Books: I can't sit here and pretend I've read more than I have, but
Joyce, Hemmingway, and Kerouac are good places to start. Burn
Collector by Al Burian still kills it. Our Band Could Be Your Life,
well it changed that. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood jarred
me in a meaningful way.
Movies: Old Hitchcock movies, film noir, Badlands, any David Lynch
anything, the original Star Wars trilogy, The Motorcycle Diaries,
Annie Hall, Short Term 12, We Are The Best. And I'm usually down to
watch copious amounts of horror movies given the opportunity.
Music: What I am hopelessly obsessed with...these folk are
currently receiving my jollies: Amen Dunes, Animal Collective
(probably the best band ever if you didn't know), Ariel Pink, Atlas
Sound, Avey Tare, Bob Dylan (always and forever), Brian Eno,
Catherine Ribeiro, Flying Saucer Attack, Grouper, Julian Lynch,
Lawrence English, Leonard Cohen, Lucrecia Dalt, Nico, Noveller,
Panda Bear, Silver Apples, Swell Maps, Suicide, Thee Oh Sees,
Vashti Bunyan, White Fence, laying on my bed and letting walls of
noise wash over me
I also add songs to this all the time:
Food: I just bought a bunch of cooking equipment which means I need
to cook a lot more now. So I'm going to do that.