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Obscure Facts about Muskie McKay

Favourite Song Mr. Soul
10 of my favourite films
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Fargo
  • A Princess Bride
  • Dead Man
  • Mallrats
  • Blade Runner (Director's Cut)
  • True Romance (Director's Cut)
  • Dazed and Confused
  • Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail
  • So I married an axe murder
Favourite Directors Stanley Kubrick, The Cohen Brothers, Jim Jarmusch, Kevin Smith, Terry Gillian, Ridley Scott, Wes Anderson, Wong Kar-Wai, Kim Ki-Duk, Mel Brooks, and Werner Herzog
Favourite Actors Johnny Depp, Tim Roth, Steve Buscemi, Gary Oldman, Jackie Chan, Philip Seymore Hoffman, Tim Curry, Ron Perlman, Tony Leung, Geoffry Rush, Ciarán Hinds, and Christopher Walken
Favourite Actress Christina Ricci
10 of my favourite non live Albums
Some of my favourite singer/songwriters Neil Young, Townes Van Zandt, Gram Parsons, Steve Earle, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Willie P. Bennet, Willie Dixon, Ron Sexsmith, Jon Langford, and Willie Nelson
First Concert I remember seeing Willie, Waylon, and Johnny at the Pacific Coleseum?
Highlight of the Night The theme song to the Dukes of Hazzard
Number of times I've seen Neil Young live Four, in Edmonton, Portland, Vancouver, and Duncan.
First Neil Young album I bought Harvest Moon on cassette
First Album I ever bought Beastie Boys Licence to Ill
Recently I've come to suspect that I may have ordered a set of Stampeders tapes off of a TV ad prior to buying Licence to Ill, at the very least Licence to Ill is the first Album I bought in a store, and first non-compilation.
Favourite Classical English Writers Wilde, Coleridge, and Blake
Books I'm always yammering about There is a list of books I recommend over on Goodreads.
Sample Painted Miniature Aspiring Champion of Nurgle
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Favourite Kung Fu Style Poisoned Buddha's Palm
Favourite Guitar Chord E minor

Like everything, there is a story behind this. Besides being easy to play, when I was teaching myself to play the guitar again, I was heavily into Neil Young and subscribed to the Rust mailing list. One of the people on it at the time posted or had a .sig file which said "When in doubt Em." This was an exposed philosophy when trying to figure out Neil Young songs.

Now a days I don't play that much Em. I tend to play the following two chord progressions the most of late (2006) E, Am, C, G and F, Am, C, G. The major chord I'm least likely to play is B because I learned it last perhaps. I sometimes incorporate a G to B or a B to C chord change or even Am to B. I've been really into Am of late, I almost never play the regular A major. I even use some Asus4 or something sometimes.

Least Favourite Guitar Chord F7
Favourite Guitar Les Paul Gold Top, course I don't own one but Neil Young and the Supersuckers both play them, coincidence?
I think not.

In truth, I've always lusted after a big Gretsch, Neil plays them, I once saw the Squirrel Nut Zippers and they used a pile of hollow bodies or semi-hollow bodies. I like big guitars. I also have recently schemed of pairing it with an Orange amp, possibly an AD30 Twin Channel Combo. I think I'm developing an orange fetish.

I was talking about this to Marlene's friend Steve. I didn't have a model picked out, but as I told Steve it needed to have a Bigsby and I wanted it orange. I may have found my model.

I think the Purple Hot Rod is sweet looking and there is always the White Falcon. Chet Atkins is even back in the Gretsch Fold posthumously. Gretsches are sweet looking but possibly overpriced guitars. They are making a blue 6120 in 2007, the G6120BS with a "Blue Burst" finish. Townes Van Zandt wrote a song about wishing for a blue guitar:

I wish I had a blue guitar,
A blue guitar to play all night long.
Singing songs of loss and love.
Singing songs til moring comes.

Favourite Football Team The Original Cleveland Browns
Favourite Hockey Team New Jersey Devils
Player who's football jersey I have Micheal Dean Perry
Player who's hockey jersey I have Randy McKay
Favourite Star Trek Show Deep Space Nine
Favourite Star Trek Movie The Wrath of Kahn
Favourite Speaker Company I own Paradigm so I best say that.
Favourite Wrestlers Sgt. Slaughter, Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat, and Jimmy Superfly Snuka.
Favourite Color Dark Green
My Favourite Pez Dispenser Gargamel
Favourite Song about Poker Mr. Gold and Mr. Mudd
Current Proposed Epitaph Pathetically Honest
What do I look for in a woman I date? I always steal a line from Mike Myers,
Well, I know everyone always says sense of humor, but I'd really have to go with breast size.
People who read my blog would probably say fit, muscular, calves...
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