First, my Trump campaign inspired profile Preface:
I'm worth $9 billion. I have my own cruise ship that I live on. I drive a Ferrari. I've produced 8 feature motion pictures. Everyone loves me. I never pay taxes. I tell the truth... My 'emails' (email is plural) are via Gmail (true).
GIve team Trump credit. They totally out-marketed Team Hillary. Speaking as an 'ad guy', our 'commercials' are full of exaggerated sales claims. Trump went a few steps further by saying just about anything, including major lies. These are now called 'devices'. Language matters. 'Basket of deplorables' was a poor high altitude attack line from 'Team Hillary'.
Without getting the marketing social psychology behind voter choice in political campaigns, dems will have a tough time winning. Look, I taught social psychology at the university level... Presidential debates provide a platform for the best liar. When one side -- Hillary -- is describing issues, plans, and going 'high altitude', and the other side -- Trump -- is going demagogue with emotion-packed rhetoric and prejudice issues (e.g. racism), the liar with media performer skill sets wins.
Seriously I'm known as solid, funny, creative... The 'go to' guy. Support in emergencies, etc.!
I'd like to be outta this site and in a long term relationship. Good luck to me. So see what you think...
Background: I've been a Creative Director or web Jedi (co-led the team that put together www.hulu.com). I have a geek streak in information technology (IT), but am always a writer.
I play guitar, have decent vocal chops, and a good sense of rhythm. Which is helpful in other areas :-) Unlike Trump, I have big hands and feet.
I'm funny at times... Gonna be doing socio-political comedy series on YouTube channel soon (January now). Title is 'AMERICAN SOSH: News // Sociology // Comedy.
At USC and UCLA, I studied cinema (arts), sociology, social policy... Taught SOSH at Cal State University. So I'm knowledgeable about some stuff... Also have stocks of useless info that I won't bore you with.
Thankfully, I tend to know when to lead and when to follow...
My parents were married for 30 years, until my father died. I'm a relationship person, not a dater.
I like local travel and getaways (e.g. Catalina Island) Hole-in-the-wall restaurants can be cool. Hollywood Bowl and local music venues like McCabes for music.
I have an 18-year-old daughter, a clarinetist who lives with her mother in Santa Monica. Daughter has her own life, just as I did when I was a teen. My mother warned me, or hexed me. 'Just wait, you'll have a kid who is just like you...' But wait, I was more reasonable... Heard from numerous sources that 17-18 is a tough age for girls. Must it be tough on me? :-)
She now attends Herb Alpert School of Music at UCLA... Yay! I take credit for getting her into music!
So it would be great if you have a nurturing streak wider than dental floss. The daughter doesn't need it. I do!
While I would rather not date Dr. Doolittle, I can be the dog and cat whisperer. Conflicted?
Who am I looking for? Bright, funny, attractive, wise, communicative, arty, light baggage... College educated.
If you're arty, but not nuts, that would be a plus :-)
Please, no 'I want to travel the world' women.. Seriously, I do travel, but not in retirement mode. I will not go on a filthy cruise ship. An 85-foot fishing boat is cleaner.
I'm not on the God squad! However, unlike Bill Maher, I recognize the need for 'God' on this planet for basic morals/ethics that are true to the Bible and not from our politicized right-wing false prophet charlatans in the religion cottage industry.
What do I like to do? Riding bikes, beach volleyball (I used to be AAA good...), plays, movies, museums and art galleries... I can cook, but would prefer to share chef duties.
I'm open to adventure, but I'm not skydiving or rock-climbing. Being athletic is a good thing -- I did a 30-mile trail ride in the mountainous interior of Catalina Island in last year. I'm a Catalina Conservancy member.
Just about whatever you have going on... I will be supportive. In general, I will have your back.
As a 'homebody with options', I'll often write. Now I have production responsibilities for a video series on YouTube, so I'm wearing lots of production hats. Keeps me slammed. Note, I rarely go out. So if you can help with production or be supportive, that would be cool...
I look like my pics, which range from recent to 4 years ago. Since the new Star Wars feature Rogue One opened this month (Dec. 2016), you may notice that I look like Harrison Ford from a few years ago. Like from Return of the Jedi. Well, I am a digital pilot...
Thank you for reading...
-- Martin (Marty)
Music: Tom Waits, Jay Z, Rickie Lee Jones, Green Day, The Stones, Maroon 5 (Adam Levine), Dr. John, Springsteen, Gaga,Coltrane, Miles Davis, Aretha Franklin. Coldplay, Leonard Cohen, U2, Beyonce... Maren Morris...
John Steinbeck, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, George Orwell, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Charles Dickens, Toni Morrison...
Seriously, politics, media, world events, music, people...