just finished '1421' and '1434' about fifteenth-century Chinese
naval expeditions. I'm trying to get through a book about early
Japanese history but it's a little dry and the weather's been
if i see a movie in a theater it's most likely something zippy with
lots of colors. i tend to watch more thoughtful or less ray-gun
oriented stuff at home. I have a fondness for sci-fi movies from
the '70s and '80s. Tarkovsky's 'Solaris' , the original 'Planet of
the Apes', 'Logan's Run', etc... Big Guillermo Del Toro fan,
although I was kind of disappointed in 'Pacific Rim'. I've been
fascinated with 'Primer' and 'Upstream Color' recently.
Breaking Bad, the League, Always Sunny, Venture Brothers, Game of
Thrones, Doctor Who, Spaced, documentary binges (ask me about New
Kingdom Egyptian dynasties!)
music on recent rotation: My Bloody Valentine, Kraftwerk, Fela
Kuti, Spoon, L'il Wayne, the Zombies, Elbow, Dolly Parton, Run-DMC
and some live Go-Go P.A. tapes I found in storage.
My current favorite guitar player is Omar "Bombino" Moctar who was
in town recently and was awesome.
Thai/Mexican/Ethiopian/Indian/generally pan-Asian food = hooray