Friday, June 10, 2011

Jeff "Skunk" Baxter

Jeff "Skunk" Baxter (born December 13, 1948 in Washington, D.C.) is an American guitarist, known for his stints in the rock bands Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers during the 1970s. Baxter fell into his second profession almost by accident, he has been working as a defense consultant and chairs a Congressional Advisory Board on missile defense. "We thought turntables were for playing records until rappers began to use them as instruments, and we thought airplanes were for carrying passengers until terrorists realized they could be used as missiles," Baxter has said. "My big thing is to look at existing technologies and try to see other ways they can be used, which happens in music all the time and happens to be what terrorists are incredibly good at.

He served as a national spokesman for Americans for Missile Defense, a coalition of organizations devoted to the issue.
In April 2005, he joined the NASA Exploration Systems Advisory Committee (ESAC). Baxter is listed as Senior Thinker and Raconteur at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition and a Senior Fellow and Member of the Board of Regents at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies. 

1 comment:

  1. Dude I am scared of your Guitar playing. Rock on and thanks for the music!