seekslaurapalmer
36 Seattle, United States
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My self-summary
random tidbits: in love with film, vinyl records, art, architecture, and misanthropes.

ok read on:
it's almost a year since i moved out here from san francisco and finally now getting settled in. i traded one set of a flip-flop-wearing bro' infestation, for another.

an east coast, direct, non-believing jew who is a pizza and bagel snob with a firm handshake and a half-read New Yorker collection that keeps growing in size. you're not going to see any pictures of yoga poses, sports jerseys, or cuddling with sedated tigers in this profile.

enjoy these sounds. think of it as a soundtrack to the rest of this profile.
What I’m doing with my life
putting a phd to use
being nostalgic for 80s-era nyc and west berlin
preventing plants from dying
films at the siff and nwff
in a sisyphean hell of brushing away dog hair
playing with modular analog synthesizers and sequencers
uncovering gems at antique shops and estate sales
I’m really good at
making mixtapes
traveling without an itinerary
fixing and assembling things
developing new gazpacho concoctions
reciting lines from woody allen films
The first things people usually notice about me
two furry four-legged friends by my side
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
books:
Les Chants de Maldoror, Temple of the Golden Pavilion, Nausea, Notes from Underground, All Men Are Mortal, Woman in the Dunes, No Longer Human. Currently reading Celine's Journey to the End of the Night.

music:
experimental, krautrock, no wave, yé-yé, 20th century minimalist, musique concrète, gamelan, throat singing, noise, (old) industrial, tape-loops, field recordings, and 60s british folk.
examples:
Coil, Current 93, Nurse with Wound, Throbbing Gristle, Les Rallizes Dénudés, Suicide, Modern Lovers, Faust, Neu!, Fursaxa, Sun Ra, Comus, Fela Kuti, Marc Almond, Chris & Cosey, CAN, Sun City Girls, Pharoah Sanders, La Monte Young, Philip Glass, Terry Riley, Keiji Haino, William Basinski, Alice Coltrane, Moondog, Swans, finnish folk, Skullflower, Shirley Collins, Ya Ho Wha 13, Angus MacLise

my last.fm page

radio:
WFMU, This American Life, Hearing Voices

film:
Fanny and Alexander, Seventh Seal, Picnic at Hanging Rock, Vivre sa vie, Wings of Desire, 400 blows, Love and Death, Crimes and Misdemeanors, Mystery Train, Dead Man, The Holy Mountain, Stalker, Au Hasard Balthazar, La Planete Sauvage, Lucifer Rising, Scenes from a Marriage, Wicker Man

film directors:
Bergman, Jodorowsky, Allen, Ozu, Teshigahara, Kaurismäki, Pasolini, Jarmusch, Satyajit Ray, Varda, Tarkovsky, Ichikawa, Wenders, Akerman, Herzog, Kenneth Anger, Shūji Terayama

tv:
i don't have cable nor watch tv. however, here are some classics: Antiques Roadshow, Second City, Fishing with John, Louis Theroux, Peep Show, Twin Peaks, old Dick Cavett episodes, and anything Larry David related.

dreamy foods
lingonberries, lemon cucumbers, matcha, ny pizza, ny bagels, pomegranates, and grandma's matzo ball soup.

weirdo characters:
the dadaists, the surrealists, aleister crowley, john balance, genesis p-orridge, klaus kinski, yukio mishima, alejandro jodorowsky, father yod, uncle boyd rice, cult leaders
The six things I could never do without
in no particular order:

1) dogs
2) records
3) film
4) coffee or tea

the rest are insignificant.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
living on summerisle

being born in the wrong half of the 20th century

plan (a): finding an academic gig
plan (b): moving to copenhagen or berlin
plan (c): opening up a cat cafe if (a)-(b) are a no-go

lamenting the disappearance of old cinemas
On a typical Friday night I am
(applies to any day of the week) some combination of the following:

at a film or show
listening to records
rearranging furniture
sitting in a bookstore and piling up books i intend to buy someday
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
i value some semblance of privacy, but here are a few safe ones:

got kicked out of hebrew school
a prairie home companion is a guilty pleasure

pet peeves:
the phrase "work hard, play hard"
hashtags
TED talks
You should message me if
any of the below apply to you:
- you want to fight over which sections of the sunday nyt to read
- you can see yourself someday moving to northern europe; copenhagen, bergen, helsinki, or berlin come to mind.
- you want to debate annie hall vs manhattan
- danish modern furniture is your thing
- you use oxford commas
- you're a witch / baba yaga

joking aside, if any of the these sound fun, contact me:
- japanese gardens and other botanical gardens
- picnics in the woods
- farmers market explorations
- road trips
- getting dressed up and attending the opera or symphony
- nighttime bike rides
- dog walks
- roaming record shops
- trading mixtapes

p.s, i try to respond to actual messages instead of likes. just write more than "hi", "hello", or "sup, yo". you could tell me all about your PhD thesis, your ikebana abilities, your mouse taxidermy collection, or anything unique to you,

p.p.s, random pictures
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