February 17, 2006

Drew's Band Member Profile

What can I say? At least I did it.

Full Name
Drew Michael Copeland. My parents liked Andrew, but not Andy. So they went with Drew.

Date of Birth
Saint Patrick's Day (which was actually the day he died), 1982. It was about 12:08 am, for those who care.

Birth Place
Rockport, Maine. We actually lived in Rockland, but the hospital was in Rockport. They don't have very creative names for settlements in Maine . . .

Current Location
Newark, DE.

Occupation
See this post. I also do some local dinner theater work, some independent video producing, and play in a band.

Hobbies
Hanging out with my wife, going on the computer, playing Halo 2 on Xbox, smelling stuff, writing music, kicking things, listening to music, roleplaying, eating lunch with friends, looking at stuff, sleeping, fixing broken stuff, cleaning, practicing an instrument, listening to stuff, walking, reading, floating . . .

Languages
English. I'm decent at Spanish. I suck at Pig Latin.

Favourites

- Bands
U2, Muse, Boysetsfire, Yellowcard, Death Cab, Phish, Barenaked Ladies, The Beatles, Damien Rice, Tenacious D, King Missle, AFI, The Killers, Copeland, Kelly Clarkson, Jimmy Eat World, India Arie, Bela Fleck and The Flecktones, Green Day, Jack Johnson, Green Day, Snow Patrol, Ben Folds, Coldplay


- Song(s)
Requiem - BSF
Late - Ben Folds
Wonderboy - Tenacious D
Demons in My Head - Darby Latshaw
Defying Gravity - The Wicked Soundtrack
Blame it on Me - Barenaked Ladies
I Will Follow You Into The Dark - Death Cab for Cutie
Found - Jessica Copeland

- Form of Relaxation
Watching a movie. Sitting on the beach. Reading a book. Going to the Chiropracter

- Food
Mostly anything. Don't really like poop, though.

- Drink
Most drinks. Kinda dislike urine.

- Film
Garden State, About a Boy, Love, Actually, The Story of Us, The Incredibles. Oh, and all the obvious ones: Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Harry Potter, etc.

- Look Machine Band Member
Me

- Likes
Jessica. Anything awesome.

- Dislikes
See "Likes". Take the opposite of that.

- Religion
I'm a guy who has a relationship with Jesus. I want other people to, because it's a really fulfilling and totally necessary thing. I'm excited about growing in it and am also looking forward to heaven when it's all over.

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September 20, 2005

Shane's Bandmember Profile...

Full Name
Sir Shane Gunter-Stefan Palkovitz The First

Date of Birth
January 12th The last of the eighties.

Birth Place
The place where I was born, duh!

Current Location
Pennsylvania

Occupation
Student, Musician, Film-guy (however you make film the occupational form.)

Hobbies
Playing, writing, recording, listening to music. Reading. Writing. Foosball (of this, I am the world champion). Walking. Staying up late. Football. Malcolm-Ball. Shooting. Making Stuff. …

Languages
English. A bit of Spanish.

Favourites... (next Page)

- Bands
Jimmy Eat World, Thursday, Name Taken, U2, Boy Sets Fire, This Day & Age, Anberlin, Rich Mullins, Counting Crows, Blindside, Guster, Avril Lavigne (No, not ashamed at all!), Mewithoutyou, Dashboard Confessional, The Ataris, The Mint, Ducks and Lemons, The Appleseed Cast, Dear Ephesus, Coldplay, Storyoftheyear, Fiction Plane, The Beatles, Ben Harper, Better Than Ezra, Brand New, Taking Back Sunday, Smalltown Poets, Cat Stevens, Chevelle, Collective Soul, Common Children, Jay z, Linkin Park, The Cranberries, Dave Appelgate, Switchfoot, Tonic, Travis, Dispatch, Duncan Sheik, Foo Fighters, the Frames, further Seems Forever, holliday, Sufjan, Strong Bad, Jackson Browne, Jungle Moon (Lewis, Brett) Live, Yellowcard, Losers Inc., Mae, Matt Jones, Moments in Grace, Mike Knott, Relient K, Say Hi To Your Mom, Payable On Death, Muse, Sleeping At Last, We're All Broken. (This is by no means a complete list of music I like.)

- Song(s)
Okay, top 5 (not ranked by order):
Amsterdam – Guster
For The Workforce (Drowning) – Thursday
Kill – Jimmy Eat World
We give Up Sometimes – Name Taken
Sk8er Boi – Avril Lavigne (ha ha ha)

- Form of Relaxation
Playing Drums or Guitar. Checking my e-mail. Actually having e-mail from someone awesome. Shooting something. Running/walking far, far away from home to nowhere, just going.

- Food
Not lima beans or peas. Anything else I will eat.
Weird stuff I have eaten: Brain (I don’t know what kind). Worms. These big Cricket things. Dirt. Paper. Jason.

- Drink
Water. Thai Sprite, Iced Coffee. Shirley Temple. Sobe. IBC sodas. Orange juice. Blends. Milk.

- Film
Hitchhiker’s guide to the Galaxy. Tommy Boy. LOTR. Strong Bad E-mails

- Look Machine Band Member
Probably the little naked person type creature that I have stuck on the metal spike protruding from my hi-hat stand.

- Likes
Nothing at all. “the world is ugly, and I want to be blinded.” No, I like a lot of stuff. The Mailman -- He’s pretty much my hero. Macs. Movies. Crowd Surfing. People. Driving. New 5A nylon-tipped drumsticks. Getting beat up. Jumping off of thing. Jetskis.

- Dislikes
Posers (people who pretend to be that which they are most definitely not. Just because Collin poses for pictures doesn’t mean that I hate him.) Contradictions. When People don’t reply to e-mails. The Dewy Music Festival. The Dover Church.

- Religion
I once met this guy that invented his own religion while he was on acid. It was, as a result, very interesting.

Having nothing to do with the above blurb, I am a Christian. However, I don’t just sit around and meditate and sing toneless chants and stare blankly off into space as some lame sermon is given. That’s not me. I have an awesome life, it’s just different. I have been across the world drumming. I do lots of cool stuff. I have nothing against secular music, movies or anything. People who swear and drink and all that do not bother me in the least. That’s their choice, and it is not my place at all to judge them for choosing such a lifestyle. Maybe it’s not what I want for me, but I will not condemn anyone for such. I know that I am by no means perfect either.


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September 16, 2005

Collin's Band Member Profile

We are in the process of putting together Band Member Profiles. You get to see mine first.

Full Name
Collin Russell Palkovitz
Date of Birth
March 10, 1982
Birth Place
Sterling, Kansas
Current Location
West Grove, Pennsylvania

Occupation
Web-Design, Print-Design, Film, Photography, Music.
Hobbies
Backpacking, Rock Climbing, Mountain Climbing, Hiking, Canoeing, and eating delicious food.
Languages
English, and enough Spanish to embarrass myself.

Favourites...


 - Bands
Boy Sets Fire, Thursday, Thrice, Muse, Hum, Rage Against The Machine, the Appleseed Cast, Dear Ephesus, the Counting Crows, Beck, Ben Harper, Blindside, the Cure, the Postal Service, Sunny Day Real Estate, the Fire Theft, Elliott Smith, the Frames, Coldplay, Dashboard Confessional, REM, Smashing Pumpkins, Joni Mitchell, Modest Mouse, Live, James, Jay-Z, Jimmy Eat World, AFI, U2, Nirvana, Tori Amos, Cursive, James Taylor, Story of the Year, Ben Folds, Mewithoutyou, Moments in Grace, Robert Earl Keen, Simon and Garfunkel, (this list is not exhaustive and in no particular order)

 - Song
Impossible to pick one. “You are the Everything” by REM somewhere near the top of the list.

 - Form of Relaxation
I don’t really feel the need to relax very often. I am just about always doing something active. I know that a lot of people watch TV to relax but I have no TV (well, I have one, but it is not hooked up to anything besides the DVD player). I think, besides the Amish People, my wife and I are the only people in America who don’t watch any TV at all.

 - Food
I love food. I am probably the least picky guy I know. I like everything except brussell sprouts. Basically I like everything Jase does AND everything he hates. I spend a lot of time at his house and I consider it my God-given role to eat all of the leftovers in the fridge.

 - Drink
Water. I love water.

 - Film
Fight Club, Garden State, Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind, Donnie Darko, A River Runs Through It.

 - Look Machine Band Member
Isaiah – No contest. Sorry, the rest of you guys just don’t stack up. Please come back Isaiah.
 

Likes
Laughing, traveling, driving, good food, nature, riding motorcycles, the smell of the air right before a rain storm, cliff jumping and other exhilarating situations, pipe smoke, fires, plane rides, peace, the smell of new things, guitars, amps, drums, stages, dimly lit clubs, old trees, rocks, rock climbing, rock music, outdoor cafes, old stone buildings, rapidly moving water, dreams, old books, libraries, learning, pottery, poetry, paintings, apple computers, well designed websites, music in scales that my ears do not recognize, dangerous animals, holidays, the satisfaction of a job well done, paychecks, my friends, my family, and my wife.

Dislikes
Injustice. Nothing infuriates me and frustrates me more than discrimination, unfair treatment, or judgment based on culture, skin color, religion, sex, or any other silly man-made distinction. An example would be the invasion, occupation, mistreatment, and slaughter that now take place on a daily basis in the under the guise of “liberation,” “freedom,” “Democracy,” or even “God.” The God I know said to love your enemies.
 

Religion
Christian. It is sometimes hard for me to say that, not because I am embarrassed of my faith or my God, but rather because many people have tainted the word “Christian.” Far too often Christians cast harsh judgments and throw out hateful condemnation everywhere they go. They preach loudly about God’s anger and judgment in an effort to frighten people into conversion. Sometimes leaders invade a country and slaughter its people “in the name of God.” I do not serve that god. The God I worship loves people from Iraq, gay people, black people, poor people, rich people, Jewish people, drug addicts, priests, pastors, and prostitutes all the same way – enough to die for them. I hope that I can reflect that kind of love and acceptance in my own life.

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