Yikes. Most of my reading is currently done online, or in
university textbooks. However, I love to read novels aloud when
someone likes to listen. (*wink! wink!*) The stories I most like to
read ...are about hope, triumph over tribulation, and are infused
with humour and visual flavour. Thus, J.R.R. Tolkien's epic saga,
The Silmarillion, is probably my favourite novel.
(Time to change that dial again:
I couldn't live without music --Really. I've been a musician all my
life, and have recorded with local musicians on over ten studio
albums since 2005. I've got eclectic tastes: funk, R & B, jazz,
hard rock, folk, classical, or a fusion of any of those. I am a
drummer / percussionist, so the rhythm of a song usually connects
with me just as much as harmony & arrangements.
A few bands / artists that stand out to me (but you may never have
heard of) are: Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, Goat Rodeo (wow!),
Alex Cuba, Fishbone, Chic Gamine, Dan Mangan, Hey Rosetta!, Wide
Mouth Mason, Flight of the Concords, Jake Thackery, Radney Foster,
Mr. Something Something, King's X, The Duhks, Jesse Cook, Elizabeth
Shepherd Trio, Coco Love Alcorn, ...oh, and U2, Adele, Miles Davis,
Oscar Peterson, Tom Waits, Alicia Keys, Lenny Kravitz, and Amy
I can cook, but I'm always learning more. I have some awesome cooks
in my family, and I have done quite a bit of traveling &
experiencing different cultures, so I'm adventurous: I'll try
almost any food at least once.
I like films that make me laugh, cry, & long for love; give me
hope, urge me to fight injustice or take on a new perspective, and
somehow leave me feeling "changed" while the credits roll.
Favourites include: ...Solaris, Aliens, Schindler's List, Couching
Tiger Hidden Dragon,The Shawshank Redemption, Saving Private Ryan,
Blackhawk Down, Braveheart, Fight Club, The Manchurian Candidate,
Bridesmaids, Dumb 'n Dumber, Elf, Tommy Boy, 50 First Dates, Lord
of the Rings trilogy, Star Wars (the originals), Run Lola Run, the
new James Bond films, The Dark Knight, etc., etc., etc..
I don't have much time to watch right now, but when I do, I'll get
caught up on seasons of Justified, Fringe, Dexter, Community, The
Walking Dead, & Game of Thrones. I like smart, funny, dramatic,
intense and sci-fi shows. (Reality TV isn't my thing.) More of my
favourites are / were 30 Rock, Arrested Development, Modern Family,
Seinfeld, 24, Alias, Firefly, Lost, Criminal Minds, Battlestar
Galactica, The Simpsons, The Three Stooges (especially the ones
with Curly), and The Flintstones.
I have travelled by car throughout most of Canada & much of the
U.S.A. I've been to Israel, Mexico, Hawaii, Thailand, Burma,
Indonesia, Malaysia, Korea, Philippines, Jamaica, France, &
Switzerland. I love travel - especially warm vacations.