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This spot can be a landmine of pretentious oversharing so I'll only
give a couple of the things that were most influential on me.
Books: George Orwell is my patron saint and Homage to Catalonia
changed my life. I love the simple bittersweetness of Kurt
Vonnegut. I've actually, literally read a ridiculous amount of
Marx. Finishing the first volume of Capital was a major life
achievement for me.
Music: Black on Both Sides by Mos Def and I'm Wide Awake It's
Morning by Bright Eyes were really important albums to me in my
early 20's. I've reconnected a lot to my roots in classic country
like George Jones and Waylon Jenning lately. I like a lot of the
indie stuff but it doesn't really touch me. There's some really
good hip hop out right now: Mr. Muthafuckin Exquire, the
Underacheivers, Pro Era clique (RIP Capital Steez), etc.
Movies: These have had less of an influence on me. Recently though,
I really appreciated the documentary Detropia. Also, There Will Be
Blood, Children of Men, Anchorman, The Pianist, Lock, Stock, and
Two Smoking Barrels, and Half Nelson.