Help your potential matches find common interests.
god, over the years this particular box has gotten a little long
and out of hand, so for those of you who want the tl;dr
carl sagan, tina fey, neutral milk hotel, spicy food, say
for those who like long lists or are just kind of bored, BEHOLD!
the long version:
there is too much lovely music in the world to list it in a little
box. a non-comprehensive though fairly representative cross section
would be neutral milk hotel, the rolling stones, lcd soundsystem,
talking heads, animal collective, black sabbath, joanna newsom, and
willie nelson. i also really like pretty icelandic stuff. and noisy
japanese stuff. and almost everything that was on the radio when i
was in high school.
as for books, i like magical realism ie Midnight's Children (Salman
Rushei), classic sci-fi (Phillip K. Dick, William Gibson, etc),
philosophical/historical fiction (Hesse, Thoreau, Dostoyevsky).
Murakami who kind of does his own thing. i also really love history
books, my favorite being Ideas by Peter Watson.
movies: i like blade runner and other gritty, classic sci-fi
movies.i like awesome 90's coming of age movies like pump up the
volume, reality bites, and most of all say anything. and historical
epics like lawrence of arabia and doctor zhivago. i love the coen
brothers, but so does everyone. i love early wes anderson but i
think he kind of got stuck doing the same thing lately. i also like
star wars, like, a LOT.
video games: i like, creative, artsy, thought-provoking video
games. because of our entrenched societal gender roles you probably
don't, and probably doubt that they exist. but they do! and they
are a very powerful form of expression in my opinion.
food: i like to cook thai food, home made spaghetti sauce, and
vegan chili. i tend to be drawn to strong flavors like chili,
garlic, citrus, salt, and glutamate, but i am really blown away
when i discover a mild tasting food that still begs to be noticed,
like the tomato soup i once had a chez panisse. i love the perfect
pairings of textures and flavors, like crispy sesame crackers with
strong blue cheese and fresh blackberries. i love all manor of
alcoholic drinks, but especially peaty scotch, oaky wine, and
i have a secret way of making bacon that will change your life.