I AM NOT a loud, meat-headed, "Raging", "Extreme", over compensating for something, bedazzled skull/dragon [insert brand name here] shirt wearing, two Polo-with-a-popped-collar wearing, Pop-Country, NuMetal, Kayne West & Eminem loving, Bud Light drinking, "Bro". Pull the baseball hat all the way down onto your head, La Douche! To be fair, I'm generalizing, but there are plenty of them out there. I don't dislike anyone, though. I've had friends like that. That's just who they are. I'm just not that guy.
I view myself as a rare personality. I am a little eccentric and eclectic. I'm definitely a little odd and flaky, but with a sense of wonder and fascination about the curious and mysterious things that go on in this world, ...this Universe. I like science. I am a geek about space, ancient cultures, anthropology, trans-humanism, Ancient Aliens, and all things Nova. I love to cook and grill. I am a little bit socially awkward and quiet when beginning to get to know someone new.
I am stoic to a point. I like the old stuff best, but I also like discovering new things, new music, new places to go, new concepts or alternate opinions. I enjoy learning. I read everyday, whether it's a book, the news, articles about science or history and I love to share.
At times I have a brooding personality and I get wrapped up into the things going on in my headspace instead of the world, but I love to laugh, I love comedy. Sometimes I say things at the expense of others or myself, but it's always in jest. I like to make people laugh. I think having a sense of humor is important. It sounds cliche, but you have to laugh at yourself. You have to make monkey faces in the mirror at yourself, sometimes. If you do, you're not crazy.
I'm not into sports, although I do like skateboarding. I used to skate growing up. It was my life for quite a few years. At some point I just stopped. I love watching people skateboard though and I encourage it with my kids, just for fun. I don't like to watch sports on TV. I find it boring (again, except for skateboarding).
Music is a huge part of my life. I am into music like some people are into sports, or rebuilding cars, or any other thing people tend to obsess about. I collect Vinyl. I have dabbled in producing my own music and hope to get back to it some day. I like all music, except the afore mentioned above. I like Punk, Post-Punk, Industrial, Hardcore, New Wave, No Wave, French New Wave, (actual) Hip-Hop, Indie, Blues Revival, 80's, Electronic Glitch Space Tweaker Haunted-House Demon Disco, and so forth.
I also write. I have spent most of my life scribbling in notebooks. At some point I realized I was writing poetry and although it was mostly therapeutic, I hope to publish some of my writing at some future date.
I have three children, two teenage girls and a 9 year old son, who are some of the most interesting people I know. Just to be clear, all three of my children are with the same woman and we had them all during our 14 year marriage. I have been divorced since 2010. The kids are back and forth between my house and their mother's house, staying with each of us half the time. They are a big part of my life and I am a big part of theirs. I am a Dad as well as their Father.
After my divorce, I decided that I would go to back to school to earn a degree. I am taking a break from school this semester, but will return soon to continue earning my AA.
I have driven through all the US states except the states just north of New York (RI, MA, VT, NH, ME), Portland, OR, being my favorite city. I'd love to move there one day. I've also visited Nuevo Laredo in Mexico, just over the border from Laredo, TX. I want to travel more, and If I had the means, I would like to travel the world by boat, train, or car, but no planes, please. NO PLANES!
Although I have not been able to focus long enough to be able to master any musical instrument, as a DJ I am able to reinterpret other peoples music to the point that I've created something unique. I have been spinning records since I was 17. Before that though, I used to make mixes with cassette tapes by recording dance songs or rap songs off the radio or from other cassettes and then making extended mixes to another cassette. I could even simulate "record scratching" sounds, or something close to it, on the mixes.
I have an ability to read a crowd and keep people moving and having a good time when I'm spinning records.
MOVIES: This is the End, Superbad, Pineapple Express, Knocked Up, Anchorman, Wake Up Ron Burgundy, 40 Year Old Virgin, Mad Max Trilogy, Fallen Angels and Happy Together by Wong Kar-Wai, Breakfast Club, Weird Science, Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles, Some Kind of Wonderful, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, National Lampoons Vacation, National Lampoons European Vacation, The Meaning of Life, Life of Brian, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, Once A Time in the West, Fistful of Dynamite, Once Upon a Time in America, Mystery Train, William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet, A Clockwork Orange, Reservoir Dogs, Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Red State, Cannibal Holocaust, Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Darjeeling Limited, Labyrinth, Time Bandits, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, What Dreams May Come, Snatch, Che, To Kill A Mocking Bird, Tropic Thunder, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Party Monster, 24 Hour Party People, Blue Velvet, Wild At Heart, Lost Highway, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, Eraserhead, The Elephant Man, Molholland Drive, Dune, Altered States, Warriors, Taxi Driver, The Last Temptation of Christ, Gangs Of New York, Hugo, There Will Be Blood, The Decline of Western Civilization, Crybaby, Beetlejuice, Pee Wee's Big Adventure, Edward Scissorhands, James and the Giant Peach, Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas, Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Ghost World, Cherish, Young Frankenstein, Young Einstein.
I don't watch a lot of TV, but I tend to stick to certain things.
T.V. SHOWS: Wilfred, Hell on Wheels, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, Drunk History, Copper, History Channel, H2, Science Channel, Discovery, PBS.
MUSIC: I'm open to all things sound and fury. It's easier to describe what I don't like: Pop Country and top 40 radio. It's a waste of time and resources and my patience.Music is a huge part of my life. My first concert was Siouxsie and the Banshees with My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult opening. My Favorite Concert was The Cure, Curiosa Tour 2004, which was the second time I had seen The Cure. I saw The Cure on their Wish Tour in 1992. My Dream Concert would be Radiohead/Crystal Castles/Interpol/Joy Division/The Strokes/The Rapture/Kings of Leon/Mountain Goats.
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