Name: Gregory J. Scott
Twitter: “What’s that Peter Thiel quote? ‘We wanted flying cars. Instead, we got 140 characters.’ I’m pretty averse to most screen media. But my job does drag me somewhat into the Twitter fray. You can check me out @Gregory_J_Scott.”
Website: “I spout off about film and visual art on Minnesota Monthly‘s new A&E blog, ‘TC Culture.’ I like books, man. I have three different hard-copy magazine subscriptions, and I get the Star Tribune every day. That’s how much of a dinosaur I am.”
What’s your job?
“I’m Minnesota Monthly’s staff writer.”
Other than your job, what are your claims to fame?
“I’d like to say charm and eloquence, but it’s probably my stupid haircut. I’m still rocking this vaguely Euro, fauxhawk/rat-tail combo that I picked up while living in France a couple years back.”
What’s your relationship status?
Where are you most likely to be seen?
“Anywhere I can get comps. Also, art openings. Rogue Buddha, Rosalux, Soo Visual Arts Center. Drinks tend to be cheap-to-free. Cheese tends to be free-to-somewhat slimy. I dig Clubhouse Jäger’s Transmission. Also Vino Vinyl at Grumpy’s Northeast.”
Where are you least likely to be seen?
Where were you born?
“St. Louis, Missouri.”
What neighborhood do you live in now?
What’s your ride?
“Ah, the chariot! My dome-light-dangling, mismatched-rear-panel-sporting, fast-food wrapper filled, grumbly-in-the-winter 2000 Saturn coupe. I’ve also got an endearingly janky, 70s-era Fugi racing bike, which some kind mechanic in St. Paul converted into a single speed for me.”
What’s the best way for someone to start a conversation with you?
“Only in Minnesota would you have to ask a question like that. Just say hello. I’ll do the rest.”
Photo courtesy Gregory J. Scott