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 www.folktographybytom.com) 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 He also masquerades as an unpublished but prolific writer/poet/cartoonist named lester b thomas.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.
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
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