Help your potential matches find common interests.
This will most likely be outdated.
Artists: David LaChappelle, Ellen von Unwerth, Erwin Olaf, Gregory
Crewdson, Marilyn Minter, Caravaggio, Jeff Koons, Matthew Barney,
Mark Rothko, Odd Nerdrum, Masamune Shirow
Books: Most any by Dave Eggers, Haruki Murakami, David Sedaris,
Chuck Palahniuk, Hunter S. Thompson, Christopher Moore, Neil
Gaiman, Kurt Vonnegut, J G Ballard, Nicholson Baker, Roald Dahl
(child and adult works). Was a big sci-fi reader with the big
three: Asimov, Clarke, Heinlein. William Gibson, Orson Scott Card.
Jeff Noon is the psychedelic frosting on the literary cake with
Vurt. Favorite title is probably The Unbearable Lightness
of Being. Plenty of non-fiction, usually dealing with
psychology, sociology, sexuality, economics, and mental health. I
recently read The Road, and it just killed me--someone got the
bleak loneliness of the apocalypse right.
Movies: Too many. Let's try directors: David Fincher, Terry
Gilliam, Christopher Nolan, Spike Jonze, Michel Gondry, the Coens,
Zach Snyder, Ang Lee, Wong Kar-wai, Akira Kurosawa, Miyazaki,
Satoshi Kon. I've missed a lot.
I will watch movies purely for the explosions.
On the mini-screen: Six Feet Under, Dexter, Battlestar, and The
Venture Bros are about it. I probably should get into True Blood,
Lost, and Fringe. I like sci-fi alot. Quite a bit of good anime
too, tho I've fallen out of touch with it. Anyone up for a catchup
Musicwise: Foo Fighter's "Everlong" is my favorite song. The video
kills me every time I see it. Rock is always high in the list
(modern, classic, punk, whatever)--especially with guitar or drums
I can play to. Female-fronted rock bands tend to be more favored.
House, electronica, east coast rap (circa Native Tongues era),
violins and strings. Darker stuff at the right times and spaces.
Hell, I listen to practically anything. But I don't follow music
much, so I rely a lot on the musically-minded friends to keep my
taste from being as terrible. Oh, and no top 40 rap/r&b please;
I grew up on the stuff for eighteen years and I'm quite over
it--except in clubs with white folks, because it's only fun
Foods: Anything. And bacon.