My Uber rating is 4.78.
* There are few things finer in life than starting the day with good coffee and a brand new pair of socks.
* If you you aren't willing to fail at things initially you'll likely never get to the point where you're awesome at them.
* The opposite of play isn't work, it's mind crushing boredom. So play often and if you can, get paid to do it.
So with all that in mind I tend to be making lots of music, generally having a lot of outrageous fun and improving life where possible all while wearing incredibly comfortable socks hopped up out of my mind on caffeine.
Saving cute animals from burning buildings. Taking the odd calculated risk and winning big time. Not taking life too seriously. These are the kind of things things that interest me.
I like to travel a lot and my most recent adventure was a charity songwriting trip to a safari lodge called Thanda in South Africa. I was there writing songs to raise money for a charity called Star for Life, which helps keep South African kids from getting HIV by providing an aspirational, goal oriented system of education. As you might imagine, it was totally bananas and I met Giraffes.
When I've had my fill of rock and roll misadventure I like to run, practice Qigong or drink green tea and read about what's going on in the world. I dig science and technology, Eastern philosophy, civil liberties, videos of puppies, socialised medicine, the environment and all that good stuff. It should also be noted that my quintessential Christmas movie is Die Hard.
Queen, Zeppelin, Bowie, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, The Beatles, Radiohead, RHCP, Incubus, Bobby Womack, The Eagles, Ludwig Van, Jeff Buckley, Pixies, Michael Jackson, Metallica, Megadeth, Hendrix, Gnarls Barkley, The Doors, Blur, Bob Marley, The Prodigy, Marvin Gaye, Aphex Twin, Tortoise, Leftfield, Rage against the Machine, Rachmaninoff, Plustech Squeezebox, Pink Floyd, Nile, The Clash, Curtis Mayfield, Biffy Clyro, Debussy, Dylan, Dio, Zappa, John Legend, The Mars Volta, Death, OutKast, Pearl Jam, Opeth, Tool, Mastodon, Dream Theater, Slayer, Slipknot, Machine Head, Clutch, Morbid Angel, Al Di Meola, Soundgarden, Pantera, Fugees, Joni Michell, Dan Hicks & his Hot Licks, A Perfect Circle, Black Sabbath, Koan Sound, Culprate, Dr. Philth, Neptunes. Many many many more..
Chomsky, Kerouac, William Burroughs, Howard Marks, Hunter S Thompson, Hemmingway, Tim Ferris, Paulo Cohelo, Tolkien, Napoleon Hill, Tao de Jing, I Ching, Robert Anton Wilson, Aldous Huxley, David Deida, Don Quixote, Gary Zukav, Dr Seuss.
Westworld, Archer, Stranger Things, Rick & Morty, Steven Universe, Breaking Bad, Sopranos, The Daily Show, Parks & Rec, Love, Master of None, Due South, Adventure Time, House of Cards, Friends (eesh), Game of Thrones, The Simpsons, OITNB, The Wire, Sherlock, 30 Rock etc etc.
All of the movies.
The rest I'm willing to negotiate.
Oh, and I'm currently learning shibari.
I'll take a girl with a sharp wit over a hot air balloon any day. Wit's never sag.
Bonus points if you don't have a beard.