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I never seem to make time to read fiction, but I loved Anne Rice's
Vampire Chronicles, and The Hunger Games trilogy (That reminds me
that I need to finish Mockingjay.) For non-fiction I'm usually
reading some O'Reilly book or other tech publication that somebody
has written to explain the latest fad technology that my bosses
have become infatuated with and wish for me to implement.
The last book I read for fun was How to Talk to Your Cat About Gun
Safety. I highly recommend this book regardless of whether or not
you own a cat.
Silence of the Lambs, Memento, Mulholland Dr., Blue Velvet, Pulp
Fiction, Taxi Driver, Network, 11:14, Inglourious Basterds, Stay,
The Machinist, Requiem For a Dream, Eyes Wide Shut, American
Beauty, Se7en, Fight Club, The Butterfly Effect, How to Train Your
Dragon, and Hostel.
I'm a metalhead and have been since I was a teenager, and when I
say "metal" I don't mean crap (in my opinion, obviously) like
Slipknot, Godsmack, and Job For A Cowboy either. I listen to a lot
of 70's progressive rock, mostly Pink Floyd (my favorite band
ever), Jethro Tull, and Peter Gabriel-era Genesis. I absolutely
love Scandinavian folk music, and Scandinavian folk influenced rock
and metal. On top of this, I also enjoy small to moderate amounts
of 70's funk, 70's R&B, reggae, rockabilly, punk, 80's pop,
blues, Motown, old school American country & western, and even
some rap. About the only music that I will dismiss solely on it's
genre is probably smooth jazz.
It has been brought to my attention that while I mention heavy
metal all over this profile, I don't list a lot of the metal bands
that I listen to. So... let's fix that, shall we? This list is NOT
all-inclusive, or in any particular order but it's a start:
Black Sabbath, (older) Judas Priest, Nightwish, Decrepit Birth,
After Forever, ReVamp, Epica, Immolation, (Echo of) Dalriada,
Obituary, Death, Eluveitie, Korpiklaani, Kivimetsän Druidi,
Finntroll, Villieläin, Running Wild, Alestorm, Tyr, Cruachan,
Månegarm, Nevermore, Warbringer, Volbeat, Therion, Exodus,
Overkill, Metallica, Arkona, Vreid, Xandria, Carcass, Candlemass,
King Diamond, Mercyful Fate, and on and on and on.
I also enjoy some very non-metal stuff such as Duran Duran,
Supertramp, Joss Stone, Adele, Marina and the Diamonds, Florence +
the Machine, Imagine Dragons and First Aid Kit.
Robot Chicken, Metalocalypse, Modern Marvels, Pawn Stars,
Justified, Once Upon a Time, The Americans, The Bridge, American
Horror Story, Grimm, Rizzoli and Isles, Resurrection, Salem, The
Millers, and Alaska State Troopers, Northwoods Law, Cops. Aaaand...
don't laugh, but So You Think You Can Dance. I said don't laugh,
Steak, fried chicken, buffalo wings, gyros, shawerma, pizza,
tex-mex, Chinese, kimchi, oysters, and lately I've been getting
into Indian food.