books i've read and which have stuck with me: the road, ishmael,
the unbearable lightness of being, the fountainhead
books i began but, alas, couldn't finish due to 8th grade reading
level: blood meridian, the brothers karamazov
The last book I read that made me think about the world in a
different way was White Noise.
The last book I bought at the book store (in dead tree form) was
Infinite Jest and readily admit there's no way in hell i'm ever
going to finish it [via the over 9000 pages theorem].
I find philosophy (like the kind you read your first semester in
college) fascinating. Wittgenstein is cool.
movies: blade runner, raiders of the lost ark, all the real girls,
ghostbusters, close encounters of the third kind, the assassination
of jesse james by the coward robert ford, inglourious basterds, wet
hot american summer. Every time I find a new analysis, I usually
appreciate Kubrick more. In particular I really like Eyes Wide
Shut. love modern westerns and mumblecore. Think Tarantino is
probably the greatest American filmmaker working at the moment. I'm
looking forward to Upstream Color.
The last great movie I saw was Spring Breakers. Don't believe how
bad the trailers make it look -- it's seriously this year's Fight
tv: i know i'm supposed to say i don't own a tv, but i do and it's
a vulgar, towering display of A/V... swear i only watch high brow
fare in moderation! really like mad men, archer, the wire, the
sopranos, game of thrones, girls, twin peaks. Portlandia! In middle
school, The State left an indelible impression on me resulting in
an admittedly strange sense of humor.
music: memory tapes, cold cave, blonde redhead, tangerine dream,
vangelis, crystal castles, joy division, pearl jam (and basically
everything else that was playing on the radio while i was in high
school), neko case, magnetic fields, the new pornographers, the
wrens, neutral milk hotel, GUIDED BY VOICES, bat for lashes, mount
eerie, robin, cat power, the hold steady, the smiths, wild nothing.
depeche mode, new order, echo and the bunnymen. Have recently
decided that my new favorite genre is post rock. If it was 1989
just imagine how impressed you'd be with my avant garde
food: i was vegetarian for ten years but these days i'm learning to
cook things with faces, or at least wings. i estimate that during
roughly half of my cooking adventures something terrible happens.
when i'm not finding new ways to humble/poison myself in the
kitchen i like thai food and sandwiches. (don't) ask me about my
meatballs. It's probably better if you just feed me yourself.