musicallucidity
40 Bradenton, United States
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My self-summary
I'm a sometimes musician, an avid reader. I really like green tea. Whiskey, classic cocktails, baseball and New Orleans(where I visit often also). Life is a costume ball be prepared
What I’m doing with my life
I spend most of the winters with my dad in Brandenton. I maintain a home in Hamtramck year round, and I spend a fair amount of time at my cabin in northern Michigan. I build software for insurance companies in my own business. I make things from leather, play music (all kinds), I whittle and carve. I'm a proud and happy uncle
I’m really good at
Music, listening, long conversations, cooking, interjecting random thoughts into otherwise focused directed conversations. Finding lateral relationships between things and making new and unnecessary analogies to explain just about anything you already understand.
The first things people usually notice about me
Ready smile, loud voice, unique laugh (who am I kidding, it's a cackle, you'll know it when you hear it),Did you see the profile pic? We all know it's tiny freckle on my left eyelid.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
A) Kerouac, Brave New World, Tom Robbins novels, Chuck Palahniuk, the plays of Anton Chekov, Hemmingway, Neil Gaiman, Orson Scott Card, Robert Heinlein, Ursula K LeGuin, Robert Jordan, Hemingway, Larry Wall, David Sedaris, George R.R. Martin, Gore Vidal, Al Franken. I love books on audible too, and have favorite narrators, George Guidall, Simon Vance, Scott Brick come to mind first.

B) "Pi", "Shadow of the Vampire", "Casablanca", Akira Kurosawa, Kim Ki Duk, Kevin Smith, Ingmar Bergman, "Hero", Sergio Leone, Kirk Douglas, Mel Brooks, "Primer", "Princess Bride", Monty Python, "CQ", Jackie Chan, "Quills", Christopher Guest, Bogey, Johnny Depp, John Candy, "BadAss", "History Boys", "Army of Darkness", "Hero", I just haven't watched movies lately. I seem to read or do other things of late.

TV - Well, I have cable these days. I can't say for sure the last time it wasn't tuned to the Tiger Games.

C) Carl Craig, Derrick May, Ectomorph, Miles Davis, Gustav Mahler, Beta Band, Wilco, Belle and Sebastian, John Tejada, Ectomorph, Jeff Mills, Rolling Stones, Velvet Underground, Joy Division, Roxy Music, UR, Rolling Stones, Lou Reed, Prince, KMFDM. I've been recently into early industrial and goth and synth pop stuff a lot too. This list never ends the folks on the list are nearly always in rotation, see me on any given week for more details. Really loving some great Detroit music like Revoir and Phantasmagoria lately.

D) Love to cook and love to eat, but my favorite things are probably pizza, Lebanese, and classic french in no particular order.

E) Comedians, Lewis Black (well, until that abysmal thing several years ago where he became a parody of all that he mocks w/o any kind of denouement), Sarah Silverman, Robin Williams, Bill Hicks, Dennis Leary (yes that's right for you comedy snobs, I like them both),

F) Artists and Art: Mark Rothko, Diego Rivera, "Guernica", Andy Warhol, Michael Basquiat, I absolutely hate and despise Kincaid. Other than that I realize that this isn't the most educated list, but hey we can't be experts at everything, I make an effort ;). Bolotowsky and Mondrian
The six things I could never do without
Let's take a metaphysical approach shall we?

A sense of purpose (what do i intend to do today, tomorrow, forever)

A sense of direction (for some, this is just a distraction)

A sense of belonging (you're only a misfit if you choose the wrong friends)

A sense of self (to thine own self be true)

Stimulation of mind and more (music, literature, cinema, engaging conversations)

Definition (something has to be real, even if it just your perception)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Things I've read. I read frequently. International news, US politics, tech news, white papers on tech, programming theory, literature, literary critique, music theory, music critique, ancient history, US history. Oh yeah, lots of comic books and bad pulp fiction. So I parse these things and find lateral associations.

Music I've heard or played. See music tastes above to get some idea there, but music seems to run in my head constantly anymore. Things I'm writing. Well, that's a bit off track, more like things I'm thinking of writing, I do write sometimes, and I used to write a lot more, but I still have various ideas and right now I've got it in my head to work on one act plays for short films.

What I'm having for dinner. Seriously, I love to cook and I love good food, a high point of every day I cook is the simple creation that is taking raw ingredients and making something cohesive (and hopefully delicious ;).
On a typical Friday night I am
Typical Friday? i try to avoid that. I like to go out to shows, touring acts local acts. I love to go dancing; I prefer techno and house etc, Other nights I'll have my friends over, I'll make dinner, we'll drink, and well do what friends do, watch the ball game, movies, whatever. I mean, really, it's cliche. We all switch it up.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I read an incredible amount of really crappy fantasy and sci-fi, and can watch just about any TV show if it's sci-fi or fantasy themed. Also, the more intelligent and interesting you are, the more likely I am to get paralyzed somewhere in the first dozen or so emails about what to say next. Oddly, I don't do this in person, IM or phone. I wonder if there's a phobia of email?

Once I see someone as beautiful it's an image burned into me. Any terrible thing that happens after that feels like graffiti on a masterpiece.
You should message me if
I'm in an open relationship. She's now on OKC and linked to my profile above. She will know about you if we exchange more than a few messages. I'm more of a relationship anarchist than anything else, but she is my partner. No, we don't cohabitate (at least not in the normal sense, more of a Living Alone Together, she's in Metro Detroit area and doesn't winter in Florida)
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