Monday, January 01, 2007

I Have Been BlogTagged

The newest fad in the blogsphere is "tag, you're it". DonXml tagged me, and now I have to tell you all five things about myself that you did not already know. I also have to tag five other people.

Ok, let me think ....

1) In high school, I played in a Progressive Rock copy band called Heresy. We performed songs by Gentle Giant, King Crimson, ELP, and others. The keyboard player was a rich kid from Baldwin, Long Island, who had every keyboard ever made.

2) I was a huge pro wrestling fan when I was a kid. I used to get ringside passes to the old Sunnyside Gardens in Queens, and take photos of wrestlers like Pedro Morales, Chief Jay Strongbow, Haystacks Calhoun, etc. I was also a writer for a little wrestling newsletter put out by a guy named David Meltzer ... now Meltzer is probably the best known journalist in pro wrestling.

3) In college, I was the winner of the annual concerto competition, and I played the Mayazumi Conceto for Marimba and Orchestra with the SUNY Albany Symphony Orchestra.

4) My father was good friends with Dave Kamansky. Dave was the ex-CEO of Merrill Lynch, and presided over Merrill in the go-go 90's. My father and Dave worked together in the Forest Hills branch of Merrill Lynch in the 70's, and Dave was part of my dad's pinochle group. So, every few weeks, Dave would come over to our apartment for the big pinochle game.

5) I was classmates with the actor, Tim Robbins. A better of acquaintance of mine was Stacey Nelkin, who was the female lead in Halloween III, and was a former girlfriend of Woody Allen.

Now, I need to tag 5 people. They will be:

Francis Shanahan

Chris Donnan

Matt Davey

John O'Sullivan

David Lattimore-Gay

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Anonymous said...

Dude great blog. Comment here is not related to your latest post. Being a .NET developer myself and wanting to do financial development, your blog really helps in knowing what kind of development is going on. Would be awesome if you could tell what books would you recommend reading related to .NET and financial development. Keep up the good work...

marc said...

Depends on what kind of financial development you want to concentrate on.

Here are a few:

Anonymous said...

Thanks dude for the recommendations, that helps. I am looking to get into algorithmic trading for a long shot but also doing GUI development. As i am into consulting myself in NY area i really want to get into multithreading/winform as lately i have been dealing lot with Wouldnt mind getting to learn stuff you deal with it. Anyways your blog helps. Thanks...