I have what could be called a "music
problem". Rather than list favorite bands, I'll just list the last
10 albums I acquired (as of 4/4/2015):
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Freedom Tower : No Wave Dance
Chastity Belt - Time to Go Home
Swervedriver - I Wasn't Born to Lose You
v/a - Ultra-High Frequencies: The Chicago Party
Radical Dads - Universal Coolers
People Under the Stairs - 12 Step Program
Bjork - Vulnicura
Cheatahs - s/t
Lake Street Dive - Bad Self Portraits
Gil Scott-Heron - The Revolution Begins: The Flying Dutchman
Miles Davis - Miles at The Fillmore: Miles Davis 1970: The Bootleg
Series, Vol. 3
St. Paul & the Broken Bones - Half the City
Mogwai - Music Industry 3. Fitness Industry 1.
Wait. That's 13. Well, I DID say I have a music problem...
, Sherlock Holmes
, anything by
Heinlen, Lovecraft, micro-histories...Look, I have a book problem
too, ok? I also have a basement full of comics and graphic novels,
and a crap-ton of games.
Planet Money, The Alton Browncast,
America's Test Kitchen, Radiolab, Ken & Robin Talk About
I will try pretty much anything once, and
keep eating it again if I like it.
I love movies, although I've gotten out of
the habit of going to them very often. Thank goodness for large
TVs. with a special focus on sci-fi and fantasy movies, monster
movies (no torture porn horror, please), and Asian cinema, usually
of the action variety. (Through methods I cannot specify, I've
acquired most of the 60s-80s output of the Shaw Brothers Studios,
and am trying to watch them all. If this sounds like fun to you,
I've been terrible about getting hooked on any
series TV, so I'm kind of culturally stunted when it comes to any
of the current hotness. The Blacklist
almost hooked me,
and I recently watched True Detective
. I've been known to
watch a fair amount of baseball and hockey as well, when left to my
I'm a pretty ardent fan of fine, lowbrow and outsider art, pinup
art and photography, and illustration. I'm running out of wall
space in my house. I might have to start rotating things.
My tumblr name is atomicovermind
, should you care to get an idea
of some of my aesthetic tastes.