Aaron Barrett

> The Smothers Brothers. These guys may seem dated and lame to most Kids, but their mix of music and comedy is genius! I love their cheezy jokes and bad puns!

> Morrissey. He makes being miserable fun! And he has a great haircut!

> Great Balls of Fire. When I was a kid, this movie (starring Dennis Quaid as Jerry Lee Lewis) made me want to be a rock star! I have no idea why, because when I watch it now, it's so depressing!

> The new Reel Big Fish album. This is going to be our best album yet! We've been working on it for two years. It's been very frustrating and has almost completely driven me insane, but it's finally starting to sound the way I want it to! It may not change the face of music as we know it, but it will be a hell of a lot of fun to listen to!

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>David Lindley. This strange man with long, straggly, greasy hair who dresses in the finest polyester is the master of all stringed instruments and my absolute music hero! He has been playing music of every style from around the world since the '60s!

> Suburban Legends. These guys are breathing new life into the OC ska scene! It's nice to hear that wacky sound again! Great songs and a hilarious stage show! See, ska's not dead, it just had really bad diarrhea for a while!

> Kara's Flowers. This band made my favorite music ever! It was the most beautiful, sweet, heavenly music I've ever heard in my life. Too bad they're gone forever.

> The Nuckle Brothers. They've been broken up for years, but they're still my favorite ska band! The sloppiest, craziest, drunkest band ever! It was always complete chaos onstage! Really great, fun songs played as terribly as possible! I'm sure they weren't doing it on purpose, but it was beautiful!

> Gibson SG. It may not be the best guitar in the world, but I love how it feels and sounds. Angus Young from AC/DC uses one!

> World Class Audio. Orange County's newest high-quality all-digital recording studio. They really worked some miracles with the poorly recorded tracks from our new album. I don't know much about recording, but I know what sounds good, and so do they. 1432 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, (714) 919-0116.

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