Born in Levittown, PA. Spent teens in Edison and Metuchen, NJ, twenties in New Brunswick, NJ (mostly the US1 Flea Market and the Court Tavern, occasionally WRSU), moved to Seattle in 1997.
Writing credits include Flipside, Fizz, Relix, and Smug magazines, The New Brunswick Banner (where I served as local music editor), and movie reviews for DVD Drive-In and Amazing World of Cult Movies. Currently I also blog at http://downattherocknrollblog.blogspot.com, am curator of http://peoplesrockhall.blogspot.com, and will soon be re-launching my blog on post-war and 50s rhythm and blues, THE REAL THING!
My go-to favorite album of all-time is Love's Forever Changes. I couldn't ever be objective about it because it's simply perfect in every way. After that, the typical "too many to possibly list", lots of 50s, 60s and 70s rock, pop, soul, blues, and punk.
Offbeat cult flicks, exploitation films, drive-in features, artsy soft-core smut and druggy films from the late 60s and early 70s are my favorites.
All-time: Mad, Creem, Psychotronic Video, Film Threat (the early years)
Current: Mojo, Shindig!, Wax Poetics, Vice, Shock Cinema
All kinds of rock 'n' roll, movie books, lots of baseball, a bunch of the usual suspects (H.S. Thompson, Bukowski, Selby, the beats), and miscellaneous crime fiction of the seedier variety. Currently enjoying George Pelecanos' DC Quartet.