I just moved back home to Massachusetts from Seattle, love my second home and always will: (RIP Capitol Hill! Big love to Greenwood & Ballard!).
I'm a guy of contrasts, I'm a sports fan, love classical music and intellectual pursuits as well as going to see local bands play out at bars.
I enjoy the arts & literature but am far from a "kill your television" person.
I'm an animal person, especially dogs and doubly Pugs! - LOVE pugs!
Patriots, Sox, B's & C's fan as well as Paris St. Germain & Aston Villa.
I'm fun,outgoing, & have a huge personality.
If your "ideal" person that you seek is "normal" then i'm not the droid you're looking for.
I am proudly different, unique, offbeat and quite frankly "Normal" = boring to me.
Also, if you don't have a face photo up then i'm not intetested.
I have put my face here, you can as well !
Not trying to sound negative at all, want to be up front before anyone invests their time reading forward.
I thrive on being creative - 23 years in radio and i'm a writer currently working on my first novel with several others in the concept stage ready to be written once I finish this initial one.
I also pass on "New Country" & "Bro country " so if that's a passion of yours I won't be a good match for you same for if you're a DMB fan whose music I despise more than new country.
It just won't work out but I wish you the best !
Please also note that if I visit your profile and you are not in the Boston area know that it's NOT because I am "Travelling through and looking for a hook up".
Have 6 other books/cases for my detective to investigate & me to write once I finish this one, the concepts & ideas have grown for each and I keep a file for each when ideas or inspiration strike.
Barring that I'm following the words of David Wooderson:
Hear the man speak the words here:
I'm a heck of a home chef and love being in the kitchen.
I'm the KING of parallel parking, there's no spot I can't get a car into!
I'm a great listener and forever ready to be an ear to a friend.
Always know the name of the movie or tv show that "had that guy or girl who was in that thing".
give great hugs, and can pack a box for shipping or moving like a pro!
LA Confidential -
BTW How cool was Kevin Spacey in that film? Sgt. Jack Vincennes, that cat was a dapper dresser!
Swingers - "You're so money & you don't even know it!
Making the grade
LOTR & Hobbit series series
Any James Bond movie, well except for the ones with Timothy Dalton & Pierce Brosnan.
Ok, now some authors and books:
A people's history of the United States" - Dr. Howard Zinn
Any Oscar Wilde
Ursula K. Leguin
My Uncle Oswald - Roald Dahl
Anything by Jimmy Breslin - architect of "New Journalism"
Judy Blume - One of my YA influences and who didn't love the "Fudge" books?
A Stranger in this world - Kevin Canty
Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
Donald E. Westlake
Bright lights, Big city - Jay McInerney
"The Pigman" and other books written by Paul Zindel - Another influence of mine as far as my Young Adult novel projects I'm working on writing.
Music wise I LOVE 80's New Wave & punk
Adam Ant, Haircut 100, Cocteau Twins, Cure, Morrissey, Echo, Reflex, Duran Duran, Bauhaus and many more!
classic hip hop & R&B Eric B & Rakim, Whodini, , Dazz Band, old LL, Beasties, Gap Bandl, Teena Marie, Troop.
classical - JS Bach in particular
Jazz & big band - Stan Kemton, Art Blakey, Terry Gibbs, Wayne Shorter, Stan Getz Tito Puente, Maynard Ferguson, & of course Chet Baker amongst many others including Sinatra, Ella, Satchmo,Edith Piaf, Billie & Sassy.
I'm a regular listener of "The Swing years & Beyond" on KUOW, still do even though I no longer live in Seattle.
Metal - especially "hair metal" but I go deep on the bands I dig not just your usual Poison, Cinderella & Warrant, I'm talking bands like Tuff, kix, Enuff Znuff, Danger Danger, Loudness and many more!
I'm a big NPR listener, BBC news, "The Diane Rehm show", "The World" are some of my favorite programs as I'm a news junkie but also enjoy their entertainment programs - "The Moth Radio Hour", "Wait, Wait don't tell me", "Car Talk ".
"The Young Ones"
Lots of old TV shows on the retro TV channels from when I was growing up in the 70's-80's
The Rachel Maddow Show
Wish MSNBC would bring Keith Olbermann back.
I like Car shows like Counting Cars, "Fast & Loud" - GYSOT!!! along with how to car shows, and wood working how to shows.
Bob's Burgers, Robot Chicken, Family Guy.
Love cooking shows - I'm an enthusiastic practitioner of the gastronomical arts.
I also like "Sherlock", "Seinfeld","The League", "CSI".
I will always stop and watch a marathon of "How it's made" when I stumble upon it too.
2. - Pots & Pans
3. - My Journal
4. - Water
5. - My imagination
6. - Being able to go to a beach
What I want to do with my life, What my next steps are, What TRULY makes me happy?
Getting my motorcycle permit & license.
learning to swing dance - care to be my partner?
I am pedantic and at times a touch verbose but I can assure you that you'll be entertained when I am !
I once flew all the way to Paris to get broken up with, deep down I had a feeling it might happen but still went - does that make me a masochist?
I also some VERY interesting and amusing dating stories that nobody else can claim and my friends will tell you could ONLY happen to me - I sometimes feel like I'm having "Larry David moments" the kind that can ONLY happen to Larry on "Curb"
Ask and I'll share some
Ask me about the time I met Sherman Helmsley - aka "George Jefferson" at a record store in Boston as proof.