Writers: Raymond Chandler, Hunter S Thompson, Noam Chomsky.
Recently acquired a subscription to the London Review of
Films: Rififi, Bande a Part, Magnolia, Coen brothers stuff. Soviet
propaganda films. I've just started working my way through the
films of Powell & Pressburger.
Shows: Don't really watch telly. I liked The Wire, The Thick of It
and all the usual stuff.
Music: Everything really. but especially:
Techno (Underground Resistance, the usual Detroit lot, Surgeon
& almost anything else from Birmingham, Vatican Shadow &
the Blackest Ever Black stable),
Jazz & blues (especially from the 1920s/30s - satchmo, bix,
duke, leadbelly, blind willie mctell, all that shit - but also
beebop, right up to the modern era)
Hardcore (all kinds - punk and rave - dischord stuff, anarcho,
d-beat & crust. and then i love that period of hardcore rave
from around 1993 when the producers just stuck anything into a tune
if it sounded good. and it did sound good),
Punk & New wave (some of the 77 stuff for energy alone, but it
gets more interesting when they started to experiment),
Noise rock, post rock and whatnot. Disco. Reggae. 50s rock &
roll & rockabilly. FUNK. Brass bands. Bluegrass. Hip Hop.
Psychedelic rock music. krautrock. Ambient electronica. Afrobeat.
Bollywood soundtracks from the 60s. Oh, and (for this week at
least) this is the greatest song ever written: Mina Mazzani's Se
Oh, and Lou Reed. Have you heard this one? it's AMAZING
Food: Pizza, unusual cuts of meat cooked slow, cake (all kinds)