I'm a very curious person and I like knowing how things work. Music is a huge part of my life, but I do have lots of other interests. I play drums in a 90s rock band for fun and yes I actually do play the sitar. I work in the concert industry so I spend a lot of time going to shows, sometimes for work and sometimes for pleasure.
I run a lot when the weather is nice and have started running races in the last year. At some point I'd like to run the NYC Marathon. I like cooking dinners and reading lots of books, particularly on science or business. I also enjoy going to science lectures and events at AMNH. Neil deGrasse Tyson may or may not be my favorite person in the world.
Like everybody else, I love to travel and have been to some interesting places around the world. Recently returned from an expedition to Antarctica and yes it was as awesome as it sounds.
What I’m doing with my life
I work for a performing arts organization during the day and on the side occasionally work various concerts/events. Live music is what I do and live for.
I’m really good at
Learning to play instruments, solving the rubix cube, not geting lost, and a myriad of other odd skills with few practical applications
The first things people usually notice about me
I am very happy all the time :)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I read a lot of non fiction books. Topics range from physics and outer space to economics and psychology. Some of my favorite writers are Michael Lewis, Richard Thaler, Malcolm Gladwell, Richard Dawkins and of course Neil deGrasse Tyson
Movies: Shawshank Redemption, Caddy Shack, My Cousin Vinny, Amadeus, Lean on Me, Bad Santa, Spinal Tap, Princess Bride
TV: Cosmos, Seinfeld, Big Bang Theory, Last Week Tonight, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and anything on Food Network.
I listen to a lot of different genres of music from around the world. Some all time favorites are The Beatles, Phish, The Band, Bruce Springsteen, Mozart, John Coltrane, John Williams scores and Irshad Khan (my sitar guru). More recent favorites are Tame Impala, Alabama Shakes, Flaming Lips, Dr. Dog, Beach House, Moon Taxi, Anoushka Shankar, Oliver Mtukudzi
Favorite food is definitley mac and cheese. I also love appetizers at Japanese restaurants.
The six things I could never do without
In no particular order:
A hot tub
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What it would feel like to fall into a black hole
On a typical Friday night I am
During the concert season I'm usually seeing and/or working a show. Occasionally it's nice to just come home after a week, go for a long run and cook something nice for dinner while catching up on some reading and practicing.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
When it's hot outside I often wear a bathing suit around the house.
You should message me if
If you'll be my bodyguard I can be your long lost pal