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Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by Bamafan, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. Diamond45

    Diamond45 Terminate Bad Music

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    Nothing wrong with that. Many of us metal fans are. For example I'm a network/systems engineer and SkiBumMSP slings code for a living. Sounds like the musicians are as well. :lol:
     
  2. jem777az

    jem777az Bozzman

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    I'm a financial analyst for a healthcare company here in Phoenix.
     
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    Comic Book Dude Rockin'

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    Yep....like I've mentioned in the past, I've been drawing comic books professionally for the last 20+ years....it's hard to get much nerdier than that.
     
  4. Bamafan

    Bamafan Member

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    It is kind if fun shattering the stereotypes. When folks around my workplace find out where I spend 4 days each September, and then discover how many of the musicians and fellow fans hold advanced degrees, they look flabbergasted.
     
  5. OrbWeaver

    OrbWeaver BECAUSE FALCONER

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    LOL yes. People do tend to be surprised to find out that I have a Master's Degree, and that I'm a licensed counselor in the state of IL. :)
     
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    Nice! I'm in the process of getting my Master's right now (which is why I had to miss PP this year).
     
  7. jhallum

    jhallum Computer guy

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    Same here, though there are two coworkers in my office here at UM who are into metal/prog metal, so it's not TOO bad, though my boss thinks its rather inexplicable that I spent as much time as I did going to a concert in this manner.
     
  8. Harris The Epic

    Harris The Epic The Keyboard Guy

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    Everybody has all interesting jobs and stuff. My career path sucks :p
    I am currently unemployed, but I am a certified audio engineer for live sound and studio work. I've been thinking about getting my ProTools certification, and I would also like to go back and learn much more about Electronics, so I can build synthesizers.
    Hence my being excited about Andy from Redemption being the Line 6 guy.
     
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    Harvester The Promoter

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    You should build analog synthesizers. They're amasaing!

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  10. imaskinbeater

    imaskinbeater clinically insane drumnut

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    :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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    imaskinbeater clinically insane drumnut

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    Christian from Solution .45 is a nurse. Believe it or not!
     
  12. Harris The Epic

    Harris The Epic The Keyboard Guy

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    :lol: That's the plan :D

    No, seriously. That's the plan.
     
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    usaprogmusic ProgPowerGRRL

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    I know the occupations of the Serenity guys.
    Fabio (bassist) has his own recording studio in a music venue in Italy & sometimes teaches, too
    Andi (drummer) is a research & development technician (engineer) for a hearing aids company
    Mario (keyboardist) is a nurse
    Thomas (guitarist) is a web designer
    and someone already mentioned that Georg teaches history
     
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    Mardoch Defender of the Universe

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    So very appropriate, lol. Christian is a nurse?! Lol, wow. Most intimidating nurse ever.

    I'm a database programmer for a printing and direct mail company. A societally worthless, but very nerdy, job.
     
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    OrbWeaver BECAUSE FALCONER

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    I was in grad school and still went to ProgPower. I just let all my professors know well ahead of time, and arranged to get my work turned in early/take tests right before I left, or immediately after I got back. It just worked out that going to PP wasn't a huge conflict with my schooling. :)

    I did, however, have to miss other, closer concerts because they conflicted with things I couldn't miss regarding grad school. Go figure.
     
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    imaskinbeater clinically insane drumnut

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    Yeah, I was kinda shocked :D
     
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    Pellaz Tigron of Immanion

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    Not all THAT unusual for a musician or a performer, but Alan from Primordial is currently an A&R rep for Metal Blade with signing authority.
     
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    I just started my grad program this year. Unfortunately, because I support myself and work 30+ hours a week, I had to miss (like always...) PP. Hopefully that changes, as I plan on attending next year.

    Going along with the thread... People are amazed to find out that I work supporting public relations of various companies. My primary clients are defense/security contractors with the federal government, and I am responsible for editing reports involving healthcare, healthcare IT and misc. information technology.

    Not what I planned on doing, but pays the bills and is helping me pay my way through graduate school.
     
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    lane_miller Space Ghost

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    George, the lead vocalist from Serenity, has a PhD in history and now he is a professor in Austria. Also, Andreas Blomquist, the bass player and main song writer from Seventh Wonder, is a research engineer in Sweden working on heart implants.
     
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    Harris The Epic The Keyboard Guy

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    And if I'm correct, I remember hearing that Tommy Karevik is a Firefighter as well as one of the best live singers ever.
     

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