The latest installment of our Baristanet Profile series, where we get to know the people in our neighborhood:
Name: Wes Jones
Where do you live? Montclair, NJ
When did you move there? 10 years ago this summer. Wow. Been awhile.
Where did you grow up? Goshen, IN
How do you make a living? I’m a writer for film and television. Most recently the show Billions, on Showtime
Coffee, tea or … ? Coffee, coffee, then more coffee. I can’t get anything done until I’ve had two cups. (And have read articles on the internet for an hour.)
What’s your idea of a perfect Saturday? Nice walk in the woods with our pug. Then a sunny little league game— preferably at Teurs, it has the best sight lines. Maybe a dinner party with friends and rambunctious creative children that stretches far too late into the evening.
What’s your favorite local restaurant? This is a nostalgia pick— there used to be a farm-to-table place on Church St. called Market. I think it closed in 2011. It was really good, sadly cut down before its time.
What’s on your nightstand? Loose change. A stack of books I’m on the cusp of reading, like Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman.
What are you listening to? I’m working on a script that starts in New York in 1977, so I’ve got a Spotify mix full of music from the period like Talking Heads, Television and old David Bowie.
What are your current addictions? Reaching out to certain extended family members to try to get them to turn against Trump.
Talent you would most like to have. Telepathy.
What’s the worst-kept secret about Montclair? Skip Penn Station, take the train to Hoboken and then the PATH.
What do you hope they say about you at your funeral? I’m kind of hoping for a twist ending, like the Oscars. “What is happening?” “He’s not dead!?” “Get him out of there!”