Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Oh, dear. I'm a writer, but ask me to write about myself, and I go
blank. Speechless (a rare occurrence). But, here goes. Life-long
New Yorker who moved—kicking and screaming— to LA about ten years
ago...closer to 15, now that I think about it. Much to my surprise
(and my east coast friends, who started a pool predicting my
return) I've come to really love it here.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
In a bit of a transition. My decision to cast my career at the
nexus of music and journalism didn't quite pan out as planned (had
a good run, but work that I enjoyed became harder and harder to
find—and started paying less and less), so I've made a move into
television and back to my first love, writing.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'd like to say writing. I think I can swing a pretty good
sentence, but I'll leave that decision to you. Also a pretty good
cook, better-than-average DJ, and able to tell a joke.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My intelligence and sense of humor. Next, they express amazement at
my extraordinarily large......vocabulary.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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This changes day to day, sometimes hour by hour. Probably best to
just list when I've read, heard and seen recently. Movies: Saw The
Master (in 70mm at the Dome) It's a big, impressive work, but still
haven't really processed it. Searching For Sugarman, a wonderful
documentary about Rodriguez, a singer/songwriter who had no impact
in the States, but became at superstar (without his knowledge) in
South Africa. On cable: Bringing Up Baby, Night of the Hunter, the
lesser-known silent comedians (Fatty Arbuckle, Ben Turpin, Charley
Chase) that have been showing up on TCM Thursday nights. TV: 30
Rock, Modern Family, Fringe, Treme, Top Chef, Pawn Stars. Books:
Big fan of Don DiLillo and Philip Roth; went through a stretch
where I read Jane Austen, Edith Wharton, and Henry James. Love
mysteries and detective stories: Chandler (The Long Goodbye is one
of the best books about Southern California), McDonald, Michael
Connelly from LA; Ian Rankin and Georges Simenon from Europe. Not a
fan of the Millennium Trilogy books. Think Lisbeth Sandaler is a
great character, but, Larsson is not much of a storyteller; the
plots are clunky and the writing pedestrian. My taste in music?
Think an edgier and broader KCRW; from electronic dance music to
Gregorian chants and much in between. Also love live music, from a
small club the Bowl. Hope this clears things up.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
a well-written book
the love of a good woman
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Easier to say I spend a lot of time thinking: Politics, art, books,
movies, music, why would anyone own a toy dog, what is it about
BMWs that attracts asshole drivers, etc.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
There really is no typical Friday. Could be out seeing a band,
having dinner with friends, at the Arclight, or just home,
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Will not be admitted here. I usually wait for a face to face
meeting for that.
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