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 short
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, daft punk, animal
collective, tori amos, 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).
Murakami who kind of does his own thing. i also really love history
books, my favorite being Ideas by Peter Watson, and historical
fiction, ie Siddhartha (Hermen Hesse).
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 suppose it is
only fair to admit that i also like cheesy romance movies, like
great expectations (new one), in the mood for love, bridget jones's
diary, etc. i also like star wars, like, a LOT.
also pootie tang.
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.