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My self-summary
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I am a musician (Horn player, vocalist, keyboardist and guitarist), writer (lyrics, articles, ruminations), imagist (photo, video)...lover of subtlety, natural harmonics and details, in bound volumes, film, music, and even sports (subtlety mostly found in baseball and soccer, but I'll watch basketball for entertainment -- and the Warriors are getting pretty entertaining lately, as well as subtly artful...
et Tour de France, Tour de France)

Wind, watercourses and the sea...

A voracious reader and lover of history, geography and all kinds of family trees

I would like to think of myself as thoughtful, sensual, spiritual and questing...

I am also the divorced father of two cool kids (16 and 18 -- daughter starting college, son going to be based with me but 'plans to have his own life' -- we'll see)...
What I’m doing with my life
Taking things one day at a time...

Still playing music (mostly singing lately with Conspiracy of Beards). Writing, 'blogging'...More rehearsing, good pieces.

Have recently seen numerous great documentaries: Ike and Tina On the Road 1971-1972 (just wrote a piece on it for, Song of the South (Allmann Brothers), The Source Family (Netflix), and docs on Big Star and George Plimpton (at Roxie). Mifune, The Hired Hand (Peter Fonda follow up to Easy Rider, with Warren Oates), Her, Massacre Gun (60's Japanese Pulp Yakuza), Youth, The Love Witch, Searching For Sugarman (Rodriguez is a special being, saw him perform at Slim's a few years ago), Jodorowsky's Dune, All Things Must Pass--nostalgic for the various iconic Tower Records. Timbuktu, Force Maejure, My Darling Clementine...

Childish Gambino, Kraftwerk, Empire of the Sun, Juana Molina, The Garden, Enjoy, Puzzle, Slater (Shears Twins/Vada Vada), Future Twin, Dengue Fever, Tele Novella, Cairo Gang, Blank Tapes, Burger Records Artists, Alela Diane, Sharon Van Etten, Peter Murphy, Lee Fields, Lorde, performing with Tycho, Geographer, Dan Deacon and many others at Fox Ghost Ship benefit, X, Paul Weller, Pure Bathing Culture, Tycho, Frank Ocean, Keep Shelley In Athens, The Hardly Strictly Big Star Tribute...this year have seen three of the best concerts of my recent years, Peter Hook and the Light, then just this past weekend Air and an absolute master performance from Nick Cave at the Greek.

Enjoying being a Water Snake...or is it Wood?

Music, music, music...
I’m really good at
Thinking, joking, swimming, lying on a beach, playing trumpet and keyboards, singing, dancing, kissing...

Knowing about geography, music, history, baseball, film, basketball, soccer, tour de France... I tend to win trivia contests

Witty comments...

The first things people usually notice about me
eyes, hair, voice, height, thoughts, skin, humor
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
too many to start listing...very eclectic, if pressed I could state some...Unfaithful Music (Elvis Costello bio), Won't Get Fooled Again, On The Map, Bomber, Telegraph Avenue, Loose Balls, Cloud Atlas, Black Swan Green, Visit From the Goon Squad, Art of Fielding, Tuesdays With Morrie, Patti Smith's Just Kids, Maphead, Big Hair and Plastic Grass, Cardboard Gods, anything by Kurt Vonnegut, James Jones' Thin Red Line...just read a couple of books by Michael Shaara...The Killer Angels is civil war on acid -- too bad Terence Malick didn't get the film rights instead of Ted Turner...

Atlases --
History tomes

Throw out some sounds: Miles, Beatles, Beach House, Beach Boys, Kinks and Stones, Savath and Savalas, The Juan McLean, The Who, Frank Ocean, Far East Movement, Field Music (just saw them at the Independent), Mojave 3, Cut Copy, Prince, Caribou, Kraftwerk, Bon Iver, Love, Drake, Neil Young, Crusaders, Shocking Blue, Matthew Fisher, Steve Hillage, Mux Mool, Kurt Vile, Sharon Van Etten, vintage African hi-life, Ratatat, Panda Bear, Band of Horses, Cabaret Voltaire, Budos Band, Joan As Police Woman, Cat Power, Brick, Chic, Tribe Called ..., Yellow Magic Orchestra, Pantha du Prince, the Three O' Clock, CTI, Impulse, ECM labels

Prog -- just saw Steve Hackett at the Warfield), Tycho, and the Du Nord Prog Fest...

funk, go on...Loose Joints at the Make Out, The Layover...

psychedelia -

spaghetti westerns -films and soundtracks (Morricone, Piccioni)

sci fi -- original Star Trek is my bible, but I liked the new film as well...
Der Gross und Stark Oz
Midnight In Paris
Casa de mi Padre
Moonrise Kingdom
The Wire

classic comedies, Bugs Bunny, Kroll Show, SCTV, Arrested Development, Flight of the Conchords, Regular Show, Dave Chappelle, Monty Python, old SNL, Piano Fight, Crisis Hopkins, Community, Broad City

Ken Russell, Jim Jarmusch, Almodovar, Peckinpaugh, Woody Allen, Hitchcock, Kurosawa, Melville, Herzog, Malick, Anderson, Cronenberg, Jodorowsky

Food -- Ethiopian, Trex, Farm Burger, Fieldwerk, Bowl'd, kojak cart, arki truck, creme brulee, Gracias Madras, Hotsy Totsy, Albany Taproom, Barclays (return!), Kingfish, La Calaca Loco, Homeroom, Townie, Gilman Brewing, the Brazilian Biergarten, open to lots of old and new, I'm a long time local here
Six things I could never do without





Great images
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Rhythm, music and lyrics, maps, flying, my kids, great films, beauty, classic cars, road trips, beaches, water, space, dancing, trivia
On a typical Friday night I am
Either with my kids or out at an event, dancing, an art opening, music gig, movie, maybe a beach sunset (getting teased with this), sometimes with a good dvd or sports event and home cooked meal...sometimes hitting the road...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
that I'm typing this
You should message me if
you got what it takes...which means you are willing and/or able to see beyond what time and space constraints I may have (though these are mostly loosening with kids stepping out more), to allow for an intensely passionate and intellectually stimulating relationship to develop.....I can just chill as well, if that is what is desired...and sometimes that's just what I need.
The two of us