My name is Matt, and after originally hailing from Nebraska, spending a couple years in Los Angeles, and living the last eight years in Chicago, I decided it was finally time to tackle the last of the big three cities (and what some might argue is the greatest city in the world), New York. I’ve only been here a few months, but it’s been nothing short of amazing. If you have suggestions of things to do off the beaten (touristy) path, send them my way!
Describing my personality, I would say I’m one part Bill Murray, one part Kevin Smith, with a dash of Dave Attell. I consider myself a compulsive hobbyist and when I stumble across something that looks even remotely interesting, I tend to turn into the dog from “Up.” (SQUIRREL!) I’ve also been told I’m a kind and considerate person, just ask Bono about the time I prevented him from falling off a guard rail while he belted out “Sunday Bloody Sunday.”
I’m a fan of sports, and have adopted my favorite teams from the places I’ve lived (Nebraska Huskers, Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bears and Chicago Blackhawks). I still need to find myself a New York sports team, unless of course they have a professional ping pong team, because is there anything more fun than a good old fashioned game of ping pong?
The Late Shift, The War For Late Night, Live From New York, Sideways, The Stand, It, Private Parts. I definitely prefer non-fiction.
Ghostbusters, Jaws, Back to the Future (all three), Clerks, Good Will Hunting, Pulp Fiction, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and pretty much any Coen Brothers flick.
Mad Men, South Park, Shameless, It's Always Sunny, The Sopranos, Lost, Seinfeld, Entourage, Impractical Jokers, MST3K, The X-Files, 30 Rock, Parks & Rec, Shark Tank and Saved by the Bell (don't judge!)
U2, Bruce Springsteen, Ben Folds, The Beatles, The Killers, Franz Ferdinand, The Vaccines, Ween, Green Day, Van Morrison, Two Door Cinema Club, Young the Giant, The Beach Boys, Coldplay, The Dead Milkmen, Elsinore, Tenacious D ... pretty much anything but post 1985 country.
2. Canon DSLR
5. A nice whiskey