26 Hilliard, United States
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My self-summary
My name is Chris, but most people call me Danforth. I just moved back to Columbus after 8ish years in Seattle and Boston. INTJ.

I truly mean it when I say that I'm drama-free. I won't judge you, creep you out, patronize you, blow your phone up, project my wants/expectations, or make my problems yours. We are all of equal value, regardless of our decisions or lifestyles.

I need more quality individuals in my life. Taking the time to get to know people, and developing meaningful relationships that stick is something I love. I treat my inner circle well.
What I’m doing with my life
I studied Music Business & Management and psychology at Berklee in Boston. Trumpet, trombone, and bass. Funky. In that time my (business) partner & I co-founded The Steelehaus Creative Corporation:
We're an artist development conglomerate, essentially a (blah blah ask me about it if you really care). It's my life's work, something I'm truly proud of.

I also work full time with kids and teens with developmental disabilities as a home care aide. It's been a privilege to witness such unadulterated humanity, and I hope to continue working with kids in the future. Soon I will be combining these two careers, once I get a music therapy degree under my belt.

ALSO I train dogs and offer all kinds of services in that field. I have some alpacas and chickens too.
I’m really good at
Dangerous Optimism
Being brutally, awkwardly honest
Music & theory
Making drinks
Making money, and managing said money.
The first things people usually notice about me
First comment is usually the eyes. They're blue, and apparently some people like that.

Sometimes I'm a space cadet, and can be very abstract or nonsensical, usually in a goofy or maniacal way. I have learned that this can be weird for some people, especially sensitive or sarcastic types. I tend to be very chatty, fear of rejection or failure makes for a boring life.

Sometimes I try too hard, and feel silly.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I love to cook, but I rarely like to cook alone, or just for myself. My favorite thing to do is cook food for many people while we listen to music and drink. I'm also the least picky eater I've ever met.

With a few exceptions, I don't truly love something I see on a television unless it's funny.

Music is usually not a matter of taste for me. My life has revolved around playing and listening to music since I was a child, and it will be the source of both my happiness and employment for the rest of my life. I won't listen to music and actively dislike it unless it is something else before it's music.

I grew up playing creole music (new orleans jazz), Cuban & various Latin American styles, and big band jazz on my trumpet, but got deep into funk, R&B, and hip hop in college. On the bass I grew up playing metal/hard rock, small group jazz, eventually exploring hip hop and funk as well. I listen to 'classical' music on the daily, but rarely when anybody's around.
The six things I could never do without
An Instrument
Paper & Pen
Golden Grahams (tied with sriracha and gin)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I'm all over the place, seriously.
I get really excited about random concepts or ideas sometimes, and catch myself explaining things to specific people in my head as if they were in the room with me. I relish in seeing the big picture. I make fun of myself often.

Often, being too trusting and open with people gets me into trouble, but I refuse to change. I don't hide my flaws, you'll know the 'real' me quickly if you pay attention.

I prefer to assume the best out of others and be dissapointed every once in a while, as opposed to assuming the worst out of the world and in constant search for the exceptions. I prefer the inevitable consequences of trusting openly over the dull unhappiness that comes from trusting nobody.

My work is my passion, so naturally much of my mindspace is taken up by the fear and excitement of business.

I write every day.. rather I continually develop a series of 'strategic initiatives', both for my personal life and the life of my company. Long story.
On a typical Friday night I am
In my hot tub, listening to music (drink and/or blunt optional).
Working from home, writing or reading.
Hanging out with my dogs, listening to awesome music and thinking.

I'll go out if I'm invited, but to be honest that's a rare occasion. I enjoy quality time alone with my thoughts, maybe a guest or two. Can't pretend I'm that hyper-social dude who loves to party, just not my vibe.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Now that I am yet again living in an unfamiliar city by myself, I'm starting to realize just how lonely I've allowed myself to become over the years. Moving around so much has had a negative impact on my ability to make quality friends, even though I'm surrounded by awesome people. I feel very alone sometimes.
You should message me if
If you think meeting up somewhere for a bite to eat + small talk sounds fun,

If you think coming by to jam, practice, or collaborate on some music and/or business sounds fun,

If you're thinking to yourself "wish I could find a nice+smart+chill guy to hang out with in my free time drama-free" ,

If smoking a joint in my hot tub with me (and possibly a friend of yours + my roommate) sounds like fun,

If you have any constructive criticism,

Say hi, I'm easy to talk to :)