Ariel – San Juan, Puerto Rico
Mike – La Vega, Dominican Republic
Chad - Albany, NY. Hometown blue hill, ME
Jon - Birthplace: Springfield, Oregon Hometown: Surry, Maine
Ariel - Rice & Beans, of course
Mike – Rice, Beans, Chicken, and plantains
Chad - Lobster or ridiculously good pizza
Jon - Burritos with homemade refried beans
Top 3 Favorite Movies
Ariel - Bourne Trilogy, Gladiator, Shawshank Redemption
Mike – Nacho Libre, Forrest Gump, Schindler’s List
Chad - Dumb and dumber, ace Ventura, and tommy boy
Jon – 1. Lord of the Rings (When limited to three choices, it’s always good to sneak a trilogy in as one of them) 2. On Any Sunday 3. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Top 3 Favorite Books
Ariel - College top = Form, Space & Order, Francis DK Chin, don’t read books just drum magazines
Mike - When heaven invades earth, The grace awakening, The old man and the sea
Chad - Bible, my utmost for his highest…those are the only two books I’ve ever read
Jon – (The Bible is “The” Book, the most important book, the very Word of the living God, and not even in the same league as a list of top three personal favorite books. It being my favorite or not could add or subtract no value at all. Also being that the Bible is a whole library of books, I thought it unfair to include it in a “top three” of “favorite books” even though I did sneak in a trilogy again. Now let me continue with a list of my top three “human inspired” books.)
1. Lord of the Rings: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (Didn’t see that one coming did you)
2 The Great Divorce: Clive Staples Lewis
3. Peace Like a River: Leif Enger (I haven’t given this one a second read yet, but it’s certainly one of my favorites from the last couple years) (Also, anything on the history of WWII)
Your guilty pleasure
Ariel - desserts
Mike – Oysters
Chad - Cigars
Jon - Riding my motorcycle at the “speed limit”
1st record you ever bought
Ariel - Summer of ’69 Bryan Adams
Mike – Thriller by Michael Jackson
Chad - I’ll be there by Mariah Carey
Jon - It was actually a tape and it was Steven Curtis Chapman: The Great Adventure. I learned every song and every lyric on it.
Coke or Pepsi?
Ariel - Coke
Mike – None
Chad - Mexican coke and ONLY Mexican coke
Jon – Water
Last 3 things you watched on Netflix
Ariel – Arrow, Steve Harvey & Thor
Mike – Rescue Bots, Cars, Bob The Builder
Chad - 3 different documentaries on methamphetamine
Jon - I have Netflix DVD because I ran out of things I wanted to watch on Netflix Streaming. So from Netflix DVD the list is:
1. Fiddler on the Roof 2. Inception 3. The Prestige
Siblings, Family Size?
Ariel – Younger Brother, Older Sister
Mike – 1 bro 1 sis
Chad - I’m #4 of 5
Jon – Dad, Mom, Sister, Me, Sister, Brother
What was your dream job when you were a kid?
Ariel - Architect
Mike – I wanted to be a priest
Chad - NBA basketball star
Jon - To be the next Michael W. Smith
Your musical influences
Ariel - Latin, Jazz
Mike – Floyd, Hendrix, Mayer, Sting
Chad - I grew up listening to R&B and hip hop. Now I prefer singer/songwriter pop rock
Jon - Johnny Cash, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, as well as just about every “Christian” artist from the 90′s, especially Jars of Clay.
Do you have kids?
Ariel - (2) AJ & Kenny
Mike – Yes, 1 little guy named Liam
Chad - I have three kids, Crüe 6, Romy 3, Edie 6 months, my wife has 4 if you count me.
Jon - No. I’ve only been married a year, why does everybody keep asking that????
Favorite subject when you were in school?
Ariel - Math
Mike – History
Chad - Gym or lunch
Jon - WWII history
Would you rather have hiccups for the rest of your life or feel like you need to sneeze and not be able to for the rest of your life?
Ariel – Hiccups
Mike – Hiccups
Chad - Neither. This is a ridiculous question, I’d rather be dead.
Jon - Definitely the sneeze option. I hate hiccups with a passion and seek their utter ruin and obliteration at all costs.
Introvert or Extrovert
Ariel - Extrovert
Mike – Extrovert
Chad – Extrovert
Jon – Omnivert
A random/ interesting fact about you
Ariel - I do care, sometimes too much.
Mike – I put ketchup on everything.
Chad - It’s been said that I could “pummel a man” with my legs alone.
Jon - After burning out a connecting rod bearing I rebuilt the entire engine of my motorcycle in the dining room of my apartment (before I was married). Upon completion, I went riding through the back country mountains of Tennessee when a chicken flew right out in front of me into the front forks of my motorcycle. I was going to stop and confess to the owner that their chicken had just committed suicide on the front of my bike when I heard banjo music. Visions of Burt Reynolds and the movie “Deliverance” began to flash into my imagination, and being that I was unarmed at the time, I proceeded to distance myself from the scene of the crime at the “speed limit”.