Jimmy J. Aquino

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About me

Gender Male
Location Bay Area, California
Introduction (uh-kee-no)

I run AFOS (A Fistful of Soundtracks), an Internet radio station that streams music from film and TV scores.

To log on to AFOS, press play on the widget above or go here.

This blog is updated two or three times a week. The AFOS blog isn't just about score music, which is fun to stream but can be boring to write about. It's also about films and shows that are worth discussing and sometimes contain music that receives airplay on AFOS.

My writing can also be seen on the underground hip-hop blog Word Is Bond and Splitsider. In 2007, I came up with the premise for "Sampler," a short story in the 2009 New Press graphic novel Secret Identities: The Asian American Superhero Anthology.
Favorite Movies Anatomy of a Murder, Assault on Precinct 13 (1976), Attack the Block, Barbarella, Battle Royale, Better Luck Tomorrow, Better Off Dead, Big Night, The Big Sleep (1946), Big Trouble in Little China, Black Dynamite, Blazing Saddles, Bringing Up Baby, Bullitt, Carlito's Way, Chan Is Missing, Charley Varrick, Children of Men, Coming to America, Crimson Tide, Danger: Diabolik, Dave Chappelle's Block Party, Dazed and Confused, Diggstown, Do the Right Thing, Dog Day Afternoon, Drug War, Ed Wood, Election (1999), Election (2005), The Empire Strikes Back, Face/Off, Fast Five, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Femme Fatale (2002), Galaxy Quest, The General (1998), Get Carter (1971), Ghostbusters, GoodFellas, Grosse Pointe Blank, Hard Boiled, Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, Heat (1995), The Hill, The Host (2006), Hot Fuzz, How to Train Your Dragon, The Incredibles, Inside Man, In the Loop, The Italian Job (1969), Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Kung Fu Hustle, L.A. Confidential, The Limey, The Long Goodbye, The Longest Yard (1974), Mad Detective, Malcolm X (1992), Midnight Run, Miller's Crossing, The Mission (1999), Moon, Nobody's Fool, North by Northwest, Office Space, Once Upon a Time in the West, Patton, Pee-wee's Big Adventure, Planet Terror, The President's Last Bang, Punch-Drunk Love, Radio Days, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Raising Arizona, Ratatouille, Red Cliff, The Ref, Repo Man, The Rocketeer, Ronin, Rushmore, Selma, Seven Samurai, Sexy Beast, Shaolin Soccer, Shaun of the Dead, Slap Shot, Snowpiercer, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Step Brothers, Sweet Smell of Success, The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974), They Live, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, Three Kings, Top Five, Triad Election, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, The Warriors, The Wild Bunch, The World's End
Favorite Music De La Soul, The Roots, Black Sheep, A Tribe Called Quest, J Dilla, The Bar, Blue Scholars, Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus, Booker T. & The M.G.'s, The Clash, Elvis Costello, Daft Punk, Gorillaz, The Heavy, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, mid-'60s-to-mid-'70s-era Ennio Morricone, N.E.R.D., Prince, Rodrigo y Gabriela
Favorite Books ego trip's Big Book of Racism, Girls for Breakfast, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, American Born Chinese, Chew, Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina, Criminal, Gotham Central, Queen & Country