Musician, librarian, curator, Anglican priest.
Reading that over, I sound like a character in a Robertson Davies
novel or a Merchant Ivory film. But that would miss the post-punk
keyboardist, theater in college part of the story. And it would
miss the existential car crashes all (or almost all) grownups have
on their record. And the hard-won hope.
Not at all comfortable with this sort of forum, but recently on the
other side of a marriage, and although it probably is true that a
great many people on this site are here to get over someone, I'm
actually not. I'm here to keep living my curious life. Which means
meeting new people. Well, all people are new every day. I mean,
people new to me.
What I’m doing with my life
My life and I don't always get along, and he's often off exploring
cathedral archives in Europe while I work in the library and shop
at Whole Foods. Sometimes we meet up and get coffee together.
Occasionally we sing.
I’m really good at
Reading neumes, exegesis sacred and profane, holing up, snarking,
worrying about whether I went too far in snarking, and fearing God.
The first things people usually notice about me
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books : A Warning to the Curious, The Sot-Weed Factor, The Once and
Movies : Magnolia, Time Bandits, Withnail and I
Shows : The Sopranos, Breaking Bad, South Park
Music : Anything Scott Miller has done, Krzysztof Penderecki,
William Byrd, Current 93 (et familia), post-punk in general
Food : Italian, Greek, sushi, pretentious and expensive French food
The six things I could never do without
Music, fine editions of Victorian/Edwardian supernatural fiction,
beer, the book Shakespeare used to pray with, stimulants, Netflix.
I could handle the Fight Club last scene end of civilization, if it
weren't for the fact that it means the end of Netflix.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Getting bills paid, the cure of souls, musical integrity, archival
order, and what exactly is up with this.
On a typical Friday night I am
Reading my uncanny dinner companions.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
X marks the spot.
You should message me if
You're as willing to arduously step out of your comfort zone as I
am of mine. You are tolerant, wry, kind, and take it as a principle
that people are fallen and profoundly broken but also infinitely
lovable. You think that Britannia rules the waves.
Least important: you have opinions about MR James or Current
93...and they aren't necessarily mine.