This is true cruelty, to write a complete list of my favorite
books, movies, and music would be impossible.
Everything Milan Kundera has written, anything that I could get my
hands on from Kurt Vonnegut (Hocus Pocus, Mother Night, Cat's
Cradle, Slaughterhouse-Five, Breakfast of Champions, Galápagos,
etc.), some manga
some Cormac McCarthy, Nabokov's Lolita and Pale Fire, the complete
works of Thomas Hardy and a lot of Irvine Welsh, Aldous Huxley,
Camus, early Palahniuk, Bret Easton-Ellis, anything historical or
fascinating, Robert McNamara, Haruki Murakami, Carl Sagan, Arthur
C. Clarke, Tom Holland, Graham Greene (The Power and the Glory is
one of my favorite novels of all time alongside Lolita), Hubert
Selby Jr., Joseph Heller (Catch-22, another favorite of mine),
Emile Zola, Hunter S. Thompson (my hero)...and more.
Too much, too much to ever completely list. I have probably
forgotten to honor thousands of authors and books that helped make
me who I am and how I feel. Everything and anything I could get my
Despite being someone who writes a lot of poetry (or maybe because
of that), I never read much of other people's poetry for some
reason, but I do love me some Bukowski (there's a bluebird in my
heart that wants to get out) and remember loving Poe as a
Also impossible to really list.
, Stanley Kubrick, the Coen Brothers, P.T. Anderson,
Masaki Kobayashi, Roman Polanski, Gaspar Noe, Tornatore, Darren
Aronofsky, Christopher Nolan, Lars Von Trier, Terry Gilliam, Monty
Python, The Royal Tenenbaums, Funny Games, Seven Samurai, I Stand
Alone, The Proposition, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Samurai
Rebellion, The Fall, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Fight
Club, Memento, Yojimbo, There Will Be Blood, American Beauty,
Trainspotting, Snatch, Samurai Fiction, 21 Grams, Amores Perros,
early Woody Allen, Sleeper, Oldboy, A Pure Formality, Ran, Sin
City, The original Wicker Man, Harakiri, The Vanishing, Fear and
Loathing in Las Vegas, Requiem for a Dream, The Rules of
Attraction, City of God, Dancer in the Dark, Dogville, Jesus Christ
Superstar, Buffalo Soldiers, Idiocracy, Quills, The Others,
Gangster No. 1, Talk To Her, Brazil, Amelie...
Okay, I'm out of breath, I could keep going for way too
Curb Your Enthusiasm, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Home Movies,
Breaking Bad, Rome, Game of Thrones, Arrested Development, The
Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Wondershowzen, the first few
seasons of It's Always Sunny, The UK Office, Tim and Eric, Xavier:
Renegade Angel, Moral Orel, Tom Goes to Mayor, some anime like Neon
Genesis Evangelion and other series, a lot of BritCom like Little
Britain, Monty Python, That Mitchell and Webb Look, Allo Allo,
Fawlty Towers, Are You Being Served, Waiting For God, and tons of
Everything and anything, I don't generalize by genre, I look at
artists and songs, so don't generalize me as a listener to
, underground rap
, etc., I don't identify myself by the genre I listen to, I
like keeping my musical palate fluid and open.
Tom Waits, Steve Earle, Johnny Cash, Regina Spektor, Nick Cave,
Fleetwood Mac, Lana Del Rey, David Bowie, Radiohead, Fiona Apple,
U2, Counting Crows, Tegan & Sara, Randy Newman, The Gorillaz,
Elliot Smith, R.E.M., Pat Benatar, Gnarls Barkley, Bob Dylan, The
Police, Rage Against the Machine, The Cure, The Pixies, Sufjan
Stevens, Chromeo, Frank Black, Saul Williams, The Smashing
Pumpkins, and more...
Nas, El-P, Atmosphere, Ice Cube, Killer Mike, Cage Kennylz, El-P,
Brother Ali, Chino XL, Deltron 3030, The Fugees, Lauryn Hill, Lupe
Fiasco, Dizzee Rascal, Sage Francis, Ill Bill, Aesop Rock, Outkast,
Josh Martinez, The Streets, and more...
Sushi, I really love sushi, I can't understate that. I mean sushi
is hit or miss for some people, and if you don't like it that's
fine, a lot of my friends don't and we just go eat other stuff, but
man do I adore sushi.