As I spend most weekdays (and some weekends) a sleep-deprived zombie, I like to be well stocked on two things: caffeine and bloodpumping music. The music emanating from my trusty Bose is usually of the metal persuasion. I spent part of my early adulthood performing in local bands. I especially loved preparing promotional materials. I’m now an art director in Alabama, playing with Photoshop while nursing perpetually ringing ears.