Bob Spilsbury

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Gender MALE
Location Berkeley, California, United States
Introduction I'm 23 year old East Coast transplant now living out here on the West Coast. I work for the San Francisco newspaper and website The Western Edition covering the Arts & Entertainment section.
Interests Wriging about music, listening to music, going out to concerts, watching movies, hiking, tennis, and road trips.
Favorite Movies Easy Rider, Into The Wild, 1900, The Dreamers, Last Tango In Paris, The Sheltering Sky, Factotum, Rumble Fish, The Godfather Parts I and II, Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, The Deer Hunter, Legends Of The Fall and A River Runs Through It
Favorite Music Mostly 1960s and early 70s rock n'roll like The Doors, Cream, The Beatles, The Byrds, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Buffalo Springfield, The Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, Santana, The Band, Van Morrison, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, The Moody Blues, The Kinks, David Bowie, Procol Harum, The Rolling Stones, Tom Waits. Some 90s Grunge music like Blind Melon, Pearl Jam, STP, Alice In Chains, Soundgarden. Other late 90s bands like Elliot Smith and Days of the New. (late 80s early 90s Guns N'Roses, Faith No More, and Metallica. Today's music is mostly crap but if I had to pick a few bands I would go with the great bands that have stuck around and can blow any new band off the stage, like Tom Petty, The Allman Brothers Band, Bruce Springsteen, and The Flaming Lips.
Favorite Books Catcher In The Rye by JD Sallinger The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles On The Road by Jack Kerouac The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson The Jungle by Upton Sinclair Martin Eden by Jack London Moby Dick by Herman Melville Walden by Henry David Thoreau Dubliners by James Joyce A Light In August by William Faulkner