combatrock
31 Brooklyn, United States
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My self-summary
One time, on a flight to LA, there was a little kid next to me freaking out, standing on the seat and shaking the back of it while screaming "HOW DO I RELAX? HOW DO I RELAX?" I have never had more in common with another person.

(He was trying to figure out how to recline his seat.)
What I’m doing with my life
Bitching about my commute. For work, I write about greeting cards. I don't write the cards themselves. Distinction with a difference.
I’m really good at
Organizing other people's things (but never my own), listening, and not Excel.
The first things people usually notice about me
On three separate occasions, people have asked if I am Dan Deacon.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
(a) For a long part of my career, I did manuscript coverage. This question is fraught for me.

Of all time: Slouching Towards Bethlehem, Microserfs, Foreign Affairs, The Line of Beauty, Number9Dream, A Visit From The Goon Squad, The Tales of the City series (guiltless guilty pleasure), On Beauty/On Beauty and Being Just.

(b) The Last Days of Disco, Annie Hall, Heathers, Ikiru, Contempt, Goodbye Lenin!, Lost In Translation, HAUSU, Last Life In The Universe, Mean Girls, Happy Together (almost anything Wong Kar Wai), I Don't Want To Sleep Alone, You Can Count On Me, Repo Man, Network, Sans Soleil... these lists leave me cold, yet I feel compelled to write them. I think that's what we'll remember from the 2000s -- a profusion of personality tests, and ordered informational displays of what we believe to be our interests. If you want to talk about this idea with me, I have a LOT of opinions about it.

(c) Sloan, M83, Broken Social Scene, Kate Bush, Blur's classic period, anything that takes me back to my salad days (2000s college rock)... I'm trying to find new music, and I'm kind of surprised at what I enjoy these days. Pop music always seemed like a specific mode of satisfaction and mental button-pressing, so it's funny to see what you desire change.

(d) I used to have a really great kitchen in my apartment, and no life. I now have an ok kitchen, and half a life. I eat what I'm served, is what I'm saying.
The six things I could never do without
Creature comforts, basic cable, big carousel moments where all of life seems to come together like at the end of a prestige sitcom, spandex-blend trousers, guesswork
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The future, I guess? Is it really the future? The present seems intractable enough, as a problem.
On a typical Friday night I am
Achieving Maroon 6.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I barely had to edit this profile after my year-length deactivation.
You should message me if
You also need an excuse to get out of the house.
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