I love to read. I take public transportation to work most of the
time so that I can. For current events, I swear by The Economist.
Some of my favorite books/authors are:
L'écume des jours
As I Lay Dying
Crime and Punishment
Hunter S. Thompson
Favorite poets: Paul Eluard and Rumi
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Hamlet (I've read this and seen it a trillion times it seems)
A New Earth
The Big Lebowski: Yes, I'm one of those guys. I can carry on a
conversation with a friend in Lebowski quotes.
Le Dîner de cons
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Pirates of the Caribbean
Harold and Kumar and other silly movies of that ilk
Hot Tub Time Machine: that movie was hella funny!
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Madagascar 1 & 2
Boyz n the Hood
Lars Von Trier
Caché: loved that movie!
Les rivières Pourpres
Le péril jeune
Le père noël est une ordure
La vie est un long fleuve tranquille
Une époque formidable
Les trois frères
Le grand bleu
Inspecteur la bavure
La soupe aux choux
Centro do Brasil
I have a very eclectic taste in music...
Slayer (yes, and with a passion, but I do not impose this on my
surroundings) with that Metallica, Pantera, Deftones, Sepultura and
all that stuff. I went to the Big 4 in April and it was
I play the bass (although I currently don't have one.) My idols are
Les Claypool, Flea, Cliff Burton and Robert Trujillo.
Hip Hop (from before it died): The Roots, The Coup, NWA, Outkast,
Wu Tang Clan, Souls of Mischief, A Tribe Called Quest, Beastie
Boys, Goodie Mob, Nas, Dre, Snoop, De La Soul etc...
I love house, deep house, drum n bass and all that electronic feel
good music. Definitely a vestige from my London and Paris
I love classical music: Beethoven and Mozart are at the top. My
favorite movement is Vltava from Bedrich Smetana. I'm also a big
fan of Dvorak. I even like Opera, but I can't listen to a whole
opera, but the aria of 'Vesti la Giubba' (especially by Pavoratti)
is one of the most powerful things I've heard.
And I can't leave out the French tunes: Serge Gainsbourg, NTM, iam,
Charles Trenet, Charles Aznavour, Yves Montand, Bobby Lapointe,
I'm leaving out a lot...
I LOVE to cook. I grew up learning to cook à la française, but
really enjoy making thai food and making stuff up or 'fusion' (the
essence of French cooking.) Rain or shine I BBQ at least 3 times a