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Music (current): Mingus, Johnny Cash, King Tuff, Swans, Motorhead,
Royal Trux, Queens of the Stone Age, Chicago garage rock on local
Music (all time): R.E.M., Foo Fighters, PJ Harvey, At The Drive-In,
Neko Case, The Minus 5, Pixies, Wilco, GBV, Husker Du, Radiohead,
The Raveonettes, Jesus and Mary Chain, Ani DiFranco, Deerhunter,
and the type of power-pop that I can only call "uncle rock" (Cheap
Trick, Shoes, The Smithereens, Material Issue, Fountains of Wayne.
The last of which should not be thought of as a one-hit wonder but
masters of the three-minute pop song). Basically if you know that
John Waters quote about books, I feel that way about music,
But also books. Favorites include Our Band Could Be Your Life,
1984, American Psycho, Tipping the Velvet, most of Chuck
Palahniuk's stuff. Currently reading Morrissey's autobiography, and
my reading list is about 12 books deep after that. Life's too short
not to always have a book going.
Films: 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, so if you've
seen others by Todd Solondz, go ahead and send me a recommendation
in all caps to convince me it's a must-see.
TV: Parks and Recreation, Arrested Development, Weeds, Mad Men,
Broad City, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Garfunkel and Oates.
Seinfeld remains the all-time favorite.