Books: All over the map, fiction, non-fiction, history, science,
philosophy, biographies of Scientists, and etc. Favorite Authors:
Cormac McCarthy, William Kittredge, Jon Krakauer, Christopher
Hitchens, Shakespeare, Jared Diamond, Carl Sagan, Richard Rhodes,
George Orwell, Bertrand Russell, Yukio Mishima, J.G. Ballard, Greil
Marcus, Hunter S Thompson, Irving Welsh, Douglas Coupland, Matt
Taibbi, James Gleick,
David Foster Wallace, Neal Stephenson,
Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo, Tom Wolfe, Bill Vollmann, Camile
Paglia... and others
I also have a fetish for collecting Magazines ..... not to be
confused with collecting magazines about fetishes. I have several
subscriptions on various subjects, e.g. Vice, Flaunt, Art Review,
Vanity Fair, Wired, Seed, Monocle, Paste, SPIN, Ready Made, Fine
Home Building, Dwell, Atomic Ranch, Make, and others. Many of which
I read cover to cover whilst riding my ass off on the exerbike.
My friends think I have a hoarding problem with the magazines
....but the only problem I have is when my friends come over to my
house and mess up the order of my magazines for chuckles.
....ummmm..... my friends are DICKS!..... Uh ...please don't
touch or talk about my magazines.
Movies: Again, all over the map. From high brow aurteur, to
Gummo and The Brown Bunny Anything by a
Coppola, Wes Anderson, David Cronenberg, Terry Gilliam, Michael
Mann, David Mammet, Terrence Mallick, Stanley Kubrick, Pedro
Almodóvar, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Michel Gondry, David Lynch, John
Carpenter, Richard Kelly, Duncan Jones, Nicolas Winding Refn,
Andrew Dominik, Darren Aronofsky, P.T. Anderson, John Hillcoat,
Danny Boyle, Coen Brothers, Robert Altman, John Sayles, Quentin
Tarantino, Russ Meyer, Werner Herzog, and Errol Morris.
Documentaries: Heavy Metal Parking Lot, When The Light Takes Us,
Heavy Metal Bagdad, and The Decline of Western Civilization. I'm a
total geek movie nerd-bot, and I'll watch anything, good or bad.
Some of my favorite movies in the last year were Hesher, Drive, The
Tree of Life, Melancholia, and Beasts of the Southern Wild. I
think Showgirls and Smokey and the Bandit are two of the most
brilliant movies ever made! I am not ashamed to admit this .... I
AM NOT CRAZY!!..... I ....AM ..... ENLIGHTENED!
TV: ....*smug pretentious tone* Ummm ... I don't own a TV ...
*snicker* .... I'm just mess'n with yah! .... I frick'n heat my
house with TVs! My new favorites are Sundance Channel's Top of the
Lake and Rectify. Other current and old favs are Twin Peaks, The
Wire, Deadwood, The Killing, Mad Men, Vice TV, Treme,
Luck(Canceled??! Boo!! Fuck you, HBO!!), Breaking Bad, Game of
Thrones, Shameless, Hell on Wheels, Big Love, True Blood, Dexter,
Walking Dead, Weeds, Bored to Death, Lost, BSG(new and classic),
Fringe, X-Files, Freaks and Geeks, It's Always Sunny, 30 Rock,
Wilfred, Louie, Archer, South Park, Metalocalypse, Childrens
Hospital, East Bound and Down,
ALF, Behind the Music, Metal
Evolution, Real Time with Bill Maher, Daily Show, Corbert, Top
Gear, Science Education shows, Sunday Morning Political wonk shows,
BBC shows and pretty much any blue collar reality show. I'm super
gay for any thing involving Alaska or extreme truck driving.
Music: old Grunge, old Punk, old garage rock, outlaw country,
cheesy eighties metal....Hey Man, there's NOTHING gay about Judas
Priest!! Hehe. ....errrrrr ...also lots of current Indie crap that
the hip kids are into, and Opera. A quick list of my favs; The
Accüsed, Andrew W.K., Arcade Fire, Built to Spill, Bad Brains,
Black Flag, Big Black, Beach House, Bon Ivor, Butthole Surfers, The
Cure, Deadbolt, Death, Death Cab, Dead Kennedys, Earth, Elliot
Smith, Fugazi, Hawkwind, The Hives, Grandaddy, Jon Spencer (all
projects), Guitar Wolf, Guided by Voices, Killdozer, Les Savy Fav,
The Long Winters, Magnetic Fields,
Melvins(& Big Business), M.I.A.(both the beautiful rapper and
the old punk band), Minor Threat, Monotonix, Mötorhead, Mudhoney,
Neko Case, Nuggets Boxsets, Pixies, The Kinks, The Replacements,
Rush (unironically!!), Slayer, Sonic Youth, We Are
Scientists, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Stooges, MC5, Television, TAD,
Thrones, N.W.A., Public Enemy, and on and on. Lately I've been
listening to cartoon death metal. ....Dëthklok is brütal, Yo!! The
last few shows I've been to were Man or Astroman?, Guitar Wolf,
Punkrock Bowling and Music Festival in Vegas, The Butthole Surfers,
and Andrew WK, Jason Lytle, Portland Opera's Falstaff, Mudhoney,
and The Detroit Cobras.
Artists: Jeff Koones, Paul Caponigro, Andy Goldsworthy, Vito
Acconci, Miguel Calderon, Chuck Close, Damien Hirst, Survival
Research Laboratories, and others.
Food: About a year ago, I learned that I was a member of the tribe
of the glutarded, but it's not severe, so I can still have some
pizza every once in a while. Beyond that, I'm open to pretty much
anything, fancy foodie or street/cart. Favs include Pok Pok, Beast,
Bunk, Biwa, Podnah's, Cruz Room, Queen of Sheba, Tasty & Sons,
Laurelhurst Market, and any number of carts. I seriously can't keep
up with the food in this town ... where should we go??