oh christ...this question. ummmm. Favourite books is kinda easy. I
love Hemingway, James Joyce, Arthur Rimbaud. Baudelaire and De
Quincy, James Baldwin, Yukio Mishima, Chester Himes, Arthur Miller
(you dirty dog you). But i dig most on my beat poets and writers.
Kerouac, Ginsberg, Burroughs, Corso. That kind of thing. I love
e.e.cummings to recite. And comics...I read A LOT of comics.
I will watch any movie once, and then as many times as i want if
its good; Brick was a brilliant film, any muppets movie, although I
prefer the first one, the new one was brilliant. Lot of great
English cinema happening at the moment, films like dead man walking
and submarine, this is England. And I love Australian cinema, most
any film made in Australia. Autoluminescent: the Rowland S Howard
doco (actually I watch a fuckload of documentaries nowadays
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!) And I love Doctor Who, and I am okay with
that. I dig Harold and Maude, Network, Twin Peaks (anything Lynch)
and the work of Wes Anderson.
My music taste it pretty broad, Everything from American 1930 -
1950's blues. Jazz (the bop era, Davis, Mingus, Coltrane &
Monk) Bob Dylan and David Peel and the Holy Modal Rounders. Tom
Waits and the Stooges and Nick Cave and The bad
seeds/grinderman/the birthday party, Rowland S Howard is my hero.
The scientists, the triffids. lets just say anything from the
seventies and eighties Australian punk scene.
And Paul Kelly. Always Paul Kelly.
I could on like this for days.