Books; The Art of Racing in the Rain, Outliers, Various books about
Frank Lloyd Wright, Audi TT service manual.
Movies; Shawshank Redemption, West Side Story, Office Space,
Idiocracy (so incredibly stupid that it is good.....in a stupid
way), The Party (Peter Sellers), The Green Mile, Mars Attacks, Best
in Show, Fargo, A Mighty Wind, The Big Lebowski
Shows; Iron Chef, Hell's Kitchen, Baking With Julia, This Old
House, Hometime, Person of Interest, Hawaii 5-0 (makes me wistful),
My Classic Car, Great Performances
The music I listen to, and make; ALL classical music, but
especially modern classical. Jazz, especially free jazz. Rock music
that is not too constrained by its own conservative nature. Country
music that has no aspirations towards commercial indulgence, or
country music that is really old. Old country music sounds best to
my ears when played on an old radio on a hot and dusty day. Any
music that has historical and/or cultural real significance.
Food; French! Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Cuban, Italian, Indian!
Mexican, Greek, Spanish!