I've been referred to as a "Small 'r' Renaissance Man, as I grew up in the Motion Picture equivalent of being an "Army Brat", due to that I spent my formative Growing Up years residing 6 Months in the U.K. & 6 Months in Canada, going where my Mum's Motion Picture Profession took her/us. Foreign Films & Directors keep me in-touch with the rest of the World [until I can go back there to Visit once again..]. ie. Wim Wenders' WINGS OF DESIRE, AMELIE, LOVE ACTUALLY, DEAR FRANKIE, SAVING GRACE, THE MATCHMAKER, TRULY MADLY DEEPLY. I used to Host a "NeW wAvE/Alternative Music" Radio Show in the 80's & 90's, so Music + PoP-Culture is indeed important to me & I love going to LIVE Concerts. I like Oletta Adams [backing vocalist for TEARS FOR FEARS], Ska/Reggae, UB-40, Everything But The Girl, Flock Of Seagulls, Peter Gabriel, The Style Council, Billy Bragg, Echo & The Bunnymen, Duran Duran, Yaz/Erasure, China Crisis, Van Morrisson, The Chieftains, The Proclaimers, David Bowie, Split Enz/Crowded House, Talking Heads, Tears For Fears, Level-42, SQUEEZE, Robert Palmer, Enya, INxS, OMD, Pet Shop Boys, New Order, Simply Red, Simple Minds, THE POLICE/Sting, The SMITHS. Animal Rescue & Welfare is very important to me & all of my Dogs have been "Rescues". Recently left the Toronto "Rat Race" for the dulcid climes & pastoral nature of Small Town Ontario, and looking at concentrating on my Creative Design Business & Encaustic Painting passions once again. I'm as equally happy entering my SAAB into a Wine-Tour/Car Rally, Crewing on-board a Sailboat, perusing the Collections at the AGO, National Gallery or TATE on a Sunday afternoon, or just staying at Home making Supper & watching a Video w/ that Special Gal...
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
I like dining at KALENDAR on College St. in Toronto, as it reminds me of Vienna. Perhaps a trip to the AGO & then Supper at PETER PAN on Queen W.? Later we could wander along Queen and do some "window shopping", take-in the ones we like [ie, GROOVY, GET OUTSIDE, FLUEVOG], a late night Cafe Au Lait + Crepes at the Marche in BCE Place is always a good spot too, and then get to know each other in the process?