This is where I impress you with my idiosyncratic pretentions by
displaying the wealth of my cultural capital.... ((( I know!
[And thanks to Pierre Bourdieu for his theory of Cultural
Skip if it's too painful...
I am a voracious reader. Unlike others who say they read a lot, I
actually do. I read mostly continental philosophy and theory, and
books on music and aesthetics.
Nietzsche, Foucault, Bataille, Descartes, Hegel, Heidegger, Sartre,
Camus, Jameson, Attali, Kafka, Adorno, de Sade, Dawkins, Kuhn,
Hume, Schopenhauer, Hebdige, Zizek.
I like weird movies; very weird movies (so I mixed a few
not-so-weird ones in there too).
The Doom Generation, Tetsuo (the Iron Man), Zardoz, the House of
Yes, Tron, Clockwork Orange, Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, Less Than
Zero, Pink Flamingos, Harold and Maude, Trainspotting, Blade
Runner, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, Some Like It Hot, Breakfast
on Pluto, Donny Darko, Ma Piel Que Habito, Gegen die Wand, Un Chien
Andalou, Old Boy, the Holy Mountain, Fantastic Planet, Velvet
Goldmine, Brazil, the Cremaster Series.
♥ Live Shows
I mostly go to noise music shows for my research.
I also like to go to art openings. Sometimes I go to see local
bands in LA, like Fancy Space People, the Centimeters, Bestial
Mouths, Tearist, and Egrets on Ergot.
♥ TV Shows
The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Twin Peaks, the Prisoner,
Voltron, Red Dwarf, the Young Ones, Robot Chicken, Liquid
(I don't really do TV)
♥ Salad Fingers
♥ Popular Music
80s new wave, synth-pop, post-punk, dark wave, EBM, early 90s, and
The Glove, Kraftwerk, Nico, the Cure, Siouxsie and the Banshees,
Joy Division, Psychedelic Furs, Tones on Tail, Bauhaus, Gene Loves
Jezebel, New Order, Devo, Soft Cell, Depeche Mode, the Smiths, OMD,
Ministry, Sisters of Mercy, Erasure, the Church, the Stooges, David
Bowie, NKOTB, Prince, Cyndi Lauper, Kate Bush, Madonna, Sonic
Youth, Placebo, Elliott Smith, Nirvana, Nine Inch Nails, And One,
Aphex Twin, Wolfsheim, Adult, Tracy and the Plastics,
Of Montreal, the Knife, Fever Ray, St. Vincent, Crystal Castles,
HTRK (I favor women's voices).
♥ Classical Music and Avant-Garde
Josquin, Gesualdo, JS Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Scriabin, Satie,
Debussy, Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Webern, Russolo, Cowell, Varese,
Partch, Stockhausen, Cage, Xenakis, Tudor, Tenney, Oliveros, La
Barbara, Reich, Amacher, Zorn...
(I teach music history)
Futurism, Dada, Surrealism, New York School, Fluxus, Droidism, -ism
culture in general.... Of course, the best part about art is ogling
the artsy-fartsy nerds who go to openings. Yep, that's me.
I have an obsession with striped shirts: I'm a t-shirt and blazer
guy or a t-shirt and cardigan guy. Skinny suits and skinny ties for
You made it to the end!