BanjoButterfly
24Horsham, United States
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My self-summary
Hi, I'm Jacob. I'm a capitalist-smashing, hippie-dippie, geeky queer commie banjoist.

I live my life to marvel at the world, sing songs, write poems, study history, and make fun for kids. I want to hear people's stories, unify the battered and lost in song and make this a merrier world.

Some blathering: I like good conversation, loud music, peals of thunder, gentle rain, the chill at dawn, driving slow, hats, good books, museums, old tattered things, peace, hyperbole, allusions, the outdoors and cultural literacy. I like bitter beer, tea sweet and whiskey smooth.

My heroes are Pete Seeger, Sean "Day9" Plott, Jim Henson and my momma - who is cooler than us.

Bert from Mary Poppins is my spirit animal.
What I’m doing with my life
I work at a nonprofit outdoor school for disadvantaged Philly children as a teacher-naturalist. I get to take kids outdoors, look at dead stuff and play in dirt. It's the best job on earth.

I'm trying to become the darnest folk singer I can possibly be.

I lost my sister last May. She was the best person I knew. Stumbling through that, full disclosure.

I've gotten involved with Put People First! PA and I'm trying to do small things to energize people.
I’m really good at
I'm good at croonin' a low-down tune, speaking to crowds, campfires, rambling and baking chocolate chip cookies, inspiring leaders for the revolution and converting fascists.

I'll cook ya a good home-spun meal and go down on ya 100% guarantee first date if ya ask.
The first things people usually notice about me
My long hair and my bright eyes.

My best friend says I laugh like a cartoon villain.

The fact that I look and sound like a big gay lumberjack.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Cut this down ninety times. There's so much more - this is imho the dumbest part of profiles, I'd much rather talk to you organically about cool shit we connect with, wouldn't you?

Books: The Time Machine, Animal Farm, 1984, The Captains and The Kings, Abarat, A Tale of Two Cities, Cyrano de Bergerac, The Wheel of Time, a lot of Tolstoy and Lenin.

Poets: Keats, Hughes, and Kipling.

These three are what I consider quintessentially romantic, American, and masculine respectively.

Movies: Casablanca, Goodnight & Goodluck, The Red Violin, Perfume: Story of a Killer, The Secret of NIMH, Dr. Strangelove, The Dark Crystal, Six String Samurai, The Labyrinth, Moonrise Kingdom. Every muppet movie in existence. BFG. The Neverending Story.

Music: Pete Seeger, The Beatles, AJJ, Highwaymen, Al Jolson, Caravan Palace, pwr bttm, Wax Tailor. If you don't like Queen we can't be friends.

Telly: Big on cartoons and travel shows. I like FaceOff and Project Runway. I really don't watch much TV, honest to god. The Muppets are a big deal.
I recently watched Gravity Falls beginning to end. Holy shit, best show since Courage the Cowardly Dog.
Six things I could never do without
My senses, my honest heart, a song in my throat, my banjo and my bare feet.

And probably a butt to crush on, even if it's my own.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The measure of a man. Is David Bowie truly a perfect standard?

How to be queer and win hearts and minds. The revolution as daily practice. How to turn down and make out.

Where that little book of American poetry I had for years got lost to and why Langston Hughes had to die before I could kiss him.
On a typical Friday night I am
Playing music on the banjo, singing loudly, drinking with friends, possibly playing Catan or out a-rambling.

https://soundcloud.com/user-239894349
This is what I sound like incase you care
https://www.youtube.com/user/JSJBCwrite
low quality guaranteed.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I can't count to six. [see above]

(in all seriousness, I am struggling to not regress into being a sad, grey presence again [major anxiety & depressive disorder for most of my life, but smashed that shit] in the wake my sister's death and I really want to connect with beautiful souls as they'll inadvertently reconnect me to my Romantic notions of the universe - whether or not that involves making out, idc, though I do love some casual smoochin)
You should message me if
I'm just a guy going about this waking dream, looking for friends and lovers along the way.
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