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Interests in no particular order: music, books, shoes, improvisational comedy, wine, antiques/old stuff, ethics, metalsmithing, food/organic food, comedy, photography, cooking, film, art, geology, animals (inclusive of most- but not all human animals), vintage clothes, astronomy, design, Native American philosophy and teachings, meteorology, ethnic food, automobiles, philosophy, nail polish, nature, health, architecture, beauty, color, fashion, Eastern Religions, science, travel, politics, sewing, hair color, plus anything and everything mechanical.
Favorite Movies In no particular order: Amélie, Brazil, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Juliet of the Spirits, anything with Boris Karloff in it, Time Bandits, the 400 Blows, Dead Man, 8 1/2, Dr. Strangelove, La Jetee, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, La Dolce Vita, Mystery Train, Spinal Tap, Shoot the Piano Player, The Wizard of Oz, Lolita, Pan's Labyrinth, Idiocracy, Down By Law, The Big Sleep, Ghost World, Volver, Spirited Away, Stranger Than Paradise, My Neighbor Totoro, Harold and Maude, Rear Window, Pink Flamingos, His Girl Friday, Sleeper, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (Gene Wilder version), The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, Day for Night, The Philadelphia Story, the Apu series, Diva, A Clockwork Orange, Princess Mononoke, Office Space, The Thin Man (entire series), Last Year at Marienbad, Manos- Hands Of Fate, The Day The Earth Stood Still, Plan 9 From Outer Space, Cobra Woman, Teenagers From Outer Space... actually- any grade c or d schlocky movie from the 40's/50's/or 60's...
Favorite Music In no particular order: Jimi Hendrix, the Kills, the Libertines, Carly Simon, Suicide, Grant Green, Ludwig van Beethoven, David Bowie (up til the 1980's), Blur, early Roxy Music (first 2 albums especially), Patti Smith, the Pixies, Gorillaz, Digable Planets, the Smiths, The Roots, Magazine, Jill Scott, Franz Shubert, Television, Dolly Parton, Outkast, any Rockabilly, the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, the Zombies, the Yardbirds, Lene Lovich, Bette Midler (1970's stuff), any Reggae, any Mowtown/Tamla, any Ska, Najma, Eno, the White Stripes, White Denim, Dusty Springfield, the Dead Weather, FSOL, Jimmy Osterberg, Can, J.S. Bach, Bauhaus, the Sex Pistols, Tricky, the Cramps, Kate Bush, the Jam, the Arctic Monkeys, the Latin Playboys, Ofra Haza, Erykah Badu, Joy Division, Concrete Blonde, Hives, Twelve Caesars, Boss Hog, My Scarlet Life, Shrimpboat, Urge Overkill, the Horrors, Sonic Youth, Tom Waits, QOTSA, the Eagles of Death Metal, Screaming Trees, Acid Mothers Temple, Deerhoof, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ramones, Oscar Peterson, Woody Herman, De La Soul, Massive Attack, the Chemical Brothers, Orbital, Beck, Carole King, any Stax, Django Reinhardt, Joni Mitchell, Arrested Development, PJ Harvey, Throbbing Gristle, the Ventures, TV On The Radio, the Noisettes, the Velvet Underground, T.Rex, Thin Lizzy, Suzanne Vega, Syd Straw, Polaris, Patsy Cline, any Swing or Big Band, the Modern Lovers, Cornershop, Feist, the Breeders, Air, Léo Delibes, the Doors, the Animals, the Staple Singers, Bloc Party (first album), the Andrews Sisters, Dean Martin, Julie London, Tipsy, Combustible Edison, Lyle Lovett, John Doe, Wilhelmenia Wiggins-Fernandez, The Black Keys, Cedar Walton, Thelonious Monk, Amon Tobin, Brian Burton
Favorite Books In no particular order: The Loved One- Evelyn Waugh, Geek Love- Katherine Dunn, Alice in Wonderland- Lewis Carroll, any Banana Yoshimoto, any Kurt Vonnegut, any Richard Brautigan, any John Lennon, any Haruki Murakami, any Donald Barthelme, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, the Anne Rice Vampire books, Godel/Escher/Bach- Hofstadter, Pronoia Is The Antidote For Paranoia- Rob Brezsny, The Tao Te Ching- Ellen Chen, Our America- Le Alan Jones and Lloyd Newman, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again- Andy Warhol, Crackpot- John Waters, any George Orwell, pretty much any autobiography, Writing Down The Bones-Natalie Goldberg, any cookbook