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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. I play a few intruments,
and was once a classically trained singer. Seriously. I go through
phases, but right now I'm focusing on learning old timey country
songs/duets for guitar and vocals with my good friend.
These are my jams:
Intellectual/World: Township music, Eastern European folk and
Balkan. In a second career I would have been a music
Deep stuff: Van Morrison with his band on a good night. Although
usually he was drunk, on lots of drugs, and awful. But that is to
be expected when people only want Brown Eyed Girl, but you really
want Madame George... and it's the 70s. Anyway... Tom Waits and
Rock'N'Roll: Yo La Tengo, Rolling Stones
Folk/Americana: Gillian Welch and David Rawlings kinds of
Contemporary Composition/Indie Classical: Roomful of Teeth, Steve
Reich, things of that nature... Most of what plays on New Sounds,
Is any of this interesting? I enjoy talking about things like
I try to balance fiction and non-fiction. This keeps my brain from
devouring itself. For example, I'm trying to learn about private
equity and how it is ruining Main Street. I also 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, Chabon, and Brautigan when everything
gets too real...
I love animated short films, not that I watch many. I don't really
have favorites, but there were some good ones last year. Boyhood
really moved me, so arty and moody stuff is always good. 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
On a good night, you can find me in my kitchen, listening to the
radio, and making something delicious. On an average night I am not
this ambitious. No longer a vegetarian, I was raised as such, but a
big fan of the vegetable kingdom. I worked as a cook at a
restaurant in my hometown.