Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Everybody calls me Danforth. INTJ. You will never see me in a bad
mood, life is too interesting to let anger get in the way. I'm a
calm, curious, dynamic oddball who doesn't bother with dishonesty.
I can be pretty weird, and can geek out without warning. My
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 would welcome the opportunity to make a new friend, I need more
quality individuals in my life. I love taking the time to get to
know people, and developing quality relationships that stick. It's
proven to be easier said than done around here.
What I’m doing with my life
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Moved to Seattle from Boston about a year ago, where I studied
Music Business & Management and psychology at Berklee. I play
the trumpet, trombone, and the bass. I play as often as I can, but
my focus is mostly on the business/social aspect of music.
About three years ago, my colleague & 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.
I also work part 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. Music therapy is a field I find very appealing.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Being brutally, awkwardly honest
Music & theory
The first things people usually notice about me
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First comment is usually the eyes. They're blue, and apparently
some people like that.
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
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I love to cook, but I rarely like to cook alone, or just for
myself. My favorite thing to do is cook food for many people while
we listen to music and drink. I'm also the least picky eater I've
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.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Paper & Pen
Golden Grahams (tied with sriracha)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I'm all over the place, seriously.
I get really excited about random concepts or ideas sometimes, and
catch myself explaining things to specific people in my head like
they were in the room with me. I make fun of myself often.
Often, being too trusting and open with people gets me into
trouble, but I refuse to change. 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.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Finding a nice spot for food.
Practicing, or finding guys around me to jam with.
Working from home, writing or reading.
Hanging out with like 4 people at my place drinking quality beer,
smoking a spliff, and listening to awesome music.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Now that I am yet again living in an unfamiliar city by myself, I'm
starting to realize just how lonely I've allowed myself to become
over the years. Moving around so much has had a negative impact on
my ability to make quality friends, even though I'm surrounded by
awesome people. I feel very alone sometimes.
You should message me if
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If you'd like a new friend, I'm pretty good at that.
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.
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