Books-the Repairman Jack series by F.Paul Wilson/anything by
Charlie Huston, Neil Gaiman, Richard Kadrey or Andrew Vachss/Jim
Butcher- Harry Dresden series/George R.R. Martin- Song of Fire
& Ice/anything by David Gemmell (R.I.P.). I have a thing for
Heritage Press slipcased classic books. I adore most anything
Arthurian; in fact, give me a swashbuckling tale and I'll be amused
for hours. I can read English Romantic poetry all day, and I'll
read some to you if you behave. Don't take me to Half Price Books
unless you have the hours to burn; for that matter, I love nothing
more than browsing an old, musty dusty bookstore.
My current opinion is that Charles Baudelaire, Edwin Arlington
Robinson, Andrew Marvell, Algernon Charles Swinburne, Percy Bysshe
Shelley and W.B. Yeats are amongst the greatest poets of all time.
Having said that, Johannes Secundus is likely the greatest love
poet of all time. Yes I love poetry.
Latest 4* or more purchases: Kill City Blues by Richard Kadrey,
Babayaga by Toby Barlow, EX-Purgatory by Peter Clines &
NightWorks By Marvin Bell
First Nook book purchase: Sword & Blood: The Vampire Musketeers
by Sarah Marques. Vampires and Musketeers? It's like a Reeses
peanut butter cup! And just as delicious!
Movies- Lately I really look for the foreign/independent films.
There's so many little gems out there. I tend to get in a rut
watching horror/sci-fi and fantasy. I love subtitled films, because
foreign films usually aren't formulaic and dumb (I admit though, I
do love a big dumb action movie once in awhile). Some of my
favorites: The Chaser. The Man From Nowhere. The Princess Bride.
Monty Python & the Holy Grail. The Prodigy. Pan's Labyrinth.
Office Space. Coraline. Brotherhood of the Wolf. Grandma's Boy.
Equilibrium. Dead Snow. Ip Man. Solomon Kane. Martyrs. I Saw The
Devil. Silverado. Hard Boiled. Dead Man's Shoes. Heat. Seven.
Mother. The Whole Wide World. Warrior. Sunshine. The Devil's
Backbone. On Guard. Spartan. The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele
Blanc-Sec. Blancanieves and hundreds more...
I'm pretty taken with South Korean filmmakers at the moment.
Shows: Game of Thrones, Sherlock, Hannibal, Lancelot Link-Secret
Chimp, Castle, Firefly, Body of Proof, Sledge Hammer, Whose Line Is
Music- any Rock or Metal, classic or otherwise, though I tolerate,
as well as listen to, many other genres. H.I.M. , Blackberry Smoke
and Nuno Bettencourt are my big three. I have an uncanny knack for
finding bands that produce one or two albums, only to break my
heart by splitting up...(see The Confession, DoubleDrive and
DramaGods.) I tend to listen to a lot of guitar instrumentals, and
lately you can find Shawn Lane, Paul Gilbert, Tommy Emmanuel,
Guthrie Govan and Alex Masi topping my playlist. Right this moment
I'm mad about The Pretty Reckless, and blown away by Symphony X, in
addition to Andy Timmons killer instrumental Sgt. Pepper disc. I
recently saw Eric Sardinas here in town and he floored me. One of
the best live acts I've ever seen.
Food- Greek food rules. But that's just me, my grandparents came
through Ellis Island from Greece. Italian or Chinese come next. I
am addicted, disturbingly so, to Brookside Dark Chocolate Acai with
Blueberry snacks. I'm not kidding, like crack baby/need a support
group/Ike Turner done snorted it addicted.
Favorite inanimate object: I thought I was over my materialistic
stage, but it appears I am fond, overtly, of my new Reebok hockey
stick; and my Reaper DAW for home recording.