I was raised by two women (my sister and my mother) so I grew up learning to respect women and be very open with my emotions- but caveat emptor- I'm no softee- I stand and fight to the death for what I believe in (Viva La Revolucion!) I believe a real man is strong but knows that vulnerability is a strength- not a weakness. It is much harder to open yourself up and be honest than it is to put up walls and defenses. I've been doing tremendous work on myself after the most difficult year of my Life. I believe in Truth (even though it isn't always pretty) and open communication- but, again- please don't confuse me with a good boy; I got a bit of the rebel in me...ok, a lot of the rebel in me. (Once more unto the lameness, dear friends) (I, also, just realized that I have quite a proclivity for parenthetical phrases...and alliteration).
I loathe judgment and ignorance. (Although, I oft times find myself judging those who judge others- damn those catch 22's stooping me in ignorance) I am a very spiritual person but I, myself, cannot support organized religion. "Do as you will and harm none" shows a bit of my feelings on that iceberg. I was gonna join a monastery 14 years ago but instead jumped into sex drugs and rock n roll- touring as a musician for years. Now, I'm quite the opposite- I don't drink, smoke or eat any animal products.
I enjoy being active- I teach yoga (leading a retreat to St. John in March), hike, snowboard, surf, run and so on.
My standards are very high and I am very picky with women. It takes more than just a nice body to turn me on (I'll take that too ;-) but intellect, wit, confidence, self awareness and a gorgeous smile excite me. Nothin' in the world like a woman with a good sense of humor that doesn't take herself too seriously- I'm a total goofball at times. But there are times to be serious and times to let it rip- knowing the difference is the nuance of Life. I can be as fine as 360 grit sandpaper but as rough as 40 grit. I come with a caveat: Not for the faint of heart. Being easily offended is the only thing offensive to me! Oh, and this is a perfect time to say- please don't be afraid of your sexuality- embrace it healthily. There's too much fun and enlightenment to be had...
Wow, I don't think I left anything for you to ask. You didn't actually read all that did ya? Any more questions?
My goals and aspirations are quite lofty but grounded in reality. As a writer (are you surprised?) I am working on several screenplays and have written, produced and directed my own play called Cirque de Lumiere (or Everyman's Apocalypse) that parallels the Book of Revelation, but not in the literal end of the world sense but the end of the world as we know it as we ascend into higher levels of consciousness. It sounds heavy, but it's a bunch of clowns running around speaking in Iambic Pentameter :-)
As a bass player I have had three record contracts (the last of which was with Capitol Records) and toured arenas around the country. I had my own band, Dive Bar Stickup, for a while. DBS was more than a band- it was a concept that we were building that was a culmination of all my passions and talents; it's actually a multimedia marketing campaign for a beer company called the Clumsy Moose :-) Ultimately, I am working towards making my own films (I wanna travel the world making films- so I'm going to Cozumel to make the next one- after that...?)
Movies- The Last Temptation of Christ, Just Friends, City of God, Big Fish (basically all Tim Burton, sans Planet of the Apes), Labyrinth, Jackie Chan, Zoolander, Life Is Beautiful, Swing Kids, The Princess Bride and on and on and on...
T.V.- Battlestar Galactica, Game of Thrones, Sons of Anarchy, Bored to Death, How I Met Your Mother, Firefly, So You Think You Can Dance
My musical tastes run the gamut pretty well. Classical Music (Tchaikovsky) and rock are my favorites but I listen to everything (yeah, I know, they all say that) but most people would have a difficult time with my ipod on shuffle. My tastes range from Bare Naked Ladies to Slipknot- from Mozart to Sarah Mclachlan- from jazz to showtunes- from Busta to...you get the point. As a bass player rock is my forte.
Food- I Love it. I Love to cook it (still learning). I Love to eat it. I Love to play with it. Hehehe. Though now I am vegan so I am learning to cook without people choking :-)
8- I don't like limits.