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BOOKS: Various biographies of dead musicians, Stephen Hawking and
other books on astrophysics and theoretical physics. South of No
North, Ham on Rye, A Short History of Nearly Everything, Siddharta,
The Road, Old Man and the Sea, anything David Sedaris. A Muslim
friend just gave me a copy of the Qur'an and I'm looking forward to
diving into that soon.
MOVIES: Eternal Sunshine, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Big Lebowski, O
Brother Where Art Thou, Stranger than Fiction, and most anything
SHOWS: I had a crippling addiction to Breaking Bad. Other than
that, The Kids in the Hall, Bob's Burgers, Orange is the New Black,
Wilfred, Ren and Stimpy, Homeland, True Detective, Game of Thrones,
House of Cards, and most recently The Knick. We live in the golden
age of TV drama.
FOOD: I like my hot sauces like I like my Sheryl Crow: strong
enough to be my man.
MUSIC: Here's where it gets complicated. If you press play on my
iTunes library the last song will end about 3 months later. I have
a deep appreciation for ALL music, even Country and Rap. I tend to
lean towards more singer/songwriter type music but I don't dismiss
anything except Dream Theatre.
If I'm doing stuff around the house I'll blast some early 80's
punk/new wave such as Eddie and the Hot Rods, Wreckless Eric, or
The Only Ones. If I need good sleeping music Olafur Arnalds, The
Album Leaf, Bonobo, and Sigur Ros are my go-tos. My iPhone
currently has a ton of Tom Waits, Wilco, Eef Barzelay/Clem Snide,
and Johnny Flynn. I studied Jazz in college and am a huge fan of
Milt Jackson and his various projects and love a lot of the later
avante garde stuff like Ornette Coleman, Don Cherry, later John
Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders and the like. I write music that is
heavily influenced by John Hartford and Merle Haggard. And I have a
soft spot for the typical Indie stuff such as Les Savy Fav, Built
to Spill, Yo La Tengo, the Replacements, The National, etc. If I
need a good cry I'll listen to some early Michael Bolton or Kenny G
while sipping on some Zima.
Currently playing my Atoms for Peace, Basia Bulat, The Beta Band,
Black Lips, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.,
Kings of Convenience, Local Natives, The Middle East, The
Suffocation Keep, Volcano Choir, Washed Out, and The Whitest Boys
Alive playlist over and over again.
Also, Celine Dion.