Gunter Grass, William Blake, Shakespeare, Kurt Vonnegut,
Philipe K. Dick, E.E. Cummings, Wallace Stephens, Ferlinghetti,
Lorine Niedecker, Henrik Ibsen.
Noir and neo-noir (especially Chinatown), Being John Malkovich,
Pulp Fiction, Annie Hall, Waking Life, Groundhog Day, Swimming With
Sharks, Butterfield 8, most things by Fellini or the Coen Brothers,
and French movies (The Girl on a Bridge, Holy Motors, etc). For
"kids" movies, Dark Crystal, Secret of NIMH, and Spirited
Music: Currently I'm on a huge Lole y Manuel kick. Some of the
composers that had the greatest influence on me are Radulescu,
Ligeti, La Monte Young, Scodanibbio, Stockhausen, Aperghis,
Xenakis, Lachenmann, Bach, Satie, and Chopin. I love music of other
cultures, especially the traditional polyphonic singing of the
pygmies of Cameroon. A few other interests: Glen Velez, Muddy
Waters, Robert Johnson, Joanna Newsom, Sun Ra, Captain Beefheart,
Manga/ Anime: Death Note and Toriko are my two favorites, but I
also follow the “Big Three” (ie Bleach, Naruto, One Piece) even
though they often frustrate me. If you don't know Toriko, it's a
manga about food where people can become more and more powerful by
eating tastier and tastier foods (no joke), and it's amazing!
Shows: Game of Thrones, Dexter, Futurama, Home Movies (the show),
Venture Brothers, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, 30 Rock, and I
just started watching Breaking Bad on Netflix.
Food: Locally speaking, on a normal day I’d go with India Palace,
Quang’s, Camdi’s, or Pizza Luce. I love the food in New Orleans,
even though I’m not really into seafood. I love the beignets at
Café de Monde! If washing it down with hot cocoa is wrong, then I
don’t want to be right.
Quotes: "Be obsequious, purple, and clairvoyant" - Steve
Hobbies: Writing, aikido, math, philosophy