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Location New York, New York, United States
Introduction I'm beat in the USA
Interests Ancient Chinese poetry, I-Ching, Tibetan Buddhism, early rock & roll and rhythm & blues, jazz, blues, Kerouac, science fiction, American culture wars
Favorite Movies Blade Runner, Blood Simple, The Hours, Secretary, Walk the Line, Sweet Charity, Round Midnight, Bird, Philadelphia, Far from Heaven, The Women, Suddenly Last Summer, Streetcar Named Desire, Blue Velvet
Favorite Music Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, LaVerne Baker, Ray Charles, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Muddy Waters, Little Willy John, Big Mama Thornton, Roy Brown, Smiley Lewis, Howlin' Wolf, Elvin Jones, The Soul Rebels, LeRoy Jones, Rebirth Brass Band, Joe Ruddick, Alan Kamen, Lance Bryant, Betty Shirley, Oscar Peterson, Hampton Hawes, Glenn Miller, The Boswell Sisters, Nina Simone, Billie Holliday, Charlie Parker, Little Walter, James Brown, The Collins Kids (rockabilly), Eddie Cochrane, early Elvis Presley, Slim Harpo
Favorite Books On the Road, Dharma Bums, Town and the City, Mexico City Blues, Xenogenesis Trilogy, Earthsea Trilogy, Child of Fortune, Ausubel's Jewish Wit & Wisdom, Chinese Book of Songs (Waley), I-Ching (Baynes), Man in the High Castle (Dick), Slan, Foundation Trilogy, Benevolent Mind and Mind at Ease by Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche, Collete, Dorothy Parker, Rain of Wisdom, Blazing Splendor (Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche), Life of the Mind (Arendt), Stephen King, Peter Straub, Grand Inquisitor chapter in Brothers Karamazov, My Name is Asher Lev, Mila 18, Junky (Burroughs)