I'm an musician, archaeologist, producer, artist, and a lawyer. I've been all over the world a few times. I toured all over the world in a band called Voodoo Glow Skulls for 10 years before I finished my university education. I graduated from USC with a degree in visual anthropology.
Right now, I play saxophone in a soul band. I love collecting vinyl records. I love playing and singing songs in private settings as much as I love performing on stage, but I only do the living room music for special people. I love nature and being out in it, and being inspired by it.
I am also an archeologist. When I worked in cultural resource management, it was great working outside every day, getting paid to camp and hike and find cool ancient artifacts.
I'm an avid snowboarder, and I often go to Mammoth.
When it comes to my legal interests, I have a strong passion for individual rights and protecting the 4th amendment from the attacks of those who would diminish our freedoms. Not many realize this, but freedoms we take for granted every day, like the right to privacy, are not nearly as durable as most seem to think. There is no safeguard against those freedoms disappearing. They must be vigilantly defended at all times.
Musically, I live for that magic time in the middle of a jam when the vibe is flowing. Those moments feel like touching the energy that connects us to the universe.
I was raised by a strong feminist mother, so I appreciate strong women. I also believe in romance and chivalry, so I know how to treat a lady.
I love to read. Some of my favorite authors are Joseph Conrad, Aldous Huxley, and Isaac Asimov. I also love film, and am somewhat of a film buff. At USC, I worked in the film archive.
I have a passion for attention to detail.
My music says a lot about my personality. You can check out my solo music @ facebook.com/thesunmusic or my soul band at facebook.com/souldierpage. Or, you could go to soundcloud.com/heliosjoey.
I have an awesome dog, named Rocker that I saved from an intersection. He's the big dog in my pics. I love dogs, and all animals, really, except for reptiles and fish because they lack the cerebral cortex to experience emotions or have a personality.
I volunteer at a legal aid clinic because I like helping those without the means to help themselves.
I eat healthy food and stay active.
Lastly, I live the passionate life. I don't half-ass anything I do, and I appreciate people who have a similar way. Life is for living. I don't believe in just letting life happen to me. I make things happen in life. When I step on stage, I step on to rock. When I enter a court room, I'm there to fight for justice and win. When I push my shovel into the ground at an archeological dig, I'm there to find something amazing. Of course, it doesn't always work out, and that's part of life too. I've learned that the key to being a performer is getting past the fear of looking foolish. Fear of looking foolish is the only way to guarantee that you will look the fool. It's not how many times you fall down, it's how many times you get back up that matters.
Something that would allow us to talk and get to know each other. Dinner, a picnic, a museum, an art show, a nature walk... just some ideas off the top. Scintillating conversation is key.
I would love to go snowboarding, or play some music together.
I can come up with a great plan, or go with the flow, depending on what's right for the situation and timing. Timing is more important than most people realize.
There are great things to be said for both expensive, and inexpensive dates. I enjoy both. What's really important is attention to detail and scintillating conversation (yes I know I already mentioned that, but that's how important conversation is).