BOOKS: Recently, The Magicians (Lev Grossman), Geek Love (Katherine
Dunn), Night Circus. I've read most of Neil Gaiman's work and love
his concepts. Stephen King is my "old reliable". I am a huge fan
and will defend Dark Tower to the death!
My most memorable books will always be the Lord of the Rings
Trilogy and The Hobbit (the better tome in my opinion). It took me
awhile to come around to loving the movies but I have finally come
to admit that they are good art in their own right (even if they
completely trash the tone of the book).
Favorite graphic novels/comics include Transmetropolitan, Y The
Last Man, Red Son, and The Goon (also currently reading Brian K
Vaughn's new book, Saga).
MOVIES: Pulp Fiction, Twelve Angry Men (the old one), Office Space,
The Music Man, The Big Lebowski (admitted Coen nerd)
MUSIC: I listen to a lot of Jazz (go 98.1) but have quite a
collection of other interests. I'm very much into good songwriting
in any genre. I really enjoy Paul Simon, Billy Joel, and a very
cool group named Stars (look up the album 'Set Yourself on
More recently, I've been on a bit of a Gypsy Jazz/Rock/Pop kick
(the best way I can describe the genre). Go listen to 'That
Handsome Devil' and 'Caravan Palace' and you can get a good feel
for both ends of that spectrum.
All that said, I still have a sizable collection of rock
(everything from Aerosmith to Green Day to Black Flag), Ska,
miscellaneous Pop, and plenty of other random music. I know all of
the lyrics to three Sublime albums and a lot of Blues Traveler if
that gives you any indication of the range of my interests.
FOOD: I'm a sucker for good noodles. They're incredibly hard to
find. I'm not a food snob but I really enjoy making lots of things
at home because I can spend extra time bringing every bit of flavor
out of extremely inexpensive foodstuffs (I like to keep my life
pretty frugal so I can spend money in ways that are
TV: I don't watch anything as it's being broadcast but, when I find
myself with a free evening and no book to read, I may watch the
entirety of one series in a fevered but temporary obsession. I dig
Dexter, Californication, FUTURAMA (so goood), Louie, Breaking Bad,