Books - I read A LOT. I'm a sucker for anything sad - Ishiguro's
"Never Let Me Go", "Sophie's Choice", just finished "A Visit From
The Goon Squad" and thought it was amazing.
I read a lot of short story writers - Murakami, Andre Dubus,
Somerset Maugham,etc.. I find Joseph Campbell to be about as
brilliant as it gets.
Finally got through Murakami's last one, 1Q84. Wow, that could have
been a lot better for almost 1000 pages.
Some good movies - The Graduate, Wonder Boys, Beautiful Girls, In
The Mood For Love, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Iron Giant, Old Boy, 400
Blows, Miyazaki Films, Shame, Drive, Ordinary People, Lost Boys,
Hoosiers, Real Genius, Moonrise Kingdom, MASH.. too many to write
Some good TV -Mad Men (This last season blew me away), Parks and
Rec, The IT Crowd, Peep Show, Girls, Seinfeld, The Soup, Six Feet
Under, Happy Endings, Tim & Eric, Bob's Burgers, Colbert
Report, Workaholics, Life and Times of Tim. Dr. Steve Brule holds a
special place in my heart. Anything that is clever and a little
dark generally floats my boat.
Music: I Pandora it a lot these days. War On Drugs, Beirut, Radical
Face (probably best album of 2011), French Kicks, Blonde Redhead,
Sulk, Sharon Van Etten, Justice, Frightened Rabbit, Bon Iver,
Pixies, Fugazi, Arcade Fire, Bright Eyes, Belle And Sebastien,
Rolling Stones, Neil Diamond, Calexico, Ratatat, New Pornographers,
Doves, Whisketown, XX, Velvet Underground, Walkmen, Fleet Foxes,
Queens Of The Stone Age, etc.
Give these a listen: