About Me

adultMy name is David. Your name is (probably not) Veronica. I like and dislike all kinds of music, contradict myself, and change my mind. I have an opinion, but I’ll never insist that you share it. I think that I hear things (in a non-institutionalizable fashion) that no one else does, so, yeah, I’m a bit of a music snob. I don’t intend to be confrontational. I reserve all scorn for my own thoughts, tastes, and those of anyone unfortunate enough to share them. Whatever music you like is awesome in some, possibly twisted, way.

Why “Sounds Like Orange”? At first, I wanted to call it “Too Much Orange” just because it sounded like it meant something, but it didn’t – a perfect title to a collection of my random thoughts. My brother and my SO, without consulting with each other, thought about synesthesia a condition that fascinates all of us. So, since “Synesthesia of Orange” was too hard to spell and say, I just simplified to “Sounds Like Orange.” It has nothing to do with rhyming or trapping gullible people (related internet memes). It’s just a name. Good enough? OK.

Why blog at all? I’m glad you asked:

  1. Creative self-expression – I want to force myself to regularly be creative and put it out there into the big wide scary world. I don’t have the discipline to do the same thing in a quiet little private journal.
  2. For a sense of community – To find other like-minded, compatible-minded, and/or just fun-minded people willing/interested in sharing their thoughts and reactions just because … well it’s fun. Besides, it’s a lot cheaper, more healthy, and more fulfilling than bar-hopping.
  3. Attention – I do want feedback. I don’t want to exist in complete anonymity. I don’t need to make a mark in the world, but it would be nice if something I do results in a little temporary stain or escaped droplet of food coloring.

Finally, I recently discovered that, on a dare, I will write about almost anything. It may not be exactly what you expect (I have my own vision!), but try me … I dare you.

42 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Whee! The good-karma complimentary chain letter reaches me!

    Seriously, thank you … [David bows in an attempt at grace] … from someone with your taste and style (to be read with sincerity), it actually means something. I promise to take it both seriously and frivolously, all at once.

    • Thank you! I have no idea what to do with it other than bask in a glow of happiness that you have so generously provided. I’d pick you, but then you’ve already been chosen by a wise blogger from far away.

      Thank you, kind sir Hubner.

      • You are very welcome, and most deserving.

        If you’re at a loss, you can always nominate my alter ego Hans Feldman over at ‘Shoulda Woulda Gouda: It’s a Blog About Cheese’.

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  4. You make it very hard to follow your blog, and as a result I made a giant ass of myself thinking that I had made it to YOUR “About” page and then being very confused to discover you had undergone a sex change, only to realize afterwards that I had somehow inadvertently clicked on a random blog on your blogroll… The good news is that I found a great new blog to follow. The bad news is that there is a person out there in Berlin thinking I’m a total Tool.
    Why can’t you just have a regular “Follow” button like everybody else?
    Men are so complicated…

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  6. I have synesthesia! To some degree. Also, words need to be spelt correctly for me to feel good about reading them. Bad spelling actually makes me uncomfortable. As you can imagine, I avoid texting whenever I can.

    Lovely to see you over at my blog, and I’ve followed your complex instructions to have you appear in my reader :)

    Hope your day today is a better one!

    • Welcome to this strange little world. You are now one of the chosen. Chosen for what? We’re not sure, but welcome! Grab some tea, the entertainment starts any day now.

    • How about that, you were right! I had pictures strewn throughout posts and not one easily accessible one. So, here it is!

      As for your dare, you’re on! I have no clue what to write, but that’s the best place for me to start: nothing –> thinking –> something.

  7. David, Your observations are fresh and authentic! Your blog has been selected by me for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award. Even if you prefer not to accept this award, please accept this as a compliment and an indication of appreciation for your creative work. The philosophy of the award is: “The Dragon’s Loyalty Award is an award for the loyal fan/commenter, whether the recipient is a fellow blogger or just someone who follows and comments regularly.” Congratulations!
    -tjbarkerseattle

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