I'm Clyde Talley aka PFunkJAzz, I'm old; real old. Still, I've been reading comics off and on since Marvel debuted. I'm quite happy with my inner geek. I was on the board when it first appeared, but went to lurker mode as it went through as number of changes and the BP series got caught in all those crossovers.the forum as time comes along. I hope everyone is well and having a great weekend.
Location: Bay Area
Vocation: Former Mainframe COBOL Programmer making the switch to CISCO Network Engineer (pun very definitely intended). In the meantime, doing warehouse work to keep the bills paid. CCNA certification exam to be scheduled in late spring, then I go from there. I own some real estate, so I'm a bit of a slumlord, but I insist tenants call me "The Man" cuz I'm keeping them down.
Education: BA form UC Davis back in 79 in History. Learned all the COBOL JC CICS VSAM stuff throug the Urban League in Los Angeles andI worked in the field for more than 20 yrs but the post Y2K technology shift left me in tarpits with the dinosaurs.
Currently enrolled at commuity college for CISCO Networking Parts ! - IV.
Long Term Goals: Staying out of jail.
Short Term Goals: Stay out of jail.
Biggest Regret: Turned down a job with City of LA cuz Iwas making 3x that as a contractor. I'd give my right leg for that "cut" in pay.
Biggest Regret (Now): Trying to get a bailout.
Likes: Comics - Right now I'm only collecting the Dark Horse adaptations of Robert E Howard's Conan, Kull and Solomon Kane. I'm pursuing story arcs in Black Panther, Captain America and maybe Daredevil and Hellboy in TPB. I have no real interest in mainstrean superhero series, but I wll dig into a lead or new character or guest star who is non-white. Ultimately, if a writer is hot I try to join in for the sizzle.
Movies: I'll see any comics/SF/fantasy on the opening weekend. If it's "big news" I try to go IMAX
Music: I dig jazz funk reggae rock and blues, but have no real interest in hip-hop. My real big interest is black rock bands like Living Colour King's X, Fishbone Ben Harper and of course Parliament-Funkadelic. i go to many shows and concerts in the LA and Orange County areas
Location: So Calif in the LA/OC area, but based in the Inland Empire.
Dislikes: Smooth jazz, vocoder/autotune key-tar, keyboard bass, fake horn arrangements and e-drums.