I'm an adoring fan of music (from rock to reggae to experimental to psychedelic), books (science, philosophy, poetry, some fiction), and movies. I make music myself when I can, and I've been exploring my love for words and creative expression through poetry and photography. But a guy has to be active too, and for that I must skate! I have a killer, flexible job that affords me opportunities to get out of the house during the day to hook up with friends for coffee or skating, or maybe a group jaunt up the mountain for some snowboarding. Other times I'm keen on a morning hike in the woods before the fog has lifted from the trees, or breathing in the salty air as the sun dips below the horizon.
I have a challenging and interesting job. I work behind the scenes, pulling strings, weaving patterns in the air with my hands... helping make the Internet a safer place for all of us. And while doing this, I'm usually wearing pajamas and a hoodie, sipping coffee, and listening to music. At my house. That's my favorite part.
Regardless of how I ended up on my current career path, my passion is music, and that's the field where I obtained my degree. I've enjoyed myriad and diverse musical experiences... I've performed incredible music in concert halls from the humble to the grandiose, and on playing fields for tens of thousands of people; I've learned the craft of the recording studio and the disciplined process of massaging musical ideas into physical reality; I've experienced the pleasure of my music having touched humans from distant parts of the world I've never seen; and recently I had the privilege of contributing creatively to a record, as a peer, with one of my longtime heroes. But all of these things pale compared to the feeling of lazily caressing a guitar as I search for the perfect turn of phrase while my dreamgirl looks on... Well, I bet they do anyway... :)
One of the most interesting places I've been is China, where I spent two weeks a couple years ago exploring and journeying from South to North by train. I had been most excited to see the ancient landscape and famous sites, and while those were as amazing as I'd hoped, what really wowed me were the people. Some of the most vivid memories I have are of the personal interactions I had with people on the street, or on the train, or while dining or getting a foot massage. Always planning the next adventure! I have a dream of exploring Northern Europe, particularly Scandinavia, listening to languages, taking photos in places off the beaten path and composing music in my head; singing snippets of ditties into a voice recorder... and forgetting to turn it off, and later finding perfect bits and pieces of found sound and conversations to use in my recordings.
As my username implies, I unabashedly view the world with a bit of boyish wonder. There's something I love about all types of weather. I can't stop looking at the stars. I grew up on the coast and will always have a love affair with the sea. I'm making time to enjoy this amazing world, and I'm interested in making new friends, discovering new perspectives, and sharing experiences. We're all hurtling through the cosmos, right? So let's spend some time together laughing all the way!