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As I said on the intro page, we as a family have some very diverse interests!! Allow me to cover a few (and link to some other sites and related content).

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Music/Sound/Recording

I have been playing piano since I was a young child, and have played the Buffalo Bar circuit on an off since the late 1980’s. My wife is also a talented guitarist/vocalist (although she won’t admit it!).  Some bands I have been in in the past which are still together today are Kanayamz, and Silver Xtreme. If you are ever in the area, check them out – they are both very entertaining bands! Just to prove that I have a sense of humor, here is a blast from the past – this is a very old poster (I’m the freak in the lower right hand corner). Also, one of my oldest friends and bandmate (PJ Lorenzo) just sent me this CD cover from the old Anthem project. He has a great web site you may want to check out at www.pjlorenzo.com.

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Currently, I am playing with a few old friends.  Check us out at www.20-years-later.com.  I also provide live sound reinforcement for local acts such as Back to the Bars, and recording services for others such as Darrell Porter.

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Ham Radio
Both my wife (Joyce – KC2GJY) and I (Marc – N2UBT) are avid amateur radio enthusiasts. We try to stay as active as possible and enjoy volunteering for a few public service activities a year. Our favorite used to be the annual Raccoon Rally mountain bike race sponsored by WNYMBA which is held at Allegany State Park every year. A group of us handled this event for about 7 years and it grew into a weekend camping/radio event. We started out with 4 operators for one day and it then became a 3 day weekend camping trip with about a dozen manned checkpoints and a very comfortable ‘Net Control’ (Thanks to Bill – N2QJG and the RV). Also, we are members of STARS.  The radio club’s web site is www.wb2elw.net.

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Motorcycling
Both my wife an I ride as much as is possible. Unfortunately, I feel the season is a bit too short here in the Buffalo, NY area!! Currently we share a bunch of bikes:

  • 2009 Suzuki VStrom 650
  • 2006 Suzuki VStrom 650
  • 2011 Suzuki DRZ-400S
  • 1999 Suzuki DR350
  • 2002 Yamaha YZ250F

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