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My self-summary
I am a musician, a songwriter, and a pre k-music teacher, which is literally the greatest job in the world. I actually love going to work, I also love working on my music, which I'm doing almost every day of the week, nothing beats hard work.

I also love sports, play lots of tennis and used to be a wicked softball player till life took over.

I'm also well read, articulate and enjoy the art of conversation.

I always take tremendous satisfaction in being a Father, and my son is amazing.

Been trying to follow the number 1 precept of Buddhist philosophy, do no harm.

I've been meditating twice a day, number one to be happy with what I have, and number two, to be able to pursue what I desire in a calm steadfast way.
What I’m doing with my life
Going away this weekend for a meditation retreat and looking forward to it.
OK Cupid, so here's my new year's resolution! I'm going to try and see more live music. This week I'm going to see The Smithereens, a band I've loved for their work in the 80's, and I have tickets to see Dr. John with Allen Toussiant, Shuggie Otis, an obscure blues guitarist from 70's, and Joe Bonamassa.

My favorite show over the last month was Larry Graham, Sly Stone's bass player who was an innovator in the art of funk bass in the 70's, he was seriously bad ass!

I also have seen Prince, James Taylor, Carol King and Pat Martino in the last couple of years and it's been awesome.

I also want to play more tennis indoors before the spring season starts, so if that's your idea of a great first date, let me know, nothing's sexier than a woman who can play a good game of tennis!

Aside from working with the kids, continuing to set an example for my son how to live in this world,
I'm always writing and producing new songs.
I also attend a weekly meditation class, try to do Yoga 2 times a week and go to Kripalu every couple of months.
I’m really good at
playing the guitar, talking to kids, playing tennis (sorta). Being a Dad,
Writing and producing pop music.
You can hear some of my music at
The first things people usually notice about me
My optimism,
My eyes,
my smile.
My energy.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Here's a few new favorite things:

If you're a parent, you should absolutely go see "Boyhood", I was fortunate enough to see it with my 24 year old son and it was a deeply rewarding experience!!

Just saw "Chef: and it was what a real "feel good" movie should feel like.

Recently, I've been reading Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, "Joy of living" and "Joyful wisdom".

"How can I help?" and "Buddha's Brain" are 2 I've loved recently.
Also, everything by Mark Epstein, starting with "Thoughts without a thinker".

I just finished "State of Wonder" by Ann Patchett and I loved it! For anyone looking for an uber literate suspense novel, you'll love this!

Rachel Maddow, Chris Hayes and Ezra Klein, Matt Nathanson and Jason Mraz.

Here's some of my favorite music, in no particular order
Joni Mitchell, Warren Zevon, Jackson Browne, Paul Simon, Chaka Kahn, Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway, Jonatha Brooke, Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, Barbara Striesand, The Carpenters, Joe Raposo, Paul Williams, Jimmy Webb, Glen Campbell...

I love Cormac McCarthy, Dostoevsky, Rilke, Gladwell, John Fowles, and I could go on, because I am an avid reader.
Rumi, Murakami, Ann Patchett, Phillip Roth. Anyone reading the new Michael Ondaatje book, "The Cat's Table"?

I'm going to add 2 books on meditation I've found really interesting, "Unlimiting Mind" by Andrew Olendzki and "Where you go, there you are" by Jon Kabat-Zinn.

Has anyone been reading "Game of thrones"? I'm on the 3rd one, it's great for anyone who loved the hobbit etc.

Let's see, movies I've loved
The Usual Suspects, Seven, Annie Hall, Brokeback Mountain, The Fabulous Baker Boys, The Wrestler, Platoon
most of Hitchcock
I thought "Hannah and her sisters" was Woody Allen's most humane and soulful film.

favorite actors

Christopher Walken, Mickey Rourke, Jeff Bridges, Robert Duvall, Willem Dafoe.

old school, Marlon Brando, Marlon Brando, Marlon Brando, James Dean, Marilyn Monroe (truly underrated).
The six things I could never do without
film, books, the ny times crossword puzzle,
my dog snoring, Barack Obama! Steven Colbert, Rachel Maddow.
My kid.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My career. My kid and his career, he's an actor.

Recently realized that I want to have the relationship I've been dreaming of my whole life, 2 strongly defined people, completely present, where the past is the past, and can be dealt with if an when it arises.
On a typical Friday night I am
Here are some of the concerts I've seen recently
Wayne Shorter
Keb Mo
Los Lobos
this week I'm going to hear The Rembrandts!
Steely Dan at the Beacon!
Bill Frissel at Lincoln Center Jazz.
Going to hear a dharma talk by Thich Nhat Hanh!
Going to see George Benson and then John Fogarty playing only Credence songs!
In the studio, out with some friends, watching Lost on my dvr. Watching Bill Mahr, Brooks and Shield, or what ever is sitting on DVR.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
You should message me if
you're looking to explore a relationship.