I'm a culture buff, but not a snob. I'm always open to new stuff,
and like to take my time getting to know a record or a book.
Here's a sampling...
on the shelf...
Primarily fiction, short fiction, art books, comics/graphic novels,
and various non-fiction/science that sound fascinating but I never
finish. Plus education and psychology books.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Where the Wild Things
Are, anything by Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips,
Daytripper, Asterios Polyp
on the screen...
Cool Hand Luke, Three Days of the Condor,
Annie Hall, The Thing, Back to the
Future, Eternal Sunshine, Rushmore, Big
Lebowski, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Groundhog
Day, Minority Report
I love the fantastical and adventurous... between Indiana Jones and
Jurassic Park I wanted to be an
archaeologist/paleontologist for many years. Still do.
on the dvr...
I tend toward comedies or interesting dramas... so pretty much
stuff that airs on Thursdays and Sundays.
Pete & Pete, Arrested Development,
Venture Bros, Community, Parks and Rec,
Game of Thrones, Louie, Breaking Bad,
True Detective is blowing me away right now...
from the speakers...
British rock, well-written lyrics, heart-wrenching blues and soul,
haunting instrumentals, a great melody, a funky bass line, clever
rhymes wrapped around a rhythm, sprawling soundscapes, intricate
arrangements, live jazz, chunky and fuzzy/ballsy riffs.. these are
what pull me in. Also, I'm a sucker for female vocalists.
Blur, Rolling Stones, St. Vincent, Yo La Tengo, Belle &
Sebastian, Swell Season, Arcade Fire, Andrew Bird, Bowie,
Radiohead... to name a small few...
I also listen to the radio, WFMU, WBGO, and WNYC (NPR), especially
on the walls...
leonardo, anselm kiefer, lucian freud, saul bass, james jean, lucas
samaras, julie mehretu, sandy skoglund
chuck jones, alex toth.
illustrations. prints. handmade books. surrealist narratives and
abstractions – recently enjoyed seeing the magritte exhibition
in me belly...
I'll pretty much try anything, but usually a balance of what's good
for my body & what tastes good.
I do not like bacon. This seems to be a point of contention.