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My self-summary
Former journalist, decent tipper, wound up tightly, awkward, mostly harmless, doesn't always talk about himself in third person, means well and always under construction.
What I’m doing with my life
Slowly working on my great American novel which will be coming out any day once I get through the research phase. Yep, any day now.
The first things people usually notice about me
My uncanny resemblance to Ryan Gosling? How I sometimes get mistaken for Channing Tatum? Okay, okay, I actually get Chris (Cabin Boy, Get a Life) Elliot at least once a week; "Weird Science" era Anthony Michael Hall on a good day.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
David Foster Wallace, Kurt Vonnegut, Mishima, Truman Capote, Michael Chabon, Knut Hamsun, Nick Hornby, Murakami, James Crumley, Joan Didion, Dan Fesperman, The Art of Fielding, Richard Ford, The Count of Monte Cristo, Middlesex, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Bad Guys Won, And Then We Came To an End, Please Kill Me, Out Band Could Be You Life, How Soccer Explains the World (one of my favorites), Clockers, Ben Hamper's Rivethead, Al Burian, Cometbus, an array of comic books (Tomine, Eightball, Joe Matt), stacks of New Yorkers and a handful of pulps.

The Minutemen, Dorothy Ashby, John Zorn, Jawbreaker, Joy Division/New Order, New Bomb Turks, Wire, The Au Pairs, The Zombies, Marvin Gaye, The Replacements, Prince, Sun Ra, Al Green, Superchunk, Guided by Voices, Superchunk, John Coltrane, Alice Coltrane, The Kinks, Mingus, Pulp, Mission of Burma, Black Flag, The Dirtbombs, Cal Tjader, Esquivel, Can, Motorhead, Toots and The Maytals, Fela Kuti, Chisel, The Jam, Small Brown Bike, The Wipers, Destroyer...This may take awhile.

No podcast action? This American Life, Radio Lab, WTF, Hang Up and Listen, Sound Opinions, Hardcore History, Wait Wait, lots of WFMU and of course, Serial.

Movies, let's see...MASH, Seven Samurai, High and Low, Ran, Hoop Dreams, Harakiri, The Good, The Bad, The Ugly, The Third Man, The Verdict, Panic in Needle Park, Dig, The Fog of War (anything by Errol Morris), Herzog, Fassbinder, Shaw Brothers, The Apartment, Woman is a Woman (although I think most of Godard's overrated), The 400 Blows, The Graduate, Battle of Algiers, Annie Hall...Uh, this also may take awhile.

The Wire, Breaking Bad...but I think you already knew that.
Six things I could never do without
Not in any order:
Let me add a 7th: Passport
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My next book, my next meal and my next run.
On a typical Friday night I am
These days, mostly to grab a quick pint and catch up with a couple of friends, and look through some baseball or basketball highlights before calling it a night. If I where to ever write a book about Detroit, it would be called, "All My Friends Work At A Bar."
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Just moved back from Brooklyn after ten years and slowly dealing with the culture shock. After thawing out from this worst winter ever, I'm still pretty sure I made the right decision.
You should message me if
If you're Avengers era Diana Rigg or 60's era Anna Karina, I'm going to ask you to marry me.
The two of us