It's impossible to tell my story without song, as my life literally revolves around being an advocate for musicians & artists. My professional life, friends and family all seem to be connected to the music.
That being said, as wonderful as it is to experience a lot of amazing live music, I really cherish my down time and I'm in search of a wingman who can appreciate a night out at a show as well as a night curled up on the couch and everything in between.
When I'm off the clock, I love to fire up the grill, pour a glass of wine and listen to the sound of the needle as it kisses the vinyl of a favorite record. I'm a sucker for a spontaneous road trip but crave down time with equal passion. I love kids and being around them...and am an "auntie" to many.
I have found it impossible to date and find a romantic partner in the "family circle" and realize that the time has come to reach out to the ol interweb for some guidance, inspiration and perhaps an introduction to someone who shares the same lust for life!
"Yes, I am nitty gritty and my shirt's all torn,
But I would love to spill the beans with you till dawn." - The Stones
Sounds cliche but I'm looking for a best friend and a lover. I'm attracted to those that have a strong sense of "self" and a fearless heart. One who is inspired, following a dream as it relates to a career, but who is grounded, thoughtful, and compassionate with himself as well as others. It would probably help if you're social and really enjoy people. Funny is good...I even dig snarky! Cocky and entitled, not so much. Appreciation for music and creative culture mandatory and appreciating culinary arts would probably be helpful. I didn't speak the language of football until I moved to Austin in '07, and now on Sundays [during football season] you'll probably find me shouting and waiving my terrible towel. I'm new to town and figured it'd be fun to have a Memphis team to care about and make life more interesting...so GO Grizzlies!
One last thing, and this is important...I'm a big fan of making out and you should be too. ;)
On a physical front I've been told that people notice my green smiling eyes and that I smell good ;)
"The vey essence of romance is uncertainty" ~ Oscar Wilde
BOOKS on Music: LIFE by Keith Richards, All You Need Is Ears (Sir. George Martin), Last Train To Memphis (or anything by Peter Guralnick actually), Twenty Thousand Roads - The Ballad of Gram Parsons & His Cosmic American Music, Laurel Canyon - The Inside Story of Rock and Roll's Legendary Neighborhood, Shout Sister Shout! (bio on Sister Rosetta Tharpe), Bill Graham Presents, Chronicles (Bob Dylan), I'm With The Band (Pamela Des Barres) Soulsville, USA, Loretta Lynn's You're Cookin' It Country (cookbook) and so many more!
What else is in my spiritual toolbox?
"Insights bring truth, which is love in action. If it doesn't flow, it stagnates"
~ daily gift from Deepak
Deepak Chopra's Book of Secrets, Shakti Gawain's Living In The Light, Paulo Coelho, The Four Agreements, Arianna Huffington On Becoming Fearless, and The Tao of Willie (Willie Nelson).
Shows/Movies: I'm not a TV hater by any stretch... Since I'm out and about quite a bit I do find myself needing to turn off the world and dig into the tele from time to time. Happy to have a DVR so I can zip thru shows quickly when I have a moment. Being a foodie, I get really into competitive cooking shows Iron Chef, Top Chef, etc. I also dig Sons of Anarchy, American Horror Story, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Weeds, The Bridge and guilty pleasure is Project Runway. Lets face it, I unapologetically like a reality tv show where creativity is involved.
It's Only rock n roll but I like it ...
The record collection is almost impossible to list here since music is such a large part of my life. Stations I listen to most on my Sirius XM radio include: Underground Garage, Outlaw Country, Soul Town, First Wave (need my dark wave fix), The Spectrum and Classic Vinyl. I'm clearly a fan of The Stones... so let's take it from there. Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Gram Parsons, Booker T & The MG's, Staple Singers, Al Green, James Brown, Sly & The Family Stone, Prince, Elvis,Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Band, Flying Burrito Brothers, The Allman Brothers, George Jones, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, X, Lone Justice, Duran Duran, Japan, Hanoi Rocks, T Rex, The Cult, Janes Addiction, The Pretenders, Alejandro Escovedo, The Supersuckers, Hayes Carll, Jesse Dayton, North Mississippi Allstars and my sweet Lucinda Williams.
That's a good start I guess...
FOOD?! Yes please. One of the greatest pleasures in life is to share a well prepared meal with friends and lovers. Thai, Vietnamese, Indian, Sushi or Japanese, French, Mediterranean, light Italian, Mexican, Southern American, Texas or Memphis BBQ, flavorful vegan/clean, juicing. I'm a fan of it all.