I like homestyle cooking no matter where its from in the
world--it's all soul food to me. My local favorite is anything with
green chile and a vietnamese place on south federal.
I especially like new music that builds on traditional styles like
Jack White, Jeff Tweedy, Frank Black, Beck, Tom Waits, Nick Cave,
etc. I prefer music with an edge, i.e. died-in-the-mines bluegrass
over barefoot-hippie bluegrass, minor over major key, power over
pretty. I also listen to a lot of jazz, blues, folk, old
reggae-ska-rock steady, old-school and outlaw country, punk,
hardcore, metal, classic rock, hip hop, funk, and all kinds of
"alt-" and "fusions". When I want to hear what the kids are
listening to, I tune in to AM 1190 or 1340, and I'm almost always
impressed. Kind of a music geek.
My movie taste varies between low-brow-Farelly-fart humor to
art-house-Bergman-painful drama. Some of my favorite recent
directors are Paul Thomas Anderson and Pedro Almodovar. re-viewed
Peter Greenaway's The Pillow Book after 20+ years and LOVED it.
Probably a film geek, too!
Lately, I've been reading up on gardening and home repair. I used
to read a lot of social theory, mainly Marxian cultural studies. I
don't read much fiction, but I like Sartre, Joyce, Garcia Marquez
and the occasional bestseller. Despite all those years in school,
I'm not that into reading, but it is the best medium for expressing