MusicJohn Lennon, Yoko Ono, Marc Bolan, David Bowie, John Coltrane--the risen Trane, Miles Davis--electric, Velvet Underground, Syd Barrett, Syd's Floyd, Fela Kuti, The Kinks, Serge Gainsbourg, Frank Zappa, Sean Lennon, Yuka Honda, Mike Patton, Secret Chiefs 3, David Crosby, Talking Heads, Sly and The Family Stone, Ennio Moriconne, Nick Drake, Eric Dolphy, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Shakti, Tom Waits, Timo Ellis, Petra Haden, OOIOO, Boredoms, Melt Banana, Nina Simone, Marc Ribot, Richard Hell and the Voidoids, Joy Division, The Stooges, Tom Tom Club, Jethro Tull, Man or Astroman?, Bernard Hermann, Peter Thomas, Raymond Scott, Andre Popp, Burt Bacharach, Buffalo Daughter, Curtis Mayfield, Os Mutantes, Stereo Total, Eric Dolphy, Bjork, Nirvana, Sonic Youth, Lost Goat, Harry Nilsson
MoviesFassbinder, David Lynch, Godard, Truffaut, Kubrick, Jack Hill, Bergman, Sam Peckinpah, George Romero, Fellini, Sergio Leoni, John Waters, Antonioni, Akira Kurosawa, Wes Anderson, Quentin Tarantino, P.T. Anderson, Francois Ozon, Brian De Palma, David Cronenberg, Hal Ashby, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Barbarella, Fantastic Planet, Grey Gardens, Imagine, Madonna: Truth or Dare, Tommy, Do The Right Thing, Dolemite, The Mack, Near Dark, The Blues Brothers, Stop Making Sense, Battle Royale, The Sex and the Fury, The Point, Tubby the Tuba, The 5, 000 Fingers of Dr. T, Valley Girl, The Coen Brothers, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Karate For Life
BooksDennis Cooper, J.T. Leroy (even if he isn't real), Donald Goines, Iceberg Slim, Jerzy Kosinski, Jerry Stahl, Bukowski, George Bataille, Pauline Reage, Henry Miller, Roald Dahl, Sartre, Camus, Donna Tartt, Katherine Dunn, Raymond Chandler, Hesse, Ryu Murukami, Mishima, William Burroughs, most of the Russians, D.H. Lawrence, Jean Genet
About me:Hey, so I wrote this book, Tweak, that is coming out in February. It's a memoir about the struggles of growing up and learning how to not hate yourself so much and, of course, it's about drug addiction, too--specifically, crystal meth and heroin and cocaine and pills and, well, everything really. But, uhmmm, it's just my experience and I don't mean for it to be anything more than that. Recently I moved to Savannah where my girlfriend goes to school and I've been broke, building myself back up after a bad, bad relapse. And, anyway, I got a job at the school here as an art model, you know? Basically just 'cause it pays well and I don't have to talk to anyone. But this experience, of having to take off all my clothes and let a room full of people stare at me, well, it's been fucking hard as hell. I guess I just felt so vulnerable at first. But, really, I mean, it's no different from the process of writing this book and putting it out there for everyone to see. So Tweak is me naked, stripped down and exposed. It's been embarassing and humiliating, but it's also been really cool in terms of getting honest with myself and allowing me to be who I really am. Writing Tweak was therapy for me. That's the most I can say about it. I mean, I don't know about anything but that.
Who I'd like to meet:
- Status: In a Relationship
- Hometown: San Francisco
- Zodiac Sign: Cancer