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 am close to the end of The
Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. 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
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 also love horror movies so
Halloween is always a good time of year!
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.
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.