"The Gay Science" (Nietzsche, F.) and "Scar Tissue" (Kiedis, A.)
were probably the most influential texts on the development of my
young psyche. The result is not as scary as you might think, but I
like to think it makes me really fucking cool in really unique
The bulk of my reading these days centers around my philosophical
research, which focuses on what I call "German Neo-Hellenism," a
philosophical lineage running from Pre-Socratics like Herakleitos,
through Nietzsche and Heidegger, and into contemporary scholars
like Babette Babich, David Krell, and Iain Thomson.
(If you think that makes me sound like a pretentious douchebag,
you're right. But I'm not, so we'll probably get along well : )
I always liked Salvatore and Tolkien as a child, but my own novel
attempts (and, occasionally, even fails) to cast fantasy fiction in
a more mature light. The restoration of magic, songs, demons, and
art to my audience in the so-called "real" world should not be
contingent on marketable pretenses of what's safe or established;
on such conditions it could not even be realized. I also hope to
improve on the genre-wide epidemic of lazy poetry.
COMICS ARE BOOKS!!! Calvin and Hobbes, Bloom County, and The
I like films that have a smaterring of action, but are really
focused on good characters and psychological intricacy. Think Pulp
Fiction, The Last Samurai, Leon the Professional, and of course,
I'm kind of a pagan metal Mal Reynolds : )
I LOVE anything featuring Dax Riggs. Let's just start from
For most of my life, I mostly listened to heavy metal - frankly, I
was inspired by the church burnings in Oslo, and for a long time
the music helped me to bond poetically with radically pagan
developments in my young ethos. A few years ago, I opened my mind
and my ears to everything, and that's been a blessing and a trip to
have experienced. I've been turned on to rap, math prog, harsh
noise, trip-hop, and whatever more listenable stuff you want to
play for me.
Somewhere along the line, I started living on quesadillas and
sushi. I'm a mean chef, but this limited selection has yet to bore
me. Go figure.
I'll usually try food from any country that I haven't, and from
most countries that I have. Getting down with eats from across the
globe has been a unique pleasure since moving to the city.