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[11.04.2010 by Cory Tendering]
Name: Dan Filowitz
Position: LAS Contributor
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Biography: NON-LAS OCCUPATION:
Senior Analyst - Airport Operations, United Airlines
Founder of and performer in ChicagoImprovAnarchy, an improv troupe. Second City Training Center comedy writing student. Staff writer at www.Talkstation.com, a political humor site.
TEN DESERT ISLAND DISCS:
1 - John Coltrane - Live at the Village Vanguard
2 - Jimi Hendrix - Band of Gypsys
3 - Sigur Ros - Agaetis Byrjun
4 - Yo La Tengo - And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out
5 - The Velvet Underground - White Light/ White Heat
6 - De La Soul - De La Soul Is Dead
7 - Bob Marley - Uprising
8 - Godspeed You Black Emperor! - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven
9 - Wu Tang Clan - Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
10 - Funkadelic - Maggot Brain
CURRENT INFATUATION / HEAVY ROTATION:
Heavy Rotation: Viktor Vaughn - "Vaudville Villain"; Madvillain - "Madvillainy"; Kill Bill - Vol 1 & 2 Sountracks and Movies; Askeleton - "Angry Album or Psychic Songs"; Aqua Teen Hunger Force
FIVE FAVORITE BANDS:
1- Yo La Tengo
2 - Sigur Ros
3 - Velvet Underground
4- Jimi Hendrix
5 - Godspeed You Black Emperor!
FIVE FAVORITE FILMS/FILMMAKERS:
1 - Apocalypse Now
2 - The Godfather (Pt 1 & 2)
3 - Memento
4 - When We Were Kings
5 - Waking Life
1 - Richard Linklater
2 - Martin Scorcese
3 - Francis Coppolla
4 - Quentin Tarantino
5 - Darren Arronofsky
FIVE FAVORITE BOOKS/AUTHORS:
1 - Hermann Hesse
2 - Hunter S. Thompson
3 - Kurt Vonnegut
4 - Jack Kerouac
5 - Douglas Adams
FIVE FAVORITE ARTISTS:
1 - Jack Kerouac
2 - Jimi Hendrix
3 - The RZA
4 - Richard Linklater
5 - Jon Stewart
WHERE DO YOU WANT TO TAKE LAS/WHERE DO YOU WANT LAS TO TAKE YOU:
I want to take LAS in a sophisticated direction, using my personal brand of intelligence and humor. I want LAS to take me to ever-more-interesting writing assignments in the future. Hopefully ones that pay me.
MOST MEMORABLE LIFE EXPERIENCE:
Tie: Wandering lost and alone on the streets of Geneva, Switzerland; or falling off of a bar in an ill-advised bar-top-dance attempt in San Carlos, Mexico.
SUM HIMSELF UP IN ONE SENTECE:
Dan Filowitz is the perfect dinner party guest - fun, witty, intelligent, with wide-ranging and ecclectic tastes and interests and a winning smile.
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