Chubby, bearded, tattooed, and awesome guy in a committed long-term non-monogamous partnership with user_name_face, and we have 2 young children. Mostly interested in meeting folks with shared values/I tersts and connect with radical and queer communities in the Hudson valley.
I enjoy eating, snuggling with my animals, and the various activities that take place in my bed. I'm a jaded anarchist who struggles to hold onto hope for revolutionary societal change, though I have shifted the brunt of my energy to working and manipulating the existing systems to improve conditions in people's day to day lives.
I am also learning how to be a parent.
I view everything I do through the lenses of social justice and harm reduction.
Music wise I'm all over the place. I had older sisters and my formative years took place during the 1980's; so I was raised on a healthy diet of new wave, classic rock, old school hip-hop, and glam/hair metal. Political/peace punk, riot grrrl, 90's hardcore, traditional ska/rocksteady, and a handful of 90's indie rock and grunge bands guided me through my teen years. I also love 90's hip hop and a smattering of more recent indie hip-hop. I have grown increasingly obsessed with metal over the years. It started with 80's thrash and 70's psych/stoner metal in my late teens, which lead to NWOBHM, then sludge/doom stuff, and now I even dabble in some of the more interesting (and less reactionary) death and black metal. I also can't enough of old school r&b; krautrock; garage rock; bluegrass; psychedelic rock and jazz cross-over; shoegaze; bebop; afrobeat; motown, memphis and northern soul; old country; tropicalia; delta blues; soul jazz; traditional folk; and even some 60's/70's country rock. And I'm sure I forgot a few things. Like I said all over the place.
In terms of film and television I prefer depressing ones about people with messed up lives, ones with muppets or muppet like creatures, ones about ordinary people living out rock star fantasies, and ones that inspire existential crises
Good food and spirits are really important to me. That's how I was raised. I am vegetarian and have been so for the vast majority of my life. I grew up with a hippie mom, a dad from the southwest US, and was surrounded by a large extended italian-american family . . . so there is really no cuisine I don't like. I'm really into good craft beer and affordable but amazing wine. I'm getting really into finding relatively affordable top shelf whiskeys as well.
my blood family;
my chosen family;
Alternatively, if you can teach me how to ride a motorcycle or kayak feel free to offer your services!