*My favorite playlist is my Sunday playlist. My late night/after-party mix is a close second.
*I like thinly populated beaches for good thinking time. But a big porch and a dog will do just fine.
*often thought of as 'good people'.
*mildly handsome in the right light.
I have been a journalist and radio producer in the past, and gradually aspire to return to these fields. The economics of this is tricky.
Unpacking an idea or position.
Setting up a nice afternoon.
Nerd hot talk.
Enjoying the quiet.
Music: Sun Kil Moon/Red House Painters/Kozelek, Fever Ray/The Knife, Low, Blonde Redhead, Portishead, Bach, Faure, Mahler, Dylan, Cohen, Beach House, Stereolab, Ladytron, Austra, Lionel Ritchie, Gillian Welch, Julee Cruise, Roxy Music, David Bowie, Animotion, Cocteau Twins, My Bloody Valentine, Club 8, Glass Candy, Frankie Rose, Lianne La Havas, Joan as Police Woman, quiet things, loud-ish things, things that meander, things that move.
Movies: Last Temptation of Christ, Dr. Strangelove, The Godfather(s), American Splender, Glengarry Glen Ross, Do the Right Thing, Wes Anderson, black comedies, Nordic nightmares, movies with outer space in them, Flashdance, Donnie Darko, films shot in New Zealand, Pina (3D!),Wings of Desire, and 2 out of 3 eighties movies.
Books: A bunch of non-fiction + Cormack McCarthy, Annie Dillard, Steinbeck, Edward Abbey, Vonnegut, Sedaris, Hemingway, the sad and thoughtful Russians, Tom Wolfe + some more.
TV: The Wire, Downton Abbey, Son's of Anarchy, Breaking Bad, BSG, The West Wing, the PBS Newshour, reality shows about remote things, Firefly, Game of Thrones, CBS Sunday Morning + some more
the national public radio
Nice walks (esp in woodsy situations)
homemade fruit soda
The whiskey family, and other things to put in a tumbler
The ocean (i do, but grudgingly)
*you want to use me for my free admittance to some nice museums.
*you want to read books in the same room.
*dj nights at the Museum of Natural History strike your fancy.
*none of these things matters really, just liking each other and being a good sport is definitely my style.