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Patti Smith, Lou Reed, Joy Division, the three chord grunge music
of my youth, 70s rock, Tom Waites, Yo Le Tengo, Pavement, Leonard
Cohen, I love classical music and opera (it comes with being
Italian), Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong, Edith Piaf, Sisters of
Mercy, Air, The Cure, Billie Holiday, Charlotte and her creepy old
man, the list goes on and on and on....
Let's just say I like all music created by original, intelligent,
I watch most of my TV shows online now. I love science
documentaries, I make sure to catch every episode of the landmark
BBC series Horizon.
Carl Sagan is one of my heroes, not just because he was a huge
stoner who built interplanetary space probes. His show Cosmos
changed my life. It made me feel for the first time that I could
really understand so much of the universe and the nature of
Adam Curtis documentaries are in my blood. He sees the world like I
I love movies. The original Solaris by Tarkovsky would rank as one
of my favorites. But so would the MSTK rendition of the classic
film "The Prince of Space". As Homer Simpson so aptly put it "I
enjoy all the meats of our cultural stew". I am the kind of movie
nerd who has read biographies of people like Kubrick and Eisenstien
I consume books rapaciously and piteously.
I have been on a non fiction kick for a little while. "Information"
by Glieck is fascinating.
George Orwell knew a thing or two, such as the true nature of
modern war, which seemed to lapse out of our collective memory
given the events of the last decade. I have read everything by
Joseph Conrad, a brilliant man of conscience whose mastery of the
English language belied the fact that he did not learn it until he
was 18. For sheer beauty of writing I like Yukio Mishima, even
after translation it still rocks.
Neil Postman, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Kurt V., William S. B., Jose
Saramago, Douglas Adams, Neil Gaiman, Roberston Davies, Spinoza,
Voltaire, Carl "The Pill" Popper and his sparing partner Ludwig W.,
Bertrand Russel, Michel Houellebecq, Joan Dideon, Joseph Conrad,
Graham Green, William Gibson, Philip Dick, Thomas Kuhn, Aleksandr
Solzhenitsyn, Camus, Leo Strauss, Noam Chomsky, J.G. Ballard, and