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48 M Oakland, CA

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Last Online
Jul 21
5′ 10″ (1.78m)
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Working on space camp
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Has a kid
Likes dogs and has cats

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My self-summary
45% Oscar 45% Felix 10% Maude

ex-zinester would love to meet someone that enjoys, watching amazing/bad/absurd films, listening to crazy/wicked music, exploring urban/wilderness terrains and searching for pop culture relics.

I'm passionate about sharing my knowledge and enthusiasm of music, literature, nature, film, history and art.

Favorite strolling activities include record/book stores, (almost extinct) yard sales, flea markets and thrift stores, I could spend hours going through other people's trash, Oscar the Grouch was an early influence.

I dig the shared experience feeling of movies/music/museums. I love getting together with friends and playing dj, and taking long hikes to no particular place.

I've been accused of wanting to live in a previous decade but then I couldn't enjoy all of the different styles of fashion, architecture, art, music or films that our current times offer.

I share custody of my son with my ex-wife, we've been separated for two years and divorced for one. My son is with me for one week then with his mother for the next. This arrangement helps me enjoy the adult side of life for a week before i'm back to fort building, lizard hunting and nerf battles.

I'm looking for a woman to share my passions with, someone who collects stuff (but not a hoarder) someone who gets swept up by a newly discovered song and just has to have me listen to it, someone to whisper observations to, someone who wants to share that amazing something that happened the other day. Basically a friend and lover... "i think it's so groovy now people are finally getting together." I know tall order but you're out there right? We keep bumping into each other at the antique fair and the paramount classic movie fridays so lets stop and have a beer or a stroll and get to know each other.

If you can teach me how to cook that would be gravy....
What I’m doing with my life
Raising my son, which is a full time job but one I live for, I rise and shine to see his smile.

I've been teaching for 18 years. Whew! I've taught from pre-K to 8th grade and enjoy teaching 5 year olds best. It's such an important and magical age, I love what I do.

Discovering new ways to engage children and ignite their curiosity.

spontaneously traveling around the california park system

Reading online summaries of other people's lives, searching for you.
I’m really good at
- getting lost
- herding cats
- creating experiences
- reciprocating
- staying up late
- sleeping in
- getting in gear
- feeding exotic pets
- mispeeling
- making mixed music tapes/cd's/podcasts
- bringing it on home
- nesting
The first things people usually notice about me
the glide in my stride and the dip in my hip.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: A walk on the wild side. Algren Journey to the end of the night. Celine, Camus, Gide, pop culture books, bios, pulp trashy stuff, LOVE to read!

Movies: Mon Oncle, Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf?, Fitzcarraldo, Yojimbo, Eat the Rich, Faster Pussycat... Kill! Kill!, Lemonade Joe, Female Trouble, and Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster.

I’m such a music junkie that my ipod is exclusively loaded with music I’ve downloaded from music sharing blogs. These blogs upload out of print recordings to share with like-minded enthusiasts. So I’m constantly being surprised while listening to my ipod by songs I’ve never heard before. The down side of all of this “free” music is that I don’t get a chance to hear current music unless someone sends me a link or, heaven forbid a mix-tape.

1. Come Back to This Heart of Mine - Hal Lone Pine & Betty Cody - On the Trail of the Lonesome Pine.
Talk about synchronicity. “You went away and left this morning. You didn’t wait till the day was dawning, you must have been out of your mind. A great little country ditty crammed into just over2 mins with fiddles, e-lic-tric gui-tars and a rollicking barroom piano. A bear family reissue.

2. Betsy Ross and the Flag/Everybody Wants to Be an Art Director - Stan Freberg - The United States Of America, Vol. 1: The Early Years
When Calen was born I would say up and listen to Stan hosting Old Time Radio. A veritable who’s who of voice over legends, Paul Frees, Walter Tetley, June Foray and of course Stan. Great stuff, clever with Billy May conducting the orchestra.

3. Our Day Will Come - Jimmy Castor - Hey Leroy, Your Mama's Callin' You Smaltzy song by a somewhat novelty band that were comprised of excellent musicians and the multi-talented Castor. This is one of his first records and it’s fantastic, the title track is a humorous standout. Jimmy would hang around for a couple of decades finally hitting it big with “The Bertha Butt Boogie.”

4. Bonnie And Clyde - Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot - Les AnnÇes PsychÇdÇliques With intoxicating hiccup background vocals and Serge’s trademark indifferent vocal delivery, and the inclusion of Brigitte Bardot make Bonnie and Clyde is quintessential Gainsbourg.

5. Haunted Mansion - Disneyland - See Hear Read–along record
“Bing! Turn the page.” A story tour of Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion. One guy doing all the voices probably the same recording they still use on the real tour. Great artifact, my mp3 recording is nice and poppy just like a kiddie record should.

6. Vegetables - The Beach Boys - Smiley Smile
“Im gonna keep well my vegetables, cart off and sell my vegetables.” Accompanied only by a steady bassline their heavenly vocals soar through this incredible song. Listen for the vocal chorus from I'm Waiting For The Day near the end. Brian uses several sound effects such as bottle blowing, carrot chomping, and celery crunching to keep the beat. Brilliant.

7. When A Man Loves A Woman - Lou Rawls - I Can't Make It Alone : The Axelrod Years
Never liked the song or Lou Rawls for that matter, makes me think of baby blue ruffled tuxedos. But, and this is not a song endorsement, his pairing with producer David Axlerod contains several gems, most notably a cover of You Made Me So Very Happy.

8. Here I Go Again – Whitesnake – Whitesnake
Busted! I can explain, no it would only sound contrite. I confess, there is hair metal fist pumping power ballads on my pod.

9. Aa dekhen jara (edit) - R.D. Burman feat. Asha Bhosle and Kishore Kumore - Sitar beat vol.2
Bollywoods answer to Ennio Morricone. R. D. Burman scored hundreds of Bollywoods films. This particular track has it all. Moogs, tabla breaks, swirling strings and the incomparable Kishore Kumore and her stratospheric delivery. Funky and strange, just what the doctor ordered.

10. I'll Never Fall in Love Again - Sly & the Family Stone - Dance to the Music Sounding like a cross between motown and deep soul, Sly's signature brass and vocal arrangements give a glimpse of his funky transformation. The album cover shows a straight looking Sly and Family lounging on the strange structure near the bandstand on Oakland Lake Merritt.

11. Lady - T. Rex - The Slider [Deluxe Edition Disc 1]
Simple, straightforward, sexy rock n roll! The Slider is one of my favorite records, especially the deluxe reissue. It has Marc running through the songs on acoustic guitar. A great guitar player and possessor of one of the finest rock yells. Amazing.

12. Viola Lee Blues - Grateful Dead - O'Keefe Centre, Toronto ONT, Canada, 1967-08-04
The Ipod outs another Deadhead. This song/version brings out the best/worst of the dead depending on the listener. Transcendent playing, mind boggling bad vocals, and yet even more transcendent clusternoise. I’ve come to the conclusion that it was Phil that drove this band, for almost twenty minutes he lights fires under Jerry’s ass, encourages Bill and Mickey to space-out and initiates a free jazz eruption. Jerry does not disappoint. Classic Dead.

13. I Can't Get Next to You – Mongo Santamaría - What It Is! Funky Soul and Rare Grooves
Let’s hear it for the cowbell! Mongo’s specialty was the Latinized cover song, his biggest being Watermelon Man. On this track we hear Mongo’s band in a turbo-charged version of the 4 Tops classic, trading fours and boogalooing.

14. Get Out of My Life Woman - Grassella Oliphant - What It Is! Funky Soul and Rare Grooves
Out of 25 gigs of music I get two in a row from the same compilation. Not to worry, this slow burner builds into a funky soul four alarmer! This breakbeat classic is from his grass is greener lp.

15. Godzilla (Gojira) – Godzilla - Sound Effect of Godzilla (CD1)
Almost 5 minettes of Godzilla roars. I’m such a geek that I listened for 3min trying to pick up audio differences in the roars, there are. The sound effects people of Toho created Godzilla’s spine tingling roar by rubbing a leather gloved hand up and down cello strings.

16. >Constipation Blues - Screamin' Jay Hawkins – Foodnblues
An unfortunate song that has Screamin’ Jay grunting and plea - making for the duration of the song, and yes he does “let it go.”

17. The Pygmy Taxi Corporation - Raymond Scott - Manhattan Research Inc (CD2) From a triple cd set that’s chock full of mid sixties commercials featuring futuristic sounds comes this cover of a tune he had written and performed in his 30’s – 40’s cartoon heyday. The tune bears little similarity to the original but is interesting and enjoyable in its new whimsical computer-beeping rendition.

18. Jagger The Dagger - Eugene Mcdaniels - Headless Heroes of The Apocalypse (Full Album)
Sampled by a Tribe Called Quest this is a monster! From the heavy funky beginning to the sexually driven vocals it’s a horny nod to “the devil dance.” The album was issued in the on atlantic in 1971 only to be pulled immediately because of it’s sexual and political themes.

19. Intro Rollo The Railroad Train - Selma Rich Brody - Be A Train
“Want to ride with me? You can be my locomotive, just slip on your head and we’ll be a train together.” Ahhh the innocence of children’s records. Selma sang and narrated several kiddie lps in my collection. She can be stern and chipper at the same time, with terrific results everytime. Good sample material for mixed tapes.

20. Give Me Your Love – Curtis Mayfield- Superfly
Loving music…oh yeah. Just don’t envision Superfly kissin’ you with his bushy mustache, or maybe you do. Love the conga percussion heavy breathin’ intro.

21. The Moon Is Blue - Frank Comstock - Project Comstock Music From Outer Space
One of the classic space-age bachelor pad recordings incorporating space related music with out of this world originals. He used such space-age musical instruments as the theremin, the electric violin (played by Elliott Fisher), and the novachord to great effect.

22. Bonus 7 - Mike Sammes & The Mike Sammes Singers - Music For Biscuits Jaunty, groovy advertising jingles from the Mike Sammes Singers. This is a bonus track and seeing that I downloaded it, I don’t have the tracks title. They keep singing about “a bright new world, think pink!” They are from Britain so that could be the reason I don’t recognize a product name.

23. Eight Miles High - The Soulful Strings - Paint It Black
Magnificent middle-eastern flavored version of The Byrds classic. The Soulful Strings were a perennial on the cover lp circuit churning out funk fueled arrangements of the then current big hits. I have found several blogs dedicated to the “strings” (living, 101, hollyridge, soulful) records of the 60’s.

24. Zebra walk - charles kynard - charles kynard
Man, this is some funky stuff right here. Bernard Purdie the drummer on this session tears it up on this song, doing more with a hi-hat and a snare than Neal Pert could do on his massive set. Modal grooves featuring Kynard on organ and Grant Green on guitar, Houston Pearson on tenor and Jimmy Lewis on Fender bass. Fun-Key!

25. Baby let me take you in my arms - DETROIT EMERALDS - Do Me Right
From the guitar intro to the bouncy bass line this is a certified floor filler. On the Westbound label this track reached #23 on billboards top 100 in 1973. The Detroit Emeralds were an amazing vocal group that had some soul/disco success in the 70’s.
The six things I could never do without
My Son
papermate ball point pen (the iphone almost replaces this but there's something about the feel of this pen while writing that is simply irreplaceable)
swiss army knife
I spend a lot of time thinking about
- if the box of cheese-its in the freezer is chilled enough
- being a fun Dad
- why there isn't 27 hrs in a day
- how people could have their name associated with cinematic crap like Open Season 2
- why I watch cinematic crap like Open Season 2 when I could be watching The Crippled Masters
- how i can stop my cat from peeing ON her catbox instead of IN
On a typical Friday night I am
exhalling after the work week
playing pinball at the lucky juju
listening to music
checking out first fridays with an open container
watching a movie with friends at home
having a beer at the stork club
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
i need someone with a truck to help me move my comic book collection from my mother's basement.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 30–46
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
you're into pop culture, vintage styles, liberal, creative, enjoy learning, living, and just a woman.