What's in a name... there are worse things in life than being
called a "hipster" but I don't identify as one. I may occasionally
wear something that appears "hip" or go see an upcoming band, but I
see many many many bands, and well, that's enough talk about
hipsters! If only I could change my username... but how many of us
are in that boat?
I'm a Chicago native, music-a-holic, netflix watching, generally
silly guy who enjoys good conversation and company above all else.
Go out? Stay in? Fine with both.
Someone asked me why I signed up for OKC. It was a number of things
but the predominant one was just to see if/how it works. I'm sure
not everyone is completely honest with their responses, but it can
be a better starting point than "hello random stranger I just
happened to meet!" Plus, "hitting" on people does make you feel
kind of like a creep sometimes. :)
I work at a small local business and see the same four guys day in
and day out. Not a whole lot of meeting people going on for me
outside of bars these days.
This is my first experience here i realize from the outset that
it's a *flawed* system, like anything else. Sometimes the questions
you're forced to answer could go either way so I'm trying to keep
an open mind when viewing someone's profile and I'd hope you'd do
the same for me. It's the sum not the parts.
This lengthy salvo is also a tip off that I can ramble on and on
What I’m doing with my life
I've been the type to just let things come my way in life but am
learning more and more that you have to go out and get what you
want. I'm currently a jack of all trades at a vintage guitar shop
doing some web stuff, photography, copy writing and whatever else
needs to be done on a given day.
I’m really good at
I'm the artsy type so I tend to endlessly analyze things: music,
movies, design. This can drive some people crazy but I find these
types of conversations very engaging! I promise I'm fun despite
this habbit to disect things.
I love writing songs and playing music but I wish I had more time
and energy to spend on visual art.
The first things people usually notice about me
Physically, I'm pretty consistently told by complete strangers that
I have "nice eyes."
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I'll start with the music because that's closest to my heart. I
love smaller club shows (Emtpy Bottle, Schubas, Quenchers, Lincoln
Hall, SubT) and generally skip the festivals. I'm all about local
and DIY bands. The bigger names: The Kinks, Nick Cave, Sonic Youth,
Califone, Olivia Tremor Control, Velvet Underground, early Rolling
Stones, Andrew Bird, Greenhornes, Sam Cooke, Hacienda, The Animals,
Leonard Cohen, Giant Sand, Sleater-Kinney, Stephen Malkmus, Black
Keys, Beach Boys, Black Mountain/Pink Mountaintops, Fugazi, Bo
Diddley, Boris, Braid, Jawbreaker, Dead Meadow, Queens of the Stone
Age, PJ Harvey, Dungen, Elvis Costello, Flaming Lips, Godpseed You
Black Emperor, Low, Mark Lanegan, The Jesus Lizard, Stooges, TVotR,
The Who.... I think you get the idea by how bands I listed that I
I like film in the same way I like bands, that's to say by film
makers. Coen Brothers, Stanley Kubrick, Wes Anderson... I
appreciate style but I can enjoy anything if it's well put
together. This includes anything from old Buster Keaton films all
the way to Pinapple Express. I just saw "His Girl Friday" and it
shot right to the top of my favorite films.
When i watch TV it's usually PBS or the polar opposite, like It's
Always Sunny In Philadelphia. Parks & Rec might be my only
"can't miss" show. Oh yeah, and Craig Ferguson, Craig Ferguson,
Craig Ferguson, Craig Ferguson and Craig Ferguson.
If you've read a comic book or "graphic novel" +10 points! I grew
up as the art nerd, partially thanks to comics. Now I occasionally
read TPB collections. Right now I'm working on "Y: The Last Man."
The six things I could never do without
-friends and late night convo
-city life/stuff to do
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The places I want to visit! I haven't gotten around as much as I'd
hoped. Having friends around is all I really need to be happy
though so I'm not sweating it! Can't you just feel the love?
On a typical Friday night I am
Probably in a bar, hopefully one with a band, but am just as often
at home watching a movie. It's a really good night if you also
squeeze in a decent meal. If I treat myself in life it's usually
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
It's not private but...... people always give me a hard time for
not being an animal lover. My older brother was allergic to
anything deemed "cute" so I've never had pets.
You should message me if
You're single! I like low-pressure type first dates, or not even
calling them dates. The internet can only tell you so much about a
person so let's see if we can have a good awkward first date as
opposed to a bad awkward first date. :)
If you make stuff, you should definitely contact me. I used to be
pretty good at arguing, but I've tired of that. I'm more into
talking about making stuff!
If you can be silly, and you're down hanging with someone else who
You probably SHOULDN'T contact me if:
you go "tanning," listen to dave matthews or dispatch, or think
getting drunk is an activity in and of itself.