Favorite books? Well, you probably wouldn't have heard of them!
Mostly all nerdy, non-fiction technical stuff, though for some
light topical fare, I just finished "Poorly Made in China" and "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 big CHina thing going on these days for some reason!)
Music? I'll listen to anything as long as it's good! Just
discovered this crazy guy: "რობი / Outsider - ლოკავს". No idea what
language he's singing in. Georgian maybe? Just found these guys,
too: 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. For some of the lighter recent discoveries, 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". (I like a
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 (and sometimes not so
simple) pleasures. Anything as long as it's good. I don't eat 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 a lot of beer
when when I was a kid, but pretty much 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 it much. I love the way it smells, rich, warm, smoky,
exotic. Special occasions. Anyway, I don't really drink much, so
why not put something special in your mouth when you do?