I've been told I'm a great listener and a calming presence. I value sincerity but am also into absurd humor and have a pretty ridiculous uninhibited laugh.
I love the energy of the city, but appreciate stillness and silence and the outdoors even more (I'm from Maine, it's in the blood). The beautiful things in life are what interest me most.
I'm pretty liberal and try to be engaged with issues of social & economic justice. Currently campaigning for a single-payer universal health care bill in New York state (which is close to passing!)
Playing music that hopefully moves people in some way. Composing and performing (saxophone and clarinet) with my band, and freelancing with various jazz groups, singer/songwriters, etc.
Music: Keith Jarrett, Lucinda Williams, Neil Young, Bill Frisell, Elliott Smith, Billie Holiday, Rufus Wainwright, Gillian Welch, The Walkmen, The Band, D'Angelo, The Velvet Underground, Stevie Wonder, Emmylou Harris, The Pixies.
Books: The Sound and the Fury, Petersburg, Anna Karenina, Blood Meridian
TV: Broad City, Bojack Horseman, Transparent, Party Down, Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley.
Comedy: Maria Bamford, Tig Notaro, Paul F. Tompkins
Food: Tibetan, Mexican, pizza from DiFara, but pretty much anything. Might be not be a stretch to say 50% of my diet is avocado-based.
family + friends
How compassion could resolve so much
You dig the introspective types.