26 Jamaica Plain, MA
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My self-summary
Music has been my biggest passion since I was a kid and I can't imagine life without it.

I was born and raised in Rhode Island and then moved up to the Boston area for college. I decided to stay after I graduated since I found places, people, and work that I dig.

What I’m doing with my life
I'm a music therapist working in schools for kids with special needs. I'm super thankful to have a job that I love and that am able to have so much fun with. During the summer I work at camps for kids with life threatening illnesses.

Outside of the music that I make in my music therapy work, I have a multi-media project (which uses video projection and music - and is kind of a mix of hip-hop, folk, and electronic music).
-in case you're curious: https://www.facebook.com/MikeSimonelliMusic
I’m really good at
-working with kids
-getting lost
-making playlists and mix-tapes

I'm relatively good at/I enjoy:
-creative/experimental cooking
The first things people usually notice about me
Probably that I have more hair on one side of my head than the other.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
-Steve Reich
-A Tribe Called Quest
-Do Make Say Think
-Bob Dylan
-Sly & the Family Stone
-Talking Heads
-The Books
-Miles Davis
-Death Grips
-Kendrick Lamar
-Sonic Youth
-Godspeed You! Black Emperor
-Flying Lotus
-Wu-Tang Clan
-Sun Kil Moon
-Nico Muhly...

-David Lynch - Mulholland Drive, Blue Velvet, Eraserhead, Inland Empire
-Andrei Tarkovsky - Stalker, The Mirror, The Sacrifice
-Charlie Kaufman - Synecdoche New York, Being John Malcovich
-Ingmar Bergman - Persona, The Seventh Seal
-Alejandro Jodorowsky - El Topo, Holy Mountain, Dance of Reality
-Terrence Malick - Thin Red Line, The Tree of Life, The New World
-Paul Thomas Anderson - Magnolia, Boogie Nights, There Will Be Blood
-Leos Carax - Holy Motors, The Lovers on the Bridge

-Twin Peaks
-Black Mirror
-Rick and Morty
-Freaks and Geeks
-Arrested Development
-Planet Earth
-Cosmos (the Carl Sagan one)
-classic Nickelodeon shows from the 90s...

-The Rest Is Noise
-The Tao is Silent
-This Is Your Brain on Music
-Be Here Now
-The Book (or really any Alan Watts)
-Slaughterhouse Five
-Brave New World
-One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

-pad thai
The six things I could never do without
-a guitar
-living within driving distance of an ocean
I spend a lot of time thinking about
-thinking (cognition and such)
-not thinking (meditation and such)
-where I'd like to travel next
On a typical Friday night I am
more often than not - playing a show or seeing a show
You should message me if
you think we'd get along
we have some stuff in common
you are not opposed to occasionally listening to the music I make
you're passionate about something