(A) Books: David Foster Wallace
William Gibson. Haruki Murakami. I also read a lot of journal
articles. The last book I really liked was The Gone-Away
(B) Movies: Donnie Darko
On the TV, Twin Peaks and Buffy have probably been my favorite
series. I think Buffy is best when watched with the assumption that
the main character is schizophrenic, and the show chronicles the
evolution of her delusions. There's no other way to explain the
rapidity with which broken windows, doors, and furniture are
repaired, let alone the lack of civic outcry in response to an
absurdly high murder rate.
(C) My favorite bands include: agalloch
, the angelic process
, the gault
, in the woods...
, negura bunget
, red sparowes
, sunn O)))
, and wolves in the throne
. I'm passionate about music, but I gave up on evangelism
years ago. With regards to other people's music, I get along well
with post-rock, electronica, and industrial. VNV Nation is my
favorite dance music.
I prefer music without intelligible lyrics. It's been my experience
that bands are rarely good at composing music, playing instruments,
and writing poetry. Two out of three is good enough for me, but I
don't want to be irritated by insipid lyrics.
(D) Foods: I eat an indecent amount of yogurt, muesli, and
steel-cut oatmeal. And blueberries by the pint, when they're in
season. I have soft spot for pickled and smoked fish. When dining
out, I prefer spicy foods. I don't cook meat.
(Q) Web Comics: SMBC and XKCD.
(Z) Things that other people seem to like but I've never really
understood: travel, The Master and Margarita, baseball, the
hippity-hop, shopping, buskers in the subway.