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  • Ages 22-45
  • Near me
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Last online
Today – 6:50pm
6' 2" (1.88m)
Body Type
Agnosticism and laughing about it
Doesn’t have kids
English (Fluently)
My self-summary
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I'm a musical omnivore, literature enthusiast and moderate hedonist looking to widen my circle of friends...and go out on more dates. I'm seriously looking to be found.

A big part of my nature (and both of my current jobs) is to advocate for under-the-radar culture. I'm always trying to expose my friends to my favorite art--mostly books and music--and discover new experiences to enjoy with them.
What I’m doing with my life
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I manage the best used bookstore in Wicker Park and write about local music every week for the Chicago Reader. I occasionally write book reviews for Pitchfork. I live above my favorite music venue. Life is good!

I USED to do a podcast with my best friend for 91.5 WBEZ...but that got cancelled. We interviewed Ian Mackaye, Zola Jesus, Mick Collins, Freddie Gibbs and Marissa Paternoster of Screaming Females. Take a listen to our only 20 episode season:
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Writing. Reading. Listening. Dancing (usually with the help of a little liquid courage). Biking. Finding inexpensive neighborhood restaurants with tasty grub.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Aging gracefully is for wimps. I'm tall and skinny, and I don't dress like a bro: I like leather jackets, tight jeans and white cowboy boots--or Dr Martens, usually. I wouldn't ever wear flip-flops out of the house.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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My tastes are eclectic. I'm enthusiastic about post-punk and rap, bands my friends play in, cornball pop music, modern classical, electronic dance music, talk shows, art and multiplex films. In no particular order:

Jams: Total Control, Lust For Youth, Future, Vexx, Coneheads, Arca, Negative Scanner, FKA Twigs, Downtown Boys, Blood Orange, Puce Mary, EMA, Julianna Barwick, HOAX, Cosmic Church, Ultrademon, Teitanblood, Three 6 Mafia, Majical Cloudz, Kelela, Sky Ferreira, Tink, Perfect Pussy, Oneohtrix Point Never, Priests, Savages, Vår, The Coneheads, White Lung, Gene Clark, Migos, Angel Olsen, Merle Haggard, J Dilla, Sleaford Mods, Priests, The-Dream, Burial, Grouper, Boredoms, Lou Reed, Raspberry Bulbs, The Wipers, The Oh Sees, King Louie, Kate Bush, Blitz, Silver Jews, SubRosa, John Luther Adams, The Haxan Cloak, Neko Case, Pleasure Leftists, Cultes des Ghoules, Will Oldham, Laurel Halo, Aaliyah, Frankie Rose, PJ Harvey, Kevin Gates, Cairo Gang, Orange Juice, Johnny Paycheck,Prurient, Miranda Lambert, Chief Keef, Waxahatchee, Charley Patton, U.S. Girls, La Monte Young, Skip James, John Fahey, Hank Williams, Wax Idols, The Replacements, SUNN O))), Radar Eyes, Destruction Unit, St. Vincent, LCD Soundsystem, Gustav Mahler, Group Inerane, Jesu, Neneh Cherry, Tom T. Hall, Supreme Cuts, Swans, Ornette Coleman, Lou Harrison, Iceage, Thin Lizzy, Billy Childish, Shoes, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Arctic Flowers, The Fall, The Gun Club, Edwin Birdsong, Kevin Coyne, Sun Ra, L.E.P. Bogus Boys, Freddie Gibbs, Make Believe, Azita, Lil' Wayne, George Jones, Factory Floor

Books: I have a column reviewing music books for Pitchfork, so I'm pretty deep into artist biographies (Crass, Rick James) and Michaelangelos Matos' book about the history of EDM. Next, I'm on to the Neil Gaiman book about Duran Duran--I know, right-- and maybe the Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer.

Gravity's Rainbow/Pynchon
Story of The Eye/Bataille
Blood Meridian/McCarthy
Slouching Towards Bethlehem/Didion
Infinite Jest/Wallace
Neon Wilderness/Algren
The Recognitions/Gaddis
Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York/Sante
White Noise/DeLillo
Lincoln/David Herbert Donald
The Summer Game/Angell
Viking Portable Dorothy Parker
The Big Sleep/Chandler
A Visit From the Goon Squad/Egan

Young Mr. Lincoln
2001: A Space Odyssey
Blue Velvet
Don't Look Back
The Night Porter
The Sorrow and the Pity
Pandora's Box
Some Like It Hot
A Night at the Opera
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Red Riding Trilogy

The Young Ones
Twin Peaks
The West Wing
The Wire
Mad Men
Boardwalk Empire
Game of Thrones
Breaking Bad
The Fall
Top of The Lake
The Americans
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1) iPhone
2) good books
3) white cowboy boots
4) computer
5) bike
6) my grandpa's hat
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
1) How many more bookshelves can my apartment hold before the floor caves in?
2) The city's best spots for chocolate milkshakes.
3) Future DJ sets! (And DJ sets where I play nothing but Future.)
4) How many banks do I have to rob before I can afford Yves St. Laurent S/S '15 Chelsea boots?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Feeling a little grouchy about having to work at the bookstore...and plotting for a totally epic Saturday.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I own and regularly use more than one hair care product.

Here are some concert videos and weird bookstore scenes:

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You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over. want to talk about how great EMA is. hear the siren song of Village Discount and Salvation Army and are interested in doing some thrifting. I'm looking for some new clothes, and having a 'yea/nea vote' would be super helpful...

You want to help me find out who makes the best Michelada in town.