Music is my biggest passion. In the current rotation: St. Vincent,
Beck, Broken Bells, Marissa Nadler, Against Me!, Sun Kil Moon. I
live and die for indie rock and punk, although you can't argue with
a good pop song. I've realized my favorite bands are middle-aged
power-pop groups who wear their Beatle influences proudly (see:
Cheap Trick, Shoes, Smithereens, The Minus 5). If "uncle rock" is a
legitimate genre, put me on the mailing list.
My favorite author is Chuck Palahniuk, but my #1 book is Michael
Azzerad's "Our Band Could Be Your Life." I also want to read more
by Sarah Waters, after loving "Tipping the Velvet."
Besides the obvious guy favorites in Fight Club and Shawshank
Redemption, I'm partial to Help!, Good Will Hunting, Tourfilm, No
Country For Old Men, Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive and Lost Highway
(really, anything David Lynch has done). Happiness is also a
favorite, and I want to see more films by Todd Solondz.
I like my TV on DVD: Arrested Development, Weeds, Mad Men, It's
Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and The League. Seinfeld will never