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- What I would Change About the World: Make it more angular. Too bloody round for my taste.
- Current Gig: Shedding my pessimistic skin.
- Current Project: Keeping my hopes up and my expenses down.
- Influences/Heroes: Barack and Michelle Obama / Jonathan Turley / John Lennon / Dr. Seuss / Jimi Hendrix / Monty Python's Flying Circus (go figure) / Mel Blanc / Tex Avery / Kathleen Hall Jameson / Howard Zinn / Sarah Vowell / James Taylor / Doris Kearns Goodwin / Aaron Sorkin / John Steinbeck / George Carlin / Tim Russert / Lewis Black / Bill Moyers / The Simpsons (d'oh!)
- Organizations: NRDC/Amnesty International/PBS/ACLU/ Doctors Without Borders/ QVC (joke)...etc.
- Political Bent: Semi-Eletist Liberal
- Favorite Bands: Beth Orton, Thea Gilmore, Darrell Scott, Iron and Wine, Beatles, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Stones, James Taylor, Neil Finn and bands, Aimee Mann, Gilberto Gil, Fairport Convention, Neil Young, Miriam Makeba, Patty Griffin, Faces, Dar Williams, CCR, Tony Rice, E.W. & F., David Byrne, Al Green, Pale Saints, Aretha Franklin, Pat Metheny, Staples Singers (solo, too), Sandy Denny, Elton (early stuff), Mary Black, Doc Watson, Joni Mitchell, June Tabor, John Hartford, Billy Bragg, Aaron Copeland, George Gershwin, YoYo Ma, Jethro Tull, Lenine...etc.
- Favorite Directors: Penelope Spherris, Jonathon Demme, Terry Gilliam, Tex Avery, John Sayles, Bob Clampett, Wim Wenders, Chuck Jones
- Favorite Movies: The Queen, Monty Python and The Holy Grail, Amelie, Bobby, Something Wild, Suburbia, The Fisher King, The Rutles in "All You Need Is Cash", House Of Games, Until The End Of The World
- Favorite TV Shows: Pushing Daisies, 30 Rock, Dollhouse, Countdown, Transatlantic Sessions, Rachel Maddow, Newshour, Frontline, Wonderfalls, Dead Like Me, Washington Week, Life, Corner Gas, Now, Samantha Who?, Scrubs, Medium, The West Wing, Look Around You
- Favorite Track: "Fine Friend" - Pale Saints
- Celebrity Crush: Carrey Mulligan / Selma Blair / Sarah Haskins / Ana Marie Cox / Laura Greenwood / Alison Stewart / Sarah Vowell / Helen Mirren / Janeane Garofalo / Rachel Maddow