Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books movies shows music food
Books: I'll just throw out some names, some of which I have been
reading lately and some of which are all time favorite
Phillip K Dick, Doris Lessing, Margaret Atwood, Nick Harkaway,
David Foster Wallace, Pablo Neruda, Octavio Paz, Jim Thompson,
James Elroy, John Scalzi, Elmore Leonard, Pynchon, Iain Banks,
Chuck Palahniuk, William Gibson, Bruce Sterling, Neal
Really, there are too many to list, so consider that a
In comix, I like indie stuff, but I am a HUGE fan of Los Bros.
Hernandez. Also, Graham Chaffee (former roommate).
Movies: I love smart movies, but I don't actually watch a lot. I
tend to like low budget and indie films. I'll mention some DVDs
that I own to give you an idea: Being John Malkovich, Buffalo 66,
American Astronaut, Scanner Darkly, Mulholland Dr. I like classic
black and white movies (Casablanca and Treasure of the Sierra Madre
are long time favorited) and I also like European Directors:
Antonioni, Truffaut, Herzog, Fellini, Goddard, Wenders, Bertolucci,
for example. I adore Tarantino, it should go without saying.
Interesting tidbit: I worked for Iñaritu on a tourism commercial
shot in Guanajuato in 2004. It's a funny story.
Shows: Nothing current as I don't have a TV. There are some really
great shows, but the thing is, when I have a TV and cable, I start
spending way too much time on the couch watching the History
Channel. Ever notice how they use the same footage over and over
for the World War 2 documentaries? They always use that one clip of
the tank rolling over a tree for example. Oh, Arrested Development!
Man, I need to sign up for Netflix!
Music: Instead of saying I like all music, let's just say I like
all GOOD music. I like a wide variety of music and musicians. I am
pretty knowledgeable, but at the same time I have a lot of gaps.
This means that I'd be happy to both learn from your musical tastes
and teach you about mine. I think this is called sharing. My
biggest passion is PUNK ROCK, and my favorite punk band is X,
closely followed by The Clash. I like a lot of post punk. Beyond
Punk, my tastes are wide ranging, and I find that there is usually
a few artists in any genre that I like, i.e., in Country Western I
love Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson.
Some artists/bands on my recent playlists: David Bowie (pre Let's
Dance), Tom Waits (especially his new album), The Breeders, Joni
Mitchell, Charlie Mingus, Duke Ellington, Jane's Addiction, Elvis
Costello, Radiohead, Cat Power, Jose Alfredo Jimenez, The Clash,
Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions, Iggy Pop, The Ramones, Joan
Jett and the Blackhearts, Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers,
Leather Hyman/Listing Ship, Leonard Cohen, Miles Davis, Monk,
Mississippi John Hurt, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Roy Orbison, Steely
Dan, Supergrass, Todd Rundgren, The White Stripes, and X.
Food: One of the things I miss about Los Angeles is the food. World
cuisines are everywhere in L.A., and often the best food is found
at little hole-in-the-wall restaurants located in strip malls.
Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, Middle Eastern, Italian,
French, Indian, (of course) Mexican. I am sure I am forgetting
something. (I tend not to like menudo or buche, however, but I like
I occasionally like to cook, but when I cook for myself, usually I
am making something simple. I like to take packaged foods and
customize them. I have a few set dishes that I am good at cooking,
but I would like to expand my repertoire.