As far as my goal here: We meet. We exchange pleasantries. We get to know each other. We make each other laugh. We realize that our differences and similarities are what make the both of us worthy of each other. We both embrace the beauty of our imperfections and feel a certain affinity. We look at each other. A metaphoric string section starts to play. Hands are held. And then.........
Just so you know, I don't do the "advanced" membership here. So if you "like" me, I won't see who it is. A personal message would be preferred. And I hope you can say a little more than "Hi" or "Hello".
Goodnight Moon, Shakespeare, Poetry of Charles Bukowski, "Hallelujah Junction" biography on the life of composer John Adams, The Real Frank Zappa book.
City Lights, Goodfellas, When Harry met Sally, Fantasia, Fantasia 2000, Pulp Fiction, Cloud Atlas (for which I orchestrated 4 minutes of the score), The Elephant Man, Fargo, Singin' in the Rain, Inglorious Basterds, Se7en.
Family Guy, Law and Order franchise, The Simpsons, anything on PBS.
Classical/Opera/Jazz: Too many to list.
As far as the Pop/Rock world: Frank Zappa, Tori Amos, The Beatles, Ani DiFranco, Jimi Hendrix, Anais Mitchell, Lady Gaga, Radiohead, Frank Sinatra, Pink Floyd, Fiona Apple, Tony Bennett, etc.
Whatever tastes good, I guess.