Favorite Movies of mine:
LA Confidential -
BTW How cool was Kevin Spacey in that film? Sgt. Jack Vincennes,
that guy was a dapper dresser!
LOTR & Hobbit series series
Any James Bond flick except ones starring Pierce Brosnan or Timothy
Dalton - LOVED "Skyfall", Daniel Craig is a great James Bond, if
you're interested I'll share my thoughts on Daniel Craig as James
Bond and why I think he's great for the role.
Indiana Jones series - except Crystal Skull and what the heck was
up with Kate Capshaw in Temple of Doom?
Making The Grade
Dazed & Confused
Ok, now some authors and books:
LA Confidential - James Ellroy
The "Spenser for hire" novels/mysteries : Robert B. Parker
My Uncle Oswald - Roald Dahl, definitely not for kids but what a
departure for the man who wrote such great works as "James
&:the giant peach", "Charlie & the chocolate factory" and
"Fantastic Mr. Fox" all 3 of which I enjoyed as well.
Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit series
Love is a dog from hell - Bukowski
A Stranger in this world - Kevin Canty
Am I the only one who remembers "Sniglets" and Rich Hall's book :
"Unexplained Sniglets of the universe"?
Post Office - Bukowski
See a grown man cry - Henry Rollins
A people's history of the United States - Howard Zinn
Working - Studs Terkel
"The Pigman" and other books written by Paul Zindel - My influence
as far as my Young Adult novel projects I'm working on
I also love classics like Catcher in the Rye, Great Gatsby, The man
in the Iron Mask, The Three Musketeers, Treasure Island, 20,000
leagues under the sea, just to name a few.
I'm currently reading "Bright lights, Big City" and it's got me
sucked in, LOVE it!
LOVE KEXP! I dig the mix of music during the day as well as th
genre shows like "Sonic Reducer", & "Shake the shack" - want to
go to a rockabilly show at the Tractor and dance with me?
LOVE the 80's sound of "Passion Pit", check'em out here:
I'm a big metal fan - especially what some call "Butt rock" - If
you are too you should absolutely write, let's rock out, drink some
beer and enjoy some Poison, Cinderella, Warrant, Tesla, Faster
I may be late to the party on "Spoon" & "The Cloud Nothings"
but I really dig them!
I also enjoy classic alternative, hip hop- especially classic hop
hop - The backspin station on Sirius rules! and am a BIG classical
music fan too - it's my relaxation and what I like to listen to
when I need to focus when writing copy.
In addition I enjoy Jazz & Big Band (Chet Baker, Stan Kenton,
Terry Gibbs Dream band and of course Sinatra among MANY others!)
and I love old school hip hop.
I'm a big NPR listener, BBC news, I'm a news junkie but also enjoy
their entertainment programs - "The Moth Radio Hour", "Wait, Wait
don't tell me", "Car Talk " etc.
TV - I like to watch a lot of car shows, some are "how to's" mainly
car ones - "Fast N Loud", "Musclecar", "Trucks!", "Horsepower".I
dig woodworking shows eventhough I don't have the skills to do much
of it, Cooking shows - that I do have the skills for!, HUGE
"Seinfeld" fan, "How it's made", CSI - Sometimes I get sucked in to
those CSI marathons on USA when they play the shows right after one
another "Sherlock" on BBC America, "The League" , I get teased for
watching "The old people channel" - which is what my former
roommate and good friend Joey would call channels like METV,
Antenna TV and the like whre they show TV shows from the 60's &
70's, and being a news junkie I love The Rachel Maddow Show wish
Keith would bring "Countdown" back to MSNBC..