• Music (I'm a singer and a conductor)
• My dog and cat
• Nature and the outdoors, gardening
What's important to me:
Culture (my own Swedish and Jewish, the NY sassy variety) and Urban (theater, concerts, etc)
Progressive politics, environmentalism
Intellectual and emotional connections with others.
Getting down to 70s funk with the girls (and those occasional guys that can boogy like we do, but you know...). Sorry, I seem incapable of dancing to the various rave styles or hip hop. I need music in my music, and some real groove.
Hot tubbing/ Hot springing
Parties with the peeps - ex burners know how to have a good time
Beach runs with the dog. We like Stinson best.
I'm also making a documentary film about Izzy Young (the Greenwich Village folk music promoter, presenter of Dylan's first NY concert; it's getting me really into those early blues, folk musicians like Rev Gary Davis, etc.)
I do some other music stuff too - play a wineglass organ (it's pretty damn neat actually, not to toot my own horn), sing, etc.
Music: Joni Mitchell, Britten, Weill, Bach, Sigur Ros, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum (extra points if you were here for that), Mahler, Bartók, Reich, Radiohead, Stevie Wonder, Schubert, Mozart, Prokofiev, Beatles, Harry Nilsson, Cocteau Twins, David Bowie, Rufus Wainwright, Richard Thompson, XTC, Prince, Elvis (Costello, of course), Parliament (I live in Oakland after all, P-funk!), Swedish folk music... on and on...
Theater: Angels in America and all things Kushner, Shakespeare
Movies: M, Fanny & Alexander, Synecdoche New York, Life Aquatic (and anything by Wes Anderson), Rosencrantz and Gildenstern are Dead. I just saw Youth - totally loved it.
TV: The Prisoner, The Wire, Brideshead Revisited. Okay... I know that list is completely, well. Yeah... some of the newer series are my guilty pleasure. House of Cards. Anyone checked out Hannibal? The design alone makes it worth watching - really interesting mix of eras.
Food: Tapas, Japanese, Middle Eastern, homemade delights, seafood, etc, etc. Not much of a meat eater, but not a vegetarian either. I like to cook and can food grown in my garden. Lots of squash this summer, lots of ratatouille. I make fig chips!
Friends that remind me what matters
Music that transports me
Nature (preferably out of reach of civilization) and getting dirty in the garden
Culture – theater, music, literature – things that make me think, feel, and go deeper
And a 7th... Honesty
And of course the quandary of why the right love has been elusive.
Sometimes I think I should have moved to NYC years ago - I think I'd fit in better, somehow. But I love it here, what can I do?
Listening to my housemate spin 45s - 60s soul, 70s psych, 80s power pop - you get the picture. Pretty great to have your own private DJ.
Would rather be camping. Would rather be dancing.
You're not polyamorous or politically conservative (I've tried that. Live and learn)