I'm torn between worlds, pivoting between them in perpetuity.
I love academia, absurdity, art, culture, and all kinds of great and strange things. Say hi. I'm much goofier than the tone this dry profile takes on. Proximity and similarity are what make websites like this worthwhille. It's an empirical fact about "liking"!
The Mars Volta & the many projects of Omar
They Might Be Giants
Return to Forever
Genesis (peter gabriel era. can't be stressed enough.)
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
I also play and write music.
I read a lot. I read textbooks for pleasure (I know, it's sick), and lots of academic literature including the research databases like JSTOR.
Noam Chomsky (my main man), Nietzsche, Herman Hesse, Aldous Huxley, David Foster Wallace, Dostoevsky, Carl Jung, Joseph Campbell, Jean Piaget, James Joyce, Thomas Kuhn, Carlos Castenada, D.H. Lawrence, Carl Sagan, Baudrillard, Luis Borges, Immanuel Kant, Derrida, Foucault, Kafka, Orwell, and plenty more i can't think of.
Kids in the Hall
That the self was not the same;
Single nature’s double name
Neither two nor one was call’d.
Reason, in itself confounded,
Saw division grow together
"Better hang your dead palace than have a living home to lose"
Once in an social/academic/experimental/mythopoetic adventure, I was initiated into a strange occult "secret society", and stayed for a while because it was interesting to explore [post]modern disenchantment and mind-muck in general and had fun, so I kicked it for a while. You'd be surprised how disenchanted people really are and how far mental gymnastics go. I wouldn't lie to you.
you will also suffer for authenticity; especially to the point that:
"[You]...dare somehow to back away from ironic watching, [you] have the childish gall actually to endorse and instantiate single-entendre principles. [You] treat of plain old untrendy human troubles and emotions in U.S. life with reverence and conviction. [You] eschew self-consciousness and hip fatigue...[and are willing] to risk accusations of sentimentality, melodrama. Of overcredulity. Of softness. Of willingness to be suckered by a world of lurkers and starers who fear gaze and ridicule above imprisonment without law."
you think this is funny: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkOcm_XaWrw
I like kind eyes. If you are flaunting your breasts or ass, please do not bother. Also if you are steeped in juvenalia, do not message me.
If you have disintegrated and reconstructed yourself.
If you like masturbatory Ivy league crap.
If you hate masturbatory Ivy League crap.
You haven't been scared away yet and/or you want to.