Books and Movies: I used to work in a public library, so I've read
an assortment of things, but I tend towards sci-fi and fantasy.
Most recently, I've become one of Scott Sigler's 'junkies' if
you're a fan of horror/scifi, give him a listen/read. All of his
books are available free via podcast, with surprisingly good
Same with movies, though I do enjoy some of the "classic" comedies
(anything along the lines of Mel Brooks)
Recently caught "Trollhunter" on Netflix. I'm not a fan of the
'found-footage' style of movie, but I really found this one
Music: I'm usually listening to Tool, or Evanescence (not so much,
since I started listening to Nightwish, Therion, and Lacuna
. Though my collection is somewhat small, I do have a fair variety
of things, it's just that those are what I tend to start with. Oh,
for the record, the rare and "unreleased" Evanescence is so much
better than what they've come out with of late.
All in all, I enjoy listing to artists who have a genuine passion
for their subject. I think Pink Floyd's "The Wall' is one of the
best albums I've ever heard, and Alice in Chain's 'Dirt' album is
so powerful to me, I often have to shut it off, or be somewhat
overwhelmed. I have little musical talent of my own (ample proof
given by my hardly ever played electric bass), but I enjoy
discussing the meanings and emotions behind some artists works, and
music is one form of that art, that I feel many can relate
A friend turned me onto Nightwish, recently, and the "End of an
Era" album has been delightful
Harry Chapin: "A celebrity who cared, before it was 'cool' to care"
Songs about life, not the glamor of fame.
Grew up listening to Harry Chapin, as my parents drove us down the
road in an old motor home.
Food: I've discovered a love for sushi (in moderation), though I
won't try octopus or sea urchin. Food is one of my passions, and I
enjoy trying things, especially when I get to make them myself.
There is a little 'hole-in-the-wall' grocery store near my job that
does a very good, very simply, and very cheap, pork, beans and