Although I begged off committing to any regularly scheduled Community Center hosting, I would like to throw this one out there, since I don’t remember too many people mentioning it previously, and I for one will severely judge you if your taste is not correct.  No, but seriously, it is one of the things I find most interesting to learn about people.

I am a fanatic about all three, so I’m not going to attempt to define “favourites” or even “Top Ten” lists, just what comes to mind, meaning I’ve probably seen/heard it recently or found it especially memorable.

Music: Pedro the Lion, Viva Voce, Blue Scholars (all Seattle groups); Catherine Wheel, Luna, Bright Eyes, Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine; Lucinda Williams, Ani DiFranco, Indigo Girls; The Beatles, Bob Marley, Pink Floyd, The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan; and all kindsa jazz, especially if it’s live.

Cinema: Naked, Henry Fool, Un Coeur en Hiver, Smiles of a Summer Night, Matewan, Earth, Double Life of Veronique, Metropolitan, Buffalo 66, Flirting with Disaster, dodes ka den, The Harder they Come, Magnolia, Eyes Wide Shut, Before Sunrise, Slacker, Tampopo, Double Indemnity, Glengarry Glen Ross,/ Swimming to Cambodia, Godfather I & II, Goodfellas, Miller’s Crossing, To Live, Chuck and Buck, Jackie Brown, Requiem for a Dream, Kalifornia, The Sweet Hereafter, Crooklyn, The Best Man, The Crowd, Out of Africa (I was born there, and was going to school there when they shot this wonderful picture)…and too many others I must stop now.

TV: Curb Your Enthusiasm, King of Queens, Scrubs, The Office (both versions), The Simpsons, Family Guy, Futurama, Scare Tactics, Celebrity Poker Showdown, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Nature, NOVA, Alan Alda’s Scientific American Frontiers, Six Feet Under, The West Wing, Battlestar Galactica, Survivor, and televised football (especially my beloved Minnesota Vikings), basketball (especially my beloved Carolina Tarheels or Minnesota Timberwolves), and tennis.

I don’t get any channels any more except ABC and Fox, though, so a lot of those are no more than fond memories at this point…

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