SingleReel
28 Barrie, Canada
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My self-summary
Everything I do with a passion, a weight of which that would crush a weaker person.
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These days you have to find the best of what is still around.

I feel great solace and an attraction to nostalgia, the way things use to be. I collect albums on Record, and Tape. Nothing surpasses the range, presence, and warmth of an analog recording.

I greatly admire the 60's, 70's, and 80's, the people that know me always say I look like I came from the past, as well I know more about before I was born than my own time on earth.

I am Cynical, Loyal, and Hell Bent
What I’m doing with my life
Graduated from OCAD University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Discipline was drawing and painting, traditional with non-traditional subject matter would best describe my work. Sadly the discipline is truly marginalized today...

At one point I ended a five year employment at a Fine dining Italian Restaurant, where I was a Line Cook / Chef, it was something that I had lost lust in doing, and I wanted to keep it as something I would still enjoy doing on occasion.

Currently work as the Hardware Manager and Lead Fabricator at a fabric branding company.

I live on my own, I spend my spare time working on and maintaining my classic car; 1985 Cutlass Supreme Coupe! I take it to cruise nights and shows occasionally. As well on occasion I repair vintage electronics and rescue retro furniture (mainly midcentury modern), which I fix and restore while maintaining some of the character of its age.
I’m really good at
Fixing things, such as electronics and mechanical devices.

Remembering information, some would say useless information.
The first things people usually notice about me
In all honesty I'm eccentric...

Still use a Polaroid SX-70 (thanks Impossible Project!), and high-end 80's Walkmans.

I have a fascination with vintage design.

I have long hair and it can get wild in the wind.

I'm Science in Stereo.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
The greatest piece of cinema ever made: Blade Runner, this film is by so far my favourite that nothing even comes close. I always like a good movie including; Drive, Dune, Beyond the Black Rainbow, The Holy Mountain, Deep Red (Profondo Rosso), Heavy Metal, Xtro, original three (Unedited) Star Wars, Legend, The Keep, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Fifth Element, Fantastic Planet, A Clockwork Orange, and many more...

Shows: Anything by Gerry & Sylvia Anderson, Miami Vice; but maybe more fairly, Carl Sagan's Cosmos. Also enjoy, American Horror Story and most recently, Danger 5.

Music is my ambrosia, the genres I really enjoy are, Progressive/Art Rock, Metal, Psychedelic Rock, and Early Synth. I like to Relax to the Avant-garde genres, primarily I listen to Progressive Rock, nothing moves me more than the ominous sustain of a Mellotron. I could go on forever but to name a few artists/bands I can't live without; Genesis, King Crimson, Pink Floyd, Van Der Graaf Generator, Eloy, Iron Maiden, Def Leppard, Judas Priest, Scorpions, Black Sabbath, Kaleidoscope (U.K.), Opeth, The Beatles, Gandalf, The Zombies, The Moody Blues, Yes, Asia, Gentle Giant, Le Orme, Astra, Blue Oyster Cult, Rush, Hawkwind, Queen, Saga, ELO, David Bowie, Naked Eyes, Tears For Fears, The Police, Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream, Neil Young, Vangelis, The Fixx, Boston, Tame Impala, The Cars, The Beach Boys, Ultravox, April Wine, The Monks (60s), Roxy Music/Bryan Ferry and...

I absolutely adore Roxy Music's album Avalon, beautiful, just beautiful. "Sometimes I get so blue, People say I'm just a fool. All the world, even you, Should learn to love the way I do".

I'm completely enamored with the psychedelic album Gandalf (1969). It is something special I will hold dear until my last day.
The six things I could never do without
Difficult to choose, here is my attempt.
(In no particular order):

-My Music, so many beautiful albums.

-My Classic Car (1985 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme), it continues to act as a surrogate for a relationship.

-Self reflection... In the quietest moments, clarity through reflection.

-Tool Chest/box

-The few family and friends I have. Family is very small by fate, friends are very few by design.

-The memories of all the things that happened to me, and all that I have seen...
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The importance of what truly makes us human; memories, empathy... love.
And why so many people are inhuman.
On a typical Friday night I am
Leading the Nightmare Patrol

Going for a night drive in my Cutlass with no intentions.

Staying up late by the fireplace with a few drinks, and probably falling asleep watching Blade Runner.
You should message me if
You listen to beautiful albums on vinyl!

If your soul was from a time past and adore the fine points of then.

If you are a genuine person, have good intentions, and think we would honestly compliment each other... I'm a madman with a conscience.

And... Please don't message me if you plan on being desultory, why bother?
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