Here's the thing - I love talking about things I love, but I
honestly don't think it's all that important that those in my life
love all the things I love. That would be boring, right? Anyway.
Books: The Dog Stars, The People of Paper, The Children's Hospital,
City of Thieves, Kent Haruf fiction, some poetryish things like
Bluets, That This, Hotel Lobby at the End of the World, Don't Let
Me Be Lonely, Sir, Young Tambling
Music [caveat: this list is pretty old, probably dating back before
my ipod broke about 3 years ago]: Andrew Bird, Magnetic Fields,
Anne Murray (yes), Elvis Perkins & Deerland, Beirut, George
Strait, Gillian Welch, Lykke Li, Lake Street Dive, Phosphorescent.
I have an affinity for solid gold hits of the 70s. And I recently
discovered a classic country station on the am dial (yes, if it's
am radio, it's on the dial), and it's changed my life.
And this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0u4M6vppCI
TV [I hope we're past the age of "I don't watch tv because I'm
ideologically against it." There is some great stuff out there. And
sometimes passive entertainment is necessary.]: New Girl,
Community, Parks and Rec, Brooklyn 99, South Park, Silicon Valley,
Pete and Pete
Recently: Transparent's pretty much amazing. Also, it reminded me
of this song and how much I love narrative 70's music.
Radio: Wait, Wait... Radiolab
Food: Yes, please. All kinds. Especially food I don't cook myself
(which is to say cooking is not one of my special skills).
Movies: Next Stop Wonderland, The Station Agent, The Big Lebowski,
O Brother Where Art Thou, The Future, Beasts of the Southern Wild