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I'm absolutely a foodie. I love all foods, am a proficient and
passionate cook, and can slum it or go fine dining. I make my own
wine as a hobbyist and collect wine.
I love all music and am now getting back into live shows- prefer
small clubs. In my newly single life (since 2011), I've caught a
diverse selection of shows. I'll see anything at the Fillmore. My
recent live music exploration has included Storm Large, Matt
Schofield (blues guitar), The Butthole Surfers, Ting Tings, Eric
McFadden (many times, often with Jane Wiedlin appearing), Squeeze,
The Melvins (multiple times), Unsane, Gotye, Serj Tankian, Le
Butcherettes, Bob Dylan with Mark Knopfler, Jimmy Buffett, the 30th
anniversary tour of The Go-Go's, The Killers (twice), Todd Rundgren
(many times), Fitz and the Tantrums (multiple times), Jimmy Cliff
(multiple times), Spin Doctors, AFI (many times, my cousin is in
the band), Polica, Capital Cities (several times), Queens of the
Stone Age (several times), Sheila E., Art Alexakis (Everclear),
Arctic Monkeys, The Colourist (multiple times), Bryan Ferry, Pet
Shop Boys, Wayne Shorter, Johnny Winter (RIP), Trombone Shorty,
Fishbone, Roy Rogers, Franz Ferdinand, The Foals, Cage the
Elephant, The Faint (several times), Steve Winwood, Nick Cave and
the Bad Seeds, Peter Murphy, New Order, Ringo Starr and his
All-Stars (for TODD, one of the All-Stars) Filter (with Helmet, who
stole the show), Bruno Mars, Howard Jones with Tom Bailey (yeah,
the secret show at Mezzanine- was amazing), Sammy Hagar, Sky
Ferreira, The Breeders, George Thorogood, ABC, Hall & Oates,
Lily Allen, Glenn Tillbrook (more Squeeze!), and some more I can't
recall. I have tickets to a bunch of upcoming shows such as X /
Blasters, Pharoah Sanders, Styx, Billy Idol, Dengue Fever,
Echosmith, The Colourist (again), Ting Tings (again), Ministry,
STRKFR, The Roots, Cracker, Camper Van Beethoven, They Might Be
Giants and others.
I prefer classic films to the Hollywood formulas, and only wish I
had more time to read (most of my reading is work-related these
days and/or non-fiction). I've only watched It's A Wonderful Life
once this holiday season- I'd better get cracking...
Directors: Billy Wilder, Alfred Hitchcock, Fritz Lang, Coen
Brothers, Stephen Soderberg, Judd Apatow, Paul Thomas Anderson,
Orson Welles, Kevin Smith.
Movies: Auntie Mame, Wizard of Oz, Magnolia, The Swimmer, Some Like
It Hot, Boogie Nights, Blade Runner, Dazed and Confused,
Pleasantville, The Magnificent Ambersons, Forgetting Sarah
Marshall, Goodfellas, Big Lebowski, Mallrats, anything with John
Cusack, Midnight in Paris, Groundhog Day, Lost in Translation. Love
going to the Stanford of Castro theaters. I just watched About Time
and I loved it so much- can even squeeze in one more quote:
"The truth is I now don't travel back at all, not even for the day,
I just try to live every day as if I've deliberately come back to
this one day, to enjoy it, as if it was the full final day of my
extraordinary, ordinary life." -from About Time
Bands: Led Zeppelin, Beatles, Melvins, AFI, White Stripes (or
anything Jack White), Miles Davis, Chet Baker, Beastie Boys, Todd
Rundgren, and anything 70's/80's with singers higher pitched than
most women (Chicago, Styx, Boston, Kansas...).
Shows: Les Miserables (best ever!), Wicked, The Producers (I saw
rare performance with Jason Alexander and Martin Short), Jersey
Boys, O, Spring Awakenings, Rock of Ages, Lion King. For shows I
love but haven't seen I'd list Annie Get Your Gun, Lady Be Good,
Girl Crazy, Kiss Me Kate. I have tickets for Elf the Musical, Book
of Mormon, and Matilda.
Travel: I love travel. I prefer Europe, but need to expand my
horizons. Last year, I spent time in London and loved it. I just
returned from Munich (Electronica), but enjoyed visiting friends
and colleagues in Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and Austria, as well.
I like short trips (7-10 days abroad or long weekends
domestically). The last couple of years also took me to Hawaii,
Oregon (many times), NYC, Charlotte (many times), Vegas (many
times), Mexico, Nashville, So Cal (Disneyland multiple times), West
Marin/N. Coast (multiple weekend trips), Yosemite, Healdsburg
(spend most of my summer weekends there), Arizona, New Orleans (the
Super Bowl!), Chicago, NYC, and Washington DC. In 2015, I have some
travel already planned for Vegas, Charlotte (at least twice),
Italy, Hawaii, Seattle, San Diego, my annual trips to Disneyland
and Yosemite, and Portland. Some of the above trips are for
business, but I always spend a little extra time to explore. Last
year, I sold my car after 225,000 miles and bought a new one-
already has 45,000 miles in 16 months.
Food: I'm in a lifelong search for the world's best burger.
Related, I'm a french fry addict. Sushi (especially waloo, kamachi,
maguro), anything umami, mushroom, truffle and truffle oil, foie
gras, chicken tikka masala, brussels sprouts, smokey BBQ,
potstickers, duck confit, a great fish taco (grilled, with lots of
lime), tapatio, rice wine vinegar, Maille mustard (especially the
flavored ones I get in Europe, but the old style also great), mac n
Restaurants: Sons and Daughters, Wise Sons Deli, Gary Danko, Puerto
27, Farmer Brown, Sir and Star, Outerlands, Thanh Long, any
restaurant in Healdsburg, Bar Tartine, Maverick (damn, burned
down), Southpaw BBQ.
T.V.: Yes, I own a t.v. Two, in fact. I don't know why it's so hip
to say you don't own a t.v.; nor do I know why that automatically
implies I'm a fat, lazy slob. I watch some sports on t.v., and have
two shows going at all times- usually Sundays. Right now that would
be Walking Dead (darn, just ended) and Homeland. Earlier in the
year, it would be Game of Thrones.
Sports: For all you hipsters, please don't rush off to the next
profile just because I like spectator sports. I can bore you to
death with every fantasy baseball stat, or we can never discuss,
it's all good! That being said, I'm a big Giants, Niners, Warrior
fan, with season tickets to the Giants and Warriors, and I usually
go to 1-3 Niner games also.
Exercise: Iyengar yoga, tennis, basketball, golf (customer golf-
I'm NOT a fanatic), walking. I wish I had more time, but for now
focusing on the eating part of the equation- lost 15 lbs this year.
Even if I did have time, hanging out in a smelly gym with no
windows is not my idea of fun.