Books: Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield, All My Sins Remembered
by Joe Haldeman, Lord of the Rings by Tolkien, DUNE by Frank
Herbert, Somebody's Gotta Say It by Neal Boortz, The Moon Is A
Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein and anything by WEB Griffin,
George R.R. Martin, James Michener, Jerry Pournelle and Larry
I love reading for pleasure but lately I find myself reading and
really enjoying books from economists like F.A. Hayek and Milton
Friedman as well as books from authors that managed to escape
Bolshevism, Communism or other so-called utopias. Stories of
perseverance and determination captivate me.
Movies: Open Range, The Lonesome Dove, Blood Diamond, Million
Dollar Baby, Battlestar Galactica (New Series), Babylon 5, Miami
Heat, The Departed, The Man With No Name Trilogy (Fistful of
Dollars, Few Dollars More, The Good, Bad, and the Ugly), 300!!!,
the Bourne trilogy, Boondock Saints, Kingdom of Heaven, Alien and
Sterling Archer is my spirit guide.
Music: I hate trying to list my music picks, there are just too
many. Instead I will list a few of the albums I keep in my truck.
These are discs that get constant play:
Blackhawk Down - Hans Zimmer
Haunting vocals, great contrast between ethnic and rock. According
to Zimmer, much like the movie, it's score also portrays two
radically different tribes clashing. It does this in spades.
Tool - 'The Holy Gift'
Either you get it or you don't.
Trans Siberian Orchestra - Night Castle
'Believe' and 'Epiphany' both take me to another place but they're
far from the only goo songs on this album!
Gary Moore - Live at Montreux
Recently discovered audible awesomeness. It's an eargasm.
From Beale Street to Oblivion - Clutch
Highway music: max volume, windows down and in the dark baby.
Florence + the Machine - Ceremonials
Surprised? Yeah. Me too. A badass broad and good friend on the east
coast introduced me to this and I'm glad she did.
Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace - Foo Fighters
Send in your skeletons, sing as their bones come marching
Excitable Boy - Warren Zevon The title says it all, his songs tell
a story as all good ones should.
Una mattina - Ludovico Einaudi
CAKE - Comfort Eagle
I want a girl with
Who uses a machete
To cut through red tape
Dangerous Man - Trace Adkins The story of Life from a man's
The Division Bell - Pink Floyd
If you even have to ask...
Food: I love to cook but I rarely do anything other than the basics
unless I want something specific. I love cooking for and with the
person I am close to. This applies especially to (buttermilk)
pancakes. Pancakes aside, I am firmly of the belief that there
aren't many things in life that cannot be improved by the addition
of some sweet potato, avocado or both!
Spicy foods are awesome be it Indian, Thai or Mex. Bring on the
flavor of pain.
I once won a chili cookoff at work with a Dark Chocolate Bourbon
Pecan Pie. Credit goes (where it is due!) to a friend for the
recipe and to my mother for teaching me how to make a proper pie