books: most of what the books ive been reading the past few months
have been alternative comics. a lot of straightforward fiction
bores the hell out of me but im really stuck on william s.
burroughs, henry miller, charles bukowski, ee cummings, charles
forte, john hodgman, h.p. lovecraft, robert anton wilson, carl
i also really like terribly in-depth non-fiction, science journals,
nature guides and collections of paranormal case studies (as for
the last one, i dont believe in visitors from outer space or sea
monsters. i just like to think about what people actually saw or
the leaps of fancy peoples unconscious minds take when faced with
something unfamiliar; fiction is fun).
movies: psychological horror, comedies heavy on the dick jokes,
documentaries, anything pretty-looking or conceptually challenging.
anything thats not a outright romantic comedy. i really like david
lynch, frank henenloter, alejandro jodorowski, david cronenberg,
akira kurosawa, paul verhoeven, harmony korine, werner herzog and
also, i guess its kind of lame to say that i have stacks of awful
80s horror-themed anime on vhs but i do. if it says 'intense
graphic violence' on the back, im a sucker.
i also waste a lot of time on the xfiles, arrested development,
star trek: the next generation and twin peaks. also, i know way,
way, way too much about star wars.
i guess all of this means ill pretty much watch anything.
music: i like all music except contemporary country/pop and some
radio rap. specifically, i like doom/drone metal, sad acoustic
singers, psychedelic electronica, hiphop about actual topics and
really anything that sounds weird.
even more specifically, here is a huge list of what ive been
listening to lately (in alphabetical order) that you will never
read: acid bath, aesop rock, antony and the johnsons, argentinum
astrum, atari teenage riot, beak>, beck, birchville cat motel,
the black angels, black moth super rainbow, black sabbath, bob
dylan, bonnie "prince billy", boris, bright eyes, butthole surfers,
cannibal ox, charles manson, crass, cursive, dalek, danielson
famile, the dead c, deadboy and the elephant men, electric wizard,
elliott smith, el-p, the get up kids, godspeed you black emperor,
the good life, khanate, loops haunt, madvillain, the mars volta, mc
paul barman, the microphones, mike patton, the mountain goats, my
bloody valentine, nick cave and the bad seeds, the notorious big,
parenthetical girls, pelican, portishead, quasimoto, shrine
builder, sleep, spacemen 3, sunn0)), swans, tom waits, tricky,
white zombie, why?, wolf eyes, woody guthrie, xiu xiu.
oh, and a whole lot of npr. radiolab, in particular.
food: anything once i put sriracha on it.
honestly, my favorite thing on earth is to have people over to
listen to or play music or watch movies and to cook for them.
nothing in my life looks as good as an empty sauce pan soaking in