being thrown out of cars for my Tuvan throatsinging. (or at least receiving multiple threats).
plunking down alone in a place i know nothing about, and working it out.
my inner 7-year old gets to drive fairly often.
OCD is a basis of my resume. and my art.
I'm a semi-reformed fire-geek.
(and several other kinds)
depends on what I've been up to, I'm guessing..
my saddest update:
mourning the passing of the Guardian
[used to read "..and the Guardian keeps soldiering on. as it should." ]
I must admit i had rather taken the Bay Guardian for granted, I couldn't imagine a San Francisco without this bedrock anchor of our culture and community.
If you have no idea why the demise of the Guardian is a tangible loss, we 're probably not a good match. It was a national leader of the independent press, champion of censored & underreported stories,and the conscience of the bay area. There is, thus far, no sign that anything or anyone is stepping up to fill this void.
Yes, satirical stuff like the Daily Show and the Onion are to the good, but they are no substitute.
books - grew up reading a lot of SF, history, then into travel/gonzo/metaphysical stuff, how-to & social stuff, lately lucky enough to start reading books by/about friends. fnord. still revert to SF roots under stress.
a few: Heinlein, Card, Asimov, Ursula K Leguin, Maureen McHugh, Harlan Ellison, Gibson, Phillip K Dick, Harry Harrison, Douglas Adams, Shakespeare, Anaïs Nin, Kerouac, Hunter S. Thompson, Tom Robbins, Katherine Dunn, Chuck Palahniuk, Bertrand Russell, Hakim Bey,
movies- odd thoughtful indie stuff, shlocky SF & zombie stuff. erotic can be cool, mafia-porn is a yawn.
[Harold and Maude, Fight Club, Brokeback Mountain, The Hunger, Spinal Tap, The Princess Bride, The Fisher King, Sex Lies and Videotape, Naked Lunch, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The Thief the Cook his Wife & her Lover, Fear and Loathing, Casablanca, Benny and joon, Bladerunner, Interview with the Vampire, Crouching tiger hidden dragon, Star Wars, LOTR, Big Lebowski, Baraka, Tetsuo, Brazil, Mad Max, Evil Dead 2, Return of the Living Dead, Shaun of the Dead, A Beautiful Mind, Chasing Amy, Clerks, Rocky Horror, Python (any python), Jackie Chan, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Walk With Me, Shawshank Redemption, Pee Wee's Big Adventure, Delicatessen, Idiocracy, Team America, Taxi Driver, Raising Arizona, The Darjeeling Limited,
no TV. except th guilty pleasures. grew up on Star Trek, In Search Of, James Burke’s Connections, old SNL, South Park. Stephen Colbert's satire-assassination of Bush & Tina Fey doing Palin = classics.
public radio -NPR/BBC stuff like Prairie Home Companion (as a kid when it was just a local morning show), Ken Nordine’s Word Jazz and The Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy (NOT the movie! ugh). KUSF. pirate radio
the Onion. (see the bit about the ennui gas? w/pic of terrorist reading Camus ..or the conceptual terrorism ish? classics)
BTW am I the only one who’s noticed some of Chris Rock’s material is starting to sound like self-actualization conference stuff, just dressed up funny? Infomercial-disguised-as-comedy as culture-repair..? hmm
music - list is even longer. all over the map, depending on mood. (hint: the exact time, place, & company when I first heard Apocalyptica are burned into my brain)
food - Thai , Indian, mideastern, cajun, mexican all groovy.
..just kidding. stuff is important to me. lotsa stuff. new ideas. people. my passport. books. chocolate. love, touch, sex, other art forms.
but i've done without it all from time to time. and lived to tell the tale.
i'm an open book, to those who look.
its a fat volume though. you won't get through it in one sitting. I've done and seen -and been- a fair bit.
if i don't like it, i won't be shy.
but will be kind.
Please have some modicum of integrity. a little depth wouldn't hurt. I guess what I'm saying is, don't be from LA. ;) or at least try not to act like it.
yeah, my profile kinda sucks. honestly i can't be bothered to fix it. Most people have no idea who they are (and won't tell you what they do know), so profiles are pretty futile.
I am not words on a screen. you know that.