i moved back to chicago a few months ago after living in paris for the past few years. i am still getting used to not being the loudest person in the room.
i hate exercising on purpose.
i change my hair color a lot.
e.e. cummings. anaïs nin. the book of laughter and forgetting. danny the champion of the world. franny and zooey. harry potter. just kids. this side of paradise. a heartbreaking work of staggering genius. valley of the dolls. a moveable feast. godard on godard.
arrested development. 30 rock. broad city. the wire. party down. louie. tim & eric. portlandia. community. parks and rec. peep show. game of thrones. the adventures of pete & pete. the office (uk). breaking bad. walking dead. lots of bbc/channel 4... i am a big fan of the teevee.
i gravitate toward stylish, auteur-y stuff and cult-films, but here's a random list of movies i really love.... baisers volés. a woman is a woman. pierrot le fou. le mepris. the royal tenenbaums. sweet movie. sedmikrásky. keoma. bird with the crystal plumage. phantom of the paradise. harold and maude. mommy dearest. dressed to kill. persona. the enigma of kaspar hauser. the bad seed. in the mood for love. chungking express. beyond the valley of the dolls. the vengeance trilogy. battle royale. what time is it there? the beaver trilogy. withnail & i. the birds. his girl friday. kicking & screaming. stuart saves his family. groundhog day. what about bob? scrooged. lost in translation. elf. national lampoon's christmas vacation. grey gardens. bigger than life. dolls. from beyond. rom coms. dude-movies. bill murray movies. frances ha. forever-love for godard, wes anderson, scorsese, truffaut, herzog, chantal akerman, stan brakhage, straub-huillet, howard hawks, almodóvar, hitchcock, kurosawa, bergman, michel gondry, coen bros, sofia coppola, early hal ashby, jim jarmusch..... i could do this all day...
the kinks. the rolling stones. magnetic fields. david bowie. joy division. new order. eno. talking heads. the beach boys. television. nick drake. bob dylan. patti smith. harry nilsson. the zombies. the left banke. love. donovan. fleetwood mac. the jesus and mary chain. the shagri-las. velvet underground. nico. lou reed. galaxie 500. my bloody valentine. slowdive. spacemen 3. simon & garfunkle/paul simon. the white stripes. yé-yé/60s french pop. sparks. beirut. jens lekman. bon iver. joanna newsom. wooden shjips. little teeth. devendra banhart. fuck buttons. yeah yeah yeahs. king khan & the shrines/bbq show. ariel pink. tune-yards. waxahatchee. angel olsen. mutual benefit. ponytail. lightning bolt. pattern is movement. daniel francis doyle. grizzly bear. jay reatard. fucked up. folklore. eskimeaux. told slant. frankie cosmos. girlpool. dan deacon. van dyke parks. grimes. zola jesus. ssion. spank rock. jay-z. kanye. mos def. das racist. kendrik lamar. frank ocean. ofwgkta. nicki minaj. ludacris. childish gambino. the internet. rilo kiley. jenny lewis. deathcab for cutie. saves the day. wilco. the new pornographers. yo la tengo. guided by voices. owen. joan of arc. bikini kill. sleater-kinney. most riot grrrl bands. the get-up kids. dismemberment plan. hermit thrushes. power animal. i really like outlaw country, but i dislike popular country. the 'beverly hills cop' soundtrack is pretty sweet.... this list is longer than "movies"....
phở. crêpes sucrés et salés. good cheese. croissants. breakfast. burritos. (surprisingly, though, not a huge fan of breakfast-burritos.) tamales. pizza. baguettes from aki boulanger or eric kayser. also, everything.
the peppermint twist.
i sang on a record once. i'm not a great singer, but that was pretty neat... it exists on vinyl and probably on the internets somewhere.
there's a romantic buried deep underneath all those layers of sarcasm and irony.
you are jens lekman.