I don't have much time these days to meet new people outside a close-knit group of friends. So I installed the internet, and pressed play. I'm looking for someone who is also very goal-driven and into their work, hobby, and life in general. I guess that would rule out the nihilists. A good documentary on this is The Big Lebowski, I recommend it highly.
If you know any of the authors or musicians below, that's a good place to start. If you don't, at least look one up on Wikipedia, and pretend you do. Fake it till you make it.
I enjoy silly conversation with intelligent people much more than intelligent conversation with silly people.