Bands that sound like Wire, Spoon, or ELO.
Bands that sound like Ren Faire buskers.
Bands that sound like Ren Faire buskers with Moogs.
Bands that sound like the half-remembered harmonies of industrial
Bands that sound like background music to '90s PBS specials about
the wonders of the World Wide Web.
New Zealand rock.
Weird time signatures.
"We could slip away. Wouldn't that be better?"
In my dreams you have the voice of Billy Corgan.
POP QUIZ! I'm part of a club whose members also include Ringo
Starr, Moby, and Aphex Twin. Can you figure out what it is?
Trying to learn more about classical music. Are you able to
recommend? Wanna be consistently cultured, like yogurt.
Books that changed my life:
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
by Oliver Sacks
by Susan Faludi (feminism)
Infinity and the Mind
by Rudy Rucker (mathematics)
by Simon Blackburn (philosophy)
by Michael Sandel (ethics & politics)
The Word on the Street
by John McWhorter (linguistics)
by Bart Ehrman (Biblical history)
by Tony Horwitz (history and the
A Canticle for Leibowitz
by Walter M Miller
Books I cried at the end of:
Lord of the Flies
The Martian Chronicles
A Wizard of Earthsea
(At least one of these was on a plane.)
by Lawrence Wright (about Scientology; wow this
book was unnerving.)
by Max Barry (thriller with NLP wizards)
Bobby Fischer Goes to War
by Edmonds & Eidinow ...
bleah, not nearly as good as their Wittgenstein & Popper
Best book read in the last few years:
James Gleick's The Information
, a thrilling and lucid
history of information theory.
Gremlins 2: The New Batch
Helvetica 2: The New Batch
Koyaanisqatsi 2: The New Batch
Don't own a TV. Stalk down the sidewalk during prime-time hours
wearing a beret and sneering at all the sheeple hypnotized before
their totemic screens. What a bunch of saps. (In reality, I watch
The Amazing Race and old Arrested Development episodes with friends
sometimes. Steven Johnson's Everything Bad Is Good for You
argues convincingly that market forces have made it a golden age
for complex, rewarding TV. I think a serial journey together could
be meaningful and sweet, I'm just out of the habit and
Sardonic bread, acerbic bread, taciturn bread, rye.
Baby step cookbooks. Stochastic restaurant selection.