IcarusRedux
26 Rochester, United States
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My self-summary
I put the "model" in "model minority".
What I’m doing with my life
- working at a Fortune 500 in the healthcare sector
- throwing music shows in and around the LA area
collecting vinyl like there's no tomorrow
- living life a day at a time
I’m really good at
- recommending people music
- chatting about music, art, cognitive science and genetic engineerimg
- finding things on the Internet
- sprezzatura
- procrastination
- BULLET-POINTING ALL THE THINGS
The first things people usually notice about me
I seem to know everything about everything. (This is false, but hey....Wikipedia knowledge, yo)

My gold earrings.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I have a love/hate relationship with namedropping, so I'll stick to themes and characteristics. Ask me for specifics!

Books: Utopias and dystopias. Mutterings from the Beat Generation. Hallucinatory portrayals of the implications of technology on the environment and society-at-large. The fluidity of memory. Transgression.

Movies: Mindfuck. Film noir. Spaghetti and acid westerns. Synergistic soundtracks. Black comedy. Postmodern romance. Beautiful color.

Shows: Metahumor. Tropes, deconstructed. Crossover with my movie preferences.

Music: If I had to narrow it down to a couple of key categories, it'd be:
- nearly all electronic genres, except trance and American modern EDM ("progressive house", "complextro", "brostep", trap)
- trip-hop; both of the UK/Bristol/Manchester and sample-heavy US varieties
- mathy, drum-heavy post-rock
- well-produced hip-hop
- film soundtracks and contemporary classical music
- jazz, jazz fusion, jazz-funk
- forgotten heavy psych and funk from the 60s and 70s, preferably from foreign countries that you wouldn't expect to see such a scene in
- north (Hindustani) and south Indian classical (Carnatic) music
- metal, mostly of the stoner, sludge, and post- varieties

That was probably too much detail, sorry (not sorry)! For up-to-date listening stats, http://www.last.fm/user/NewSpeek

Food: I don't have a strict favorite. My mother made sure to train that out of me as a kid. That being said, CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES, HUMMUS, SRIRACHA, FIGS, CORNBREAD hnnnnnnnnngggg
The six things I could never do without
Music.
Variety.
People.
Curiosity.
Spicy food.
My mental and sensory faculties.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
- actuarial escape velocity
- the aesthetics of music
- singletrack mountain biking
- symmetry
- synthetic biology
- game design
- you
On a typical Friday night I am
- gaming
- at a music show
- listening to music
- trespassing
- reading
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've been a huge flake in the past. Moving from the East Coast to LA forced that out of my system for the most part.

That doesn't mean that I'm perfect now, or that I'm automatically tolerant of flaking in other people, but just that...I'm emotionally equipped to deal with it.
You should message me if
you wanna. I don't bite.
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