Jazz, Rap, Hip Hop, Rock, Hardcore, Post Punk/Hardcore, Drum n Bass, Classical, Blues, Soul, R&B, there is so much good music in the world that we will just have to listen and vibe out to it together instead of me listing it here. I am very open to all kinds of music. Bjork, Joy Division, Wu-Tang, Dipset, PK 14, Miles Davis, DJ Shadow, Cibo Matto, The Funky Meters, Biggie, Helmet, old Ice Cube, Gangstarr, Pia, Merging Moon, even Kanye to Quicksand to Dinosaur Jr. to Nina Simone.
I am currently slowly reading and reflecting on the Keith Haring Journals. I just bought a volume of famous collected artist interviews by Michael Pippiat, the Francis Bacon and Frank Auerbach ones are so sick so far. Old Marvel TPB collections, history books. Also just finished the Decay of an Angel by Yukio Mishima, heavy shit.
I watch, or listen to, a lot of Documentaries while I paint and make art, ranging from the Mongol Empire to Mafia Heists to Famous Artist Bios to Famous Historical Leaders to War History to Food Documentaries to documentaries on Buddhism, etc...
Anthony Bourdain is kind of my hero currently. If you think he is an asshole, as many people I have met in California seem to think, I would love to talk and hear why and explain from a New Yorker stand point why I disagree hahaha. Oh and I just rewatched Princess Mononoke again recently and love that movie!
Things that make me laugh