Music-wise, I honestly dig all styles (so long as the talent is
there): Rock, singer/songwriter, jazz (esp. exploratory stuff),
world, folk, reggae/dub, ska, funk, classical (esp. Minimalism, and
emotive symphonic stuff), hip-hop (esp. funky, sexy stuff),
hardcore, experimental/art, and electronic stuff out the wazzoo:
breakbeat, minimal techno, psytrance, deephouse, D&B, ambient.
Faves include: Pink Floyd, The Clash, Yes, The Who, Arcade Fire,
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, J. Cash, Pharoah Sanders, Dwight
Trible, Philip Glass, Shostakovitch, Part, Stravinsky, Satie,
Bassnectar, Shpongle, Thievery Corp, Sasha n Digweed, Dirty Bird,
Orb, Proton Radio, SomaFM, Negativland, Laurie Anderson.
Art: My faves are: Earthworks, Surrealism, Dada, Magic-Realism,
Impressionism, Constructivism, Expressionism, AbEx,
Culture-Jamming, and arch. I like the immersive, the earthy, and
the activating: James Turrell, Bill Viola, Tim Hawkinson, Alex
Grey, Andy Goldsworthy, Banksy. I love photog: Carleton Watkins,
Weston, Adams, New Topographics, Michael Light, Kenna, Salgado,
Kahn & Selznick, all Nat Geographic.
Koyanisqaatsi, Powaqaatsi, Baraka, 2001, Walkabout, McCabe and Mrs.
Miller, California Split, most Herzog, Restrepo, The Last Waltz,
Two of Three Things I Know About Her, Message to Love-The Isle of
Wight Fest, Kundun, Once Upon a Time in the West, Seven Samurai,
Dr. Strangelove (all Kubrick, actually), The Thin Red Line, Two
Lane Blacktop, Solaris (old & new), Kung Fu Hustle, Kentucky
Fried Movie, The Other Guys, Talledega Nights, The Big Lebowski,
Pixar stuff, Genghis Blues, The Brothers Quay, U23D, Spring Summer
Fall Winter & Spring.
TV: I watch stuff on DVD. Faves: The Wire, Deadwood, Six Feet
Under, Sopranos, 30 Rock, Mad Men, Survivorman, the West
Books: I've mostly been reading nonfiction, but I'm getting into
some more fiction of late. I love Sagan and Druyan and dharma books
& talks (Alan Watts, Eckart Tolle, Caroline Myss). I love my
Human Anatomy coloring book. The Artful Universe, about the
physical and biological contexts that inform human aesthetics. The
(mis)Behavior of Markets by Mandlebrot, The Wind-up Bird Chronicles
(reading now). The Kite Runner.