Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a left-leaning professor of music history, still fairly new
working in Pittsburgh. I love the city and am looking for someone
to explore it with.
I grew up near Boston, have lived in the Midwest for eight years,
in California for twelve, and Germany for one. No kids, never
married, though I want both very much. After moving a lot, I'm
ready to stay put.
I have ten fingers and ten toes, and am fully functional in every
way--physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually.
I think of myself as a nice guy, not particularly dangerous. Bad
boy seekers, doped up freakers, and lost souls look elsewhere. I
can be social and expressive, but also need time for myself. I
balance idealism and pragmatism and am pretty even-keeled. But I'm
most myself when I'm goofy and funny. I'm attracted to smiles,
optimism, depth, good will, and honesty.
What I’m doing with my life
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I'm surrounding myself with joy, beauty, and wonder in order to get
better at those things. This is what my research in musicology is
about. I just published some articles, edited two books, and am now
drafting a book proposal.
I'm teaching, running, practicing target archery, cooking, forcing
myself to clean my apartment, planning concerts to attend,
discovering book and record stores, lifting, biking, playing my
viola, tasting whiskies, wishing I'd skate more, and seeking to be
more in the moment.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
procrastination, productivity, writing style and mechanics, owning
my part of the problem and doing something about it, being
affectionate and patient, being creative in interpreting music and
culture, wondering where the time went, running to class, and
showing my passion for good music and new places.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I have no idea. Probably that I'm a very nice guy. And clean.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Poetry, Classics, Shakespeare. Orhan Pamuk and Michael
Chabon. Lots and lots of books: geology, history, opera,
Movies: I like movies, especially old classic ones, but I'm no
buff. I enjoy great dramas, action films that minimize explosions,
brilliant acting, and beautiful and creative cinematography. Spike
Music: Music of the 13th, 14th, 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st
centuries. Haydn, Mozart, Stravinsky, and Messiaen. Chuck Berry,
Beatles, and Neil Young. Newer stuff too (my ears are open).
Anything from Brazil. A curious love for older musicals (Kern,
Porter, Gershwin, Rodgers, Berlin) and disdain for newer
Food: Unfortunately, spicy food makes me melt (not in a good way).
But I'm pretty adventurous: yes to all culinary traditions but no
more sea cucumber or other rubbery-textured slimy foods. I cook
Turkish cuisine, LOVE to cook (with cookbooks and wish I did it
more), like wine and whisky, trying to eat smart.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. My books
2. My music
3. My other sources of food for my soul
4. My identity as an open, honest, kind person
5. My flexibility that enables me to stop at five things
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
why music matters, how this country got into this mess, how I've
grown in the last two years, whether to get a cat, how I'm going to
finish all my work...
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
doing a whole lot of nuttin and catching up with a thousand
projects. Sometimes I need to work, sometimes I veg in front of the
TV, sometimes I hit a concert, sometimes I'm on the phone, every
once in a while I go ice-skating.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Boxer-briefs. There, now you don't have to ask.
You should message me if
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you live near Pittsburgh and aren't planning to leave, you're cool
with classical music, you pretty much have your life going as you
want it, aren't not too picky or bossy, and have a ready smile. I
want a communicative, loving, sweet, demonstratively affectionate,
intellectually curious partner for life. I want my partner to want
kids of our own. I'm taking care of my body and hope you are, too.
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