27Oakland, United States
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My self-summary
Ambiguously foreign composer, hip-hop producer and music teacher. Part-time collector of animal facts, dry humorist and bad guitarist.

I'm good-natured, outgoing, inevitably cheerful, self-disciplined and in endless pursuit of new experience.

Turn-ons include witty banter, practical shoes, competence, tattoos, side-shaves, intelligence, shameless flirting, clear boundaries, and smashing the patriarchy. 🔥

In a long-term non-monogamous relationship. Available for drinks, dating, conversation and ongoing relaxed hedonism.

What I’m doing with my life
Leading a band, writing an album and teaching music. Doing a lot of camping, traveling around the US, and exploring the Bay Area..

I’ve only just begun to date actively, so I’m a trifle clumsy. It’s best seen as endearing?
I’m really good at
Straddling the fine line between impulsivity and competence.

Organizing other people into modular music-creating units.

Humour so subtle only my favorite people notice.
The first things people usually notice about me
Having never met myself, I can't say.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
There's no way to neatly summarize my tastes, but here are a few salient details:

I love jazz, hip-hop, funk, R&B, post-punk, bass music and experimental electronic music. Some artists (in no particular order): Hiatus Kaiyote, LCD Soundsystem, Daft Punk, David Bowie, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Talking Heads, Tipper, Broadcast, Coil, Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar, Tobias Lilj, Earth Wind & Fire, Nile Rodgers, D'Angelo, J Dilla, Flying Lotus and Baths.

Much of what I read lives in the interstices of literary fiction, post-modernism, science fiction and the New Weird. See: K.J Bishop, Jeff Vandermeer, Thomas Pynchon, Cormac McCarthy, David Foster Wallace, China Mieville, Jo Walton, Claire Vaye Watkins and Iain Banks.

I won't shut up about Iain Banks: no one in America seems to have heard of him.

I don't know much about film or visual art.
Six things I could never do without
Attachment is the root of all suffering?
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Music production, composition, songwriting and theory. I'm extremely focused.

Feminism, particularly in the music industry.

Relationships, sexuality, communication and happiness.

These are all serious subjects, but I am not a particularly serious person.
On a typical Friday night I am
At a concert or rave, hosting a dinner party, going to bed with a book, or leaving the city entirely. At heart I'm a hedonist and love meeting interesting strangers in badly-lit places.

Sadly, I'm at my most functionally creative at 7am, so late nights have become a special event, until I win that first Grammy or whatever. #adulting
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
This profile represents a working compromise between my belief that I can best represent myself with honesty and vulnerability, and my desire to seem cool.

Asking me questions about being a musician makes me feel good about my life choices.
You should message me if
You’re looking for expectation-free hangouts that can naturally develop into whatever they want to be. Options include: dating, life-long enemies, blood brothers, and distant acquaintances. Obviously I’m hoping to get laid, but that’s only one of several priorities.

You're smart, adventurous, organized, vivacious, outspoken, confident and honest.

You're down with open relationships. I have an amazing wife you might meet.

Maybe you're a secretly a little bit of a sub?

(Definitely not related to dating: you want to talk music in a deep, complicated kind of way)
The two of us