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I read everything. Arundhati Roy, Rohinton Mistry, Kozol, Bell
Hooks, Faulkner, Hemingway, Roth, the back of the cereal box,
LOTR,GoT, countless cookbooks, Piketty, Krugman. Forget gunpowder,
the most important thing the Chinese invented was the movable print
press. Pablo Neruda, Gabril, Stephen King, my list is legion.
Except V.S. Naipaul.
Movies, it's really tough for me to sit still for 90 minutes, but I
love the brilliant awfulness of blaxploitation films. Earlier
Tarantino, Reservoir Dogs was better than Pulp Fiction, btw, but
he's a bit too into the whole expropriation thing for my tastes.
Hitchcock, the Birds, Vertigo, Rear Window; he was a creepy dude,
but a genius. Almodovar, Best in Show, really any Parker Posey
film. Grosse Pointe Blank speaks to me.
TV: Discovery, Food Network, BBC, that sort of thing. I've never
seen Glee, American Idol, or Real Housewives of anywhere. Oh, and
Jeopardy. Unplugging from CNBC has added years to my sanity.
Music is an aural kaleidoscope of the people and times that made me
who I am. Coltrane playing with the top down coming down the West
Side Highway on that perfect sunny Sunday morning, Boukman
Eksperyans voodou songs in Miami, Sade as the moon hangs over the
ocean. The Lupe, AC/DC, PE, Zeppelin playlist for difficult climbs.
The Cult, The Clash, Jack White, Cash ( Johnny and Money), Ella,
Monk, Miles, Siouxsie, Biggie, BDP, Irakere, Cubanismo, J Alemany
and Jay Z, Chucho Valdes, the Escovedo family. Chuck Brown, Eva
Cassidy, Cesaria Evora, Donny Hathaway, Earth, Wind and Fire.
Stevie Wonder, Songs in the Key of Life is the most brilliant album
ever made, and please make my funk the PFunk. Beautiful
And I love Miley Cyrus. Not her, or her music, but as a symbol of
the shape of things to come. Even stranger, N Minaj is growing on
me. Like a fungus, but growing still.
Food: Isn't my entire profile about pigs, cows, lambs, and goats? I
love food and the living, evolving cultural history it represents.
I'll eat pretty much anything under the right circumstances, though
cow eyeballs were very something. Add a good wine or mint tea if in
a Muslim country, and life is beautiful.