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Books tend to lean towards fiction and sci-fi: Neal Stephenson,
David Brin, Matt Ruff, A.C. Clarke, Tolkien, Niel Gaiman. I enjoy
some assorted comics such as Hellboy/BPRD, Fables, Akira. I read
pretty quickly, so I'll pick up just about anything and see if it
captures my attention.
Shakespeare at APT in Spring Green.
All-time favorite movies include Blade Runner, Alien (and Aliens),
Blues Brothers, Princess Bride, Casablanca, most Marx Brothers,
Cowboy Bebop, The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly, Monty Python &
The Holy Grail, City Of Lost Children, Army of Darkness, Seven
Samurai (and the remakes in other genres could be a good
marathon...). I don't watch a lot of TV but make exceptions for
Doctor Who (classic and recent!) and a few other sci-fi
Live music is excellent. My tastes run all over the place, but with
a known bias towards guitar driven neo-psychedelia, shoegazer, and
generally interesting noise; not so much into rap, country, or pop
music but there is almost always worthwhile stuff in any genre. In
no particular order: Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Brian Jonestown
Massacre, Flaming Lips, Spacemen 3/Spiritualized, Stereolab, Brian
Eno, Man Or Astroman?, Ali Farke Toure, Thievery Corporation,
Butth*le Surfers, Camper Van Beethoven, Cornershop, Flying Saucer
Attack, The Cramps, Frank Zappa, Jorma Kaukonen/Hot Tuna, Loop, The
Mermen, Propellerheads, The Orb, Black Sabbath, Stooges, Velvet
Underground, The Verve, Ween.
As far as food goes, I am completely omnivorous at this point and
will always be willing to try something new and unusual - a friend
and I had a quite excellent day in Japan where we only at food that
came on sticks. Hot and spicy is a positive in my view. I prefer to
try a new restaurant (often ethnic/regional) over repeat visits to
the same place; that said, a current local favorite is Osteria
Papavero. With 13 years of fending for myself as a vegetarian, I
can also be a pretty decent cook when the occasion merits. In the
last couple years, I have been focusing more on bread baking when
it comes to kitchen creativity.