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My self-summary
I have never been cool. It's probably time I come to terms with the fact that I never will be. I know one of my tests says I'm a "Modern Cool Nerd", but that's probably not entirely true. For one thing, I've never played a video game that did not come with Windows or the basic Wii Sports package. I'd rather just read a book or play my ukulele.

According to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, I am an INFP (if that sort of thing matters to you).

I drink a lot of coffee.
What I’m doing with my life
I just started my own record label. This is the first single:

I'm sort of a local music correspondent for Amazing Radio and The Guardian. (I say "sort of because the Amazing Radio stuff isn't strictly local music only.)

I'm currently working on learning the art of bookbinding and paper-making.

I also do a lot of antique photography conservation and cataloging. Not professionally (yet), but hopefully someday.

Yes. I currently live at home because my mom is going through treatment for breast cancer and needs a lot of help around the house. I'm sorry if that's a problem for you or if you're one of those people who thinks that living at home automatically makes you a loser, but honestly, I really don't care what you think.

After studying music history in college, I worked for a few years in the sheet music business--until the economy and some family health issues caught up with me. I am currently planning to head back to school with an aim to study archiving and conservation (once I've renewed my GRE scores). In the meantime, I am in my fourth year as editor-in-chief of an independent music blog. I also make regular contributions to the Bethan Elfyn Show on Amazing Radio in the UK. I am currently in the final stages of launching my own record label (which is daunting and more than a little bit risky, I know, but something I've dreamed about doing for years).

Sometimes, I make buttons for money.
I’m really good at
...relating everyday events to the works of T.S. Eliot.

Also, amateur semiotics.

I have a really dry sense of humor.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'll be the one with my heart in my lap.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Music: Belle & Sebastian, The Smiths, Neko Case, Nickel Creek, Chatmonchy, Anita O'Day, Chet Baker, Sam Cooke, Talulah Gosh, Zombina and the Skeletones, The Cardigans, 1950s vocal jazz (specifically Verve artists, not so much crooners with the exception of Nat King Cole), Northern Soul, 1980s indiepop, Chinese indiepop (e.g. Hedgehog:, Korean shoegaze (e.g. Vidulgi OoyoO:, Japanese psych (e.g. Zoobombs:

If you're interested, I have a YouTube channel where I some of the rare and unusual records I pull out of the dollar bin, and the bands I find in dingy clubs.

Books: F. Scott Fitzgerald (and any other author who can break your heart with a single sentence), Vladimir Nabokov, all Jane Austen (but especially Mansfield Park), Sylvia Plath (The Bell Jar more so than the poetry), myriad essayists (Montaigne, Charles Lamb, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Hazlitt, Leigh Hunt, Anne Fadiman), my poetical tastes are predominantly 20th century (I can appreciate the Beats, but my sympathies lie with the Modernists -- T.S. Eliot above all but with a nod Hart Crane and e.e. cummings -- and currently Charles Simic, Seamus Heaney, and Neko Case, though I doubt you'd find many "serious scholars" willing to consider her one)

The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind (I want to be Mark Noll when I grow up.)

Movies: This week, I watched Wong Kar-Wai's In The Mood For Love for the first time. It might be the most beautiful film I've ever seen. I enjoy witty, verbally dextrous comedy like the works of Whit Stillman (I appreciate the subtle genius of Damsels In Distress more each time I watch it); independent film and anything that relies more on character development and good writing than on big explosions and fancy CGI; Hollywood classics (His Girl Friday) and foreign masters (Godard, Bergman); I think Ginger Rogers is sorely underrated as a comedic actor (see The Major and the Minor); documentaries (Jazz On A Summer's Day, First Position); I'd watch Metropolitan a hundred times before I ever give The Hangover a second look, but Amélie is still my favorite.

(Whit Stillman just tweeted at me, which pretty much makes today the greatest day ever.)

TV: Doctor Who, QI, Coupling, Gavin and Stacey, Black Books, Free Agents (and pretty much anything else involving Sharon Horgan), Gilmore Girls, Mad About You, New Girl, Arrested Development, Psych, Fresh Meat, Korean drama (especially ones starring Yoon Eun Hye.
Six things I could never do without
1) Wisdom
2) Grace
3) Patience
4) Generosity
5) Curiosity
6) Dissonance
I spend a lot of time thinking about, records, open source music/photo/video editing software, radio, PR, photography, Mark Rothko, the logistics of wiring money to Iceland (seriously, it's a lot more complicated than you would think), and how much these noise-cancelling headphones hurt my ears. Turns out, starting a record label is a 24/7 job.
On a typical Friday night I am
I recently decided to teach myself Japanese so I can read the untranslated works of Jun'ichirō Tanizaki. So, I'm either working on learning an entirely knew system of writing or, more likely, working on stuff for my new record label.

Otherwise, I'm probably in a coffee shop reading or writing or listening to music. Or writing about the music I am listening to with an impressive-looking book placed strategically on the corner of the table. Or possibly at a very poorly-attended gig somewhere near OSU.

Or just playing songs on my ukulele.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I crave emotional intimacy more than anything else.

I'll be honest, I'm more than slightly addicted to K-Dramas.
You should message me if
- you know where my username comes from
- you can swing as hard as Anita O'Day see:
- you are looking for something more than just sex, because you're not getting that out of me for quite some time.
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