Whoamg I love almost all of these things.
Most weeks I'm either at grungey rock shows
in Allston or sexy house/disco nights in Cambridge. Essentially I'm
either standing there, nodding approvingly, or gyrating awkwardly
(as is the style these days).
I know OkC likes name-dropping though, so here are some favorites
as of late: Animal Collective, DJ Sprinkles, New Order, Grimes,
Beyonce, Nujabes, Blood Orange, Ricky Eat Acid, Julia Holter, Gem
Club, Braids, Frank Ocean, 2NE1, Orange Caramel, Speedy Ortiz, Kal
Marks, Perfect Pussy, White Lung, Blue Sky Black Death, Sun Kil
Moon, Deafheaven, The Knife, Flying Lotus, My Bloody Valentine,
anything from 100% Silk.
I also have a last.fm if you really want to dig into my music
I'm obsessed with movies. I tend to fall
on the more indie/classic side of things, though I have a soft-spot
for ridiculous 80s movies and any kind of cult classic you'd see at
midnight at Coolidge Corner. Consistent favorites are La Haine,
Weekend, Blade Runner, The Battle of Algiers, Trouble in Paradise,
Do The Right Thing, El Topo, The Holy Mountain, To Live and Die in
L.A., Repo Man, Akira, Pavilion, anything by Cassavetes, Chungking
Express. If you get psyched for the yearly Criterion sale then we
will get along.
Absolutely voracious reader (how else could
one survive the green line every day?). A random sampling of
favorite authors: Roberto Bolano, Iris Owens, Herman Melville,
Sylvia Townsend Warner, James Joyce, James Baldwin, Mikhail
Bulgakov, and bell hooks. Currently reading "The Flamethrowers" by
Rachel Kushner (recs more than welcome!) which has been thoroughly
eating my head in a delightfully thoughtful way. I'm guilty of a
near-lifetime of anglo male writers so for the past year I've been
trying to correct that; after a while you realize how fucking
boring the "canon" gets. "Oh woe be my privileged problems of
numerous attractive women and this [romantic/modern/postmodern]
existential male dread! wahhhh"
I don't watch too much TV, but I have been
enjoying Looking and House of Cards lately. I tend to like
binge-watching shows with other people rather than keeping up on my
own (an exception being Orange is the New Black. I'm gunna binge
this new season so hard).
I'm in a constant state of cooking vast
quantities of delicious foods to prevent wasting away (thanks,
marathon training!). So my favorites are pretty much anything that
lend themselves well to vegetarian, like Thai, Mexican, etc. I
recently realized there's an Indian grocery store down the street
so I suspect that within a few weeks I will be more naan than man.