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52 years old
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from 25 to 49

5'5" (165cm)
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college professor




Masters degree


creative writing






University of San Francisco, CSU Sacramento


United States
Los Angeles, California


If I ventured in the slipstream ...
During the day, I'm a mild-mannered educator, but at night, I'm a muse searcher. I'm always seeking something or someone to inspire my art, a special spark that will keep the fire inside me burning. I lived in San Francisco for 14 years; there I started up a theater troupe and ran it for five years, then ventured into the Bay Area music scene, composing and performing in dive bars and coffee houses. Now I'm a new resident of Los Angeles, checking out both the music and art scenes. I guess I am what you would call a true lover of the arts -- I enjoy all types of music, theater, literature, cinema, galleries, etc. I can often been found reciting passages from Rumi and Rimbaud, listening to be-bop and hip-hop, discussing the films of John Cassavetes, or belting out an old Van Morrison tune. But believe me, I'm far from being an art snob. I still like to keep in shape, catch a basketball game on the tube, and tell a few jokes with friends (Heard about the grasshopper who walks into a bar...?). But wait, there's more. I am also a terrific cook, a hellava kisser, a sometimes Marxist, an occasional hopeless romantic, and a great conversationalist and listener -- a rarity in men, I know. So there you have it -- lines are open, and operators are standing by.


Books: Ulysses, Magic Mountain, Really the Blues, short plays by Samuel Beckett, The Wind-up Bird Chronicle, Notes from Underground, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Sentimental Education, A People's History of the United States, Almost Transparent Blue, Modern French Theatre, Monkey Brain Sushi, Things Fall Apart, if on a winter's night a traveler, poems of Shelly, Under the Volcano, Letters to a Young Poet, Reveries of the Solitary Walker, The Miraculous Day of Amalia Gomez, The Poems of St. John of the Cross, Searching for Robert Johnson, How to Talk Dirty and Influence People, The Waves, 27 Wagons Full of Cotton, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Three Tragedies by Lorca, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, The Divine Comedy, The Sound and the Fury, Pale Fire, The Man Outside, Nightwood, Portable Kafka, poems of William Blake, poems of Lord Byron, Offending the Audience, A Season in Hell, 95 Poems (e.e. cummings), Beneath the Underdog, the poems of Li Po and Tu Fu, the works of Issac Babel, Mexico City Blues, The Sound of the Mountain, Blood Meridian, The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea, other offbeat words


Who influenced your life the most?


An nearly empty dive with a great jukebox.


Music: Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Townes Van Zandt, Captain Beefheart, Frank Zappa, Little Richard, any doowop song, Smoky Robinson, Maria Callas, Rolling Stones, the Beatles, Otis Redding, Doc Boggs, Robert Johnson, the Minutemen, Monk, Coltrane, Bird, Dizzy, Miles, Buddy Holly, Neil Young, Bob Marley, Led Zeppelin, Nirvana, God, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, the Clash, Bruce Springsteen, the Replacements, Marvin Gaye, REM, Public Enemy, Sex Pistols, Ramones, Dvorak, White Stripes, Flaming Lips, Beck, the Temptations, Hank Williams, the Kinks, the Who, Sleater-Kinney, Elvis Costello, Elvis Presley, George Jones, U2, Billie Holiday, Johnny Cash, Sam Cooke, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Beethoven, Mozart, Sonny Boy Williamson, Naked City, Etta James, Brahms, Maria McKee, Los Lobos, Tom Petty, Joni Mitchell, Debussy, the Drifters, the Four Tops, Chocolate Genius, "Anthology of American Folk Music, " "The Harder They Come, " Guy Clark, Rodney Crowell, James Brown, Beastie Boys, Outkast, Steve Earle, Wilson Pickett, Jimmy Rodgers, Woddy Guithrie, Pearl Jam, Jimi Hendrix, the Band, the Blasters, X, John Cage, John Prine, Prince, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Fred Frith, Richard and Linda Thompson, Sly Stone, Glenn Gould, Erik Satie, Velvet Underground, Stephen Foster, the Mississippi Sheiks, the Indestructible Sounds of Soweto, and other offbeat noises

Movies: Tokyo Story, the films of John Cassevettes, The Big Lebowski, Ran, Mean Streets, the films of Wong Kar-Wei, La Jetee, Nashville, Pickpocket, The Passion of John of Arc, Weekend, 81/2, The Apartment, Chinatown, City Lights, The Third Man, The Godfather, Manhattan, Raging Bull, Pulp Fiction, This Is Spinal Tap, Wings of Desire, the films of R.W. Fassbinder, Persona, La Dolce Vita, McCabe &; Mrs. Miller, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, Do the Right Thing, Aguirre, The Wrath of God, Three Colours, Sans Soleil, Walkabout, Rules of the Game, The Man with a Movie Camera, Citizen Kane, 2001, Ordet, The Earrings of Madame de ..., My Life to Live, The 400 Blows, Shoot the Piano Player, Duck Soup, Breaking the Waves, Mulholland Dr., Children of Paradise, Dr. Strangelove, Celine and Julie Go Boating, Nights of Cabiria, Detour, Last Year at Marienbad, High and Low, Breathless, Ikiru, The Last Picture Show, Naked Kiss, Songs from the Second Floor, other offbeat images.



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