phil zampino =

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This is mostly a collection of stuph I'm interested in. Since I haven't taken the time to write mounds of explanatory information about myself, you'll have to take my interests as evidence of who I'm not. I'm originally from Syracuse, NY (born in Westpoint where my father was in the military band) and lived in Schenectady for three years. I lived here in lower Manhattan for 9 years, and then in Washington Heights for another 9, for a total of 18 years. I now live in Wilmington, NC near Greenfield Lake. After the World Trade Center destruction I added this homage to the towers, my pictures from the top of the tower. All taken, this will be, at best, a sketchy introduction to me, and bound to be terribly misleading. Yay!

If it helps to understand me, I'll tell you that my work is running my online music retail & distribution service My interests are mostly in making music with my long-running project CHANGES TO blind. I'm also a complete computer nerd. I can never decide which I like best, so I try to put the two together as much as possible with a fair dose of 'literature', words, and art.

At the end of the day music is my life, and I listen to a mixture of material from improvised music, ea-improv, jazz, avant-progressive music (ReR/Chris Cutler/Henry Cow/RIO/Gong) to experimental ( Zoviet France/Jim O'Rourke/Arcane Device) to Downtown NY (Hirsch/No Safety/ Zorn/ Laswell) back to jazz or global ethnic or rock or popping back around again... YOW! There's so much to hear!!

On computers, though I was a staunch Atari fanatic for years (especially when I was recording as my band CHANGES TO blind. I now use an Apple Macintosh and am online most waking hours. I'm also an Independent Web Contractor and Filemaker developer with 15 years of large corporate DBA experience. Perhaps you're curious what a squid like me likes to eat.

Otherwise I try to read as much literature as possible, preferring dark and twisted psycho-social fictions (Nabokov/Dostoevski/Crews/Sartre) though lately I've been reading a lot books in Spanish, a language for which I'm somewhat functional. For amusement I read a healthy dose of underground comix, just to make sure I don't take anything too seriously.

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