RiffsandRants
34 St. Louis, United States
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My self-summary
I am currently in progress.

I usually need a haircut. I spend all my money on musical equipment. I make friends wherever I go. Play in two bands. Halfway done with a masters in human services. Pro choice and pro equality as fuck.
What I’m doing with my life
Struggling to come to grips with the flood of conflicting messages we receive on a daily basis. Wrestling with the problem of evil. Figuring out if I want to get a PhD when I'm done with my masters or if I should just shoot myself into the sun.

When that inevitably becomes exhausting, I do homework or write music or exercise or think of something nice to text one of my friends.
I’m really good at
Listening to understand instead of reply.
Asking questions only when I am ready to hear the answer, no matter what it may be.
Trying to spread positivity and empathy in/to the people around me.

But I'm also good at writing really abrasive noise metal, personal training, dark humor, and being covered in cat hair a lot of the time.
The first things people usually notice about me
Knives. Myriad knives head to toe. Sharp, blunt, serrated, smooth; I am guarded against the cold uncaring world but paradoxically isolated from its fleeting moments of warmth.

Fuck, I don't know. Kinda makes me feel like an asshole just thinking about.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Bill Bryson, Mary Roach, Margaret Atwood, and books where everyone dies.

Movies: The Empire Strikes Back, The Terminator, and Aliens. Anything with Captain America in it cause dude is hella positive all the time and that's rad as fuck.

Music: Mostly unbearable noise. Sometimes bearable noise.

Shows: 30 Rock, Top Gear, Cosmos, Roadkill.

Food: Food that living things don't have to die for.
The six things I could never do without
1. Music
2. Distortion
3. A bike
4. Weights
5. Peanut butter
6. Existential terror
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Riffs, death, sex, helping, and the combination thereof.
On a typical Friday night I am
Playing music, running, riding, lifting, or socializing.

Not a bar guy. Give me some friends and a conversation and I'm good. Friends and loud amps also work.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have SHIT! ASS!! tattooed on my toes.

I suppose that's not something I'm hesitant to admit but it's an acceptably snappy response so whatever.
You should message me if
Well, I'm really not a jealous person, so that's cool. Not really into being controlling or judgmental either. I try and treat every situation like a campsite; leave it in better shape than it was earlier.

Also I've got a tattoo of crucified fish. It's the real deal: Blood seeping from the nail holes in its fins, look of betrayed suffering in its Xed out eyes, waves crashing against the cliff where it will assuredly die. On the banner that surrounds this grisly scene are five words: "Only cod can judge me."

So if that seems like something you'd be into, go for it.
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