I'm a voracious reader but with a definite slant toward trashy
sci-fi/fantasty/mystery/thriller paperback novel sort of thing. I
just got off a serious Stephen King kick and went back to the old
classics like Carrie, Firestarter, and The Shining to start off
with and was pleasantly surprised with how well they have held up
over the past 30+ years since publication. My current non-fiction
title I'm working my way through is "The Memoirs of Gen. Wm T.
Sherman," which has some neat things to say about the state of the
Union in the days before the Civil War as well as some of the most
powerful things said about war in general (no pun intended).
My taste in movies mirrors my taste in books and I like things with
mysteries, aliens, elves, talking animals, ninjas, and
explosions...if I could get all those things in one movie I might
die of happiness. There's one coming out soon called "Cowboys vs.
Aliens" that has some promise, I think. I like "thought provoking"
and "high-concept" movies, too, but I have a pretty low pretension
threshold and might start laughing inappropriately at times (I'm
looking at YOU, "Inception."
First 15 songs that came up on my iPhone when I hit "Shuffle"
1. Tom Waits - Take It With Me
2. Jane's Addiction - Kettle Whistle
3. The White Stripes - Screwdriver
4. Paul McCartney - Silly Love Songs
5. Bob Dylan - Knockin' On Heaven's Door
6. The Clash - Rudy Can't Fail
7. The Red Hot Chili Peppers - Savior
8. The Rolling Stones - Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
9. Lou Reed - Satellite of Love
10. The Pogues - Body of an American (live)
11. The Rolling Stones - High and Dry
12. Jimmy Buffett - Fins
13. Barry McGuire - Eve of Destruction
14. Hair - Aquarius
15. The White Stripes - Rag and Bone
*Disclaimer: only about 25% of my music library is on my iPhone.
Most of the really embarrassing stuff is only on the laptop.
I also love Johnny Cash, the Indigo Girls, James Brown, John Lee
Hooker, Eric B. and Rakim, Cowboy Junkies, Led Zepplin, Pink Floyd,
AC/DC, and pretty much anything that dates me and makes me a man of
Because of my job, I am quite familiar with your common top-40
dance hits and can sing along with Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, and the
rest of the kids...and I die a little inside each time I do.
I love food. Probably a little too much. I've lived all over the
world and have eaten just about anything that didn't eat me first
(and in a couple of cases, eaten things that WOULD have eaten me
first if given the opportunity...or at least bitten me, stung me,
or oozed slime all over me). But the thing I love most in the world
is, of course, pizza. The "round food" as my friends and I call it,
will be my downfall.