these lists are impossible! these things are constantly changing as
i get exposed to new things- but here's an attempt....
Louis de Bernieres. Ann-Marie MacDonald. Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
Tom Robbins- although not as much anymore. Neil Gaiman. Opening Up
has recently replaced The Ethical Slut on the bookshelf. Chomsky.
Dyer. The Walrus is usually a good read. The economist if I feel
like i need to catch up on worldly matters. (print media is
important to me). I haven't been recreationally reading a lot
lately, mostly due to school reading, which is enjoyable but in a
different way. School readin' right now mostly consists of: Butler,
Rogoff, Trinh Min-ha, Deleuze, Spivak, etc etc etc. Right now i'm
taking a (manditory) first year english course that I've somehow
avoided thus far in my 6 year post-secondary career, so i'm reading
lots of poetry. I haven't read any poetry in about 12 years- so
it's kind of refreshing.
motorcycle diaries (just can't get rid of that schoolgirl crush on
Che). city of god. amelie. Also anything by Wes Anderson, or Bill
Murray's more recent stuff especially Broken Flowers. I heart
Huckabees. Amoros Perros, Babel. Dimache a Kigali- because it made
me cry for half an hour. Big Fish. Coffee and Cigarettes.
Documentaries in general. Little Miss Sunshine. Crash. Most things
by Guy Richie (but definitely not all..). Anything with Dame Judi
Dench (how can you not love her? She's a Dame!). Coco avant Chanel.
Pan's Labyrinth. Vicky Christina Barcelona. Soderbergs Che biopic.
I just watched Out of Africa, and now want to travel back in time
due to my crush on 1985 Robert Redford. Helvetica.
my musical taste is too eclectic to get into- but if you've never
heard of Ali Farka Toure, Talib Kweli, or Corb Lund you should go
look them up. Lately while working in the studio its been an odd
mix of mostly conscientious rap and the Cure.
Simon Starling, Egon Schiele, Robert Rauschenberg, Bill Reid, Rene
Lalique, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Brian Jungen, Gijs Bakker, E.J.
Hughes, Gerd Rothman, Nick Bantock, Heidi Schwegler.