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"Cousin -- my 'road was paved' a long time ago - and there ain't nothin' I can do about it.
So, if I'm 'going to hell' -- then I'm going there playing the piano ..."
                                           Dennis Quaid as rock and roll star Jerry Lee Lewis in 1989's "Great Balls Of Fire"
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=== Horseneck Beach State Reservation === 
Westport, Massachusetts

And, yes. That IS a steep drop I'm standing on.

"I want to be remembered 
for the music, or not at all.
                            Eddie Wilson  '64"
from "Eddie and the Cruisers 2: Eddie Lives"
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SOME Pet Peeves:

Driving USED TO BE a relaxant, now it's nothing but a hassle around here. 

Accordingly:

tailgaters (and I'm NOT referring to outdoor truck partiers)
"too much truck" with "lights almighty" either right in your eyes coming AT you - or right on your ass - and, by the way, I especially "like" "the ones" who get so f***ing close that you look in your rear view mirror and can't even SEE their headlights or grille.
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And incidentally - I have seen 16-year-olds driving better than "WAY more experienced" drivers. So, it has NOTHING to do with age.
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Take a GOOD LOOK at these arseholes. Because you, I, and every other conscientious SAFE driver ARE PAYING FOR IT - with this FARCE so-called "no fault" "insurance." WE pay those outlandishly high "insurance" premiums (with NO choice, mind ya) so that those assholes who shouldn't even be allowed to drive a tricycle can "LEGALLY drive."

I've spent most of my life - a "bleeding heart." But no more. Now I don't "believe in" mediocrity ONE SINGLE BIT. Not that I have always accomplished it, but I have always TRIED TO BE the best. Now, to me, it's US or THEM. And again  - I don't like to LOSE. And I "appreciate" paying for breeders, assorted riff raff, and other losers even less.



 
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From another time...  My cousin Linda and I - winter 1974, age 15

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"Wow! One friend in an asylum, and one friend in the grave... You're a dangerous person to know!"

Ben Affleck in "Chasing Amy"

Personal Data
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     Al Tavers
     Dighton, Massachusetts

Age:

   53 - on the Libra/ Scorpio cusp - born at 10:30 p.m. on October 23rd, 1958 - definite Scorpio, but some Libra traits (if you "believe in" that type of thing ...)

Hey - does it look like I'm more than half of ONE HUNDRED years old?
Good....
Then, shut up!

"Well, I must have come to that crazy age
Where everything is 'hot...'
But I don't know if the things I'm thinkin'
Are 'normal' thoughts or not..."

"Muscle Of Love" by Alice Cooper
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You are 87% Scorpio
How much do you match your zodiac sign?
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You Are 26 Years Old

26
Under 12: You are a kid at heart. You still have an optimistic life view - and you look at the world with awe. 
13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.

20-29: You are a twenty-something at heart. 
You feel excited about what's to come... 
love, work, and new experiences.

30-39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You've had a taste of success and true love, but you want more! 

40+: You are a mature adult. You've been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.

Hmmm... I'll definitely take that as a compliment

What Age Do You Act?

Marital / Relationship Status:

   Long-divorced ... Keyword, DIVORCED.
     But ... uh ... occasionally.partnered ...

   "And just remember - appearance doesn't always necessarily determine flavor ..."    I think it was ME who said that ...

   "You weren't paying attention because you're arrogant."   I think it was ME who said that, too ...

    YOU'VE gotta do this, YOU'VE gotta do that, this is when things are convenient to YOUR schedule ... Oh, yeah? Well, that's why I largely PREFER to spend time with my DOGS these days. Plus, they don't "talk back," make smart-mouthed disrespectful remarks, expect much - matter of FACT, they have better MANNERS - DESPITE the fact that they're "only animals" - than MOST people I have EVER known or met. 

Wanna be friends? Wanna "date?" Then CARE about other people and about all living things on this earth, and about this earth - or I can't be bothered giving you the time of day. And that goes for working FOR or WITH you, EVER AGAIN too. I have BETTER things to do with MY life.

Recycle ...

I have developed a TOTAL "zero tolerance" policy regarding "people" who don't know how to act appropriately. Guess that all of those years in "human services" gave me one thing: I don't want that kind of behavior around me, and especially not in my personal life.

So, fuck off and die. Oh, yeah - and take your hypocritical pseudo-religious "ethics" and shove 'em where the sun don't shine while you're at it. Boozin' it up and beatin' the wife and kids all week, then sittin' in the church pew on Sunday. You know who you are.

YOU MAKE ME SICK. You bore me to death and make me wanna WRETCH.

"Turn the other cheek," INDEED. Don't expect it from me anymore. It's not like I'm some ruthless jerk - to the contrary. I just have a totally different philosophical outlook on life now - to follow for whatever is left of mine. You'll have a better chance of copping a damned "good" beating - despite the medical problems which I have.

Lest I forget... RIGHT WING cheerleaders need not apply. If you're slightly right of center, OK - we can talk. You'll most likely be surprised to find that I am on some issues - including what would be considered nothing but FAR right on a few things. Don't make assumptions and suppositions that ALL rights are rich and all LEFTS are poor, either.

The overall picture with me on this one is that if you don't give a flying fuck about your fellow humankind, your coffers are a lot fuller than they'll ever possibly be emptied, yet still you GLUT - then fuck you, PIG.

GOP
GluttonousOstentatiousPigs
that's what you are, and it's ALL you're worth being labeled. Stay the FUCK OUT OF my life, and the lives of those I care about - OR ELSE...

Just don't forget: it's ALL up to YOU how you're gonna be remembered someday...

Occupations:

   Sociologist (Youth Advocacy/ Counseling)
   Law Student

   Local band/ artist/ concert promoter
   Indie record label founder/ owner
   Rock Musician (keyboards/ lead vocals/ guitar - 
     composer: lyrics/ music - studio musician)
     Lead singer/ keyboardist/ rhythm guitarist (also
     leader and co-founder) of the progressive rock 
     band/ recording project  "Covenstead"

   Web site designer/ webmaster
   Writing a sci-fi novel (2 simultaneously, 
     actually - which are inter-related)
   Writing a book about life experiences
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Trade with me on

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Don't get too "excited" - it's JUST a screen name...


"Losers always complain about 'their best.' Winners go home and fu*k the prom queen."
                                                                                                                       Sean Connery in "The Rock"

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What's New / What's Old

Aspirations and Ultimate Fantasies:

   To fly a Lear Jet - preferably my own !
   To write a song that the whole world loves
   To find the perfect lover - which also means ... 
      for  it to last forever
   To become a privately-practicing Human Rights 
     attorney in a small town but within driving 
     distance of a small- to medium-sized city
    To meet Christ - literally ...

But, uh - let's just say that I have MANY OTHER "spiritual" and "religious" interests/ beliefs, too ...

Some "Accomplishments:"

   Have opened for major-label acts, beginning with Steppenwolf, in 1978
   Jammed with Punky Meadows (Angel), in 1986
   "  yadda yadda yadda ...
   Have had songs on local TV and radio stations
   Have degrees in Pre-Professional Studies
     (Honors) and in Sociology (High Honors)
   Currently [on "hiatus" from] pursuing a Law Degree
   Currently [on "hiatus" from] finishing off Computer Science degree
 


SOME favorite bands/ artists right now:



 
 
 
 
 
 


Tonic
Coldplay
12 Stones
American Hi-Fi
Boy Hits Car
Nickleback
Third Eye Blind
3 Doors Down
matchbox20
Tantric
Harvey Danger
Must
The Calling
Starsailor
Creed
Live
Eve6
Audioslave
Our Lady Peace
Brother Cane
Stone Temple Pilots
Oasis
Foo Fighters
Train
Stabbing Westward
Smashing Pumpkins
System Of A Down
Bush
The Verve Pipe
Pearl Jam
Ash
Seven Mary Three
Revis
Incubus
Spacehog
Staind
Tool
Kula Shaker
Must
12 Stones
Adema
American Hi-Fi
Boy Hits Car
Buck Cherry
Creed
Deftones
Disturbed
Dropline
Fenix TX
Evan and Jaron
Filter
Fuel
Godsmack
Good Charlotte
The Hives
Hoobastank
The Vines
Jets To Brazil
Jimmy Eat World
Lifehouse
Linkin Park
Macy Gray
Metallica
New Found Glory
The Offspring
Our Lady Peace
Porcupine Tree
Puddle Of Mudd
Radiohead
Saliva
Sister Hazel
Stone Sour
Better Than Ezra
Trapt
Blind Melon
Candlebox
Collective Soul
Concrete Blonde
Dishwalla
Eric Clapton
Feeder
The Flaming Lips
For Squirrels
Garbage
Gin Blossoms
Goo Goo Dolls
Green Day
Heart
Hole
Live
Loud Lucy
Nirvana
The Nixons
Saigon Kick
Sass Jordan
Savatage
Semisonic
Sevendust
Silverchair
Soul Asylum
Superdrag
Supergrass
Jet
Toadies
Lit
Shinedown
Maroon  5
Switchfoot
The Starting Line
justincase
Transatlantic
The Shins
Saosin
It Dies Today
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justincase

Soundgarden
Red.Hot.Chili.Peppers
Queens Of The Stone Age
The Smashing Pumpkins
Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band
Temple Of The Dog
Dream Theater
The Allman Brothers Band
ZZ Top


I'll probably NEVER stop liking them - nor these - and others ...




You get the idea ...

 
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Some Favorites

Scents:

Carnation, Rose, Cloves, Citrus, Leather,
    Popcorn, Cotton Candy, Pizza, Frankincense,
    Myrrh, Ocean, Rain, Spring, Autumn, Pinion,
    Cedar, Juniper, Redwood, Northwoods Balsam,
    Alfalfa/ Hay, Sage, Ciarra (on a woman),
    Gardenia, Sandalwood, "Tranquility" incense, 
    Jasmine, Strawberry, Melon, Banana, Wisteria
 

Clothes:

   jeans; cordouroys; cargo pants;
     Army BDU pants; khakis
t-shirts; button shirts; sweatshirts
   sneekers; hiking boots
   leather - all kinds, espec. suede
   favorite fabric is cotton
for casual, "hippie/ preppie" look, 70's retro look, 
     80's retro look, semi-Goth look, leather/ biker look
Gap; Ocean Pacific; Old Navy; Levis; Amigaz
      Armani Exchange; Hang Ten; Cherokee;
      Footlocker; Reebok; Prime Source Accessories; 
      Nautica; French Connection; Sotnick Fashion 
      Accessories; United Colors of Benetton; Calvin 
      Klein; Faded Glory; John Frieda; Zirh;
      Aaron Chang

and lots of others ...

more shopping links

Personal Care "Stuff":

   Close-Up Toothpaste
St. Ives Jojoba Shampoo; Garnier Fructis Shampoo
        (AWESOME);  Tresemme Shampoo
Irish Spring/ Coast/ Zest bar soaps
Mennen Speed Stick/ Sure/ Old Spice - sports 
          scent Old Spice - Red Zone/ various
     (but NOT Old Spice cologne - YUCK)
Scented Oils - Ambergris, Blue Sonata, 
     (Red) Amber; Myrrh; Frankincense
Colognes -  Aramis, Joop, Juice, CK-One, 
          Tommy, Gendarme, Raw Vanilla,
          Ralph Lauren - Big Pony - all 4 scents, but especially #3, 
          Fathom, Pierre Cardin ...

Pets:

   Large Dogs - favorites are Dobermans,
     Black Labs, Rotweillers, Great Danes,
     Saint Bernards ...

     Well, gotta change this one. I now have a Miniature Pinscher/ Chihuahua
     mix Service Dog. He's every bit as intelligent as a large dog. I'm not
    going to get into all of the many things he helps me with, because other 
    than my doctors, I only discuss my disabilities with people I'm close to. 
    Let's just say that he's already saved my life several times, in the little 
    over two years that I have had him. He's AWESOME!

You'd have to be stupid to not already know what this is ...

Or THIS...

   Exotic Birds/ Parrots - favorites are Amazons, 
     Macaws, Conures, Red-factor Canaries


Gouldian Finches

   Lizards/ Iguanas
Monkeys - especially the

Golden Lion Tamarin

These are Golden Lion Tamarins - basically a miniature monkey ...
 

Conservation Education

These photos of the golden lion tamarins
originated on the site about their conservation
which they link to ...

Hobbies:

exploring/ adventuring; camping; fishing; 
    hiking; swimming/ the beach/ ocean; climbing 
    (when my health allows it, these days) 

Model building - space/ sci-fi; 70's muscle 
    cars; model railroads; jets

My Amazon.com Wish List

My Amazon.com Wish List


 
Places:

   mountains; oceans; forests; lakes; streams 
   New England - especially New Hampshire,
     Maine, Western Massachusetts
     upstate New York, and Vermont
   Cape Cod - especially Provincetown and the
     "Lower Cape"/ Cape Cod National Seashore
   Kancamangus Highway/ White Mountains of 
     New Hampshire
   the Southeast - especially central Florida
     Ocala National Forest/ Saint John's River 
     area 
   the West - especially northern California
   Horseneck Beach/ Gooseberry Island, 
     Westport, Massachusetts

Colors:

   black; orange; rust; blue; dark purple; turquoise; deep 
      red; amber; jade; silver; earth tones

Foods:

   Italian, Asian, Mexican, American
   fresh   fruit - especially tropical and citrus
   berries - especially strawberries, raspberries/
     blackberries/ boysenberries/ tayberries,  grapes 
     (yes - this is what they are - a berry), 
     and definitely blueberries
   fresh vegetables 
   lobster
   pasta

Some Favorite Recipes

Drinks:

   milk; fruit juices; iced tea - especially herbal
     Sprite; Mountain Dew
   Tequila Sunrise; Toasted Almond; tropical 
     drinks such as Pina Colada, Headhunter, Mai 
     Tai, Planter's Punch, Scorpion Bowl, etc.
   Coors, Michelob, Miller - but I rarely drink 
     alcoholic beverages at all these days - much 
     less beer
   Manechewitz wine; Asti Spumante champagne; 
     Kalhua; Amaretto; Coconut rum

"Lucky"/ FavoriteNumbers:

   13, 5, 3, 7, 11, 17, 16, 500

Games:

   Black Jack/ 21; Poker; Tempest; Trivial Pursuit; 
      Monopoly

Cars/ Vehicles:

   Pontiac Trans-Am - especially mid to late 
     70's; Lambourghini; early 70's Corvette 
     Stingray - especially the "Mako Shark"
   Motorcycles - especially dirt/ trail bikes
   Lear Jets - especially Lear Jet 60
   Trains - especially old steam locomotives
    Jeeps

Acting like an idiot during a trip to central Connecticut. Just for a few seconds, though. Leave it up to my friend, Brenda, to capture just the right look on my face. That split second. That PUSS.


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Ways To Spend.Time:

     Playing and Singing Music
     Arranging Music
     Writing Music
     Listening To Music
     Learning/ Surfing
     Visiting with loved ones
     Solitude
     Sleeping
     Making Love
     Suffering
     Exploring
     Swimming - in pools
     Walking along the beach/ ocean
     Hiking
     Escaping to the mountains
     Exploring old buildings - especially barns
     
     Acting Like An Idiot
     Making people laugh
     Making people wonder
     Shocking people

                             In no particular order.

Well, did I mention sleeping...???







 
 
 
 
 
 



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"Some men see things as they are and say 'why?' I dream things that never were and say, 'why not?'"

Robert Francis Kennedy
(George Bernard Shaw, actually)

 
 






















 

Some Other Trivialities

Fantasies:

   to live aboard the Starship Enterprise (the original NCC-1701) 

   to "Journey to the Center of theEarth" (like in the 1950's movie)

   to sail the world in a wooden ship like the Mayflower or Bounty

to experience something like

    and to live to tell about it ...


Maybe Someday:

to live among a native tribe in the Amazon, the African wild, the wilds of Australia, or some other unspoiled wilderness

to explore some remote area - like the far reaches of the Amazon, Papua New Guinea, Australia, the Himalayas, etc.




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