Books- I generally tend to just find writers I like and devour
their back catalogue. Some of my favorites are David Foster
Wallace, Neil Gaiman, Haruki Murakami, Zadie Smith, Dorothy Parker,
Fran Leibowitz, Rob Sheffield, Chuck Klosterman, E.M. Forster,
Allen Ginsberg,Tao Lin are the names that currently float to mind,
but I'm always seeking out new voices to hear.
I also love reading theory texts. Some of my favorites are bell
hooks, Linda Hutcheons, Michael Foucault, Jean Baudrillard, Antonio
Gramsci, and Stuart Hall.
Music - I wasn't kidding about that whole Scottish indie-pop
obsession, I'm super into indie pop (especially bands from the UK),
shoegaze, dream pop, folk pop, and above all, twee pop.
Here's the short (probably not actually) list of who/what never
leaves my ipod.
The Beach Boys (The first cassettes I ever bought were Pet Sounds
and the Rush Hour soundtrack. Guess which one my mother put on in
the car that day? Hint: Pretty sure the lead track on Pet Sounds
isn't "Can I Get a Fuck You?")
Beat Happening (I have a K Records tattoo)
Belle & Sebastian (You know how every music nerd has that one
band that they're agressively into? Well, I'm aggressively into
Belle and Sebastian. I have a B & S tattoo, all their records,
and a few books. Stuart Murdoch is my platonic sun and
Bright Eyes/ Conor Oberst/ Mystic Valley Band/ Monsters of
The Boy Least Likely To
Chance The Rapper/The Social Experiment
Childish Gambino (You'll always be Troy to me, Donglover)
Fleetwood Mac (C'mon. Rumors, y'all. It's perfect)
Heavenly (Amelia Fletcher is my role model)
Jenny Lewis/ Jenny & Johnny
Jesus & Mary Chain
Kate Bush (There's never a bad time to listen to Hounds of
Mac Demarco (Seriously, bless those Canadians, right?)
The Magnetic Fields (No, I don't keep ALL of 69 Love Songs on
there. No one wants to be surprised with "Love is Like Jazz".
That's a terrible thing to do to yourself.)
Morrissey (Oh sweet tender asexual king of misanthropy. The lock
screen on my phone is young Morrissey with a cat on his
My Bloody Valentine
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Rilo Kiley (I need to have all the Jenny Lewis at all times)
Ringo Deathstarr (Bless Austin buzzsaw pop)
St. Vincent (Annie Clark is a goddess in every possible
interpretation of the word.)
Movies - My favorite directors are David Lynch, Wes Anderson, Woody
Allen, and David Wain.
You can probably get a pretty good guess on my film tastes based on
Television - Doctor Who, Community, and Twin Peaks are my holy
television trinity. I'm a huge fan of Mission Hill, Lucy, Daughter
of the Devil, Futurama, 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, Mad Men,
Broad City, High Maintenance, Bob's Burgers, The League, Adventure
Time, Peep Show, Louie, Archer, The IT Crowd, Game of Thrones,
Veep, Hannibal, Pushing Daisies, and just so many more. Seriously,
I fucking love television.
Food - If I'm going out for food, chinese takeout, tacos, and delis
are my go to. If I'm cooking, I make a hell of a sandwich on my