Oh so many movies!
Directors of some of my favourite films:
Ran, Ikiru, Nights of Cabiria, THX 1138, The Dark Crystal,
Ghostbusters, all the Qatsi films, Waking Life,
(Horror is my least favourite type) Stop me now, I could go on for
Love so many artists, from Art Nouveau to Surrealism and
Pop-surrealism. Some: Max Ernst, Alphonse Mucha, Lee Bontecou,
Maxfield Parrish, Chiho Aoshima, Gustav Klimt, NC Wyeth, John
William Waterhouse, Zdzisław Beksiński, Norman Rockwell, Glenn
Barr, Roger Dean, Mars1, Swoon, Kozyndan, etc.
The Odyssey - H. and The Lost Books of the Odyssey - Mason
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy series - Adams.
Childhood's End - Clarke.
The Castle - Kafka
Julian - Gore Vidal (Loved this book. Love the author, will read
more Vidal. Love Julian. Amazing under-appreciated historical
Nonfiction: (I've been reading lots of non-fiction lately)
The Hero With a Thousand Faces, by Joseph Campbell.
The Grand Strategy of the Byzantine Empire, by Edward
Absolutely love all things Thomas Paine.
Homage to Catalonia, by George Orwell.
All Things Shining, - Kelly & Dreyfus
Freethinkers - Jacoby
The Alphabet Versus the Goddess - Shlain
All the great Icelandic acts out there, like, Björk, Múm, Sigor
Rós, and Amiina.
Crazy electronic acts from Aphex Twin, Squarepusher, Tipsy, and the
legendary Delia Derbyshire.
A little rock like The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Pixies, My Morning Jacket,
TV On the Radio, and Hendrix.
Classical like Jean Sibelius, Claude Debussy, Henryk Gorecki, Aaron
Copland, and I love this one Alemdar Karamanov symph.
Most soundtrack composers. John Barry, John Williams, Danny Elfman,
Phillip Glass, Jerry Goldsmith, James Horner, Ennio Morricone,
Howard Shore, Toru Takemitsu, Hans Zimmer, Geinoh Yamashirogumi....
All of em really.
Honorable mentions like, Moondog, Petra Haden, Joanna Newsom,
eX~Girl, Deerhoof, Portishead, Radiohead, Lustmord, Hedningarna,
Kate Bush, Kings of Convenience, RJD2, Dead Can Dance, E.S.
And a little jazz like Blossom Dearie, Dave Brubeck, Aksak Maboul.