Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
A wise professor once told me that if you stick with something long
enough, devote enough of your life to it, you will eventually be
successful at that thing. Few words have shaped my adult life more
than those. Well, besides "liquor before beer" and "never shave
against the grains." Who am I kidding, I can't grow any respectable
I have written and rewritten this shit more times than I can count,
so rather than another tired attempt at waxing poetic about how
awesome and sensitive I am, bullet points it is!!
-My name is Preston. I'm a musician and teacher.
-Left Wing, freethinking fish-out-of-water somehow living in this
paradoxically awesome state of Texas.
-Love traveling. Last trip was to Colorado and New Mexico.
-Love cars. It is a guilty, expensive pleasure.
-I visit my family at least once a week. We are very close.
-I wanted to be a meteorologist as a kid. Still kind of do
-Just bought a house
-I have a pet lizard named Rudy.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Practicing, performing, writing, teaching, and digging the hell out
of what I do. I play sax and write/arrange horn parts for a
funk/soul band (original music). I'm also a private saxophone
lesson instructor for several large school districts and am in the
process of amassing my mega studio, muahahaha!! Life for me
generally consists of late nights, even more early mornings, and
copious amounts of driving and Red Bull.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Answering a question with another question, guessing on quantities
of ingredients when cooking, the lost art of driving a manual.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Eyes. Forearms (oddly enough.) The unintentionally serious look on
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Animal Farm, The Bad Place, Watchers, Robert Frost poems, Harry
Potter (GoF), and God Is Not Great.
Lost in Translation, Forrest Gump, Good Will Hunting, The Shawshank
Redemption, or anything by the Cohen Bros, Spielberg, Tarantino, or
Cosmos, Breaking Bad, The Newsroom, Colbert Report, Mythbusters,
Top Gear, and Deadliest Catch. I'm really not the greatest at
keeping up with tv shows.
Shostakovich's 5th Symphony played by Chicago is absolutely
incredible and trumps anything else I could list here, but Sigur
Ros and Death Cab are both near and dear to me. My musical tastes
run the gamut of things not including bro country or screamy angsty
teenager "rock". Get off my lawn kids!
Mahi-mahi, grilled and lightly seasoned, drizzled with freshly
squeezed lemon and served over a bed of wild rice. Add a bottle of
two-year-old Sauvignon blanc. Seriously though, I'll eat just about
anything. No mayonnaise though! Nope nope nope CAN'T handle it.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
positive vibes from friends and family
a sense of accomplishment
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Breaking the cosmic speed limit, how comforting thoughts trump
inconvenient truths, a varied mix of social/cultural/political
narratives, groovy horn lines. My inner monologue is deafening.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
playing at a fine music venue near you, but I like to keep up with
new movies that are showing on the occasional Friday night off. A
game of Settlers of Catan and a good IPA is never off the table.
You should message me if
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deep down, you always wanted someone to dedicate and perform a
tender and heartfelt jazz ballad a la John Coltrane circa 1963 to
you, because that's something I can handle.
Of course, meeting up and solving all the world's problems together
over a few drinks is always acceptable.
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