I'm a big fan of cyberpunk as a genre, as well as all the spin-offs
of it. It fuses many of my favorite things into typically exciting
reading. For years now, my favorite is Vurt by Jeff Noon.
Outside of cyberpunk I tend to find myself reading based on
recommendations for fiction or how the title sounds. Any degree of
theory is fun too. So let's just throw some of those into a list
for you: Foucault's Pendulum, The Road, The Thief of Always, J-Pod,
Soul (Andrey Platonov), Neuromancer, The Dirty Job, The Dialogic
Imagination, A Thousand Plateaus.
If you put a movie on, I'll probably watch it. The only things I
find difficult to sit through are historical pieces that seem to
forget that movies are a medium most commonly used to entertain. I
do have a soft spot for trashy, lo-fi, b-rated movies, or anything
with that futuristic technological aesthetic. Here's another list:
Videodrome, Troll 2, Toxic Avenger, Johnny Mnemonic, Southland
Tales, Donnie Darko, etc.
With the announcement of the remake of Big Trouble in Little China,
I've been thinking about the original a lot. I feel like that might
top my list of favorite movies, or maybe I just want to feel more
offended by whatever The Rock wants out of his remake.
Musically, I like music. As of the last couple years it mostly been
music derived from the desire to figure out ways to mix, cut, and
integrate pieces into sets of mine. I've finally taken a larger
step back to appreciate the other genres I used to love and the new
ones I'm finding. Through it all though, Doo-Wop has probably been
the king of my ears for as long as I can remember. I was a crust
punk for a few years, so I love heavy shit, whether it'd d-beat,
crust, grind, etc. But I've also come to enjoy the pop side of
things, specifically as a way to appreciate the amount of effort
that goes into the production.
This song is ok.