Music: X Ray Spex, Talking Heads, Nina Simone, The Coup, The Slits,
Janelle Monae, David Bowie, Wilco, Fela Kuti, the Cure, Antony and
the Johnsons, Tom Waits, Neutral Milk Hotel, Bruce, Brute Heart,
MIA, Slint, The Gits, Low, Public Enemy, X, TMBG, Dolly Parton, Joy
Division, Shellac, Neil Young, Talib Kweli, the Kinks, Tribe Called
Quest, Ethiopiques, Pixies, Black Heart Procession, K'Naan, Willie
Nelson, Billy Bragg, Regina Spektor, the only good song by the
Highwaymen...and tons more. I love music.
Books: When I was a kid, I wished there was a special version of
that show "Supermarket Sweep" that was set in a book store, so you
could take home as many books as you could fit in a cart. I still
think this is an excellent idea, and still read constantly. I am a
lover of words and stories, the smell of books and the positions
one contorts into to snuggle up with a big book in bed. I have a
billion favorite books and would love to talk about them.
Recently read: tiny beautiful things--cheryl strayed; why be happy
when you can be normal?--jeannette winterson; flight--sherman
alexie; let the great world spin--colum mccann; the
dispossessed--ursula leguin; yiddish policeman's union--michael
chabon; far from the tree--andrew solomon; a tale for the time
being--ruth ozeki...want a recommendation?
Podcasts: This American Life, The Bugle (if you're not familiar
look it up!), Fresh Air, Radio Lab except I feel torn since the
horrible Hmong story that they fucked up, Nerdist except when it's
too narcissistic, Stuff You Should Know.
Movies: Badlands, Human Highway, Killer of Sheep, My Life Without
Me, Murderball, Princess and the Warrior, Say Anything, City of
God, King of Kong and, for some inexplicable reason, School of Rock
really cheers me up when I'm sad....
shows: not really.
Food: Thai and Ethiopian above all others, Vietnamese, Somali,
Chinese, Indian, Hmong.