Name: Mike Graham
Height: 5'10" (?)
Weight: None of your business!
Status: single (but still in love)
for even more info one who the hell I am, read what I wrote on one of those little survey things
For those of you who couldn't figure it out, that picture above, is me. It is kind of old though. I've cut my hair quite a bit since then. It is actually my license picture.
I am a Straight-Edge Vegan, for many many reasons. I feel that it is the best way to live my life. And as a very politically active person, I don't believe that being tied to any drugs is effective in furthering the causes I support. It's counter-productive. I would like to encourage it for other people, however it is a personal choice.
If anyone in Central Oregon is reading this, I want to start a band. I would prefer playing hardcore and/or crust and/or thrash and/or good metal. But I'm really open to whatever. I play guitar and bass, I also do vocals. I have also become very very interested in playing drums, despite the fact that I haven't played in a band setting that much. I have all my own equipment.
For about 7 years, I have been playing guitar, although for about 2 years I ended up a bassist insted. I have been in a few bands, but in a town as small as the one I am in now it is hard to find people who I can get along with musically and personality wise. I feel like there are the people out there, but I just can't find them.
In this area a scene isn't really refering to the bands, shows, or stores. It's more like the fans of the music. Shows are rare and when they do happen, a local band is usually never booked. Local bands usually lack ambition, because there is no obvoius goal. Because it's very rare that a local band can play anything more than a birthday party, and only a few bands have ever gotten any sort of albums or release. So when we refer to a "scene" it is generally refering to the kids who do go to the shows, the people playing in bands, the ocassional zine editor, and those who listen to similar music. But one great thing about the local scene is that we really cross musical boundaries. This may be because we have no choice, due to the low population, but this is really something I am proud of this area for doing. We have skate punks, crust punks, rudies, metalheads, hardcore kids, sXe kids, pop punk kids, hippie-core kids, drunk punks, SHARP's, etc. It's great to see everyone come together at shows, and when you're all hanging out downtown. I remember at a recent Earth Crisis show, looking around and seeing a friend of mine who is into reggae, a friend who is into Jazz/prog-rock, a SHARP, a Christian Skate Punk, and then me all in front rocking out. It really makes me feel good inside. And when bands come, even if there aren't many people there, those who are there really get into the music.
some more pictures...
a newer picture of me...a really pretty picture of my best friend(and ex-girlfriend)XamyX...Another picture of Amy
Well that's a bit about me, if you want to know more about me, email me, but if you are done... go check out more of the site!.
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