I'm made from a spectrum of wilder alternative 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, did not 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 assertively 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'm from the psychedelic culture, not the "drug culture". I've never done coke, junk, or meth in my life, and won't. I'm an unrepentant tripper and stoner who doesn't drink heavily or frequently. I can hold my liquor-lived in New Orleans for over eight years, all French Quarter parties-but choose not to drink much.
1) To finish 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'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.
Jesus asks me for advice on how to look more shamanic.
My ancient, unadorned, well-lived-in jacket seems to get a lot of compliments.
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.
Skinny Puppy (and its offshoots Cyberaktif and Doubting Thomas)
Tones On Tail
Love and Rockets
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)
W. Carlos for the soundtracks to both A Clockwork Orange and the original Tron
The most psychedelic of the hippie stuff and early metal.
It's A Beautiful Day
The Moody Blues
Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship/Moby Grape
Gene Wolfe (especially Book of the New Sun)
Ursula K. Le Guin
R. Scott Bakker
And legions more to be added!
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.
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.
I do not participate in cheating on people behind others' backs. In a permissive lifestyle, there's really no excuse for secret affairs. If there's someone in your life you should be able to trust, it's your lover.
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 permissive person who is open to friendly encounters if Mr. Right Now is more your current focus than Mr. Right.