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Books: Tolkien, Jane Austen, Dostoyevsky, Douglas Adams, John
Dominic Crossan, Thich Nhat Hanh, Cervantes, Don Martin. I used to
read voraciously as a kid, but I read less so now, mainly because
most of my spare time is taken up with musical activities. When I
do read, it's mostly non-fiction these days.
Movies: This is Spinal Tap (natch), Wings of Desire, Bullets Over
Broadway, Gosford Park, Shattered Glass, Amadeus, Round Midnight,
Waiting for Guffman, Office Space, Bowfinger (this one has gained
me some ridicule, but I unashamedly proclaim it to be awesome),
Blue Valentine (despite being one of the more painful
movie-watching experiences of my life), and Groundhog Day.
I don't watch TV much these days. My favorite TV show is probably
the Office (when Steve Carell was still on it). Other past
favorites include Flight of the Conchords, Seinfeld, and Monty
Python's Flying Circus. I also like Curb Your Enthusiasm and
Music: A lot of older stuff--jazz, blues, rock, soul/funk/R&B.
I haven't paid too close attention to pop music of the last 20
years or so, which is a bit embarrassing, but not quite enough for
me to start listening to top 40 radio. Some of my favorites are
Otis Redding, Van Morrison, Clifford Brown, Mississippi John Hurt,
Sonny Rollins, and John Coltrane.
I've been mostly a vegetarian for about four years. The only time I
eat fish is occasionally with sushi, which is probably my favorite
food. I love all sorts of food--Mexican, Thai, Vietnamese, Indian,
Italian, German, Ethiopian, Chinese, etc.