In the past I have enjoyed doing Shakespeare and a play that was basically performance art. Being out of my comfort zone, sometimes.
Personalities,The Magnetic Fields, Siouxsie and The Banshees, Robyn Hitchcock, Wall of
Voodoo, A Tribe Called Quest, The Shins, Blur, Paul Simon, Simon and Garfunkel,Tom Waits, Radiohead, The Talking Heads, P-Funk, Hefner,The Kinks, Mark Robinson and related projects, Miles Davis, R.E.M., The Soft Boys, Mission of Burma, Neil Young, Elvis Costello, They Might Be Giants, The Pop Group, John Lennon, James Brown, David Bowie, Erik Satie, Outkast, The Beastie Boys, Leo Kottke, The New Pornographers, Destroyer, Public Enemy, New Order, The Band, Louis Armstrong, Flying Nun Compilation stuff, Van Morrison, BIG STAR ESPECIALLY THE THIRD ALBUM, Buddy Holly, Roxy Music, Bjork, Squeeze (especially
the singles), The Cure, The Pixies, The Smiths, Joy Division,
Husker Du, The Byrds, Otis Redding, Camper Van Beethoven, Slint,Television, Sebadoh, Guided By Voices, Nick Cave, The Birthday Party, Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers, Ween,Love, Captain Beefheart,The Chills, Joni Mitchell, Love, St. Vincent,
Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks, Medications, Kurt Vile, The Evens, The Olivia Tremor Control, Julian Cope, Shellac, Rapeman, Big Black, Grimes, LCD Soundsystem, Parquet Courts, UV Race, Pere Ubu, Lee Hazlewood, The Grays (a one album band Jon Brion was in)and many more!!!
Favorite TV Shows: Mr. Show with Bob and David, Bojack. Horseman. I find the show Louie really life affirming, Curb
Your Enthusiasm, Certain ,Stand up comedians: two faves are Louis Ck and Marc Maron, Freaks and Geeks, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,Arrested Development, Sarah Silverman Program, Strangers
With Candy, Monty Python, and Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job, Larry Sanders Show, Comedy Bang Bang, Bunk, Space Ghost: Coast to Coast. There are a bunch of serious dramatic shows I NEED to watch, and will soon :). I do love non comedic things, for sure!
Favorite Movies: F For Fake, Taste of Cherry, Punch Drunk Love, The Conversation,
Unforgiven, Magnolia, A Clockwork Orange, Network,The Aristocrats, Comedians of
Comedy, Happiness,Marjoe, The Big Lebowski, Barton Fink, Life
of Brian, Monty Python and The Holy Grail, I Heart Huckabees,
Thank You For Smoking, Synechdoche, New York, The Shawshank Redemption, This is Spinal Tap, Sideways, A Serious Man, The Royal Tenebaums,
The Graduate, Waiting For Guffman, Midnight
Cowboy, There Will Be Blood, Fargo, Bananas, Wet Hot American Summer, Youth In Revolt, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Big Kahuna (this is an odd choice, and not very filmic, but I dig the dialogue and acting) Playtime, Happiness,12 Angry Men...I also have tons more I need to see.
Favorite Podcasts: That's right I added a category because I am a huge audiophile and love theater of the mind/listening in on conversations especially if it's of an elucidating and/or comedic nature: The Sound of Young America, Norm MacDonald Live, Jordan, Jesse, Go!, Comedy Bang Bang, Wtf with Marc Maron, You Made it Weird, The Nerdist, Doug Loves Movies (it's spotty and guest dependent, but still solid), The Todd Glass Show, Mental Illness Happy Hour, Never Not Funny and The David Feldman comedy podcast. I tend to go more by guest, however I almost never miss an episode of Comedy Bang Bang and WTF. Some podcasting networks I use are Earwolf, Feral Audio, Nerdist, and Maximumfun.org. There are many more that I catch here and there, but I should say that the reason I am such a podcast aficianado stems from the fact that I love broadcasting and exploring its artistic possibilities.
Favorite Books: Zombie Spaceship Wasteland by Patton
oswalt, Here, There, and Everywhere: My Life Recording The Beatles by Geoff Emerick, The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien, Invisible by Paul Auster, Autobiography of The Ex Colored Man by James Weldon Johnson. If anyone has any reccomendations tell me. I am getting really in to Alan Watts right now. I am currently reading Kafka on The Shore by Murakami. Faulkner and Joyce are great. I dug the little I have read of Borges and David Foster Wallace. I need to read much more. As of now, I actively hate Nietzsche and his philosophy. I also hate Objectivism and how it turns people into myopic and spiritually unevolved altruism hating id monsters. I also think I need to get back into reading literature regularly again, it's been awhile.
...but don't we all? Believe it or not, how not to overdo things. I think I have a huge appreciation for William F. Buckley, not for his shitty conservative political views, but for his ability to meander and say something in nine minutes that could take one. How often certain musical preferences accompany certain political beliefs/lifestyle preferences. Do young post college professionals who live in DC proper and are on OkCupid come from a factory that makes predictably boring people? I earnestly want to know the answer to this. Are there secret meetings where young professionals meet and discuss how best to be predictable and boring? I find how language is used in all facets of life fascinating. How people code speech especially in the political realm is fascinating. It's super fun to decode how people are often manipulated by the media and politicians. I really have to clean up the yammering on this profile.
I actually really enjoy talking about myself and presenting myself in new terrain, since that's kind of a huge part of what I am doing with my life, but I also love making huge connections with others, whether I meet them once or they are a constant part of my life. I love camaraderie and feed off the energy of others, while creating my own distinct brew. I don't drink for a myriad of reasons, not a drop, but I am TOTALLY AWESOME with being around it. I think gender norms are boring to adhere to and don't really enjoy being boxed in to acting a certain way, just because I am a dudebrah. Exploration and freedom are the best! I have a shameless love for karaoke. Despite all my quirks, and maybe even because of them, I will probably make something of myself substantial in my niche pursuing my passion. I am a vulnerable goofball so if that's not your thang, no worries. I can intensely focus on things that interest me, to a degree that many others can't when I am at my best. Almost all my positives are also my negatives. I can be abrasive and raw, and this is not something that will change anytime soon. Also, between just me and you, I am really sexy and people love me. I actually want to attempt stand up comedy. How private is that?!
Could you be the one?