Very fortunate creative professional that makes a damn fine cup of coffee. I'm working on becoming a cake boss, so I can run meetings that begin with a positive message like "Fuck your CEO, CFO, COO, & other C-level executives. I'm the CAKE BOSS."
What I’m doing with my life
I'm an artist. But not the kind that covers themselves in grape jelly & masturbates before crowds (maybe one day I'll be so lucky). I draw for ginormous media companies & make brandz look creative for the kidz.
I also play in a lady fronted shoegaze band, but we pointedly don't book shows. It's more like group therapy. We've created a safe space for our drummer to wear leather pants.
I’m really good at
My karaoke take on Celine Dion's 'It's All Coming Back to Me Now' has brought many to tears. DIY everything, so I can build anything if I see what it looks like. I'm an excellent songwriter, if you like songs about snacks/cats & other minutiae. I make excellent salsa, cocktails, & coffee & have been known to infuse liquors. I also seemingly can't sit down anywhere without folk trying to buy me drinks.
The first things people usually notice about me
People comment on (or try to touch) my tattoos a lot. I'm blind in my left eye, but no one ever mentions it unless they're under four. Toddlers DGAF about social grace.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books- Margaret Atwood, Miranda July('s interview with Rihanna was incredible), Just finished Jessica Hopper's first book & loved it. I've been meaning to read Malcolm Gladwell's 'The Mutilators: How to Visualize Success by Disfiguring Your Body' but I heard it's not as good as Blink.
Movies- PTA, Noah Baumbach, David Lynch, Jodorowsky, Whit Stillman, Kathryn Bigelow, Miranda July, Roy Andersson -the Last Unicorn. I think, culturally we're in a really weird time where our obsession with zombies has leaked into the kinds of films that can be funded. We keep bringing culture back from the dead, & I'm not sure we're adding much (except Mad Max- that film was perfect.)
Music- Eclectic to say the least. Lots of shoegaze & 70s country. Supporting local bands is a must! Twin Sister, Patsy Cline, Slayer, Angel Olsen, Father John Misty, Courtney Barnett, Mitski, etc..
Food- I think Oyster bar happy hour could be my new religion & yes, I don't have to taste it before realizing it needs some hot sauce.
TV- Everyone says this is the golden age of television, but I'm like, have you seen Daria? Golden age of get real! TV generally makes me feel guilty, but I got to go to a writer's room the last time I was in LA & I'm very jealous of their snack situation. There were palettes of La Croix.
The six things I could never do without
Sketchbook & pen
I spend a lot of time thinking about
You. Deadlines, tech, advertising, media & the psychology of (the royal) us. Time (/space) travel, food, cats. It's basically just an intergalactic pizza party with babes and cats in my head. But on a deeper level, I worry about the fidelity issues my socks have with one another. Why can't they stay together?
On a typical Friday night I am
Everyone has a thing happening & I try to be supportive of other people's things. Whether it's friends & family night at a friend's new bar, an art opening, or a show at some dive, I'm there, yelling 'What's up with this thing?!'
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
As a proud art school graduate, I think there're a lot of holes in my education. Like I never read Moby Dick or whatever regular college kids read. But I make up for this by learning weird shit they wouldn't teach you about in school, like the history of music recommendation systems, The first one was called RINGO and it was invented by a rad lady named Pattie Mays. I think that's MUCH cooler than some moldy fake whale hunting down crooked fishermen.
You should message me if
You're comfortable with who you are & want to compete with me for the hardest laughter in Brooklyn awards. Warning: In order to win, you have to hit the floor laughing so hard that you're crying/drooling and the laughter is only audible to a dog. Bonus points if a drink exits your nostrils.