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Books. I've read many great ones, but here are a couple that come
to mind: "Cat's Cradle," "Mother Night," "Sirens of Titan" (and
pretty much anything else by Kurt Vonnegut), "The Sun Also Rises,"
"The World According to Garp," "The Assault on Reason," "Hart of
Darkness," "Sidarthra," "The Glass Bead Game," "Tropic of Cancer,"
"Journey to the End of The Night," Remains of the Day," "Portnoy's
Complaint," "Being There," "1984," "Brave New World" "The
Unbearable Lightness of Being," "The Metamorphosis," "The Trail,"
"Another Roadside Attraction," "Even Cowgirls Get The Blues," "The
Corrections," "Pulp," "Letters to a Young Poet," "The Crying of Lot
49," "V.," Gravity's Rainbow," "Inherent Vice," "Stranger in a
Strange Land." "Antwerp" "Madam Bovary," "Sentimental Education,"
"A Picture of Dorian Gray," "Pulp," Women."
I am currently reading Roberto Bolaño's "2666. so far it is
amazing. I read his first novel, "Antwerp" a couple months ago for
my book club, and I loved it so much that I just had to read
something else by this great writer.
Movies: The Jerk (a movie that changed my life!!), Gandhi, Brazil,
12 Monkeys,, 2001 a Space odyssey, Clock Work Orange, Indianan
Jones, E.T., Planet of the Apes, all the James Bond movies,
Adaptation, Being John Malkovich, Death to Smoochy, Pee Wee's Big
Adventure, Memento, The Colors, The Red Violin, Lord of the Rings,
and The Star Trek movies, Bleu Velvet, Heaven's Gate, Smart People,
Juno, The 40 year old Virgin, Dan in Real Life, L.A. Story,
Roxanne, The Razor's Edge, Blade Runner, The original Star Wars
movies, Taxi Driver, The Godfather, and Synecdoche, New York.
Shows: "Venture Bros." "Seinfeld," "Arrested Development,"
"Battlestar Galactica," "Dexter."
Music: all music that is artistic and meaningful. Hear are a few
off the top of my head: The Beatles, Duke Ellington, Pink Martini,
Pink Floyd, Queen, Roy Orbison, Mahler, Bjork, Brahms, Beethoven,
Ravel, Debussy, Faure, Saint-Seans, Bruckner, Barber, Bernstein,
Arnold, Britten, Elgar, Webern, Berg, Schoenberg, Stravinsky,
Copland, Hindemith, Carter, Berio, Adams, Schumann, Schubert,
Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovitch, Mussorgsky, Respighi,
Khachaturian, Prokofiev, R. Strauss, J. Strauss, Bach, Mozart,
Bartok, Chopin, Lutoslawski, Szymanowski, Piazzolla, Cage,
Messiaen, Milhaud, Gershwin, Schuller, Paart.
Recently I realized I also love Funk, Bluegrass and Latin Jazz, but
I don't know enough about them yet to drop names.