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  • Ages 22–30
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My details

Last online
Sep 24, 2014
6′ 3″ (1.91m)
Body Type
Very often
Graduated from university
Banking / Finance
Doesn’t have kids
Has dogs and has cats
English (Fluently), French (Okay)
My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Now here's a funky introduction of how nice I am:

I am a ferociously loyal and frequently sarcastic musician who loves presidential trivia, pop culture, and meat with cheese on it. I do not dance, ever. The only two pages I've "liked" on facebook without personally knowing the founders are Batman and Newcastle Brown Ale. I use semicolons in text messages. I don't believe there's anything in this world that can't be made fun of just a little. I'm an INTJ (if that's a thing that matters to you), but not especially shy; I consider myself a noisy introvert.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I play bass in a few bands. The main project does vaguely rootsy rock -- think Neil Young, a little Ryan Adams, maybe some Springsteen. I'm also in a band that plays spacey, effects-heavy stuff, a jazz quintet that mostly just practices, and I make home recordings of stuff that doesn't quite fit with any of those.

Right now, I'm a bank teller, but that's no fun. I'm in the beginning stages of changing course, with the intention of going back to school to get a master's in education. Eventually, the goal is to teach English, history, or music at the high school level. In the meantime, though, I play a lot of music and watch a lot of movies. It's not too bad.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I can play the hell out of an electric bass. In fact, I generally know what I'm doing musically: I write good songs, I have good arrangement ideas, and I play well with others. I'm pretty smart, although probably not as smart as I think I am. I've heard all the bands and I've seen all the movies, and my opinions about them are usually correct.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I am tall. I have bright blue eyes. I have a thick, magnificent head of hair, like a third-tier presidential candidate. If you've gotten me started on an exciting topic I might start talking pretty loudly.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I read lots of biographies and a fair amount of other nonfiction, mostly American history (and then mostly the Gilded Age -- I'm a sucker for gentleman adventurers with bushy mustaches). I also like comic books, Sherlock Holmes stories, and an odd smattering of novels (mostly Ian McEwan and Stephen King, but I also dig David Mitchell in a big way). My all-time favorite books are Edmund Morris' three-volume biography of Theodore Roosevelt, 1491 by Charles C. Mann, and Michael Chabon's The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay.

Movie-wise, I will watch nearly anything that has one of the following names attached to it: Stanley Kubrick, Ethan & Joel Coen, Billy Wilder, Terry Gilliam, Alfred Hitchcock, Christopher Nolan, Bill Murray, Batman, P. T. or Wes Anderson, Will Ferrell, Terrence Malick, or Martin Scorsese. Most entries in the recent wave of superhero movies have also met with my approval. I have a particular fondness for epics; if a movie manages to be good for a full three and a half hours, it has earned a special place in my heart. If I walk into a room and "Ghostbusters" is playing, I will stay to the end, even if it means sharing a couch with the Devil himself. I try not to be a movie snob, but I'm not always successful.

Most TV shows I like tend to be witty comedies (30 Rock, Parks & Rec, classic Simpsons), brutally dark dramas (Breaking Bad, the Shield), or by Joss Whedon, because he does both at the same time.

My favorite bands are usually artsy rock bands with at least a trace of Americana: R.E.M., Wilco, Neko Case, and so forth. I listen to a lot of music, though. My iTunes library has 106 days of music, and it runs the gamut from old-school country, classic rock, and oldies to little-loved power-pop bands, prog-metal, and astringent contemporary jazz. Sample artists include American Music Club, Darcy James Argue's Secret Society, the Band, the Beatles, Richie Beirach, Gary Burton, Johnny Cash, Cheap Trick, Miles Davis, Robbie Fulks, Game Theory, King Crimson, Kneebody, Mark Kozelek, Led Zeppelin, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Bob Mould, My Bloody Valentine, Queens of the Stone Age, Tom Petty, the Posies, the Replacements, Sly & The Family Stone, Bruce Springsteen, Richard Thompson, TV on the Radio, X, and Warren Zevon, among many many others. My classical and rap knowledge is spotty, and I don't think I have any zydeco or Tuvan throat singing, but those are the only major holes in the collection. I won't say I like everything -- I don't -- but I like a lot.

A childhood rife with sinus problems has left me with a weak sense of taste. Accordingly, my preferences run towards the bold, savory, or spicy, so that I can be sure I'm not just eating paper: Mexican, Chinese, Indian, BBQ, that sort of thing. I make incredible chili. Not much of a sweet tooth but I'll destroy a pie if given half a chance. Whiskey, beer, and black coffee wash it all down.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
- complicated bass parts in rock and pop songs
- my pajama pants and fluffy bathrobe (which count as one thing, because together they comprise my not-at-work-ain't-give-a-damn ensemble)
- how oddly satisfying it is to complete a really, really long walk
- brown liquors
- going down the Wikipedia rabbit hole (favorite discoveries so far: Nazi Talking Dogs, the List of Unusual Deaths)
- weltschmertz, apparently
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I once stole a whole bag of RZA's candy.

I don't spend a lot of time thinking about it, actually, but there was no subtle way to work that in.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
If no bands are playing, then the smart money is on me cooking up a storm with a glass of Bulleit while watching a movie. I go out with friends with some regularity, and if work hasn't made me tired or put me in a bad mood I might do some recording. It's pretty zany, lots of hijinks. Danger is my business.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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hahahahaha absolutely not.
You should message me if
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- you don't NEED someone around, but think it sounds kind of neat
- you're independent, rational, and irreverent
- you appeal to my inner Ron Swanson; it is not required that you be a smartmouth brunette who loves whiskey, but it sure helps
- you want to drink (see above) and watch Batman movies
- you want to go with me to check out some slightly more obscure DC tourist attractions (I've lived here my whole life and I've never been to Roosevelt Island or seen the Adams Memorial, for example)
- or, frankly, if you're still reading at all. This is mostly what I'm like. If you're not disgusted or horrified, go ahead; it's not like I suddenly get a lot worse.