Just read BORN STANDING UP, now going through PRYOR CONVICTIONS.
Any comedy book really. SHANTARAM. CLOUD ATLAS. KAVALIER AND CLAY.
YIDDISH POLICEMAN'S UNION was pretty great too. George Saunders.
Paul Auster. Neal Stephenson. A misspent youth full of Haruki
Murakami, Milan Kundera, Herman Hesse and plenty of other plenty
PARKS AND REC, LOUIE, THE LEAGUE, 30 ROCK over and over and over
again. And then there's THE WIRE. ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT. BSG. FRIDAY
NIGHT LIGHTS. MAD MEN. DOWNTON ABBEY. SPACED.
IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE, OLD SCHOOL, HOUSE OF MIRTH, RUSHMORE etc,
EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, CHILDREN OF MEN, ELECTION, ROSEMARY'S BABY,
CINEMA PARADISO, MIDNIGHT RUN, SHAUN OF THE DEAD...
Musically, all over the map. Generally classics and regular
indieish stuff although not obsessively obscure. PET SOUNDS is my
favorite Sunday morning music. The Rolling Stones over the Beatles
even though I heart the Beatles. Yeasayer. Hot Chip. The Flaming
Lips. Cat Stevens. Beastie Boys. Arcade Fire. The Kills. Kanye.
Bonnie Prince Billy. Goldfrapp. Amon Tobin. Fela. Ratatat. Devandra
Banhart. Tanlines. etc etc etc. I'm buying old comedy records at
Is that eclectic enough to show that I've got great taste that's
genre-spanning and both high and low brow?