I truly mean it when I say that I'm drama-free. I won't judge you, creep you out, patronize you, blow your phone up, project my wants/expectations, or make my problems yours. We are all of equal value, regardless of our decisions or lifestyles.
I need more quality individuals in my life. I love taking the time to get to know people, and developing meaningful relationships that stick. It's proven to be easier said than done around here.
Friends are few and far between in my world. Solitude is comforting to me, but that doesn't mean I'm antisocial. I'll never date just for the sake of dating, and I rarely message first.
Describing myself is awkward
In 2010 my (business) partner & I co-founded The Steelehaus Creative Corporation.
We're an artist development conglomerate, essentially a family of businesses working together (under the same brand) to provide the tools necessary for artists to collaborate and build a career, on their own terms. It is my life's work, something I'm truly proud of.
I also work full time with kids and teens with developmental disabilities as a home care aide. It's been a privilege to witness such unadulterated humanity, and I hope to continue working with kids in the future. Soon I will be combining these two careers, once I get a music therapy degree under my belt.
Being brutally, awkwardly honest
Music & theory
Sometimes I'm a space cadet, and can be very abstract or nonsensical, usually in a goofy or maniacal way. I have learned that this can be weird for some people, especially sensitive or sarcastic types. I tend to be very chatty, fear of rejection or failure makes for a boring life.
Sometimes I try too hard, and feel silly.
With a few exceptions, I don't truly love something I see on a television unless it's funny.
Music is usually not a matter of taste for me. My life has revolved around playing and listening to music since I was a child, and it will be the source of both my happiness and employment for the rest of my life. I won't listen to music and actively dislike it unless it is something else before it's music.
I grew up playing creole music (new orleans jazz), Cuban & various Latin American styles, and big band jazz on my trumpet, but got deep into funk, R&B, and hip hop in college. On the bass I grew up playing metal/hard rock, small group jazz, eventually exploring hip hop and funk as well. I listen to 'classical' music on the daily, but rarely when anybody's around.
Paper & Pen
Golden Grahams (tied with sriracha)
I get really excited about random concepts or ideas sometimes, and catch myself explaining things to specific people in my head as if they were in the room with me. I relish in seeing the big picture. I make fun of myself often.
Often, being too trusting and open with people gets me into trouble, but I refuse to change. I don't hide my flaws, you'll know the 'real' me quickly if you pay attention.
I prefer to assume the best out of others and be dissapointed every once in a while, as opposed to assuming the worst out of the world and in constant search for the exceptions. I prefer the inevitable consequences of trusting openly over the dull unhappiness that comes from trusting nobody.
My work is my passion, so naturally much of my mindspace is taken up by the fear and excitement of business.
I write every day.. rather I continually develop a series of 'strategic initiatives', both for my personal life and the life of my company. Long story.
Practicing, or trying to learn a new song I managed to get stuck in my head.
Working from home, writing or reading.
Hanging out with my dog, listening to awesome music and thinking.
I'll go out if I'm invited, but to be honest that's a rare occasion. I enjoy quality time alone with my thoughts, maybe a guest or two. Can't pretend I'm that hyper-social dude who loves to party, just not my vibe.
If getting coffee and browsing the farmers market on a Sunday sounds like fun, if cooking a badass meal and playing board games sounds like fun, if wandering/pondering around this awesome city sounds like fun, then you should message me.