DrakeKravitz
33 Manhattan, United States
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My self-summary
Warm, curious, direct, kind, creative, opinionated, generous, and pretty fucking hilarious. And like you, I'm plenty flawed. Working my ass off to build the life I want. I am a New Yorker, born and raised, although I did also live in Tel Aviv from ages four to six. I was raised by a single mother so I was taught pretty young to open doors and help ladies with their coats, (because lord knows you're not capable of getting that thing off alone). I also recognize that some of these practices are antiquated, and do my best to navigate these contradictions. I listen to music constantly. Music is my favorite thing. Seeing it played live is when I'm happiest.

I like having intense conversations about almost everything. I like having bullshit conversations about almost everything too. Being a half black Jew has given me the luxury to be pretty crass about race. It's also given me the perspective to take that shit seriously. Being a human is really difficult and really beautiful in equal measure. And all of it is pretty funny. If you feel the same way, let's talk about it. I'm really good company. Promise.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a filmmaker. Just started an MFA in film directing and screenwriting. I left a cushy finance gig a few years ago to pursue this dream. Now I get to spend the next few years devoted to making art, honing my craft, and absorbing absurd amounts of knowledge in a wonderful community of artists. Pretty fucking cool. Outside of that I go to a lot of concerts, try to leave the country once a year, read books, teach myself a lot of science stuff, and father a spectacular pup/alien.
I’m really good at
-Remembering the words to every song I've ever heard. Its actually quite freakish. Can this be monetized?
-Dancing. Duh, cuz my dad's black.
-Being empathetic. Sometimes to my own detriment.
The first things people usually notice about me
Forehead swastika tattoo
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Reads: 1984, Lolita, American Psycho, The Road, David Foster Wallace essays, musician bios, Einstein's Dreams, Catch-22, Macbeth, any and all Vonnegut

Movies: Apocalypse Now, Tree of Life, On the Waterfront, Persona, Blowup, Donnie Darko, The Third Man, Network, The Shining, Wet Hot American Summer, Holy Motors, Lost in Translation, The Deer Hunter, Old Boy (original), The Neverending Story, Layer Cake, Snatch, Jodorowsky's Dune. Any Kubrick, Ingmar Bergman, Kurosawa, Paul Thomas Anderson, and Coen Brothers. Music documentaries

TV: Cosmos, True Detective, Boardwalk Empire, The Wire, Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Portlandia, Curb, Louie (fucking brilliant), Broad City, The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross

Music: The White Stripes, Zeppelin, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, Arcade Fire, Cold War Kids, Beck, Pink Floyd, Amy Winehouse, Beach House, Michael Jackson, Radiohead, early Black Keys (they were so good), Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Deadweather, My Morning Jacket, Diplo (Major Lazer), LCD Soundsystem, Kanye, Run the Jewels, 90's Rap (Wu-tang, NAS, Biggie, Tribe, Outkast, Dre, Del, Gang Starr, ya know, the good stuff)
- This list is far from exhaustive, but my tastes are very eclectic. This will have to suffice as a sampling
The six things I could never do without
The real answer is junk like oxygen and shelter, but I see what they're getting at here, so I'll indulge you with things I really like:
-My record player
-Passport
-Caffeine. It's addictive and it gets you high. How is this legal?
-Live music
-Good bedding. I might have the world's most comfortable bed. And thats not meant to be suggestive, its just plain true.
-Community. I'm highly stimulated by genuine interaction.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Time. And thinking. That's actually kinda true.
On a typical Friday night I am
Eating. Drinking. Talking. Dancing.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
So remember that time you were a mathematics student at MIT and the professor put a super tricky problem on the board that nobody could solve and then you came to class the next day and someone had mysteriously written the solution on the board in the middle of the night? Yeah, that was me. I did that shit after I was done mopping the floors. Feels good to get that off my chest
You should message me if
-You'd prefer to meet up sooner than later
-You want to talk about music and film for a really long time. You also want to see lots of movies and shows
-You're a modern type lady that initiates conversations with men
-You heart Neil deGrasse Tyson
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