Really, though, I'm just a guy in my late twenties looking to move onto the next phase of life, wherever that might take me.
I can also be a rather snarky, cynical bastard (with a hopelessly romantic side) with a sense of humor that ranges from the deadpan to the dark to the simply absurd. A few biographical notes:
* I was born and raised in Redding, a city where old folks go to retire and young people go to start families.
* I spent three years in Chico after high school--two unsuccessful years at Chico State followed by a year of living in a punk house. (During my time at Chico State, I was also a DJ at campus radio station KCSC, an experience I continue to miss immensely.)
* I finally returned to school in 2007--first to finish up my GE at Shasta College, then to SF State in 2009, from which I graduated with a BA in Sociology in 2011. (During my time at SF State, I was also involved somewhat in organizing against budget cuts to education and participated in a few student coalitions which never quite got off the ground for various reasons.)
* I moved to Oakland in June of 2012 after deciding that life in SF was just too damn expensive.
I love to nerd out on matters both musical (subcultures, oral histories, the process of recording and production) and technological (Linux, FOSS, retro-computing, vintage hi-fi) in my spare time. I'm the kind of guy that will use a computer in order to use a computer.
That's most of it; now here's the rest of it.