These are just things off the top of my head. I'm always open to
Films: Love Me Tonight, Gods & Monsters, Sullivan’s Travels,
Wrestling With Ernest Hemingway, Some Like It Hot, Arsenic And Old
Lace, Casablanca, A Bronx Tale, The Sopranos, Triplets of
Belleville, Breaking Bad...
Dramatists: Buechner, O'Neill, Pinter, Tennessee, Charles Ludlum,
Dennis Potter, Vince Gilligan...
Books: Me, Cheetah!, In The Garden of The Beast, Shantaram!, A
Sport, A Pastime, anything by Erich Marie Remarque, Penelope
Fitzgerald, or Gil Rogin... but mostly a ton of non-fiction...
Howard Zinn, Kuznick & Stone, I Heard You Paint
Music: Swing to Bop - Charlie "Yardbird" Parker - the greatest
artist of the 20th century!, Sidney Bechet, Louis, Duke, the Count,
Prez, Bean, Hawk, Trane, Miles, Newk, Zoot, Jimmy Rowles, Tommy
Flanagan... Django, Lady Day, Ray Charles, Dakota Staton, Little
Jimmie Scott, James Taylor...the Great American Songbook, and not
just jazz, but lots of classical too...
Food: Simple, fresh food - nothing too pretentious - unless someone
else is cooking it! Essentially a Mediterranean diet, lots of fish
and green veggies. However, I still gotta chomp down on some poor
dead animal (not just a fish) every six months or so.