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What Up, Punks

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shemaiah Sturdivant Jan 10, 2013. 1 Reply

Hey all,Visited the site off and on over the past few years, since I saw a screening of the documentary that kicked it off. Finally realized that the only way to become a part of a community is to…Continue

I can't win for losing - finding someone who shares your tastes in art, music, literature, and films

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gullah*Gotham*Glitter Jul 12, 2013. 5 Replies

So a big problem for me in the dating world has been finding someone who shares my musical tastes. A common thread I've found, reading blogs and message posts on Afro punk.com, is feeling somewhat…Continue

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Gerimi Burleigh replied to BklynBadBwoy's discussion Post your Art....
Oct 18, 2013
Gullah*Gotham*Glitter replied to Gerimi Burleigh's discussion I can't win for losing - finding someone who shares your tastes in art, music, literature, and films
"I've found the same issues.  I personally prefer to date my own race. I've found when I date white guys, we may have music in common but everything else is a no.  There are times when I feel out right uncomfortable.  I …"
Jul 12, 2013
Gerimi Burleigh replied to Gerimi Burleigh's discussion I can't win for losing - finding someone who shares your tastes in art, music, literature, and films
"I definitely agree about emphasizing the things you DO have in common, in relationships. Personally, I don't want someone who's lockstep with my tastes/mindset. Interacting with people how have differing POVs/Tastes, is how I learn and…"
Feb 13, 2013
Rosenda replied to Gerimi Burleigh's discussion I can't win for losing - finding someone who shares your tastes in art, music, literature, and films
"Good point and well put, Compound.  I realized that if I don't meet someone who likes what I enjoy musically and culturewise, I want to at least meet someone who likes me anyway and is open minded of our differences is flexible enough to…"
Feb 5, 2013
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"Hey! Thanks so much for adding me as a friend. How's your weekend going?"
Feb 4, 2013
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Gerimi Burleigh replied to the outsider's discussion Songs that take you to a happy place......
"Ben by Michael Jackson Everything She does is Magic by the Police Friends by Led Zepplin"
Jan 28, 2013
Gerimi Burleigh replied to BklynBadBwoy's discussion Post your Art....
Jan 18, 2013
Gerimi Burleigh replied to BklynBadBwoy's discussion Post your Art....
"I'm a comic book artist/writer. Here's some artwork from a couple books I've made, and some other random illustrations More of my stuff @ http://optichouse.com "
Jan 18, 2013
Gerimi Burleigh replied to Gerimi Burleigh's discussion I can't win for losing - finding someone who shares your tastes in art, music, literature, and films
"You make a very good point. Musical taste should not be the biggest thing in the world if the other person can respect your choices. That's a big IF, that has been nonexistent in most of my relationships. These days, I've learned to just…"
Jan 18, 2013
Compound Egret replied to Gerimi Burleigh's discussion I can't win for losing - finding someone who shares your tastes in art, music, literature, and films
"Taste in music is not the biggest thing in the world as long the other person can respect your choices and give you space on it. I have met plenty of women who are not Black who hate the more extreme tunes I like. I've also met women of many…"
Jan 13, 2013
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"No problem"
Jan 10, 2013
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"Hey, Thanks for adding me as a friend! Looking forward to talking with you."
Jan 10, 2013
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Shemaiah Sturdivant replied to Gerimi Burleigh's discussion What Up, Punks
"Hey I'm the first reply !!! Welcome to the site !! Hope you enjoy it !"
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Name
Gerimi
About Me
I'm an Artist/Writer/Graphic Designer looking for fun and interesting new people to hang out with, learn from, and exchange ideas/experiences/perspectives.
Website :
http://optichouse.com
Occupation:
Toy industry - Packaging and product design, illustration and fine arts, animation and comic book writing and illustrating.
Favorite bands:
Black Sabbath, Kid Cudi, The Rolling Stones, Clint Mansell, Common, Deftones, Hope For a Golden Summer, Kanye West, Hans Zimmer, The Police, The Devics, Minor Threat, Mastodon, and I’ve never been a fan of country, but I’m developing a taste for Johnny Cash.
Favorite movies:
Fight Club, Legend, Dune, Swingers, I Heart Huckabees, Videodrome, The Fountain, The Professional, Inception, Grosse Point Black, Altered States.
Favorite books:
Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris, The Best Short Stories of JG Ballard, The Great and Secret Show by Clive Barker, Cronenberg on Cronenberg, Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk, Firestarter and Night Shift by Stephen King. Starting to get into crime writers like Jim Thompson and Richard Stark.
Favorite Magazines:
Esquire and Entrepreneur
Favorite TV shows:
Louie, Archer, Justified, The Wire, Breaking Bad, Family Guy, Alias, Lost.
Relationship status:
Single
Orientation:
Straight
Kids?:
none
Smoke/Drink?
no/yes

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