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Dream_state

28 M Chicago, IL

My Details

Last Online
Apr 21
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 8″ (1.73m)
Body Type
Diet
Mostly vegetarian
Smokes
No
Drinks
Rarely
Drugs
Religion
Sign
Leo, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Art / Music / Writing
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Pets
Speaks
English

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My self-summary
This essay serves more accurately as an avatar of projected self image than a triumph of biography, but if you could experience my friendship via webpage I wouldn't have to smell so good all the time.
What I’m doing with my life
Delivering dance parties out of nowhere.

I produce, perform, and promote music and events from a gallery/studio of sorts in Wicker Park. Sometimes I make arts. Sometimes I play lots of Talking Heads songs in a row. Teaching is something I like to do. Learning is something I like better.

Fundamentally, I suppose I'm attempting to apply curatorial discretion and mindfulness to my lifestyle and my social interactions, whilst learning to manage my time with intention.

My sleep schedule trends towards erratic. I'm on that 24 hour hustle... don't think I'm weird for creepin' on your profile at 4 in the morning. There's plenty of better reasons than that.
I’m really good at
juggling projects. moving/shaking. sensual massage. the engineering of salads. guerrilla audio. getting the lighting just right.
The first things people usually notice about me
Fashionably late; Retardedly fashionable.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Cultural laundry list = a plethora of content with a dearth of context. Nevertheless, I would recommend the following as exceptional.

Books*: I think I'll never finish Infinite Jest**. Kurt Vonnegut. Palahniuk. Charles Bukowski. Brothers Karamazov. The Count of Monte-Cristo. Mostly been on a non-fiction kick lately. Read the autobiography of Miles Davis! Do it.

Television: Bored to Death. 30 Rock. Twin Peaks. Breaking Bad. Daily Show. Party Down. Louie. Community. Newsroom. Arrested Development. I don't have a TV, but I got that internet

Film: "Her" is the greatest film I've seen in years. Waking Life. Synecdoche, NY. Broken Flowers. Wet Hot American Summer. Wes Anderson. Stanley Kubrick. Bill Murray. Robert Redford. Tarantino. I like smartypants shit and great acting.

Food: My food choices are more dependent on the moment than any specific label, but lately I've been trying not to vote for meat with my dollar. I've been eating fish and eggs, and will occasionally go for animals that I feel were able to live the life of an animal(i.e. wild caught, humanely slaughtered, actually free range etc.) I will consume meat that would otherwise go to waste, as I'm approaching my loose pescatarianism from an ethical and not health bent, and will never say no to my Italian grandmother's sauce. Sushi, Indian, and Thai are amongst my favorite. Longman & Eagle. Beans. Bahn mi. Srirachaaaaa

Music: I take music seriously like it's my job(it's my job). In recent years my understanding of it's social and functional role has grown to consider the function of a piece, and the context within which it is relevant/appropriate. This means that I like a lot of different things for a lot of different reasons, and that I can appreciate a lot of music I don't necessarily like. This is some music I really do like:

Burial. Boards of Canada. Ifan Dafydd. Theophilus London. Daft Punk. Maurice Ravel. Broken Social Scene. James Blake. Brad Mehldau. Washed Out. Fela Kuti. Paul Motian. Mulatu Astatke. Com Truise. Miles Davis. Bela Bartok. David Byrne/Talking Heads. Gustav Mahler. Of Montreal. Michael Jackson. Beach Boys. Billie Holiday. Bill Evans. Claude Debussey. Luther Vandross. Lapalux. Death Grips. Brian Eno. Hall and Oates. MGMT. Radiohead. Atlas Sound. M83. D'Angelo. Prince. O.V. Wright. Marvin Gaye. Kurt Rosenwinkel. Wayne Krantz. Bill Frisell. Fennesz. Mount Kimbie. Zomby. Aaron Neville. Earth Wind and Fire. Big Boi.

*A quick rant about books. Books are like Vinyl. I love vinyl. And I love books. But I am a busy adult in the 21st century, and physical print media is a relic, no longer a practical medium that fits in our life. Sure, I have the boxes of novels and half read tomes I cart around with me whenever I move, just like I have hundreds of records, the majority of which will never be spun again(and I'm a DJ!). I also don't get my news from print media, and I don't use the yellow pages when I'm trying to find a mechanic. This is not to say that I don't read books(although I certainly don't put in the hours that I'd like to), it means that I get my information, entertainment, and ideas from myriad content streams, blogs and trusted filters in my life.

**I must have read enough David Foster Wallace, because I'm footnoting an online dating profile.
The six things I could never do without
Compy
Coffee
Record collection
Some kind of delay pedal
A well curated collection of hot sauces
Callin' Oates, the emergency Hall & Oates hotline (719)26-OATES
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Explorations of purpose, the singularity, societal whoas, fiscal enslavement and the roles of art in past, current and future societies.

Harmonized self interest. The pros and cons of capitalism. Some flavor of the week existential crisis.

Where are my keys?

Is that ringing at 640 or 800hz?

Is it wrong to mashup Skrillex with Steely Dan?
On a typical Friday night I am
In interesting places with beautiful people. Or locked in the studio, but that's the same thing.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
The first cd I ever bought with my own money was the Aqua album with "Barbie Girl" on it.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 25–38
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
You've got soul power.

You think Vonnegut was wrong about semicolons; They're great.

Your profile picture wasn't taken in the Millennium Park "bean".