yardbirdSF
35 San Francisco, CA
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My self-summary
I'm cool, chill.. But not cold.

Born and raised in the South. Durham / Chapel Hill, NC -> SF

Been in SF for four years now and love it. I understand now why I never met a lot of Californians on the East Coast, yet I meet a ton of East Coasters out here. Why would you want to leave here? The Bay Area is awesome, but you already knew that.

I'm laid back, some say a bit reserved. But I can flip the switch. An extroverted introvert. I did take a Meyers Brigg test and apparently I'm an ENTJ. I think the E is learned though.

Chemistry is important, and as fun as it might be to click through a bunch of pictures, I prefer real human interaction -- I'm down for a face to face meeting rather than a bunch of back and forth messaging.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a career musician juggling band management with composing/arranging for various ensembles and performing saxophone.

I've spent a lot of my free time learning to cook -- it's therapeutic for me, and I love that I can spend so much time creating something and then eat it. Check out my album "Food I've Cooked" if you're on your computer (sorry, mobile users -- okcupid needs to fix that / add that feature).

Mostly, looking to share fun times and always thinking about what my next meal is going to be and where my next trip will take me.
I’m really good at
Listening, seeing the bigger picture, using (parentheses), cooking, learning new skills.
The first things people usually notice about me
Depends on the person!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Music, to name a lot: Aaron Copeland, Air, Alan Silvestri, Arcade Fire, Aretha Franklin, Art Blakey, Avishai Cohen, Barry Harris, Beastie Boys, The Beatles, Beethoven, Bela Fleck, Bill Withers, Bjork, Bob Marley, Brazilian Girls, Cannonball Adderly, Charlie Parker, Clifford Brown, Count Basie, Daft Punk, Danny Elfman, Debussy, Dexter Gordon, Dizzy Gillespie, Dream Theater, Earth Wind & Fire, Ella Fitzgerald, Erykah Badu, The Flaming Lips, The Foreign Exchange, Frank Sinatra, Freddie Hubbard, Genesis, Gnarls Barkley, Gustav Mahler, Hall & Oates, Herbie Hancock, Huey Lewis & the News, Imogen Heap, The Jacksons, Jamiroquai, Jazzanova, Jimi Hendrix, John Coltrane, John McLaughlin, John Williams, Jurassic 5, Kenny Garrett, Kool & the Gang, Led Zeppelin, Lester Young, Lettuce, M83, Maceo Parker, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Miles Davis, The Meters, Morcheeba, Outkast, Parliament, Paul Simon, Pearl Jam, Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, The Police, Prince, Queen, Rage Against the Machine, R.E.M., Radiohead, Ravi Shankar, The Roots, Roy Hargrove, Sonny Rollins, Sonny Stitt, Stevie Wonder, Stravinsky, Tears for Fears, Thelonius Monk, Thievery Corporation, Toto, Tribe Called Quest, Wagner, Zakir Hussein, Zero 7

Books: I tend to read fiction, mostly fantasy/sci-fi to escape, but always open to a suggestion. The Name of the Wind is my newest favorite.

Movies: I love movies at home or in the theater. I have a pretty large collection of Blu-Rays ranging from The Big Lebowski to Lord of the Rings to The Incredibles to Snatch to Wall Street.

TV Series: Game of Thrones, Iron Chef America, Chopped, Daredevil, The League, Master of None.
The six things I could never do without
1. Live music aka performing
2. Travel/Vacations
3. Patience
4. Access to a well stocked kitchen
5. Fresh air (preferably near a beach)
6. Flip flops
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Food.
On a typical Friday night I am
up for anything most nights.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I went to a Baptist preschool.
You should message me if
you're honest and you know what you want!
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