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    I play a lot of old Sabbath, Ratt & Deep Purple!
    I train dogs
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    I am a Reference Librarian at a public library.

    I play mostly blues, jazz, and alt.country/americana.
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    It's a little gross to put yourself in every song. I mean, how interesting do people really think you are?
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    Paris Hilton's psychiatrist... Now that's gotta be an easy job. Kinda like being an auto mechanic in an Amish community.

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    I'm a copy-jockey!

    I play with myself.

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    I play a lot of old Sabbath, Ratt & Deep Purple!
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    I am a consultant.
    It all makes sense now.

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    im independently wealthy and play country
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    I'm retired after serving 20 years in the Navy but on occasion do the freelance artwork job for AC Comics . I play Classic Rock and 80's Hair Metal .

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    In fact I cannot play a single popular song from start to finish.
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    Warehouse work/Wood flooring

    80's inspired metal/Rock... Mainly.

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    IT Manager at Atlanta based risk management firm.

    Twangy blues extraordinaire.
    I get weak in the knees at the sight of a vintage Fender amp!

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    I work behind the scenes in children's animation and gaming. It's not the creative end, but the licensing end. Specifically, it's making deals with companies and animation rights holders to license images, clothing, toys, food, apps, ringtones, etc. Also, selling advertising on cartoon/gaming sites.

    My playing is in the same vein as Marc Ford, David Grissom, Pete Thorn, Doyle Bramhall, Phil X, Bonamassa, Blues Saraceno etc. Basically, most modern and traditional styles, but rooted in blues. I'm a hybrid picker, and play a lot of slide too.
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    Career - I've had a variety of Marketing roles throughout my career and am currently pursuing my MBA. Most recently my jobs have been focused on Pricing and Promotions. Everything from strategy and conceptualization to tactictal implementation and results tracking. I do it all!

    Types of Music - Metal, lots and lots of Metal. I play and like a variety really. Some nu metal, some old school, lots of thrash. Very little to no hair metal. Also interspersed with a mish mash of hard rock, classic rock, blues rock and country rock.

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    I'm a meat cutter in a mid-sized supermarket. (And trying real hard not to cut any of my fingers off). I'm the friendly guy behind the showcase counter cutting special or custom cuts of meat, giving advice and helping make you meal a success.

    I play mostly Classic 70s Rock and some Classic Metal at a very amateurish level.

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    I'm a fleet manager / safety manager for a fuel and transportation company. I also am an emergency haz mat responder for our various fuel terminals. I play praise and worship music mostly but I play in a secular band as well. With them I play blues, classic rock, and country.
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    I have gotten paid for the following jobs (after I learn something I get bored easily and want to do something different) at one time or another in my life. Sometimes these positions overlapped each other and these are listed in no particular order except the first one was my very first paid job. Rodeo bull rigger and derigger at Gilley's, farm hand, roofer, trench digger for fiber optic cables, fast food cook, soldier, missile technician, messenger, valet, waiter, back hoe operator, furniture mover, nurse's assistant, brewer's apprentice, club DJ, carpenter's apprentice, plumber's apprentice, instrument fitter's apprentice, cable runner, PCB technician, IT technician, IT sales, clerk, dish washer, bartender, cab driver, photo journalist, truck driver, web developer, photographer, graphic artist, production line QAQC, forklift driver & deli manager. Right now I'm working as a contract (1099) IT technician.

    I can't play guitar any longer because of arthritis but when I did play I liked stuff like SRV, Black Keys, CCR, Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Led Zeppelin.
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    Web application & Oracle developer for a major insurance company.
    I play a little bit of everything. Sometimes I even use all six strings at one time!
    Being cool is knowing when to let things slide.

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    Chef at an Outdoor education camp. They bus fifth grade kids up and I cook for em.

    I play in two bands; one does covers, and the other, which formed pretty recently, plays original stuff.
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    , Sid, sorry you had to meet Artur Itis. I've met him, but he hasn't taken up permanent residence yet.

    I've done many varied things thought the years.

    For the last couple of decades I've worked as a school psychologist, currently focusing on severe behavior problems, mostly designing and monitoring classroom interventions.

    I play Christian rock, mostly originals with a classic, heavy rock style. I also play lots of praise and worship music on keys and guitar.

    Like Sid and Kramer, I am a veteran.

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    I work as a support technician maintaining a fleet of Mac workstations and an
    Apple-based server for the prepress and graphics departments of a clothing
    company.

    Job splits time with production tasks related to the advertising/creative
    department also--(proofreading, printing, etc.).

    I play rock/blues/funk/metal.

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    Hmm I make pedals in my everyday life, and from time to time I also repair guitars and other stuff for a mate.

    Dunno what I play...music of a sort I guess?!?
    Just what ever that peeks my intrest!
    Not gonna miss you know!
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