My taste in movies tends towards foreign, small budget films (I
watch a lot of American movies, too). Recently, it's tended towards
small European productions, The Class would be a great example or
films from lesser known markets, like Algeria or Turkey. I am also
always up for watching a movie made in Iran. Then, there's the
stand-bys like Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Belgium (I love the
Dardenne brothers)....In docs, I tend to prefer innovative
storytelling techniques....Bus 174, Stevie. I'm still on a quest
for someone who really loves Ozu.
I guess my taste goes towards either small, human movies or
overblown ridiculous comedies. Warning: I do go to talking animal
Musically, I'm an omnivore. Obscure African cassettes (traditional,
pop and hip hop), devotional music of all types, bop, classical
(especially piano and minimalism), early punk, southern soul, funk,
cajun, old honky tonk, metal, pop, folk music from everywhere,
Hawaiian music of all eras.....believe me the list goes on forever.
I finally got rid of my cassettes this year, now I only have 78's,
45's, LP's, CD's and MP3's. But when I pull out that perfect 45 and
put it on the hi-fi.....magic.
If you love African hip hop, check this out:
If this song makes you feel kind of sentimental and happy and you
start dancing....it might be true love.
Books: I plead omnivore again. Pretty much anything except romance
novels or really self-important books. Reading is so important to
me. I still find time to read fiction or poetry. If you inspire me,
I may even whisper Ronsard in your ear in the original Middle