I'm trying to connect
here, rather than impress. The
larger I make it, the more possibilities for connection.. Also,
messages which say something meaningful about shared interests are
a joy and pleasure to read. But, you know what takes the cake?
Common hatreds. If we get to that, we're basically like the dish
and the spoon that ran away in Hey Diddle Diddle.
~reading now: house of leaves
~future reading list: disidentification (munoz), gender trouble
~The name of the rose - sometimes, when we look for meanings to the
symbols we see around ourselves, we find so many meanings that it
~Foundation and earth - psychohistory ftw, down with gaia
~After Dark (I shall eventually get around to reading more
~Lockpick Pornography - AndRisen is a girl, sometimes.
~detective fiction (I love to compare the way Poirot's mind works
~Jhumpa Lahiri - for the diaspora experience
~Maupassant's short stories
~The Silmarillion (and if you have read it: Elen sila lumenn'
~Eyes wide shut
~Into the wild
~Gandu (a South Asian movie, means 'asshole', and here's the
... be prepared
for an enriching experience)
~some sweet Bollywood: Dhobhi ghaat, Swades, English Vinglish;
~some trashy Bollywood: Gangs of Wasseypur
If you want to watch queer flicks with me - let me know, I'm aware
of a couple of good ones. Like Contracorriente.
~Skins (~or~ why my teenage years were as tame as grazing
~I used to like Buffy, Stargate and Kyle-XY
~Purity Ring - ears ring and teeth click and ears ring and teeth
click, Grimes, Air, Zero7, Telepopmusik, Gold Panda, Blue
~Bombay Bicycle Club
~DCFC, The Postal Service
~The Magnetic Fields - queer and slightly depressing stuff, y0.
Like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BxBsXR_HSc
~Lana del Rey - gives me summertime sadness, and wintertime
~Sufjan Stevens (if you love him, I love you)
~The Byrds, The Beatles, The Who - Quadrophenia, The Doors,
~Porcupine Tree - I saw them perform once, and it was probably the
best concert I've been to
~Indian and western fusion, like this -
If this teases your heartstrings, come talk to
~Hindustani(north Indian) classical (my favourite raag/melodic-mode
right now - the serene and meditative Lalit:
~Carnatic(south Indian) classical (my favourite raaga/melodic-mode
right now - the joyous and energetic Madhyamavati:
~I also like listening to serene western classical stuff while
tinkering around in pitch-dark optics labs. Specially Einaudi,
Food - Mediterranean, East Asian, Bengali-Assamese-Oriya cuisine,
prefer fish and turkey to other meats, food dates? yuss! Let's go
to the thai temple near Ashby? Or, maybe the Ethiopian place?
Things I want to do or do more of:
“It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our
abilities.” - Dumbledore
~I want to visit Burning Man, before it's too late.
~Poetry, specially constrained forms, like the chinese lion
~I want to understand hipsterism better as a kind of