I'm great in almost any social situation that does not involve fighting animals the NFL or Nascar. I'm very passionate, especially when it involves creative expression. Yeah yeah yeah, I'm a musician. I play all kinds of things (banjo mandolin guitar, saw, sing etc..) and I'm also a third generation upright bass player. I write music for film and television when I can get the work and lately have been booking acts that sound like they were all born in a gypsy caravan, or dug up from some New Orleans cemetery. I'm a bright and sunny person that remains fascinated with a dark aesthetic. It shows through in my music my photography and even the way I dress. Over the years I have done a little bit of EVERYTHING, but I am most at home in the entertainment industry in general. I run TwinFlame Entertainment which is a collective of techs and talent and currently about ten bands that I connect with a variety of clients (film producers, event managers, directors, bands, venues...). I love being someone that everyone "knows", but also I love when I can hang that up and really get to know someone and let them get to know the more intimate me. Don't get me wrong, my public persona is 100% me - not an act - but I really appreciate someone who has the willingness to listen to my heart and really share their own.
I collect - therefore I am (slightly cluttered). Vinyl, books, movies, instruments, paintings, photos, clothes, jewelery, antiques - I'm addicted to acquirement, but then again - I have the perfect gift for you! I LOVE to shop! But I'm not wealthy, so I love digging about in thrift stores (they know me by name in no less than three Goodwills). From that I have a LOT of really slick clothes and I can dress or even overdress for just about any occasion. it's called living cheap with style, folks. I love clothes shopping and have fun searching for great vintage stuff for me for my friends their kids etc... It's thrifting, so it doesn't really count as a problem. Right?
I love being surrounded by friends, and I'm the kind of friend that people usually keep for life (or at least so far). I've let my heart be broken... too many times...I was really trying to not let that happen again. Then I came to realize that all my attempts to keep myself "safe" were doing nothing more than keeping me far away from opportunity. The "ONE"? Is she out there? Is there such a thing? In spite of all the evidence to the contrary, I still think so.
I'm a single dad, and my daughter is the greatest light my life has ever known. She's a little bit punk, a little bit glam, a little bit enlightened and a little bit attitude. HA! She got to go to Bonnaroo with me and work at the festival for her first job ever. She started playing guitar recently and she's really good! I'm stoked not just because she's following in my footsteps a bit there, but because she needed something besides Freestyle skiing to keep her occupied and out of trouble. Though, I suppose that guitars have led to their own brand of trouble too. My kid is cooler than most people I know. Although, she is, I think, a uniquely old soul, I'm still the grown-up in the picture. She goes to school in Taos New Mexico and putting her on a plane at the end of summer or spring break or christmas etc... is the most depressing thing I ever have to do. I love that kid!
Hmmm...what else? I yawn when I'm nervous or tired. I like the nightlife. I want to boogie. I love me some Obama. I never underestimate the stupidity of the American public, nor the power of stupid people in large numbers. I wish I had... something, but I'm not sure what that would be right now. Maybe lemonade. I think eggs are a much demonized source of protein. I know a blasphemous answer to the age old question "what's black and white and red all over." I want you to leave me your record collection in your will. I can hold my breath for a long time. I can almost always unravel a Slinky. I can laugh just like scooby-doo, and imitate a siren well enough to disturb a marta bus driver. I've got a caterers kitchen, and I'm not afraid to use it. I usually know more about live audio and recording than anyone else in the room. I'm orally fixated, so kiss me so I don't have to Smoke/over eat/overtalk.
I am unexpected, unflinching, and indefinable.
Henry and June; Wristcutters: A love story; Filth and Wisdom; Delicatessen; The Sheltering Sky; The Reflecting Skin; The Princess Bride; LOTR; Anything Jarmuch, Gilliam, Bertalucci, Burton, etc...
Megan Jean and the KFB, Bjork, Tricky, Gogol Bordello, Crystal Bright & the Silver Hands, Adron, Louis Prima, Blair Crimmins and the Hookers, Tom Waits, Jason Webley, Dresden Dolls, The Peculiar Pretzelmen, Asteroid Galaxy Tour, Die Antwoord, bauhaus, new model army, massive attack, Likke Li, Django Reinhardt, peter murphy, skinnypuppy, radiohead, parliament, soundtribe sector 9, morrissey, white zombie, the chemical brothers, Tom Waits, nine inch nails, Brazilian Girls , jeff buckley, White Stripes ,Depeche Mode, the gorrillaz, Muse, the mars volta, parliament, sigur ros, coil, thievery corporation, Tom Waits, the cure, a tribe called quest, beck, shadow project, dead can dance, st germaine, aphex twin, Stanley Clarke, jaco pastorius, Miles Davis, Cab Calloway, CAN, Apocalyptic visions, variable unit, PUBLIC ENEMY!!!, Foo fighters, shiny toy guns, Deee-lite, Imogen Heap, Black tape for a blue girl, TOM WAITS....
Pesto, Cajun, Thai... Put it this way, I'm not just a foodie, I'm a foodie that people used to call "Chef" and I used to own my own Chocolaterie. I love to cook to impress, and my breakfasts will amaze you...if we get that far.
Really, I'll tell you anything you want to know. I may not post it all up, but I think that living in integrity (for me at least) means not needing to hide aspects of myself in general.
you are self motivated and responsible.
you are a singer looking for a vaudevillian carney barking madman with which to share a stage.
you are convinced that the fabulous will one day inherit the earth.
you are more comfortable in Value Village than you are in Wal-Mart.
you prefer exposed brick over painted sheetrock.
you want to take me to Greece. or Spain. or Istanbul.
you've been admiring me from afar.
you have two things that you love for every one thing that you hate.
you are not the jealous type. Have faith in yourself and me. I have a great track record.