Please just skim this profile, really!
[[Looking to meet an awesome guy within Dating Range.
passionate, conversational, quirky, and intellectual ...
I'm a passionate pianist and proud teacher of a wide range of students. I enjoy novel experiences & having my horizons broadened, & welcome new quality friendships! Nature makes me happy. I tend to be forthright & have strong convictions, while also relishing a good conversation or intelligent debate. I Strive to have a profound impact in the world
INTERESTS: Animals, NPR, Improvisation, Composing Music, Creative collaboration, Laughter, TED talks, Helping People, Passionate Musicians, Skill games, Evoking a Smile, Rewarding Challenges, Dogs, Ideas, Discovery, Staying Active,
Nonconformists, Exploring, Foreign Cultures, Cuddling, Hearing others' unique perspectives, Improving my Self, Intelligence squared debates podcast, Integrity, John Corvino columnist, LGBT news / discussion / psychology, Morality and Ethical Philosophy, My Friends, Mythology, Old-School Video Games, Philosophizing, Pottery, Prodigies, Psychology, Reminiscing, Science, Discovering Beauty in Unexpected Places, Human Sexuality, Sleep and Dreams, Spontaneity, Swing Dancing, thinking, Volunteering
"People may not remember your name or a lot about you, but they will always remember the way you made them feel."
Building my repertoire with some of those pieces I've always wanted to learn, by Debussy, Ravel, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Liszt, Scriabin, Beethoven, Uematsu (Final Fantasy series), Joplin, and various video game / anime themes
Developing my teaching studio
Collaborating with vocalists
Looking for Mr. Right
See soundcloud.com/danpianoman/sets to hear some collaborations with some singers, improvisations & classical clips.
See Facebook.com/pianolessonswithdan to get a sense of my passion for teaching
making witticisms, pushing myself physically and mentally, desiring to always improve, being kind-hearted to good people, giving massages, word games, thinking outside the box, finding depth and complexity in the seemingly simple
unique way of thinking
that I make them laugh
MOVIES: my favorite movies change throughout time: Disney, anything nostalgic, foreign films, gay-interest films (if well-done), intellectual films, independent films, sci fi, some anime, dramas, comedies, epic, fantasy, action dramas, tear-jerkers, intelligent scripts, romances, all kinds ...
So I like movies :-p Here's a list for you to skim: Abyss, Aeon Flux, Aladdin, Alice in Wonderland, Almost Famous, Amadeus, Amelie, American Beauty, American History X, American Tail, Anna and the King, Army of Darkness, The Associate, Avatar Imax 3D, Avengers, Awakenings, Azumi, Back to the Future trilogy, Batteries Not Included, Beauty and the Beast, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Beetlejuice, Billy Madison, Bird on a Wire, Blind Side, Blood Diamond, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, Chaplin, Charlotte's Web, Cheesy Lifetime Movies, Chocolat, Cinderella, Cirque du Freak, City of Lost Children, Clue, Cloud Atlas, Coming to America, Congo, The Cure, D.A.R.Y.L., Dancer in the Dark, Dark City, Death Becomes Her, Death to Smoochy, Demolition Man, Devil's Advocate, Dogma, Dragonheart, Dumbo, Edward Scissorhands, Enchanted, Enemy of the State, ET, Fern Gully, Fifty First Dates, Fight Club, Finding Nemo, Flight of the Navigator, The Forbidden Kingdom (2008), Frequency, Frighteners, The Game, Gattaca, Ghost, Ghost Dad, Grave of the Fireflies, Food of Love (2002), Green Mile, Groundhog Day, Happy Gilmore, The Golden Compass (for its visuals), Harry and the Hendersons, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Heart and Souls, Hellboy 2, Highlander movies, Homeward Bound, Hook, Hotel New Hampshire, How Green was my Valley, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, How to Succeed in Business, Incredibles, Independence Day, Interview with a Vampire, Invention of Lying, Iron Man, Jacob Two-two, James and the Giant Peach, Jerry Mcguire, Johnny Mnemonic, Jungle Book, Juno, Karate Kid (Original), Karate Kid (2010), Kill Bill, Kinsey, L.I.E., Lady and the Tramp, Lagaan, League of their Own, Legend, Life As A House, Life is Beautiful, Life of Pi, Lilo and Stitch, Little Mermaid, Long Kiss Goodnight, Lucky Number Sleven, Madagascar 3, Man on the Moon, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Mary Poppins, The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human, Matrix, Memento, Metropolis (animated), The Mighty, Milo and Otis, Mona Lisa Smile, Mrs. Doubtfire, Mulan, Must Love Dogs, Never Ending Story, Nightmare before Christmas, Nutty Professor, Odd Sock, One Fine Day, 101 Dalmations (cartoon), Oscar, Overboard, Pay it Forward, Pete's Dragon, Peter Pan w' Mary Martin, Pinocchio, Point of No Return, Power of one, Princess Mononoke, The professional, Proof, Radio Flyer, Raise the Red Lantern, Red Balloon, Rendition, The Rescuers Down Under, Robin Hood Men in Tights, Robocop series, 7 years in Tibet, The Shadow, Shawshank Redemption, Schindler's List, Shattered, Shoalin Soccer, Short Circuit, Shreks, Simpsons Movie, Sin City, Sister Act, Sleeping Beauty, Slumdog Millionaire, Soldier's Girl, The Sound of Music, The Specials, Spirited Away, Star Trek TNG movies, Stardust, Superman series, Surrogates, Sweeney Todd (old and new), The Sword in the Stone, Tank Girl, Terminator 2, Time Bandits, Titus, Total Recall, Toy Story 3, True Lies, Twelve Monkeys, The 24th Day, Up, The Ultimate Gift, Village of the Damned, Volcano High (subtitled), Wall-E, Watchmen, Weird Science, What Dreams May Come, What about Bob?, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Wizard, Wizard of Oz, Woody Allen films, X-Mens, Y Tu Mama Tambien, many foreign films I forgot the names to * I like leaving a good movie with more than I came in with
TV: Nowadays, I'm rarely watching any original broadcasts, but will find stuff online / netflix when I'm procrastinating:
Currently and happy to catch up on:
ANIMAL shows, Daily Show, Game of Thrones, Gotham, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Marvel's Agent Carter, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., novelty shows, science shows, talent show clips (jaw-dropping talents), Talk Shows (Clips online, like Ellen, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel), TED Talks
Back in the day:
Anime (just some, high quality, like Rurouni Kenshin & Ranma 1/2), Bewitched, Breaking Bad, Colbert Report, Comedies (intelligent), CSI and the like, Dexter, Dharma and Greg, Drawn Together, Friends, Gargoyles, I Dream of Jeanie, Revenge, Sci-Fi shows, shows nostalgic of childhood (early 90's shows), Simpsons, South Park, Star Trek TNG, X-Men (Marvel original)
Food: Thai, Indian, Mexican, Passover & Hannukah food, Chinese, Habachi Grill Japanese, Italian, desserts, American (from IHOP, to Cheesecake Factory, to Pizza places, to Diners), My friend Maggie's empanadas, anything w' boneless Chicken Breast
making a sperm bank tour around the country and having an unplanned family reunion in 19 years.
philosophy - ethical, existential, metaphysical ...
day dreaming about various fantasies
profound life-changing steps and destinations
the elusive meanings of life
(I can sort of swing dance, and just began an experimental piano / dance lessons barter!)
Gotta confess I don't know the lyrics to a single song, as I tend to hear the aesthetic quality of a voice and the words as one instrument ... Weird, right?
I take on too many large projects
I'm an idealist
I'm looking for someone within an hour of Centereach, NY - (Long Island) - no further than NYC
I'd love to meet an exceptional guy to gradually develop a special bond - one built upon mutual attraction, admiration, and appreciation.
~ Challenging & inspiring one another ~ Laughing & cuddling ~ Sharing our life experiences and values together
~ Enhanced by profound emotional chemistry, sensuality, friendship, and eventually, discovering that where he is, home is.
I'm also open to platonic local connections with fine musicians, running buddies, and activity partners.
Disclaimer: If I haven't responded, sorry :-/ I've fallen massively behind on here (600 unread messages).
Please message me again!
Out of respect, I'd like to try to respond, to local people who have taken the time to convey something thoughtful in a message / profile, regardless of whether I think we'd click.
Let's be courteous, but respect if there's no interest.
And any of the following would be great! You're:
~ passionate about what you love
~ into novel experiences and adventures together
~ interested in making a difference
~ into engaging conversations
Any combo of these would be an added bonus, if you're:
~ involved in issues you care about
~ talented and skilled at something you enjoy
~ a skilled musician
~ eccentric and unique & embrace your individuality
~ into nature
For platonic friendships I have no particular preference regarding age, race, weight & gender - It's all about who you are as a person :)
IF YOU'RE POTENTIALLY ROMANTICALLY INTERESTED, it'd be cool if you('re):
~ interested in developing a friendship before getting physically involved - not required but ideal
~ a non-smoker (not a game-changer, but ideal)
~ somewhat around my age [this and the next 2 characteristics strongly influence physical chemistry for me]
~ lean, muscular, athletic, somewhat-athletic, or somewhere in that vicinity
~ someone whose mannerisms don't conform to a Hollywood gay stereotype
if you ...
~ enjoy cafes, parks, natural settings, and good company, over a crowded bar
~ express yourself well
~ care about people
~ value honesty
~ open to just about any conversation
Ultimately, it's all about the connection.
Not looking for an 'insta-boyfriend'. I'm eager to meet, get to know, forge a powerful relationship with, and grow to love an amazing guy.
Message me here, or let's skype :)