For music, be warned that I am an audiophile
. Music is perhaps my
strongest passion; it is truly intense. I like a bit of everything
but am classically educated, for music and more. I grew up on a lot
of classical music (particularly Eastern European), jazz (lots of
big band but also some combos), and classic rock (just about
anything on the oldies radio stations and then some). This led to
my absolute love of progressive music: rock, metal, folk, and more.
See below for a list of musical tastes.
Reading consists of philosophy
, science (mostly physics),
, and fantasy
, often but not always in that
order of desire. Philosophy and other books tends to be along the
lines of classics like Goethe
, and the Greeks. I like most kinds of
history but dwell most in the areas of military, scientific, and
Be warned, I also read a fair amount of political and economic
histories, mostly along the lines of Murray Rothbard
and Tom Woods.
As much as I enjoy making fun of the bad movies a la MST3K
, I do enjoy good films.
My tastes are not quite as varied as my musical tastes but they are
interesting. I do not do horror films, but most other genres are
fine by me. Oh, and for the few of you who are Wittertained and
understand this, hello to Jason Isaacs.
I like an odd assortment of tastes for food, something in common
with my musical tastes. I enjoy Thai, Indians, and other ethnic
foods that tend to be obscure or specialties. No, not in the
hipster way, but more in that "I like this, will continue to like
this, and hope to share it with people" way.
Music in no order nor grouping:
particularly the Symphony 9, the New World
the name might suggest
, especially such albums as Six Degrees and Train of
Tarja, not the new singer
for relaxation and reading
, mostly 1985
Bela Fleck and the
, as a quartet with Howard Levy as the best
could fall into Misplaced Childhood
other old albums for hours
, at least
until they lost their touch after Ghost Opera (the Faust
material was the unquestionable
Dirty Dozen Brass Band
And too much more to list. At last count, my active/regular
collection is over 80 gigabytes... and that doesn't count the stuff
I don't have room for on my computer!
Johann von Goethe
(a.k.a. Tom Woods
J. R. R.
I very rarely watch television, but I like the following
Castle [because who doesn't love Captain Malcom Re..... um, I mean
I also love watching old shows like:
Monty Python's Flying Circus
The "Sharpe" series [also qualifies as television, I guess]
The first three Jack Ryan films
And a bit here and there of quality westerns and good sci-fi
schlock (such as The Last Starfighter)