I'm Jake. I live in Silverlake-ish now, was in NYC before that. I'm a writer, comedy person, cartoonist, musician, and filmmaker. I have a personality.
Here are some things I do too much: argue, buy books and records, drink coffee, and start new projects.
Here are some things I don't do enough: read, write, go outside, and finish projects.
What I’m doing with my life
I work at a video game company as a survival gig, trying my best to blend in because I'm not a gamer at all myself. Working on my own creative projects when I can. Hanging out at the beach or going to shows the rest of the time. YOU KNOW, COOL STUFF.
I’m really good at
Spelling/grammar (but I don't correct people), making with the quips, crafting playlists, knowing obscure things about movies and rock and roll, karaoke, illustration and graphic design, playing guitar and bass, being fun.
The first things people usually notice about me
According to a recent poll, it's my eyes and my style.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Kafka, Seuss, Self, Chandler, Dostoevsky, Vonnegut, Twain, Pynchon, and pretty much any biography about a comedian or rock star.
Movies: I'm a hardcore film geek, so this is tough to narrow down. But I love Lynch, Jarmusch, Kubrick, Wilder, Altman, Herzog, both Andersons and the Coen Brothers, and I'm a big-time horror fan. That's probably enough for now.
TV: Twin Peaks, MST3K, The Muppet Show, The Twilight Zone, Ren & Stimpy, The Kids in the Hall, Strangers With Candy, The Office (UK version OF COURSE) and Seinfeld are my all-times. The current ones I'm into are Last Man On Earth, Nathan for You and House of Cards.
Music: Again, we'll be here all night if I start listing... I should probably come clean right up front and admit that my favorite band is Phish. If that's a problem for you, it's a pity but if you get it you get it. Other favorites: Björk, Mike Patton, The Clash, Prince, Devo, Talking Heads, Ween, Tom Waits, Melvins, P-Funk, The Velvet Underground, The Flaming Lips and lots and lots of jazz (Miles, Coltrane, Herbie, that whole gang).
Food: I'm working on weaning myself off animals, but other than that, I'm good with everything. Square One for breakfast, Fred 62 for lunch. Love a good Thai place.
I'm also a podcast person. WTF, Comedy Bang Bang, Who Charted, U Talkin' U2 to Me, Doug Loves Movies, and as they used to say on the Time-Life commercials, "many more."
The six things I could never do without
Music, satire, dogs, art, people who get it, and bourbon (because what's an OKC profile without the obligatory bourbon shout-out, right?).
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Cartoons, monsters, political and existential matters.
On a typical Friday night I am
Hanging out with a small group of friends, or watching Bill Maher
and getting all riled up.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have probably vomited in public more times than is normal.
You should message me if
You feel like it?