I'm not good at picking favorites. Often favorite can mean closest
or most recent. Best is a little easier. I couldn't pick a single
favorite author or artist of any kind. Well... maybe Georgia
Funny how over the years, some thing change, some things stay the
same. Need to edit this some more.
I'm usually reading several books and tend to pick up the closest
ones, although the Science/Fantasy stuff tends to pull me in.
Authors I've read and enjoyed the largest number of books from
, Anne McCaffrey, Ursula LeGuin, Kurt Vonnegut, Margaret
Atwood, David Brooks, David Eddings, L.E. Modesitt, Michael
Chrichton, Robert Heinlein
, Daniel Quinn's Ishmael
I found the movie Idiocracy
to be terrifying.
I enjoyed Vicky Christina Barcelona for the glimpses of Spain, but
I don't remember what it was about any more. I liked it enough to
put it in my profile after I watched it, though.
Long time favorites: Princess Bride, LadyHawke, Labyrinthe, What
the Bleep Do We Know?, American Beauty, Juno, Serenity, Run Lola
Run, most of Kevin Smith's movies, most anything by the Coen
Brothers. Office Space is probably my all time favorite
I'm fond of documentaries
. I love the fact
that at 3 in the morning, I can pick from thousands of movies and
TV shows that I can watch instantly.
On the subject of shows, I just sent this to someone, wanted to
share it, and then realized that the Journal section is gone.
A big thank you goes out to ZenTrixter for the best series of
concerts I've ever been to.
Saw Sisters of Mercy a couple years ago at... I think it was the
Roseland... downtown, on Burnside, used to be called Starry
Night.... Don't remember who opened for them.... Anyway, I'd wanted
to see them forEVER, I was perfectly intoxiKated, up against the
barrier at the front of the stage, and it was fabulous... Andrew
Eldritch (who started out delicious and has aged like a fine
Scotch) got down on one knee in front of me and sang the beginning
of "Dominion" while staring directly into my eyes.... Yes, he was
wearing sunglasses, and yes, I'm still pretty sure. :)
Later on during the same show, the guitarist broke a string, it
fell on the stage side of the barrier, and I managed to snag it
with my scarf. One of the security guys tried to take it AND my
awesome scarf, but he relented. Pretty sure I still have the string
somewhere, although it's not in the spot I last remember having it.
Sad Face. Now I'm afraid to recycle this one, which I'm pretty sure
is one I broke last month, trying to get my acoustic in tune....
That was a summer of great concerts; had an even better moment
(I'll be surprised if you know who he is without looking
him up, but if you do you should write to me!) at the Aladdin that
same summer. ZenTrixter picked a red rose from a restaurant bush on
the way over. I chided him a little for it. He gave me the rose,
and told me to give it to Peter. There was no barrier, and he was
standing at the edge of the stage; I could have touched him, but
couldn't quite bring myself to do it.... I gave him the rose, and
he tucked the stem into his pants. The next song he did was a cover
's "Hurt," and
he gestured with his arm so that it made the rose petals fall like
drops of blood from a vein.
The best part about that night was hearing people talk about it as
we left the theater. I love that something my partner and I did,
made other people happy.
OK, returning from that little trip down Memory Lane to my Goth
Took up playing guitar in June of 2011. So far I can play the
rhythm part to "Iris" by the Goo Goo Dolls
and I can pick out
the melody of "Ode to Joy" by Beethoven
which may be my all time
favorite piece of music.
and all things Daniel Ash; Sisters of Mercy
, Tori Amos
, The Cure
, Thievery Corp, Peter Gabriel, Ani
DiFranco, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Doors, classical music that is
not opera, Luscious Jackson, Liz Phair, Dar Williams, trancy
ambient stuff, classical guitar, especially Spanish guitar. I'll
listen to and appreciate pretty much any music. Even rap and
country, although that's kinda stretching it....
Indian, Thai, Ethiopian, Greek, French, Italian. Meat, less dairy.
I love food.