I like old fairy tales and avant-garde cartoons. "British novels."
Thick, exquisite fantasies. Unreliable histories. Borges. I read
while eating and eat while reading. I no longer read while driving,
by popular demand.
Guitar bands that sound like they play where it's foggy, I like
that. And fiddles, and bagpipes, and drum machines if you can still
make out the individual thumps. Cee Lo? Mississippi John Hurt. Um,
Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. The song by the
Weakerthans about penguins and French philosophy. Cellos. The
upright bass. I like the sound a piano makes in a very clean
Velvet Goldmine, Royal Tenenbaums, anytime they remake an old thing
with more growling and people getting socked in the head (see
Batman, Beethoven's 3rd), anything by Oscar Wilde, Tom Stoppard,
Beckett (mostly a contrarian impulse here), Roald Dahl (wait, we're
back to books now?)...Edmund Burke, but once was enough. And movies
with good swordfights in em.
Oh my god I forgot Nick Cage. Nick Cage. Keanu Reeves. Swayze. You
know, classical thespians.
Fruit and spices, like, really, really spices.