NYCajun
39 New York, NY
Join today
Find great matches with our advanced matching system!
NYCajun
Join today
Find great matches with our advanced matching system!
My self-summary
I grew up just outside of New Orleans and have lived in NYC for fifteen years.

I'm a pretty laid back person and it takes a lot to rile me. That's not to say that I can't be passionate about the things I care about. I've been known to go on for quite a while about French New Wave Cinema, it's importance on 70's American film and it's ramifications on 90's Indie film.

A good friend described me as an Optimistic Cynic. I mostly agree with that assessment except I would actually reverse it and say I'm more of a Cynical Optimist. Meaning that I'm usually a fairly upbeat and hopeful person but also realistic, to put it nicely, in my expectations. Does that make a lick of sense?

Finally, and most importantly, I have two teenage kids who live with me part time and are the biggest part of who I am as a person. They're the two coolest, weirdest people I know. Being their dad, and being a fantastic dad, is huge part of life and makes me who I am.

So yeah, that's my spiel.
What I’m doing with my life
Running on a tuff gnarl.

Trying to figure out how to squeeze 36 hours into a day.

I work as a freelance editor cutting mainly commercials and music videos. I also have my own production company and I'm constantly working on at least one or two side projects.
I’m really good at
Knowing a lot of useless knowledge about a lot of things, I'm basically a ringer when it comes to bar trivia. Giving advice to friends that I should probably take myself. Making people laugh. Fixing a damn good cup of coffee. Planning meals/parties/group vacations. Using either old fashioned phrases or good ole southernisms in typical conversations.
The first things people usually notice about me
If I had to guess, it's that I look younger than I am. I always say my age doesn't fit me. I look 5 years younger on the outside but feel 5 years older on the inside.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Music: Sonic Youth, Pixies, Mogwai, Kurt Vile, Primal Scream, Explosions in the Sky, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Oneida, The Rolling Stones, Mike Watt, Radiohead, Stereolab, The Flaming Lips, Archers of Loaf, Yo La Tengo, Spiritualized, Broken Social Scene, Jesus & Mary Chain, Public Enemy, Pavement, Earlimart, film soundtracks, My Bloody Valentine, Ty Segall, The Melvins, Daft Punk, Sleep, The Velvet Underground, etc....
I recently got a pristine first pressing of the Rolling Stone's Beggars Banquet for $25 that's my new "most prized possession."
I go see as many live shows as I can, usually a few a month.

Films: Kubrick, Truffaut, Malick, Aronofsky, Godard, Paul Thomas Anderson, Hitchcock, Tarantino, Coen Brothers, Sidney Lumet, David Fincher, Spike Jonze, Michel Gondry, Stan Brakhage, Edgar Wright, tons more and the movie Oscar with Sylvester Stallone. Seriously that movie cracks me up.

TV: The Knick may be the best filmmaking regardless of screen size. Community, Simpsons, True Detective, Archer, Goldbergs, Gravity Falls, Steven Universe, Mad Men, House of Cards, Game of Thrones, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Veep, Man Seeking Woman, The Daily Show - if I don't watch it the day it airs I won't watch it. I'm weird like that.

Books: Film Books, Don DeLillo, Michael Chabon, Kafka, Phillip K. Dick, Jim Thompson, Flannery O'Connor, Borges. A Visit from the Goon Squad & Super Sad True Love Story have been two of my more recent favorites.

Food: Just coming off a year long vegetarian diet that I did in solidarity with my daughter. Gotta say, I really missed fried chicken. A lot.
The six things I could never do without
movies, coffee, nice weather, big old cities, music, and of course my kiddos.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Various ideas for scripts, short films, music videos, etc.
How to replicate the traits of analog film into digital media with ease in order to manipulate it in unique ways.
Should I buy tickets to that band's show now or wait until it gets closer to the show? Usually I just break down and buy them now.
What was that thing I said to remind myself to do today?
On a typical Friday night I am
depends on the Friday night. Some nights I may be at a small, comfortable bar having a few beers with friends and telling stories. Another Friday I may be stuck at work trying to meet a nearly impossible deadline or at home writing away. I might have a few friends over to hang out. Or simply sitting on the couch watching a movie.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
you mean other than having an appreciation for a Sylvester Stallone comedy?

Chances are if I look at somebody's profile the first thing I read is the movies/music/books section. I think you can tell a lot about person by their taste, not good or bad but compatibility.
You should message me if
The idea of hanging out with someone who is pretty comfortable with his life and likes doing things like going see bands, hanging out in small bars, or simply spending a lazy day curled up on the couch watching movies is appealing to you.
More