I work too much.
The Daily Planet set for the new Superman movie (ETA 2013) was down the hall from my office on the 25th floor of the Sears tower. I got to meet Lois Lane (Amy Adams), her boss Perry White (Laurence Fishburne) and tons of really nice people. Watching the set being built was really cool and I can't wait to see the movie now.
I like dance music that spins at 115 to 123 Beats Per Minute. Check out "Get Busy" and "Pump That Body" by Mr. Lee for examples of great Chicago House Music. Other dance artists I like are Black Box, C+C Music Factory, MC Hammer.
"But house, I would say 115-120 BPM is pretty good. For techno, 120-135 is okay as well. Techno especially has defintately slowed down over the past 4-5 years. I think at the peak of European techno (Dave Clarke, Adam Beyer, Danilo Vigorito, Cari Lekebusch), they were playing hard and dark techno at 135 BPM at least. Guys like DJ Rush would play their stuff so fast and aggressively that I've always thought DJ Rush maxed out his pitch control limit on the turntable (sliding the fader down to the furthest). But with the explosion of minimal techno, I have seen much of the material being released now being slowed down significantly. "
"Having been a club DJ for almost 20 years I've seen and played it all. The music that last the test of time tends to ride from 120 to 130. 120 being the magic number which is the beat for military and parade march (which is about 3 miles per hour) healthy folk can dance for hours at that rate anything above 140 really becomes ridiculous and what I call "disposable music" because its life span is 4 to 6 weeks - if that. Of course this all depends on the club and the demographic of the patrons."
121, it's a magic tempo! I don't find it slow at all, lots of classic house tracks around that tempo.
125-130 tech, electrohouse
Tools, music, running, volleyball, bike riding.
When I used to have time:
Comedy Central, TCM, PBS, BBC, Modern Family sometimes, Doctor Who
I was on the set - Man of Steel (2013)
regarding music - Spinal Tap, Fear of a Black Hat, Dancer in the Dark, Sound of Music, Carmen Jones
by - Kevin Smith, John Hughes, Oliver Stone, Quentin Tarantino
actors - Robin Williams, Julie Andrews, Sean Connery
types - documentaries, Disney, musicals, comedy, science fiction,etc.
Terry McMillan makes me laugh.
Dale Carnegie - How to Win Friends and Influence People