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  • Ages 24-37
  • Near me
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Last online
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6' 4" (1.93m)
Body Type
Average build
Post grad
My self-summary
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I'm idealistic and intellectually curious, and I'd like to meet someone who shares those traits. I like people who are interested in wrangling with big ideas.

I am: Introverted. Skeptical of most authority figures. Serious-minded and sincere. Complexly funny in an "I didn't expect that to come out of this guy's mouth" sort of way.
What I’m doing with my life
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I'm a composer -- I write music for orchestras and string quartets and that sort of thing. I also play viola. I play guitar and sing in a rock band that makes quirky pop songs (sort of like the Pixies or the Shins, although our next record is moving in an even poppier direction). I moved to Columbus a few years ago after going to grad school in San Diego, and I teach music at one of the colleges here.

I also work as a writer and editor -- I started with a Blogspot site and eventually turned that into a job. I did that full-time before I got my teaching gig.
I’m really good at
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Writing funny songs, solving logic puzzles, taking tests.

I'm becoming a pretty good teacher. I think the secret to teaching older students is this: 95 percent lesson, five percent jokes. If you get the ratio right, your students will have fun, and they'll probably learn a lot. You don't even have to be particularly funny. They'll appreciate the effort.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm tall, and I look like I'm lost in thought most of the time. Before I grew a beard, someone told me I looked like I'd walked in off the set of "A Beautiful Mind." I wasn't sure whether or not to take that as a compliment.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Haruki Murakami, Kurt Vonnegut, David Foster Wallace, Matt Taibbi, Natsuo Kirino, Paul Auster, cultural criticism and books about politics. Murakami is my favorite -- so dreamlike and down-to-earth at the same time.

Movies: Blue Velvet, Mulholland Dr., Idiocracy, Delicatessen, No Country For Old Men, Cabin in the Woods, Silence of the Lambs, Office Space, Memento. I really like horror films, too, and it's great to find a non-awful one.

Music: Joanna Newsom, Talking Heads, Arcade Fire, the Pixies, Pavement, Melt Banana, Teenage Fanclub, Wire, Lungfish, the Chills, '60s Motown, post-punk, modern classical music, medieval music, Beethoven. Recently I've listened to a lot of Kate Bush and Youth Lagoon.

TV: Arrested Development, The Daily Show, The Office UK, House of Cards.

Food: Vietnamese, Thai, Southern California Mexican, really anything with cilantro and flavor. I like meat, but I don't eat it all that much. I also love junk food -- there's a time and place for it.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
A guitar, my little brothers and sister, Clif Bars, knockoff Diet Coke (this is getting embarrassing), free time to work on my own projects, musicians to write for.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Music, social trends, baseball (although that last isn't something we need to have in common). I can stare at a map forever and be fascinated by places I'll probably never actually visit, particularly northern places like Whitehorse or Nuuk. I recently took a trip to Iceland that satisfied that curiosity a bit.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Playing in a concert, or going to one. Traveling somewhere. Or sometimes working.
You should message me if
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You like art, you're liberal and you care about other people and about what you're doing with your life. I'm interested in meeting new friends, too, as long as we're all upfront about what we're looking for.