Music: Probably more important to me than anything else. 80s/90s
punk and hardcore. 90s indie rock (think Superchunk).
Classic/Outlaw country (Cash, Loretta, Tammy, Merle, Waylon,
Willie). No Depression/Alt-country (like Uncle Tupelo, hence the
depressing screen name). Metal of all types (Maiden to At the Gates
to Torche). Recently, I've been listening to Joyride!, Cancers,
Ex-Hex, Bikini Kill, Beach Slang, Sturgill Simpson, The Lemonheads,
Banner Pilot, War on Women, Red Dons, Charles Bradley, Fugazi
(First Demo!), and lots of melodic Swedish death metal.
If you like punk/hardcore, listen to this demo by GLOSS from
Olympia, WA and be prepared to be blown away:
If you like everything between Townes Van Zandt and A Tribe Called
Quest, Dillinger 4 and Disfear, and Emmylou Harris and Explosions
in the Sky, we will probably get along musically.
Books: A lot of non-fiction related to social
welfare/capitalism/race/transportation/end of the world-type
scenarios (Mike Davis! Rebecca Solinit!), anything by George
Pelecanos, random books about soccer and cycling. In the middle of
Girls to the Front by Sara Marcus cause my knowledge of Riot Grrl
history is seriously lacking.
I read the newspaper most days and listen to Democracy Now and
Food: Vegetarian since I was 16, not all that picky of an eater. No
olives though. Yes, I know I'm missing out.
Prefer veg comfort food, Asian (South /Southeast), Middle
Eastern/Mediterranean, Burritos (as big or bigger than my head),
breakfast-for-dinner/diners, and Ethiopian.
Movies: The Warriors is my favorite movie of all time. Shows how
much I like bad movies. So I Married An Axe-Murderer is also up
TV: The Wire is a favorite, not much of a tv person though. Jock
warning: I'm a soccer and hockey fan and do watch games sometimes.
Have been known to enjoy Arrested Development and Game of Thrones