Patient Lizard
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist - General, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums.

ABOUT

Ok, recognize that I've kinda been put on the spot here. Let's see I started playing cello with my school orchestra when I was 9. I had had a lot of classical influence at home prior to my immersion in school but until then I had never played an instrument other than fooling around on my dad's piano. My dad really had a lot to do with shaping my earlier experiences with music. He took me to my first concert when I was 5, Bonnie Raitt. From him I heard a lot of classical music and a lot of New Orleans flavors like The Meters, Papa Grows Funk, and The Radiators. When I was 4 or 5 I was watching Predator with my dad (on VHS! ha!) when the srgt. from Alabama or whatever - the big ass hick cum mighty stash and SAW or M-60 or something equally beefy, automatic, and fed by a belt of bullets one may drape over the pectorals played "Long Tall Sally" on his huge 1980's boom box held in the nostalgic over-the-shoulder-pose - that's when I caught the boogie woogie - all of them. Middle school: a little punk rock a la NOFX, Green Day, and Nirvana. In high school I got really into the Chicago blues and 60s/70s rock. Real "Dazed and Confused." Perfect soundtrack to high school, and I lived it...in the 2000's. Oh it's possible, but cars and girls' hair are shaped differently. In college I basically filled in the rest of my musical (well, rock and the blues) history lesson - punk rock from the 80s and 90s, lots of blues from the Delta, and plenty of other noise from yesterday and today. See below, I put a few minutes into it and it should provide a better topography of the quantum aspects of my personality than all this psychobabble.

Screen name:
Patient Lizard
Member since:
Apr 22 2012
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
12
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week

Influences

Chuck Berry Spacemen3 Tad Pixies Sonic Youth Stooges Little Richard Local Natives My Bloody Valentine Babes In Toyland Donovan T. Rex Nirvana Led Zeppelin Brian Jonestown Massacre Beatles Doors Mudhoney Black Flag Deer Hunter Vivian Girls Reading Rainbow Offspring No Joy Stone Roses Black Rebel Motor Cycle Club Rage Against the Machine Jebus and Mary Chain Tamaryn Pavement Elvis The Smiths Radiohead Band of Gypsys Little Richard The Asteriod #4 Johnny Cash AC/DC Local Natives Rolling Stones Velvet Underground The Whigs The Warlocks The Raveonettes Neil Young Television Dead Meadow The Cramps Catherine Wheel Ray Charles Captain Beefheart The Byrds Bob Dylan Chocolate Watchband Black Angels Dick Dale Beach Boys Link Wray Animal Collective The Books Dinosaur Jr Babes In Toyland Bardo Pond Radiators Galaxie 500 Wavves Black Keys Dandy Warhols 13th Floor Elevators Beachwood Sparks Yeasayer Yo La Tengo Pale Saints Flat Duo Jets Ride Lush Spiritualized David Bowie Incubus White Stripes Muddy Waters Howlin Wolf BB King Albert King Buddy Guy Tab Benoit Johnny Winter Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup John Lee Hooker Son House Robert Johnson Freddie King Bessie Smith Stevie Ray Vaughan Big Bill Broonzy Blind Boy Fuller Blind Lemon Jefferson Blind Willie Johnson Blind Willie McTell Bo Diddley Bukka White Junior Wells Elmore James Fats Domino Charlie Patton Lightning Hopkins Skip James T-Bone Walker

EQUIPMENT

06(?) Fender 64 Reissue Jazzmaster, '59 Silvertone V-1, Fender Vibrolux 40w 2x12, Ibanez Tube Screamer, Big Muff Pi, Ibanez Stereochorus, Small Clone, Flanger Hoax, Aqua Puss, Boss DD-7, Diamond Tremolo, Boss Looper (the small red one), a rainbow of plectrums, and a few cables that come and go at whim.