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Books: I don't read much fiction nowadays (aside from the New York
Times and San Jose Mercury News *wink*) for want of time; mostly
nonfiction stuff about stuff I need to know, or think I need to
know. Last fiction was probably Nicholson Baker's "The Mezzanine"
(the frightening thing is, how that character's running mental
monologue resembles how I think) or Patrick O'Brian's "Master and
Commander" (the original, not the one of the Crowe film). I liked
all the Tolkien books and the series C.S. Lewis books (the Space
Trilogy, Chronicles of Narnia), but that was ages ago.
Movies: I prefer small films to mass-market movies... all-time
favorites would include Patton, Indiana Jones I and III (note the
common theme: Nazis getting their asses kicked), Run Lola Run, The
Godfather I-II, the Leone westerns, the Lord of the Rings trilogy
(I'm still in awe of how Peter Jackson pulled that off), Ran, Seven
Samurai (and its adaptation, the Magnificent Seven), Casablanca
(made DURING the darkest days of the war!)... and although not as
highly rated by the "experts", I think "The Sting" might be the
perfect film overall (script,cast,
I love great animation, like Miyazaki and Nick Park.
TV: I stopped watching new series, as I seem to be a curse: the
more I like a new series, the faster it is killed (from Max
Headroom to Millenium to Firefly to Dresden Files)... not that I'm
BITTER or anything. The only series I'm watching now: Sherlock,
Blue Bloods, Elementary, CSI, Doc Martin, Nova, The Simpsons, and
Bobs Burgers (I love most earlier Brendan Small / Loren Bouchard
series as well: Home Movies, Lucy Daughter of the Devil, Venture
Brothers). I'll pick up Breaking Bad on video where I left off when
Comcast started sucking so badly I dropped down to basic
Music: I don't categorize well. I like all kinds of acoustic music
(pretty much) and music from all over the world, from guitar
virtuosos (Rodrigo y Gabriela, Martin Simpson, Joe Bonamassa,
Peppino D'Agostino, etc.) to Finnish folk to Amazight (from
Morocco) to Celtic to Tuvan throat-singing. Love live music (I go
to Santa Cruz and Felton and such for smaller gigs all the time).
Anyway... here's some lifetime favorites (in no particular order):
"Making Movies", Dire Straits; "Splendido Hotel", Al di Meola; "Pat
Metheny Group"; "The Innocent Age", Dan Fogelberg; "Seleniko",
Varttina; "Leftoverture", Kansas; "Moving Pictures", Rush...
I saw Joe Bonamassa in Sacto and San Jose in April!
Food: I eat low-carb. Don't have much choice. There's just too much
I lost a great deal of weight when I discovered low-carb 14 years
ago. So, I'm kinda stuck with it. Curse you heathen bakers and your