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My self-summary
I play the trumpet🎺. I like petting dogs 🐕🐶🐩 and going to the cinema 🎬🎥 by myself (but would totally go with you!). I constantly daydream about going back to 🎓 grad school for yet another degree in music🎼🎶. I'm also a part-time memesmith and occasional internet loudmouth for the radical left.

P.S.: What is this "hookup" nonsense? Does the OkC staff realize that's not interchangeable with the former "casual sex" designation? But they just changed it on all of us. Just to clarify, I'm probably interested in casual sex, but probably not interested in a hookup.
What I’m doing with my life
I play, write, and teach music.
I’m really good at


Apparently, making viral memes about music theory.

Also, making useless, unsuccessful, and/or unpopular memes.

Sitting in on high profile gigs on instruments that I did not major in.
The first things people usually notice about me
My neutral face makes me look confused and/or lost. I guess that's better than some people's neutral face making them look mean or stupidly happy or something, but I don't know.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I read a lot of books about music, education, and social theory.

I like movies with high production values about heroic or interesting people, real or imagined. I also have a special place in my heart for movies about robots that feel feelings. I mostly go to the movies to listen to film scores, though.

Sports Night, ER, The West Wing, House, Flight of the Conchords, Kitchen Nightmares, Star Trek in all its permutations, The Boondocks, Early Edition, Seinfeld, Freaks and Geeks, Doug, Daria, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, just to name a few. Recently I've been into Mr. Robot and This Is Us.

I do music for a living, and participate in it in enough ways that I can't really limit my experience in listening. I play classical music, jazz, and musicals, mostly, but I work in music in many other ways. A few months ago, I downloaded the complete discography of Vienna Teng, and my life has not gotten any worse as a result. Also listening to Miles Davis, Guster, CSN and sometimes Y, Simon and/or Garfunkel, Sturgill Simpson, and Sam Cooke.

I'm trying to like more food that's not terrible for me. I'll let you know how that goes.
Six things I could never do without
1. Raindrops on roses
2. Whiskers on kittens
3. Bright copper kettles
4. Warm woolen mittens
5. Brown paper packages tied up with strings
6. Phrygian half cadences...
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Systemic inequity, its impact on communities, and the revolutionary praxis it would take to correct it.

The mathematics of intonation.

How I can get the very best out of my students.

How to reinvigorate classical and professional music in the 21st Century arts and entertainment markets.
On a typical Friday night I am
Either at a gig, out with friends, or at home on the internet making memes about how I wish I were either at a gig or out with friends.
You should message me if
I'll talk to almost anyone about almost anything, but especially message me if:

You want to talk to someone completely open and non-judgmental about anything.

You have a vested interest in dismantling the white capitalist heteropatriarchy.

You recognize me from real life and just want to say hi to break through the initial awkwardness.

You want to meet me and hang out.

You want to meet me and play music.

You're cool with/curious about the fact that I'm a very sexual person who has been celibate for the last decade. I do probably want to have sex with you, though.

You want to help me rewrite my terrible profile.
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