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Music (current): Xiu Xiu, Ani DiFranco, Crass, Swans, St. Vincent,
Joseph Arthur, Against Me!, Sleater Kinney, Pharmakon, Nation of
Music (all time): R.E.M., Foo Fighters, PJ Harvey, At The Drive-In,
Neko Case, The Minus 5, Pixies, Wilco, Husker Du, Radiohead, The
Raveonettes, Jesus and Mary Chain, Deerhunter, and the type of
power-pop that I can only call "uncle rock" (Cheap Trick, Shoes,
The Smithereens, Material Issue, Fountains of Wayne. The last of
which should not be thought of as a one-hit wonder but masters of
the three-minute pop song).
Books: Our Band Could Be Your Life, 1984, American Psycho, Tipping
the Velvet, most of Chuck Palahniuk's stuff. Currently reading a
Leonard Cohen biography, and my reading list is about 12 books deep
after that. Life's too short not to always have a book going.
Films: Help!, Good Will Hunting, Tourfilm, No Country For Old Men,
Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive and Lost Highway (really, anything
David Lynch has done). Happiness is also a favorite, so if you've
seen others by Todd Solondz, go ahead and send me a recommendation
in all caps to convince me it's a must-see.
TV: Parks and Recreation, Arrested Development, Weeds, Mad Men,
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Nothing terribly current, as I'm
usually too apathetic and/or busy to get into new shows (except for
Girls, and now Orange Is The New Black). Seinfeld will remain the