a) I don't seem to read a lot, but I find out that I'm well-read.
Something Wicked This Way Comes is my favorite childhood book. I
really enjoy some modern classics like Catch-22, and I have more
recently read a lot of Vonnegut. More recently, I've gotten into
more human experience books like Last Exit to Brooklyn and the
Razor's Edge, as well as Trout Fishing In America. Kon-Tiki was the
last book I really read. I also read tons of non-fiction books
about the machinations that make up the world we live in.
b) Lawrence of Arabia is my favorite movie and I have watched it
twice in one day (about 8 hours). The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly,
Pulp Fiction, A River Runs Through It, Slap Shot are all great
movies. I love epic movies, but I like to watch a good comedy more
often than not. Horror flicks are boring except for The Thing which
is badass. I like being surprised.
c) Most of my experience is rock growing up from Led Zeppelin on up
through post-grunge. My first cd was The Offspring: Americana. I
love Queens of the Stone Age and Bush best. I've recently gone
through folk/old western phases while living with Greenfest. I'm
exploring euro-club dance techno. R&B all sounds the same to
me. Modern country is only dull rock chords with southern accents
and a steel guitar/fiddle in the background. Since coming south, I
have developed an intense dislike of "Dirty South" rap. My favorite
song of all-time is "Sundown"
by Gordon Lightfoot. If
you don't like Jamiroquai's Virtual Insanity video (and the hat,
too!), you have some unresolved issues. I don't know any current
bands and I don't really go to shows. Unless you invite me. I'll go
anywhere I'm invited. I think it's in response to the many years
that I was never invited to anything.
d) If you make food, I'll eat it and like it - I promise - and I
cook, too. Craft beer is overall my favorite thing these days.