Honestly I don't really read much anymore (other than the
newspaper), but when i was younger I pretty much read anything I
could get my hands on (in 7th grade I worried a teacher for reading
Helter Skelter & Alive). I always liked reading poetry,
particularly Blake & all the beat poets. I love everything by
Hunter S. Thompson. My favorite book however has got to be Little
Max the cement mixer which I used to read almost every night with
my father when I was around 5 years old.
In terms of music I love classic rock but also been getting
into bluegrass pretty heavy recently. I've been enjoying the
new country station we now have in New York too. I'm also like
swing/big band, classic country, old school blues, folk, even some
rap... basically if its good quality music I can get into it.
Some favorites are: The Doors, The Who, Jefferson Airplane, Charlie
Daniels, Johnny Cash, The Steeldrivers, U2, Pink Floyd, Simon &
Garfunkel, Ani DiFranco, Liz Phair, Cab Calloway, Nina Simone, G
Love & Special Sauce, Alison Krause, Blind Faith, Aretha
Franklin, Eminem, Shakira (not entirely sure why), Jethro Tull,
Joni Mitchell, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, The Indigo Girls, The
Soggy Bottom Boys, The Temptations, Earl Scruggs, and many others I
cant seem to think of right now. As you can see I'm kind of all
over the place.
As far as TV shows go I am one of the biggest Simpson's fans ever.
I also really love Arrested Development, & lately I have gotten
into The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, & Raising
Hope. I'm a huge fan of The History Channel. Law & Order in all
its incarnations is always good (and always on). My Name Is Earl is
always funny, and always has great music in it (and on right now).
Other favorites include It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Dead
Like Me, Family Guy, Twin Peaks, Ab Fab, etc.
So I've got to add this now... fast forward a few months... I now
LOVE Raising Hope! Hilarious!
As for movies, waaay too many to list. I used to want to go to film
school & even though I didn't, I still consider myself a
student of film. When it comes to movies I'm still all over the
place. My absolute favorite movies are The Blues Brothers &
Natural Born Killers. I'm a fan of just about every genre however
my favorites are comedies, mockumentaries, and anything real
cerebral in nature. Oh and I'm a huge fan of Roberto Begnini. I've
always thought that Johnny Stecchino is hilarious, Life is
Beautiful is, well beautiful, and I just saw The Tiger and The Snow
which just like Life Is Beautiful is just amazingly beautiful. It's
truly amazing the way he can make a movie that makes you feel the
full range of emotions. His movies are happy & sad, funny &
serious, just sublime in their beauty. It's so clear that he found
his muse in Niccoletta Braschi & their love for each other is
so obvious on the screen.
I'm the child of Italian immigrants so food is definately a big
thing. My favorite food is without question gnocchi (bonus points
if you can pronounce it correctly), with pizza rustica (it's
basically Italian ham & cheese pie) a close second. I love
expanding my tastes so I'm really willing to try just about
anything. I'm partial to meat & anything spicy (the hotter the