I am from Seattle, currently reside in Chicago. I am a restaurant worker & an experimental musician and sonic researcher. I get tagged as "the hippie", though not as thoroughly as many others do. I would consider myself a grounded, post-hobo-sheik neo hippie with conservative lifestyle tendencies and an art school education. Though I relate with a more left-wing sense of empathy and common viewpoints, I stand firmly on grounds that one linear spectrum cannot represent or contain the complexities of human culture effectively; I really don't like talking politics. I am a salt of the earth type. I believe in recycling and its trickling kin, everything from frugality to local culture. Big cities and big crowds of people have specific chaotic traits that are interesting, but I prefer to be able to focus on smaller groups/cultures.
Cats and dogs make me very happy. -Nick