OmnisVanitas
36 Austin, United States
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My self-summary
I'm on an endless search to find new things to learn. That's how I end up in a crowded flat full of musicians in a small town 20 hours off the coast of Canada working on installation art projects, or in rural Afghanistan trying to figure out which tribe controls the stone quarrying industry in the valley, or rebuilding a 1920s accordion from a pawnshop.
What I’m doing with my life
I work in International Development, and just now coming back to Austin after a year working in West Africa on bio-energy. Work aside, I love playing traditional and experimental music, reading and writing on social and political topics, cooking, and trying to balance out my life.
I’m really good at
Obscure cultural and historical info, playing unusual musical instruments. Then understanding foreign cultures and histories through musical instruments.
The first things people usually notice about me
I've been told "your eyes are maniacally blue."
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
For music, I listen to two extremes. On one side, I'm really into traditional acoustic music: Irish, Cajun, Breton, etc. with the fiddles, squeezeboxes, and dark modal feel. At the opposite end, I enjoy loud noise: hardcore punk bands like Minor Threat, and amplified electronic distortion like Throbbing Gristle.
On a typical Friday night I am
This is where I'm supposed to imply that I'm out with 20 friends drinking Jager Bombs all Friday night. That's doesn't work for me: I like going out on weeknights when people are there to see a specific band play.

I'll be contrary and say Friday is a good day to sit on my living room floor disassembling a vintage autoharp or moped engine while listening to punk oi! records and working on a glass of a decent ale. Wednesdays are the best night to go out and see a band, Saturdays are good for anything artsy, and for people-watching.
You should message me if
You are constantly learning more about the world, and want to match wits.
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