justagrl83
33 London, United Kingdom
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My self-summary
I write music for film and television and perform my music all over. You might have heard it in some recent feature films. Free to ask me :-)

I'm recently just back from a 4 month UK tour and then went on to trek the Himalayas in Nepal and India where I spent the holidays. I was attacked by a stray dog there (in South India) and have a badass scar on my leg that will haunt me for life, but in the best way of course. I just sorta wish it was a shark instead. That'd be even cooler.

Traveling is my schtick. Damn they have spellcheck on this thing nice.

I spend a lot of time questioning authority, listening to political debates whilst driving and continually forming, molding, and listening intently to others' opinions. I try and make it a point to read/hear as much of the other side as I do to "my side". I realize there's a lot I don't know, but this truth is only realized when seeking more and more knowledge and more truth.

I'm from Nor Cal (bay area) and have been in LA for 5 ish years now? Yeh I'm asking you. I've capped it to that number at least, ha. Prob. closer to 8 I don't wanna count.

On the verge of releasing an album that was years in the making, woot! I am excited...

I'm a closet anglophile. I plan to tour the UK again before heading cross country in a van around the states as my music has thus far been so well received there. My influences have mostly stemmed from there as well.

My next venture is South America in April.

Above all, and this is cliche, but I've GOT to laugh, it is a must. I am the funny/goofy/sarcastic type. I don't take anything seriously, but in all seriousness, it's how I get through shit. I certainly don't fake laugh (how painful is that anyways?) and I'll let you know if something isn't funny. 'Cuz this is serious. ha.

My music:

http://melindaepk.blogspot.co.uk/p/music-and-video.html
www.melindamusic.com
What I’m doing with my life
Been in the studio last few years, finally getting this record out, it's a full-time job if you're not on a label. Checking off all the countries I can possibly visit in a lifetime.
I’m really good at
Being clumsy, making a fool of myself by doing shit that scares me. I'm a risk-taker
Cutting avocados
Unnecessary multi tasking of non important things
Saying things I didn't mean and offending people accidentally
Burning pancakes because I was filling out my ok Cupid profile
When I'm eating at home, I usually have my laptop open and will google the shit out of a random country. Today I've been googling the shit out of Saudi Arabia. And then I'll proceed to iwastemytime.com for some laughs.
The first things people usually notice about me
big brown eyes
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Anything Christopher Hitchens, William Lobdell, and similar political journalists.

I'm currently reading "Shantaram" about a heroin addict incarcerated for a robbery who escapes prison and reinvents himself as a doctor in the slums of Bombay. It has been captivating.

Unbearable Lightness Of Being, Ernest Hemingway, A Brief History Of Time, The Alchemist are a few.

Bladerunner, Home Movies, Pan's Labrynth, movie soundtracks, Phillip Glass, Hans Zimmer, Danny Elfman, Boondock Saints, What Dreams May Come. I'm a 90's kid so anything in the realm of day care movies like: Mrs. Doubtfire, Home Alone, Home Alone 2, Not Home Alone 3, Ghostbusters.

Big on sushi. I may repeat that part somewhere. I think about food probably way too much and get excited planning my next meal and what it's gonna be. And it's awesome.
The six things I could never do without
Halibut sashimi, lucky charms, lemon meringue pie, (damnit these are all foods so far) my potty mouth (I probably could work on that and then live without it).

Honestly though I could really do without most of it. Have to admit the Beatles got it right so I don't know if I could live without some form of "that" in the long run. You catch my drift?

Some kind of tape recorder would be nice because melodies are running in my head most of the time.

...I'd also rather keep a few good friends then collect a slew of acquaintances to fill a room.

I'm not into the LA scene, materialism, and quite happy with my 99' Honda CR-V that I haul dogs around in as my day job. An Austin Heeley would be nice I'm not gonna lie. It would be nice.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
music, education, travelling, geography, sugar gliders, did i mention lucky charms?, grilled cheese sandwiches, why we're here, if other people think about that kind of stuff as much as I ponder it, when my next camping trip is really gonna happen.
On a typical Friday night I am
watching porn. u wish. but for serious, i'd say out with friends, gettin' a drink, havin' a laugh - or playing a show.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I used to be quite gullible as a pip squeak and I was once convinced by evil school mates that "gullible" is not in the dictionary. So I looked it up. Never to be done. Or repeated.

I've also peed in the shower, and so have you.

Not as private but could sound bitchy. I don't mean for it to be. You were warned:

There's so much cliche in these profile descriptions..you love to hike, you enjoy going out but also love staying in for the night (versatile or just pretty normal?), you're easy to get along with and love adventure (would we say otherwise, or are you a dog?), and love being spontaneous. K, so this is all gravy (and no harm) but I still don't know anything about you. I'm drawn to details, to stories, to you. It's what makes your favorite song your favorite song, and so on. Would we really be diggin' on "we all live in a yellow submarine" if the lyrics were instead "We all live in a boat"? Catch my drift?
You should message me if
You have a sense of humor about things, love to travel and wouldn't mind watching Ferris Bueller's Day Off over and over again.

You aren't afraid to see places in the world that might change you, that are different and that might make you sad, grateful, compassionate or all of the above. Europe is unbelievable, but it's still the western world. I like to dig a little deeper, and get bitten by a dog while I'm at it, ha.
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