the lists

  1. Jamie’s Italy (cooook booook!!!)
  2. The Princess Bride
  3. Star Wars
  4. Conan (the books)
  5. Conan the Barbarian (the movie)
  6. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (does that count?)
  7. Any book by Andrea Camilleri
  8. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
  9. Anything by P.G. Wodehouse, especially if it has Jeeves in it
  10. All the Monty Python movies
  11. Billy Madison
  12. Braveheart
  13. Yojimbo

Gio plays a mean upright bass with The Brother’s Comatose; their new album is coming out…any…day…now! Check them out, have listen!

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  1. Blue, Joni Mitchell
  2. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
  3. Sky Blue Sky, Wilco
  4. The Midnight Organ Fight, Frightened Rabbit
  5. One Nil, Neil Finn
  6. Letters to a Young Poet, Rainer Maria Rilke
  7. Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame, Charles Bukowski
  8. The Princess Bride, S. Morgenstern
  9. Amélie
  10. Eagle vs. Shark

check out Flo’s really neat music project, Taking Requests!

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  1. The Band, all their albums but especially The Last Waltz
  2. Dr. Dog, albums Fate and Shame, Shame
  3. How Green Was My Valley, Richard Llewellyn
  4. The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck
  5. Singing with Megan Smith of Misner & Smith
  6. Bass Lake in Point Reyes National Seashore
  7. True StoriesThe Talking Heads
  8. Woody GuthrieW
  9. ShakespeareW
  10. In My Craft Or Sullen Art, Dylan ThomasW


Read a little more about Sam Misner (the silly way I came to know him) in the Magpie Blog!

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  1. Lucinda/Ain’t Goin’ Down to the Well”- Tom WaitsW
  2. Singers
  3. Later recordings of Robert JohnsonW
  4. Boardwalk Empire on HBO
  5. Shuffels
  6. Marvin Pontiac (Read this:John LurieW!)
  7. Shakers
  8. Dashiell HammettW
  9. Pigeon, Patrick Suskind
  10. Sinners
Whisper Van   Musician   Sebastopol, CA
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  1. Frog and Toad
  2. The Bad Plus
  3. Stardust, Neil Gaiman
  4. The Sandman, Neil Gaiman
  5. FugaziW
  6. Wild Zero
  7. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
  8. They Might Be Giants
  9. FLCLW
  10. The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien

Gio plays upright bass in a bluegrass project, The Brothers Comatose; check out their song, “Trippin’ On Down the Mountain,”  in the Magpie Blog!

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  1. Joan JettW
  2. Pat BenatarW
  3. Billy IdolW
  4. Lady GagaW
  5. Blink 182W
  6. Le TigreW
  7. Cat PowerW
  8. Death Cab For CutieW
  9. Michelle BranchW (“before she went country”)
  10. Annie LennoxW
  11. ParamoreW
  12. Johnny CashW
  13. Nine Inch NailsW
  14. FlyleafW
  15. Rent (musical)W, and Rent, the movie!
  16. Les Miserables (musical)W
  17. The Phantom of The Opera (musical)W
  18. Cats (musical)W
  19. Chicago (musical)W
  20. Hedwig and The Angry Inch (musical)W
  21. The Rocky Horror ShowW
  22. Walk the Line
  23. Gia
  24. Avatar
  25. The Runaways

“…and many many many more. Too many to name.”

I found Megan on youtube — watch her garage performances in the Magpie Blog! (No, seriously. Girl can sing.)

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  1. Arthur – Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire, The Kinks
  2. The Village Green Preservation Society, The Kinks
  3. The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand
  4. Anchorman
  5. Hills Like White Elephants, and The Old Man and The Sea, Ernest Hemingway
  6. The Flaming Lips – The Fearless Freaks
  7. The World According to Garp, John Irving
  8. Black Elk Speaks, John Neihardt
  9. Ladies & Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space, Spiritualized
  10. Bicycles (“the kind you ride”)
  11. Campfire  (“the kind you burn”)
  12. Sea Food (“the kind you eat”)

Read about Travis and his latest musical endeavor here!

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  1. Talking HeadsW (age 3)
  2. Laurie AndersonW (age 4)
  3. Koyaanisqatsi (age 6)
  4. Kurt VonnegutW (age 11)
  5. They Might Be GiantsW (age 13)
  6. Boredoms (age 15)
  7. John CageW (age 16)
  8. Yoko OnoW(age 19)
  9. INLAND EMPIRE (age 22)
  10. PrinceW (age 24)
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