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 used to be. I collect albums on record, and tape. Nothing surpasses the range, presence, and warmth of an analog recording.
I greatly admire decades long passed, the few people that know me often say I appear as if 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
Currently work as the Hardware Manager and Lead Fabricator at a fabric branding company.
I live on my own, I spend some of my spare time working on and maintaining my classic car; 1985 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme. 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.
Also just acquired a guitar and learning to play, we will see how that goes.
Still use a Polaroid SX-70 (thanks Impossible Project!), and high-fidelity 80's Walkmans.
I mainly wear black Levi's and solids.
I have long hair and it can get wild in the wind.
I have an unwavering conscience and moral compass, that all too often puts me at risk.
The Cosmos evokes me with the greatest feeling of being and desolate beauty.
I'm starting to resign to the fact that I'm a Luddite, or some modern displaced version of. I want to get away, to somewhere quiet and beautiful.
Shows: Anything by Gerry & Sylvia Anderson, but maybe more fairly, Carl Sagan's Cosmos. I don't watch programmed television, not for years, it will distract you and melt your brain.
Music is my ambrosia, the genres I really enjoy are, Progressive/Art Rock, Metal, Psychedelic Rock, and Early Synth/Electronic. 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, Judas Priest, Scorpions, Black Sabbath, Opeth, Aorta, Gandalf, The Zombies, The Moody Blues, Yes, Asia, Gentle Giant, Le Orme, Astra, Blue Oyster Cult, Rush, Hawkwind, Saga, ELO, David Bowie, Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream, Vangelis, The Fixx, Boston, Tame Impala, The Cars, The Beach Boys, Ultravox, April Wine, The Monks (60s), Roxy Music/Bryan Ferry...
(In no particular order):
-Music, so many beautiful albums.
-My Classic Car (1985 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme), it continues to act as a surrogate for a relationship. It has proven to be more reliable than anyone else.
-Self reflection... In the quietest moments, clarity through reflection.
-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...
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 a favourite film or listening to an album.
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.
And... Please don't message me if you plan on being desultory (or hostile). My prologue should have set the precedence. I'm looking for a person who has a beautiful soul.