I am a full-time musician, living in the north Miami Beach area. I spend my time mostly engrossed in musically related activities, between playing with many bands, some original, but mostly corporate cover bands that play weddings and other such functions, to teaching, both privately and with an incredible nonprofit that I volunteer for, called Guitars over guns, to recording and producing myself and many other artists, as well as recording guitar tracks for national acts, pop bands, independent artists, etc.
I love to cook, read, draw and paint, or anything that is artistically related. I am rediscovering a healthier lifestyle and I've actually lost about 40 pounds in the past four months.
My sense of humor is goofy, inappropriate and over-the-top. I don't like sarcasm for sarcasm sick and believe the people who say that "sarcasm is their second language" are just giving themselves license to be jerks to other people. How about we try to re-cultivate intellect in its purest form, rather then succumbing to using its ugly cousin, sarcasm?
I'm a good person, who likes to help children, the elderly, animals and anyone else who is in need. If you like dating guys were douche bags or secretive with their feelings, I invite you to look elsewhere. I am an open book and wear my heart on my sleeve, for better or worse.
I give good massages, I'm a good big spoon and I am looking for a woman worthy of the affections of a good man.
Anything else you need to know, please feel free to ask. Like I said, I am an open book.
What I’m doing with my life
Music, Music and Music. I record, teach and perform... I also love
basketball, writing, cooking, drawing and all other things
artistic. I have a nice studio at my place (I am a homeowner...
yay...) and I own a ton of weird instruments (and not so weird
ones...) That is my main focus.. making weird music for people to
trip out to... I am not a bubblegum type of person, and I believe
that all art should challange people as well as please them... Not
everything in life needs to be familiar, just positive, emotional
and interesting.... And probably thought provoking, too...
I’m really good at
Music, art, cooking, writing and delivering speeches, carrying
really heavy things, kissing, impressions (yes I do a lot of
them).... I am also pretty decent at certain Xbox games (though my
friends may contend otherwise...) I speak Hebrew fluently (if
that's a skill?!?!) Also, I am really good at interrupting people
when they speak...
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm tall, I'm bald, I am funny, and, if I have a guitar in my hand,
I am pretty talented, I think.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: anything by Hermann Hesse, Chuck Klosterman, Kurt Vonnegut,
Robert Anton Wilson, Hunter S. Thompson.... Music theory books of
all sorts (I know, I am a nerd...) Steppenwolf is one of my
favorite books of all time, along with Siddhartha, Narcissus and
Goldmund, etc. Hesse is just flat out mesmerizing... Wilson's
Cosmic Trigger series is life altering... If you haven't read
Klostermans' "Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs (A Low Culture Manifesto)"
you really should!!! Especially if you're a Gen-X/Gen-Y person....
Hazarat Inayat Khan is pretty amazing, too. (The Music of Life,
Mastery, etc.) Victor Wootens' The Music Lesson is a revelation (He
is the Carlos Castaneda of music... as is stated by a reviewer of
this book...) I could go on forever... I love to read...
Music: too much to get into.. Everything from jazz to metal to
classical, to funk, to reggae, hip hop, etc. Right now, listening
to Billie Holiday, Pantera, Adam Rogers, Sly and the Family Stone,
Medeski Martin and Wood, Frank Sinatra, John McLaughlin, Mr. Bungle
(one of my all time favorites) and Frank Zappa (one of the biggest
influences on me musically...). I also love Charlie Hunter, Tuck
Andress, a ton of classic rock from the Doors to Zep to Pink Floyd
(another huge influence)... Marley, old Chili Peppers, Metallica,
Sepultura, Meshuggah, Ella Fitzgerald (my favorite female vocalist
of all time), Esperanza Spalding, Rodrigo y Gabriella, Paco
DeLucia, etc. etc. ad nauseum... Also, Oceansize is one of my
favorite new bands (eventhough they just broke up...)
Movies: again too much to get into, but off the top of my head:
Anchorman, Grandma's Boy, The Hangover, Step Brothers, City of Lost
Children, Silence of the Lambs, Yes man, Etrenal Sunshine of the
Spotless mind, American Beauty, The Usual Suspects, Swimming with
Sharks, Happy Gilmore, Borat, Bruno, Ali G in Da House, Talladega
nights, Supersize Me, Waiting for Superman, Dr. Strangelove, Putney
Swope, A Clockwork Orange, Goodfellas, The Basketball Diaries, The
Breakfast Club, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, Youth In Revolt,
Superbad, Knocked Up, 40 Year-Old Virgin, Dinner For Shmucks,
Pirates of the Carribean, Dead Man, Crazy Heart, What's Eating
Gilbert Grape, Benny and Joon... I know I am missing TONS... I
could go on forever with this as well...
Food: I love ethnic foods. Middle Eastern, Indian, Thai, etc. It's
hard to find a good bowl of Pho in Miami (That is Vietnamese, for
you who don't know) I miss Seattle for this reason (and many
others, to be frank...) But I am open to most anything
The six things I could never do without
1. my guitars
2. my family
4. a kangol
6. intellectual and physical stimulation
I spend a lot of time thinking about
stuff. lots of stuff. all different things, from the comical to the
morbid to the absurd.
On a typical Friday night I am
either being a homebody, writing/recording, working out or out with
friends... (or playing a gig...) I am always down for whatever as
long as it's not a chore. I am not into TRYING to have fun.. I
would much rather let it happen organically.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Uh... I am not quite sure what this question is supposed to
illicit. I am pretty open. Ask me and I will tell you.
You should message me if
OK, apparently this needs to be written in and understood…. I am emotionally available and ready to be in a long term, committed relationship. If you have major issues that prevent you from being present in the moment and able to have a true connection with someone, please refrain from contacting me. I have had enough of that in my life. Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you.