About me:Please reconnect with me through FrankConniff.com, as I'm no longer active on Myspace.
Who I'd like to meet:All of the wonderful people I haven't met yet, and I'd like to see the wonderful people I've already met again.
GeneralWriting, reading, watching, listening, doing.
MusicJohn Coltrane, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Bill Evans, McCoy Tyner, Tony WIlliams, Frank Sinatra, Max Roach, Clifford Brown, Bud Powell, Sammy Davis, Jr., Roy Eldridge, Dexter Gordon, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gllespie, Nelson Riddle, Frank Zappa and all the other great musicians I'm forgetting to mention; plus the songs of Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart, Johnny Mercer, Hoagy Carmichael, Harold Arlen, Yip Yarburg, Harry Warren, Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz, Jimmy Van Husen, Sammy Cahn, Jules Stein, Frank Loesser, and all the other great songwriters I'm forgetting to mention.
MoviesCitizen Kane, To Be Or Not To Be (original Lubitsch version), Stagecoach, It's a Wonderful Life, North By Northwest, To Have And Have Not, His Girl Friday, Miracle of Morgan's Creek, Double Indemnity, Sunset Blvd, The Apartment, Duck Soup, The Bank Dick, Shane, Touch of Evil, Sweet Smell of Success, Night of the Hunter, The Magnificent Seven, The Bad and The Beautiful, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, Singing In The Rain, The Band Wagon, The River, Ride The High Country, Dr. Strangelove, Broadway Danny Rose, The Incredibles, The Producers (original version) Happiness, Welcome To The Dollhouse, On The Waterfront, Goodfellas, and all the other great movies I'm forgetting to mention.
TelevisionThe Abbott and Costello Show (first season), The Jack Benny Program, The Burns and Allen Show, The Honeymooners, The Andy Griffith Show, Sgt. Bilko, Dragnet, The Avengers, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, SCTV, Monty Python, The Rockford Files, The Larry Sanders Show, The Office (original British version), Rocky and Bullwinkle, The Sopranos, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, and The Simpsons (also, I'm not impartial, but I think MST3K was pretty damn good)
BooksBirds of America and Like Life and Self Help by Lorrie Moore, Collected Plays of George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, American Pastoral and I Married A Communist by Philip Roth, The Sirens Of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut, Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov, Love In the Time of Cholera and One Hundred Years Of Solitude by Gabrial Garcia Marquez, The Lovely Bones by Alice Seabold, Post Office by Charles Bukowski, An Invisible Sign Of My Own by Aimee Bender, Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, Glory Goes and Gets Some by Emily Carter; Main Street and Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis, Collected Stories of Ring Lardner, comix by R. Crumb, Harvey Pekar, Dan Clowes, Chris Ware, plus, I'm guessing there's also a lot of great books I haven't even read yet.
HeroesMeatball, Sausage, and Eggplant Parmigiana (but, due to my gout, I'm only allowed the eggplant).