MUSIC: I'll listen to anything once. Music is a storytelling device
and I'll hear what folks have to say. That said, the recent things
I've been into are:
Eels, Radiohead, Morphine, Peter Gabriel, Primus, William Elliott
Whitmore, Asylum Street Spankers, Guy Forsyth, Gogol Bordello, Muse
(it's like Queen and Radiohead had a baby! and called it Muse!),
Verdi, Feist, The Beatles, Mark Sandman, Vienna Teng...
-I can dig on just about any kinda jazz. Be-bop being way up there,
but, ya gotta love the legendary ladies like Billie and Ella.
MOVIES: Wes Anderson, Lars Von Trier (that dude really likes to
torcher his female leads...makes me cringe but they are fantastic
to watch), Dark Crystal, Restoration, Christopher Nolan, Johnny
Depp is one hell of an actor, Lord of the Rings Trio, Stanley
Kubrick, Once, Everything is Illuminated, Full Metal Jacket
COMEDIANS: Mitch Hedberg, Doug Stanhope, Louis CK, Ricky Gervais,
Tig Notaro, Sarah Silverman, Mike Birbiglia, Tim Minchin
FOOD/DRINK: Sushi, stinky cheese, Belgian and Microbrew beers.
Starting to get a taste for bourbon...slowly. Very slowly.
RADIO: I listen to a few podcasts like The Moth, Radiolab, This
American Life and whatever I may have missed on the radio. I go
back over the old Ricky Gervais/Karl Pilkington shows when I need a
good laugh. Timeless idiocy, that.
BOOKS/AUTHORS: Christopher Moore, Mil Millington, Chuck Palahniuk,
James Morrow, JRR Tolkien, China Mieville, Neil Gaiman, Richard
Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Tim Sandlin, Ben Elton, David
Rakoff, David Sedaris, Lev Grossman, The Mongoliad Series...
*I dig me some graphic novels from time to time, as well (Sage,
Walking Dead, Y the Last Man, Preacher, Sandman)
TV SHOWS: Trailer Park Boys, Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, BSG, Can't
wait to see Cosmos,
UPDATE: no longer have cable. Time to catch up on Netflix!
Go Sharks and Go Packers!!!