Without question, Vonnegut has been and will always be my favorite
writer. He introduces me to pleasure reading when i was young, and
years later when i began to read in earnest again, it was his works
that reminded me how amazing a well crafted story can be....that
deeply profound ideas can come in deceptively simple
Lately I’ve been reading a lot of China Mieville and Iain
Banks...gogo world building. Game of Thrones is probably the next
big project though, since i’ve realized that waiting 42 weeks for a
new season is just too long a wait for my impatient ass. I love
raiding my parents attic for postwar literary goodies complete with
faded covers and dried out, brittle yellow pages. I really love the
tactile feel of reading a book, and despite the convenience, an
e-reader just can’t reproduce that feeling, that tradition of
knowledge being passed down from generation to generation.
I love way too many movies, I am equally comfortable talking about
why Citizen Kane really is the greatest or quoting 'Meet the
Feables' and relishing in the non-stop gore of Evil Dead, Dead
Alive, and the rest of the splatter comedy oeuvre. Without a doubt
the Original Trilogy, Lord of the Rings, Pi, Requiem for a Dream.
Anything Guillermo Del Toro gets his hands on, Kubrick, Children of
Men, Suspiria, Oldboy. Anything and everything good, whether it be
high or low brow.
Just about anything and everything but especially: Ben Folds/Five,
The Postal Service, LCD Soundsystem, Clint Mansell, Tegan &
Sara, Phantom Planet, The shins. The stereotypical artists everyone
my age grew up loving: Radiohead, Blur, Placebo, Beastie Boys... I
have a huge soft spot for some of those cheesy as hell one offs
that BER- what is this? occasionally plays: Hemingway, Docterin'
the Tardis, the evil dead song, Drinkin in LA, Teenage Dirtbag, and