Friday, July 13, 2012

Hampshire Life ID features Reelife's Director

ID: Thomas John Adams

Friday, July 13, 2012

Tom Adams says he enjoys his work so much that the line between "work and play" is getting fuzzy. He's the owner and director of Reelife Productions, a video production company in Williamsburg. He is a photographer (his work can be seen at and a folk musician who plays drums with the bluegrass band Acoustic Brew and has recorded nine CDs with the experimental rock-jazz band NiL. He also masquerades as an unpublished but prolific writer/poet/cartoonist named lester b thomas.

Full name: Thomas John Adams

People know you as: Tom

Date and place of birth: May 6, 1969, Clarence, N.Y.

Address: Williamsburg

Job: Media producer/photographer

Who lives under the same roof as you? My wife, Melissa, daughter, Amanda, 12, son, Neil, 10

Education: Clarence Central High School, 1987; University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1991

Pets: Dog, Maggie; cat, Charlie; five chickens; two hamsters; a guinea pig; a fish

Hobbies: Interneting, recording, playing drums, kayaking, hiking, mountain biking

Book you'd recommend to a friend: I don't read much but I highly recommend "The Shroud of the Thwacker" by Chris Elliot

Favorite movie/TV show/singer: Movie - anything by director Errol Morris; TV - Larry David's "Curb Your Enthusiasm"; Singer - Neil Young

Five items you can't live without: Family, iPhone, camera, drumsticks, kayak

Last thing you purchased just for fun: Wiffle balls

What's at the top of your bucket list? Run with the reindeer

Life-changing experience: It's all a big beautiful blur

Strangest job you ever held: University of Vermont health study caffeine-substitute tester

What is your current Facebook status? "Here's where we'll be in 10 days" (picture of Grand Canyon)

A little-known fact about you: I was homecoming king

Dumbest thing you ever did: Went train hopping with someone that was crazier than me

One trend you'd like to see return: People saying hello to each other

What really sets you off? Closed-mindedness

If you could spend the day with a celebrity from any time in history, who would it be? Neil Young. He seems like a really nice guy and he has created a great balance between following his muse and being a husband/father, all while becoming one of the most well-respected figures in modern music

Best advice you ever got: "Take my advice, don't listen to me"

Favorite place to get a bite: Joe's Cafe in Northampton. Good cookin'

Your favorite team: Buffalo Bills. Because I used to care a lot about sports and Buffalo is a wonderful place filled with some of the nicest people in the world

What does your ideal weekend look like? Sitting on the porch of a cabin in the woods with family and friends, or with no one at all

One thing you would change about yourself: Look on the bright side of things more often

What gives you the creeps? People that are completely disconnected with the bigger picture, and malls

People who knew you in high school thought you were: Fun to be with and maybe a little weird

Whom do you most admire? My parents. Because they are who they are

Parting shot: There's more to the picture than meets the eye

- Keri-Ann Aubin

Editor's Note - To suggest someone for ID, email Keri-Ann Aubin at

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