bookworm: east of eden, brothers karamazov, invisible man, 100
years of solitude, american pastoral, the meditations of marcus
aurelius, siddharta, naked lunch, the stranger, a tree grows in
brooklyn, a portrait of an artist as a young man, grapes of wrath,
a long day's journey into night, heart of darkness, leaves of
grass, the portrait of dorian grey, let the great world spin.
anything Vonnegut, Hemingway, edgar allan poe, ee cummings, anne
sexton, toni morrison.
Just finished the Booker prize winner "the sense of an ending" and
was absolutely floored.
music: mom and dad only let me listen to classical and classic rock
growing up, and for that i am eternally thankful. while my peers
were listening to NKOTB, i was jamming to eric clapton.
beethoven's 5th is probably my favorite whole piece of work, while
mozart's lachrymosa is the best individual song. and yeah, huge
Hendrix, clapton, beatles, joplin, et al fan, while i also love and
hugely appreciate much music from the past decade. really big into
hip-hop and rap, too. beastie boys and dr. dre are all geniuses. I
could listen to the nirvana unplugged album anytime, anywhere.
"heart of gold" will forever be my song mantra. Oh, and
Motown/soul/funk? Yes, please. Newer stuff: xx, mumford + sons, of
monsters and men, Florence +the machine, miike snow, bon iver,
broken bells, Bedouin soundclash, and much more. Always down for a
cinephile: scorcese, wes anderson, coppola, coen brothers,
hitchcock, bergman, fellini, the scott brothers, and it goes on and
on. really big into foreign (i'm suggesting "let the right one in"
[swedish] and "the orphanage" [spanish] to my friends right now.)
my three favorites are "the godfather part II" , "the lives of
others" and "the best of youth" (originally aired as an italian
miniseries.) basically, i will watch anything except serial romcoms
and movies akin to the 2 fast 2 furious franchise.
Recently saw "never let me go" and watched it three times in a
TV: THE WIRE, Breaking Bad, Luther, natgeo and discovery programs,
absolutely fabulous, arrested development, always sunny, taxi, top
gear (BBC), eastbound and down. I rarely watch anything these days.