It would be hard to name my favourite books. The list would start
with Homer, and it would not contain much contemporary literature.
Recently, I've been in love with Moby-Dick, it is definitely one of
the best books I've ever read. But I also loved Watchmen (the
graphic novel, not the movie). As to non-fiction, I should mention
my appreciation of Marx
and the better part of Marxism
of my favourites, too. You get the picture - I'm that annoying sort
of elitist communist
Some of my favourite movies are Tarkovsky's "Solaris", Miyazaki's
"Nausicaa", Cukor's "The Women", and Scott's "Bladerunner". I also
appreciate the work of Akira Kurosawa, Takeshi Kitano, Stanley
Kubrick, Woody Allen. Add the better of David Lynch, David
Cronenberg, The Coen Brothers, Mamoru Oshii, among others. I also
have a taste for "Naked Gun"-style comedy. I loved "Teeth", "The
Fountain", and "There Will Be Blood".
My favourite TV shows include Monty Python (of course), The Colbert
Report, Friends, The Whitest Kids U Know, Gilmore Girls, Beavis
& Butt-Head, Ally McBeal, Drawn Together, Married With
Children, Big Bang Theory and some Anime like Legend of the
Galacitc Heroes, Vision of Escaflowne, X, Mushishi, and Record of
Lodoss War. I'm also entertained by science fiction like Star Trek
(up to DS9), Babylon 5, Battlestar Galactica and Stargate.
Some music I like: Swans, PJ Harvey, Coil, Nine Inch Nails,
Nirvana, The Angels of Light, Nick Cave, The Fall, Can,
Soap&Skin, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Madrugada, Slayer,
Mogwai, David Bowie, Mono, Tricky, Johnny Cash, Blonde Redhead,
Jesse Sykes, Grizzly Bear, Blur, The Cure, Devendra Banhart,
Flaming Lips, Barn Owl, Anna Calvi.
Only quite recently have I started to go out dancing every now and
then, mostly to noisy, experimental electronic music and
I also love Bach, Mahler, and Shostakovich, but I have to admit
that as of late, I rarely find the time and interest to listen to
that kind of music. Maybe this is how growing old and dull
I don't like jazz. There, I said it.