Musically, I'm pretty eclectic. I switch between kcrw and kday a
lot. I like big band and jazz like Duke Ellington, Thelonius Monk
and Ahmed Jamal. On the other hand, I like Flying Lotus, Mayer
Hawthorne and Os Mutantes. Jamaican rocksteady is responsible for
some of my favorite songs. I also grew up with my sister's taste
for hair metal, pop, gansta rap, and new wave. I discovered the
best station on Pandora by typing in Beryl Booker and now I'm
To think about reading the L.A. Times on a smart phone makes me cry
a little on the inside. I read a lot though. The backs of cereal
boxes especially. My favorite authors are Gabriel Garcia Marquez,
John Fante, Hemingway, Philip k Dick, Cormac McCarthy, and John
Steinbeck. Without Stephen King, literature and pop culture would
be missing more than a few great things too.
That last Rambo movie was pretty good but so was Being There. Some
of my fav movies are Fantastic Planet, Sling Blade, Trading Places,
Beetlejuice, District 9, The Weather Man, The 5Th Element, Troll
Hunter(seriously) and most sci fi stuff.
There's hardly enough room for food and tv shows so I'll just say
Mr. Bean, Seinfeld, Arrested Development, Mad Men and Cheese....oh,
and Adult Swim is pretty neat.
I take food pretty seriously but I'm not a food snob. If I want to
do something special on my day off, it usually revolves around food
and trying things I like or something I haven't had before. Brunch
is still the best meal of the day. Any day.