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Politically, I suppose I would be called a Civil Libertarian...and as a wannabe card-carrying-member of the U.C.L.U., I will support ALL freedoms of speech..no matter my personal viewpoints. We canNOT have that FREEDOM curtailed!
"...If you've got a Blacklist, I want to be on it!." Billy Bragg,(1996).
I love music and believe it to be a visceral requirement of being human. My father was a musician his entire life, (the pedal-steel is where he landed). Those in-the-know say he was extremely gifted. I play a little piano, but that's all.
I have a 20 year-old son, Jacob, who I am privileged to have as the most important person in my life. He also loves and plays the guitar.
I'm a Psych Masters Degree drop-out (some seriously bad choices made back then) and have yet to go back and finish; I say 'yet'. I worked in the field as a therapist for many years, though. As for now, one might say I am on an extended hiatus.
I, again, love all genre's of music;I don't seem to get some types of Jazz, though; Fusion is the worst. Any Blue's-based Jazz is great, though; so is Blues-based Rock. ANYTHING influenced by the Blues is good. I love Reggae, it has my soul...and Ska has my body. HARD Metal will always succeed in calling me back, though; I am also a proud product of the Grunge movement in Rock... OH, I FORGOT: DISCO SUCKS! Anyway, to continue, my favorite Classical composer is Liszt. My degree is in Psychology and I'm interested in Religions and Philosophy...specifically Eastern-based. My favorite painters are: Joan Miro, Paul Klee, and Marc Chagall. For an amazing photographer, see Henri Cartier Bresson.
It's only offered on the Internet now, but the GNN, Guerrilla News Network is amazing: the last thing I saw was 'Faith in Exile', about a Tibetan Monk, Palden Geyetso, imprisoned and tortured for 35 years in a Chinese jail. You may view this most recent work at: http://www.gnn.tv/videos/25/Tibet_Faith_in_Exile. There is nothing like the GNN and will hopefully soon be offered on cable.
I watch allot of Sci-Fi.
Curb your Enthusiasm is the best sit-com ever, in my opinion.
I also love South Park and the Whitest Kids You Know, and have currently been turned onto a great sit-com: The Flying Conchords. I will always love The Simpson's.
My Name is Earll is another fave.
And we can never frakking forget Battlestar Galactica!
"Rosebud", those who know, know. OHMYGAWWD.....I just saw AUGUST RUSH!
And another...potential cult-classic 'Cutting Wrists', I thought it was great: Tom Waits kicks ass, as always!
My favorite film is, 2001: A Space Oddysey. I would say Blue Velvet is a close 2nd...can't get enough of Dennis Hopper. Wow, I almost forgot Kubrik's other film I love, Magnolia. and then there's, yuck, but I get the creativity: A Clock-Work Orange Oh, we mustn't forget The Rocky Horror Picture Show. I also love Borat! American Beauty is in my top 10 fave films.I am still thinking...Richard Pryor Live...ummm , A Beautiful Mind!...(still thinking) Biko!...ust see Biko!...oh and thank you, Matt, I have been inspired to include, how could I forget?? The Meaning of Life, by Monty Python. And ALL the Road-Warrior flicks as well a a sick little gem called A Boy and His Dog. I love it though. Yesterday I saw the Rob Zombie, House of a Thousand Corpes...I've seen its sequel already. LOVE Captain Spaulding!
I will begin this section w/ a timely quote from Kurt Vonnegut:
"Here's what I think the truth is: We are all addicts of fossil fuels in a state of denial, about to face cold turkey.
And like so many addicts about to face cold turkey, our leaders are now committing violent crimes to get what little is left of what we're hooked on", (1994).
I'm a great fan of Fantasy fiction. I am humbled by Jack Kerouack. I have unending love for Joseph Campbell, Lao Tzu, Daniel Quinn ( I will fight over Ishmael!), and then there's the Existentialist Philosophers...my favorite Miguel De Unamuno. I can't begin on the German ones...this would likely drag on past the character limit. I've recently been reminded of Fritjof Capra, Timothy Leary, Richard Alpert, Aldous Huxley, and Abbie Hoffman..as well as T. S. Eliot, who has written my favorite poem...The Love song of J. Alfred Prufrock. Must read, by anyone and everyone.
I love that crazy Irishman, W.B. Yeats...W.H. Audin has a wonderful poem upon the death of Yeats.
I am currently reading: 1) How to Know Yourself: As You Truly Are, by His Holiness the Dalai Lama(this will be "current..." for years likely.and; 2) The Book of Sorrows, by Walter Wangerin, Jr. which I've fizzled out on..I will persevere, though..not the epic of it's precursor The Book of the Dun Cow.
Again, I mention Ishmael, by Daniel Quinn and recommend it to the entire planet!
The sequel, The Story of B, is next! I love almost anything by Tom Robbins, the last thing of his I read was Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates...G
REAT read (uh, Scott, I didn't want it back until you'd read it...Christ on a crutch!)....Tom Robbins....surrealist fiction, I would call it. Great, amazing, creative, and, on an on, ad infinitum shit.