Books: I'm not going to pretend to be a book worm. I do enjoy me
some Stephen King though. Random stuff here and there, noir
detective novels, Ender's Game, Zen and the art of motorcycle
Movies: Silly comedies, Artsy Fartsy films that only play at
smaller theaters, Old Classics, Disney!, really depraved movies of
the 70s and 80s are a guilty pleasure.
Shows: Twilight Zone, Bob's Burgers, Archer, Colbert/Stewart, Kids
in the Hall, Ren and Stimpy, CHECK IT OUT WITH Dr. STEVE BRULE!
aaand I'm also on seasons one of Game of Thrones =)
Music! Metal, Jazz and fusions of both! Rock that happened in the
90s, a small amount of that indie stuff, and EDM passively. I also
listen to NPR and audiobooks (for the longer rides)
Don't make me defend my musical preference! Okay, fine! So, most
folks hear metal and think to themselves "That's so angry, why is
he/she yelling AT ME? It's all negative, evil, loud, and people who
listen to it don't bathe." I'm soooo judgemental when it comes to
what I listen to. I try to find the music that speaks to me, it
just so happens that metal is the frontrunner. It's full of energy,
intricate timing signatures, syncopation, polyrhythms, motifs,
movements, grooves, solos, IT HAS EVERYTHING! Don't HEAR music,
LISTEN to music. I die inside when people beebop around to top 20s
all day, don't they understand that there is a whole wealth of
music out there just waiting to be discovered (and I'm not only
talking about metal)? Don't listen to music because everyone (the
masses/radio/labels trying to make money) tells you it is good,
find music that you enjoy!
Case in point, I think music can be very personal and often feel
nervous/embarrassed when I share songs that I truly enjoy.
Bands I listen to on the reg: Prototype, Intronaut, Gojira, The
Contortionist, Between the Buried and Me, Beyond Creation,
Food: Mostly everything except olives and super spicy food. I love
ethnic food. Mexican, Thai, Indian, Vietnamese, Italian, all
Special mention: I'm a beer snob. Yes, I love me a good craft brew,
usually an IPA. Favorite brewers include Lagunitas, Southern Tier,
Victory and Magic Hat. I'm always trying something new when I go
out or hit the store.