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Books: I’m one of those guys that doesn’t read as much as I want
and then chastise myself for it. That being said I tend to be
reading non-fiction of late: theoretical physics, Nietzsche,
polyamorous concepts, mythology, history. In general, when I read
fiction I like artsy/philosophical authors: Salmon Rushdie and
Jeanette Winterson are probably my favorites. The same goes for
poetry: TS Eliot, John Ashbery, Alan Ginsberg…
Movies: You know, I haven’t watched a movie in a long time. Not out
of malice or anything. We’ve just been watching all the new cable
shows as they become available on DVD: the Wire, Battlestar
Galactica, Generation Kill, Mad Men, Six Feet Under, Deadwood, The
Shield, 24, Firefly, The Sopranos, Oz, The Tudors, etc.
Music. Ok, so my life is made up by music so this answer could be
long. I use music for many different purposes and each requires
something different. When I’m deeply listening to the music I like
classical music (Wagner, Beethoven, Kronos Quartet) or avant
noise-jazz (John Zorn), noisy synth stuff (Autechre, Boards of
Canada), or noisy guitar stuff (Sonic Youth, Marc Ribot). When I’m
thinking about song-writing, I like Willie Nelson, Cole Porter, the
Beatles, solo John Lennon, the Smiths, David Byrne, Tori Amos, CCR.
When other people are around, I tend towards the stuff I grew up
on: the Pixies, Jane’s Addiction, Fugazi, NIN, TKK, the Beatles. I
spend a lot of time listening to whatever record I’m working on at
any given time. And I have this running soundtrack in my mind that
is usually a combination of whatever I’m writing, a record I’m
mixing, and whatever musical I’m working on. Today it’s “Luck Be A
Food: I’m vegetarian, leaning toward vegan. I like good food,
preferably fresh food. I like to eat food…I don’t really like to
cook. I can, and will…it just takes away some of the pleasure of
eating the food. I tend to have a perfunctory relationship with
food. I eat good, healthy food that fills me up and then I don’t
eat again until I’m starving.