A look at just a few of the things that occupy my time.
Smashing Pumpkins Bootlegs
This band has an open taping policy, and allow the free trade of their concerts online and by mail. Being a band known to mix up their song compositions and their setlists from night to night, their shows are collected by thousands of people around the world, myself included.
Smashing Pumpkins Releases
Open taping policies are cited by many in the music industry as being one major cause of loyalty by fans to the band. This must be true, for another related hobby is to collect as many official SP releases as possible - singles, rarities, imports, etc. Vinyl objects can run for hundreds or even thousands of dollars, so I only stick to inexpensive cd releases.
I play both the electric and acoustic guitars. I started playing in 1998, originally teaching myself with the internet and a printed out chord chart. I've been writing songs for years. Lately I have been constantly trying to improve my speed, accuracy, and technique.