Books - my space these days is full of travel, food, cooking,
photo, counterculture and art and design books - about a couple
hundred of them purchased over the last ten years and a lot of
magazines - particularly those oriented towards travel and
lifestyle - Monocle, Tank, Inventory, Candy Magazine, Wallpaper,
Conde-Naste Traveller etc. Rizzoli, Taschen, St Marks Book Store
are some of my favorite places in NYC.
Some memorable reads - All of Tolkien's books (few more than the
popular four), Golden Gate/Vikram Seth, Tinker Tailor Soldier
Spy/John Le Carre, Eye of the needle/Ken Folliet, The Parsifal
Music - live music and DJ sets, exploring nyc performance spaces
and bands and listening to lots of new live music for under $10 a
night is one of my favorite things to do. Some new faves- bands -
Chrome Canyon, The Pharmacy, PassKontrol, Daft Punk, The Nuclears,
Pak, Chain and the Gang, Calvin Johnson. Spaces - Shea Stadium,
Secret Project Robot, Bushwick Starr, Pianos, Rockwood, Death by
Audio, 285 Kent (RIP), The Well.
Also into modern post slumdog bollywood music. Love Spotify and the
power to explore more new music.
Shows - NYTimes Travel Show - amazing healing place to go every
winter - seriously!! The Wire - best TV show ever - the should stop
giving out Emmies now that it is done or maybe not - Game of
Thrones, Breaking Bad, The Returned and True Detective are kickass
Movies - appreciate all well made movies except the ones made by
Lars Von Trier but the kind I really get excited about are dark,
soulful stuff like sometimes Tim Burton, Tarantino or George Romero
make (yes zombie movies are soulful!). Like Underdog movies a lot
too - yeah - go out and win it, yes you can! I have watched my fair
share of world cinema and love it - Chinese, Japanese, HK, Indian,
Singapore, Italian, French, German etc (love traveling the world
thru movies!). Netflix subscriber since 2004.
Food - Seafood, all types of fruits, nuts, Granola, Grilled
vegetables, Red Wine, Lebanese, Greek, Turkish Cuisine. Dark
Chocolote and/or Stinky Cheese to celebrate something.