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musicguymatt

35 M Denver, CO

My Details

Last Online
Yesterday – 8:08pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 8″ (1.73m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Atheism, but not too serious about it
Sign
Taurus, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Entertainment / Media
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), Esperanto (Poorly)

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My self-summary
I consider myself a culture nerd, meaning that I have a tremendous love & voracious appetite for music, films/tv, art, and science (the cultural aspects anyway). This also means that I have the unfortunate ability of remembering tons of largely useless information/trivia regarding pop culture (I'll note that I'm still able to retain a great deal of helpful and important knowledge, I have SOME practical skills at least); this mostly useless power has come in handy for winning bar trivia. Thankfully, it's not just the pop culture trivia, my main interest is music; in just about every genre & form possible. I love amassing the entire discography of my new favorite band; I love collecting vinyl records; I collect & play guitars, and I LOVE going to live shows.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm back in school, albeit briefly (hopefully), working on an Audio Production degree at the Art Institute of Colorado. I felt the need to specialize beyond my film studies BA, and I've always loved working with sound for film and video; if I'm really lucky, I'll also finally be helping to MAKE the music, instead of just listening to it. Outside of school, I try to work on as many freelance film and photography projects as possible.

When I'm not being responsible enough to keep myself housed, studying, and working, I try to spend my time outdoors (at least when the weather's good) doing something interesting: hiking, biking, nature photography, etc. And if the weather happens to prevent the previously mentioned activities, then I tend to end up more the homebody type; I break out my tv box sets or Netflix streaming, and marathon entire seasons.
I’m really good at
Remembering all the little details. ALL THE LITTLE DETAILS!

Intuitive problem-solving.

Being a sponge for both useful knowledge & pop culture junk.

Contributing my pointless culture knowledge to my Geeks Who Drink trivia teams.

Keeping a totally irrelevant conversation about dumb stuff going for hours ... as well as arguing a totally irrelevant point for hours (if I feel like it).
The first things people usually notice about me
I look like someone they know.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: The complete works of Hunter S. Thompson, the writings of Jack Kerouac, the books & poems by Jim Carroll, Douglas Adams's body of work, the wealth of knowledge from John Hodgman, 'Coraline' & 'Neverwhere' by Neil Gaiman, comprehensive musician/band (auto & regular) biographies; 'Just Kids' by Patti Smith, 'A Clockwork Orange' by Anthony Burgess, 'Cosmos' by Carl Sagan, 'The Disappearing Spoon and Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements' by Sam Kean, 'Periodic Tales: A Cultural History of the Elements, from Arsenic to Zinc' by Hugh Aldersey-Williams, 'The Amazing Story Of Quantum Mechanics' by James Kakalios, 'How Music Works' by John Powell, 'Born To Run' by Scott MacDougall, 'Looking For Calvin & Hobbes' by Nevin Martell, 'Memories Of The Future Vol. 1' by Wil Wheaton, Bruce Campbell: 'If Chins Could Kill' & 'Make Love: The Bruce Campbell Way', Alan Moore's graphic novels, the 'Kick Ass' & 'Losers' graphic novels; all Deadpool comic anthologies, steam punk fiction and the Scott Pilgrim series.

Movies: 'True Stories' (if you've ever even heard of this movie you're already super awesome in my book), 'Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas' as well as most Terry Gilliam films, most Stanley Kubrick films, Robert Altman films (especially Nashville), the early and middle films of Steve Martin, 'Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World', 'Patton', 'Rushmore', 'Silverado', 'Lost In Translation', 'The Right Stuff', 'Sleeper', 'Hedwig & The Angry Inch', 'Stripes' & 'Airplane' to name a few. I'm also a huge fan of just about every cult film in existence, especially 'Army Of Darkness', 'The Big Lebowski', 'Rocky Horror Picture Show', 'The Warriors' & 'Fight Club'. And of course, classic 80's fair like 'Better Off Dead', 'One Crazy Summer', 'Sixteen Candles', etc., although my favorite 80's film is 'Real Genius'.

TV Shows: Community, Sherlock, Doctor Who, Misfits, Justified, Flight Of The Conchords, Portlandia, Deadwood, Futurama, The Critic, Archer, Bob's Burgers, the first 10-12 seasons of The Simpsons, Raising Hope, Spaced, Top Gear UK, The Wild Wild West, The Adventures Of Brisco County, Jr., Jack Of All Trades, Burn Notice, Star Trek: Original Series & Next Gen., Kids In The Hall, The IT Crowd, That Mitchell And Webb Look, Peep Show, Black Books, The Mighty Boosh, Snuff Box, Workaholics, Black Adder, Fawlty Towers, all of Eddie Izzard's stand-up specials, Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World Of Gumball, Phineas & Ferb, Modern Family, Heroes, Chuck, News Radio, Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law, Venture Brothers.

Music: American Roots music of the 20's-30's, 60's Garage Rock, 50's Roots-Rock/Rockabilly, 70's-early 80's Punk, 70's-80's Prog-Rock, 80's-90's Alternative/Indie, Modern-era Indie, 80's-early 90's Hip-Hop, Honky-Tonk/Outlaw/Alt-Country, British Reggae/Ska, Brit-Pop/Shoegaze, most Singer/Songwriters, most Classic Rock, most 80's New Wave/Pop, old Blues, smatterings of Jazz classics & World music & female pop singers, also a fairly large number of awesomely bad pop songs. I could easily write out a ridiculously long list of bands & musicians here, but I'm going to try and exercise brevity and list roughly 5-10 of my favorite artists (this isn't going to be easy): David Byrne/Talking Heads, Ryan Adams/Whiskeytown, Chuck Prophet, Neko Case/New Pornographers, The Smiths/Morrissey, They Might Be Giants, Gram Parsons, Pixies/Frank Black/Black Francis/The Breeders, Pink Floyd & Spoon... and The Decemberists. ... and Tom Petty.
And Genesis/Peter Gabriel.
The six things I could never do without
Let's make this quick: Music, words (and the power of them), mountains (foothills at the very least), the Persistence of Vision (film background after all), the Periodic Table of the Elements (pretty much responsible for everything), and parentheticals (so I can write like this (and this (and this))).
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Basically the whole, entire, capital 'U', Universe; including (but not limited) to:

The Periodic Table of the Elements (Did you know that a glob of pure gallium metal will melt from the heat of your hand? How freakin' awesome is that!?)

Time itself, the one direction you can't stop moving, specifically: the historical past; my past; my long-term future and the long-term future of Earth and the Universe.

The concept of 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th (and so on) Dimensions.

The idea that every decision point in my life (no matter how inconsequential) potentially branches out into an infinite number of parallel universes (and if so, which version am I... am I the one making the best choices, the worst, the average?).

And then there's the stuff like, "Where am I going to get dinner?", or "What tv series should I marathon on Netflix tonight?", or "Should I put on my right shoe first... or my left one?" You know... the REALLY DEEP stuff.
On a typical Friday night I am
potentially doing any number of things; working on homework, at my job, at a concert, taking a night off and watching movies on Netflix, etc. Depending on the specifics of my schedule, I could just as easily be living it up on any given weeknight; not just the weekend.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have a Tumblr blog. I challenge you to find it.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 23–37
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating
You should message me if
you enjoy the discovery of new things: knowledge, activities, skills, etc. AND the process of discovering said things.

you enjoy engaging in spirited conversations about significant metaphysical concepts, trashy celebrity gossip crap, crazy scientific discoveries & random pop culture observations; sometimes (often times) within the same conversation.

you have an affinity for exploring the outdoors whenever possible, but could just as easily spend a day indoors watching classic comedy films or an awesome tv series like, let's say, Sherlock or Doctor Who.

you enjoy reading (and if you've continued all the way down to this very last line, I'm presuming you do indeed, enjoy reading).