Trying to shorten these lists. Heh.
I recently enjoyed Children of Bodom in Chicago and just finished
my first gig with Stormcaller. Best show of this spring was
Enslaved opening for Amon Amarth. Check out A Black Sea, the
product of a collaboration between the STL bands (folk music)
Indian Blanket and (doom/black metal) A Lion's Daughter - and it's
amazing. They blew me away last fall playing it live, and if they
ever do it again you won't want to miss out.
Don't have much time for recreational reading, but I love making
time to read things related to research/school, so I read a lot of
non-fiction though my favorite authors are J.R.R. Tolkien
, Phillip Pullman
, Kurt Vonnegut
, Douglas Hofstadter
, Alan Moore
, Niel Gaiman
and the Holy Grail, Clerks
, The Hobbit, Stardust
, Thank You for Smoking,
Princess Bride, Watchmen
, Black Swan
, The Illusionist,
, Labyrinth, The Boondock Saints, Lord of the Rings
, V for Vendetta
Zoolander, Donnie Darko, The Life of Brian, The Usual Suspects,
, Eddie Izzard
anything with Simon
or anything directed by Quentin Tarantino
, the Coen
brothers, or Tim Burton.
Television Series (rarely watched on TVs)
Netflix binging on series like a baws!
, Outlaw Star, Workaholics
, Jeckyl & Hyde,
The IT Crowd
Yugioh The Abridged Series, Spaced
, Sealab 2021, Futurama
, Flying Circus, Arrested
Development, MI:5, Baccano!
, Robin Hood, Doctor Who
Metalocalypse, Yakitate! Japan
, The Guild,
Battlestar Gallactica, Sherlock, Firefly
, Darker than Black, Game of Thrones
Hellsing, Merlin, Bleach, Trigun
, Pure Pwnage, The Dresden Files,
Dr. Horrible's Sing
, Archer, Black Books
, House, The Daily Show
series, Death Note, and The Colbert Report.
I am very keen on folk, symphonic, and progressive metal. The
occasional bluegrass, jazz, and indie, folk, and punk rock artist
is found on my youtube and computer. From time to time I will delve
into related genres, symphony, and ethnic instrumental music
(Arabic lutes ftw). Most of my listening habits consist of metal,
with deep explorations in various subgenres including avante-garde
black, symphonic, power, thrash, death, viking
, pagan, and techdeath. I'm also
quite fond of many video game and a few movie soundtracks.
My last.fm is zanthir.
I enjoy card, table-top, and board games socially. Especially
Scrabble, Munchkin, and Cards Against Humanity
Social console games are great. Come over and play Rocksmith with
me! I might also bust out my silly dancing Playstation Move games.
I still have my n64, so Mario Kart. Outside of these multiplayer
games I don't really play video games anymore. I used to. The last
games I played extensively were League of Legends and LOTRO.