Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
“We need to make books cool again. If you go home with somebody and
they don’t have books, don’t fuck them.”
- John Waters
I am a deep thinker and a lover of music and the written word. I
prefer pubs to bars, bikes to cars, and I believe there is really
nothing finer than spending a long warm night in June in a canoe
under the moonlight with good company.
What I’m doing with my life
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I picked up a couple of degrees in philosophy and psychology and
then was shocked to discover that that 'aint payin' the bills...so
I'm currently in the process of applying to civil
I'm definitely not doing the right amount of practicing right now,
but developing musically and sharing that with others is very high
on the permanent list of stuff my life is about.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Seeing the best, making the most, finding the bright side.
I've been involved in running small publications for many years and
I like to consider myself a very proficient reader, writer, and
editor. I am good at sizing things up and figuring things out. I am
not nearly so good at playing my banjo.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Loud laugh, big smile, nice hat?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I realized last year that I had not seriously engaged with fiction
in a long time, so I decided to make a point of devouring some
classics during the summer. By far the best I read was Joseph
Conrad's Nostromo and The Secret Agent, both of which are so easy
to recommend. Also, if you haven't read Moby Dick, hey - you could
read Moby Dick. It's a pretty great book.
Old favourites are Pierre Berton, Christopher Hitchens, Slavoj
Zizek, Charles Bukowski, Ernest Hemingway, Friedrich Nietzsche,
Albert Camus, Dr. Hunter Thompson, Carl Sagan. Well shit, why am I
just realizing for the first time that this list is all dead white
men? Uh I guess if you have a suggestion to expand my horizons here
that would be a good thing. (Oops, apologies to Mr. Zizek - not
dead yet! Very white, though...)
The Blues Brothers, Dr. Strangelove, Vertigo, Empire Strikes Back,
The Pink Panther (Peter Sellers), Tucker & Dale vs Evil, Let
The Right One In
Usually watch news and documentaries (<3 Frontline) rather than
fiction. All time favourites include Yes Minister, The Simpsons,
and South Park. Actually I've always had a huge soft spot for King
of the Hill as the most incisive take on American culture and if
you feel the same way, we should probably do that binge-watch
thing. I'm so down.
I do a weekly psychedelic music hour on the local community FM
station, and so I am always rooting around for new (or old) trippy
tunes. I like to break out of the western guitar rock paradigm but
it always seems to draw me back in. RIP Dio!
I've been known to BBQ up a storm but there's really nothing better
than a truly fine pasta with cream sauce. The more seasons I go
through the more I enjoy eating seasonally, with fall squash and
summer asparagus being two big favourites.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Clean, cold, high-quality H2O
Music in my heart and on my mind
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
These days, electrons. Which is...pretty cool.
In general: Ethics, astronomy, the weather where I am
(fascinating), something Simpsons related.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Playing video/board games with friends or watching something
interesting during the winter, Gone Campin' in the fair weather
Or at a movie. Lets go see something weird at the Princess cinema.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Is that I am convinced my brain is basically mostly dedicated at a
fundamental level to tangentially connecting whatever the current
context I am experiencing is to a Simpsons episode, somehow.
You should message me if
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