These days my music taste ranges from
Old School Punk and Hardcore
Early Rock and Roll/Rhythm and Blues
Old Jungle/Drum and Bass/Breakcore Stuff
Early 80's Industrial(Art students banging on stuff)
Late 80's industrial (Nihilistic House Music)
Haunted, Depressing music by waifish art school girls who wear too
much eyeliner and will probably die too young
New Wave/Coldwave/No Wave and god know whatever else they decided
to slap the term -wave against
New Jack Swing(seriously and without irony)
Every 5 years they take a bunch of bands and call it Post Punk and
you know what every 5 years a couple of those bands I like
Old School and Indie Hip Hop
and Ye Olde Standby... Metal
Oh yea when all else fails.. Lots and Lots of Metal.
I have just wrapped up (ALL CAPS) MY YEAR OF GIALLO! I watched as
many Italian Giallo movies as I can get my grubby little hands on.
I should write reviews down somewhere as to extend an effort
towards profound goodness coming out of the experience..
These days my favorite active directors are the Johnny To, The
Cohen Brothers and Takashi Miike. So it's probably obvious I am a
cult , genre movie fan with vague art school pretensions.
Other favorite Movies/ Directors are John Carpenter, The Warriors,
Jean Luc Goddard, Point Blank(1967), Guy Madden, Solaris,
Inception, Post Apocalyptic films, The Proposition, John Woo,
Industrial Safety Films, Stanley Kubrick, Cinemax style softcore
porn, Porn style porn movies with flimsy plots, bad acting,
horrible puns, unrealistic sexual situations and an array of
oversexed pizza delivery boys, Ghostbusters, Masclin Feminin, Hari
Kiri, Argento, Bava, Fulci and all of the ye olde Italian
Giallo/Horror directors ect ect ect blah blah blah...
Now class, some examples...
EX. 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oB6DN5dYWo
Ex. 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4JmeXXRmZg
Ex. 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0P6MqHccBSI
TV: I watch More TV than I used to but not a whole lot. The TV
usually consists of Shitty Documentaries and Rad Cartoons.
The documentaries are usually shit and they make me mad. Ancient
The cartoons, They rule. I mean really can you say Big Bang Theory
is objectively better than Adventure Time or Regular Show.? I think
Books: Book are great, Books are grand, Books are splendid, VIVA
BOOKS!!! They transmit culture, knowledge and imagination. They
open doors into a wider world filled with nigh limitless
possibilities. Not to mention books contain facts and ideas that,
with proper use and through tactless application, give the reader
the ability the get his/her/its ass kicked in just about any social
situation in the world.
To this end I have a thing for books about history. History of
Cannibalism, The People's History of the United States,
History of the Car Bomb, The History of God ect. Any book with just
enough salient facts that can be used to make any social gathering
incredibly hostile and/or incredibly awkward
I also love old Pulp Writing, Science Fiction and Comic Books
(Graphic Novels for those who are worried what the neighbors might
think) and never miss a chance to read some more of them, because I
am, in what must be obvious now, a huge fucking dork.
Examples for you judgement: Raymond Chandler, Catch 22, China
Mielville, Phillip K. Dick, Filthy Pornography, Terry Pratchett and
I also have a thing for the writing of Lester Bangs, I can go on
late night jags where I read anything I find by him on the
OK you can stop judging me now, I gave you more than enough
Food: Love it. I am a bit of a spice wuss. Take me to an Ethiopian
or Pho joint and I am your slave.
Not really, but I will put up with your abuse until the food is