my books are about either the middle east, the history of ideas,
economics, or cultures. AND A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE! Book 6 where
Movies: Godfather, Taxi Driver, a ton of Woody Allen movies,
Quentin Tarantino, Michel Gondry - especially Eternal Sunshine of
the Spotless Mind, Coen Brothers, Terry Gilliam.
TV: I think Six Feet Under is one of the greatest things ever. Curb
Your Enthusiasm, Flight of the Conchords, Sopranos, Game of
Thrones, Breaking Bad, Peep Show. My ocassional whacked out
immature indulgence is Wonder Showzen.
Music: lots of jazz, blues, avant garde noise, klezmer, some weird
shit from Japan, etc.
Ok, I'll name a few names. John Zorn, Frank Zappa, Anthony Braxton,
Ennio Morricone, Ornette Coleman, Charles Mingus, John Coltrane,
Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Velvet
Underground, Fela Kuti, Aphex Twin, The Bad Plus, Pat Metheny,
Serge Gainsbourg, Black Sabbath, Ry Cooder, Talking Heads,
Boredoms, Dead Milkmen, Ramones, Golem, Elmore James, Sonny Boy
Williamson, Henry Cow, Laurie Anderson, Fred Frith, Negativland,
Michael Hedges, Eric Dolphy, Marc Ribot, Neu!, Can, Kraftwerk,
Ratatat, Squarepusher, Shpongle, Captain Beefheart, Ween, Jimi
Hendrix, Funkadelic, Butthole Surfers (their 80s stuff), the Dead
Milkmen, Cibo Matto, Devo, Moldy Peaches, the Modern Lovers,
Pixies, Sonic Youth, X-Ray Spex, Mr. Bungle, etc. My itunes would
play for 6 months before repeating a song.
Locally, I like Club d'Elf and Nephrok Allstars.
(I also have a half terabyte of Grateful Dead and Phish shows.
Preferrably recordings that are SBD -> Master Reel -> DAT if
you know what I'm talkin' about. Don't judge.)
Food: my tastes are eastern hemisphere. very spicy. plus italian.