folksier_beats
34 London, United Kingdom
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My self-summary
Chart of life travels: suburbs of Baltimore to northwest Indiana to Lawrence, Kansas to southwest Florida to Chicago to New York to Austin to Portland to San Francisco -- with some movement back and forth sometimes. Within that: ~6 years in NYC, ~2 years Austin, ~1.5 yrs SF, ~6 months Portland.

Sometimes enjoy constructing mashup sound-art.

I spend a lot of time thinking about military violence and its motivations.

Currently in London and looking to meet cool people. Traveling to Paris on October 3 so if you'd like to hang out before then say 'hi', although I expect to make it back here again before too long.
What I’m doing with my life
planning my next move.
I also have this idea for a novel.
I’m really good at
deconstructing and thwarting axes of oppression.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I'm spending vastly more time reading news, etc on the internet than reading books at this point in my life -- there's a lot of news to read. But otherwise I had also been reading a lot of books on Balkan/Ottoman history, digging into a lot of really old source documents, etc. Recently discovering that JSTOR access is awesome, taking in a lot of literature on geopolitics, international relations, international law, especially as these subjects concern US militarism. I rarely read fiction recently; my favorite novel was Pedro Paramo by Juan Rulfo. Most recent purchase was the Penguin Collected Writings of Meister Eckhart on kindle.

Various movies, music, but sort of cynical about the popular culture industry driving consumerism, misogyny, militarism, racism, the prison-industrial complex, etc...

Recently listening most often to: The Cars, Violent Femmes, Bowie, Pink Floyd, ELO, Buddy Holly, Run The Jewels, Joanna Gruesome, oOoOOO, Grimes, Radiohead, Parquet Courts, Mikal Cronin, Sonic Youth, Crystal Castles, Public Enemy, Prince, etc. I feel like I like most genres especially recently glam, punk, pop, noise, some electronic, some black metal, really most rap in general especially violent political rap and gangsta rap.

I like deconstructing television news through a Chomskyan prism of analysis. I spent many years not watching television at all (around 6 years without owning a television), right now I actually think I actually need to watch television more often just to be more sociologically aware.

I function as pretty nearly a vegan. I sometimes eat fish now but practically never dairy or eggs (unless I know the person who has the chicken coop in a backyard or whatever). I like Thai, Indian, Mediterranean, Japanese. Fruit in general, especially plums, pluots, peaches, kiwis.
You should message me if
you're interested in organizing a revolution (i.e. overthrowing the capitalist state).

Maybe drink coffee, or beer, or smoke (a joint?) or whatever people do in these situations.
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