Help your potential matches find common interests.
Disclaimer: This section has not been updated for quite sometime.
I'm too lazy to change it right now, so:
Poetry -- Vallejo, Stevens, Donnelly, Jeff Clarke, Ashbery,Katy
Lederer, Lundy-Martin, Plath, Michaux, Robyn Schiff, Ben Lerner,
Transtromer, Mackey, Creeley, Brock-Broido, Bob Kaufman,
and a longer list of people who have been dead for quite some time
Movies -- Entirely taken with the work of Leos Carax. Kieslowski,
typically anything criterion. I also think "The Master" is
potentially the greatest American film of the past decade. And in
no particular order, much-loved films from my childhood: Point
Break, anything Tarentino, The Fifth Element, Commando (for the
comedy factor), yes, most things by the Farrelly Brothers, Vampires
(John Carpenter's), anything and everything by Joel and Ethan Coen
, etc, etc. Also, Double Indemnity? And documentaries.
Prose -- Cortazar, Carver, Bataille, Pessoa, Bolano, Barthelme,
Borges, Duras, Isherwood, Coetzee,
Maggie Nelson, Musil, anything Didion, always Kafka, always
Buchner, always, always looking for suggestions.
Music -- Bon Iver, The Walkmen, the Basement Tapes, Granada Doaba
(amazing fusion of flamenco and a beat box), Kendrick, LCD,
Mazarin, Townes Van Zandt, Al Hirt, Al King, Elliot Smith, Drake,
Black Keys, most Jack White projects (actually, scratch "most"),
Broken Bells, Carlos Montoya, MC5, Nina Simone, T Rex, Bud Powell,
Monk, The Clancy Brothers (one of whom is my namesake), Dan
Sartain, Chromatics, The Dirty Projectors, Fela Kuti, Clapton, Gang
of Four, The Felice Brothers, Karen Dalton, The Greenhornes, Father
John Misty, Etta James, Rain Parade, The Kills, The National, The
Meatpuppets, NICK CAVE, Tame Impala, Sharon van Etten, Ray Charles,
that sleigh bells record, the Soledad Brothers. Also, T Bone
Burnett. The War on Drugs.
TV -- anything HBO (Go)