I love nature and the outdoors. Also, physical fitness is an important part of my life. In this regard, I enjoy activities such as inline skating, running, hiking, kayaking, canoeing, and camping.
Music is one of my biggest passions in life. Although I am not especially musically talented, I still try to play a few musical instruments when I have the time/opportunity (which is usually just my guitar these days). If it were not for the fact that I have little musical talent, I probably would have become a musician instead of an engineer. I can play many musical instruments poorly including the piano and guitar. Nothing, however, can rival my singing voice. It's registered as a deadly weapon with at least three international law enforcement agencies. Below are some videos of me playing guitar. As you can see, my skills as a guitarist are sadly lacking.
What kind of music do I like best? My musical tastes are quite varied. I can find something that I like in almost any muscial genre (e.g., rock, alternative, blues, heavy metal, classical, baroque, folk)---well okay, except for country and opera. Some of the musicians, groups, and composers that I like include (in no particular order): Queen, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Foo Fighters, The Tea Party, Boston, U2, Nirvana, The Smashing Pumpkins, Rolling Stones, Our Lady Peace, The Police, The Beatles, and J.S. Bach.
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