To Listen/ sing:
CBC Radio Wiretap, books on ipod on long drives (this is the only
time i consume fiction), The Moth Podcast, Slate Gabfest, medieval
chant, Buena Vista Social Club, Decemberists, Magnetic Fields,
shape note singing, modal vocal music, the Roches, Pandora Radio,
NPR, Beck, Disco, Funk, Nina Simone, salsa (the music more so than,
but not instead of, the condiment), whatever slightly edgy,
ambient, melancholic, clever rock is currently playing. Aretha. LCD
Sound System, Efterklang, Dirty Projectors, Nick Lowe.
To watch: Twin Peaks the TV show, X-Men (I favor Beast: "Our safety
is in our speed..."- Ralph Waldo Emerson), Todd Solondz, Freaks and
Geeks, Muppets, La Strada, Le Bal, Coen Brothers, great
documentaries, Woody Allen,The Secretary, The Passion of Joan of
Arc, Me and You and Everyone We Know, Triplettes of Belleville, Ken
Russell films, Lars , Wes, Roman Polanski, South Park, Summer
Heights High, Dr. Katz, Profesional Therapist; Home Movies; Daria;
Learning to Talk Turkey; American Beauty; Amores Perros; Y tu Mama,
To read/ hear read aloud: Davids Sedaris and Rakoff, Middlesex, The
Marriage Plot, In Search of Respect:Selling Crack in el Barrio, The
Words to Say it, Freud, Augustine's Confessions, Diary of a Madman
(Gogol- Read it and WEEP from hilarity and sadness.), Spotnitz,
Gladwell, Victor Frankel, existentialist lit and therapy
philosophy; Slate Culture podcasts, Rumi.
To eat: whole fish, raw oysters, urchin, green vegetables, red
meat, raw fish, anything Vietnamese, spicy, with herbs, fresh,
exotic, precious, simple, octopus, a lobster for 3 hours. Lean
protein and leafy greens; usually use chopsticks; not into sweets.
Keep it healthy.