Favorite food: What ever my stomach desires; he's the boss. Spicy
is good. Ethnic is great. And who can resist an occasional deep
fried delicacy, though that can sometimes bring on Texas
Shows: Daily Show, Colbert Report, Top Chef, Mad Men, Breaking Bad,
and my DVR just reminded me that I like South Park, too.
Books: As a recovering academic, I am in the process of relearning
how to read for enjoyment. My new Kindle is helping. Currently on
the e-reader: David Sedaris, Naked.
Music (trying to keep it brief): Massive Attack, Neil Young,
Twilight Singers (who played a Massive Attack cover and a Neil
Young cover when I saw them. Awesome show), Me'Shell Ndegeocello
(though not sure about where she is going lately), Bowie, and much
much more. Putting my taste into genres: anything that the above
fit into, neo-soul and old soul, electronic and accoustic,
straight-up rock, indie rock or punk rock, latin jazz, acid jazz
and straight-up jazz, and whatever might fit the mood I'm in or
trying to achieve or maintain.
And I can't help to give props to the bands from my past, such as
The Cult, Siouxsie and the Banshees (they nearly cost me a high
school diploma, but I had front row seats so of course I was going
to blow off finals), Bauhaus and the Cure. (Just in case you are
wondering, yes I did have black hair in high school.)
Some recent/upcoming shows (which looks largely like a flashback
tour): Mazzy Star (good show, though over-chatty crowd); Matthew
Sweet (good show), The Cult (sadly, Ian Astbury is washed up),
Jesus and the Mary Chain (good), Peter Murphy, The Hives
(surprisingly good), Jane's Addiction (who I first saw as a no-name
opening band for Peter Murphy ions ago,
Afghan Whigs (two nights in a row, cuz they rocked), The Faint, The
Specials, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Johnny Marr (awesome,
especially when Billy Duffy came out to close out the set), Black
Rebel Motor Cycle Club, Killing Joke, Savages, Greg Dulli + Steve
Kilbey. Upcoming: Dum Dum Girls. Afghan Whigs (yes, again). Care to
join or suggest an upcoming show?
Movies: Yes, I like them. Some of them I like a lot.