Favorite books? Well, you wouldn't have heard of them! Non-fiction
technical stuff, though for some light topical fare, I just
finished "The End of Cheap CHina" and I'm on to "Lee Kuan Yew: The
Grand Master’s Insights on China, the United States, and the
World". (Seem to have a China thing going on for some
Music? I'll listen to anything as long as it's good! Try this crazy
guy: "რობი / Outsider - ლოკავს". No idea what language he's singing
in. Georgian maybe? Or these guys: Sun Hop Fat's "Kasaleftkut
Hulu". Locals! PJ Harvey, Link Wray, The Drifters, Chris Joss,
Carla Bley, Nick Cave, Dollar Brand, Eliades Ochoa, Soul Coughing,
Mary Lou Wiliams, Steve Reich. Tons of stuff. Check out youtube for
Saint Privat's "Une, Deux, Trois", Ane Brun's "Do you Remember",
Selah Sue's rendition of "No Sunshine", this crazy guy: Irakli
Charkviani "Zgvas gavxar" and "Menatraba", "Sun in the Sand" by
Hussein El Masry, or for a laugh, try DJ Roz's "Beatles vs.
Metallica - when I saw sandman standing there" (sure to make you
smile. I like a little variety!)
I don't watch much tv, and I'm picky about movies. I'm more likely
to watch the Daily Show, Colbert Report, or Frontline than Fox
News, though I sometimes listen to AM talk radio.
Food? I love to eat! One of life's simple (or sometimes not so
simple!) pleasures. Anything as long as it's good. I don't eat very
much fast food though I'll eat a burrito from a good "roach coach"
or tacqueria. I enjoy a fancy meal shared with friends, though I
generally eat simply when dining alone.
For some reason, a lot of ladies were asking me about drinking, so
I figured I'd touch on that delicate subject! I drank beer when
when I was a kid, but gave it up for many years. After a couple of
trips to Germany, I started drinking beer again, though not often.
I grew up with good wine on the table, so it was never a big deal
("snob appeal" is _so_ unappealing!) I started drinking port a
while ago. A good one is sweet, smooth, velvety, like
chocolate-covered cherries melting in your mouth. My favorite
Scotch is Laphroaig, either quarter-cask or triple-wood, though I
don't drink much. I love the way it smells, rich, warm, smoky,
exotic. Special occasions. Anyway, I don't drink much, so why not
put something special in your mouth when you do?