Books: A Farewell to Arms by Hemingway is my
favorite book. Right now I'm working my way through Haruki Murakami
works. I loved Sputnik Sweetheart and The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. I
was half way through the last book of 1Q84 but I left it on a plane
before I finished it (so if anybody has a copy they went to lend
me...). I also really like the beats, particularly William S
Burroughs. I've read half of Bukowski's novels, too. I try to
convince anyone I can to read Raymond Carver's short stories. I've
read sort of an embarrassing number of Nick Hornby's books,
Movies: I've seen The Fifth Element more times
than I can count. Same with Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
There are too many films I love that I feel like if I started
making a list I would be doing this for hours. Directors: Kubrick,
PT Anderson, Kevin Smith (hit and miss), Davids Lynch, Fincher, and
Cronenberg. You know, guys like that. I am not phased by black and
white, silent, or foreign films. I've gone to the Secret Film
Festival at the Del Mar for two years straight now and I love it!
Hand-picked foreign and indie movies shown straight from midnight
to noon across two screens.
Music: I listen to pretty much anything. An
example of CDs I keep in my car: The Magic Flute (Mozart opera), a
Boris album (Japanese drone metal/noise rock group), The Black
Album (Jay-Z), the Violent Femmes (self-titled), There is Love in
You (Four Tet), Doolittle (Pixies). I also have an unhealthy
obsession with Sigur Ros. I've been getting into old jazz and
country recently, too. Billie Holiday and Hank Williams have been
on the rotation. My car has had the newest Stromae album running
for like two weeks straight now.
Food: I'll try anything once. South/Southeast asia
(Vietnam, Thailand, and India in particular) probably is my
favorite region as far as cuisine. But I love food from all over. I
made kalbi beef a few weeks ago and it is one of the most delicious
things I've ever created.
Drinks: Whiskey/whisky. In order: Scotch (single
malt) and Scotch copycats (like Japanese), Irish, Bourbon. I also
like rum drinks and like tequila as long as I have some training
wheels to go with it. Also beer, of course. If you wanna talk
scotch with me you should do it.