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
I also enjoy books with pictures - Palookaville, Saga and BPRD are
probably my current favorites.
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' , '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
TV: the IT Crowd, 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