Let's see... I work as a software engineer in pro audio, which
works out pretty well because I'm crazy about music (playing,
composing, and listening). I enjoy having passionate conversations
about politics, and watching movies (either very good or very bad
I also love singing karaoke, especially at places that have 80s pop
metal on their song list. I don't care that it's cheesy. In fact,
that makes it better.
My other main interests are jogging, composing music, synthesizers,
programming, and classic/niche videogames (yeah, I'm kind of a geek
:)). I also like math, but I'm not that great at it. And I try to
read literature, but I never seem to have enough time for it
Politically, I'm left leaning. And I like cooking-- I can make good
matzo ball soup. I enjoy cooking with other people, so if you're
into that, that's definitely a plus. I also like to listen to
I'm looking for someone who is honest and direct; who is passionate
about an interest whether it be movies, art, politics, or whatever;
and, is at least a little on the intellectual side.
I'm culturally Jewish, but consider myself an atheist. I'm also
from a small town, and get along really well with other people who
got tired of that small town mindset and moved to the city.
What I’m doing with my life
Hanging out with buddies, finding new trails in the city (or
outside the city), looking for good karaoke spots, playing gigs,
developing gear used by recording artists on the go, and messing
with nerdy projects: writing music software and contributing tunes
to indie games. OK, yeah, my existence is pretty music-heavy, no
I’m really good at
Playing keyboards and piano. But I'm apparently really terrible at
taking OK Cupid tests (seriously, I got 'sports dick' for my
horrifying stereotype test!)
The first things people usually notice about me
I wear glasses (unlike in half of these profile pics). I also think
I can be hard to categorize, and I like it like that.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I'll read anything by Philip K. Dick. I like Douglas Adams, but I
also like classic literature from time to time. I really dug The
Picture of Dorian Gray, but I have to be in the right mood to read
dark Victorian lit. The last thing I read was I Am Legend, and it
was great because Richard Matheson is excellent at writing horror.
If you don't know who he is, I guarantee you have at least seen
movies or shows based on his writing (he was a Twilight Zone
contributor, which is his style in a nutshell).
For movies, I'm a huge fan of the Coen Brothers, Alfred Hitchcock,
Terry Gilliam movies, and the occasional Hong Kong cop flick or
horror movie. When it comes to TV shows, I like Seinfeld, Breaking
Bad, Peep Show, Cowboy Bebop, Paranoia Agent, and Star Trek (but
selectively; I'm not a trekkie). Lately I've been watching a lot of
Mitchell & Webb.
This music list is getting long because I just casually log in and
throw something onto the pile every now and then: I like the
Beatles, Funkadelic, Depeche Mode, Cee Lo Green, Public Enemy and
other early 90's hip hop, Del and Deltron, Mahavishnu Orchestra,
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Goblin, Kraftwerk, Front 242,
Cannibal Ox, Deep Purple, Alice in Chains, Return to Forever, Erik
B. and Rakim, Miles Davis, Jean Michel Jarre, Herbie Hancock, Mr.
Lif, Iron Maiden, chiptunes, early Soundgarden.
The six things I could never do without
Movies, games, music, family, knowledge, other people.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Too much time spent thinking about music, pop culture, science, and
On a typical Friday night I am
Chilling out, whichever form that takes.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
My home decorating skills could use some improvement.
You should message me if
- You like talking movies, politics or music
- You like guys who know how to cook
- You want a new jogging partner
- The phrase "the pursuit of knowledge for its own sake" resonates