I'm off to the stereotypical start doing restaurant work (I'm a barback/sous chef at the moment.). I'm treating this life change like one would treat joining the army or the priesthood: I'm devoting my life for better or worse to my art. I have no ambition to retire, I want to do this for the rest of my life. I have no delusions either, I know this will be hard but I have a beast of a work ethic.... also I have an agent in Philly helping a little.
I liken moving to NYC with little money and no job to jumping onto a canoe: It has taken me two months to stabilize and start to stand up. I think I'm close to the point where I can sit down and start paddling, but this city always has a surprise for you (like when your restaurant closes with no notice).
I have chosen interesting over regular, unpredictable over predictable, and I'm sticking with it. Unfortunately, us bohemian type people are seldom rich. If you're looking for a baller-sugar daddy guy then I'm not it. However, if all you need is love then I have a lot of it to give. I'm a shy guy, but I would like to find a partner in crime to have inside jokes with who gets this paragraph and identifies with it. I don't think I am looking for anything too serious, but if somebody special comes along that can be changed and I'm good at letting special people know they are special to me.
Side note: I'm not as pretentious as my name and summary would suggest. I'm actually kind of a goofball who is always smiling and who always has something witty to say or a silver lining to point out.
Basically working my balls off, looking for a new agent, chasing paper. I work in a bar in Williamsburg right now, but I should probably quit.... I'm loyal to a fault sometimes.
Picking out the perfect song to play for any occasion.
Being amused by little things.
Accents (that's my specialty as an actor).
Making a good first impression.
Movies: Old stuff: I'm the guy who'll take Casablanca over any modern romantic film. I'm the only person I know with two silent films in his DVD collection (Battleship Potemkin and October... I love Eisenstein) I also have a serious thing for Kung-Fu films and old samurai jawns like Akira Kurosawa's work. Ronin with DeNiro is the film that made me want to go to film school (I went to film school by the way.)
TV: I really only watch MSNBC and Hockey (I'm a politics and hockey nerd). I'll give anything a try though. I watched Drunk History the other night for the first time and it changed my life.
Music: I'm all over the place with this one so I'll tell you the next 10 songs that come on my spotify
"Panic" by The Smiths
"Derezzed" by Daft Punk
"Strength Within" by War of Ages
"Shanty Town" by Desmond Dekker.
"Folsom Prison Blues" by Johnny Cash
"Nothing on We" by Chiddy Bang
"Wrong Line" by Jupiter One
"Midnight Special" by Leadbelly
"Wasted Years" by Iron Maiden
"Secondary" by Brand New (we were all in highschool once, but my band opened for Brand New when I was 18."
Metal, delta blues, reggae, some hip-hop
Politics, I'm kind of an idealist. I don't say much about it, unless you ask me, but it's on my mind a lot.
What's wrong with the Philadelphia Flyers on that particular day. It's kind of my religion.
I also run lines in my head constantly... back to the acting thing.
Ugh, I don't know. Usually working but I'd rather go grab a drink. I go out more on weekdays. This section is silly. Even if you live in a bomb shelter 24/7, you're not going to say "chilling in my bomb shelter."
You "get" me
You would be open to helping me run a third world socialist dictatorship.