Books: Fox in Socks is my all-time favorite. I've read Ishmael, The
Story of B, My Ishmael, and Beyond Civilization by Daniel Quinn -
wonderful books full of good ideas. I like everything I've read by
Steinbeck, Camus, and Hesse. Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins and
Slaughterhouse Five by Vonnegut are a couple other faves. Right now
I'm reading Shogun by James Clavell.
Movies: I like a lot of older movies - all of Hitchcock's and Terry
Gilliam's and anything with Humphrey Bogart or James Stewart. Seven
Samurai, Yojimbo, and Ran are fantastic and I need to watch more
Akira Kurosawa. I like movie musicals, and occasionally a movie
version of a Broadway show - The Music Man being a fine example.
For newer movies I lean toward comedy, sci-fi, action, or superhero
stuff, but occasionally there's a dramatic gem like Donnie Darko,
Delicatessen, The Fog of War, Glengarry Glen Ross, City of God,
American Beauty, Children of Men, Fight Club, etc. I dig
Bladerunner, Mad Max and Tron. My favorite Vietnam war movies are
Apocalypse Now and Full Metal Jacket. My favorite cinematic
experience was watching Buster Keaton's "Safety Last" with live
Piano accompaniment at the Oak St. Cinema.
Shows: Primarily on Netflix et al., Dexter, Robot Chicken, Family
Guy, Breaking Bad, Walking Dead, etc... Older stuff I'm fond of
includes Three's Company, All in the Family, early Simpson's, early
Music: I grew up in the 80's with Pete Seeger, Malvina Reynolds,
and trips to the Winnipeg Folk Festival. Nowadays I'm primarily a
rock guy, but jazz, folk, classical, country, bluegrass, blues,
funk, ska and other genres/sub-genres have a place in my heart. I
really like Dylan, Dead Kennedys, Paul Simon, Tom Waits, etc. I
play more than I listen, and I don't play nearly as much as I'd
Food: As long as there's flavor in it, I like it. All or it. Except
for the octopus sushi, I didn't like that - not to say I wouldn't
try it again. I generally have a bit of a sweet-tooth, but I can't
stand sugar in my coffee or tea.