The Stuff You Need to Know

  • Name: Tad Michael Spencer
  • Nicknames: Tadly, Tadness, Tadpole, Taddles, Tadrageous, Boodwah, Noodles, "Hey You in the Bushes!"
  • Place where I reside: Denver, Colorado
  • B-day: Pearl Harbor Day (December 7) 1975
  • Birthplace: Cheyenne, WHYoming
  • Hobbies: Painting, jamming on the drums, sleeping, writing poetry and plays, learning the bass guitar, cooking kick ass food
  • Smoking or non?: First available
  • Favorite 80s video: "She Blinded Me with Science" by: Thomas Dolby
  • Favorite 80s band name: The Blow Monkeys
  • Outstanding features: Sexy baritone voice, creative talents, excellent rapport with people, amazing deep set hazel eyes, makes tiramisu cheesecake
  • Weaknesses: Gorgeous women, dark chocolate, women with big brown eyes, gorgeous women with big brown eyes who bring me dark chocolate.
  • Favorite sports: Football and Hockey
  • Favorite teams: Denver Broncos, Colorado Avalanche, Ottawa Senators, DU Pioneers (I'm an alum)
  • What I really want to do: become a professional beach bum in Brazil
  • How did I arrive at the screen name 'clov127'? Clov is a character in Samuel Beckett's Endgame, and 12-7 is my birthday.

Entertainment Items

Cool Movies You Need to See:

  • The Sweet Hereafter (a beautifully done film)
  • The Dark Crystal (the magic of Jim Henson)
  • South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut (raunchy as hell!)
  • Orgazmo (early Parker / Stone)
  • American Beauty (if you didn't get this movie, you won't get me)
  • Apocalypse Now Redux (long, but excellent)
  • A Fish Called Wanda (classic comedy)
  • Monty Python's the Meaning of Life (gets better each time I see it)
  • The Fisher King (an all-time favorite)
  • L.A. Story (Steve Martin rules)
  • Best in Show (just hilarious)
  • The Naked Gun (stupid, yes, but I still laugh my ass off)
  • Favorite Food: Anything Italian or Mexican; I also love Indian food
  • Favorite Warner Bros. Character: Gossamer, the big orange monster

What's been spinnin' in the CD player? (2/15)

  • ANATHEMA- A Fine Day to Exit
  • KATATONIA- Last Fair Deal Gone Down
  • DELERIUM- Karma
  • THERION- Vovin
  • MARILLION- Fugazi (with bonus disc!)

What's been spinnin' on the NEW record player?

  • MARILLION- Misplaced Childhood

I am complex.

I am deep.

I am introspective.

I am too much for some people to handle.

But I am an artist, and I wouldn't have it any other way.

I hold two things in the highest regard: humor and creativity. These are the qualities I employ every single day, and I work dilligently at growing them.

I love freely, which, sadly, is difficult for some people in this culture to understand. I do not think of being loving as a major or frightening investment.

I was born to create, to think, to breathe life into things. This often leads me to prefer making my own art, rather than studying someone else's.

I am extremely perceptive, able to notice minor events, details and nuances.

I do not waste words. Verbal communication is something to be taken seriously, to be used effectively, precisely.

The written word, therefore, is of even greater importance to me, for it can last a lifetime.

I work hard at empowering others, to help them see the beauty within themselves.

I have a strong work ethic and expect others to share that.

I prefer to have one or two best friends, rather than multitudes of acquaintances.

I believe in a god--not the traditional "white guy with a beard sitting in a throne on a cloud" kind. To me, God is energy--the one thing in this Universe that can be omnipresent and omnipotent...and can bind us all together with a common thread.

I believe that a person's emotional intelligence tells a lot more about them than their IQ or number of educational degrees.

I believe that in one way or another, I have been studying psychology since birth.

If you don't know how to find the humor in a situation, you will be lost.

I, like most people, am my own worst critic.

With that in mind, I also believe that all critics (pop culture, academic, and otherwise) work from some unsettled sense of inadequacy within themselves.

I believe that the media is not helping the collective spiritual health of the world by continually showing the death and destruction in the world.

I believe Britney Spears is an alien.

I believe I'll have another cup of coffee.

Call me postmodern, but I believe one's psychological inner workings and one's spirit are often inseparable.

I believe that one's relationship with food is just as important as what one eats.

I believe there is no ideal state of being "well," but we should work toward it everyday. Some days, that means lying on the couch watching 5 Bond movies in a row. The important thing is listening to oneself.

I believe that desire is indeed the root of all suffering.

I believe that money is strictly a tool.

I believe I'll hit the snooze alarm just one more time...