Lately I've been on a biography kick. I just finished John Huston's
autobiography "An Open Book" and right now I'm in the middle of one
on Peggy Guggenheim called "Art, Lover". Next is "Fake!" by
Clifford Irving, the story of Elmyr de Hory, the greatest art
forger of our time.
Some of the films that have moved me lately... Another Earth,
Beginners, Submarine. My favorite film is probably Alfonso Cuarón's
Great Expectations which is a minor work not universally praised
but it's the film that made me fall in love with cinema.
Yo la Tengo, Chet Baker, Caetano Veloso, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Waits,
Belle and Sebastian, Bill Evans, Elton John, Ben Folds, Stereolab,
Joan as Police Woman, Joanna Newsom, Feist, Serge Gainsbourg, Conor
Oberst, M. Ward, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Blossom Dearie, Neil
Young, Graham Nash, Broken Social Scene, Mates of State, Gilberto
Gil, Hall and Oates, Microphones, Modest Mouse, Ugly Casanova,
Spiritualized, Beulah, Pulp, Guided by Voices, Jesus and the Mary
Chain, My Bloody Valentine, I could go on...