Hello... for starters, I'm the guy in front...... .Anyway, I am intelligent, funny ,creative and talented...( on a good day anyway).... BTW, the picture (from a band promo) , while being from at least 4 or 5 years ago, is still pretty close to what I look like these days ...I seem to be having the good fortune to be aging well and am a very youthful 64, physically and otherwise... Anyway, besides what I said about myself above, I'm a kind, compassionate ( and passionate) nice guy too.. ...I love hearing live music, especially blues, rockabilly and Americana although I have fairly eclectic tastes. I enjoy other performing arts too, from tame and mainstream to out on the fringe theater, dance, and especially spoken word ...I enjoy the proverbial quiet night at home at this point in my life too as well as exploring NM and the southwest .
I have an artistic soul ; I'm funny and light-hearted, but also have a deeply serious side...I embrace the sublime and the ridiculous, the light and the dark......And I'm a realist more than a pessimist or optimist. My creator made me a deeply passionate person, and I'm still a believer in finding a forever love (guess I'm still the optimist here).
Also, the "other" religion that I'm "somewhat serious about" is not really a religion per se...I adhere to a strong sense of spirituality that includes teachings of various religions, with a healthy dose of pure, old-fashioned hippie ethics and spirituality, and although I definitely am not stuck in the 60's, I AM grounded in what I learned from those days, both politically and spiritually.
I have a youthful outlook on life . I've always heard that I'm supposed to become more conservative as I get older. Hasn't happened yet, and I'm positive it's never going to. If anything, the current political climate in this country has me feeling more radical than since I was in my 20's, and I remain progressive and open minded in other areas of my life too... I'm hoping to meet someone who can say the same about herself.
What I’m doing with my life
OK...to summarize in a few dozen words....I guess I'm pretty much
retired... I play music very part time these days ( the times of
playing 4, 5 or even 6 nights a week are long gone; I don't even
play that many nights in a month any more although I don't turn
gigs down when offered). Just getting used to having lots of free
time, and using it to do things like reading, working out,
practicing my instruments, visiting with friends and traveling.
I’m really good at
Singing, and playing several wind instruments.... I'm good with
kids too ; they sense a respect from me that I think that they,
rightly or wrongly,feel that they don't always receive from adults,
and also they sense that I've still got some residual "goofy
kid"left in me that they can relate to. I'm good at intelligent
conversation, as well as making people laugh too...And I'm good at
being supportive in a relationship while at the same time,
challenging you to be an ever-evolving person ( and would hope to
be treated the same way by you).
The first things people usually notice about me
Visually? That I'm not tall, to say the least ( 5'4" ), but that I
look younger than I am too. People also notice my intelligence (
hopefully). Also have been told on more occasions than I would have
expected , that I have "pretty eyes", so I guess I do.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I LOVE to laugh, so I enjoy good comedies, and don't think
anything's ever been made that's funnier than Animal House ( that
one may be a guy thing though). I thought Oh Brother Where Art Thou
was exceptional too.I love good documentaries also (have seen every
one of Michael Moore's for instance)... Music? The big three for me
are Springsteen, Dylan, and The Clash. And old Motown can't be beat
either...But again, very eclectic... I read mostly ( but not only)
non-fiction, and alternate between binges of
biographies/autobiographies, spiritual, and political (
leftist/progressive i.e. The Shock Doctrine etc...) .I do a fair
amount of my informational reading on line these days too.
The six things I could never do without
Hmmm. tough call...
the love and support of my friends and family
music, especially the artists mentioned above
I'd say love, sex and eroticism but have sometimes had no choice
but to live without them and found to my amazement, that I could
when I had to.
staying aware politically( although that can get pretty
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to stay true to myself and my beliefs and values which include
being politically progressive . ( I occasionally "tweak" my wording
of this so as to not seem too strident or negative about the
current political situation, but to be honest, it IS something I
think about a lot).
Rock and/or roll
Love and sex (supposedly the average male thinks about sex, whether
consciously or subconsciously, every 7 seconds or something, but 'm
getting up there in years now, so it's probably every 9 or
spiritual matters, the nature of consciousness and eternity etc;
the BIG questions
how to be a better person
On a typical Friday night I am
no such thing as typical. Might be playing a gig,or at a ball game,
having dinner with friends, listening to live music, hanging out at
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
That I will be very, very open about " private things" once we get
to know each other . For now, I guess just that I'm much more shy
and introspective than people who've only seen me on stage would
You should message me if
You are intelligent , funny, kind, feminine... politically aware
too ( NO REPUBLICANS !) and culturally hip,and are wanting to meet
a nice, if imperfect man. I'm open to many different "types" of
women, but think I'd be a better match with someone who views
themselves as artistic and/or outside the mainstream rather than
living or aspiring to, a staid, "white-bread" existence.
I want to add that I also would enjoy having a partner who takes
care of her health with regular exercise etc.