Musicians I’ve listened to a lot recently and not so recently include but are not limited to Nick Cave, the Clash, the Decemberists, Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen.
I don’t know every writer or musician out there, claim no superspecial fan or genre expert status. And I’m always open to seeing, hearing, reading new stuff.
My favorite websites include Rational Wiki, Language Log, TV Tropes, Snopes, Cracked.com, and Portal of Evil TV. I like reading and listening to skeptical takes on the conspiranoia stuff I listen to mainly for the humor value. The internet is a fascinating place.
Consumptionwise, I like caffeine, seafood, sushi, steak, salads, tofu, Palestinian food (tabouleh, maqluba, Arabic salad, mujadara), nachos, veggie pizza, Israeli breakfast, omelets, Indian food (saag paneer), dark chocolate, vanilla anything, dry red wine, whiskey, soda water, mango juice, ginger ale, and of course beer.
When I have a TV I mainly watch crime stuff and other shows about the travails of the gainfully employed (Law and Order, NCIS, House, etc). Movies I recall especially enjoying off the top of my head include things by Tarantino, things by the Coen brothers, a few things by Todd Solondz, and I'm not really a movie buff so please do not quiz me.
Frankly, am not sure what I think about answering these kinds of questions, because different music and books and movies do different things for me at different times, and I don't think you can form a coherent or accurate idea about me from this information. Still, it's easier than "What are you doing with your life?", isn't it?
...older than me by more than 5 years at the absolute most. I want someone who is more or less at my level in terms of life experience, not someone much older or much younger.
...looking only for women younger than yourself. This makes you seem like you might be an insecure, controlling piece of work.
...an avowed Muslim or Catholic (or other flavor of Christian, or religious Jew, or Mormon, etc) who lists "casual sex" as one of the things he's after. I'm not religious at all myself, but I am also not turned on by hypocrisy, and I'm not interested in being someone's dirty little secret.
...in Jordan or Bangladesh or Australia or Qatar or Korea or some other place very far away from me.
...someone who only looks at women's pics and hasn't bothered to read my profile or my answers to the questions. I bothered making a profile and answering all those questions because I'm here to find a man who is compatible with me personality-wise (in addition, of course, to mutual physical attraction). If I just wanted someone who liked the way I looked, I'd go to a bar, or, I dunno, to the laundromat (I've been hit on at a laundromat once or twice, go figure). I will note that I am surely not the only person on OK Cupid who takes this approach. This is important to bear in mind when sending anyone messages. (End Public Service Announcement)
...someone who really wants kids and is looking for the motherly type. My scant capacity to nurture is probably going to be entirely expended on my adorable pet corn snake and any future snakes or possibly cats.
...someone who thinks all women lie, and thus will discount whatever I am saying now, have said above, or will say in the future, anyway.
...a curious, smart, personable guy who likes what he's read so far and is looking for a (potentially long-term and exclusive) companion for fun, stupid jokes, conversation, sex, perhaps reading books together, travelling if we have the money and time, mutually complaining about our daily annoyances, and having each other's back. Also, I tend toward liking slim, clean-shaven guys with dark eyes and hair, but don't let it stop you from messaging me if you don't fit that exact description.
I am also looking for people, even just potential friends, in the Albany and New York City areas, as I will be back in upstate NY in late summer, and the tentative plan is to move to NYC sometime in the fall.