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billgrahammusic

26 M Decatur, GA

My Details

Last Online
Today – 4:41am
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 1″ (1.86m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Smokes
No
Drinks
Rarely
Drugs
Often
Religion
Agnosticism
Sign
Education
Dropped out of space camp
Job
Art / Music / Writing
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, and doesn’t want any
Pets
Has cats
Speaks
English

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My self-summary
Jazz pianist, contemporary-classical composer, sci-fi geek, introverted, bookish, indoorsy, intellectual pothead
What I’m doing with my life
I teach piano lessons, I play gigs, I write advanced intellectual modern classical music and put it in a desk drawer. I write and record progressive/psychedelic/pop records at home overdubbing all of the instruments and vocals myself, and then don't play them for anybody. I play cocktail piano in the back corners of restaurants and surreptitiously aid digestion. I smoke a lot of herb.

I've taken a few years off from college in order to work, but I'm getting ready to go back and take a few classes in the fall, and I can't wait.
I’m really good at
Music theory, analog synthesis, useless trivia, making puns, wordplay in general, I suppose I would be remiss not to mention the guitar, bass, and drums, all of which I do play quite well, even if keyboards are my main thing. If you want, you can hear me at http://billgraham.bandcamp.com
The first things people usually notice about me
Everybody tells me I look like a college professor.

My very dry sense of humour.

That I am an "old soul," and just how out of my element I am in this bizarre modern world.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Typical sci-fi classics like The Foundation Trilogy, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, A Canticle for Leibowitz, 1984, Dune, etc. I read tons of Tolkein when I was younger, but have trouble getting much into other Fantasy (although I have recently been devouring the Song of Ice and Fire books, so there's that.) Christopher Moore is absolutely hysterical, including how the ends of his books tend to melt into complete acid trips. I read lots of dry, technical music theory books too.

For TV, I love Star Trek and it's descendants. I started by accidentally flipping to Voyager one night in 1996 on my little UHF tv in my bedroom, was immediately hooked, and very rapidly got into all of the other series. I'm also big on old Dr. Who (I'll take any of the classic era Doctors, particularly Tom Baker, over any of the 2005- ones any day, though I do like nuWho too,) the new Battlestar Galactica, Babylon 5 and the mytharc episodes of The X Files. Outside of that, I really dig Frasier, Seinfield, Curb Your Enthusiasm, the current BBC Sherlock series, Breaking Bad, and, whenever I can catch it, Jeapordy. Also, Monty Python's Flying Circus is just monumentally, inexpressibly brilliant. I recently watched through The Prisoner (1967,) which was really fantastic. I spent countless hours in high school watching Iron Chef (the real one, not the american version,) and Good Eats. I just discovered Parks and Recreation and I'm loving it. It's hilarious, but it's also such a warm, sweet show, and I find myself really invested in the characters.

I tend to like older movies. I'm a major Woody Allen fan, particularly from maybe Sleeper or Love and Death all the way up through Deconstructing Harry. My favorite of his conventional films is Hannah and Her Sisters, and probably my favorite overall is Stardust Memories. I can't overstate how much I love The Marx Brothers. Harpo was my childhood hero, I very much learned my sense of irreverence and refusal to buy into the societal norms that are expected of us from him. Also, 2001 is an astoundingly beautiful film. I love great direction and cinematography, and I will always prefer "in camera" visual effects to their computer generated counterparts. I have a large place in my heart for sci-fi classics like Planet of the Apes, all of the old Trek pictures, but especially II III and IV, the Star Wars trilogy (which I first saw all in one go on TV when I was staying home sick from kindergarten and half delirious with food poisoning. That was some major, world shattering shit, man,) Alien, etc.

The short version: jazz, classical, 60s pop

The long version: Frank Zappa (all important, cannot be overstated how much I learned from Zappa on the subject of what it truly means to be a serious composer totally dedicated to one's craft,) The Beach Boys, The Beatles, J.S. Bach, L.v. Beethoven, Igor Stravinsky, Arnold Schoenberg, Todd Rundgren, Stevie Wonder (particularly from 71 to 76,) Miles Davis, Keith Jarrett (greatest pianist who will ever live,) Wayne Shorter, Bill Evans, Charlie Parker, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Joe Zawinul, Weather Report, Steely Dan, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Joni Mitchell, Pat Metheny, Marvin Gaye, Motown in general, Paul Mccartney's solo records (but not really any of the other guys solo records besides All Things Must Pass,) Terry Riley, John McLaughlin and Shakti. Almost always on vinyl. There are many more, but these are the most important ones to me.

My radio literally never leaves NPR. I'm kind of reeling from the loss of My Word from my Friday night drive home. Sunday nights are the best, what with the TED radio hour, This American Life, Radiolab, and Pipe Dreams.

There isn't really a section for this, but I'm a total sucker for anything the classic BBC Radiophonic Workshop had a hand in. I recently listened to (and really enjoyed) an early 70s BBC radio adaptation of Asimov's Foundation Trilogy.

Italian is great, as are pretty much every Asian cuisine I've run across (Thai, Indian, hell, I have to admit a fondness for American Chinese food too.) I'll probably always have a soft spot for killer hot wings, and a good, medium rare steak. I also love to cook (and am very good at it, I must say,) but it can be kind of depressing to just cook for myself. I'd love to cook for you though!

I'm not a heavy drinker, but traditionally I've liked IPA's, and vodka tonics. Recently I've been starting to get into bourbon.
The six things I could never do without
My fingers
My bong (and a nice Indica to pack it with)
Sweater vests
Pet Sounds
The art of fugue
The rite of spring
On a typical Friday night I am
Finishing up teaching for the week, and then heading either heading to go play a gig, or heading home. I don't hang out in bars unless I'm getting paid to play there.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have issues with anxiety and social phobia, so meeting and relating to people can be very difficult for me.

Just to get this out of the way, my last girlfriend had some severe sexual psychological hang-ups, and due to my very feminist upbringing (my grandma had a radical feminist radio show in New York City in the early 60s, was an original bra-burner, etc,) I felt (and feel) like it would have been totally gross, mysogonyst, and shallow to leave her just because she wasn't sleeping with me. That lasted a few years, and it's been another few years since. All that is to say that its been a proverbial minute for me, and might take me a little while to get back into the swing of things, so to speak.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 24–35
  • Near me
  • For long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
you are exceptionally intelligent, and aren't afraid to let your geek flag fly.

If a night in is always more appealing than a night out.

If mainstream contemporary culture turns you off in a major way.

If your idea of a good time involves quietly reading books together.

If you can teach me to Grok in fullness.