the lists

  1. Being There
  2. Defending Your Life
  3. Spirited Away
  4. Inspiration Information,” Shuggie Otis
  5. Jitterbug Perfume, Tom Robbins
  6. Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card
  7. The Rainbow Goblins, Ul de Rico
  8. Cat’s Cradle, Kurt Vonnegut
  9. Not a Pretty Girl, Ani DiFranco
  10. “Empire State of Mind,” Jay-Z

Deanna Russo is one part of “Married Single Divorced,” a new web series coming out later this summer! I had a chance to visit her on the set; read about it in The Magpie Blog!

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  1. Chronicles: Volume One, Bob Dylan
  2. “A Perfect Day”, Lou ReedW
  3. Harold and Maude
  4. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars, David Bowie
  5. All Things Must Pass, George Harrison
  6. A Confederacy of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole
  7. “Bonzo’s Montreux,” Led Zeppelin
  8. A Prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving
  9. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
  10. The Shawshank Redemption

no one ever said that inspirations don’t change with time and mood; see Danielle’s July list; it’s similar, but different! (and no one ever said you can only submit one list! got something else? send it in!)

Danielle Syslo   Actor   Los Angeles, CA
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  1. Citizen Kane
  2. Romeo and Juliet, William ShakespeareW
  3. Ulysses, James Joyce
  4. piano concerto no. 1, Tchaikovsky*
  5. Kind of Blue, Miles Davis
  6. My Parents
  7. The courage to be mild
  8. Mac Computer
  9. German Board Games
  10. Richard BurtonW

*follow the link to listen to Tchaikovsky’s piano concerto no. 1 on youtube!

Dileep Rao   Actor   Santa Monica, CA
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  1. Our Lady of 121st Street, Stephen Adly Guirgis
  2. The Wizard of Oz
  3. The Office
  4. Twelfth NightW, William Shakespeare
  5. Cabaret
  6. Hello, Dolly!
  7. Diet Coke
  8. Barbra StreisandW
  9. DisneylandW*
  10. To Kill a Mockingbird ,Harper Lee

*we went to Disneyland for this week’s Magpie Minute; check it out!

Victoria Martinez   Actor   San Diego, CA
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  1. My Neighbor Totoro
  2. Boxer, The National
  3. The Mercy Seat, Neil LaBute
  4. Richard III, William Shakespeare
  5. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  6. The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Martin McDonagh
  7. There Will Be Blood
  8. Calvin and Hobbes, Bill Watterson
  9. It’s Blitz!, Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  10. That Mitchell and Webb Look*
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  1. The Coen BrothersW (especially Fargo, No Country…, Raising Arizona, Blood Simple, The Big Lebowski…?)
  2. The WireW (especially seasons 3 and 4)
  3.  Wendell BerryW (essayist/poet/farmer… How cool is that?)
  4. Radiohead
  5. The Office (BBC)
  6. Kurt VonnegutW
  7. Catherine O'HaraW
  8. Steve Martin
  9. Warner Bros. cartoons (especially Chuck Jones stuff)
  10. Michael Chabon

Watch John and his wife, Celia Keenan-Bolger, try to collaborate on a list on MagpieTV: Episode 2! (sometimes magpie lists are best kept… separate.)

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  1. This American Life
  2. East of Eden, John Steinbeck
  3. The Sound of Music
  4. The Wire
  5. Barack Obama (especially his “race speech…“)
  6. Sufjan Stevens
  7. Elizabeth Gilbert at TED
  8. The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Michael Pollan
  9. Laura Nyro
  10. The Way the Crow Flies, Ann-Marie MacDonald

Watch Celia and her husband, John Conlee, try to collaborate on a list on MagpieTV: Episode 2!  (it doesn’t go very well.)

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  1. Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand
  2. East of Eden, John Steinbeck
  3. I Can Write The Saddest Verses,”* Pablo Neruda
  4. Bluebird,”* Charles Bukowski
  5. The Princess Bride
  6. Tombstone
  7. Deadwood
  8. Mad Men
  9. Green Onions, Booker T & The MG’s
  10. Evil (Is Going On),” Howlin’ Wolf

*Follow the links to read the poems!

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  1. The Cowboy & The Lady, Lee Hazlewood & Ann-Margret
  2. Kill the Moonlight, Spoon
  3. Jesus’ Son
  4. Who Framed Roger Rabbit
  5. Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, Wilco
  6. Innocent Man, Billy Joel
  7. Almost Famous
  8. Farewell Waltz: A Novel, Milan Kundera
  9. Neil Young’s Voice (“especially “Heart Of Gold, live!”)
  10. Townes Van ZandtW

“I can’t believe Kalen Egan and I both have Who Framed Roger Rabbit.  WTF?!”

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