Books: David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest took me two years to
read. Best thing I ever read.
Next time I read Middlemarch, I'll use a pencil to underline
Neal Stephenson - Quicksilver, another big book which is taking a
long time to read.
Gödel, Escher, Bach.
Spiritual stuff by
Walter Wink on non-violence.
Music: Bluegrass, baroque, blues, big band. If it begins with b I
like it? I recently discovered Hildgard von Bingen (1098- 1179,
check her out on Pandora)
But no autotune please.
I most enjoy music made by friends. I like local talent in
My son does standup as a hobby. My grandson acts and is amazingly
Foods: I'm adventuresome with food, but I always order Palak Paneer
at Indian restaurants. Favorite foods: pickled herring, fresh tuna,
sweet basil (but not all at the same time)
Movies: I have a huge list of favorites. I like to recommend them
to friends and strangers too.
Generally I follow certain actors: Van Heflin, William Powell,
Vincent D'onofrio, Mat Damon, George Cloony, River Phoenix, Edward
Norton, Toby Jones, Aamir Khan, Philip Seymour Hoffman ... I'll add
to this list as names come to mind. So far I'm more attracted to
actors, and actresses, less so. Not everything the listed actors
have done has been good. They have clunkers, some more than
Directors: Kurosawa, Campion, Ashby
Favorite dujour: Painted Veil, Secretary, The Whole Wide World, The
Hudsucker Proxy, The Lives of Others. I recently revisited Breaking
Away which has stood the test of time.
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Television - Homicide, Firefly, Deadwood, Sherlock, Slings and
Arrows, MiddleMarch (Well done as PBS series), The Americans,