My name is Gary and some locals call me “the Sax Man” or “the Music Man”.
I'm just a common man. I love to work with my hands, camp, beach-comb, fish and do digital scenery photography!
I am a musician and my love for playing Sax, Singing and playing Guitar, plus all phases of music recording and performance, has been and will always be a big part of me, coloring every area of my life with its many enjoyable, wonderful hues!
Thank you for dropping-by! :)
Education and Work:
I'm interested in
Music at all levels: composing, writing and arranging, producing or just recording music and enjoying live music performance! Wood Working, Bible History, Biblical Textual Criticism, the TRUTH of actual NT History, Biblical Archeology, Archeology, Geology, World History, Ancient Antediluvian World History, History of world sea exploration- (aka: Magellan, Columbus, Cook, that era). Space exploration, my own on-going personal search for True Love, Peace and Tranquility.
Jim Reeves, Boots Randolph, Chet Atkins, Floyd Cramer, Patsy Cline, Connie Smith, Johnny Cash, Johnny Horton, Eddy Arnold, Ernest Tubb, Charley Pride, Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, George Strait, Ricky Skaggs, Glen Miller, Pete Fountain, Plas Johnson, Nat King & Natalie Cole, Perry Como, Bert Kaempfert, Billy Vaughn, The McGuire Sisters, Teresa Brewer, Elvis, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, Rick Nelson, Everly Brothers, Kingston Trio, Beach Boys, Beatles, Mamas & Papas, Carpenters, Pablo Cruise,
Mary and Joseph - A Story of Faith, The Other Side of Heaven, Avatar, All Star Trek movies, A Walk In the Clouds, The Time Travelers Wife, Donovan's Reef, 6 Days & 7 Nights, Father Goose, ALL John Wayne movies, Love Comes Softly series, Sleepless In Seattle, Heartbreak Ridge, The Final Countdown, BIG, The Glen Miller Story, Eddie & The Cruisers 1 & 2, Elvis-in concert, The Buddy Holly Story, La Bamba, Sweet Dreams, Jim Reeves Anthology, Pure Country,
Anne of Green Gables, Swiss Family Robinson, Goodbye Mr. Chips-(original), Mutiny On The Bounty-(original and 1959 remake), Colossus-The Forbin Project, Avatar, Cast Away, All Star Trek Movies, Love Comes Softly -(10 movie series),
TV Series: Hart of Dixie - (all seasons), NCIS - (starring Mark Harmon, all seasons), China Beach -(all seasons), Magnum PI-(all Seasons), All Star Trek TV Series, Daniel Boone-stars Fess Parker,
Fav Books: Goodbye Mr. Chips - by James Hilton, Anne of Green Gables book series - by Lucy Maud Montgomery, The Bears & I - by Robert Franklin Leslie Jr., The Lost Legion - by H.W. Munn, Riders of the Purple Sage - by Zane Grey, The Rounders - by Max Evans
Re-reading Now: “The Emily of New Moon” trilogy of books, by LM Montgomery.
Studying Now: “Emily of New Moon - by- LMMontgomery; Forged - by Bart D. Ehrman,
The Rounders - by Max Evans-(so I can once again laugh until my sides hurt! :), Magellan's Voyage - An Eye-witness Narrative Account of the First World Circumnavigation - by Antonio Pigafetta, The original log books & journals of the HMS Bounty kept by Bligh, Christian and Adams, Misquoting Jesus and Lost Scriptures-Books That Did Not Make It Into the New Testament - both by Bart D. Ehrman,
“We choose to go to the moon in this decade...not because it's easy, but because it's hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is, one which we intend to win,” President John F. Kennedy, 1962.
“That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind!” Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11 Space Mission-1969, as he stepped off the ladder from the LEM and put the first human footprints on the surface of the moon!
Grandma's Meatloaf, Mother's Spaghetti & Meatballs and Chicken & Homemade Egg Noodle Soup and Chicken & Dumplings, Dad's smoked soft venison jerky, Kay Pfaff's Enchiladas & Tacos and Sun Tea, Aunt Goldie's- Chocolate Peanut Butter Creme Pie, Wendy's Original Jr. Bacon Cheese Burgers, McDonald's 20 piece Chicken McNuggets w/Honey, Pizza Hut's - Supreme Combination Pan Pizza, imported Dutch White Chocolate or Swiss Chocolate,
A leisurely walk on a remote, deserted Oregon or tropical Island Beach; a walk through clear warm summer midnight, to the top of a couple mountain range ridges I know of, in some of Oregon's remotest wilderness areas; where I clearly see in the summer moonlight, vast reaches of earth before me, for miles in any direction I look. Then, I can look up into the star-lit heavens surrounding me and be so aware that I am a direct part of that whole cosmos, seemingly swallowed-up by it!
The whole of eretz Israel! Arches, Canyon Lands, Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon and Zion National Parks. The Dordogne and Loire Valleys and the French Alps region of France. Scotland and Ireland. Austria and its Tyrol region and all of Switzerland. Hungary, Romania and Ukraine, Italy, Japan, Hokkaido- the Northern Island of Japan and Sapporo-it's major city, Valley of Shangri-La - and all of Nepal & Tibet. The Agate Beach of my childhood, one more time!
Fav Beverages: 100% certified Hawaiian Kona Coffee with Real Irish Creme added. Celestial Seasonings Sleepy Time Tea, English Breakfast Tea. Every couple months or more, I enjoy sitting of evenings, watching my fav movie while drinking one or two bottles of my fav ice cold beer. My fav of all beverages, is a sip of cold, pure, high mountain rushing wilderness stream or natural pure mountain artesian well water.