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I just started Doctorow's The Book of Daniel. I also just picked up
two books on 50's and 60's America Art for research for my
John Gardner's October Light and Franzen's The Corrections are two
stand-outs for me as well as Carver (who doesn't love this guy?),
Phillip Roth (Zuckerman books), David Markson (check him out -
amazing), TC Boyle, Auster (earlier stuff), Somerset Maugham, Broom
of the System, etc. I also loved Moneyball as well as the
Music: Really keen on Unwound right now. Also a fan of The Sea and
Cake, Centro-matic, Let's Active, Joy Division, Guided by Voices,
Minutemen, Sebadoh, Superchunk, both Elvises, Silkworm, The
Feelies, fIREHOSE, Sonic Youth, Malkmus and the Jicks, Chavez, St.
Vincent, Savages (saw them- wow), Turin Brakes, John Coltrane, Sun
Ra, and Pharaoh Sanders. I love XTC, always have, and Devo as well
- I have an okay vinyl collection.
Food: I watched Forks Over Knives and that really changed how I
think about food and health. I mostly buy vegetables at the store
now and just made pesto hummus that is really good and easy. I eat
fish (love sushi, poke, mussels) when I go out and if you invite me
for dinner and serve steak, mutton, et cetera, then that's what I'm
Movies and tv: True Detective, The Killing, The Wire, Homeland, Six
Feet Under, and The X-Files (I want to believe!).
Right now I'm on a Kurosawa kick. Wonderful stuff. Just watched
Yojimbo and Sanjuro. No Country For Old Men is a fave.