Music is my primary passion in life. When I was younger, my friends
and I would imagine soundtracks playing to the films of our lives
when there wasn't already a song to match a scene. This was back
before music was virtually ubiquitous - I suppose today you could
liveblog your life with playlists. So now there's music for
driving, music for working, music for working out, music for making
out, music for busting out the cardboard and spinning on your head.
Clubs, concerts, festivals, parties, dancing, drums, disco. An
inordinate amount of time spent on iTunes and Beatport, DJing,
planning the next big night out.
Huge hockey fan. Love it. Nothing better in the world of sports in
my opinion: fast, graceful, aggressive, electric; a perfect mix of
skill and physicality, of speed and grit, of finesse and power.
I've never taken anyone to a live game that didn't come out with at
least having had a great time and an appreciation.
I love the snow. Born and raised in California, but would rather be
on the slopes than in the surf any day. Especially Tahoe:
mountainside by day, craps table-side by night. I'm not a big
gambler, but craps is a lot of fun once you get to learn the
Reading is a great way to be OK with not doing anything else.
Fiction, non-fiction, doesn't matter. Short stories to epics,
essays to volumes. I tend to switch back between a novel and
something from which I can learn, depending on the mental energy
I'm willing to expend. Don't really have time for TV or cable -
Netflix is oppressive enough.
What I’m doing with my life
Ok, this might mean work, but that doesn't matter so much. I'm a
consultant/project manager in the tech industry. Not nearly as
exciting as fireman or brain surgeon, or at least not as instantly
recognizable. I also DJ quite a bit and am getting into music
production. I'm not going to lie, it's more of a hobby than
anything, if only because I don't have enough time to dedicate to
it. So, yeah, I'm not all that. But I have a lot of fun doing it. I
threw my first legit party in the middle of the forest up near
Trinity Lake. It was a transformative experience and reminded me
why I work so hard at it.
Went to Europe for a few weeks in Feb/March. Iceland, Denmark,
Germany, Austria. There's really too much to say about all of that.
Iceland in particular was amazing. The whole country is a postcard.
I’m really good at
DJing, dancing, skiing, racquetball, soccer, hacky-sack,
conversation (especially about music and film and science and
hockey), reading, writing, spelling, Words with Friends, useless
information, killing time, giving, receiving, making sense, mixing
metaphors, mediating, meditating, meandering, mmm.
The first things people usually notice about me
Well-dressed, well-groomed, well-spoken, fit, tall.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Favorite book: 1984 Favorite authors: Irvine Welsh and Hunter S.
Thompson Favorite movie: THX-1138 (although the more I watch Inland
Empire...) Favorite directors: Stanley Kubrick and David
Reading now: 'The Power of Habit' by Charles Duhigg and a
collection of Philip K. Dick stories. Just finished 'House of
Leaves' by Mark Z. Danielewski which was the most insane thing I've
Just Watched: Upstream Color - I think Carruth is a genius. Also,
can't stop watching Bill Burr standup and Archer.
Music...probably best just to ask. But favorites include Aphex
Twin, Underworld, Cocteau Twins, Saint Etienne, Groove Armada, Cut
Copy, New Order, Millionyoung, VNV Nation.
The six things I could never do without
Things that make beautiful sounds
Films that challenge my emotions
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Getting the most out of my time on this planet, leaving a legacy,
finding the balance between being fulfilled and fulfilling others'
The fact that the snow this season really sucks.
On a typical Friday night I am
Heading out on a weekend trip, going out dancing, mixing music at
home, watching movies with friends, having dinner somewhere I've
never been before, bonfire at the beach, unwinding. In other words,
there is no typical.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
is in person.
You should message me if
I dont even know what this is supposed to mean.