We asked our featured artists, musicians and thinkers about their four favorite things.
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FOURCULTURE’S EXEC. EDITOR, RADIO SUPERSTAR
DIVINE - With the "I am Divine" movie coming out I've been channeling Harris Glenn Milstead (AKA Divine) more than ever. Divine was the epitome of everything we fabulous creatures should be. A man...or woman willing to die for art.
THE DOME - Stephen King's novel has absorbed me. It may be fiction but to me it's more proof old town life has dirty dark secrets just waiting to crop up at the moment of tragedy.
RICHARD DAWKINS His latest children's book should be required reading for every age on the planet. Let's scrap all of this delusional god business and get to the reality of the matter, god or no god we're all here to do more than bicker over fantasy.
FEMALE TO MALE PORN There is no hotter man than a transgender man! Recently interviewing James Darling on my show has further made me adore the female to male creature. Sexy and smart...I simply can't go on...
The focus, happiness, fluidity, discipline and pace of the people I’ve been working with recently. It makes life easy and inspiring.
NATURE, I have to be around good nature, trees, plants and flowers. The connection to the mother earth is vital for me to create art, as well as the cleaner air for thought.
SKATEBOARDING, keeps me healthy and also is a great way to get my mind off of the cruel world we live in.
FRIENDS, they keep me straight and my mind as well.
TRAVELING, helps with a clear perspective of the way us humans live, also helps me stay patient with others.
The beauty of the world I’ve been traveling through over the past few months. Under and over sea level it has been truly magical.
The ancient untouched rain forests of the South Island of New Zealand where you can follow Moa footprints to imagine what it was like when they were here and be followed by gorgeous Tomtits picking at the undergrowth you move as you walk.
Natural occurrences like earthquakes, volcanoes and glaciers. New Zealand is a great place to observe and experience all of these. We passed through Christchurch the other day and saw some of the devastation. Our security is illusory.
Favorite word: Mamihlapinatapei. Found through writer Jonathan Carroll, it is Yagan, and means: “the wordless, yet meaningful look shared by two people who both desire to initiate something but are both reluctant to start.”
Favorite smell: petrichor. It’s the smell of oils released from plants, after a rainstorm. Years ago I asked Beth (of Phoenix Alchemy Lab perfumemaking fame) if it was possible to make perfume from the smell — apparently perfume makers have been trying for centuries to no avail.
Favorite possession I do not own yet: a time machine. Or a pony. Or a pony-timemachine.
Favorite thing-to-see-otherpeople-wearing-when-theywalk-down-the-street-that-Ifind-deeply-deeply-irresistible: bravery.
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