Welcome to the Website for John Parlett.

Like this picture above, I strive for greatness like everyone else, but want to achieve it with humility. We always need to remember that we achieve greatness with the help of others. No man is an island to himself. There is always someone who has encouraged you, someone who has pushed you, someone who listened to you when you thought it couldn't be done, and someone who loved you just as you are. In my life, that list of people is very long. Most of all, my family has always encouraged me to do what I do best and to try those things that I'm not so good at. I love music. I love performing it and watching others as well. It's in my nature to be supportive and helpful when I can. If you know me, then you know that I want the best for you and me. Let's live life to the fullest and never look back....always looking forward. Here's to a better future and a past we can look back fondly at and say "I'll never regret where I've been and what I've done. It is what it is and made me who I am today".

Here's a few of the projects I am currently involved in....

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I used to work at Techna-Graphics, Inc. in Washington, DC. They had to close their doors and now I'm looking for a job. If your business is looking for an IT Director, Project or Quality Manager, you can email me at jobs@johnparlett.com and I can send you my resume.
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I like to do anything with websites and E-Commerce. I own a small business called Media127 that builds websites, e-commerce sites, graphic design and showboards for car shows.

If you want to check out some of my work, go to Media127.com and check out the site and my portfolio:

If you need a website or know someone, send them to me and I'll be sure to take care of them.

Some of the bands I regulary listen to:

BB King, Eric Clapton, Phil Keaggy, AC/DC, Aerosmith, Aretha Franklin, Beastie Boys, Billy Holiday, Cheap Trick, Chicago (really like their older stuff), CCR, Damn Yankees, Dave Matthews Band, Days of the New, Diana Krall, Doobie Brothers, Doors, Dream Theater, Eric Johnson, Extreme, Foo Fighters, Frank Sinatra, .....and the list goes on. Sorry, just realized that I kind of like all music and this list would be extremely long. I'm not sure you care enough to read through it anyway.

3 Things I Believe.....

(1) I believe that anger is rarely needed in a conversation. Those that wield anger like a weapon only hurt themselves in the long run. Most conversations are won by those that keep a cool head and act professional no matter what is going on. You might lose a few battles, but you will usually win the war. (Of course, I don't really fight, so that comment doesn't apply well to me).

(2) Music is the heartbeat of life. When I've been down, my music let's me vent what I am feeling. When I'm happy, nothing is better than a great song played at maximum volume in the car while driving at highway speeds (on the highway of course). Do yourself a favor sometime. Take a loved one out on a night drive. Open all the windows and play a CD or MP3s that you really like at a higher volume than you normally would. Have a great time and just sing with the music. It will remove you from any problem you have for that period of time.

(3) Family and Friends are everything. You don't know what you have until it's gone. Take a moment and think what life would be like without that certain someone. I don't mean like gone for a vacation or far enough away that you might see them one day. I'm talking about gone...gone. Never to hear their voice again or see their smiling face. Some of us have lost someone close and knows what I'm talking about. Now....take a minute and hug that someone or call them on the phone and wish them a nice day. Tell them how glad you are that they are your family and/or friend.

Live life in the "left field" sometimes. Do something unpredictable. You don't always have to wait till someone's birthday or Christmas to get them a present. Give a little extra the next time your at a Waffle House. The $4 extra ;you give the waiter/waitress might not be a big deal to you, but it will make a difference in their day. Send me an email and tell me you want to hangout. I'm always open for that. Let's cook something and play some music. Let's be friends.

That about wraps it up for me. Just a little information so we have something to talk about when we get together. Now go make a list about yourself and I'll help you put a website up for yourself.