40 Portland, United States
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My self-summary
Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, I moved to Portland in October of 2004. I fell in love with the NW after vacationing here in the summer. I'm an avid musician. I play multiple instruments, and strive to write music that is progressive and not typical. I like complexity in art and music. I love learning, having meaningful conversations and connections, and exchanging ideas. I also love getting outdoors into the great Northwest. I like to joke around and try to keep a straight face while laughing on the inside. Im 5'3, and wear it well:) Intelligent, open, free thinkers turn me on.
What I’m doing with my life
I've been a working musician and private drum instructor for years now, but I'm seriously considering pursuing an education that would allow me to contribute more to society. I recently bowed out of 3 bands to finish composing and recording my own music and hope to have it published and available within the year. Some of my music can be heard here: https://soundcloud.com/philip-wiseman.
I’m really good at
I've been a musician since I was a child. I play guitar, drums, and piano. Although I've mostly taken the role of a drummer in bands, I'm now in a project as a guitarist solely. I'm also an active listener, and really try to understand others' perspectives. I'm also very skilled at hydroponic gardening (extrapolate from that what you will, I don't do anything illegal).
The first things people usually notice about me
Probably that I'm short, and have a deep voice.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Music: Far too much to list here, and music is so subjective, but I like complex instrumental music from Steve Reich and Philip Glass, to classic rock like Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, to the jazz/rock, fusion and progressive rock movements of the 1970's specifically (Mahavishnu Orchestra, Miles Davis, 70's era Genesis, Frank Zappa, King Crimson, Gong, Can, etc). Much of my favorite music was written before I was born.

Ideological Influences: Terrence McKenna, Jacque Fresco, Peter Joseph, Gabor Mate, Robert Sapolsky

Shows: I don't spend a lot of time watching tv, but I've most recently enjoyed It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Portlandia, and Breaking Bad. Oh, and also Twin Peaks.

Movies: I love the works of Quintin Tarantino, David Lynch, Stanley Kubrick, the Cohen brothers, and Martin Scorsese most notably.

Food: I love to try as many new foods as possible. I think I developed this trait because my mom was the pickiest eater ever, and cooked the same few, bland meals over and over as I was growing up. I'd say Indian, Thai and Ethiopian are a few of my favorites.
The six things I could never do without
On a typical Friday night I am
Maybe hanging out with friends, playing music, or having a beer at a bar.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've already admitted it.
You should message me if
...you find my profile relevant to you're values. You are capable and unafraid of clearly communicating your feelings and opinions (I am not a mind reader). You are artistic or otherwise creative and contemplative.