frank adam

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About me

Gender Male
Industry Communications or Media
Occupation Gadabout
Location Chicago, Illinois, United States
Introduction The Pendulum of Impossibility is a place for people to discuss Chicago, and try to understand the cultural craziness that is the city of big shoulders. Chicago represents both the best and worst America has to offer. It's the kind of place where beauty is spontaneous, poverty is measured in decades, music lives and dies, punks buy condos, blues struggles forward, buildings impose structure, and people either drink Budweiser or Miller Light. It's the Pendulum of Impossibility.
Interests Mooching, purchasing sweaters, Fairfield Porter paintings, Sarah Sze, Chet Baker, Tibor Kalman, Street Art, Evan Hecox, Bruce Mau, Tado Ando, Robert Frank, Harry Callahan, John Singer Sargent, Velasquez, Luc Tuymans, train rides, cat touching, dog walking, beats, drums, sticks, lap tops, women, boots, brazil, mambo, classic hip hop, velvet undergrounds, good wine, cheap beer, BBQ, canada, gin and tonics, bodies of water, hardcover books, turntables, records, paints, graphic design, trees, gloves, running
Favorite Movies Thin Red Line, Amelie, Everything is Illuminated, Babel, Rockers, Brining Up Baby, Milk, Bottle Rocket, Lost In Translation, Welcome to The Dollhouse, Buena Vista Social Club, Syriana, Thank You for Smoking, Blood Diamond, Helvetica, My Dinner with Andre, Waiting for Gufman, Office Space, Little Miss Sunshine
Favorite Music Velvet Underground, Yo La Tengo, Nick Lowe, Spoon, Grizzly Bear, SA-RA, Joe Henry, Tindersticks, J. Cash, Will Oldham, Cat Power, Cinematic Orchestra, Midlake, Jenny Lewis, The Greenhornes, Slint, Max Richter, Talk Talk, Steely Dan, Ronnie Foster, Leon Spencer, Andrew Hill, Monk, Bobby Timmons, Dave Bailey, Pete La Roca, Pharoah Sanders, Mal Waldron, Bobby Bland, Charles Earland, Jaki Bayrd, Archer Prewitt, Stills, Small Faces, The Faces, Stones, SebastiAn, Santogold, Metro Area, Art Blakey, Clifford Brown, MGMT, The Sonics, Pete Rock, Mary Wells, Howlin Wolf, Vordul Mega, David Axelrod, Joy Division, Felt, 13th Floor Elevators Peter Bjorn and John, Wilco, John Fahey, Madlib, Stereolab, Candi Stanton, William Bell, Syl Johnson, Sly and the Family Stone, Cymande, Shuggie Otis, John Coltrane, Don Cherry, Mingus, Lykke Li, Arthur Russell, Modern Lovers, Augustus Pablo, Prince Jazzbo, Michigan and Smiley, Lonnie Smith, Sugarman Three, El Michels Affair, Dabrye, Carl Craig, Eliot Lipp, Dj. Premier, Dj. Day, Main Source, ATCQ, Dr. John, Milton Nacimento, Horace Silver, Mason Jennings, Quarteto Novo, Dom Um Ramao, Neil Young, Television, Little Joy, Black Keys, Zeppelin, Pavement, Black Milk, Jay Dilla, Slum Village, Jorge Ben, Pretty Things, The Sea and Cake, Blonde Redhead, Dylan, Nick Drake, White Rabbits, Tortoise, Moodyman, Curtis Mayfield, Roy Ayres, Three Pieces, The Meters, Wolf Parade, Joy Division, Dave Holland, Yusef Lateef, Panda Bear, Can, Milton Banana, Jorge Ben, Charlie Palmieri, Sun Kil Moon, Charlie Feathers, Louis Ramirez, Machito, Tito Puente, La Reigna, Mandrill, WAR, Kenny Dope, Brand Nubian, De La Soul, Quantic, Gaturs, Desmond Dekker, Creative Source, Liquid Liquid, Loose Joints, Theo Parrish, Banda Black Rio, Andrew Bird, the Kinks, Four Tet, Sharon Jones, Roberta Flack, Bobby Womack, The National, Dj. Day, Blu, Exile, Gangstar, J-Cash, Joyce
Favorite Books To the White Sea, White Noise, Purple America, The Great Gatsby, The Rachel Papers, Sidhartha, The Great War, Libra, Nine Stories, Native Son, Fortress of Solitude, Adventures of Augie Marsh, A Moveable Feast, Lolita, Interpreter of Maladies, Desire in the Everlasting Hills, Night, The Old Man and the Sea

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