About Hamakko

Name: Hamakko

Age: Still improving.

Gender: Metrosexual

Status: Not really.

Zodiac Sign: Not particularly.

Occupation: Not at all.

Fav Wines: Like any great art, it's all about the beginning, and the end.  A great nose, and a great finish.  What falls between is, well, critical - but can have many faults if it's framed with passion and brilliance.

Fav Music: I dig everything from the delicate meanderings of Joanna Newsom, to the in-your-face spitting of non-ryhmes of Sole, to the passionate ebb-and-flo sonic wash of Sigur Ros to the deep mind melodic journeys of John Coltrane.  Well, not everything.

Fav Bands/Musicians: Some favs include Abstrackt Keal Agram, Aesop Rock, Ahmad, American Music Club, Animal Collective, Antony and the Johnsons, Aphex Twin, Arcade Fire, Architecture in Helsinki, Art Blakey, Art Brut, Art of Noise, Atmosphere, Augustus Pablo, Autechre, hmm... this could get long..

Fav Authors: Kenzaburo Oe, Haruki Murakami.

Fav Books: Recent favs are Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, A Personal Matter.

Fav Directors: Stanley Kubrick, Alfred Hitchcock, The Graduate, Jean-Luc Godard, Martin Scorsese, Akira Kurosawa, Pedro Almodovar, Coen brothers, Francis Ford Coppola, David Lynch, Lars Von Trier

Fav Films: 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Godfather, The Piano, Raging Bull, Buffalo '66, Aguirre, The Wrath of God, Sex, Lies and Videotape, Do the Right Thing, Blue Velvet, Brazil, Breaking the Waves, The Seven Samurai, Vivre sa vie; Taxi Driver, THX-1138

Hair color: Not much

Eye color: Always

Likes: Those that listen more than they speak, but when they speak, they speak from the heart.  And things created by such people.

Dislikes: Living or behaving to a formula of any kind.  (Not to be confused with social conformance, which can be a good thing.)

Greatest Fear: Missing out on something.

Wildest Dream: A yacht packed with friends and tons of the best music, food and drink, and film - off on a 1 year cruise around the world.  We "port of call" in the great wine and art destinations - as well as a few isolated and unexplored regions.  Anybody game?

Motto: Didn't I just say not to live to formula?!?

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