Music: Classical (especially late 19th, early 20th century--Mahler,
Wagner, Brahms, Scriabin, Alban Berg, Bartok); Opera; gloomy
singer-songwriters; Swans, Nick Cave, David Bowie, Spiritualized,
Exile on Main St., Pere Ubu, Gram Parsons, CCR, John Fahey; "John
the Wolf King of LA," by John Phillips
Books: Oooooo, that's tough. Fiction - Thomas Bernhard, Patricia
Highsmith, Chris Adrian, Flannery O'Connor, Virginia Woolf, Patrick
Hamilton, Borges, Ellen Ullman? Also In the Valley of the Kings, by
Nonfiction - Elif Batuman, John Jeremiah Sullivan, Alex Ross
I look forward to my Harper's each month.
Favorite movies are probably Don't Look Now, Rosemary's Baby, Ace
In the Hole, Winged Migration, The Apartment, and Withnail &
Not really a TV person (I don't own one) but will occasionally
binge (Twin Peaks, Arrested Development, Curb Your Enthusiasm).
When I visit my parents in Pennsylvania, I lose large chunks of
time to Animal Planet.