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"Information is not knowledge, knowledge is not wisdom, wisdom is
not truth, truth is not beauty, beauty is not love, love is not
music. Music is the best." (FZ)
I like everything having to do with music. But as the saying goes,
it doesn't mean a thing unless it has heart, and swing. Ok, that's
not how it goes, but that's my interpretation.
Here are how my most favorite categories break down (buckle your
Intellectual/World: Township music, Eastern European folk and
Balkan. In a second career I would have been a music
Demographically Popular Music: All the usual hip stuff.
Rock'N'Roll: Yo La Tengo, Jack White, Rolling Stones
Folk/Americana: Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
Contemporary Composition: Roomful of Teeth, Steve Reich
I try to balance fiction and non-fiction. This keeps my brain from
devouring itself. I just re-read To Kill A Mockingbird, and I also
just went through a book of science fiction shorts selected by Ray
Bradbury and Alfred Hitchcock. Other than that, the best books I've
read recently are Stoner by John Williams, and A Visit From the
Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan. Favorites: Murakami, Alexie,
Hemmingway, Chabon, and Brautigan when everything gets too
I love animated short films. I don't really watch a lot of feature
films, but when I was in Amsterdam this summer I saw Boyhood, which
really moved me. I've also been recently impressed by Her, Gone
Girl (I know it is a great book, smarty-pants), and one other that
I can't think of right now...
On a good night, you can find me in my kitchen, listening to the
radio, and making something delicious. No longer a vegetarian, I
was raised as such, but a big fan of the vegetable kingdom. I
literally could eat Indian food for every meal every day and would
be happy. As long as there was an occasional pulled pork sandwich.