Violin aside...


Interests
Oenology, technological gadgets, astrophysics, cooking, aeroplanes, chess, going to restaurants with friends, having people round to my house...

Sports
Golf, tae kwon do, tennis, ping-pong, football, billiards...

Music
Bach, Beethoven, Verdi, fado, flamenco, Erroll Garner, Oscar Peterson...

Those who have made an impression on me
Mikhael Baryshnikov, Maria Callas, Tiger Woods, Jussi Björling, Charlie Chaplin, Zinedine Zidane, Louis Armstrong, Jimmy Connors, Fritz Kreisler, Michael Jordan, Jacques Brel, Vladimir Vissotsky, Garry Kasparov, Chuck Yeager...

Cinema
Frank Capra, The Right Stuff, All about Eve, The Party, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Buster Keaton, Roman Holiday, Charlie Chaplin, James Bond, James Stewart, Peter Sellers, Audrey Hepburn, Alfred Hitchcock...

TV shows
Friends, Mission: Impossible, C’est pas sorcier...

Literature
Shakespeare, The Three Musketeers and Dumas in general, Cioran, Dostoïevsky...

Restaurants
The Baratin in Paris (Belleville), El Novillo Precoz in Las Palmas, Indochine and Jaizkibel in Barcelona

Dishes
Rare rib of beef, runny saint marcellin, mont d'or, sushi, chicken tikka masala, sea food, gaspacho...

Bottles
Les foulards rouges de Nice, le morgon de Foillard, les gevrey de Pacalet, the Château Simone whites, les alsace de Deiss, les côtes roties de Jamet, les saumur des frères Foucaud, les sancerre de Cotat ou de Vatan, le Mas Julien, le domaine de Gramenon, les mâcons blancs de Guillemot Michel ou de Valette…

Quotes
''The universe is neither hostile, nor welcoming:  it is indifferent...''
''What is worse:  ignorance or indifference?  I don't know and I don't care!''

Where I hang out at night...
The Baratin in Paris, The Solea in Madrid, The Carboneria in Seville

© Eric Crambes