This box can't stretch wide enough. I'll have a go at it
comic book wise -- I grew up on Jim Lee stuff. I'll read anything
Grant Morrisson writes --
My favourites from him are New X-Men. All-Star Superman, and his
insane Batman RIP run.
I'm a Deadpool fanatic (Classic, and the Daniel Way stuff).
David Mack's Kabuki. cowboy ninja viking.
...you get the idea.
for magazines -- I read Harper's Monthly, and Wax Poetics
As far as films, my all-time favorite never changes: Dr.
I should probably stop there.
Also, David Simon, Errol Morris and Werner Herzog are heroes of
I also have an abiding love for genre films, particularly Asian
I'm a bit of an Evangelion geek.
other favourites vary wildly. which may say something about my
personality. curiositas run amok
I love Louie.
everything Kieslowski. Sergio Leone & Ennio Morricone.
Vivre sa vie.
Bill Murray in anything.
The Five Obstructions.
Duncan Jones' Moon.
Music. It's anything and everything (I realize everyone says
From oldtime hillbilly music, country, bluegrass, etc. and Bobby
Darin to afrobeat, IDM, to rap (a big big one for me, I'll admit).
Funk. gil scott-heron. justin townes earle.
select jazz -- I'm in love with Nina Simone as much as a figure as
for the music she made.
hot jazz, hard bop (Mingus!!), some avant garde stuff, but not
much. afrobeat, afro soul.
I listen to a lot of southern soul, blues, reggae (especially old
ska, lover's rock, rocksteady, dub), all kinds of different
electronic stuff (nowadays especially the artists working off
Dilla's legacy), krautrock, gypsy music, west african and south
african music, latin, carribbean...you get the idea.
As far as quality writing in non-fiction, Mike Davis and Mark
Kingwell are sure shots.
In my youth I had a mild obsession with the beat poets, as well as
Bulgakov and Dostoevsky.
There's this South African writer Ivan Vladislavic who I can't say
enough about. Like all good novelists, he's far more than just a
clever, and gifted writer.
I like Zbigniew Herbert's poetry, and Greg Corso's Elegiac Feelings
ok, ok. that's enough...evidently I tend towards excess