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My self-summary
Scholar, musician, and mischievous goofball. Dismally unphotogenic. I'm mad about the life of the mind, how humans tick, and inspired by the wacky and imaginative. Such as: did you know that there's a Cloud Appreciation Society?

By profession and passion, I'm a music anthropologist, specialising in North Africa. Before that all started, worked in the music industry as a composer and editor.

Having grown up near the mountains, playing in nature has been a big part of my life.

Love the cultural diversity and arts in London, live music, dressing up for a classy night out, single malt scotch by the fire. I cherry pick from bits of yoga, mindfulness, other spiritual practices, and am into being healthy (besides that scotch by the fire). Staying sane in academia also requires a *very* healthy sense of humour. I love a bit of silliness, often at my own expense.
What I’m doing with my life
trying to continue to learn and enjoy the journey---I'm happiest when I have a project or something new to throw myself into. But otherwise, passionate about little known music cultures.
I’m really good at
Laughing, being a friend, building palatial snow caves, writing silly rhyming poetry, and transcribing music by ear.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Oh this could go on and on. But here's a sampling of my appreciation for humour that might be telling: Monty Python, Mongrels, The Office (both UK and US), The Daily Show, Curb Your Enthusiasm/Larry David, Zoolander, Waking Ned Devine, Office Space, The Three Amigos.

Books: I have a hard time reading fiction, it usually has to be non-fiction or philosophy/critical theory--but am making an effort to add more 'pleasure reading'. Currently devouring 'Being A Beast' by Charles Foster.
Six things I could never do without
Nature, love, humour, learning, quiet time, music.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Culture, subtext, why it is that no matter what, I *always* pick the slowest queue.
On a typical Friday night I am
Looking for live music to watch or play along with
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
When I was in primary school, I used to stick pushpins in the chairs of the boys I liked. You'll be glad to hear that I've given that up.
You should message me if
1) You really are the age you say you are and look like your photos
2) Those photos do *not* include you shirtless in the bathroom mirror or on the back of a motorcycle flexing
3) You have more to say than 'hi'

:) I say all this while smiling. But still.
The two of us