Books: L.A. Confidential, The Black Dahlia, or anything James
Ellroy. Helter Skelter (for the case and Bugliosi's brilliant legal
arguments). The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. A Clockwork
Orange. Lord of the Flies. The Lovely Bones. Everybody Loves Our
Town: The Oral History of Grunge. Please Kill Me: The Uncensored
History of Punk.
Movies: The Blues Brothers, Anchorman, A Clockwork Orange, There
Will Be Blood, Pulp Fiction, American Beauty, Bridesmaids, Reality
Bites, Foo Fighters: Back and Forth, PJ20. Anything directed by
Kubrick or Luhrmann....except maybe Australia.
TV: Friends, 30 Rock, The X-Files, Parks and Recreation, Mad Men,
Portlandia, The Colbert Report, The Daily Show, Late Night with
Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live.
A list of music that is in no way complete and in no particular
order: Green Day, Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, Mudhoney,
Love Battery, Larry and His Flask, Sound City Players, Alice in
Chains, Alkaline Trio, Beastie Boys, The Beatles, The Black Keys,
Bob Mould, Bon Iver, Buzzcocks, Centro-matic, The Clash, Cloud
Nothings, David Bowie, The Distillers, Eagles of Death Metal, Eddie
Vedder, Elliott Smith, Foxboro Hottubs, Frank Turner, The
Frustrators, John Fogerty, John Mayer, The Marked Men, Meat
Puppets, The Methadones, Mother Love Bone, The Pixies, Ramones,
Screaming Trees, Sex Pistols, Silversun Pickups, Sleeper Agent, So
So Glos, Soundgarden, Spinnerette, Stone Temple Pilots, Temple of
the Dog, Them Crooked Vultures, Titus Andronicus, Wavves.....