, george harrison, ghandi, graphic novels, greece, green day, guitar, guitar world, heart, help, herman hesse, history, iron butterfly, iron maiden, italian food, janick gers, janis joplin, jeff beck, jefferson airplane, jesus, jethro tull, jimmy page, joe satriani, john bonham, john lennon, john paul jones, judas priest, keyboard, kiss, lagers, lazarus iv, led zeppelin, live journal, living, lynyrd skynyrd, magical mystery tour, mario puzo, marvin gaye, mary shelly, me, meadows, megadeth, metallica, motley crue, movies, music, myself, nature, new york city, nick mason, nicko mcbrain, ohm, oregon, oscar wylde, otis redding, ozzy osbourne, paul mccartney, photography, pink floyd, poker, proverbs, queen, recording, religion philosophies, richard wright, ringo starr, robert johnson, robert lewis stevenson, robert pirsig, robert plant, roger waters, rome, san diego, scotland, sex, shadows fall, skid row, slash, slayer, southern food, steppin wolf, steve harris, steve vai, stevie ray vaughn, superman, swimming, syd barrett, the allman brothers band, the beatles, the doves, the killers, the mimsies, the smashing pumpkins, the sopranos, the who, the yardbirds, tool, twilight singers, university of oklahoma football, walking, washington, washington dc, whisky, x-men, yellow submarine, yngwie malmsteen, zakk wylde

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