I started playing guitar in 1985 when I was 15. I've been in a ton of bands since I was 16. I've mostly played in punk rock bands in the San Diego area since 1987. Presently, I'm writing and recording my originals in my home studio and also doing covers of songs I love and putting them up on You Tube, ReverbNation, and sites like Fandalism.
What was the first concert you ever went to?
Dire Straits 85', Worcester MA, with some buddies from high school. Cool old theatre and Money for Nothing and your chicks for free.
What gear do you use?
1998 Gibson Les Paul Standard modded with JB Seymour Duncans, Brian Setzer signature Gretsch, Fender Elite Strat modded with Bladerunner trem, Marshall JVM 50 Head, Zilla cab, Tim Armstrong Fender acoustic, Fender Precision Bass, Charvel So Cal Hot Rod, Blackstar ID Core 40, Fender Baja Tele, Eastwood Mach II, Fender Rumble bass amp, Rode NTK mic, Presonus 86C audio interface, Purrrfect Audio Pro Studio Computer, Golden Age Zen Pro Mod Pre73, Presonus Sceptre S6 Monitors,Tangerine
What are you looking for from Fandalism?
Pussy, JK I'm happily married.
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
The Clash, the only band that matters.
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
Been in tons of punk rock bands. Have played many shows, opened for some big acts including the Ramones and the Business. Have played a great deal of the clubs, bars and dives in the San Diego and North County areas. Some of the bands I've been in as follows: The ReUnion, The Union, The Giant Burritos, Stress Test, Tripe, LSD26, The Stilettos, The New American Mob, and Marshall Law.
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
Tim Armstrong, because he's only the most prolific poet songwriter of present day. He's basically the Bob Dylan of my generation.
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
Probably The Bachannal in San Diego, CA when I opened for the Ramones in 1988 with my punk band the Giant Burritos. Probably 500 hundred or more in the crowd. The smallest? Shit, alot of gigs it was the bartender, a slut and a dog.
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?
Sandanista by the Clash. Heard it for the first time in 1988. Triple album with amazing songwriting, lyrics, meaning, cool, soul, heart and musicianship. Plenty of great songs for the island.