Favorite bands :
British Sea Power, Radiohead, Pavement, My Bloody Valentine, The Pixies, Husker Du, Makiza, Blur, Lush, The Smiths, PJ Harvey, Howlin' Wolf, Can, Kraftwerk, The Slits, The Dead Milkmen, Fugazi, Ween, The Who, Wilco, Joy Division, McCarthy, New Order, Melt Banana, XTC, Wire, The Beatles, DJ Shadow, Les Paul, The Strokes, The Sonics, Stereolab, Broadcast, Boredoms, Garbage, Girl Talk, The Replacements, The Jesus & Mary Chain, The White Stripes, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Big Star, Cat Power, Mazzy Star, Rilo Kiley, No Doubt, The Kinks, The Dead Kennedys, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Television, The Strokes, Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Devo, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Aphex Twin, Elastica, Telepathe, Sixpence None The Richer, A Sunny Day in Glasgow, Camera Obscura, Talking Heads, John Coltrane, Agent Orange, Orange Juice, Charlie Parker, Paul Westerberg, The Yardbirds, The Velvet Underground, Dusty Springfield, The Primrose League, etc.
A lot of things off Sub-Pop, Rough Trade, the major labels, ecetera ecetera. I'm eclectic.
Favorite guitarists :
(In no particular order) Pete Townshend, Johnny Marr, Jonny Greenwood, Chuck Berry, T-Bone Walker, Charlie Christian, Robert Johnson, Peter Buck, Bob Stinson, Sterling Morrison, John Squire, George Harrison, Django Reidnhardt, East Bay Ray, Bernard Butler, Eric Johnson, Jack White, Kevin Shields, almost everyone I've heard has had some impression on me.
Favorite bassists :
John Entwhistle, Colin Greenwood, Colin Moulding, Peter Hook, John Cale/Sterling Morrison, Mani, Vi- oh fuck it.
Favorite books :
High Fidelity, Killing Yourself To Live: 85% of a True Story, The Elephant Vanishes: Stories, A Clockwork Orange, The Great Gatsby, Norwegian Wood, Infinite Jest, The Crying of Lot 49, This Side of Paradise, Kafka On The Shore, Babylon Revisited, The Stranger, The Fall, The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Nine Stories, Dubliners, A Farewell to Arms, Cat's Cradle, The Catcher in the Rye, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, 1984, Fahrenheit 451, Slaughterhouse-Five, Bridget Jones' Diary, Holes, To Kill A Mockingbird, Candide, War of the Worlds, No Country For Old Men, Jurassic Park, The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Works, Walden, A Narrative of a Revolutionary Soldier, Sex Drugs and Cocoa Puffs, etc.
Favorite tv :
How I Met Your Mother, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Spaced, Black Books, Scrubs, Skins (the US and UK versions, the show I love to hate), The Daily Show/Colbert Report, Adventure Time, Regular Show, Kenny vs. Spenny, Freaks and Geeks, This American Life, Arrested Development, The Office, etc.
If only I got around to watching more TV...
Favorite movies :
INCEPTION, Shaun of the Dead, Blue Velvet, Exit Through The Gift Shop, Amelie, Rebel Without a Cause, Lord Love A Duck, Jurassic Park, The Science of Sleep, Indiana Jones I-III, James Bond series, Lost in Translation, Marie Antoinette, Pulp Fiction, Say Anything, Gross Point Blank, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, A Streetcar Named Desire, Slacker, Back to the Future, etc...
You know, there are actually too many to name, but here's a rough-hewn sketch.
I play guitar, but I'm in a bit of a predicament as of late due to the fact that my guitar's input jack decided it was better off detached, along with the wood surrounding it.and am now currently part of something that has some semblance to an actual band! and am back in the bedroom.
I listen to music on a pretty constant basis. I like talking about it. My one fear, however, is if I randomly die and someone finds my copy of Liz Phair's self-titled third album in my collection, which I will not be able to explain.
Pretty voracious reader, used to stick primarily to late Modernist to Postmodern stuff but am trying to read more contemporary lit.
Movies are fantastic, though I haven't left a theatre completely satisfied in some time.
I appreciate sports, but my lack of enthusiasm for them is pitiful.
I must deal with the crippling realization that I am alone in my thoughts in the monolithic, soulless, postmodern existence which drags us on and on into an uncertain abyss. But worst of all, I can't decide whether my favorite Radiohead album is OK Computer or Hail to the ThiefAmnesiacKid AThe King of Limbs, and that says more about me, I think.