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Books: anything by Hermann Hesse, Chuck Klosterman, Kurt Vonnegut,
Robert Anton Wilson, Hunter S. Thompson.... Music theory books of
all sorts (I know, I am a nerd...) Steppenwolf is one of my
favorite books of all time, along with Siddhartha, Narcissus and
Goldmund, etc. Hesse is just flat out mesmerizing... Wilson's
Cosmic Trigger series is life altering... If you haven't read
Klostermans' "Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs (A Low Culture Manifesto)"
you really should!!! Especially if you're a Gen-X/Gen-Y person....
Hazarat Inayat Khan is pretty amazing, too. (The Music of Life,
Mastery, etc.) Victor Wootens' The Music Lesson is a revelation (He
is the Carlos Castaneda of music... as is stated by a reviewer of
this book...) I could go on forever... I love to read...
Music: too much to get into.. Everything from jazz to metal to
classical, to funk, to reggae, hip hop, etc. Right now, listening
to Billie Holiday, Pantera, Adam Rogers, Sly and the Family Stone,
Medeski Martin and Wood, Frank Sinatra, John McLaughlin, Mr. Bungle
(one of my all time favorites) and Frank Zappa (one of the biggest
influences on me musically...). I also love Charlie Hunter, Tuck
Andress, a ton of classic rock from the Doors to Zep to Pink Floyd
(another huge influence)... Marley, old Chili Peppers, Metallica,
Sepultura, Meshuggah, Ella Fitzgerald (my favorite female vocalist
of all time), Esperanza Spalding, Rodrigo y Gabriella, Paco
DeLucia, etc. etc. ad nauseum... Also, Oceansize is one of my
favorite new bands (eventhough they just broke up...)
Movies: again too much to get into, but off the top of my head:
Anchorman, Grandma's Boy, The Hangover, Step Brothers, City of Lost
Children, Silence of the Lambs, Yes man, Etrenal Sunshine of the
Spotless mind, American Beauty, The Usual Suspects, Swimming with
Sharks, Happy Gilmore, Borat, Bruno, Ali G in Da House, Talladega
nights, Supersize Me, Waiting for Superman, Dr. Strangelove, Putney
Swope, A Clockwork Orange, Goodfellas, The Basketball Diaries, The
Breakfast Club, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, Youth In Revolt,
Superbad, Knocked Up, 40 Year-Old Virgin, Dinner For Shmucks,
Pirates of the Carribean, Dead Man, Crazy Heart, What's Eating
Gilbert Grape, Benny and Joon... I know I am missing TONS... I
could go on forever with this as well...
Food: I love ethnic foods. Middle Eastern, Indian, Thai, etc. It's
hard to find a good bowl of Pho in Miami (That is Vietnamese, for
you who don't know) I miss Seattle for this reason (and many
others, to be frank...) But I am open to most anything