About The Bad Man




Name: The Bad Man, Esquire

Age: Undisclosed

Gender: Male

Status: Variable, but let's face it, I sport a fairly open dance card

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

Occupation: As seldom as possible. Unless lifting stemware counts.

Fav Wines: Swill, Guinness, oops, wait, uhm, blush? Well, if you must know, my top vintners encompass
  Arrowood Vineyards Château Lafleur
  Château Pichon-Longueville-Comtesse de Lalande
  Beaulieu Vineyards Château Latour Château Le Pin
  Caymus Vineyards Leonetti Cellars Pine Ridge Winery
  Château Cheval-Blanc Château Leoville-Las Cases A. Rafanelli Winery
  Diamond Creek Vineyards Château Margaux Ridge/Lytton Springs Winery
  Dominus Estate Matanzas Creek Winery Shafer Vineyards
  Dunn Vineyards Château La Mission-Haut-Brion Silver Oak Cellars
  Forman Vineyard Château Mouton-Rothschild Spottswoode Winery
  Groth Vineyard & Winery Opus One Staglin Family Vineyard
  Château Haut-Brion Penfold Wines Stag's Leap Wine Cellars
  Sullivan Estate Vineyards Topolos at Russian River Vineyards Robert Sinskey Winery
  Kathryn Kennedy Château Petrus Turley Cellars
  Château Lafite-Rothschild Joseph Phelps Vineyard Château d'Yquem
  Niebaum-Coppola Estate Winery Clos Pegase (for the surrealism only) Christopher Creek Winery
  Pahlmeyer Robert Mondavi Winery Dalla Valle Vineyards Lewis Cellars

Fav Music: Punk, Goth, Industrial

Fav Bands/Musicians:
  Einstürzende Neubauten Throbbing Gristle Lee Ranaldo
  Bauhaus Arzt+Pfusch The Sex Pistols
  The Clash Suicide Joy Division
  The Cure The Smiths Marilyn Manson
  nine inch nails Nirvana public image limited
  Cocteau Twins The Fall Siouxsie & the Banshees
  Soft Cell Tones on Tail Dead Can Dance
  Depeche Mode Sonic Youth pixies
  Social Distortion Bjork Hocico
  Velvet Acid Christ The Birthday Massacre Terrorfakt
  :wumpscut: Android Lust Suicide Commando

Fav Authors: J.G. Ballard, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Hunter S. Thompson, William S. Burroughs, Lewis Carroll

Fav Books:
  "The Antichrist" - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
  "The Island" - Aldous Huxley
  "Woman in the Dunes" - Kobo Abe
  "Breakfast of Champions" - Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
  "Lolita" - Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov
  "Being and Nothingness: A Phenomenological Essay on Ontology" - Jean Paul Sartre
  "Crash" - J.G. Ballard
  "Interzone" - William S. Burroughs
  "The Great Shark Hunt" - Hunter S. Thompson
  "Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" - The Tom Wolfe
  "Galapagos" - Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
  "Naked Lunch" - William S. Burroughs
  "The Stranger" - Albert Camus
  "Thus Spake Zarathustra" - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
  "Civilization and its Discontents" - Sigmund Freud
  "Concluding Unscientific Postscript to Philosophical Fragments" - Søren Kierkegaard
  "Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid" - Douglas R. Hofstadter
  "Metamorphosis" - The Franz Kafka
  "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" - Lewis Carroll
  "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" - Alexander Solzhenitsyn
  "Electra" - Euripides

Fav Directors: David Lynch, Federico Fellini, Michael Haneke, Krzysztof Kieslowski, Atom Egoyan, Peter Greenaway, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Jan Svankmajer, Ken Russell, Hal Hartley, Tom Tykwer, Shintaro Inokawa, Michel Gondry, Olivier Assayas, David Cronenberg, Terry Gilliam, Stanley Kubrick, Pedro Almodóvar, Alex Cox, E. Elias Merhige, Takashi Miike, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Wim Wenders, Akira Kurosawa, Kim Ki-duk, Darren Aronofsky

Fav Films:
  Apocaplypse Now - Francis Ford Coppola (1979)
  Blade Runner - Ridley Scott (1982)
  Blue Velvet - David Lynch (1986)
  Brazil - Terry Gilliam (1985)
  La Cité des enfants perdus - Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Marc Caro (1995)
  A Clockwork Orange - Stanley Kubrick (1971)
  The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and her Lover - Peter Greenaway (1989)
  Eraserhead - David Lynch (1977)
  La Montaña sagrada - Alejandro Jodorowsky (1973)
  Naked Lunch - David Cronenberg (1991)
  THX-1138 - George Lucas (1971)
  El Topo - Alejandro Jodorowsky (1970)
  Repo Man - Alex Cox (1984)
  Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios - Pedro Almodovar (1988)

Hair color: Black

Eye color: Brown

Likes: People who stay away from me.

Dislikes: Wine snobs, oh, wait, that's me. Uhm, like Will Rogers "I never met a man I didn't like", I would have to say "I never met a Pinot Noir I didn't find dull, insipid, and vapid."

Greatest Fear: Being on a self-guided tour of Robert Mondavi Winery and being unable to find the exit.

Wildest Dream: Bathing in a tub of Pomerol, floating down the Gironde, with that someone special.  ;o)  Just kidding, by myself!

Motto: "Smell the (f*#%ing) Margaux!"



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