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 Miles stuff
lately, Joy Division. John Dowland. Flow My Tears, baby. Rodriguez,
too. Sorry I can't see him at the Warfield next month.
Latest music event attended--Ducktails, new psychedelic band, at
the Chapel in SF. I listen to many different kinds of music all the
time, opera, classical, soundtracks (Morricone and Rota), the
McGarrigle sisters and their kids now, the Clash, but I really
don't know much hiphop, Jay-Z, etc.