son of the Midwest, moved to New York for grad school three years
ago. equally fascinated by a well-turned double-play in baseball or
a masterpiece at the Met. amateur photographer, record collector,
recently took up boxing.
I typically need to shave.
What I’m doing with my life
audiovisual archivist and consultant helping non-profits,
universities, and cultural organizations archive their audiovisual
treasures. My job allows me to poke around behind the scenes at
some of New York's best cultural organizations.
When I'm not working I like to browse bookstores (Greenlight
Bookstore in Brooklyn, McNally Jackson in the city), spend
afternoons in museums, lounge in parks. Often miss the open spaces
of the Midwest, but then remember nothing is better than this city.
I’m really good at
Remembering useless details about my favorite records and movies.
Ironing shirts. Tying a four-in-hand knot. Making pies.
The first things people usually notice about me
I've noticed that I smirk in most photos, but I'm told I have a
nice smile, when I do.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Reading: Saul Bellow, Graham Greene, and John Cheever.
TV: Game of Thrones, Arrested Development, Freaks and Geeks,
Columbo, and Archer
Film, this list could go on forever: The Long Goodbye, The Double
Life of Veronique, The Royal Tenenbaums, La Regle du Jeu, Playtime,
Hannah and Her Sisters, The Thin Red Line, The Third Man, Withnail
and I, Wet Hot American Summer, and Pootie Tang.
Music: Van Morrison, Yo La Tengo, Bill Callahan, Bonnie Prince
Billy, Harry Nilsson, Herbie Hancock, delving more and more into
jazz and classical.
I have an unhealthy obsession with Starburst jelly beans and dollar
dumplings in Chinatown
The six things I could never do without
A glass of scotch before bed
Cleveland Indians baseball
Harry Nilsson's Nilsson Sings Newman
My cat, Steve
I spend a lot of time thinking about
what to listen to next; should I have breakfast for dinner again?;
or should I grow a beard (I shouldn't)
On a typical Friday night I am
Out for a drink with friends or watching baseball
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I sometimes avoid cracks in the sidewalk, to save my mother's back
You should message me if
You want to know more private things I'm too embarrassed to admit