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My self-summary
Time to write up a convincing commercial for myself, and on my first cup of coffee! Type in a semi-coherent fugue is probably more like it. You know, a fresh unpolished sample of me: before my shower, before breakfast, not quite yet wanting to put on the music. Perhaps not as I'd meet you some evening, but as I might be on a morning afterwards.

That's clever and funny, because I say so. Who am I? A freak, first off. I'm an unrepentant alternative counterculture type, hopefully not stereotype. I'm made from a spectrum of wilder influences, a progression from retro-Beatnik, through Hippie, Heavy Metal, Industrial Punk and Goth, to "post-everything" Cyberpunk. I was never part of conservative society and have no desire to be.

I did not quit being a Hippie when it became unfashionable, give up on Punk after it gave in to the shoe-gazers, or abandon Goth after it officially became passe. The cultures I love were not phases to outgrow. I violently reject the idea that conservative culture=normal. It is anthropologically untrue.

I was tempted to write a profile with a formula like: "Used, like new 1973 model, well-groomed, long-haired exterior....Take me for a test drive....". While not original, it's funny to consider the comic possibilities of describing myself or someone else in that way. As a tool of self-promotion, not so perfect.

I'm interested in nanotechnology, space colonization, and the restoration of Earth's ecosystem. I'm opposed to rule by theocrats and the mega-corporations.

I think I'll boast a bit and say that while I'm no athlete, I'm in really good health for 42+. I can easily go riding my bicylce for 40 miles, party all night, then ride ten miles back home afterwards like I did on 3/1/13, when I got to go see Velvet Acid Christ at the Highline Bar after running some errands on the East side earlier in the day. They have ginger bourbon there! Perhaps we'll go there sometime, my hypothetical mistress.

I hold my liquor very well, but I'm only an infrequent drinker who avoids reaching his limit. I'm a stoner and tripper who believes in the psychedelic experience-but I will NEVER use coke, meth, or junk, no matter how hot the woman offering it, ever. Life is already hard enough, isn't it? I don't need extra problems that are my own fault like addictions or alcoholism.
What I’m doing with my life
1) To get back into college and continue my dream of mastering the nanotechnology we need to survive the 21st century
2) To find partners to explore my creative side with, by doing things like being in a band, getting serious about writing, and possibly acting in plays or shows of various ratings.
3) Certain causes concern me a great deal. Modern slavery and deforestation top the list.
I’m really good at
Shooting pool, throwing a Frisbee, and riding my bicycle for many miles without getting tired. I'm good at my job, which I'm under a legal agreement to never discuss. You don't have to worry about me talking about work when I'm with you.
I'd like to think I'm good at writing. My standards are pretty high for the written word, though. It's possible that my talent is wishful thinking. There's only one way to find out.
The first things people usually notice about me
That would be my long hair.
Jesus asks me for advice on how to look more shamanic.
My ancient, unadorned, well-lived in leather jacket seems to get a lot of compliments.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
My top favorites are Industrial Punk and more "Cyberpunk" style EBM, Industrial-influenced Grunge (anything smarter than the regular shoe-gaze stuff), Goth, psychedelic Hippie Rock, and any Heavy Metal that doesn't rely on "Cookie Monster" vocals. There's stuff that's hard to classify like Dead Can Dance and Cranes which also rate very highly with me.

Other genres which sometimes meet my approval are Funk, Blues, Ska, Jazz, and Reggae.
I absolutely cannot stand rap or hip-hop, and really don't like the "yo dawg homie" media paradigm. I despise the Beastie Boys whose demeanor and style exemplify to the Nth degree what I hate most about 'mainstream' popular culture.
I like the genre of Beat poetry from which rap derived, and that's a big part of my dislike for rap. Someone found a way to make a beat that was annoying to a Beatnik. The closest thing to an exception would be The KLF, but their Beat poetry is Acid House style and not "homie style" and they don't really "rap". I lived in the ghetto a lot during my life and am determined to have cultural alternatives to the "yo dawg homie" paradigm.

Joy Division
Throbbing Gristle
Skinny Puppy (and its offshoots Cyberaktif and Doubting Thomas)
Tones On Tail
Love and Rockets
Front 242
Nitzer Ebb
Sisters of Mercy
My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult
Alien Sex Fiend
Ministry and their RevCo
Velvet Acid Christ
The Jesus and Mary Chain
Sister Machine Gun
Legendary Pink Dots
The Sex Pistols
Front Line Assembly (especially Millenium!)
Type O Negative
Dead Can Dance
Machines of Loving Grace
The Cure's better songs (so I'm a picky snob, sue me. Some of their stuff is too sappy for me-I don't like "emo", and they contributed much to its development)
Psychic TV
W. Carlos for the soundtracks to both A Clockwork Orange and the original Tron
Violent Femmes
Dripping Rictus
Dead Kennedys
Think Tree
Tangerine Dream

Other music:
The most psychedelic of the hippie stuff and early metal:
Ultimate Spinach
Aphrodite's Child
King Crimson
It's A Beautiful Day
Pink Floyd
Jethro Tull
The Moody Blues
Black Sabbath
Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship/Moby Grape

Favorite Authors:
Gene Wolfe (especially Book of the New Sun)
Ursula K. Le Guin
Roger Zelazny
Robert Aspirin
Bruce Sterling
William Gibson
Neal Stephenson
R. Scott Bakker
Greg Bear
Umberto Eco
Harlan Ellison
Clive Barker
Stephen King
Robert Silverberg
Poul Anderson
Frank Herbert
And legions more to be added!
The six things I could never do without
Music, books, spicy food, spicier women, the forest, and my computer.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I think about science, space travel, history, anthropology, politics (hate 'em!), and the future of Rock and Roll.
That's just the small talk.
It is not a hypocrisy for me to be very political and yet hate politics passionately. Politics is this huge problem which must be solved so our species can go about its business. Politics thrives on being something you have to either placate or neutralize before getting important things done.
On a typical Friday night I am
Going out, or not going out. Typical? I love to shoot pool. I am not merely good at pool, I am in fact nothing short of a master and have the plaques to prove it (MVP 1997, multiple First Place championships in New Orleans).
If I'm not shooting pool, there's books to read, my bicycle to ride, movies to watch and games to play like anyone else I suppose.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm not sexually monogamous and would like occasional threesomes and foursomes. That will not change if I marry someone, so be aware of that if you are considering me for a more serious relationship. I do not cheat with people behind others' backs, and would not be forgiving if someone in a more serious relationship secretly cheated on me. In a permissive lifestyle there's really no excuse for secret affairs. I think if there's someone in your life you should be able to trust, it's your lover. I should also say I am not into anal and am not open to experimentation in that particular direction.
You should message me if
You have a space ship or time machine. I'll be your love slave for passage to another universe. Together we'll colonize a new home world, unconstrained by the historical inertia of this one.

Since your cosmic powers are probably not of that kind...
You should message me if your passion is an unstoppable force of nature and you want me to know it! You are a wild animal-not uncivilized, but untamed, not domesticated.

I AM on that quest for true love, but I'm a sexually permissive person who is open to friendly encounters.