jbisker
32 Brooklyn, NY
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My self-summary
Would be an otter, given choices along those lines.
What I’m doing with my life
Currently burning the candle at both ends and somewhere in the middle. Bike mechanic/activist, circus performer, vaudeville stage manager, brass band dance floor regular, urban planner, shield maiden of the Oxford comma, everyone's go-to-guy for planning their business venture or performance installation or bike co-op.
I’m really good at
Getting everyone dancing till the place feels giddy, making folks laugh, making your insane art performance go off with a bang, having excellent conversations, making out, running into people I know everywhere, singing songs, leaping while I look, getting people to love riding bikes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
The Night Circus, 100%, Cloud Atlas, The Thin Man, The Dispossessed, Hark! A Vagrant, The History of Love, The Stranger, The Iliad, Bel Canto, The Night Circus, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, more and more and more.

We Are the Best, Linda Linda Lina, Charlie Chaplin films, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Totoro, Tampopo, Willow, lots and lots and lots.

Arrested Development, Treme, the Muppet Show, Louie.

Music is a giant mixed bag full of awesomeness. A Slavic Soul Party record is playing as I type this; before that it was Talking Heads, Tribe Called Quest, Louis Armstrong, Fela, more and more. Recent great shows I went to (excluding friends' bands) were Kermit Ruffins, the Magnetic Fields, Little Feat, and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Plus lots of dance and circus.
The six things I could never do without
My sister, cats, New Orleans, organizing, green spaces, dancing, and bikes. (It's seven things, not six, meh.)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Helping other artists make art, public spaces and sustainability, and how to beat my grandmother at Backgammon.
On a typical Friday night I am
overcommitted and happy and biking all over town, from a warehouse party to a planning meeting to an all-night awesome something somewhere else.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I was in a Charmin toilet paper commercial as a child in which, after running away to the candy store, I deliver the line "Why is your toilet paper so scraaaaatchy?" to the shop owner. The commercial was never aired.
You should message me if
You are quirky and great, love finding fireworks inside the people around you, and want to go have a fun time somewhere weird and warm and amazing
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