my mind is a mess of random obsessions with varying/alternating degrees of priority
skateboarding, music, art, concrete design, event(s) organizing (making stuff happen), film, photo, a hundred other things, with about 1-5 new ones added daily...
...all leaning towards the obscure and borderline pretentious, but also the silly and clever.
I am driven, focused, and funny
(probably not as funny as i think i am)
PS, the pic is from 2002. i am more salt and pepper in the muzzle now...
some of my favorite directors in no particular order:
park chan wook
(i'll stop there)
books are varied and diverse. traditionally i've read a LOT of science fiction, but not so much in the last few years.
loved: "a step farther out" a collection of science fact and speculation by jerry pournelle; the "neuromancer trilogy" by william gibson (and all of his books); most everything by David brin, but especially "earth" + "heart of the comet" which he co-wrote with gregory benford. most of Larry niven's stuff. note: everything Larry Niven + Jerry Pournelle wrote together is a masterwork that is easily greater than the sum of its 2 equal parts!
not science fiction: noam chomsky, "the shipping news", 100 years of solitude, survivor (Palahniuk), "louis riel" chester brown, "the naked ape" desmond morris' , Vonnegut, Peter Singer- especially "Animal Liberation"... this could go on for awhile, i'll stop here...
Music is another story entirely... my organised mp3 collection/ playlist is over 60,000 tracks- over 6 months long... i have about 1000 cds, 1000+ records, 1000+ cassettes, about 100 8-tracks, and maybe 3 reel to reel reels :)
the highlight to me in modern music was the post-hardcore phase of the early-mid-late 90's: shotmaker, okara, union of uranus, hoover, 400 years, don cabellaro, Dazzling Killmen, cap'm jazz.. etc. i listen to a LOT of different stuff, but this is the music-art that has stoked me the most.
the curretn crop of DIY artists that seem to take their cues from the mid 90's skrams + post-hardcore are exiting me quite a bit, including a lot of locals: Authors/ akroid, titan, JBAC, tonn, creeper, whiskey priest, kosmograd, expectorated sequence, le kraken, la maladresse, depost through, hey predator!, dance electric, love & terror cult, MARE. i'll stop here.
food= anything vegetarian/ vegan thats awesome, indian, pizza, rotis (ghandi's!), and my own curry perogi fusion cooking :)
conversations on any of the above subjects could go on for days...
my music collection
good food (i'm lucky to live in the western world)