I teach music at an amazing school, intense work, very busy, and I really enjoy it.
I'm a musician, string bass, jazz and classical. I am not a “band guy”, and I really hate that definition for what I do. I never got a degree in music education. My background is in performance. I love my instrument and love to play, teach and connect with people through music and I’ve been very blessed to do that throughout my life.
Since I've been in Oakland I have been very focused on teaching and I haven't been performing as much, but I'm starting to get out and gig more often. I love all types of music and I enjoy seeing performances in a concert hall or at a dive bar. I have yet to see the SF symphony, let me know if you’re interested in going sometime. SF Jazz is incredible too, and there are some great concerts coming up.
I’m finally starting to settle into life here in the bay, it’s been a little tough at times. I landed here with only what fit in the car and the question if I’d made the right decision relocating hanging over my head. All my family and dearest friends are spread out across the country. Finding my place, socially, professionally, and musically is a continual work in progress.
I'm looking for a relationship that is honest and real. I am not into games. I love sarcasm and I have a wry sense of humor at times, but I am also direct and thoughtful. I look for beauty and meaning in the little things and I’d like to meet someone who has a similar appreciation and awareness of the connections that make this world so interesting.
I started biking to work 3 days a week in January 2011, only missed a few days, and now I’m riding everyday. I love it! I might have put 50 miles on my car last month if that at all.
Biking has been part of my life for a long time, and I’ve found a great balance between exercise and work this year, it’s been incredibly positive.
It sounds like such a stereotypical, canned, and meaningless response to a big question.
But seriously, I do listen closely because communication is very important to me in all aspects of my life whether it's musical, educational or emotional. I don't play games, and I don't bullshit. That sort of junk just gets in the way of real connections. Honesty is impossible if you're not listening.
Robbins, Murakami, Vonnegut, Auster, so many more...
Currently reading The Emperor of all Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee, (fascinating book) and The Women by T.C. Boyle, a historical fiction about Frank Lloyd Wright.
All kinds of movies. Drama, action, sci-fi, classics.
I've been checking out "Mad Men", it's a really well crafted show, enjoyable.
I'm not a "foodie" but I enjoy cooking and finding great new restaurants to check out. I think that I may be the happiest when making a pasta out of whats left in the cupboard and sharing a bottle of red wine.