So...the last time I checked, my name is David. I spend some time hanging my hat in the art arena, among others. In all its forms, be it paint, photo, print, music, movie, stage. However it's chosen to be expressed, artists have my thanks for giving what they create to the world, even if it isn't always appreciated or understood.
My family, who keeps (and drives) me (In)sane.
Also, my friends, who actually mean more than they know to me. Even if I can't always be around them (or in the same city). They will always be near and dear to me, distances be damned.
Okay, those were the big things, here's the small things: Music, movies, comedy, horror (especially zombie movies ), the greatness of Calvin and Hobbes. I love to read, yes, for fun. Comics(geek alert). I enjoy going out, usually ending up doing a bit of people watching. Of course, I have no qualms about lounging at home watching a movie or playing a game of some sort.
Playing pool, even if I could use some improvement. I enjoy going to various exhibits, when I can find the time of course. Still wanting to do a little of the photography thing as well, though again, when I can find the time. I love to exercise and go for a run, try to go as much as I can throughout the week. Also, to a degree, tattoos, though designing them, being satisfied with the design and getting the money is a process. I love to drive, to learn, to live...though to varying degrees and not always at the same time...well, maybe I do.
I am David, Creative, and tired of adjectives
I'm an artist by day (and night for that matter). I graduated with a degree in Graphic Design. I now work for a marketing and listing agency for oil & gas companies. Is a good job and I rather like it here, nice view and it's a facet of what I want to do.
And more recently. Taking care of a bunny I inherited from a friend. She's tiny! I don't think she sleeps.
*edit* Sadly, Bunny passed away. She was an awesome pet. All kinds of sassy.
And I say "bollocks" far more than I need to. Though I suppose I suppose that wouldn't be the 'first' thing people notice about me, as it usually requires they be talking to me. But still...
Music is one of those things that I couldn't and wouldn't want to live without, as everyone says. I like to keep a variety going. It's "the spice of..." as they say. And while I could say I listen to everything...well I just haven't heard everything. Like zydeco music...I've heard some, just not much of it. But I did see Wayne Toups live...was a good show! Anyway...
Here's just an example of some: Vast, Anathema, Rilo Kiley, Sadistik, Sarah Brightman, Halou, Stripmall Architecture, Explosions in the Sky, Bike For Three!, Combichrist, Lucero, The Gaslight Anthem, Doomtree (P.O.S., Dessa, Cecil Otter, Sims, Mike Mictlan, Lazerbeak, Paper Tiger), Tiger Army, the Gathering, Radical Face, Blonde Redhead, Bad Rabbits, Muse, Doves, B. Dolan, DoseOne, Claire Voyant, Delerium, Collide, Miles Davis, Ivy, Made Out of Babies, Agonoize, The Bird and the Bee, Astronautalis, Ours, Baxter, In Flames, Jeff Buckley, Loquat, Dredg, Brother Ali, Jack Off Jill, Soilwork, VNV Nation, Regina Spektor, All That Remains, Camera Obscura, Arch Enemy, Iced Earth, Dark Tranquility, Royksopp, Styrofoam, Psyclon Nine, Bury Your Dead, The National, The Birthday Massacre, Kidney Thieves, M83, The National, Mellowdrone, Misery Signals, The Notwist, Snake River Conspiracy, Lamb of God, Sage Francis, Glos, Imperative Reaction, Killswitch Engage, Denali, Atmosphere, Ray Charles, cLOUDDEAD, Elvis, Shiny Toy Guns, Placebo... Street Dogs, Tegan and Sara...there's quite a bit more, but I'll save you the trouble of having to sort through it all. Though I may add more later.
As for movies, I can say that I'm definitely a fan of horror (particularly Zombie movies, as mentioned earlier. Bad horror movies hold a special place in my heart too) more so than any genre (I generally tend to think, the gorier, the better, but it's far from a necessity)...but I hold no prejudice against any particular genre (and yes, that includes so called, 'chick-flicks').
To name a few: Amelie, The Fountain, The Fall, All of Romero's "Dead" movies (including remakes), Martyrs, Blade Runner, What Dreams May Come, Moon, Monsters, God Bless America, Pontypool, Grace, Dead Alive, Lake Mungo, The Signal, Sinister, Slither, Zombi, Dumpster Baby(yes, this is a real movie), City of God, Serenity, Stardust, The Mist, From Within, Critters 1/2/3/4, An American Werewolf in London, Farmhouse, Feed, Deadgirl, Midnight Meat Train, Inside, Black Dynamite, Irreversible, Eden Lake, Shopgirl, Laid to Rest, Fido, Undead, The Wicker Man, Eden Log, The Descent, Dog Soldiers, Vampire Hunter D/Bloodlust, V For Vendetta, Leon: The Professional, Wolf Creek, Akira, The Evil Dead series, Fight Club, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Grindhouse (Planet Terror more so), Back to the Future, Flight of the Navigator, Princess Bride, Jacobs Ladder, Fox and the Hound, The Notebook, Evangelion, Frailty, Escaflowne, Moulin Rouge, Superman series, Batman series, Sunshine, X-Men series, Can't Hardly Wait, Bourne Series, Groundhog Day, Short Ciruit, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves/Men in Tights, Gattaca, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind...okay, I could go on forever, so I think I should stop.
Books/Authors...I love to read, and will do so when I can. As far as some favorites go: Ender's Game, Neverwhere, Sandman, American Gods, Stardust, Good Omens (okay...pretty much anything by Neil Gaiman), John Dies At the End, I Am Legend (Richard Matheson in general), Dear Theo, World War Z, The Fuck-Up, Fight Club, Lullaby, Choke (and again, pretty much any Chuck Palanhiuk), Flannery O'Connor
As far as TV (though it's not on here): I rarely actually watch what's on, but I watch a bit on DVD, I tend to lean towards genre shows: Doctor Who, Fringe, Arrow, various animes, Buffy, The Flash, Holliston, Breaking Bad, Last Week Tonight, Hannibal, Grimm, Sherlock, Firefly, Freaks and Geeks, Wonderfalls, Battlestar Galactica, Fringe, Jeremiah, Modern Family, Angel, Smallville, Heroes, Lost, Carnivale, Jericho, Dead Like Me, Dexter, Veronica Mars, Home Movies, Undeclared, plus more...
When it comes to food, I've become a bit more adventurous. But Italian and Mexican are tops. Have had a craving for sushi as of late too...hm.
Of course, I certainly don't mind calling it an easy night and just staying at home messing with photoshop, writing, reading, listening to music or watching a movie(s).
...I did think of something else to put here. It’s pretty far from being of the “deep-dark” variety.
Either way here it is: When I was really little, every time I heard the song “Oh! Susanna”, and it got to the part with:
“I come from Alabama,
With my banjo on my knee”
...I used to think banjo was a dog.
What? I was little. Though in all honesty, it makes it more fun to imagine that it’s still a dog. So I do.
Or if you would like to know anything else, make a quip or comment about anything I've written or just to leave a 'hi'!
I also like the notion of, never be with someone you wouldn't be able to sit next to on a three day bus ride. - Seems like a good rule of thumb.