Music - First, there's the Drive-By Truckers
. They are in my opinion, the two best bands active in
the US and in a sane world, they'd be considered America's best
rock band instead of I don't know, Mumford & Sons?
The rest of my tastes range everywhere from Kanye West
to Fitz & The
and back around to Bruce Springsteen
from country music based in Nashville made after about 1999 and
really dark death metal (sorry, I like human voices, not guttural
sounds), I am that guy who will listen to anything once.
Honestly, Pandora has added about 50 bands into my, "I'd go see
them in concert" pile via random binges, so I've got that going for
This isn't even getting into my podcast
Movies - Like any good geek, I've given my respects to the canon of
classics (Alien, Ghostbusters, Blade Runner, etc.), but I've also
enjoyed the last ten years of superhero movies, even though it has
meant that I can't engage in conversation with any person I see
wearing a Captain America shirt about random back issues. However,
I also enjoy the Oscar-bait movies that show up every year, enjoy
the usual classics (Casablanca! To Kill a Mockingbird!), and I'll
even admit to having a weakness for animation beyond Pixar, as Kung
Fu Panda is one of my favorite Blu-Ray's I own.
TV Shows - I'll admit at the start that I believe plowing through a
whole season or so of a TV show over a few days can be good for the
soul. After acquiring them via 'other means', I scarfed down the
Blu-Ray's for Game of Thrones, would've donated money to the
Veronica Mars kickstarted if I had the cash at the time, and wish
Troy & Abed in the Morning were a real television show.
Books - I've got a whole damn bookshelf of them. In addition to my
bookshelf of graphic novels. I have pictures. I can prove it.
As for my tastes, it really falls into two giant piles. Works of
non-fiction about political topics ranging from the obvious to the
obscure and mystery fiction. Something about a good detective story
appeals to me, whether it's the ultra bleakness of Andrew Vachss,
the peppy carnage of Robert Crais, or the Boston soaked prose of
Plus, I need to catch up on science fiction I've missed over the
past few years. Give me ideas!
Food - I'll admit, that as a single human being, it can be a little
tough to get the motivation to cook for yourself something cool
when macaroni and cheese is so much easier and so much yummier at
But, I do believe that cooking together, even if it goes horribly,
is one of the most fun things you can do with another person, plus
we live in Seattle. If it totally falls apart, we've got literally
hundreds of great restaurants to choose from.