Born and (somewhat) raised in rural Oregon. I grew up with music everywhere and fortunately a diverse offering many didnt have. I am a fan of good music, but atop my list are great artists, song writers and producers. I admire all four members of Tool and their unique contributions and offers providing the layers upon layers that make up tools sound. I am now in my early 40s and still live in a small town, having plenty of time to listen to music. I am an avid listener in that music is playing throughout my day in different ways. Sometimes simply a wake up song or songs to start the dat, other times a soft melody is atmosphere for a get together, and again at other times during my day I'm rocking out during a bike ride or commute. I am proud to finally be a member and to become a more involved part of the Tool Army.