seriously where would i start.
some of my favorite directors in no particular order:
park chan wook
(i'll stop there)
books are varied and diverse. traditionally i've read a LOT of
science fiction, but not so much in the last few years.
loved: "a step farther out" a collection of science fact and
speculation by jerry pournelle; the "neuromancer trilogy" by
william gibson (and all of his books); most everything by David
brin, but especially "earth" + "heart of the comet" which he
co-wrote with gregory benford. most of Larry niven's stuff. note:
everything Larry Niven + Jerry Pournelle wrote together is a
masterwork that is easily greater than the sum of its 2 equal
not science fiction: noam chomsky, "the shipping news", 100 years
of solitude, survivor (Palahniuk), "louis riel" chester brown, "the
naked ape" desmond morris' , Vonnegut, Peter Singer- especially
"Animal Liberation"... this could go on for awhile, i'll stop
Music is another story entirely... my organised mp3 collection/
playlist is over 60,000 tracks- over 6 months long... i have about
1000 cds, 1000+ records, 1000+ cassettes, about 100 8-tracks, and
maybe 3 reel to reel reels :)
the highlight to me in modern music was the post-hardcore phase of
the early-mid-late 90's: shotmaker, okara, union of uranus, hoover,
400 years, don cabellaro, Dazzling Killmen, cap'm jazz.. etc. i
listen to a LOT of different stuff, but this is the music-art that
has stoked me the most.
the curretn crop of DIY artists that seem to take their cues from
the mid 90's skrams + post-hardcore are exiting me quite a bit,
including a lot of locals: Authors/ akroid, titan, JBAC, tonn,
creeper, whiskey priest, kosmograd, expectorated sequence, le
kraken, la maladresse, depost through, hey predator!, dance
electric, love & terror cult, MARE. i'll stop here.
food= anything vegetarian/ vegan thats awesome, indian, pizza,
rotis (ghandi's!), and my own curry perogi fusion cooking :)
conversations on any of the above subjects could go on for days...