49 Portland, United States
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My self-summary
I am a kind-hearted, open-minded person, down-to-earth without being jaded, hip without being a hipster, discriminating but not pretentious, charming but not smarmy, funny but not frivolous. Hoping to meet someone who likes all things good: good food, good music, good conversation, good company. If you communicate well through humor, like to think and talk, and appreciate a game of backgammon over, say, a nice scotch, we'll get along fine.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a bipolar music historian (a bit less faux-sciencey than "musicologist"). Imagine if Johannes Brahms and Mahalia Jackson had a baby...
I’m really good at
Putting people at ease, traveling, being perceptive, planning dates, surprises.
The first things people usually notice about me
My calming demeanor. Later...my wicked sense of humor.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Not a big TV guy, but...Six Feet Under, The Wire, and Arrested Development were brilliant (I'm agnostic on the new version of the latter, though I like the interlocking episodes, but I digress). I was recently turned onto House of Cards and loved it. Looking for recommendations.

I tend more to non-fiction than fiction. I like documentaries and old movies?

I'm much more inclined toward savory than sweet--Banh Mi sandwiches, burritos, chicken pot pie, Pok Pok wings are comfort foods--but I have an appreciation both for dives and a high end restaurant with excellent service.

Music...don't get me started. A bit old school, but impeccable taste. I'm especially partial to 1960s and 70s soul and funk.
The six things I could never do without
Books, LPs, a quality burrito, a coffee shop with good ambiance, intelligent conversation, a sense of humor, learning, listening to baseball on the radio, big cities.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Let me think about it and get back to you.