Nick Valenzuela


Nick Valenzuela has sung, written, recorded and occasionally played bass in the following Seattle-based rock bands: Leadfoot, Zyracon, Exit, Blackstone, and Wayde Cooper's Axis. He composed and recorded a solo music project that was released in 1990, called "Persona Non Grata." He was in a songwriting duo with Bill D'luhosh called RED and BLACK from 1993 to 1997, that saw the release of one CD, still available on CDBaby.

After finishing the project with Bill, Nick decided he was done with music, so he sold his house and moved from Seattle to Columbus, Ohio in an effort to broaden his life experience. During this extended odyssey, he rented rooms and read books about artificial intelligence, philosophy, consciousness, and the structure of reality.

In the winter of 2008/2009, the former drummer of Axis found Nick online, and thus began the journey to CAT.

Nick's minimalist web site is at 7162.com

Favorites

Bands: Queen, Rush, Jethro Tull, Led Zeppelin, Foreigner, Styx, Judas Priest, Scorpions, Kate Bush, Eatliz, Billy Joel, Elton John (only with Taupin's lyrics), Anna Graceman, Gavin DeGraw, Sara Bareilles, Muse, Imagine Dragons, Wagakki Band, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Anika Nilles, Greta Van Fleet.

Meal/Food: a Little Bacon Burger and Cajun fries at Five Guys.

Books: Thought As A System by David Bohm, The Last Superstition by Edward Feser, The Devil's Delusion by David Berlinski, Reason, Faith and Revolution by Terry Eagleton, The Science of God by Gerald L. Schroeder, The Masters of Doom by David Kushner, Code by Charles Petzold, my beloved seventh edition copy of Peter Norton's Inside the PC. Last, but certainly not least, the greatest non-fiction book of them all, which has the power to change the world for the better, if one's heart is made of flesh and not stone: The Bible.

Movies: Guardians of the Galaxy (Vol. 1 and 2), V for Vendetta, Unbreakable, The Matrix, The Pirates of Silicon Valley, The Book of Eli, Apocalypto, The Adjustment Bureau, Knowing, The Equalizer, and the little known but profound gem called Cardboard Boxer.

TV shows: Mr. Robot, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, The Mentalist, Kyle XY, Dexter, Joan of Arcadia, Seinfeld, The Office (U.S. version), Trailer Park Boys.

Hobbies: collecting video games and books, music, computer programming.

Most memorable concert: the last show Queen played in Seattle (1982). I'm sorry, but the joker who's touring with Brian and Roger these days just doesn't make the grade.