Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I've been living in the bay area for almost 4 years now. Originally
from Massachusetts, I moved to Oregon for grad school in 2005 and
relocated to Oakland in 2009.
I teach music at an amazing school, intense work, very busy, and I
really enjoy it.
I'm a musician, string bass, jazz and classical. I am not a “band
guy”, and I really hate that definition for what I do. I never got
a degree in music education. My background is in performance. I
love my instrument and love to play, teach and connect with people
through music and I’ve been very blessed to do that throughout my
Since I've been in Oakland I have been very focused on teaching and
I haven't been performing as much, but I'm starting to get out and
gig more often. I love all types of music and I enjoy seeing
performances in a concert hall or at a dive bar. I have yet to see
the SF symphony, let me know if you’re interested in going
sometime. SF Jazz is incredible too, and there are some great
concerts coming up.
I’m finally starting to settle into life here in the bay, it’s been
a little tough at times. I landed here with only what fit in the
car and the question if I’d made the right decision relocating
hanging over my head. All my family and dearest friends are spread
out across the country. Finding my place, socially, professionally,
and musically is a continual work in progress.
I'm looking for a relationship that is honest and real. I am not
into games. I love sarcasm and I have a wry sense of humor at
times, but I am also direct and thoughtful. I look for beauty and
meaning in the little things and I’d like to meet someone who has a
similar appreciation and awareness of the connections that make
this world so interesting.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Last summer I was involved in a production of the Odyssey on Angel
Island with the WE Players. It was an incredible experience. The
play took place all across the island, with actors, musicians and
tech crew running all over the place to set the next scene. The
entire show took about 6 hours. It was pure joy working with such
amazing people on such a massive and beautiful project.
I started biking to work 3 days a week in January 2011, only missed
a few days, and now I’m riding everyday. I love it! I might have
put 50 miles on my car last month if that at all.
Biking has been part of my life for a long time, and I’ve found a
great balance between exercise and work this year, it’s been
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Listening. Ha! I bet all guys say that right?
It sounds like such a stereotypical, canned, and meaningless
response to a big question.
But seriously, I do listen closely because communication is very
important to me in all aspects of my life whether it's musical,
educational or emotional. I don't play games, and I don't bullshit.
That sort of junk just gets in the way of real connections. Honesty
is impossible if you're not listening.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I don't know, maybe my height?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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My playlists are an experience in random association. From Bjork to
Bach and Stevie Wonder to Ligeti and then some RJD2, it's a fun
Robbins, Murakami, Vonnegut, Auster, so many more...
Currently reading The Emperor of all Maladies: A Biography of
Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee, (fascinating book) and The Women by
T.C. Boyle, a historical fiction about Frank Lloyd Wright.
All kinds of movies. Drama, action, sci-fi, classics.
I've been checking out "Mad Men", it's a really well crafted show,
I'm not a "foodie" but I enjoy cooking and finding great new
restaurants to check out. I think that I may be the happiest when
making a pasta out of whats left in the cupboard and sharing a
bottle of red wine.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Music, friendship, coffee, bicycling, travel, wine
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I spend a lot time thinking about many things, more then one at a
time and more then could be crammed into this little box.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Chilling out. making dinner. Maybe going out for a drink and a show
or hanging out at home listening to music and playing card games
You should message me if
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... you're interested in music and art but are also up for a bottle
of cheap wine and bad tv sometimes. I'm an easy going guy, love to
talk and laugh and if you're looking for someone to spend time with
and possibly make a connection let me know.
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