My Favorite Things

I found a bunch of templates for "about you" lists and lists of "favorites" online.  This is a compilation of some of those.
- [ music ] -

 
Band/Performers (and notable songs):
  • Chicane
    • Offshore
    • Arizona, Pt. 1
  • Eric Clapton
    • River of Tears
    • I Wish It Would Rain Down (w/ Phil Collins) 
    • Ain't Gone and Give Up on Love (from SRV tribute album) 
    • No Alibis 
    • She's Gone 
    • Crossroads (w/ Cream)
    • Further On Up the Road
    • What Else?  (from the TDF album Retail Therapy)
  • Pink Floyd
    • The Final Cut
    • Learning to Fly
    • Comfy Numb
  • Roger Waters
    • Every Stranger's Eyes (feat. Eric Clapton)
    • Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking
    • The Tide Is Turning
    • Home
    • Three Wishes
    • Amused to Death (feat. Jeff Beck)
  • Django Reinhardt
    • Minor Swing
    • Honeysuckle Rose
  • Stray Cats/Brian Setzer
    • Sleepwalk (w/ the Brian Setzer Orchestra)
    • Rock This Town 
    • Stray Cat Strut
  • Van Halen (I don't care who's singing)
    • Dreams
    • You Really Got Me
    • 316 (live)
    • Cathedral
    • Jump
    • Panama
    • I'll Wait
  • Eric Johnson
    • Cliffs of Dover 
    • Trademark 
  • John Williams
    • Yoda's Theme
    • Love Theme/Finale (from Empire Strikes Back)
    • The Asteroid Field
  • Hedwig and the Angry Inch (soundtrack)
    • The Origin of Love 
    • Wig in a Box
  • U2
    • Where the Streets Have No Name
    • The Unforgettable Fire
    • All I want if You
    • Numb
    • Zooropa
  • Jeff Beck
    • A Day in the Life (Beatles Cover)
    • People Get Ready
    • Suspension
  • Chess (soundtrack)
    • One Night In Bangkok
    • Nobody's on Nobody's Side
  • Cher
    • If I Could Turn Back Time
    • Believe
  • Garbage
    • You Look So Fine
    • Special 
  • Mick Jagger
    • Throwaway (feat. Jeff Beck)
    • Sweet Thing
    • Don't Tear Me Up
Some other Songs:
  • Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive
  • Armand Van Buren - Burned By Desire
  • Motorcycle - As the Rush Comes
  • Jann Arden - Insensitive
  • Paul McCartney - No More Lonely Nights (feat. David Gilmour) 
  • Kate Bush - Live version of Running Up That Hill (feat. David Gilmour from The Secret Policeman's Third Ball
  • Buddy Guy - Long Way From Home (from the SRV tribute album)
  • Corey Hart - Sunglasses at Night
  • Duran Duran - Ordinary World
  • Guns 'n' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine
  • Nena - 99 Red Balloons (or 99 Luftballoons)
  • Irene Cara - Flashdance
  • Laura Branigan - Self Control
  • Leonard Cohen - Everybody knows (recorded by Don Henley)
  • Ozzy and Lita Ford - If I Close my Eyes
  • Moulin Rouge - Bolero (from the closing credits)
CDs:
  • Alan Silvestri - Contact and Forrest Gump (soundtracks)
  • Angelo Badalamenti - Twin Peaks and Lost Highway (soundtracks)
  • Chicane - Anything and everything including his remixes of other peoples' work
  • Dead Milkmen - Metaphysical Graffiti
  • Depeche Mode - Music for the Masses, Violater, and Songs of Faith and Devotion
  • Dust Brothers - Fight Club (soundtrack)
  • Eric Clapton - 24 Nights (live)
  • Eric Serra - Fifth Element (soundtrack)
  • John Cameron Mitchell (play) and Stephen Trask - Hedwig and the Angry Inch (soundtrack)
  • John Williams - Close Encounters, Superman, and Empire Strikes Back (soundtracks) (other Star Wars films as well, but this last one is the best)
  • Led Zeppelin - IV (aka "Runes")
  • Madonna - Ray of Light
  • Marilyn Manson - Antichrist Superstar
  • Megadeth - Rust in Peace
  • Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine and The Downward Spiral
  • Peter Gabriel - Us
  • Pink Floyd - The Wall, The Final Cut, and Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking (the last by solo Roger Waters)
  • Prince - Purple Rain
  • Queen - Classics/Greatest Hits
  • REM - Life's Rich Pagent, Document, and Out of Time
  • Rocky Horror Picture Show (soundtrack by Richard O'Brien)
  • Sisters of Mercy - Floodland and Vision Thing
  • Toto (and Brian Eno) - Dune (soundtrack)
  • Trainspotting (soundtrack)
  • U2 - Achtung Baby (among others)
  • Van Halen - first album, 1984, and F.U.C.K.
  • Vangelis - Themes and Blade Runner (soundtrack)
Types of music:
  • Electronica
  • Blues
  • Jazz
  • Classic Rock
  • Baroque
Radio:

- [ visuals ] -
 
Movies:
     (see also the expanded version of this list)
  • Ace Venture: Pet Detective
  • Adaptation
  • Amelie
  • Annie Hall
  • The Best Years of Our Lives
  • Big Fish
  • Blade Runner
  • Bound
  • The Changeling
  • Close Encounters
  • Contact (occassionally Hollywood can produce something intelligent!)
  • The Crying Game
  • Dune (original)
  • The Empire Strikes Back (the greatest sequel ever made)
  • eXistenZ
  • Fight Club
  • Forrest Gump (totally unappreciated by the general public!)
  • From Here to Eternity
  • Gandhi
  • Groundhog Day
  • Hedwig and the Angry Inch
  • Hellraiser
  • Hellraiser: Hellbound
  • Human Nature
  • The Jerk
  • Kissing Jessica Stein
  • Last Starfighter
  • Life is Beautiful
  • Little Big Man
  • Love Actually
  • The Matrix
  • Matrix Reloaded (but not Revolutions!)
  • The Monster in the Box
  • Moulin Rouge
  • Mulholland Drive (and pretty much anything by David Lynch)
  • Pee Wee's Big Adventure
  • Phantom of the Paradise
  • Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • Se7en
  • The Sixth Sense
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • Star Wars
  • Talk To Her
  • The Thin Man
  • Time Bandits
  • Trainspotting
Tv Shows:
  • Science
    • Scientific American Frontiers
    • Nova
    • The New Detectives: Secrets of Forensic Science
    • Medical Detectives
    • Lots of (other) PBS stuff so long as it isn't strictly about wildlife
  • Comedy
    • Seinfeld
    • Insomniac with Dave Attel
    • Daily Show
    • Crank Yankers
    • David Letterman
    • Candid Camera
    • The Office (BBC)
  • Cartoons
    • Space Ghost
    • Cartoon Planet
    • Aqua Teen Hunger Force
    • Robotech
    • South Park
  • Drama
    • Six Feet Under
    • Twin Peaks
    • The Outer Limits (new version)
    • Farscape
    • Northern Exposure
    • Star Trek: tNG
  • Misc.
    • Academy Awards
    • Jeopardy!
    • ABC News
Movie people:
  • Actors
    • Richard Gere 
    • Edward Norton 
    • Will Smith (yes, seriously) 
  •  Actresses
    • Charlize Theron 
    • Jodie Foster 
    • Chloë Sevigny 
    • Judy Greer 
  • Directors
    • David Fincher 
    • Woody Allen 
    • David Lynch 
    • Wachowski Bros. 
    • Steven Spielberg 
    • David Cronnenberg 
    • Robert Zemeckis 

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Books and authors:
     (see also my Books page for more recommendations.)
  • Dune (and others by Frank Herbert)
  • Kurt Vonnegut
  • The Tipping Point (and a lot of articles by Malcolm Gladwell)
  • most science non-fiction
  • Spalding Gray
  • Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club, etc.) 
  • David Sedaris (Me Talk Pretty One Day, etc.) 
  • Sarah Vowell (she's so cute!) 
Magazines:
  • Nature: Neuroscience
  • The New Yorker
  • Popular Science
  • Science
  • Science News
  • Scientific American
  • Time
  • Toy Fare
  • Wired
Comic books:
  • Akira (the first two-thirds of the series were incredible!)
  • Amazing Spiderman (by Peter David and Todd McFarlane)
  • Cerebus (by Dave Sim and Gerhard)
  • Elektra: Assassin (by Frank Miller and Bill Sienkiewicz)
  • Epic Illustrated magazine
  • Excalibur (by Chris Clairmont, Alan Davis, and Paul Neary)
  • Flaming Carrot (by Bob Burden)
  • Fantastic Four (by John Byrne)
  • Hellraiser (by various writers and artists)
  • Moonshadow (by J.M. DeMatteis and John J. Muth)
  • Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe
  • Planet Terry
  • Ronin (by Frank Miller)
  • Silver Surfer (late '80-early '90s)
  • She-Hulk (by John Byrne)
  • Spiderman 2099
  • Stray Toasters (by Bill Sienkiewicz)
  • Superman (by John Byrne)
  • Top 10 (by Alan Moore and Gene Ha)
  • Watchmen (by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons)
  • X-Men (by Chris Clairmont, late '70s  to late '80s, especially the John Byrne years)
  • X-Men 2099
Websites:

- [ games ] -
 
Computer/Arcade Games:
Board Games:
  • Chess
  • Trivial Pursuit
Sports:
  • To watch:  Boxing
  • To play:  None

- [ words ] -
 
Joke:
Two lemons are sitting in a bathtub.
One says to the other, "Pass me the bar of soap."
The other one says, "What do I look like, a typewriter?!"
Quote:
"Religion has actually convinced people that there is an invisible man living in the sky, and he has a special list of ten things he does not want you to do. And if you do any of these things he will send you to a place full of fire, and smoke, and burn and torture forever and ever 'till the end of time.... but he loves you. And he needs money."   -George Carlin
Swear words:
  • God fucking dammit
  • Jesus fucking Christ
Phrase or saying:
"When evolution is outlawed, only outlaws will evolve."

- [ food ] -
Overall food:  Sushi!

Fast food:  Burger King or Taco Bell

Drinks:  V-8, orange juice, milk.

Ice Cream:  Cookies and Cream
 
Sandwiches:
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly.  (I've probably eaten a couple thousand of these.) 
  • Rubens
  • Turkey and mayonaise (lettuce and tomato as well if its handy), but the turkey has to be *just* right, and I never know that it will be.
Dessert:  Chips Ahoy chocolate chip cookies

Vegetable:  Squash with lots of butter

Fruit:  Nectarines or grapes (if they're sour)

Candy bar:  Kitt Katt?

Gum: No, thanks.
 
Candy:
  • Skittles
  • sour gummi worms
  • Shock Tarts


- [ stuff ] -
Colors:  Cobalt blue, dark and emerald greens, grey (in clothes).

Number:  8 or 186,282

Car:  Hybrid electric anything, preferably a Honda

Shoes:  Converse hi-tops

Shampoo:  Soap

Deodorant:  Right Guard?

Writing instrument:  Keyboard

Animal:  Pug dog

Clothing:   Hooded sweatshirt


- [ time ] -
Day of the week: Saturday

Time of day:  2am

Month:  October

Holiday:  Halloween!

Season:  Fall

Weather:  Cool, but not cold


- [ place ] -
Memory:  Too many to list.  Read my blog for a start.

Activity:  Exploring or writing

Way to relax:  On the computer

Place to be:  On the computer

Room in your house:  The guitar/computer room

Country:  USA

City:  New York

State:  California (paradoxical, I know)

Store:  Big Lots!

Location for dates:  Underground

Place to be kissed:  Heh, heh!


- [ etc. ] -
 
Things in your room:
  • guitars (especially the red Strat and blue Steinberger at the moment)
  • guitar processor
  • contents of my hard drive (photos, music, things I've written, etc.)
  • mp3 player
  • digicam
  • GPSr
  • remote controls (my life is ruled by electronics!)

Thing about you:  My brain (it's my least favorite too.)
 
Super heroes:
  • Spider-man 
  • Mr. Fantastic 
  • The Flash 
  • Daredevil 
  • Nightcrawler 
  • Human Torch 
  • Professor X 
  • Green Lantern 
  • Batman


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