I know exactly what I wanna do in my life, and the cool thing is
that I'm actually doing it. I came to LA to make video games and
rock and roll, and I'm doing both. I got to make video games for a
living and to play drums with a live band on stage.
Now I work a design company, doing custom interactive software for
anything from corporate clients and museum to Comic Con
experiences. They also tend to send me out of state every once in a
while, which is awesome. I mean, I've been around the world, but
not really around the US. It's nice seeing more of it after having
lived in one place for so long.
What I’m doing with my life
I work as a software developer for a design studio that does both
artistic installations (in museums) and corporate installations
that use some of the coolest tech around. I essentially get paid to
make cool real-time 3D stuff while playing with awesome hi-tech
We just opened our new office in Van Nuys, so it's been keeping me
quite busy these days.
I’m really good at
Cooking. I know my way around a kitchen, and can cook more than a
few dishes that I'm really proud of. I got quite a few recipes
under my belt: Italian, Romanian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and
I've even picked up and improved on some American recipes.
Animal whispering. Most people's pets tend to melt in my hands.
The first things people usually notice about me
I've got drummeritis: if I hear any music I'll be drumming along to
it with my fingers.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Movies: Children of Men, The Man From Earth, Stranger Than Fiction, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, Die Hard 1-3 (and maybe a little bit of 4) -- I also teared up a lot more than I thought I could at the end of Man On The Moon.
Shows: Breaking Bad, House of Cards, Community, Dexter, Workaholics, Castle, Archer, Bob's Burgers, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Family Guy, Wilfred, Parks and Recreation, Psych, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and sometimes The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. There's just something about his authenticity that pulls me in sometimes.
Music: The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Black Sabbath, Queen, Pink Floyd, Soundgarden, Porcupine Tree, Dream Theater
I've drummed for a progressive rock/fusion band for a few months, so I have a bit of a taste in that general direction, but nothing specific, really.
Food: I'll eat almost anything, but I'm not big on mushrooms. I also rarely pass on the opportunity to try a new Indian restaurant. I love cooking, though!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How terrible life would be without any Bacon.
On a typical Friday night I am
still trying to figure this one out...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Some movies move me to tears more than I'd like to admit. I was
tearing something fierce at the ending of Man On The Moon.