I'm a meat & potatoes and comfort food kinda guy. Stews, hearty
soups, pizza & spaghetti.
What I am truly passionate about is music. With the exception of a
few genres, I enjoy everything from vintage punk to classical but
am most fond of Irish celtic music - I'm slowly teaching myself to
play Mandolin and Guitar.
My favorite band of all time is The Pogues and I've been fortunate
to see them perform live three times in Boston and I LOVE
Recently listening to The Decemberists, The Head & The Heart,
The Clash, Anna Ternheim, Feist, Little Miss Higgins, Frank
Fairfield, Foghorn Stringband, The Tossers, Dropkick Murphys, The
Slackers, Old 97s, Ralph Stanley, Wayne Hancock, Leon Redbone and
The Innocence Mission to name but a handfull.
I also like to listen to CBC Radio 1 (The Vinyl Cafe and Weekend
Mornings et al.) and News 95.7 and lots of Sirius XM (Garage,
Coffee House, The Loft, First Wave...)
I only started to enjoy reading for the joy of it about two years
ago starting with Tom Sawyer. I'm already a bit of a snob I guess
having spoiled myself early on with the likes of "New York, the
Novel" (historical fiction) by Ed Rutherfurd, Water For Elephants,
Wildwood Chronicles - Book 1 (by Colin Meloy of The Decemberists),
and some local history books. I just finished Rutherfurd's "London,
the Novel" and am still enjoying Bernard Cornwell's "The Fort" and
some more local history stuff. Before I pick up aonother Rutherfurd
book (I actually have three more here) I'd like to mix it up I
think by first picking up "Only Time Will Tell" (book 1 of The
Clifton Chronicles) by Jeffrey Archer.
Unfortunately most things so far just seem campy compared to the
quality of Rutherfurd's writing.
I don't watch much TV, infact it's barely on, but when it is, it's
usually on the History channel. I enjoy Big Bang Theory, many of
the old timeless standbys like M*A*S*H and some of the original
"Pickers" or Pawn shows.
My all time favourite movie is a little-known '70s car movie called
Two Lane Blacktop. Otherwise, I cannot remember movie titles off
the top of my head, so I'll add them as they come to me (in no
particular order): Two Lane Blacktop, American Graffiti, Cider
House Rules, Finding Forrester, Dead Poets Society, High Fidelity,
the Bourne series...
Generally speaking, I can find enjoyment in just about anything
except "The Tree of Life" and "Being John Malkovich".