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BkBassist

31 M Brooklyn, NY

My Details

Last Online
Mar 16
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 8″ (1.73m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Mostly vegetarian
Smokes
Trying to quit
Drinks
Often
Drugs
Religion
Agnosticism, and very serious about it
Sign
Scorpio, but it doesn’t matter
Education
University
Job
Art / Music / Writing
Income
Relationship Status
Seeing Someone
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t want kids
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), Italian (Poorly), Latin (Poorly)

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My self-summary
I'm a musician. That defines me. I love playing music more than pretty much anything in the world. I love watching live music, especially jazz and metal. I dig sarcasm and dark humor.

My personality tab is interesting. It's actually pretty accurate, but a bit reductionist. I'm not constantly driven by sex, but I'm also not romantic in the traditional sense. I don't really believe in romantic love (for me at least). But I am a great friend and a fun date, and I am capable of showing affection, it just doesn't always come out in the ways society has trained us to expect.

I'm not looking for a serious relationship, but I am looking for something more than a hook up.

I'm looking for a real person to be friends with before anything else. If we can't sit and have a beer and shoot the shit about completely unimportant things, then we probably won't do much more. I'm rarely out of a t-shirt and jeans, so you should be comfortable with that.

I like real people. If you try to be someone you are not, I can see through it in a heartbeat. I'm fiercely loyal to my group of friends, which is generally fairly small. I'd rather have my small group of close friends, warts and all, than have a large group of acquaintances, none of whom I really know.
What I’m doing with my life
Working a semi interesting day job selling music gear, trying to shift more of my time and energy to actual playing of music.

Ideally I'd like to get rid of the day job, but isn't that any artists dream?

Despite being a musician, I don't consider myself an artist. It's a semantics thing I know, but it surprises people sometimes.
I’m really good at
Improvisation, both musically and in life, crossing the line, sarcasm, drinking, seeing through the bullshit, staying up as late as possible every night, accidentally making people think I'm lying, mishearing words and creating an amusing phrase instead.
The first things people usually notice about me
The beard, it's my source of strength!
People also tend to say that I look serious or angry a lot of the time. I'm generally rarely serious, and anger, while not super uncommon, is hardly a constant. I guess I should smile more, but what's metal about smiling?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Music: Opeth, Agalloch, Mastodon, Baroness, Behemoth, Isis, Swallow the Sun, Coheed and Cambria, Cormorant, Bison BC, Woods of Ypres, Circa Survive, Protest the Hero, High on Fire, Gwynbleidd, Revocation, The Ocean, Dredg, Intronaut, Textures, Symphony X, Dream Theater, Jimmy Eat World, Death Cab, Andrew Bird, Bon Iver, Cynic, the Gaslight Anthem, Jakob, Explosions in the Sky, Muse, the Afghan Whigs, Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Guster, Brad Melhdau, Nada Surf, Jenny Lewis/Rilo Kiley, Nicole Atkins, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Bela Fleck/Victor Wooten, Marcus Miller, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Atmosphere, Aesop Rock, El-P, Pink Floyd, Beatles (do you really need to put that?), Dylan, the Human Abstract, ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead, the Decemberists, Krallice

Books: Michael Chabon, Jonathan Lethem, Jonathan Safran Foer, Jose Saramago, Robert Chalmers, T.C. Boyle, Denis Johnson, Thomas Pynchon, King.
I also love anything written by most of the writers of the AV Club.

Movies: I like a good mind fuck, something with some social commentary or satire is always nice. I enjoy a quality documentary on occasion as well. Tops - Zoolander, Fight Club, Rushmore, Royal Tennenbaums, Roger Dodger, Magnolia, Boogie Nights, Being John Malkovitch, High Fidelity, Anvil:the Story of Anvil, Baseketball, Anchorman, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Goodfellas, Donnie Darko, Southland Tales, the Box, Standing in the Shadows of Motown, Lord of War, the Ice Harvest, the Impostors, the Limey, Requiem for a Dream, Before the Devil Knows Your Dead, Reservoir Dogs, Inglorius Basterds, Kill Bill, Death Proof/Planet Terror, anything by the State alums (David Wain, Michael Showalter, Michael Ian Black)

TV: Current - Dexter, Community, 30 Rock, the Office, Justified, South Park, Archer, Metalocalypse, Curb Your Enthusiasm, the Walking Dead, Parks and Rec, Louie
Off the air - the Shield, Lost, Deadwood, 24 (seasons 1-3), Nip/Tuck, Heroes (Season 1), Stella, the State, Upright Citizens Brigade, Human Giant, Seinfeld, Simpsons (I guess it's current too, kinda), Party Down

Food: Pescatarian for health reasons, so no soapboxing (and occasional cheating if company's in town/my family cooks something without asking me), favorites are dumplings, Italian, fresh seafood (mussels, oysters, lobster). I also love a good sandwich.
The six things I could never do without
Bass guitar, beard, beer, Brooklyn, buddies, banter. Woot, alliteration.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
why I can't sleep, what awesome restaurant I'm going to look up on Yelp and then not go to, exactly how many hours of sleep I'll get if I crack this last beer right now, how the Tea Party and rational thought can exist on the same planet.

Why scientists keep ruining shit I liked as a kid. Pluto isn't a planet anymore, and Triceratops isn't a legit dinosaur anymore. What's next science, what's next?!?

How girls these days seem to have absolutely no idea what "nerd" and "dork" really mean.

The amount of people on here who say they drink "rarely" but mention booze 4 times in their profile and have 3 pictures in bars.
On a typical Friday night I am
OMG! There is no typical friday night ::tee hee::
Fuck you typical OKC answer. Everyone on this damn planet has a typical friday night. It doesn't make you lame to admit it.

I'm either working, playing a show/rehearsing, out at a bar or at home. Hopefully the middle two.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm a bit of a misanthrope.

I use a shampoo and conditioner specially formulated for beards. And big surprise, nature has pretty much taken most of the hair on my head. I keep it shaved most of the time to emulate Samuel Jackson. If this is a dealbreaker for you, stop reading now.

I'm the type of hypocritical anti-superficiality crusader who judges people on wether I think they look superficial or not.

However, I can tell from a single photo wether or not you will respond to my message.

I talk some big game, but I'm just a big dork at heart.

People who try to differentiate religion from spirituality piss me off.

Two biggest reasons for not messaging someone I think I might get along with: too tall, too high maintenance.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 21–33
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
You want to talk to a unique guy with a cynical sense of humour.
Your relationship with pop/rap music isn't solely based on irony, but doesn't lack any sense of how ridiculous it is. I.E. middle ground.
You appreciate a strong beard.
You're a hard drinking, hard living girl, the type an old country song might get written about.
You work to live and not the other way around, and don't say "work hard, play hard" in your profile.
You want to recommend a good, affordable tattoo artist to me.
None of your photos are "the Myspace shot", a duckface picture or an acting headshot.
You're more comfortable in jeans and a tshirt than a dress and heels.
You're less than 50% hipster, less than 25% hippie and less than 10% yuppie.
You are Nicole Atkins, Jenny Lewis or Allison Brie.
I try not to be superficial, but if I had a type it would be short brunettes. I can like petite or curvy types equally.
Bonus points for tattoos, piercings and hair colors that don't exist in nature.

You should NOT message me if you're looking for an emasculated hipster OR a Type A Alpha male. The in between is much better, I promise.