Overeducated and underwhelmed.
What I’m doing with my life
Umm...living it?? Oh, and photographing that which it is I'm
living, seeing, thinking about or which otherwise catches my
attention. To tell you the truth, I'm coming to believe that if I
don't photograph something, I'm not really certain it actually
exists. Why don't you let me shoot you some time? Oh, and I use
film. What can I tell ya?
The first things people usually notice about me
I wouldn't know. I guess you'd have to ask the people doing the
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Fave Flicks: Chinatown; La Grande Illusion; La règle du jeu; Cabaret; The Lion in Winter; Crumb; Last Tango in Paris; Rosemary's Baby; anything by Kubrick (well, maybe not Eyes Wide Shut); anything by Godard or Resnais; most things by the Marx Brothers, Charlie Chaplin or Buster Keaton; The Big Lebowski (and most other flicks by the Coens); a whole bunch of things by Woody Allen.
Fave Tube: I don't know. I guess The Wire; The Sopranos (I'm one of those who LOVED the last episode of the series) and Curb Your Enthusiasm
Totally Marvy Books: The Yiddish Policemen's Union; The Adventures of Kavalier and Klay; Catch 22; essays by Stephen Jay Gould or Daniel Mendelsohn; Isaac Babel; just about anything written by Philip Roth; a few things by Norman Mailer; anything Henry Miller looked at or touched...or wrote, even; poetry by Mayakovsky; Ginsberg; Kenneth Patchen; Bukowski; poetry and theater by Brecht; Pinter; Beckett; lots and lots of HUNTER THOMPSON!!
Addictive Music: Classical (Especially Schoenberg, which isn't really classical but let's not quibble about such silly things); Dylan; Patti Smith; Leonard Cohen; The Pogues; John Cale; Lou Reed; Bowie; Eno; Nick Cave; the Modern Lovers (at least until the point that Jonathan Richman decided he wanted to be a perpetual 9 year-old); the Clash; Stiff Little Fingers; a lot of Jazz: Billie Holiday (of course); Thelonious Monk; Dexter Gordon; Charles Mingus; Miles Davis; 'Trane; Charlie Parker; Bill Evans... and whomever else might be playing on my iPod at the moment.
Why am I going on and on? I hate lists. Being jaw-droppingly easily distracted, it's amazing I've been able to stay focussed long enough to create these. Stop me before I make a complete idiot out of myself.
The six things I could never do without
Good red wine and 6 other things. (I know that's 7. Counting isn't
one of my strong points and anyway, lame-ass rules are made to
be...well, you know.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How not to think about the things that perpetually bug me.
On a typical Friday night I am
I'm working at making the typically atypical the standard for my
Friday nights. I'm not quite there yet...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
As long as I gaze on Waterloo sunset I am in paradise.
You should message me if
you're intrigued, entranced, annoyed or simply feel like ranting to
someone who swears he'll read your screed, no matter how insane it
might be. Then again, you could send me a message if you seek to
intrigue or to entrance. We can skip the annoy part. That'll come
later. Ya know, you could also message me if you just feel like
hitting the 'message' button.