DukeofJuke
30 Portland, United States
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My self-summary
Musician, agriculturalist. I love beautiful, weird things that have no true utility other than to make you stop and wonder. Then again I can be incessantly practical.

Born and raised in Georgia. I don't have an accent. I'm not religious.

I studied music most of my life, got a bachelor's degree in it, then moved to Oregon and learned to farm and play bluegrass. Then I moved to Uganda for three years to work with HIV support groups. I trained people in agricultural best practices, income generation, and nutrition.

Now I'm back in Portland taking my bluegrass band as far as we can go.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a bouncer at a nightclub to pay the bills, but my bluegrass band the Licklog Disputes is my passion. I write, sing and play the guitar.
I’m really good at
Improvising. Like MacGyver. Empathizing. Growing food.
The first things people usually notice about me
I look a bit like a viking. German-Swedish ancestry.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
historical lit, Buddhist philosophy. Palahniuk, Bukowski, Angelou, Krakauer are authors off the top of my head. Currently reading a book on electronics.

I was raised on classic rock and Beatles. I generally love all music; classical, 20's-to present, however exceptions do abound.
The six things I could never do without
The snooze button, a hint of lime juice in my water, the smell after it rains on a hot day, copious blankets on a cold night, a flexible work schedule.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
how crickets are the protein of the future.
On a typical Friday night I am
probably checking ID's, shepherding drunks, and shooting the shit with Portland's finest (I occasionally work as a bouncer). Preferably drinking mojitos on tap and playing music around a camp fire.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I lived in an uninsulated garage for a winter here in Portland a few years ago. Concrete floor, my desk I made from a closet door, I parked my motorcycle at the foot of my bed. Those were the days...
You should message me if
you find me intriguing and cute. You think I'd find you intriguing and cute.
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