Mike_Sim
27 Jamaica Plain, United States
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My self-summary
Music has been my biggest passion since I was a kid and I can't imagine life without it.

I was born and raised in Rhode Island and then moved up to the Boston area for college. I decided to stay after I graduated since I found places, people, and work that I dig.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a music therapist working in schools for kids with special needs. I'm super thankful to have a job that I love and that am able to have so much fun with. During the summer I work at camps for kids with life threatening illnesses.

Outside of the music that I make in my music therapy work, I have a multi-media project (which uses video projection and music - and is kind of a mix of hip-hop, folk, and electronic music).
-in case you're curious:
FB: https://www.facebook.com/MikeSimMusic
Video: https://youtu.be/p2BBz7AB0m8
I’m really good at
-listening
-teaching
-musicing
-working with kids
-getting lost
-dancing
-making playlists and mix-tapes
-noodling with video

I'm relatively good at/I enjoy:
-running
-creative/experimental cooking
The first things people usually notice about me
Probably that I have more hair on one side of my head than the other.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Music:
Modern Classical: Steve Reich, Terry Riley, Philip Glass, Nico Muhly
Electronic: Autechre, The Books, Flying Lotus, Tim Hecker
Hip-Hop: A Tribe Called Quest, Death Grips, Kendrick Lamar, Wu-Tang Clan
Post-Rock: Do Make Say Think, Tortoise, Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Folk: Bob Dylan, Sam Amidon, Sun Kil Moon, Joanna Newsom
R&B/Funk: Sly & the Family Stone, Prince, Funkadelic, D'angelo
Rock and Roll: Radiohead, Talking Heads, Sonic Youth, Patti Smith
Jazz: Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, Kurt Rosenwinkel, John Coltrane...

Movies:
-David Lynch - Mulholland Drive, Blue Velvet, Eraserhead, Inland Empire
-Andrei Tarkovsky - Stalker, The Mirror, The Sacrifice
-Charlie Kaufman - Synecdoche New York, Being John Malcovich
-Ingmar Bergman - Persona, The Seventh Seal
-Alejandro Jodorowsky - El Topo, Holy Mountain, Dance of Reality
-Terrence Malick - Thin Red Line, The Tree of Life, The New World
-Paul Thomas Anderson - Magnolia, Boogie Nights, There Will Be Blood
-Leos Carax - Holy Motors, The Lovers on the Bridge

Shows:
-Twin Peaks
-Black Mirror
-Rick and Morty
-Louie
-Freaks and Geeks
-Arrested Development
-Planet Earth
-Seinfeld
-Cosmos (the Carl Sagan one)
-Stella
-Stranger Things
-classic Nickelodeon shows from the 90s...

Books:
-The Rest Is Noise
-The Tao is Silent
-This Is Your Brain on Music
-The Book (or really any Alan Watts)
-Slaughterhouse Five
-Brave New World
-Songs of Innocence and Experience
-One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Food:
-dessert
-pad thai
-beer (especially porters and stouts)
-bibimbap
-pizza
-breakfast
-nutella
-pineapple
-BBQ
-sushi
The six things I could never do without
-seasons
-siracha
-music
-film
-a guitar
-living within driving distance of an ocean
I spend a lot of time thinking about
-thinking (cognition and such)
-not thinking (meditation and such)
-music
-people
-mindfulness
-where I'd like to travel next
-dreams
On a typical Friday night I am
more often than not - playing a show or seeing a show
You should message me if
you think we'd get along
we have some stuff in common
you are not opposed to occasionally listening to the music I make
you're passionate about something

*I can't see "likes" on here - so if want to connect - send a message my way*
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