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  • Ages 28–48
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5′ 9″ (1.75m)
Body Type
Trying to quit
Aquarius, and it matters a lot
Graduated from university
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Has cats
English (Fluently), French (Poorly), Spanish (Poorly)

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My self-summary
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Quote of the day appro-po to the OKC experience:
"Wow, what a fucking wasteland..."
...Onward and Upward neh?
...Right then, to the profile...

Full-time knowledge-fiend, part-time musician, quarter-time eremitic, I seek the low-key, the intense, the ridiculous, and the sublime on equal terms ( a typical Aquarius I suppose).

I enjoy ephemera of all kinds, but I seem to have a knack for interests that are now ridiculously commonplace; po-mo analysis, "good" bad movies, musical colonialism, etc. To be honest, I'm kind of tired of it, or to quote the guy who quoted the other guy: "I'm so far ahead of you I'm in back of you."
Portland makes me feel both old and pointless, and young and vibrant. Welcome to the dialectic, motherfucker... (as the Philosopher once said).
What I’m doing with my life
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Working to pay bills at a fun but low-paying job; taking care of loved ones (both bi and quadrapedal); deciding if I really want to go to grad school after not doing so for 9 years (and how the hell I can do it); debating bad-habit-killing strategies; reading books about shit that a mere 9% of the populace cares about (I would assume - when's the last time you picked up a copy of The Archaeology of Power and Politics in Eurasia ?); and expanding my little home recording facility/sanctus sanctorum one expensive (and/or free) bit at a time.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Making tasty food quickly, knowing who did what in musical groups, explaining certain complexities in a simple manner, singing harmony (even when it's out of my range), knowing a little about a lot (AKA being the guy you want on your trivia team - I used to write questions for a company) and a lot about a little, odd-meters, being enthusiastic about something to the point of exhaustion, over-analysis (AKA "thinking too much"), intentional malaprops, figuring out melodies on stringed instruments (and keyboard ones as well), being parenthetical (duh) and sleeping in.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: I haven't actively read a fiction book in years, but I do love me a short story, usually in the sci-fi/fantasy/horror genre,
Lovecraft and A. C. Clarke being old favorites. My usual reads tend to be of a much different oeuvre (like the one I mentioned in my self- summary) and I have a lingering love for the old-school Time-Life books that has held since childhood.

Movies: As far as the Cineaste shtuff: early Coen Brothers, Terrence Malick, Zhang Yimou, Akira Kurosawa, early Ridley Scott, Dario Argento, Peter Weir, Atom Egoyan, Werner Herzog, Erroll Morris, Sergio Leone, Terry Gilliam, Shoei Imamura, and of course, the inimitable Peter Watkins.

There are way too many films/directors I enjoy, and I always leave someone off the list until I get re-acquainted. I devour lots of documentaries, and I love me a good Bollywood/Kung Fu/Grindhouse flick when the mood strikes, but I can't stand Will Ferrell. No really, his movies suck. I've tried, really I have... (I'll give him Zoolander, if only because it was a small role, and a Ben Stiller joint).

Music: Like many other folks in this burg, I'm a musician, which is to say I am both picky AND non-judgmental when it comes to music. I was weaned on AM radio and my mom was into old school country ( I mean REAL old school: Ernest Tubb, Roy Acuff, Bob Wills, Jimmie Rogers, as well as the requisite Johnny Cash, Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, and Willie Nelson), grew up with '80's FM pop (remember Go West? How about The Fixx? ...didn't think so...); battled through my teens with metal/punk/grunge, a healthy dose of semi-non-mainstream shtuff (IE: The bands that are now considered "classic" rock for aging Goths/Wavers/Punks), classical and jazz (weird stuff, and "classic" stuff) and shoegaze/britpop; moved on a little later over to the noise/math/indie camp ('member when "indie" was an ideal of craft and not a specific musically-codified genre? ...didn't think so...), and now in the last ten or twelve years finding myself maintaining an appreciation of all of the above, as well as other avenues and areas of sound, song and sonority/cacophony. I basically like all music and I really mean that. Like all art, music can be very personal, and though I do find the social component to be a bit obnoxious at times, I appreciate creativity, even if done under dubious motives.

Food! This is much easier to explain, perhaps because food has less of a specific social component (though I am looking at you bacon fetishists...). Two words: Heat (as in Scoville units), and Flavor. Combinations of the two are best, but each one represents something awesome, be it meat-ridden, or vegan friendly. I do love me some soup though (to name a singular food-type), with the obvious Pho being at the top of my list.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
hot water
toilet paper
"the arts" (music, visual arts, film, etc.)
my ability to think and feel
and of course, a good hoppy ale
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Inequality, mythistory, ex/dead friends, ex/dead loved ones, my critter, organizational strategies, sexual relations with worthy human beings, my lack of muscle tone, herd mentality, religious fundamentalism, eschatology and why there are so many profiles on this site that include the word "PDX," and "taco." This seems to be coupled with a rise in people displaying fake mustaches in their photos. Apparently along with the "bacon zeitgeist" there is a "mustache zeitgeist." (or maybe the bacon thing was "so 2010" and mustaches are now the "something that people despise so I'll embrace it in an ironic way" social meme of choice. Two words:
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Cleaning up to Russian Circles a lot lately, but unfortunately not enough to Terje Rypdal
You should message me if
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You need help with playing a stringed or percussive musical instrument or want to play one with another person/jam/record/rock out/be the next most awesome flavor of the month in the music-o-sphere

(And FYI, fucking ukeleles don't apply as a "musical instrument" unless your phone number has an 808 area code.
Sorry to be so harsh...)

You wanna swap recipes for any number of foodstyles.

You need a chess partner or trivia teammate.

You're both solitary, and gregarious, and understand when each is applicable.

Ultimately I'm looking for friends that fit my lifestyle: I work late, I don't watch a lot of TV, I like things involving creativity or analysis; music, art, movies, social/political/spiritual ephemera, etc.

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