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Full Name: Ryan Lee Zimmerman
Occupation: Drummer/Percussionist/Freak
Nicknames: Zim, Zim-Man, Zim-Zam, Chachie
Day Job: Associate Consultant, Computer Sciences Corporation
Location: West Orange, NJ
Born: 1/16/75
College: Cornell University, class of 97
Fraternity: Delta Kappa Epsilon (Rush Chair, Social Chair twice)

Hobbies: Partying like a rock star. Playing darts, beer die, & video games. Playing ice hockey, watching football.

Influences: Dave Matthews Band (Carter Beauford), Live (Chad Gracey), Tool (Danny Carey), Dream Theater (Mike Portnoy), Soundgarden (Matt Cameron), Pearl Jam (Dave Abbruzeze), STP (Eric Kretz), 311 (Chad Sexton), Steve Miller Band, Billy Joel (Liberty Devitto).

Faborite Albums: Dave Matthews Band - Live at Red Rocks, Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon/Wish You Were Here/Pulse, Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet (don't ask), Dream Theater - Images & Words, Soundgarden - Superunknown, Pearl Jam - Ten, Live - Throwing Copper, Tool - Undertow, 311 - Music.

Favorite Movies: Animal House, Austin Powers, Happy Gilmore, Pulp Fiction, The Usual Suspects, Seven, Braveheart, Star Wars, Time Bandits, 2001:A Space Odyssey.

Favorite TV Shows: The Simpsons, The X-Files, South Park.
Favorite old school TV Shows: The A-Team, Knight Rider, Airwolf, The Transformers.

Favorite sports teams: Philadelphia Eagles/Flyers.
Favorite drink: Vodka & Tonic
Favorite beer: Yuengling (the oldest brewery in America!)
Favorite munchie: Middleswarth BBQ Chips
Favorite magazine: Modern Drummer
Favorite word: Zymurgy (the last word in the dictionary!)
Useless talents: Twenty plunks in Beer Die, can build anything out of Legos.
Favorite video games: Goldeneye (N64), Zelda (N64), Tetrisphere (N64), Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES), Spryjinx (PC).
Favorite old school video games: Pac-Man & Q-Bert.

Favorite Quotes:

"I've never felt so accepted in all my life. These people looked deep within my soul and assigned me a number based on the order in which I joined."
- Homer Simpson in Homer the Great

"Every man dies, not every man really lives!"
- Mel Gibson in Braveheart

zim the percussion freak

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