I’m an Asian Jew. For real. It happened. (You’re welcome). While Asian Jews do in fact exist beyond the mythical land of leprechauns and unicorns, we’re sort of like the white rhinos of the Jewish community, rarely seen in our natural habitat. And, apparently if we see our shadow come February, winter last an extra couple of weeks, so I’ve been told.
Anyways, I was once a professional soccer player in Holland, now I'm a singer-songwriter finishing up a record and transitioning into life as a psychology PhD student. I play alto sax, guitar, and piano. Recording and doing production is a lot more work than it may seem and grad school is even more work. But despite my passion for music, I'm not the typical musician stereotype (insert your favorite Spinal Tap quote). I'm really a down-to-earth, spiritual and intellectual guy, though not in the presumptuous, pompous sense of "intellectual." I like books. They're my friends. I perpetually analyze and revise, consider and reconsider seemingly "conflicting," mutually exclusive perspectives that maintain their own sort of harmonic tension and then it hits me that I should really cut down on the qualudes and vodka. Ho Hum.
But seriously, I'm very close to my family and two brothers. Relationships are important to me. I'm a good listener and an empathetic friend, and I have a pretty sweet volunteer job that I'm proud of. I also have a wide range of experience, having been a professional athlete at a young age and now a musician, which gives me a unique perspective on life and change. And on the plus side, I've never done any hard time in prison, there are no outstanding warrants for my arrest, I've never had to eat a fellow passenger in order to survive a plane crash, or honor any restraining orders. Anyways, 100 ft. is so subjective - at least that's what I said in the police report. Needless to say, I'm very open-minded and like a lot of things. However, me and Jose Cuervo do not get along. Me and you, on the other hand, might get along swimmingly.