Jesse takes the Staff Survey
1. When did you first come to San Diego?
I was born here and stubbornly refuse to leave.
2. What is your favorite thing/attribute/place in or about San Diego?
It's where most of my friends and family are.
3. What is your favorite place to eat in San Diego?
Whatever Cajun place hasn't closed yet. Seriously, why do they keep going away?
4. What are your top 5 shows/concerts that you’ve been to?
• Negativland in Seattle (it was a SubGenius devival and not a concert, as such)
• Gogol Bordello (opening for the Downs Family and Deadbolt on Saint Patrick's Day) at The Casbah
• Ozomatli at 'Canes
• The Man Or Astro-Man? clones (they were better than the originals) at the Casbah
• The Flaming Lips
5. What are the 20 albums that you can’t live without?
Don't go to the trouble of counting.
• The Who - Who's Next
• Devo - Q: Are We Not Men A: We Are Devo
• They Might Be Giants - Flood
• The Red Elvises - Surfing in Siberia
• Raymond Scott - Manhattan Research, Inc.
• DJ Cheb I Sabbah - Shri Durga
• Pete Townshend - Lifehouse
• Queen - A Night At The Opera
• Alabama 3 (or A3, depending on which country you’re in) - Exile on Coldharbour Lane
• Ozomatli - Ozomatli
• Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out
• Buckshot LeFonque - Buckshot LeFonque
• Negativland - Helter Stupid
• The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - Where’d You Go?
• The Reverend Horton Heat - Liquor In The Front
• Lost Straitjackets - Viva!
• Asleep At The Wheel - Ride With Bob
• Propellerheads - Decksanddrumsandrockandroll
• David Bowie - Since I'm having trouble limiting myself, I'm going to pick The Singles collection, despite it not being a proper album.
• Ashley MacIsaac - Hi™ How Are You Today?.
• Ondar - Back Tuva Future
6. If you could be one rock star for a day, who would it be (name and era)?
I must say that Wayne Coyne really seems to enjoy being Wayne Coyne, so I wouldn't mind giving it a shot. I mean seriously, the dude's got a giant hamster ball.
7. Who is the most intimidating person you’ve ever met?
8. If you went into the witness protection program and had to rename yourself, what would it be?
Sweeney "Todd" Bridges
9. If you had to create a burrito, what would be in it and what would its name be?
The Jambalaya Burrito would have a core of andouille sausage, shrimp, chicken, tomato, and bell pepper; season it with cayenne pepper, onion, garlic, black pepper, and oregano. Throw some salsa on it and you could call it Hex-Mex.
10. What books would you recommend that everyone read?
Mark Twain - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Neal Stephenson - The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer (Snow Crash and Cryptonomicon are also recommended, but Diamond Age would seem to have a broader appeal)
Malaclypse the Younger and Kerry W. Thornley - The Principia Discordia
Robert Shea and Robert A. Wilson - The Illuminatus! Trilogy
William Gibson - Neuromancer (it has one of the greatest opening lines for any book ever, one that won't mean anything to future generations)
Grant Morrison - The Invisibles Vol. 1-3
Damon Runyon - pretty much anything
Neil Gaiman - The Sandman Vol. 4: Season of Mists (it's what convinced me that not all comics were crap)
Arthur C. Clarke - 2001: A Space Odyssey
Lewis Carroll - Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There
Scott McCloud - Understanding Comics
Tom Robbins - Jitterbug Perfume
David Brin - The Postman (please ignore that abysmal movie)
Umberto Eco - Foucault's Pendulum