I have been collecting a lot of cooking books recently to expand my
knowledge of the culinary arts. Some of my favorite authors are
Thomas Keller, Steven Raichlen and Gordon Ramsay.
I have a wide range of movies I like, from drama to horror. I love
a lot of the cheesy comedies, such as Better off Dead, and Spinal
Tap. Some movies I enjoy because of the historical context such as
Band of Brothers (kind of a WWII history buff), and Master and
Commander. Recently I have been really enjoying the 3D technology
in theaters and going to a lot of the PIXAR movies. I know they are
targeted towards kids, but they are cool.
Music is a tough one to pin down for me. I enjoy at least something
from all genres of music. After working so many concerts over the
years I could never say I hate all hip-hop, or love all rock and
roll. I love music that is well produced and arranged. Some of the
artist I have been listening to recently include Citizen Cope,
Coldplay, Femi Kuti, DJ Shadow, DJ Stéphane Pompougnac, Gypsy
Kings, Yello, T-Bone Burnett, Reverend Horton Heat. It all depends
on my mood at the time.