Tuesday, January 20

16 Random Things about Jesse Kates

1. The thing I hate most is boredom.

2. I stopped being a vegetarian (started eating fish) because I got bored with it.

3. When somebody disagrees with me, I assume they have thought through everything I have thought through and reached a different conclusion. This is almost never the case.

4. As with most people, my brain can't tell the difference between reality and something vividly imagined.

5. I feel that I am always compromising everything and it drives me crazy. Corollary: I push things as far as they can be pushed. Above all, I am incapable of half-assing anything.

6. I would like a new kind of breakfast cereal.

7. Sometimes I wish I had no scruples. But not really. The thought makes me feel guilty.

8. Somehow despite all this drive I really love lying under a tree in a park with a book. For an hour or so. Then I have to do something else. :)

9. Generally, I'd rather play scrabble with somebody than watch TV.

10. My worldview was overly influenced by Robotech.

11. I thought about naming my guitars for a while, but decided it would be douchey to do so.

12. I've always wanted to learn to play Flamenco. And be an excellent skateboarder.

13. Dancing is very unnatural for me and I find this frustrating.

14. Sometimes I think I would like to own a marginally successful retail business or restaurant. I'd rather it not be too successful so I can 1) make it be quirky and awesome and 2) so I can be a little slack. Other than that this dream is not very specific.

15. I second-guess things a lot.

16. At heart, I am an artist. I am a hack. I only care about mastering anything as much as I need to to make something, or to achieve my goals. I am a jack of all trades, master of none, semi-pro in some. :)

17. (bonus) I'm really into the fact that Aretha Franklin is singing at the inauguration.

And that's all I have to say about that.

- Jesse Kates / the Sexy Accident > listen on iTunes