deereed
48 Chicago, IL
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My self-summary
Tall, witty, bookish creative director and wanderer. PhD in French/African literatures, which I'm putting to very good use as a creative director. Well-traveled and appropriately cynical. Think they're making up things we've all heard before. Edgy yet warm. A laughnik full of agitprop, pepper and spasms of poetry. It only gets better from there. Whee.
What I’m doing with my life
Trying to make sure it's careening around in an appropriately unpredictable and surprising way.
I’m really good at
Words. Wit. Work. Wok.
The first things people usually notice about me
My height.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books:

Baudelaire, Cocteau, Apollinaire, Genet, Cummings, Verlaine, Rimbaud, Proust, Gide, Wilde, Capote, Miller, Woolf, Djuna Barnes, Houellebecq, Beckett, Kourouma, Diabaté, Bukowski, Amis, O'Connor, Flaubert, Kafka, Jarry, Breton, Süskind, Kerouac, Burroughs, Ballard, Lovecraft, Poe, Burgess, Edward Gorey, Nin, Rabelais, Clarke, Grillet, Duras, Calvin and Hobbes... I think you get the idea.

Music:

Cash, Clash, VU/Lou Reed, Bowie, Tapes n' Tapes, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Interpol, aMiniature, Spoon, Wilco, Kristeen Young, Smiths, Neil Young, Placebo, the motherfucking Beatles, Nirvana, Kate Bush, Steel Pulse, Grace Jones, Bach, Debussy, Bartok, Talking Heads, XTC, Kate Bush, Joy Division, Kills, Gang of Four, Billie Holiday, Edith Piaf, Les Rita Mitsouko, Leonard Cohen, Warren Zevon, Sonic Youth, Arcade Fire, Neko Case, Niko, fucking Boston!, The Lonesome Organist, New Order, Wesley Willis, Ambulance LTD, Replacements, Okkervil River, Pixies, Queen, Jayhawks, Loretta Lynn, Sex Pistols, Ramones, Tom Tom Club, Roxy Music, Kinks, Andrew Bird, Erik Satie, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Britten... And etc.

Films:

Lean, Hitchcock, Pakula, Scorsese, Truffaut, Waters... Oh this is silly. I like films high- and low-brow. They just have to be good. And you know what I mean.
The six things I could never do without
Fires
Highway 1
Crosswords
Mechanical pencil
Squid the cat
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The odd and the obscure. The superiority of animals. The unpolitical world. Kind strangers.
On a typical Friday night I am
At TGIFs, of course. Or the opera. Or a dive bar. Or church. Or King Spa!
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