Help your potential matches find common interests.
I will not list specifics, as I know that will subsume way more
time than I have to give, and you have to exchange.
Music: BLUES (especially delta ((had the honor of seeing Buddy Guy
in concert one summer, inexplicably brilliant)), Classic Rock, Punk
Cabaret, '70's punk, some grunge, Classical (in particular the
Russian composers), Opera, Cabaret music (encapsulating Kurt Weill,
of course), Tom Waits is paramount to my auditory education, and
Dr. John the Nightripper is supreme. I love New Orleans Jazz, as
well. '80's, '90's and underground hip hop, World Music (I feel
like such a douchebag saying that). If you believe that someone
can't be a fan of The Smiths, Crass, and Nina Simone
simultaneously, we were never meant to be friends. I cannot
emphasize how much Otis Redding possesses my entire soul. Post-Punk
still lingers on an almost-daily playlist for me. Anything Nick
Cave is remotely associated with is something I listen to
compulsively, so that means Crime and the City Solution, as well.
Mark Lanegan is probably my musical obsession, and I've followed
him around the country. I'm still waiting for Boots Riley (The
Coup) to fall in love with me.
Movies: (Will keep this in genres for the formerly presented
reasons) Dark Humor, Foreign, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror (not as much
as before, but still mentionable), Independent, Documentaries, etc.
I will pretty much watch anything if it sounds interesting and
original enough. Gotta say that Jim Jarmusch never ceases to floor
me. David Lynch is a reliable favorite. Cronenberg rarely
disappoints. I've watched A Streetcar Named Desire at least 40
Books: (This would literally take me forever, so I'll just pinpoint
some of my favorite authors, and books if they are removed from
them.) Neil Gaiman, Oscar Wilde, Hunter S. Thompson, Ralph Waldo
Emerson, Chuck Palahniuk, Raymond Carver, Edna St. Vincent Millay,
Kant, Friere, MICHEL FOUCAULT, Schopenhauer, AM Homes, W. S.
Burroughs, Ginsberg, Straub, Toomer, Foster Wallace, CAMUS,
Baldwin, Kafka, Hughes, Toni Morrison, Milan Kundera, Dostoevsky,
Gogol, Nikolai Grozni, Sartre, Tolstoy, Chekov, Lacan, Kristeva,
Bataille, Acker, Zizek, Ronell, Badiou, Baudrillard, Agamben, Jean
Genet, Tom Stoppard, Nabokov, Bakunin, Kropotkin, Nick Cave,
McCarthy, Bataille, Henry Miller (Tropic of Cancer <3),
Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Barthes, Levinas, Beckett, Borges, Ballard,
Kierkegaard, Aurelius, Nietzsche, Marquis de Sade, Baraka, Lord
Byron, Shelley, Goldman, de Cleyre, Spivak, Bhabha, Achebe, Davis,
TENNESSEE WILLIAMS, Hurston, Fanon, Lorde, Deleuze, Debord,
Jameson, Gramsci, Zizek (for the lolz), Diogenes, etc.
Food: Let me start this with the confession that my Mother spent
most of her formative professional years as a well-renown chef
(with a specialty in pastry) in both Philadelphia and California;
consequently, she has bestowed her knowledge, and her talent, unto
me. I have a passion for cooking and baking, and enjoy most
anything aside from seafood (it's a visceral loathing).