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introduction [29 Feb 2008|10:57am]

[ mood | accomplished ]

I'm a 50 something (geez, when did that happen!) guy who spent his wonder years (7-14) on the Jersey Shore in Monmouth County. I LOVE NYC although I've been living in Oklahoma mostly since high school.

I collect music recordings (vinyl, CD, MP3); I LOVE classical music, jazz, rock-n-roll, blues, reggae, and most other music. I also collect erotica, written as well as visual. I collect art books; books on Picasso, books on Dali, and I paint oil on canvas since I was 11 years old. I have 5 DUCATI motorcycles in various states of disrepair; two 350cc, two 750 Sports, and one 750 GT. I almost have one of the 1973 750 Sport models restored and ready to ride then sell.

I've wrestled my demons and won new found freedom in the way of sobriety with the help of therapy, AA, my new 30 something wife (my 1st marriage), and grace from God. I am a happy man now and I intend on living the best life I can using my talents and interests to find meaning in life and to help others who have stumbled down some of the same destructive paths I have followed.

I hope to find some interesting friends here and share ideas, dreams, and desires.

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[24 Aug 2006|06:49pm]

hi im alex
im afriad to let anyone hear my play or sing
i hate my voice.
but i wish it sounded pretty.
i recorded an old elliot smith song,
just wanted someone to give me some pointers on inproving my voice.
you have to turn up the volume becuase its reorded on a computer mic. haha
ghetto but it works:]


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Intro [05 May 2006|12:04am]

[ mood | cheerful ]

Hi. I'm alex_antonin. I love all kinds of music, pretty much. Some genres I loathe in principle, but am open to good songs in them. Country Western, for one. As a whole, I view it as a genre for stupid redneck songs like "Hillbilly Lovin in the Hay," but it creates some gems. One of my favorite songs, after all, is by Merle Haggard. ("Branded Man") I also dislike most gospel music, but Gregorian Chants are one of my favorite types of music. Rap is mostly crud, but I like Eminem and Panjabi MC, among others.

My favorite genres are the following, in no particular order:

* Folk music, from what that brings to mind all the way to groups like Nomad.

* World music like Mickey Hart's Planet Drums

* Gothic artists like The Dresden Dolls, Voltaire, or The Cruxshadows.

* Industrial artists like Skinny Puppy (not fond of their older stuff, though), Marilyn Manson (liked Antichrist Superstar better than the disappointing Mechanical Animals), Tool, Nine Inch Nails, and Rammstein (one of my favorite groups!)

* Irish/Celtic music, especially Silly Wizard and Clannad.

* Rock/folk mixes like Steeleye Span

* Classical music. Anton Dvorak, Peter Tchakovsky (sp?), JS Bach, and Vivaldi especially.

* Tribal music. The digiridoo is one of my favorite instruments to hear.

* Experimental mixes.

Even though my tastes range from pop to experimental and so many directions, I consider myself an amateur music afficianado.

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[11 Jan 2005|01:54am]

[ mood | relaxed ]

Hi everyone, new to the community. I just thought the name was pretty funny. =) Anywho, I'm a music major over at GMU in Virginia, so yeah, music is my life.

I was actually wondering if anyone has heard or played Bells for Stokowski by Michael Daugherty. I played it last semester and if it's played right, it's a wonderfully intense piece, particularly at about the 12th minute or so. There's just something about the work that....mmmmmm... =)

Yeah, that's all for now. Hi again!


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[18 Dec 2004|07:11pm]

Has anybody else ever gotten sexually turned on watching somebody else practicing?
practicing themselves?
listening to a recording?
at a concert? (either listening or playing)

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[03 Dec 2004|04:07pm]

elvis costello, armed forces...


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I love chopin [22 Nov 2004|11:44am]
[ mood | bouncy ]

What about:
Piano concerto no.2 in f minor, op.21 Larghetto - Chopin

Everytime I listen to this, it bring's me to such a heavenly ecstacy, I just forget everything and it swells my heart like nothing else could..

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[08 Nov 2004|08:31pm]

sibelius symphony no. 2 in d. fucking amazing. i swear i can have an orgasm just listening to it...

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