GuitArtaud
39 Brooklyn, NY
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My self-summary
I value creativity, patience, empathy, kindness, moderation, humor, experience, curiosity, emotional openness, honesty and balance.
What I’m doing with my life
I work about 14 hours a week and spend the rest of the time doing what I want to do.
I’m really good at
Writing, theatre, accents, painting, music, traveling independently, scuba diving, making silly jokes.
The first things people usually notice about me
The mane. The muscles. I'm a big guy. Barrel chested. I get called Gaston, Samson, Hercules, Thor, Fabio, Tarzan and so forth.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Right now I'm very excited about Knausgaard's My Struggle. In general, I like very difficult books. Ulysses/Bloomsday Guide. The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind, In Search of Lost Time - Proust, Crowds and Power - Canetti + Huysmans, Genet, Hesse, Kafka, Bataille, Houellebecq, Beckett, Faulkner, Hardy, Duras, Cioran, Baudrillard, Zizek, Blanchot, Twain, Hemingway.

Movies-
In the White City - Alain Tanner + all the greats---Tarkovsky, Ozu, Brakhage, Godard, Bresson, Rivette, Reygadas, Denis, Haneke, Jodorowsky, Bunuel, Cocteau, Renoir, Rohmer, etc etc.

Music-

Anything with an untouchable, immersive quality to it---drone, shoegaze, metal, ambient, electroacoustic, gamelan, field recordings. I play a lot of instruments and am constantly learning and thinking about sound. I like both consonance and dissonance, rhythm and non-rhythm.

90's East Coast Hip-Hop: Tribe, De La, P.E., BDP, K.M.D., Main Source, etc.

Baroque, Leonard Cohen, oud music, select 90's rave/dance, Vietnamese folk music, idiot savants, sound art

Food:

Cilantro, basil, garlic, chile, ginger, lime. No animals, please. I like to cook. I like to replicate dishes I've tried. Yes, I'll wash the dishes.
The six things I could never do without
Fam
Sense of Humor
Faraway, Not Here
Sound, Color, Shape, Texture, Smell
Fruit
What I Can Remember
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Living off the grid.
On a typical Friday night I am
Relaxing at home.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm very open, even with the wrong person.
You should message me if
You know yourself. You're relaxed. You're not concerned with what other people think. You're healthy. You're happy.
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