My favorite fiction author is Tom Robbins, hands-down. I've now
read all of his novels. I've really only relatively recently gotten
into fiction, though, as a function of reading his work. Of course,
there are others who have struck my fancy over the years––I've
always appreciated guys like F. Scott Fitzgerald, Vonnegut,
Salinger. And I have a long list of other novels/authors I ought to
read soon, including works by Kafka and Ishiguro, to name a couple.
I don't tend to read nonfiction so much on my own, but I'm
fascinated by political theory, especially as it pertains to the
field of international relations.
In terms of movies, my tastes span the spectrum. I'd have to say my
favorite films are Dog Tooth,Stop making sense,The Forbidden
Zone,The stuff, harmony korine movies. most 70s sci fi,one or two
of the alien movies mainly because of Geiger s art.
I love stanley Kubrick films.
I like some current television, too. currently my favs are Twin
peaks and The eric andre show. My All time favorite show is
probably this British comedy show called Spaced, starring Simon
Pegg . I watched Battlestar Galactica this winter and loved it.i
have a soft spot for doctor who.
My favorite bands and performing artists include––but are certainly
not limited to––Blur, Radiohead,(In Rainbows and and OK Computer,
while beautiful, doesn't even hold a candle to Hail to the thief),
Beruit, Fugazi, Yeah Yeah yeahs, M83, The Strokes, The Arcade Fire,
The Flaming Lips, Best Coast, Sonic Youth,The Pixies,Built to
spill. The Police have been on my speakers some lately. So maybe
you can see that, while I like a good deal of "indie" music, I'm
also really into punk. I love the Descendants and Minor
Threat,Black Flag,Youth Brigade,ect ect.
With respect to food, I'm open to practically anything. Depending
on the mood, I could be just as happy with greasy fast food as with
nouvelle cuisine. I do like sushi particularly well...Especially
since seeing Jiro Dreams of Sushi, I've been thinking about making
my way back to Japan to spend ¥300,000 on a sushi meal...