27Mountain View, United States
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My self-summary
I’m an active and earnest guy and love nothing more than jamming with musically inclined friends and venturing into the hills on my motorcycle. I’m a self taught musician and have been exploring different styles and techniques since I started in middle school (jazz, funk, rock…you name it.) One day I’d like to make it into a career, but the tech industry made me an offer I couldn't refuse. What can I say? I’m enjoying financial independence and playing because I love it and not because I have to.

I love writing and creating music as an act of artistic expression and as an emotional outlet. But captivating an audience during a gig, either because we’ve touched them on an emotion level or rocked their socks off, is my passion. I love connecting with people through music; for me it’s just as powerful as a thought provoking conservation.

I also enjoy hiking, backpacking, surfing, mountain biking and anything else that lets me escape into the wilderness for a few hours or days. I’ll never say no to something that lets us escape normal life and create a few new memories (or even a good story if we’re lucky.)

I love to learn and I’m always striving to improve myself. I'm the kind of guy who will never say "good enough" when it comes to myself or people I care about. I believe that every person has tremendous potential if they work hard and are dedicated to what they believe in.

Most of the time I’m pretty laid back and just like kicking it with friends and jamming, but I’ll make the effort to do something amazing and out of the ordinary if the opportunity presents itself. I'm always game to try new things, and my friends think I'm hilarious (although this may be a biased example).
What I’m doing with my life
I work as a software engineer at a tech start-up, but my secret aspiration is to be a great musician! I'm working on writing new music and hopefully recording an album once I get enough good stuff down.
I’m really good at
playing guitar, fixing things, swimming, trading stocks, trivia
The first things people usually notice about me
My green eyes and my genuine personality.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I'm a real fan of thick ones that you can't put down for days, like Leon Uris. I do enjoy a political thriller like a lot of Tom Clancy and Michael Crichton's stuff. Historical fiction from interesting periods also appeal to me.
Movies: Comedy if I'm weary from work and want to have a good laugh; dramatic, challenging films that explore what it means to be human when I want to sit down and really appreciate a film. Martial arts and war movies occasionally with the bros.
TV Shows: 30 Rock, Parks and Rec, South Park, House, Scrubs(!!), The Office and Glee occasionally.
Music: I LOVE music from the late '60s through mid '70s; I think it would have been awesome to be 22 in 1970 when there was such a huge community of people interested in artistic, world-changing music. I love to play and listen to rock, funk, dance music, and jazz.
Six things I could never do without
-My baby guitar Lucille
-My sweet fix-me-up bike
-The company of my friends
-Frozen food
-Free time
I spend a lot of time thinking about
musical ideas (I can't wait to get home and play my guitar!), the workings of the world, economics, technical problems, history, using my imagination, and girls! (my favorite)
On a typical Friday night I am
Having dinner and drinks with friends, then chilling out with the roommates watching a good movie.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm obsessed with browsing wikipedia... or maybe that's a disorder.
You should message me if
You're looking for a date for Valentine's day too!
I really don't get to meet as many women anymore as I used to (not a lot of ladies in the tech industry :S) so I would love to meet a fun and interesting girl and get to know each other a little better. If that sounds like your cup of tea, shoot me a message! Maybe we'll even get some tea sometime.
The two of us