Slightly introverted personality * [fun-loving music geek + raised in the Bay area + 5 years in Paris, France + East coast college education in DC] + [loving life and all of the caring friends it has to offer + taking advantage of the countless fun events that occur every week in the Bay + staying up extremely late - any logical reasoning for it] / flaws = the sum of a few parts that do not equate to a whole
I am avoiding adjectives, as best as I can, and am finding it tricky
I'm not good at: bragging about things I'm really good at!
As is to be expected of someone who works at a record spot, I listen to a scary amount of music. Weird indie hip hop is definitely my speciality field, but I'm open-minded and always interested in hearing other people's music picks. My favorite releases of 2010 so far are: Qwel & Maker "Owl", Dessa "A Badly Broken Code," Dark Time Sunshine "Vessel," Homeboy Sandman "The Good Sun," Factor "Lawson Graham," Soulcrate Music "The Heartland Panic" and The Opus "Praying Mantis - Plus." There've plenty of other great releases, though, and plenty more emerging in the near future. Did I mention I occasionally make mixes for people I like? :)
I watch way too many movies... I go through different phases where I'll devour a lot of films by a particular director (Lars Von Trier recently got this treatment) or in a particular theme or genre. I also have a deep-founded love for movies ripe with camp value, particularly horror and exploitation films from the 80s. Some of my favorite movies are: "Mulholland Dr.", "Buffalo 66," "Dead Man" (<3 Jarmusch), "Mister Lonely", "Rushmore," "Dogville," "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," "Leon: the Professional," "Pulp Fiction," etc.
As far as food goes, I'm an omnivore that's open to just about anything. Be it Mexican, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Greek, Ethiopian, American, etc. I will eat it if it's good. I will not turn down a dish just because it sounds disgusting from a descriptive stand point, or looks disgusting from a visual stand point. I try to keep my diet interesting and varied, though I don't always get enough greens and end up subbing chocolate in it's place. Got a pretty major sweet-tooth, in fact I'm practically an ice cream connaiseur at this point.