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Books: Confederacy of Dunces, Invisible Man, a fair amount of
Faulkner and Dostoyevsky. George Higgins, Elmore Leonard, Dennis
Lehane and George Pelecanos when I'm not taking myself too
seriously. Recently, I have become a big fan of Junot Diaz.
Movies: Cohen brothers movies, Wes Anderson movies, 8 1/2/ most of
Fellini's stuff, The Grand Illusion, The Great Escape, Dr.
Strangelove, 40 year old Virgin, Woody Allen's earlier, funnier
moves, Ghandi and the occasional acid flashback.
Shows: Louie, The League, Game of Thrones, Treme, Archer,
essentially most of the tv shows on FX and HBO.
Music: So for my 30th birthday party I put together a mix of music
for a Dirty South Dance Party (you should have been there it was
epic). This experience helped to rekindle my love of the really
hood Dirty South music of my youth. On the other side of the music
spectrum, I just got back from visiting a buddy in Austin, and now
I'm on a pretty big outlaw country kick. Not sure if that is going
to pass, but Obama is president, so I can listen to country music
without feeling weird about it. By the way, "because Obama is
president," is my favorite go to for a racial non sequitur. When
not bumping Master P or Willie Nelson at obnoxious levels in my
Focus ('cause i'm a baller), I love Soul, Blues, and Hip Hop.
Growing up as a kid, Ray Charles was my favorite, that and my
parents' Big Chill soundtrack. Then I bought a best of album at a
House if Blues and it kind of changed my life. Blues got me in to
Soul and Hip Hop kind of came on its own. I also like jazz, but
only the stuff they play on NPR on Sundays or the stuff I can hear
in New Orleans.
Food: Creole (see above)