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redluke22

25 Saint Louis, MO Man

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My Details

Last Online
Nov 6
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 1″ (1.85m)
Body Type
Diet
Mostly vegan
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Religion
Atheism, and laughing about it
Sign
Sagittarius, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Art / Music / Writing
Income
Relationship Status
Seeing Someone
Relationship Type
Offspring
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), Italian (Poorly), Latin (Okay)

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My self-summary
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As so many people have said, my essence cannot be condensed into a cozy little box like this. So here are some fragmentary tidbits, which hopefully will coalesce - like a mosaic or pointillist painting - into some sort of coherent impression of my personality.

Music is a huge passion of mine: there's really nothing quite like sitting in the symphony hall with your eyes closed listening to a live performance of a Brahms symphony (or better yet Ein deutsches Requiem), or getting shoved around in a packed rock concert to the beat of a fierce double-bass drum. It can be transcendental. I enjoy almost any form of art however.
I try to be creative whenever I can (mostly musically, but I also dabble in photography).

I play music as often as possible, in a wide swath of styles. I play guitar in everything from jazz combos to cover bands to pit orchestras for musicals, as well as original rock and metal projects. I do a bit of composing, some choir singing, and (bad) piano playing. Newest additions to this list: conducting and learning to play the cello.

I'm vegetarian for a combination of environmental, ethical, and health reasons. If that scares you , let me change your mind by cooking some tasty vegetarian/vegan food for you.

I have a small but significant collection of board games of the slightly more obscure variety than, say, Parker Brothers or something. Mostly "Euro-style" games along the lines of "Powergrid" and "Ticket to Ride." If you've heard of either of those, bonus points for you!

I like arcane words, and language in general.

I'm prone to long, meandering strolls with no destination in mind. Especially if it's raining.
What I’m doing with my life
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I just graduated from Wash. U, where I studied music and some philosophy.

What comes next, I'm not totally sure. I'll be staying in St. Louis for the time being, taking a year off from school proper whilst I sort out my plans.
I've got a part-time conducting/teaching gig at a non-profit that offers performing arts classes for home-school kids, and I'm looking into Masters programs in both conducting and music education.

Aside from overcommitting myself to various musical endeavors, I'm currently working at an art museum. I work in the Preparator's office, and as such my main responsibility is working on the installation of exhibitions.
I've hung Picassos, Pollocks, El Grecos, Warhols, and more, and on one recent occasion I spent around 20 hours dangling 1000 portable water filters from a 25 foot ceiling on fishing line. That was one hell of a weekend.

Slightly less glamorous are my "gallery attendant" duties, which predominate between installations.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Let's see...

- I'm pretty good at writing melodies.

- Some say I'm a good cook, but I pretty much just fake it with a combination of enthusiasm and culinary recklessness (or courageous temerity? You be the judge).

- I was recently told by my conducting professor that I have "very expressive hands." Make of that what you will.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Probably my long red hair.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
A few things that come to mind: Science fiction (Neal Stephenson et al), some fantasy, analytic philosophy, political polemics.

While I enjoy more "serious" fare as much as the next bloke, I'm not afraid to indulge in the pulpy side of things: I just finished Stephen King's latest doorstop, "11/22/63," and it was fantastic.

According to Netflix, the genres for me include "Suspenseful Psychological Movies based on a book," "Visually-striking Cerebral Crime Movies," and "Critically-acclaimed Cerebral Independent Dramas." That seems fairly accurate.

I also quite enjoy documentaries, cheesy horror movies, witty comedies, and Quentin Tarantino.

I don't really watch TV these days, but I'll watch the occasional Daily Show, and I used to be really into Seinfeld, Scrubs, and Curb Your Enthusiasm, as well as the new Battlestar Galactica series.

I have a really open mind musically. I can find something to appreciate and enjoy in virtually any type of music. That said, some of my favorites are classical (primarily compositions from the late 19th and 20th centuries, as well as contemporary stuff), jazz, progressive metal, and classic/prog/indie rock: Mahler, Brahms, Holst, Tchaikovsky, Strauss, Sibelius, Chopin, Hindemith, John Adams, Bill Evans, John Mclaughlin, Aaron Parks, Marvin Gaye, Louis Armstrong, Dream Theater and Liquid Tension Experiment, Opeth, Cynic, Mastodon, Muse, Radiohead, Boston, Pink Floyd, and others.

Even though it's not music, this seems to be the most fitting place for it: I listen to a lot of NPR. Ira Glass' "This American Life" is pretty amazing. But I really hate "Car Talk." Sorry.

Food: Eggplant, Sweet Potatoes, Pasta, Wheat Beer, Black Tea, Green Tea, Scones.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My guitar and other music-related paraphernalia, a good book, hot tea, friends and family, the park/nature/woods.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
- Time travel

- The prevalence of the naturalistic fallacy

- The limits of tonal harmony

- Gender issues

- Is there such a thing as too much basil in a marinara sauce?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
As a proud introvert, I'm not a huge party person. I'd much rather cook dinner with some friends and watch a movie, perhaps accompanied by some beer and/or wine. Or go to the symphony (yay $10 student tickets!).
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I teared up at the end of "The Time Traveler's Wife" (the book - I have not seen and at this point have no desire to see the film).
You should message me if
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- You're someone open-minded and intelligent, and can hold an interesting conversation about important topics, whether it be science, philosophy, art, politics, etc, but aren't so serious all the time and can have fun just laughing at life's little inanities.

- You like going to concerts (whether it be the Symphony, musical theater, or a rock/metal show), walking in the park and/or woods, spending an evening cooking a meal, or just watching a movie or enjoying some conversation at home.

- You want to play or write music together

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