I am an author/illustrator of books for children, and the father of three teenage kids. I work at home, writing poetry, playing guitar, sketching and painting, almost always while listening to music. My professional website is www.danielkirk.com. My wife is a designer and teacher at Parsons College in NYC.
Pandora offers me the opportunity to listen to new and undiscovered music I'd never hear otherwise, and I love new music! I play guitar and sing in a couple of different bands--The Chowhounds is my band that performs original kid's music, I play original singer/songwriter stuff with Paul Byrne in a band called Truth Serum, and I play cover music of 60's and 70's pop music with a North Jersey band called Doghouse. I like esoteric but tuneful music that has a certain level of introspection and melancholy, I like music with a sense of humor and an original melodic sensibility. I like to be surprised. I like Pandora.