Justin Henry Rubin:
Personal Interests

 

Family
Football
Favorite Films
Favorite Composers
Favorite Artists
Favorite Board Games


Family

This is my wife, Erica, and I at our wedding in May of 2003 - although by the appearance of this photo we look as if we were married in the 1940s.

Us Married

And now (drumroll) ...introducing ...the one and only ...

Max Bennett Rubin - although this too is from quite a while ago. He's like 55 now.

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Football

Anyone who knows me knows of my passion for the English Premier League
and downright inexplicable interest in the fortunes of the Bolton Wanderers.

JHR with BW Jacket

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Favorite Films
(in a semi-particular order)

Andrei Rublev (1969) Andrei Tarkovsky, director - a movie for every artist.

Stroszek (1977) Werner Herzog, director

Au hasard Balthazar (1966) Robert Bresson, director

Decasia (2002) Bill Morrison, director

Black Robe (1991) Bruce Beresford, director

Throne of Blood (1957) Akira Kurosawa, director

Come and See (1985) Elem Klimov, director - the only movie about war you ever need to see.

Winter Light (1963) Ingmar Bergman, director

Il Grido (1957) Michelangelo Antonioni, director

Calendar (1993) Atom Egoyan, director

Anything featuring Buster Keaton

The Street of Crocodiles (1986) The Quay Brothers

Fear Eats the Soul (1974) Rainer Werner Fassbinder, director

The Long Riders (1980) Walter Hill, director

The complete works of Jan Svankmajer

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Favorite Composers
(in no particular order)

Modern and Contemporary

Hugo Distler (1908-42)

Arnold Schönberg (1874-1951)

Allan Pettersson (1911-80)

Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001) Justin Rubin Recordings of Xenakis

Frederic Rzewski (b. 1938)

Giacinto Scelsi (1905-88)

Anton Webern (1883-1945)

William Baines (1899-1922)

Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji (1892-1988) Justin Rubin's article on Sorabji

George Ivanovitch Gurdjieff  (1872-1949) / Thomas de Hartmann (1886-1956)

Leopold Godowsky (1870-1938)

Charles Ives (1874-1954)

Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924)

Leos Janacek (1854-1928)

Ivor Gurney (1890-1937)

 

17th-19th Century

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Johann Hermann Schein (1586-1630)

Heinrich Schütz (1565-1682)

Charles-Valentin Alkan (1813-1888)

Max Reger (1873-1916)

Don Carlo Gesualdo (1560-1613)

Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)

Jose Antonio Carlos de Seixas (1729-1783)

Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

Antonio Soler (1729-1783)

Manuel Rodrigues Coelho (1555-1635)

Matthias Weckmann (1616-1674)

 
 

PS my favorite band is the Waikiki Hawaiian Orchestra.

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Favorite Artists
(in no particular order)

Barnett Newman (1905-70) Justin Rubin's article on Newman

Ad Reinhardt (1913-67)

Leon Polk Smith (1906-96)

Richard Diebenkorn (1922-93)

John Merigliano (b. 1970)

Chris Burden (b. 1946)

Henry Darger (1892-1973)

Kenneth Noland (b. 1924)

Mark Tobey (1890-1976)

Alice Neel (1900-1984)

Gerard David (1460-1523)

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Favorite Video Games
(both arcade and home, and in no particular order - please realize my age will date many of these)

Smash TV

Ghost Recon (OSX)

Astro Invader

Bazooka

Dragon's Lair

Xevious

NHL Hockey 1993 (Sega Genesis)

Destroyer

Mr.Do!

Dreadnaught Factor (Atari 800XL)

Cosmic Alien

Phoenix

Crazy Climber

APB

Reckless Drivin'

Paperboy

Pengo

Krull

Castle Wolfenstein 3-D

Gyruss

Gauntlet

Elevator Action

Food Fight

Zoo Keeper

Toobin'

Targ

Pogo Joe

Scramble

Vanguard

Red Baron

New York, New York

Moon Cresta

Star Castle

Venture

Zombies Ate My Neighbors (Sega Genesis)

Jack the Giantkiller

Raiden II

Agent X

Blue Max (Atari 800XL)

Archon (Atari 800XL)

One on One Basketball (Atari 800XL)

Pharoah's Curse (Atari 800XL)

Rescue on Fractalus (Atari 800XL)

Jumpman and Jumpman Junior (Atari 800XL)

Bruce Lee (Atari 800 XL)

 

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Favorite Board Games
When I like these kinds of things, I get really really obsessed!

Dominion

(and all the various Dominion expansions - Alchemy, Seaside, Intrigue, well you get it...)

Settlers of Catan

(and the card game of Catan although I'm not much of a fan of any of the expansions)

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