My name's Steve and I'm 43 years old (!), work in healthcare administration in Atlanta, and have a wife and a 7 year old daughter. I'm here because I've been obsessed with Ariel Pink's music for about 2 years now (since picking up a copy of Before Today), and I realized I wanted to try and see if there was a forum around for me to read more about him and his music and just y'know SHARE my own feelings about it and stuff. I've been a music fanatic all my life, have thousands of CDs and records, but Ariel is one of the most amazing artists I've come across in my life, I think. I discovered him by way of R. Stevie Moore's website, as I've been a big fan of his for years.
Can's "Future Days" is my favorite album, so I've used its cover as my avatar. I'm very much into the progressive avant garde thing. In fact, Ariel Pink is so different from my previous listening habits, it really surprised me how much I was taken by it. There's something really special going on there. I have always had a soft spot for absurdly catchy pop hooks, so maybe that's it.
I'm a little ashamed to say I had no idea who John Maus was when I first got here, but I've done some reading since yesterday and now I'm on board with his thing too. I need to get some albums of his soon, sounds like something I'd enjoy.
It seems like there isn't a ton of traffic on this forum, but from what I've read, pretty much everyone seems cool.