Really? Favorites? I like nonfiction books, and spend a lot of time
reading about history, engineering, science, etc. Textbooks are
fun! For movies, I would probably say comedies, especially
Shows? Musicals I suppose.
Music? Geez, most anything. I like a lot of classical- Borodin,
Beethoven, Bach, Chopin, Rimsky-Korsakov, Mussorgsky, Saint-Saens,
Puccini, Wagner, Verdi, Delibes, Strauss (both of them), Schubert,
etc. Jazz- Charles Mingus, Nina Simone, Art Tatum, Sidney Bechet,
Jabbo Smith, Willie "The Lion" Smith, James P. Johnson, Raymond
Scott, etc. Hip Hop- Afrika Bambaataa, Ultramagnetic MCs, Cookie
Crew, Salt n Pepa, Grandmaster Flash, Young MC, KRS One, Outkast,
Public Enemy, etc. Rembetika- Rita Abaci, Markos Vamvakaris, Xaris
Alexiou, etc. Turkish- Selim Sessler (we got to play with him!!!),
Göksel Baktagir, N.Nalabantoglu, Mustafa Kandirli, etc. Romani-
Dona Dumitru, Gabi Lunca, Roberto de Brasov, Madalin Voicu, Fanfare
Ciocarlia, etc. Chinese, Indonesian, Thai/Lao pop all have a
special place in my heart too...
Food? Wow, even broader. Never had a snack I didn't like. Fermented
mare's milk in mongolia, bao zi in China, Nasi Lemak and masala
dosa in Malaysia... Most mediterranean snacks- dolmadakia,
mousakka, mercimek corbasi, all pasta, frutti di mare, etc. Love to
eat, love to cook!