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I used to read insane amounts of Sartre, Nietszche, Freud, Hesse
and Camus when I was a teenager.
These days I tend to read at least 5 books at the same time, so
currently kicking around on my bed are:
Sailboat maintenance manual
The worst journey in the world: Antarctica 1910-1913
The curious world of bugs
Sex, drugs, and sea slime: the ocean's oddest creatures
Mapping the brain
Eldritch tales: a miscellany of the macabre by Lovecraft
Generally most things written/drawn by Walter Moer, Jim Woodring,
Élian Black'Mor, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Douglas Adams, Terry
Pratchett, Tolkien, John Fowles, Fiodor Dostoyevsky, Jack London,
Juan Rulfo, Lev Tolstoy, and William Gibson rock my world!
with movies, I adore the worlds of Dave McKean, Tim Burton, Terry
Gilliam, Jiri Barta, Quay brothers, Wladyslaw Starewicz,
Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Jan Švankmajer, Michel Gondry alike, but I'm
also all over the map with stuff like Kaiba, Cat Soup, Fight Club,
8 1/2, Dark Crystal, Eternal Sunshine, Price Of Milk, Before
sunrise, 25th Hour, Star Wars, Häxan.. There are also documentaries
that are pretty close to how I want my life to be: Alone in the
Wilderness, The Last Trapper, Happy People: One Year in Taiga, With
Jean-du-Sud Around the World.
Got a heavy crush on animation (esp. stop motion and anything
hand-made is just amazing), and graphic novels (Jhonen Vasquez is
probably an extreme example, but I love that guy). A couple
examples of eerie beautiful artists that inspire me: HR Giger,
Bantock, Zdzislaw Beksinski, Kris Kuksi, Ian Miller, Ellen Jewett
(a local Ontario fella!), Gon KiRin, Mark James Porter, Enki
I used to write and photo-shoot for online culture magazine about
music, film and theatre a lot, mainly independent underground
I tend to listen to lots of Sigur Rós, Broken Social Scene, PJ
Harvey, Xiu Xiu, gothic rock, shoegaze, and especially the sounds
from the 60s-70s. Folks like Autechre, Aphex Twin, Kraftwerk,
Siouxsie and the Banshees, Smashing Pumpkins, Sisters of Mercy,
Venetian Snares is constantly in my player.
long time addict to french pastries, also Thai, Italian, Japanese,
French and Spanish food. No day goes by without chocolate!