Jorge Farah. That guy on the left. Hi.
I was born in 1987 in Barranquilla, Colombia. I’ve spent the last 11 years falling out of taxis in Buenos Aires, Argentina. They may be in the same continent, but they’re very different places.
I like music. My favorite musicians are Elvis Costello, Tom Waits and Charles Mingus. I’m also passionate about jazz, punk rock, indie rock and classical music, but I’m pretty open minded and will give anything a fair shot. I value melody over dexterity. I listen to too many records and think about music too much. That’ll become very apparent in this blog.
I like movies a lot, too. In fact, I am a filmmaker myself, though you wouldn’t know it from the mess of scribbles and half-finished ideas littering my work area. My favorite director is François Truffaut, with Fellini and Tarkovsky and the Coen brothers close behind. I’m a big fan of the language of cinema in all of its forms, and believe there’s great and vital work being done all over the world right now.
This “About” page was originally written in the third-person but fuck that.
I’ve been blogging for oh my God, like 15 years now. My original blog was a neon purple Xanga. It was terribly angsty. I’ve since moved on to a neon green Livejournal, where I still (still!) store my deepest, most personal and embarrassing thoughts (only some of which will spill over to this site).
I try to post regularly. Sometimes I won’t be able to, but hey. If you dig what you read, you can sign up using the “Subscribe” tool on the left side of the page and you’ll be e-mailed a notification whenever I post content. If you’re feeling particularly social, I’d love it if you could leave a comment and/or share the entry with someone who you think might enjoy it.
This blog will be mostly about music, movies and the wonderful dance they do together; it will also often veer off into unrelated topics such as internet angst, half-remembered childhood anecdotes, unrequited love, alcohol, public transportation and the thrillingly cacophonous city I’ve chosen to live in. If I ever meet you in real life, I will probably also drunk-dial you within the first 3 months of our acquaintance. I’m pretty tall. I like Batman and sharks. I don’t care if you think my hair is silly. I think yours is silly too. Jerk.