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Eric Porter
aka eporter66
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Geographical location:
Saratoga, New York, USA
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Enjoy these Styles and musical qualities:
Ambient, Beat, Canterbury, Difficult, Jazz, Mainstream/Accessible/Pop, Symphonic, Space
Other styles/genres/qualities of music that I like not listed above:
Classic/Hard Rock (60's, 70's & pre-hair band 80's), 70's pop music, 70's Fusion (am I stuck in the 70's???).
Favorite or well-respected bands/artists
Bands : Genesis, Gentle Giant, Yes, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Kansas, Jethro Tull, King Crimson, Camel, Happy The Man, Led Zeppelin, Echolyn, Spocks Beard, Kevin Gilbert, Porcupine Tree, and anyone who can write a great three minute pop song.

Guitarists : Steve Hackett, David Gilmour, Andy Latimer, & Mike Keneally

Dislike these Styles and musical qualities:
Heavy Metal, Noise/Industrial/Urban
Musical styles or qualities that I do not like:
I honestly try to keep an open mind when listening to music, the only music that I dislike are Rap and anything that just sounds like noise.
Systems Analyst
Other musical activities:
I am a guitarist and have been playing for about 26 years. I gigged for about 9 years (1985-93) on the local music scene in two bands (Trespass - guess what band we liked, and an alternative cover band Monkey House). Our band Trespass got an original song into the finals of the Seagrams talent search in Albany NY in 1987, and actually got played on the radio (once...ha ha). I also write reviews for Progressive World.
Hobbies / obsessions:
I recently purchased some Home Recording software and hope to get back into writing and recording original music. My other obstacles include programming my drum machine, and overcoming my less than stellar keyboard skills. And let's not even get into the singing part....I have 6 guitars (Ovation acoustic/electric 6 & 12 string, Fender Strat, Kramer Pacer, Ovation Preacher, Ovation Solidbody 12 string (the shark fin shape like David Cassidy on the Partridge family). Yes - you read that correctly, I referenced the Partridge family. I also own a Fender Jazz Bass and Kawai Synth. Ok - enough about music equipment. I also love sports, both playing and watching. I currently play as much golf as possible and softball too. It is not uncommon for me to watch football on a Sunday for 12 hours!!! Go Yankees & Oakland Raiders!!!!!
Other comments:
Getting used to life as a Dad.