DanielZonum
40Los Angeles, United States
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My self-summary
I'm a quirky combination of intellect and fun. I recently finished a dissertation in musicology, so I'm a doctor now. I play in a couple of bands in the Echo Park area: maybe you've seen one of them. Art openings, noisy music shows, dancing at new wave clubs, and hanging out with friends at house parties are my preferred weekend activities. I love art, philosophy, chamber music, intelligent conversation, karaoke, parties, and people-watching. My obsession for my electric guitar and synthesizer collection is only matched by my book collection. I'm an interminably critical thinker: I like to get to the bottom of things (even though there are no bottoms).
I am an urban creature of the night I have a certain -ness about me.
(That was humor)

ENTP if you're into intellectual astrology.

I'm thinking of imposing a 1 small-pet limit on those I court. Geez that seems so mean. Well, some of us like to travel….
What I’m doing with my life
★ Helping rich kids on the East Coast cheat on their music theory assignments.
★ Making music: playing guitar and bass in bands.
★ Pretending and faking it (I'm not lying).
I’m really good at
★ Reading
★ Dancing
★ Karaoke
★ Sound Synthesis
★ Funning
★ Gerunding
★ Neologisms
★ Star-bullets
The first things people usually notice about me
1. Big GREEN eyes; often mistaken for blue
2. Dark wavy hair
3. Slender physique
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
This is where I impress you with my idiosyncratic pretentions by displaying the wealth of my cultural capital.... ((( I know! )))

Skip if it's too painful...

♥ Books
I am a voracious reader. I love continental philosophy and theory, identity theory, and books on music and aesthetics.

Nietzsche, Foucault, Bataille, Descartes, Hegel, Heidegger, Sartre, Camus, Jameson, Attali, Kafka, Adorno, de Sade, Kuhn, Hume, Schopenhauer, Hebdige, Zizek, J. Butler.

♥ Film
I like weird movies; very weird movies (so I mixed a few not-so-weird ones in there too).

The Doom Generation, Tetsuo (the Iron Man), Zardoz, the House of Yes, Tron, Clockwork Orange, Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, Less Than Zero, Pink Flamingos, Harold and Maude, Trainspotting, Blade Runner, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, Some Like It Hot, Breakfast on Pluto, Donny Darko, Mi Piel Que Habito, Gegen die Wand, Un Chien Andalou, Old Boy, the Holy Mountain, Fantastic Planet, Velvet Goldmine, Brazil, the Cremaster Series.

♥ Live Shows
If you regularly attend shows on the East side, we have probably shared space before.

♥ TV Shows
Rachel Maddow, Seth Meyers, Joy Reid, House of Cards
(I don't really do TV beyond being a news junky)

♥ Salad Fingers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWBFKL6H7rI

♥ Popular Music
80s new wave, synth-pop, post-punk, dark wave, early 90s, and electroclash.

The Glove, Kraftwerk, Nico, the Cure, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Joy Division, Psychedelic Furs, Tones on Tail, Bauhaus, Gene Loves Jezebel, New Order, Devo, Soft Cell, Depeche Mode, the Smiths, OMD, Ministry, Sisters of Mercy, Erasure, the Church, the Stooges, David Bowie, NKOTB, Prince, Cyndi Lauper, Kate Bush, Madonna, Sonic Youth, Placebo, Elliott Smith, Nirvana, Nine Inch Nails, And One, Aphex Twin, Wolfsheim, Adult, Tracy and the Plastics, Ladytron, of Montreal, the Knife, Fever Ray, St. Vincent, HTRK (I favor women's voices).

♥ Classical Music and Avant-Garde
Josquin, Gesualdo, JS Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Scriabin, Satie, Debussy, Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Webern, Russolo, Cowell, Varese, Partch, Stockhausen, Cage, Xenakis, Tudor, Tenney, Oliveros, La Barbara, Reich, Amacher, Zorn...
(I taught music history and music theory)

♥ Arts
Futurism, Dada, Surrealism, New York School, Fluxus, Droidism, -ism culture in general.... Of course, the best part about going to an art opening is looking at the weird people.
People are art.

♥ Attire
I have an obsession with striped shirts: I'm a t-shirt and blazer guy or a t-shirt and cardigan guy. Skinny suits and skinny ties for special occasions.

You made it to the end!
Six things I could never do without
1. Stuff
2. Matter
3. Objects
4. Thoughts
5. Ideas
6. Subjects
I spend a lot of time thinking about
desire, power, culture, art, sound, aesthetics, boredom, truth, ontology, agency, gender, love, friendship, bodies, sexuality, women, me, you, solipsism, metaphor, representation, repetition, iteration, reiteration, mimesis, dystopia, absurdity, palindromes
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On a typical Friday night I am
...at the party.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
...is that I don't share my private life in a public forum.
You should message me if
Short-Short Version:
★ You want to go somewhere for a drink, have a conversation, and figure out our compatibility.

Extended Version:
1. You are creative or appreciate creativity.
2. You are dogmatic only with your intellectual curiosity.
3. You enjoy quoting philosophers and other literary figures.
4. You enjoy poking fun at people who quote philosophers and other literary figures, including - and especially - yourself.
5. You are a kick-ass person.
6. You don't hate fun.

Hater Version:
If your profile says something like --
1. I like long romantic walks on the beach.
2. I'm living life to the fullest.
3. I love to laugh.
4. Music is my life.
-- I will never be able to get over your cliches. Ouch.

I've already dated the cartoon in this video, and it ended in disaster.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhGuXCuDb1U

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Video Dating Tape
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saGSF-nEQkg

"What I claim is to live to the full the
contradiction of my time, which may well
make sarcasm the condition of truth."
~Roland Barthes
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