62 Oakland, United States
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My self-summary
Kind hearted curmudgeon; thingmaker; dedicated amateur musician. Father of a eleven year old son and six year old daughter. Bicyclist. Reader and ranter. Cooker and Eater.
What I’m doing with my life
Making and fixing musical instruments. Playing music for (social) change. Spending as much time in boats as I can. Taking care of kids half time.
I’m really good at
Explaining and sharing what I know. Using my senses.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Jane Jacobs, Lewis Mumford, Mike Davis, Wendell Berry, Barbara Kingsolver, Herman Melville, Louis B. Jones. Calvin Trillin, MFK Fisher. Seamus Heany, Pablo Neruda, Rumi.

John Sayles, Ken Loach, John Huston (later stuff especially) Alice in der Stadten. The Life and Opinions of Zato Ishi. Perspolis. The Incident at Roshomon Gate. Bodas de Sangre. Almodovar.

Franco, Cortijo, Lydia Mendoza, Leadbelly, Banda Ionica, Sleepy John Estes, Uncle Dave Macon, Arsenio Rodriguez, Sun-Ra, Ornette Coleman, Charlie Haden, Naftule Brandtwein, Frank London, Ray Charles, Bill Monroe. Amalia Rodriguez.

I spend a lot of time thinking about
On a typical Friday night I am
Hanging out with my kids, or out playing or listening to music.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have a morbid fascination with office supplies.
You should message me if
You have a good nose, a healthy appetite, and lots of opinions.