For fiction, my favorites include Tom Robbins, Fred Exley, John
Steinbeck, Anne Michaels, Chris Onstad, and Douglas Adams. Recently
started reading my way through Bukowski's prose. Factotum was
stellar, Post Office was less so. Also just finished The Sun Also
Rises (finally, I know), which was far superior to the other
Hemingway I'd read.
This past week was Delillo's 'Falling Man', which I thought was
very good, if heavy. Also Coupland's 'Elenor Rigby' which was good;
simultaneously light and very heavy.
Now I'm about half way through Flannery O'Connor's Complete
Stories, and realizing I might actually not like her stuff
Favorite movies include A Fish Called Wanda, Wet Hot American
Summer, The Fountain, Falling Down, Confessions of a Dangerous
Mind, Dear Wendy, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, La Vita E Bella.
For (internet) TV, I'd say It's Always Sunny, Arrested Development,
Community, The League, Parks and Rec, That Mitchell and Webb Look,
The West Wing, Band of Brothers, Trailer Park Boys, Brass Eye.
Maybe others? Oh yeah shit, Party Down. Oh and Archer! And
Peepshow! Can't forget Louie; right in the feels.
As for music, I have a love/hate relationship with Coco Rosie; I
have a love/love relationship with late-era Joanna Newsom; I should
have seen Apparat and Squarepusher and Aesop Rock recently, but I
failed to. Recent favorites include Susanne Sundfor, Flatbush
ZOMBIES, Alt-J, Daughter, Autre Ne Veut and Dark Time Sunshine. Oh,
and can't forget Baths. That guy is amazing. Perennials include The
Interpreters, Boards of Canada, Bonobo and Aphex Twin.
I used to cook every night. I don't have time anymore with work the
way it is, but I generally get around to cooking something Indian
or continental a few times a week, maybe some Thai. I get my
fucking stew on on Sunday afternoons. Also I live right by Le
Cheval, so I partake in their amazing Bun Thit Nuong
NB- This section should get with the times and ask for favorite
podcasts, such as: Jordan Jesse Go, My Brother My Brother and Me,
Stop Podcasting Yourself, You Look Nice Today, Superego, In Our
Time, A History of the World in 100 Objects, Material World, Comedy
Bang Bang, Radiolab, Dan Carlin, Discovery, AND MOAR.