Music is my favourite with Wilco, Tom Waits, Lucinda Williams,
Pixies, Rickie Lee Jones, the Band, Ray Lamontagne, Jonathan
Wilson, Amy Cook, the Felice Brothers, Neko Case, Nick Drake along
with Erik Satie are some of many that I may enjoy. I like going to
see indie singer/songwriters & bands mostly at smaller venues.
The Patti Smith concerts at the AGO were amazing. I wake up to
WFUV, New York City NPR, on my wifi clock radio.
The Coen brothers, Martin Scorcese, John Cassavetes, almost any
film noir with In A Lonely Place & Double Indemnity at the top
of the list, After Hours, Silver Linings Playbook, Laurel Canyon,
Being John Malkovich, Galaxy Quest, Amelie, High Fidelity, Annie
Hall & of course, Starman are some films that I enjoy. I love
Alan Arkin & when we met & told him so & he gave me a
big hug. Mad Men. I like going around the corner to the Bloor
Cinema or a little farther west to the Revue. I enjoy live theatre,
as well & my home flows with art & music.
One of my fun reads is Zoe Whittall's The Best Ten Minutes Of Your
Life. I've always loved e. e. cummings. I like Neil Gaiman among
others & usually glance you through a book or 2 at nearby BMV
or Book City & if it captures my attention & then I may
easily take it home. I enjoy going through a book of excerpts of
Emma Goldman's Journals. I like graphic animals including my signed
copies of books of Will Eisner & Art Spiegelman. The Sunday New
York Times, of course & I have fun finding different blogs of
interest on the net. I gave away my signed copy of Harlan Ellison's
script of City On The Edge Of Forever to someone who appreciated it
more than me although I liked it, too.
I love ashtanga yoga and have an interest in veggie/vegan food
along with fish. I'll cook at home & have a wonderful gas stove
of which I'm hardly able to achieve its true potential but I'm
getting better with it. I look for local & organic food &
like to shop at Kensington Market, Dufferin Grove farmers market,
Fiesta Farms & the fruit & vegetable store at