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Arthur_Allblack

36 M Los Angeles, CA

My Details

Last Online
Today – 8:08pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
Black
Height
6′ 0″ (1.83m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Sometimes
Religion
Agnosticism, and laughing about it
Sign
Libra, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Two-year college
Job
Art / Music / Writing
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently)

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My self-summary
How the hell am I suppose to encapsulate all that is who I am into a paragraph or multiple paragraphs? I'll tell you the most exciting stuff I've done in my life so far:

I once saved a mother and daughter by fighting not just one, but two angry pitbulls. Didn't even receive a scratch. Sucked too, because I love dogs but hate irresponsible owners.

I was the tour van driver for UK Subs back in 2003. They got annoyed that I played too much reggae and didn't like my L.A. style defensive driving. So I left the tour and spent my Halloween in New York.

Being an Native Angelino, I of course have partied with many celebrities from shows such as Mad Men and Walking Dead, but have yet to meet any actors from Doctor Who.

Recently I discovered a stack of freshly made sandwiches and drinks, decided to put them in a bad as I'm being looked down at by shallow, superficial and selfish people, went to MacArthur Park and fed the homeless. Every Thanksgiving, my mother and I would get together in the morning and go to a mission on skid row to feed those in need and no family to go home to.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a freelance graphic designer and DJ at underground clubs around Los Angeles. Mainly ska, mod, and soul with some 80s and Britpop thrown in for good measure.

I DJ every other Saturday night, it's called the Cresset Soul Club at the Seventy7 Lounge in Culver City, where my friends and I spin vinyl from the 60s to the early 80s. It's a good time, so show up and meet me there for a drink on me if you have nothing else to do. Our next night is April 5th and the Saturday after next.

My friends and I get together every Tuesday and play soccer starting at 8:00pm. I'm a very good midfielder as well as a great striker and goalie. As a matter fact, I do a really great job defensively as well. I didn't get much done when the World Cup was going, that's for sure.

When I'm not doing anything, I'm usually helping my friends or exploring the city.
I’m really good at
Designing really awesome images, DJing, soccer, collecting 45s, looking great in a suit, dancing(You should see me get down), smartass remarks, schmoozing, cooking and being romantic when I have to be.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm an excellent dresser with a great sense of humor.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Recently, I just got a huge stack of Doctor Who novels from The Last Bookstore and looking forward to reading all of them, must go back to find more! Most of the other books I've read have covered just about every section of the library. I have Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Discourse on Inequality, that really helped me understand how humans work in modern society. I've read plenty of Kerouac and others from the Beat Generation.

Daniel Clowes, Hernandez Brothers, Dave Gibbons and Chynna Clugston. If you know these names then we can talk, a plus if you can show me some new ones!

Doctor Who is hands down THE best sci-fi show ever made(Star Trek takes second place), can't wait for the next season! Top Gear, Louie, Sons of Anarchy, Breaking Bad, Daily Show, Colbert Report, anything on RT, Current, Democracy Now! and Fox Soccer Channel

If you can't hang with video games then it's no big deal, but I can't stand people who think they're better because they don't play them and think it's just for kids. I'm into video games that have a deep and moving storyline. Red Dead Redemption is one for example, very moving saga. Just finished Mass Effect, looking forward to playing GTA V and can't get enough of Portal

I love Jean Luc Godard films! I've seen half of his films so far, but I have the rest on my Netflix queue. I need to watch Fellini's 8 1/2 once again, that film is brilliant! I was insanely creeped out by Fritz Lang's M! As you can see I have a love for vintage foreign films. I also love movies from 60s England such as Blow Up, The Knack and How to Get It, Get Carter and Alfie. I like a lot of modern movies too, but is too lazy to name them all right now.
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Now music, here's a lot to process, I know, but you'll be a better person if you can make it all the way through this!

I love music, as a matter of fact I'm listening to some right now! Since I don't have a TV to distract me or make me stupid, I heavily rely upon music for entertainment. Also, I'm a DJ, so I happen to have a few of my faves on vinyl that I play at the clubs.

So, instead of talking about the music, I might as well post up the links to them on Youtube so you can hear them for yourself! Recently I've been getting into some tunes of the 40s from these artists:

Louis Jordan & The Tympany Five - Beans and Cornbread

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fM9jT2eM6KQ

Love this song! I first heard it on TBS' Dinner and a Movie and it's been stuck in my head ever since! Jump Blues is definitely a genre I'll be investigating soon. I really do want to make a live action video to this song, with one dude dressed as a can of beans and the other one dressed as cornbread!

Pack a bowl for this one:

Muddy Waters - Champagne and Reefer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHowqKYSXNI

*cough cough cough!* Oh yeah, that's the shit! What's not to love about this song? The mouth harp wailing along with that deep down high humidity Southern guitar twang! And the song is about smoking out too! If you're a prude when it comes to music and marijuana, then I am so glad that you are not wasting my time!

Now, lets get down to my first love, Skinhead Reggae!:

Dice the Boss - Tea House of Emperor Rosko

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZTxnQ8LPpE

This is why I love skinhead culture right here! And yes, you heard me right, I am talking about skinheads. So, for those of you with visions of swastikas going through your mind right now, read this and educate yourself: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skinhead

I digress, the one thing about this song I love the most is that it hits you right in that one area that no other song ever will! It means something different to everyone that listens to it. To be in a dancehall when it was red hot is something I will never experience, but it's still as hot as it was when it first came out and always a treat to listen to! That photo of the byrd is from a Richard Allen novel. Some of my skingirl friends dress just like that, only not as skinny. XD

Symarip - Skinhead Moonstomp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSrbqqfnjwg

The number one song you must listen to in order to know and understand the true roots of skinhead. It's also the #1 song every skinhead must listen to or have in their collection somehow. Without knowing this fundamental fact about the culture means you truly don't know what skinhead is all about. Just think of it: where did you get your information about skinheads? If that information is based on racism then your answer is the media. But if that information is based on this band and this song, then the correct answer is Trojan Records.

How about some Northern Soul?:

Steve Karmen Big Band - Breakaway

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPawiaEYVmU

It's the weekend, time to hit the allnighter. Get the Adidas bag and put in a towel, an extra shirt, some leather souled shoes and talcom powder. Get some energy drink or medical amphetamines in you, get down to the club, claim your spot on the dancefloor, and dance yourself to a sweaty frenzy to this song! Do your best moves: The spin, the dip, the backflip, the midair split. Close your eyes, it's just you and the music, you're not there for the women, you're there for the DJ's sounds, and you're transported to a state of bliss that tears you away from the humdrum of everyday living. And when it's done, and the night is overwith as well as the weekend, you go back to life, repeating to yourself "Keep the Faith, the weekend is almost here." This is Northern Soul!

Well, at least that's how it was during the 70s in England, but in L.A., a night like this is few and far between. But it's my dream to have a club at a venue with a huge dancefloor and runs until 6am. Hopefully by the summer I can find a proper spot.

Judy Street - What

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2NySUcbv3w

Now this is a great song to enjoy life or to fall in love to! This will always have me hitting the floor no matter what. Such a fantastic melody! Seriously, I could endlessly post every Northern Soul song I know and love, as well as the 45s I play myself, but you'd be reading this blog all night. There have been times where that has actually happened to me though! Doing an allnighter baby, that's what I'm known for!

Oi! Oi! Oi!:

The Business - Southgate

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICsasusgA48

The forerunners of Oi! music and old friends of mine! j/k. But seriously, whenever this band is in town, I always get into the show for free because a friend of mine used to be their tour van driver and I would hang with the singer, Mickey Fitz backstage and shoot the shit. Too bad he doesn't drink anymore, but good for him!

I love this song cause it's all about my favorite sport, football! And yes, I do mean the sport where every player has to touch the ball with their foot! Oi! music is nothing but the sound of the streets and the terraces; drinking, working, fighting, fucking, the weekend, and other tales of the working class. Those who say it's racist music doesn't know shit about Oi! Couldn't even name a band if one of them kick them in the face with steel toed boots.

The Oppressed - Joe Hawkins

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYt6Q8rnjJo

Love this song, I used to sing it all the time when I was younger. Filled me full of pride when this melody went through my head as I stomp down the street in my boots. Just a killer track, and from a well respected band too! Roddy Moreno and the Oppressed are responsible for starting SHARP(SkinHeads Against Racial Prejudice) chapters all over England and the rest of Europe. Originally from New York, SHARP was started by non-political skinheads to counteract the widespread media misinformation which proliferated the rise of racist boneheads sprouting across the nation. Boneheads are basically people who think they're skinheads, but got their info about it from right wing organizations who highjacked the look and name due to the culture's reputation for violence. And of course, the media loves to sensationalize violence such as this, and because of it, a subculture once known for reggae and multi-culturalism is basically misunderstood for being violent and racist.

Lets go Mod!:

Etta James - Seven Day Fool

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aZ3pOPzdP0

This one is the song for polishing your Lambretta to. Used to own one, but never fully rebuilt it. I play this record on the really big nights, and everyone in their best suits and dresses pack the floor to it. The one thing I love the most about the mod scene is the impeccable style that you can't find in any other scene. Just think of the cast of Mad Men getting drunk and dancing their asses off at a bar or club. I've been experiencing this for about two decades now and still going strong.

Spencer Davis Group - I'm A Man

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFkFtyJGae4

Another top song I have in my 45 rpm collection. This one is like leaving sugar out for ants when it comes to the dancefloor, it just burns you with all it's power! Always puts me in a better mood and well worth singing as a self-esteem booster. This song is like a train of coolness storming down the track, and as it get closer, it shakes you in your soul and makes you wanna jump on for the rest of the ride!

New bands with an old school sound:

Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings - Tell Me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EB69Ij5X6AE

Forget Amy Winehouse, this is the lady soul singer that you need to concentrate on! Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings have been burning it for a few years now, and they are definitely bringing that old school Berry Gordy sound we all loved growing up! Very sweet and will linger in your head long after the song is done. Seen them live, and I must see them again!

The Budos Band - Budos Rising

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTYa292bJKw

This band makes me wanna drive a 1978 Cadillac El Dorado across the Brooklyn bridge, on my way to hang with a wisegey and get some pizza! It's like a badass scene from Kojack or some blaxploitation movie. Seriously, If this doesn't make you wanna slap on a leather jacket and strut down the street or get some really good loving done then you just ain't feeling it!

Do the Ska!:

Don Drummond - Man in the Street

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2kTS67Y0lU

This is the song that got me into ska music! When I first heard it, it was an eye opener, it told me that better music actually exists instead of the crap that I was listening to. I bought a Desmond Dekker collection on cassette and that was it! I was completely hooked and did as much scouring for more ska as I could. I just love this music, it'a always a party and you can never be in a bad mood when listening to it!

The Skatalites - Fidel Castro

http://youtu.be/czIE2fpT2jE

Another Jamaican scorcher I have on a 45(well used to have before it was stolen one night spinning)! This one shows why this band is the go to backing band for any artist during that period in Jamaican ska music. Everyone sang with these session players: Bob Marley, Desmond Dekker, Toots and the Maytals, Jimmy Cliff, etc. After making a name for all these legends, they went it alone, and each musician ended up famous in their own right. Never have they made a bad song, it's just impossible!

Right then, I'm not gonna post every song I have on vinyl or in my ituens. I know I said that I was just gonna give you a "taste" of my music, but I just gave you a five course meal of aural delight to chow down on! Hope I exposed you to some new stuff and you're already looking them up on Amazon or something. Thank you for listening!
The six things I could never do without
What, six? Okay, lets see...well, there's air, that's number one on the list, then food would be a close second. Soap, that's three, so far, so good. Umm, I live in America, so I guess money would be on that list too(note to self: get more money). How many is that, four? Aw fuck it, you make up the rest.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What am I thinking about? Right now I'm thinking about what I'm thinking about, I think. Now I'm thinking about waffles. Now I'm curious how fish fingers and custard would taste like(UPDATE: they taste delicious!). Now I'm thinking how it's 3:21am and I should stop doing this and either go to bed or play Half Life 2.
On a typical Friday night I am
"I go out on Friday night and I come home on Saturday morning."
-The Specials
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
The most private thing I'm willing to admit to you is what I'll be whispering into your ear, our arms wrapped around each other, glistening in a haze of lust, as I plunge deeper and deeper inside of your being.
I’m looking for
  • Everybody
  • Ages 25–47
  • Near me
  • For new friends, short-term dating, casual sex
You should message me if
You have a bobcut and eyeglasses, or just eyeglasses ingeneral. Astigmatism turns me on!

If you want to go out and dance like this!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jT6yGXvCWvM

You are serious about hanging out and don't have any expectations. I will not expect anything unless the chemistry is perfect.

If you're willing to put up with all of my shortcomings because you understand that I'm such an awesome guy. And willing to understand that nothing is permanent and that things do change, usually for the better.

DO NOT MESSAGE ME AT ALL IF...

You think a man's bank account is more important than his personality.

Like to say "Maybe", "I'm busy" or ignore a man you've lost interest in instead of being upfront and honest.

Seriously, don't be that girl who hangs out or talks to a guy once then never return his calls or texts ever again. Ever wonder why you're still single? Well it's because you do lame shit like that. If you can't take a minute to tell a guy that it's not gonna work out then don't bother talking to the guy in the first place. We're thinking the first date went well then go out to get a cheeseburger and call you later. We have no idea what you're thinking, but we know it's not about cheeseburgers.

So, did you read the entire profile? If so then thank you very much and I hope you learned or discovered something new due to it. Thank you very much for taking time out in your day to get to know me. If you'd like for me to get to know you, then by all means send me a message!