Big into public/community radio. Produced a daily show at WBEZ in
Chicago in the mid-90s and then spent a lot of time at Radio Free
Allston when it was broadcasting from Herrell’s. Crazy for Radio
Lab, This American Life, the Moth plus Morning Edition, Boston
Public Radio and Democracy Now for news and politics. Inspired by
Joe Frank and Ken Nordine.
Newspapers (Globe, Dot Reporter, Dig, NYT), magazines (New Yorker,
Dwell), blogs (The Atlantic CityLab, Tiny Life, Blue Mass Group,
Velvet Blue) and FB links occupy my time more than novels or
nonfiction these days. Exceptions are graphic novels (Hyperbole and
a Half, Persepolis, Fun Home). I long for time to get lost in a
great book. A few of my old favorites include Bean Trees, Great
Gatsby, Unbearable Lightness of Being. Periodically pick up Moby
I’d rather be snuggling with my sweetheart, out on the town or
talking on the phone than watching T.V. That said, I’ve been
binging on Portlandia. Also like Louie, Girls, Daily Show,
Love movies, esp. oldies, indies and documentaries. I really dug
Searching for Sugarman and Finding Vivian Maier. Rear Window, Annie
Hall, The Graduate, Rushmore, Lost in Translation, Grey Gardens, Me
and You and Everyone We Know, Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Wings
of Desire are just a few of my all-time favs.
Can’t live without music. And I love to hear it live, esp.
roots/alt country/bluegrass: Eilen Jewell, Session Americana,
Lowell Folk Fest. I try not to miss Sunday Morning Country on ‘ZBC.
Also into most stuff from the ‘60s: everything from the Beatles to
Motown, Love to the Stooges, Nina Simone to Simon and Garfunkel,
Burt Bacharach to Herbie Hancock. Plus Bach (when in the right
mood), Leonard Cohen, Black Keys, White Stripes, Broken Bells,
Rodriguez, Ry Cooder, Latin/Afro Cuban/Brazilian, etc., etc.
I’m a pescetarian and a carb-aholic. Trying, but not always
succeeding, to curb the carbs and eat a bit healthier these days.
I’m into breakfast, fish and some seafood, sushi, well prepared
veggies, fruit, hole-in-the wall Mexican, upscale Vietnamese.