Books are a rich enjoyment in my life, tied with music as my
favorite art form. I think a book can be the fastest way to change
your life, if you pick the right one.
I'm a big Stephen King geek. ''What's Eating Gilbert Grape'' by
Peter Hedges is my favorite book of all time. I also love John
Steinbeck. ''East of Eden'' ''The Little Prince'' by Antoine De
Saint Exupery. Jonathan Franzen, Bill Hicks:Love All The People,
some Science Fiction. Please Kill Me: the Oral History of Punk
Rock, books about The Simpsons. ''White Oleander'' by Janet
Father of The Bride Parts 1 and 2, The Blues Brothers, E.T, The
Wedding Singer, Waynes World, Home Alone, Planes Trains and
Automobiles, Reality Bites, The Breakfast Club, pretty much every
John Hughes movie and anything with John Candy.
A friend of mine once took me aside and had a long talk with me
about how he had decided that I needed to take a break from music,
because I really can't go more than a few hours without something
beautiful filling the silence. Music can be so penetrating to the
soul, and create a soundtrack for my life experiences.
I'm a big fan of original CBGB's 70's NYC punk rock. Polaris -
Music From the Adventures of Pete and Pete is my favorite album of
Neil Young, The Band, Iggy Pop and The Stooges, Red Hot Chili
Peppers, Nirvana, The Avett Brothers, Violent Femmes, R.E.M, Mark
Mulcahy, Miracle Legion, Jeff Buckley, alot of 90's
Television: My favorite show of all time is The Adventures of Pete
and Pete. I'm also a big Simpsons geek, and collector. Some other
favorites are Freaks and Geeks, My So Called Life, Party of Five,
The X-Files, Roseanne, 90's Nickelodeon, Boy Meets World
I'm a big Comedy nerd! I love the alternative Comedy wave that's
finally catching on. Eugene Mirman. Zach Galifianakis. Patton
Oswalt. Brian Posehn. Basically anyone from the Comedians of
Comedy. Also, Bill Hicks, Mitch Hedberg, Norm MacDonald (God bless
his Moth joke and his set at the Bob Saget Roast), Pete Holmes (I
love his You Made It Weird podcast).