(a) 1984, Brave New World, Stranger in a Strange Land, Genesis of a
Music, "Goedel, Escher, Bach", "Bach, Beethoven, and the Boys", Sex
Lives of the Famous Composers
(b) The Matrix, Kinsey, Back to the Future (first one only), Fight
Club, The Birdcage, Donnie Darko (director's cut), Contact, What
Dreams May Come, The Notorious C.H.O., Juno, Hard Pill
(c) Anything and everything under the heading of "Western art
music"... especially from the beginning of the 20th century
onwards. I also love jazz and new age. I like everything, though --
these are just my favorite genres, but I have favorite songs
speckled all over the map. I mean, come on, I grew up on 80's pop
-- my musical tastes are ALL screwed by definition.
Some favorite "classical" composers: Bach, Beethoven, Copland,
Ligeti, Corigliano, Crumb, Barber, Gesualdo, Twining, Partch,
(d) I love food in general... I especially love trying new foods,
so it's tough for me to say I have favorites. I love Indian and
Italian, certainly -- but ultimately, if it's edible, I'll try it.
You're talking to the guy who, the minute he saw "octopus" on the
menu in a Korean restaurant, decided that was the weirdest thing on
the menu, which meant it had to be tried.