i am tom.
i'm an observer. i like being on the outside taking it all in. sometimes that's great 'cause i avoid all kinds of drama, but sometimes it's bad because being on the outside means you never quite get inside.
i SOOO suck at contacting people i like. if i've viewed your profile, don't be bashful about contacting me if you want. chances are i read or saw something that interested me.
i've been in and out of the music industry for most of my life. nothing famous or anything like that...music has afforded me some great oppurtunities for travel and cool experiences. i'm starting to move back into the local scene after taking a year off. writing and looking for places to play again. open mics, i'm sure. lol. my "day job" ended this past summer and i've been looking for something permanent ever since. not the best time to be doing that...but, i am sure there is something on the horizon.
musically, i love bands like sigur ros, the polyphonic spree, owen, stp, (most 90's alternative), kent, and most recently, of montreal. i still like some classic rock bands, but i have to take huge chunks of time off from them because you can only listen for so many decades, y'know?
movies have become a passion. the station agent and lost in translation are constantly battling for my favorite. this past year movies like away we go and ink have resonated with me in two very different ways.
i could go on for hours, but i won't.
i'm really just a simple guy, unimpressed with the trappings of life.
i'm not about the newest computer, cellphone or fashion trend. i'm about people. i like to get to know them, learn about them. it means a lot when someone genuinely misses me. i will be loyal to a fault, but i haven't got time for fake and pretentious people.
i've never been or probably never will be rich. i don't have a ton of money. i think i'm like a lot of people who are just scraping by. i know that it can be a source of friction in relationships, but i would hope to meet someone who isn't interested in it and just in us. (or is rich!)
though i believe in stewardship of what i have, i'm not going to be fanatic and attempt to force you towards my belief system. people have to make their own way. i've been around long enough to see fads come and go and am unfazed by them. i AM open to new ideas, but my beliefs are sound.
i really don't have a "type". i'm really attracted to an open and honest face. you can tell so much from it. i'm also a sucker for slight overbite and great hair. (prolly 'cause i don't have any of my own!) lols...
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
as cliched as is sounds, dinner and drinks can be a great way to get to know someone. especially what and how they eat. you can learn a lot by how someone holds their fork. (: