I have what could be called a "music
problem". Rather than list favorite bands, I'll just list the last
10 albums I acquired/am listening to (as of 10/18/2015):
Pallbearer - Foundations of Burden
Eji Oyewole - Charity Begins at Home
Chromatics - Shadow (single)
Mac MIller - GO:OD AM
CHVRCHES - Every Open Eye
Big Grams - Big Grams
New Order - Music Complete
Kanye West - 808s & Heartbreak
Miracles of Modern Science - Mean Dreams
The Bird & the Bee - Recreational Love
Jason Isbell - Something More Than Free
Pete Rock - Petestrumentals
Hot Chip - Why Make Sense?
Honest Halloway - Perigee
Mac McCaughan - Non-Believers
Wait. That's 14. 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, America's Test Kitchen,
Radiolab, There's No Such Thing As A Fish, Decode DC, Invisibilia,
Ken & Robin Talk About Stuff.
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. Generally I have a special focus on sci-fi and fantasy movies,
monster movies (no torture porn horror, please), and Asian cinema,
usually (but not always) 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, extra points.)
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.