Top musical picks are Jonathan Richman (whole career, not just that 1st Modern Lovers album, I saw him at the Lion's Lair and the Bug most recently), the Feelies, Lucy Wainwright Roche, the Dirtbombs, Gogol Bordello, Sonic Youth, but there are hundreds thousands more, Iggy Pop, Stereolab, Can, Fishbone, I just discovered this awesome Japanese blues-jazz-punk outfit called Monkey Business Extra Light . . . and Half Japanese is good. Really I love everything, Mozart, Billy Childish, the Ramones . . . Cheap Trick (?), Thin Lizzy (!!?), the Specials, the Clash, Johnny Cash, Red heart the ticker, others. Unknown stranger on the bus: "Who's yer (hic) favorite band?" "I don't play favorites." And I really love reggae and ska, but I don't have a favorite right now, well maybe the Trojans, the Clash, Augustus Pablo, Toots and the Maytals, Aggrolites, others.
Shows: There are lots of good bands to see in Denver and that's a nice thing to do on a date. I don't go to many shows but I have friends in the local music scene past present and future, and I'm about to give standup comedy a swing, I keep saying that, need to case the joint first. Considering making the rounds of the open stage nights too or if I'm feeling extra brave who knows maybe I'll take my guitar to the mall or somewhere and try busking . . . that's how Joe Strummer got started, I hear.
Food: Not a vegetarian or vegan, especially love hot spicy non U.S. standard food like Indian, Mexican, Peruvian, Vietnamese food . . . also lately lots of ramen noodles with gr beef, onion, broccholi, kale, tomato, jalapeno, chili flavor, sure a nice cheeseburger with fries time to time, but sincerely aspire to a healthy as feasible near-omnivore diet, being especially attentive to the current Monsanto-led GMO infection of our food supply (have you heard?). A friend has recommended a book called Eat Right For Your Blood Type which seems promising of a whole new routine, I bought a copy but haven't really dived in yet. I have a blender and just started juicing , which I dig. So far celery, apple, honey, cinnamon, and blueberry juice.