“Did I do anything wrong today," he said, "or has the world always
been like this and I've been too wrapped up in myself to
― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the
My favorite movie, hands down, is The Graduate
♪♫♪ My favorite music falls into a few main categories:
Stuff from the sixties such as The Beatles, The Who, The Doors, The
Animals, The Kinks, The Band, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bob
Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, and Jimi Hendrix. I actually own an
original pressing of The Doors from 1967.
Then there are a few bands like U2, REM, and the B-52s; definitely
a lot of stuff from the 80s such as Simple Minds, Talking Heads,
Men Without Hats, Pixies, Tears for Fears, Alphaville, The Smiths,
The Police, Duran Duran, Madness, Depeche Mode, etc.
Then plenty of stuff from the 90s, Oasis, Third Eye Blind, Nirvana,
Blind Melon, The Verve, Semisonic, Everclear, The Dandy Warhols,
Elliott Smith, etc.
As for more recent (often indie) stuff, I like Regina Spektor,
Missy Higgins, Goldfrapp, Andrew Bird, Vampire Weekend Wolfmother,
Fleet Foxes, Sufjan Stevens, Belle & Sebastian, Band of Horses,
Guster, The Raconteurs, The White Stripes, The Decemberists, Tarkio
(Colin Meloy's first band), The Shins, Broken Bells, along with a
few bands of which you've probably never heard, such as The
Submarines, Oh Darling, Charlemagne, and The Essex Green.
And you can't forget, a good number of these are Portland bands
like The Shins, The Decemberists, Everclear, The Dandy Warhols,
Elliott Smith and Blind Pilot.
A few months ago, I managed to go on a Death Cab for Cutie binge,
and have listened to their entire discography at least a dozen
times for an entire month, and not much else.
For you Portlanders out there:
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