wingsovdesire
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My self-summary
random tidbits:
former resident of san francisco, now seattle. in love with film, transgressive art, german 35mm film cameras, vinyl records, danish modern design, and misanthropes. i have two dogs who i love more than all humans. completed my phd some years ago and get paid to be a scientist. approved by most parents.

an east coast (nj and brooklyn represent), assertive, non-believing jew who is a pizza and bagel snob with a firm handshake and a half-read New Yorker collection that keeps growing in size. you're not going to see any pictures of yoga poses, sports jerseys, or cuddling with sedated tigers in this profile.

enjoy these sounds. think of it as a soundtrack to the rest of this profile.
What I’m doing with my life
being nostalgic for 80s-era nyc and west berlin
preventing plants from dying
films at the siff and nwff
in a sisyphean hell of brushing away dog hair
making field recordings and playing with synthesizers
in search of gems at estate sales
exploring old abandoned buildings
I’m really good at
making (actual) mixtapes
traveling without an itinerary
fixing and assembling things
developing new gazpacho concoctions
The first things people usually notice about me
two furry four-legged friends by my side
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
books:
Les Chants de Maldoror, Temple of the Golden Pavilion, Nausea, Notes from Underground, All Men Are Mortal, Woman in the Dunes, No Longer Human. Currently reading Celine's Journey to the End of the Night.

music:
experimental, neue deutsche welle, krautrock, no wave, yé-yé, 20th century minimalist, musique concrète, gamelan, motorik, throat singing, indian raga, noise, (old) industrial, tape-loops, field recordings, gregorian chants, nigerian funk, 60s british folk, finnish folk, japanese psych, and murder ballads.
examples:
Coil, Current 93, Nurse with Wound, Throbbing Gristle, Les Rallizes Dénudés, Suicide, Tuxedomoon, Faust, Neu!, Fursaxa, Sun Ra, Comus, Fela Kuti, Marc Almond, Chris & Cosey, CAN, Sun City Girls, Pharoah Sanders, La Monte Young, Philip Glass, Terry Riley, Keiji Haino, William Basinski, Alice Coltrane, Moondog, Swans (all eras), Skullflower, Shirley Collins, Ya Ho Wha 13, Angus MacLise

my last.fm page

radio:
WFMU, This American Life, Hearing Voices (RIP)

film:
Wings of Desire, Au Hasard Balthazar, Fanny and Alexander, Seventh Seal, Picnic at Hanging Rock, Vivre sa vie, 400 blows, Love and Death, Crimes and Misdemeanors, Mystery Train, Dead Man, The Holy Mountain, Stalker, La Planete Sauvage, Lucifer Rising, Scenes from a Marriage, Wicker Man, Invasion Of Thunderbolt Pagoda

film directors:
Wenders, Tarkovsky, Pasolini, Jodorowsky, Ozu, Teshigahara, Bresson, Jarmusch, Satyajit Ray, Varda, Ichikawa, Akerman, Herzog, Kenneth Anger, Shūji Terayama, Derek Jarman, Bergman, Jacques Tati, Allen

tv:
Antiques Roadshow, Second City, Fishing with John, High Maintenance, Louis Theroux, Peep Show, Twin Peaks, old Dick Cavett episodes, and anything involving Larry David.

dreamy foods
lingonberries, lemon cucumbers, matcha, ny pizza, ny bagels, pomegranates, and grandma's matzo ball soup.

eccentric and mystical characters:
the dadaists, the surrealists, the bauhaus movement, aleister crowley and other occultists, john balance, genesis p-orridge, klaus kinski, yukio mishima, alejandro jodorowsky, father yod, boyd rice, cult leaders, original butoh dancers, george gurdjieff
Six things I could never do without
in no particular order:

dog companions, friends, records, film, coffee or tea, a passport
I spend a lot of time thinking about
opening up a goat and alpaca farm. any volunteers?

does anyone else sing improvised love songs to their pets when nobody is around?

being born in the wrong half of the 20th century

moving to copenhagen or berlin and being a tour guide.
On a typical Friday night I am
(applies to any day of the week) some combination of the following:

at a film or show
listening to records
rearranging furniture
writing or reviewing a paper submission
leaving the city to be a hermit
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
i value some semblance of privacy, but here are a few safe ones:
.. got kicked out of hebrew school and little league
.. my first name went out of style sometime in the 50s.

dislikes:
.. vape shops
.. animal abuse
.. the phrases "work hard, play hard" or "looking for a partner in crime"
.. organized sports
.. pervasive use of internet lingo
You should message me if
any of the below apply to you:
.. you're 1/3 simone de beauvoir, 1/3 lydia lunch, and 1/3 jane goodall. in other words, people who aren't afraid to speak their mind
.. you want to fight over which sections of the sunday nyt to read
.. you want to debate annie hall vs manhattan

joking aside, if any of the these ideas sound fun, contact me:
.. getting dressed up and attending the opera or symphony
.. japanese gardens and other botanical gardens
.. picnics in the woods
.. nerding out to records together
.. nighttime bike rides
.. dog walks
.. trading mixtapes
.. making field recordings

if you've been to bhutan, message me. I need to hear everything about your experience there.

p.s., i try to respond to actual messages instead of likes. just write more than "hi", "hello", or "sup, yo". you could tell me all about your ikebana abilities, your mouse taxidermy collection, or what the torture your PhD advisor put you through. basically, anything unique to you.

p.p.s., apparently nobody reads to the end. sadface.
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