Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Music is my life and passion. I love the beauty and complexity of
life. Deep thinker and feeler.
The Adjective Alphabet of Me: Atypical. Brash. Curious. Decisive.
Evolving. Funny. Gregarious. Hopeful. Intelligent. Jovial. Keen.
Loyal. Musical. Noble. Original. Passionate. Quixotic. Resilient.
Sarcastic. Talented. Understanding. Vocal. Witty. Xylophonic (there
are literally NO meaningful adjectives beginning with the letter
X). Youthful. Zealous.
Art over Science
Pleasure over Business
Authenticity over Appearances
Optimism over Pessimism
Peace over Hostility
Challenging over Easy
Order over Chaos
Beer over Liquor
Hugs over Handshakes
Humor over Austerity
Country over City
Risk over Caution
Music over...pretty much anything else (I have a massive list of my
favorite artists below. I'm neurotic about my music...just look in
the list and see if some of your personal faves are buried in
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm incredibly thankful I've been given the gift and love of music.
I write and perform as a singer songwriter for a living.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Music: Writing. Singing. Playing (mainly guitar and piano).
Being a true and loyal friend.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm a big guy. 6'5" and 235. Tough to miss.
My honesty. People are often taken aback by my vulnerability about
myself and my straightforward nature about the world. I'm the first
to raise my hand and say I've had some major stumbles in my past
but they've made me who I am, and, I finally like that person.
Feels pretty damn good to be able to look yourself in the mirror in
the morning and be alright with the person behind your eyes. Took
me some time to get there. Anybody who doesn't have regret is
either not being straight with themself or hasn't lived life. I
believe regret is a part of life but it's all about what you do
with it. My shit doesn't own me anymore. Living free is the only
way I want to go through this world.
I'm eclectic as well: I have a huge range of music I love and my
style is sort of day-to-day and can appreciate people from all
different kinds of walks of life.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: East of Eden. On the Road. The Harry Potter series. The
Chronicles of Narnia. Romans. James. The Gospel of John. The Tender
Bar. The Lord of the Rings. A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of
Thrones). Les Miserables. Dracula. Catcher in the Rye. The Divine
Comedy. Let Your Life Speak. The Divine Conspiracy. Spirit of the
Disciplines. Celtic Daily Prayer. Go the Fuck to Sleep. The Kite
Runner. My Name is Asher Lev. Anything by Rainer Maria Rilke,
Frederick Buechner, Dallas Willard, Patrick Lencioni, John Piper,
Rob Bell, Francis Chan, John Steinbeck, C.S. Lewis...
Movies: The Shawshank Redemption. Rushmore. The Life Aquatic with
Steve Zissou. The Royal Tenenbaums. 500 Days of Summer. Inception.
Sunset Boulevard. Before Sunrise/Before Sunset. The Curious Case of
Benjamin Button. Legends of the Fall. Crazy Stupid Love. Dan in
Real Life. The Departed. Garden State. Braveheart. Gladiator. The
Tree of Life. Into the Wild. Les Miserables. It's A Wonderful
Shows: Mad Men. Dexter. Game of Thrones. Boardwalk Empire. How I
Met Your Mother. Friends. The Wonder Years.
Music: Adele. Alison Krauss. Amos Lee. Andrew Belle. Andrew Bird.
Angels & Airwaves. Angus and Julia Stone. Arcade Fire. The
Avett Brothers. Azure Ray. Bach. Balmorhea. Band of Horses. Beach
House. The Beatles. Bebo Norman. Beethoven. Beirut. Bekker. Ben
Harper. Ben Howard. Billie Holiday. The Black Keys. Blind Pilot.
Bob Dylan. Bob Marley. Bon Iver. Brad Paisley. Brahms. Brendan
James. Bright Eyes. Brooke Fraser. Bruce Springsteen. The
Cardigans. Cary Brothers. Cat Stevens. Christina Perri. The
Cinematic Orchestra. City and Colour. The Civil Wars. Cold War
Kids. Coldplay. Collective Soul. Copeland. Counting Crows.
Creedence Clearwater Revival. The Cure. Damien Rice. The Dave
Brubeck Quartet. Dave Matthews (solo, w/Tim Reynolds, and the full
band). David Gray. David Hodges. Death Cab for Cutie. The
Decemberists. Devotchka. DeYarmond Edison. Dierks Bentley. Doves.
The Eagles. Elbow. Eli Young Band. Ella Fitzgerald. Ellie Goulding.
Enya. Eric Church. Etta James. Eva Cassidy. Explosions in the Sky.
Feist. First Aid Kit. Fleet Foxes. Florence + The Machine. Foo
Fighters. The Format. Frightened Rabbit. Frou Frou. Gavin DeGraw.
Glasvegas. Glen Hansard. Goo Goo Dolls. Greg Laswell. Gregory Alan
Isakov. Grizzly Bear. Guster. Handel. The Head and the Heart.
Hillsong United. Horse Feathers. Imagine Dragons. Imogen Heap.
Incubus. The Innocence Mission. Iron & Wine. Jack Johnson.
James Vincent McMorrow. Jason Aldean. Jason Mraz. Jeff Buckley.
Jewel. Jimmy Eat World. John Coltrane. John Mayer. Johnny Cash.
Joni Mitchell. Jose Gonzalez. Josh Abbott Band. Josh Garrels. Josh
Pyke. Josh Ritter. Joshua James. Joshua Radin. Journey. The Juliana
Theory. Katie Herzig. Kate Walsh. Keane. Keith Urban. Kings of
Convenience. Kings of Leon. Lana Del Rey. Laura Marling. Lauryn
Hill. Lissie. Lord Huron. The Lumineers. Maria Taylor. Mat Kearney.
Matt Pond PA. Matt Wertz. Michael Buble. Michael Kiwanuka. The
Middle East. Mike Barnet. Miles Davis. Missy Higgins. Modest Mouse.
Monsters of Folk. Mozart. Mumford & Sons. Muse. Nada Surf. Nat
King Cole. The National. Needtobreathe. The New Frontiers. Nick
Drake. Nickel Creek. Nirvana. Of Monsters and Men. Otis Redding.
Our Lady Peace. Over the Rhine. Owen. Patrick Watson. Patty
Griffin. Pedro the Lion. Pete Yorn. Peter Bradley Adams. Peter
Gabriel. Phil Wickham. Postal Service. Queen. Radical Face.
Radiohead. Randy Rogers Band. Ray LaMontagne. Red House Painters.
Regina Spektor. Remy Zero. Rocky Votolato. Rosie Thomas. Ryan
Adams. Sam Cooke. Sarah McLachlan. Sean McConnell. Sigur Ros. Simon
& Garfunkel. Shane & Shane. The Shins. Sleeping At Last.
Smashing Pumpkins. The Smiths. Stoney LaRue. The Strokes. Sufjan
Stevens. The Swell Season. Switchfoot. The Tallest Man On Earth.
The Temper Trap. Third Eye Blind. Thrice. Tim Hughes. Tim McGraw.
Tori Amos. Trading Yesterday. Travis. TV On the Radio. Tyrone
Wells. U2. Vampire Weekend. Van Morrison. Vitamin String Quartet.
The Wailin' Jennys. Waylon Jennings. We Were Promised Jetpacks. The
Weepies. Weezer. Whitley. Wilco. William Fitzsimmons. Willie
Nelson. Wolf Parade. Zac Brown Band.
Food: Yes, please.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
In no particular order:
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
My blessings in life. I think of what I can do today to be the best
person for tomorrow.
How there are so many damn beautiful but incredibly different
people in the world.
If my neurotically alphabetized and ridiculously extensive list of
favorite bands above will turn girls on...or off. Don't really give
a shit though. Haha.
How to create a healthy rewards system for myself to keep from
spending too much time on Ok Cupid and/or Facebook during my
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Playing a show! Haha if not, then I'm probably catching a show with
friends or taking your pretty face on a fun date. All good in my
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I've made mistakes in my life that have taught me a lot through
pain. However, there's simply no way I'd be the free, confident,
and grateful person I am today if those things hadn't taken place.
Always improving! Carpe Diem!
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
This is probably the hardest part of these questions yet! I'll keep
If you're a passionate person who enjoys who you are WITHOUT a
significant other in your life but feels that having that
relationship would only make your life more rich, then that's a
great place to start. I can't complete anyone but I can offer love
and connection. I know there's a lot in my heart to offer back to
this world and I'm pretty stoked for what's ahead...whatever that
may be! AND, simply if you're interested in getting to know me
based on what you've seen so far...
Finally, this article is the funniest thing I've read in
for-freaking-ever, and, fortunately, is a great summary of the
exact opposite of me. Pure comedy right here people...
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