I like the classics. I like emotionally intense movies, and I like
originality. David Lynch and Darren Aronofsky are two of My
favorite directors. Lost Highway & Inland Empire! The Fountain!
And don't forget Fellini! La Strada! I guess Drama/Suspense?
Comedies are a close second. I get into it.
I'll watch good Action movies like Bourne, 007, and Ronin.
Don't like Horror films.
Love all types of music - don't believe me? :
Monti's Csardas, Chopin, Suppe's Light Cavalry, Liszt,
old Metallica, Pink Floyd,
STP, REM, Alice in Chains, Garbage,
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, The Cure, Velvet Underground, Peter
Murphy, Mark Lanegan
Oakenfold, Deadmau5, Rabbit in the Moon
Lady Gaga, Adele, Roy Orbison
Dr. Dre, Eminem, Nas, Snoop Dogg
New Order, Blondie, Abba, 80s Eurodance
Blues Travelers, Dixie Chicks, Carrie Underwood, country songs
involving lonely cowboys
and All kinds of European (northern/central) folk traditions
I "live to eat". I feel really bad for those who "eat to live" -
you are seriously missing out on one of the pleasures of living.
Whenever we go somewhere new let's try out the food! On the top of
my list are: Prime Rib, Steak Tartare, Schweinehaxe (Pork Shanks),
Sea Urchin/Yellowtail/Scallop Sushi, Foie Gras and Veal Osso Buco.
I do eat lots of fruits too. Gotta get the vitamins somehow!
Wine/sake/beer/grappa - love them all. Barolos are my favorite
reds, Trockenbeerenausleses are my favorite dessert wines. If you
ever come across a Moscato grappa like I did at a fantastic
authentic Italian restaurant in St. Louis, get it!
Mostly read non-fiction such as Wall Street Journal and Foreign
Affairs (I HOPE they're NON-fiction!!) but for joy reading I really
like Anais Nin's Children of the Albatross, the literary magazine
The Sun, and also working on Joyce's Ulysses. Lately found myself
peeking at old travel guides, e.g. 1970's Alps or Scandinavian
guides. It's such a journey in both time and space!!! Quite
wonderful when you find that some things haven't changed.
Favorite visual artists: Caspar David Friedrich, Edvard Munch (not