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"The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy" by E.D. Hirsch, poetry by
W.B. Yeats, Will and Ariel Durant ("The Story of Civilization"),
Joseph Campbell, Robert Anton Wilson, sales and guerilla marketing
books by Jay Conrad Levinson and Mark Joyner, and many others. I
read widely but almost exclusively non-fiction, including
psychology, history, sharp cultural criticism such as Camille
Paglia or Greil Marcus, and books which seek to bridge science and
spirituality such as the works of Dr. Gary Schwartz and Rupert
Sheldrake. Books about great artists like Gaughin, Picasso or
Duchamp. Also, adult comic books and graphic novels such as by
Bernard Krigstein, Harvey Kurtzman, R. Crumb, Jaime Hernandez and
especially Alan Moore.
Films & Movies:
Marx Brothers comedies, "The Hustler", "2001: A Space Odyssey", "El
Topo", "Paper Moon", "Apocalypse Now", "The Deerhunter", Star Wars
series, "National Lampoon's Animal House", "Richard Pryor Live on
the Sunset Strip", "Da Ali G Show", "American Splendor", "Art
School Confidential", "Ghost World"
"Late Night With Stephen Colbert" , "PBS Newshour", Ken Burns
documentaries (and not much else)
Van Morrison, Prince, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Burt Bacharach,
Carole King, Blondie, 92.9 the Mountain (r.i.p.), Miles Davis &
Sonny Rollins, "French Tickler" by Sonic Youth, the Replacements,
Arcade Fire, the Rolling Stones, "Another Green World" by Brian
Eno, "Flaming Red" by Patty Griffin and much more (like Renaissance
guitar music). New delightful discovery: Vampire Weekend and "Live
at Daryl's House"
Prefer Italian and Mexican
(NOT a dietary extremist)
Coffee, green tea and V8 juice daily