Let's talk local music sometime, I'm a fan of American Routes and
the premise behind it, I enjoy finding connections of what song
lead to what or who influenced who when what instrument came out.
Movies I am critical of, since I have worked as stills photographer
on only a few movie sets which afforded me the chance to see how
movies are made, so I am good at spotting inconsistencies and plot
holes. Books, I like the quote "I'd rather read the worst book than
watch the best movie. I keep up on socioeconomics, astronomy, wold
news and history, but not sports.
(A) Books: Ernest Hemingway, William S. Burroughs, 1984, Kurt
Vonnegut, Aldous Huxley, Catch-22, Hunter S. Thompson, Greek
Historical Thought, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (awful
movie, great series of books), Brave New World, Animal Farm, A
Farewell To Arms (one of my all time favorite), The Golden Ratio,
Shakespeare (I studied Shakespearology in college), random short
sci-fi stories, the Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia, Reddit,
and IMDB. Also it's always wonderful to hear someone say "the book
(B) Movies: Clerks, Glengarry Glen Ross, Election, Airplane!, South
Park, Dr. Strangelove, Rushmore, Princess Bride, Leaving Las Vegas,
Being John Malcovich, adaptation., This is Spinal Tap, The Blues
Brothers, Almost Famous, That Thing You Do, What Planet Are You
From?, Life is Beautiful, Akira, Ninja Scroll, The Last Unicorn,
Citizen Kane, Chicago, All That Jazz.
(C) Music: Local Music, The Black Keys, Mozart, Disclosure,
Mischief Brew, Outkast, Quincy Jones, Verona Red, Black Rebel
Motorcycle Club, Frank Zappa, R.L. Burnside, The Reverend Horton
Heat, Portishead, The Fabulous Miss Wendy, The Kills, Orbital,
Prince, Tom Petty, Harry Connick Jr., Mirwais, Mindless Self
Indulgence, The Elysian Fields, Ok Go, Otis Redding, Digital
Underground, Zapp & Roger, Jack White, Gogel Bordello, Leonard
Cohen, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Pj Harvey, Ani Difranco, Nick Cave,
Peaches, Patti Rothberg, Dory Previn, Eels, Florence + The Machine,
Murder By Death, Mojo Nixon.
(D) Food: Pizza, Tacos, Spaghetti, Oatmeal, Sweets.
Deathly allergic to all nuts and all seafood, so that is a factor
in what I eat and where I eat it.
(E) Television: South Park, Family Guy, Daily Show, Venture
Brothers, Star Trek, Star Trek TNG, Connections with James Burke,
The Day The Universe Changed.
(F) Sports: I have no interest in sports. "Get the ball! Get The
Ball! GET THE BALL! Did you see him get that ball!"