ABOUT ME

 

Greetings. Thanks for visiting my site and clicking this link to learn about me. Well, my name is Chris and my Internet persona is "Draconis Thanatos". I'm 33 years old. I was born and raised in Tampa, Fl. and I am a guitar teacher and music writer. I have played guitar for 25 years and have taught at 2 music schools. I teach privately now. In the past, I have also worked for AT&T Wireless, Service Merchandise and Toys R Us. I attended Hillsborough Community College and the Univerity of South Florida, where I studied Music/guitar and Linguistics.

My fav' food is steak, pasta, salad and potatos. I prefer Coka cola. I love Smarties and gummy worms!

I have a wonderful and beautiful fiance, Des. We have been together for 8 years. She has been my guide to this world of Internet. She is also a metal-head like me.

I love to collect movies and tv shows. I am a big fan of Golden Age of Radio and television. Jack Benny, Abott and Costello, Laurel and Hardy etc.. I also am a big Japanese Sci-fi fan. I have collected Godzilla merchandise since I was 5. I adore dragons and dinosaurs and collect them as well. You can also find a lot of Jackie Chan dvds and other Kung Fu movies on my shelves. I prefer the original languages with English subtitles on all my foreign films.

I got into Heavy Metal, when I was 11. A friend next door was older than me and he listened to metal. I liked Quiet Riot and asked him if I could borrow some records. He let me and I became hooked. I became a fan of Quiet Riot, Van Halen and some Motley Crue. When I was in about 8th or 9th grade, I wanted something heavier but I did not know where to look. I would go to record stores and look at the metal section and look at all these cool album covers and wonder what they sounded like. At school, I had a friend named Monty. I asked him what his favorite band was and he said, Metallica. He recommended "Ride the Lightning" so the next day I went to the store and bought the cassett. I was excited. Was this the sound I was looking for? I put the tape in the player and the song "Fight Fire With Fire" started. I heard an acoustic intro and I thought it was a joke. I thought Monty had tricked me. Then, the metal began and I was blown away!! This was the sound I was looking for! I became a big Metallica fan and got all their albums. Later, I discovered Anthrax and Overkill. I had become a Thrash metal fan. Later, I had a change in taste. I had learned to play the guitar well and I began to realize that Thrash was quite redundant and focused on the low E string too often. I wanted something different. A drummer friend(Shawn) in the Florida Keys recommended Queensryche: Operation Mindcrime and I was so impressed with the sound and conceptual story! Thus began my flare for the epic and progressive. I still like Thrash, but not as much. Later, I found Helloween. That was it!! I found the sound to end all sound for me! Power Metal!!! To this day, I am a big Power Metal fan with no sign of slow-down.

 

 

 

 

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