I am passionate about many things, food and cooking being top of the list, also music is something I could not live without in my life, I have a pretty broad musical spectrum, but my biggest influence is Punk Rock/Hardcore. Although I also enjoy SKA, Rockabilly, Country (Not pop country), Alt. Country, Soul, Indie, Blues, Metal, Bluegrass, punk folk, some regular old folk, & pretty much any music that has a lot of heart and soul behind it. What I am not a fan of is poppy, dancy, techno music, pop country, and most modern day hip-hop .
O.k. just gotta say....."dogs rule", no offense cat owners, I do like the gatos, but I love all things Canis Lupis Familiaries...............except maybe Pomeranians ;-) I have six and a half year old Boxer named Cassius, who is my partner in crime, we are always out exploring the city whether it be running Greenlake or hitting a dog park. I love exploring new restaurants, bars, shows, venues, and am looking for a fellow cohort to enjoy such adventures with.
Song of Ice and Fire (George R.R. Martin), Anything Bourdain, Chuck Palahniuk, Bukowski, Patrik Rothfuss, Kerouac, Sherman Alexie, Sedaris, Blood, Bones, & Butter, Twains Feast, Darkly Dreaming Dexter, Brent Weeks, I am Legend, J.R.R Tolkien, graphic novels like The Goon, Hellboy, The Walking Dead, & I have amassed quite a large library of cookbooks as well.
The Big Lebowski, The Hangover, Samurai Cinema (Lone Wolf & Cub etc.), Kung Fu Movies (Good & Bad), Zombieland, Spaghetti Westerns, Food Inc., Inception, Trainspotting, Star Trek, Alien/s, Apocalypto, The Warriors, Fight Club, Star Wars, Goonies, The Outsiders, Evil Dead, Usual Suspects, classic horror/monster movies, Tarantino, Rodrigues, Coen Bros., Kubrik, Scorcese, Kurasawa, Guillermo Del Torro.
Game of Thrones, Dexter, The Killing, Breaking Bad, Treme, The Wire, Deadwood, Top Chef, No Reservations, Six Feet Under, Sons of Anarchy, Justified, Battlestar Galactica, Carnivale, American Horror Story, Boardwalk Empire, The Walking Dead, Archer, Hell on Wheels, The Newsroom, Louie, The Layover, Vice, Real Time, Longmire, The Bridge, True Detective, Black Sails.
The Bronx, Mariachi El Bronx, Gallows, Akimbo, Red Fang, Black Flag, Swingin Utters, Pogues, Legendary Shack Shakers, Off With Their Heads, Devil Makes Three, Gogol Bordello, Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, Reverend Horton Heat, Misfits, Bad Brains, The Business, Ramones, The Clash, Joe Strummer and The Mescaleros, The Sword, Gaslight Anthem, American Steel, Billie Holiday, Cab Calloway, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, Wanda Jackson, The Skatalites, Jimmy Cliff, The Slackers, Dead to Me, Larry and His Flask, Western Addiction, The Horrible Crowes, Neko Case, Dropkick Murphys, Schooyard Heroes, Billy Bragg, Lucero, Murder by Death, Bullet Treatment, Plague Vendor, Star Fucking Hipsters, Rachel Brooke, Scott H. Biram, Tom Waits, Frank Turner, Sandrider, One Man Army, Rancid, Justin Townes Earle, Teenage Bottlerocket, White Lung, JD McPherson, Lindi Ortega, Dillinger Four, Twopointeight, Brode Dalle, Shovels and Rope.
Verse: "I'm your cold sweat epiphanies.............your my red wine soliloquies......SO PLEASE, C'LEST LA VIE.....SAVE ME!"
Mediterranean/North African, French, Asian, Italian, Spanish, Southern Comfort Food, BBQ, too many & too much to name. Anything with lot's of butter, and anything with duck or sweet swine and I am totally down! Give me some nicely cooked pork belly and that is my version of heaven! Also just got a slow cooker for Christmas, and gotta say, I'm not sure how I've lived without one for so long, probably the best gift ever, I am constantly concocting some sort of chili, braised meats, chowders, stews, soups, slow cooked ribs (best) etc., and it is soooooo easy! Just throw it in and let it go! Can I just say..... chicken & bacon gorgonzola white bean chili........that is all!
Your body is not a temple..........it's an amusement park.......enjoy the ride!! - A.B.
Sailor Jerry Rum.
(Runner-up & Lucky Number 7) Sharp Knives.
Also how awesome it is that J.J. Abrams is behind the helm for the new Star Wars movie, am I right?......can't wait!
Also a lot of the time I will pan down too a profiles musical leanings, just to view what awful trendy pop lameness (that is being passed off as music), people are listening to.......and often times this will be as far as need to go with a profile, unfortunately this is often a deal breaker for me, no matter how much we may have in common otherwise.
Also if your a dog owner who thinks our pooch's might get along, we are always down for play dates :-) Cassius definantly has that Boxer energy and can play all day!!