So that's what I'm doing as best I can, one day at a time.
Marxist-Feminist Transhumanist Anti-Theist
fighting for change through art & activism.
Working two theatre jobs downtown and trying to finish my BFA. Building sets/running boards during the day. Rehearsing by night. I'm very fortunate to be able to do what I love and get paid for it. I like telling stories. Narrative is what I want to do with my life--animation, plays, films, music, comics, novels, etc.
Я говорю по русский. Mein Deutsch nicht ist schlecht.
Mi español es Tex-Mex. Soy Tejano orgulloso. Viva la raza!
Worte, palabras, слова!
I've been told I'm really good at reading people. Some have accused me of possessing psychic powers, but I promise I'm just an observant writer/director. Listening helps. It's a skill few actors ever master.
Kung Fu. I practice Zui Jiu Quan (Fist of Drunken Alcohol), so I guess that makes me good at keeping my balance, falling without hurting myself, and appearing drunk while sober. Meditation and flexibility are also perks.
...can you have more than one first thing?
Sun Weishi, Leon Trotsky, Hannah Arendt, David Harvey, Celia Hart, Aaron McGruder, Deepa Kumar, Arthur C. Clarke, Simone de Beauvoir, Anton Pannekoek, Rosa Luxemburg, Karl Marx, Cecilia Bobrovskaya, Friedrich Nietzsche, Natalya Sedova, George Bernard Shaw, Bell Hooks, Friedrich Engels, Dolores Ibárruri, John Steinbeck, Tatiana Rosenthal, Noam Chomsky, Sabina Spielrein, George Orwell, Emma Goldman, Aldous Huxley, Catalina Adrianzen, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Michelle Alexander, Niccolo Machiavelli, Dora Montefiore, Moliere, Nadezhada Krupskaya, Victor Hugo, Kate Richards O'Hare, Leo Tolstoy, Dorothy Parker, Anton Chekhov, Betty Friedan, Alexandre Dumas, Clara Frasier, Rudolph Rocker, Beth Turner, Alan Moore, E. Sylvia Pankhurst, Arthur Miller, Angela Davis, Huey Newton, Alexandra Kollontai, Cornel West, Florence Kelley, Malcolm X, Helen Keller, Ernesto Guevara, Sojourner Truth, Fidel Castro, Mary Harris Jones, Slavoj Zizek, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Pyotr Kropotkin, Clara Zetkin, Alan Moore, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Gail Simone ... that's enough for now.
Dr Zhivago, Novecento, Cranes are Flying, Drunken Master, Lo, Metropolis, Lawrence of Arabia, Lucky # Slevin, M, Crash, Window to Paris, Freaks, Enter the Dragon, Blade Runner, Repo! The Genetic Opera, Suicide Kings, The Red Violin, Duck Soup, Reds, Joyeaux Noel, A Night at the Opera, Inglorious Basterds, When the Wind Shakes the Barley, Soul Kitchen, The Princess Bride, Dogma, The Great Dictator, Chinatown, The Name of the Rose, Modern Times, Gattaca, A Knight's Tale, Good Bye Lenin!, True Legend, Black Dynamite, The Road to El Dorado, Young Frankenstein, North by Northwest, Terminator, Fargo, Star Wars, Fight Club, The Legend of Paul and Paula, Drunken Monkey, This is Spinal Tap, Dance of the Drunken Mantis, Men Who Stare at Goats, Fern Gully... too many to count really.
Rick and Morty, Mr. Robot, Mike Tyson Mysteries, Black Jesus, Cowboy Bebop, X-Files, Zeta Gundam, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Invader Zim, Trailer Park Boys, Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Firefly, The Boondocks, The Lone Gunmen, Black Dynamite, Dexter, Beavis & Butthead, Millennium, The Pirates of Dark Water, Trigun, Key & Peele, King of the Hill, Spitting Image, Golan the Insatiable, The Whitest Kids You Know, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Monty Python's Flying Circus, Sealab 2021, Fawlty Towers, Metalocalypse, Chapelle's Show, Bojack Horseman, Classic SNL (Chris Farley/Phil Hartman years), The Goode Family, The Wire
Anglosphere music (in no particular order):
Guns N' Roses, Patti Smith, Eric B. & Rakim, Lindsey Stirling, Verdi, Social Distortion, Wagner, Naughty by Nature, Pussy Riot, The Rolling Stones, Tupac, Joni Mitchell, Tchaikovsky, Joan Jett, Death, Martha and the Vandellas, Creedance Clearwater Revival, Mozart, Steam Powered Giraffe, Vanessa Mae, Parliament/Funkadelic, Pink Floyd, Notorious B.I.G., Ozzy Osbourne, N'dea Davenport, Janis Joplin, Robert Johnson, The Brand New Heavies, Randy Rhoads, Sly and the Family Stone, Public Enemy, Jimi Hendrix, Airbourne, Beethoven, NOFX, Pat Benatar, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sam Cooke, Propaghandi, Aretha Franklin, Anti-Flag, Bach, Patsy Cline, Rage Against the Machine, Garbage, Grand Master Flash & the Furious Five, Aerosmith, System of a Down, Elliott Smith, Booker T. & the MGs, The Who, Ella Fitzgerald, Slipknot, Smashing Pumpkins, Disturbed, Metallica, Mötley Crüe, Mussorgsky, Flyleaf, Marilyn Manson, honeyhoney, The Offspring, Daniel Johnston, Boney M., Stravinsky, The Misfits, Dio, Black Sabbath, Dick Dale, James Brown, Foreigner, Living Colour, John Lee Hooker, Quiet Riot, Barrett Strong, Van Halen, Chuck Berry, Def Leppard, Otis Redding, Night Ranger, Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters, Hank Williams, Walls of Jericho, Johnny Cash, Blondie, Vivaldi, Chuck Mangione, Eric Clapton, Rachmaninoff, Wilson Pickett, Vagiant, Judas Priest, The Steve Miller Band, Sammy Hagar
Bonus Points if you know any of these foreign acts:
Tito y Tarantula, Raphael Mendez, Nathalie Cordone, Mazz
Serge Gainsbourg, Charles Aznavoure, Joe Dassin, Rachid Taha
Die Prinzen, Die Puhdys, Hanzel und Gretel,
Tараканы, ГрОб, Янка Дягилева, ДДТ,
崔健, 张浅潜, 二手玫瑰, Mr.
مريم صالح, رشيد طه
井上 大輔 ,堀光一路 ,新井正人 ,松原みき ,鮎川麻弥
That music list is way too long. I know. Can't be helped. Behold the eclectic mind of a sound designer in all its splendor!
Food: I love Tex-Mex. Om nom nom.... Mmm... salsa verde, muy delicioso! I grow my own peppers, some day I hope to raise a chicken or two and produce my own eggs. Do a lot of home cooking. Mostly tacos. Tamales, burritos, menudo, chili.
I'm fortunate enough to live down the street from great Thai, Vietnamese, and Chinese food so when it isn't tacos it's probably one of those.
2.) My Freedom. "You can't take the sky from me."
3.) Rock N' Roll! It ain't noise pollution.
4.) Theatre. It's my lifeblood.
5.) Friendship. Life's joys are meaningless unless shared with others.
6.) Love. "Love is the most important quality in a revolutionary." -- Che
class warfare, alienation, hierarchical systems of authority,
space travel/colonization, evolution, cybernetics, sexuality, transhumanism, isolation, philosophy, love, race relations, politics, economics, futurism, gender studies, Marxism, privilege, Rock N' Roll, giant robots, steampunk, martial arts, dystopia, Heavy Metal, TV Tropes, Epic Rap Battles of History, aesthetics, sociology, neuroscience, anthropology, genetics, linguistics, philology... herbs...
Lights out, no heart beat kind of dead.
It's okay though, I got better.
...or you wanna hang out and smoke and drink and watch movies/tv and cuddle and whatnot. That's cool too.