I like to think of myself as energetic and outgoing. I'm always open to new experiences, but if left to myself I'll probably just stay on the couch. I'm a huge fan of all performance art. I've been doing theater my whole life and I've seen more live music shows that I could ever count.
Everyone says that music is a big part of their life. I'm no different, I just sincerely mean it. Starting with the musical theater and school band I performed in from 2nd grade on, to the raves and hippie festivals that dominated my high school years and even today, music has always had a hold on me.
I will never forget my first rock concert. I was a quiet kid in high school with few friends and that night I came home with both arms covered in phone numbers from new friends I still talk to today. I was 13 and I relished the experience and never looked back. Music became, and still is, a community that expands above and beyond the music itself.
Mostly crime fiction, and sci-fi/fantasy and also the counter-culture classics. Specifically: Fear & Loathing in LV, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, Hitchhiker's Guide, The Shining, Anything by Chuck Pahlniuk, The Odd Thomas trilogy by Dean Koontz. I've been re-reading the Harry Bosch series by Michael Connelly.
I stick with the classics because great new movies are few and far between. First and foremost is The Princess Bride, followed by all of Sean Connery's Bond movies. Then there's some more action and comedy after that. True story: Jim Carrey was my idol in grade school.
Simpsons, Family Guy, CSI, Law & Order, Ren & Stimpy, Sons of Anarchy, Burn Notice, Iron Chef, Justified, Three Sheets (greatest show ever, if you don't believe me come on over and get educated). And the greatest show that will never be: Terriers.
Ok, deep breath: Classic rock, reggae, jam bands, blues, electronica, folk, alternative, oldies, indie rock, bluegrass, funk, punk, hip hop, soul. Anything with a driving beat and a good baseline and I'm a happy camper. Speaking of, I'm camping at Coachella this summer, who's with me?
Anything that had a pulse. Yeah, it sounds horrible but I do love me some meat! Cooking has become my new passion. My theory is the more good food I know how to make, the more I get to eat (and serve to worthy company).