I generally read non-fiction history. I used to read science
fiction but changed over about 10 years ago. I like a well written
and detailed narrative such as Bevor, The Fall of Berlin 1945,
rather than a dry recitation of facts. God's War, although rather
dry, was an interesting experience that substantially increase my
vocabulary; one of the few book I've had to read with a dictionary
at my side.
I generally don't go back and reread the same book or watch the
same movie again.
My tastes are widely varied and much depends upon the
At work and while reading I prefer smooth jazz or new age.
Basically, musical wallpaper; enjoyable but not distracting. I
subscribed to an internet radio service a couple of years ago so I
have a commercial free feed.
During work outs I prefer something with a solid beat and fast
pace. Juno Reactor has a couple of great work out pace setters. A
lot of AC/DC tunes are just as good.
I also like some offbeat songs such as Monkey Man by Omar and the
Howlers and most of the Rocky Horror sound track.
I really like Dancing with the Stars. I liked CSI when it first
started but dropped it. As a comedy it was enjoyable but then it
just got too caught up in melodrama; I've worked in labs for a long
time and their science is definitely the Hollywood version. I don't
have cable but usually catch up on cable shows when I'm out of town
staying in hotels or when they are available on Netfix.
Usually I go to movies for pure escape and entertainment -leave the
message at the beep.
Low key, well done I guess describes my favorites - The Grey Fox is
my all time favorite.
I especially like offbeat comedies
; some make it
to mainstream release (Shawn of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) but others
never see the light of day. I call it dumpster diving at the video
store. There are some real gems that never got wide attention:
Mutant on the Bounty, There's Nothing Out There, Lost Skeleton of
I worked for a few years in a TV station and picked up a little
knowledge about camera work and direction so I'm looking for some
things in movies that many people miss.