As far as theoretical writing goes, I enjoy working through the
thought of Hannah Arendt
, Giorgio Agamben, and Jacques
Derrida. On the more fictitious side of things I dig Cormac
McCarthy, Salman Rushdie, Haruki Murakami, and Philip K. Dick. When
I'm looking for something interesting, but not all-consuming I
enjoy reading the essays of Walter Benjamin, Joan Didion, and
Flannery O'Connor as well as the poetry of Langston Hughes,
, and Mahmoud Darwish. Also,
everything that I ever needed to know in life I learned from
reading a few Bukowski poems.
My usual musical suspects include the Jesus and Mary Chain,
Times New Viking
, Yo La Tengo, the
, PJ Harvey, Tom Waits, Sonic
, Guided By Voices
, Blonde Redhead, Michael Gira/
Swans, Jonathan Richman/ Modern Lovers
and the Maytals
. Rolling Stones, Nina Simone, Desmond Dekker,
Shannon & the Clams, Jimi Hendrix, Neko Case, Grass
, My Bloody Valentine, Explosions in the Sky, Talulah
Gosh, Holly Golightly, and pretty much everything that Phil Spector
put out during his whole 'Wall of Sound' thing.
When it comes to film, I
pretty much dig the usual fare.
My favorites include Crimes and
Misdemeanors, Sideways, Wendy and Lucy, Moon, There Will Be Blood,
Last Tango in Paris, Million Dollar Baby, Contempt, No Country For
Old Men, the Elephant Man, Blazing Saddles, Caddyshack, Terminator,
Repo Man, and shitty 80s flicks.
When it comes to food, my family is Italian, so over the years my
grandparents taught me how to prepare dishes from recipes that have been handed down for
Puoi parlare lentamente? Non so dove vivo io!