My degree is in media. So, uh: I consume a lot of media. But these
have been recurring themes in my life over the last decade:
Film: Oh, I suppose I have to say Pirates of the Caribbean. Rather
embarrassingly, I think I can still just about recite the entire
film from memory off the top of my head. Including musical
interludes during the action sequences. (Yeah. That was a
productive summer, that was, learning to do that.) I also like
things like Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Departed and
Nightmare Before Christmas and Saw (but only the first one). I
generally like big, epic, adventure films or films that are
psychological thriller types, the ones that get under your skin.
Right now I am digging Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes films. I
suppose I should add fantasy-historical as a genre I like. Or maybe
films. If you know of anything that might fit under that heading,
recommendations are more than accepted and encouraged.
Show: Arrested Development, Friends, Frasier, True Blood, Top Gear,
Horizon, QI, Jeeves and Wooster, Sherlock Holmes (1985 Jeremy Brett
version), Gilmore Girls, 21 Jump Street, Project Runway, Good Eats,
Burn Notice, Supernatural, The Simpsons, Stargate Atlantis. I also
have a lot of love for old school American television like Taxi,
The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Odd Couple,
Welcome Back Kotter, I Love Lucy, etc.
And, man, if you can find a common theme in that list, I would love
to know it.
Music: Radiohead. Radiohead is the ultimate answer. Radiohead is
42. If someone stuck me on an island and told me I could only
listen to one band for the rest of my life, I'd be perfectly happy
with that. Otherwise, I'm stuck more in the sixties and seventies.
Pink Floyd, T-Rex, Bowie, The Kinks, Beatles, Janis Joplin, Bob
Dylan etc. Or really cheesy 80s bands, like Duran Duran and The
Cure. You can never go wrong with the Pixies. Lately I've been
listening to old school techno. I don't know why.
Books (more like writers): Jack Kerouac, Richard Siken, Naomi
Klein, Harold Pinter, Michel Foucault, Jane Austen, T.S. Eliot,
Arthur Conan Doyle, Friedrich Nietzsche, P.G. Wodehouse, that
Shakespeare dude, Augusten Burroughs, JK Rowling, Maureen Orth,
George Orwell, Tim O'Brien, Edgar Allen Poe, James Joyce, Stephen
Crane, Suzan Lori Parks, Richard Lovelace, F. Scott Fitzgerald,
William Faulkner, e.e. cummings, Samuel Beckett, H.D. Thoreau. I
also really love (auto)biographies and a wealth of
Food: Well, I'm American, so cheeseburgers are pretty fabulous.
Uhm. Red Bull? I drink a lot of Red Bull. That's another thing
someone usually first notices about me, at least on repeated
viewing. Is she carrying a Red Bull can? Yes she is. I like
adventuresome food. I like trying new things, from basic pub food
to monkey brains.