Some of the movies that come to mind are: Angel-A, Best in Show, Black Snake Moan, Blade Runner, Being There, Eat Drink Man Woman, Encounters at the End of the World, Himalaya, Lone Star, Moonrise Kingdom, Searching for Sugar Man, Seven Samurai, Sex Lies and Video Tape, Sophie’s Choice, Talk to Her, and V for Vendetta.
Recently saw Ain't Misbehavein' and loved it. The best classic was an excellent performance of Hamlet that I saw in Ashland years ago.
Music—where shall I begin? I have broad musical tastes. Mostly I listen to rock, jazz, blues, and funk, but I also like exotic stuff like Gamelan music; I love the way one genre blends into the next (e.g., I have a “jazz” guitar piece that seamlessly blends Jewish and Japanese melodic elements). Some of my favorites would be recognizable to most folks my age, but some of it is rather obscure. I’m always interested in discovering new music.
I love good food of all kinds—French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Indian, Mexican, and of course Northwest Cuisine. I eat a generally healthy diet, emphasizing organic wherever possible.