i was born and raised in the cornfields outside of south bend, indiana, and new orleans was the only place i was prohibited from coming as a child: my parents would drop my sisters and i off with our grandparents in dallas, come here and have fun, then tell us ribald stories about this magical, musical place when they got back. now i'm enjoying the last laugh, watching the palm trees sway outside the window while they're snowed in. i can scarcely imagine living anywhere else.
i've traveled and worked as a journalist and interviewer all over the country--bomb magazine in brooklyn, the chicago tribune, and the portland mercury--before washing up down here. i was paid to study brazilian music for two years at tulane, and now do freelance web/graphic design, photography, and color correction on films. i've played the drums all my life, am learning piano, and can muddle through on bass and guitar. i'm a proud coffee, tea, pizza, and vinyl snob. i have ambitions of re-starting a band, painting, and opening a vintage trailer park B&B/pizzeria somewhere in town. i'm the part-time adopted father of a beagle in advanced middle age whose personality resembles eeyore's.
i'm also an avid couchsurfer (username: letsjumpnow), and would love to have more space to truly host and interact with my guests, but until then, enjoy having the place to yourself!