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bruce s's Blurb
I am an unabashed snob with a truckload of guilty pleasures. You'd be just as likely to find me reading Barthes, drinking Laphroaig, and listening to Eno on the porch in a lightning storm as reading the newest Terry Pratchett, drinking a PBR and nodding along to Guns n' Roses in the bathtub. I also like to write. I'm a deconstructionist at heart, and I can be wordy. If anything I ever write seems confusing, confused, or just plain wrong, send me a note. I'd be happy to explain myself.
Who I'd Like To Meet:
You... preferably at a local bar, over a couple of pints.
bruce s's Interests:
classic sounds to do:
nine inch nails - the downward spiral;
snot - get some;
frank zappa - apostrophe (');
deftones - around the fur;
depeche mode - violator;
john zorn - naked city;
massive attack - mezzanine;
mr. bungle - california;
Elliott Smith, Death From Above 1979, Murder By Death, Clutch, Muse, Aesop Rock, 12 Rounds, Squarepusher, Wellwater Conspiracy, Mark Lanegan, Tom Waits, Saul Williams, Queens of the Stone Age, Mogwai, John Zorn, The Minibosses, Grandaddy, Jurassic 5, The Mars Volta, Kasabian, Porcupine Tree, Dose One, Cyro Baptista, Butthole Surfers, Beck. I gave up on the radio a long, long time ago. I've been reliant on word-of-mouth for a long time, and it's gotten me through. I'm hoping you people can turn me on to a lot more good stuff.
Movies / TV:
Le Samouraï, The Game, Hot Fuzz, Dead Man, Doctor Strangelove, City Lights, Brick, Bladerunner, The Pink Panther, The City of Lost Children, Kundun, Alien, Bullitt, Young Frankenstein, and no, I don't really do TV. Don't own one, don't need one, don't want one.
(listed by author--find your own favorite work)
Terry Pratchett, Chuck Palahniuk, Ernest Hemingway, Ken Kesey, Stephen King, Richard Brautigan, Robert A. Heinlein, Kurt Vonnegut, Philip K. Dick NONFICTION: Hunter S. Thompson, Truman Capote THEORY: Roland Barthes, Jean Beaudrillard, Jacques Derrida