Music -- Recently discovered "gothic country/dark roots/cemetery
& western" music, and I'm loving the genre. It reminds me of
the old days, when I was the Goth-punk kid with the secret stash of
classic country albums under the bed... except now the world has
caught up with me! Some artists from the genre include: 16
Horsepower, Woven Hand, Hank Ray, Munly, Graveyard Train, Ninth
House, Ghoultown, Those Poor Bastards, Strawfoot, Sons Of
Perdition, and Legendary Shack Shakers (just to name a few). I also
dig Voltaire, classic country & western, a smattering of
hip-hop and quite a lot of the standard L.A. hipster music.
Movies -- I like mainstream movies. But unlike you, I'm willing to
admit it. ;P I don't particularly have a favorite director, or
actor/actress, or screenwriter. I don't care if a movie was made by
a big studio, or by an underfunded one-legged Trotskyist lesbian
dwarf film student. I don't think indie or foreign automatically
equals good, and that big budget Hollywood automatically equals
bad. That's not to say I don't have preferences: I'm a nerd, so if
it has monsters, ghosts, or creepy-crawly things going bump in the
night, or steely-eyed gunslingers seeking justice against even
badder men than themselves, or spaceships and robots, then I'm
game. I'm more impressed by movies that win Saturns than Oscars.
And I have a new and pretty intense crush on Bollywood
Television -- I don't have cable, so I get all my TV from Hulu,
iTunes, and Netflix. I am a Doctor Who
fanatic; as Trekkies are
to Star Trek, I am to the Doctor. I watch a lot of 90s shows,
cancelled series I never caught the first time, and Law & Order
SVU, The Daily Show, and The Colbert Report. Also, see "Movies,"
Books -- I read a lot of non-fiction about science and nature, and
a lot of sci-fi and horror fiction. And I'm usually in the middle
of more than one book at a time. I've just entered an "animal
fantasy" period (that is, novels featuring animals as the
protagonists); in the middle of Tad Williams' "Tailchaser's Song,"
and from there will move on to "Watership Down," "The Book Of The
Dun Cow," and some novels by Clare Bell, David Clement-Davies,
Patricia Hearst, and William Horwood.
Also, I am getting back into comic trade paperback collections,
thanks to the DC New 52. Curse them for getting me excited about