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The name of this man is Alex.
He is merely sixteen years of age, and no more than a tiny speck on the face of the earth; yet a god among men. I jest.
This format may seem cold and impersonal, but it is quite deceiving. Upon meeting Alex, you will be greeted. Maybe a handshake? I can’t say. Maybe a hug? Probably not. He’s not some kind of weirdo who just hugs strangers!
Moving on. He attends the High School of Art and Design. He majors in fine art and illustration; the main purpose of which is to hone his skill, since he is indecisive and was unable to decide on a more specific field. But there will be more time for that in the future. Currently his life can be divided into three components: music, art, and other stuff. Needless to say, music has to do with music, art has to do with art, but other stuff, well that requires the very specific and all-encompassing phrase “whatever.”
Ah, yes. Awe inspiring.
Some bands Alex enjoys listening to are Talking Heads, Devo, The Pixies, Nine Inch Nails, The Flaming Lips, Dead Kennedys, Bright Eyes, Electric Six and many more. Just ask if you’re interested, but not during the tour, otherwise you will be ejected. I jest.
Alex is also a patron of the arts, in the loosest sense of the word “patron.” He enjoys such artists as Francis Bacon, Thom Mayne, Thomas Ott, Romare Bearden, Sam Logan, and John Allison.
Finally, Alex joined Youth Insights for one reason: he did it for the kids. Your kids, my kids, all kids; because they are the future.