The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K. Dick, Wings of
the Dove by Henry James, Nova Express by William S.
Movies by Fassbinder and Fellini. Noir. Silent films. Argo was very
good. Like Person of Interest, Elementary tv shows. Started to
watch Homeland recently--Carrie does need that clozapine!
Some favorite all-time modern fiction writers--Angela Carter, J.G.
Ballard, Kathy Acker, William Burroughs, Thomas Disch, Cormac
McCarthy. Like James Ellroy, Michael Connelly, Christina Stead,
I listen to KFJC, but I can listen to almost anything, except
extremely loud music.
My favorite non-operatic singers are Gram Parsons, Sandy Denny,
and, this is embarrassing, I should never admit it, Frank Sinatra.
I love most of Monk and Miles Davis, Eric Dolphy, Coltrane, and
Charlie Parker--I have been listening to a lot of later Muddy
Waters stuff lately, Joy Division and John Dowland, too I sense a
Have loved Morricone and Rota, the McGarrigle sisters and their
kids now, the Clash all for a long, long time, but I really don't
know much hiphop, Jay-Z, etc.