Movies: Alien quadrilogy, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Dark Shadows, The Hunger, Moon, Sweeney Todd, This is Spinal Tap, The Trip to Bountiful, anything directed by Guest or Hitchcock or Mamet or von Trier or featuring Kathy Bates, Willem Dafoe, Catherine Deneuve, Johnny Depp, Jodie Foster, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Gary Oldman, Geraldine Page, Chistina Ricci, Susan Sarandon, Chloë Sevigny, Meryl Streep, Sigourney Weaver, William H. Macy... Documentaries. Thoughtful horror & sci-fi. Classics. B and cult films.
Shows: Don't do much TV, but try to catch SNL and the occasional NatGeo wildlife film or PBS special when I can. Enjoy/ed American Horror Story, Being Human, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Orphan Black, Game of Thrones, The Tudors. Avid NPR listener/supporter.
Music: Medieval/Renaissance/Baroque, Great American Songbook, 60s/70s, folk (American, English, Celtic), singer-songwriter, close/dense harmony, "difficult music," otherworldly rock, New Wave, Goth, dance, electronica, ambient, trance. Sample artists: Tori Amos, Laurie Anderson, B-52s, Babybird, J.S. Bach, Beatles, Belle and Sebastian, Björk, Bleachers, Blondie, David Bowie, Jeff Buckley, Kate Bush, David Byrne, Johnny Cash, Cocteau Twins, Dean & Britta, Death Cab for Cutie, Iris Dement, DJ Spooky, Dufay, Florence and the Machine, Peter Gabriel, Girlyman, God Is An Astronaut, Grimes, Josephine Foster, Girlyman, Tylan Greenstein, Jeff Hanson, Robyn Hitchcock, Lady Gaga, Ladytron, Longhouse, Mamas and Papas, Aimee Mann, Massive Attack, Nellie McKay, Stephin Merritt, Joni Mitchell, Meredith Monk, Morrissey, Mors Syphilitica, Ockeghem, Nirvana, Agnes Obel, Michael Penn, Pixies, Poozies, Radiohead, Rasputina, Lou Reed, Roches, Frankie Rose, Roxy Music, Pete Seeger, Simon & Garfunkel, Patti Smith, St. Vincent, Stars, Stereolab, Storyhill, Swans, Tallis, Tear Garden, They Might Be Giants, Tycho, Anna von Hausswolff, Rufus Wainwright, Gillian Welch, Lucinda Williams, Neil Young...
Food: (New) Mexican, Indian, Ethiopian, tapas, nuts, heirloom tomatoes, kale and greens in general, apples, citrus, olives, fungi, local/organic foods, sustainable/wild game/fish, bread, and cheese (probably the final frontier on my journey toward veganism). Wine, beer, gin, single-malt scotch, tequila, coffee, tea.