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Books: To me, The Brothers Karamazov is basically a bible. It's
packed with tons of little insights that are applicable in daily
life, tremendous intellectual ideas, and heartbreaking pathos.
Plus, it's just a great story.
I also really liked: Blood Meridian, Cloud Atlas (didn't see the
movie), American Pastoral, A Confedarcy of Dunces, The Portage of
A.H. to San Cristobal, and Sex at Dawn (that one's nonfiction,
Movies: Goodfellas, most of Tarantino's movies, most of the Coen's
movies, Shame, Oldboy, There Will Be Blood, The King of Kong,
Robocop, The Thing, and tons of others.
Music: Heeere we go. I love music so much. Can't imagine life
without it. My taste is all over the place, but here's just some of
the acts I like - Queens of the Stone Age, Ray Charles, Outkast,
Danny Brown, the Pixies, Mini Mansions, Sam Cooke, Elliott Smith,
The Gun Club, Boris, the mighty DEATH GRIPS, King Crimson, Lee
Fields, Neko Case, the Replacements, Shabazz Palaces, Pulp, and too
many others to count.