sensationvalve
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My self-summary
I ran an experimental theatre company in TX.
I ran an artists' colony in an old church in KS.
On a lark I went on an audition in Los Angeles-
And now I am a growling sword fighting Disney Villain.
Life is strange.
What I’m doing with my life
Clenching up.
Spacing out.
Aiming for transgression and transcendence.

Enjoying my new city!
Art!
Performance!
Literature!
Possibility!
I’m really good at
tap dancing
loyalty
memorizing
I do a mean "That's Life" at karaoke.
The first things people usually notice about me
A wide, easily induced smile. Pretty big chompers.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books:
THE THINGS I'VE ALWAYS LOVED:
Norman Mailer, especially Ancient Evenings
Ishiguro's The Unconsoled
Georges Bataille
William Vollmann

WHAT I'M READING NOW/RECENTLY:
I've started the journey through Proust's IN SEARCH of LOST TIME
Light reading at work: "Literary" thrillers, Uncle Remus stories, Gay Talese, Butoh instructional manuals, also Modern Painters and New American Paintings magazines...

Movies:
My Dinner with Andre, Sweet Movie, Texas Chainsaw Massacre
(TONY ROBBINS: I'M NOT YOUR GURU is the richest experience I've had recently...it really operates on a number of levels)

Shows:
DOG DAYS at REDCAT in Los Angeles was one of the best theatrical experiences of my life.
Also Wallace Shawn/Andre Gregory's production of A MASTER BUILDER in NYC
BASKETS is perhaps the best, most tragic TV comedy ever...
(I'm hoping to see some Pingtan and opera while I'm here...anyone interested?)

Artists:
Francis Bacon. Capital F Capital B. Obsessed
Deborah Hay
The Vienna Actionists
Paul McCarthy

Music:
If left to my own devices I have an endless tolerance for drones, noodling electronics, tinkly pianos and combinations thereof. So lately I've been listening to a lot of R. Andrew Lee, Unsuk Chin, and re-workings of Satie---But I also like the not unusual suspects: Talking Heads, Lana Del Rey, Tom Waits...

Food:
Donuts, ice cream, breakfast, the strangest thing on the menu...bring on the "ox root" and jellyfish head and duck blood...
The six things I could never do without
My best friend.
Most other things are negotiable.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Why I can't make myself lucid dream, the work of artists I enjoy
On a typical Friday night I am
Restaurants! Film! Museums! Karaoke!
Or home iDosing in a tent in my guest room
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
All of my tattoos are in my underpants.
You should message me if
You like being read to

You straddle the line between highbrow and lowbrow

You ask yourself "What If?" questions

You want to have some sort of tea party in this weird kindergarten and ball pit room that occupies a lonely corner of my apartment complex

You want to hang out and have fun
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