36 Astoria, United States
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My self-summary
I'm moving to nyc soon so I need to update this. I am a musician. I have settled into focusing on jazz (post bop) and new music (mostly avant-garde); I play saxophone. I suppose I tend to be more conservative in the jazz realm and liberal in classical. I was teaching jazz studies at the university of Rochester and classical saxophone at cornell university before that. I guess it wasn't really working too well for me, be it the job or the location, so I'm going to move to New York. My employment certainly won't be as impressive when I arrive, but I'm trying to focus on more meaningful performing.

Not divorced. No kids. Did live with an ex a few years back for four years though, so I can talk and shit.
What I’m doing with my life
I teach jazz studies and music theory at the u of r and try to play out as much as I can. I play in a classical saxophone quartet and a small jazz group. I also play in a good local salsa band. I'll play a few national dates a year, but I'd like to tour more, at least during the summers. I should probably hire a manager or some shit.
I’m really good at
Messing up my sleep schedule.

I can execute a few eminem songs pretty well. I tried to karaoke him one time at a bar, but the rhythms were too tricky to be programmed properly on the backing track so it didn't really work out. Boy, that doesn't sound awkward.
The first things people usually notice about me
Hair or maybe clothes...ya know, the important stuff. My hair is shorter now. Need to post a picture.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
So here's some pretentious nonsense:

Movies: Lynch, Kubrick, Goddard, Bunuel, Almodivar, Cronenberg (earlier stuff). This is the type of list that a film scholar would find particularly odious. I also love comedies: Christopher Guest films, all of the Ben Stiller/Owen Wilson stuff; pretty much anything with Vince Vaughn. The older Adam Sandler movies were some of my early favorites, but I could even go back to Revenge of the Nerds and Moving Violations and stuff like that.

My favorite movie of all time is Belle de Jour. Made in USA (Goddard) is also an incredible film.

Shows: Parts Unknown, Curb your Enthusiasm. Seinfeld. SCTV, sort of; it was probably funnier at the time. Six Feet Under. Dexter. Real Time. Frontline. BBC World.

Books: Camus, Burroughs, Henry Miller, Kurt Vonnegut, Flannery O'Connor, Shakespeare. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Invisible Man, Crime and Punishment, Howl, The Bell Jar, The Trial; not much contemporary stuff, I guess. The Stranger is my favorite novel so far.

Comedians: George Carlin, Sarah Silverman, Aziz Ansari, but only when he's impersonating R. Kelly. David Cross is my favorite. As you can see, my knowledge of comedy is quite historical in nature, haha.

Music: Always rockin' my Culture Club greatest hits album. Plus, a ton of other stuff. Pharaoh sanders last week, idk.
The six things I could never do without
1. Turnip cakes from Flavors of Asia.

2. Good comedies, comedy shows and stand up.

3. Anti-psychotics (naw, just kidding).

4. My three beautiful teenage daughters. Okay, sorry, last joke.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I find that a straight answer to this question tends to sound intrinsically unintelligent, haha. I just keep thinking about those damn dirty dishes...
On a typical Friday night I am
Either out with a friend or friends, playing a gig, or maybe staying in and ordering a pizza or something really fucking exciting like that. Maybe watching tv, half awake with a metaphorical needle hanging out of my arm.
You should message me if
you don't have a profile picture. I find women without profile pics extreeeemely sexy...