About Me



I am a graduate of UTC where I earned a Bachelor's Degree in History with a minor in Music performance on the clarinet.  I previously played in the Marching band and jazz band there.  I enjoy playing Wii and Xbox 360.  Lately I have been playing Heroes of Might and Magic III, Minecraft and occasionally some Modern Warfare 3, among many other titles.


history, jazz, science, technology, science fiction, history, soprano clarinet, alto saxophone, chess, movies, video games, Role Playing Games, First Person Shooters, Strategy, etc...


Favorite Music:

Johann Strauss II, LOUIS ARMSTRONG, George Gershwin, Hoagy Carmichael, ARTIE SHAW, BENNY GOODMAN, Sidney Bechet, Andrews Sisters, Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra, Tommy Dorsey, Henry Mancini, Ella Fitzgerald, Billy Holiday, COUNT BASIE, DUKE ELLINGTON, COLEMAN HAWKINS, Charlie Barnet, CHARLIE PARKER, Dizzy Gillespie, MILES DAVIS, JOHN COLTRANE, Cannonball Adderley, Stan Getz, JOHN WILLIAMS, Sharon Kam, Queen, The Seatbelts, Aaron Copland, Igor Stravinsky, . (and many many more, this list is nowhere near exhaustive)


Favorite TV Shows:

The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Seinfeld, The Twilight Zone, Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Enterprise, Frasier, The Lone Gunman, X-Files, and more

Favorite Movies:

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of The Clones, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, most of the Star Trek movies, Indiana Jones Trilogy, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, King Kong, The Phantom of the Opera, Ken Burns Jazz, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, ( an just about any other Miyazaki film), The Matrix Trilogy, Beverley Hills Cop, and many more

Favorite Books:

Asimov's Foundation Series, Genesis by Poul Anderson, Star Wars novels, The Martian Chronicles, Dune saga, Lord Of The Rings (all), The Grapes of Wrath, Ragged Dick, The Little Chinese Seamstress, and many more

Favorite Quoatations:

"Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art.”

- Charlie Parker

-The invisible hand that shapes our thoughts and emotions, that leads us to acts of pure romance and aids our hands in uncontstrained violence. Music inspires new thought, inspiring the greatest of minds to new heights. Music encourages exploration to the farthest reaches of the galaxy, and human soul. Music is the fabric that interweaves our lives, and provides audible expression to emotions too deep to communicate through words. Music is the translation of life into sound.

- Aaron Bedell