I'm nerdy/geeky enough to be dangerous to your street cred (if you really, really care about such things, that is).
I think I'm pretty hip in the sense of "one who has his eyes open", though. I count amongst my friends some people who (IMHO) are outrageously cool and lovely and plugged-in, so your rep is probably safe.
In other news...
I take it as a sacred mandate to all humans that they must NEVER stop learning.
I spent half of my 20s in NE Asia. I studied butoh in Kyoto.
I believe that life is short and must be lived fiercely, joyously, and gloriously.
I dig adverbs.
"air of gravitas"
"I would have to say your eyes. It was the first thing I noticed... That and your butt... lol!!"
"...cool... smokin' hot"
There you have it.
Sexy Rasputin -voluminous beard + buns of steel = me, apparently.
Either that or I have gentle female friends.
Actually, is gravitas a good thing?
Books (a woefully incomplete list)
The Fall Revolution sequence - Ken Macleod
Childhood's End - Arthur C. Clarke
Cosm - Gregory Benford
Manifold Trilogy - Stephen Baxter
The Dune series - Frank Herbert
1984 - George Orwell
How to Talk Dirty and Influence People - Lenny Bruce
The Annotated Alice - Lewis Carroll (Introduction/ Notes by Martin Gardner)
Darwin's Dangerous Idea - Daniel Dennett
My Secret Garden - Nancy Friday
East of Eden - John Steinbeck
Leaves of Grass - Walt Whitman
the 6ths, Antony and the Johnsons, Aphex Twin, Autechre, Bad Brains, Bad Religion, Masaki Batoh, the Beatles, Booker T. & the MG's, Bowie, the Buzzcocks, Can, Nick Cave, Circle Jerks, the Clash, Cluster & Eno, CocoRosie, DEVO, the Fall, Fever Ray, Fischerspooner, Ghost, Gong, the Jam, Habib Koité, Kraftwerk, Ladytron, MC Solaar, Mission of Burma, Muslimgauze, Gary Numan, OOIOO, Amanda Palmer, Pixies, Prince, Rammstein, Rasputina, Sigur Rós, Susumu Yokota, X, et cetaceans
izakaya, kissaten, ramenya, Mexican, Texas BBQ, Shopsins
- A ratty tattered paperback
- An organic soup of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen and trace elements
- My uniform of jeans and a black t-shirt
- My laptop