Author Archives: Eve Sturges

Thanksgiving 2011: Attitude of Gratitude

A few years ago, some friends and I started a “gratitude group.” Each day we try to list 10 things for which we are thankful, and email them to each other. A few years ago, I would have scoffed at this “attitude of gratitude,” but now I look forward to it, amazed at how this [...]
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Blue, Joni Mitchell The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams Sky Blue Sky, Wilco The Midnight Organ Fight, Frightened Rabbit One Nil, Neil Finn Letters to a Young Poet, Rainer Maria Rilke Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame, Charles Bukowski The Princess Bride, S. Morgenstern Amélie Eagle vs. Shark check out Flo’s really neat [...]
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Franny and Zooey, J.D. Salinger Finding Neverland Soundtrack, Jan A. P Kaczmarek Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet E. E. cummingsW (!!!) Spring Awakening Regina Spektor (espec. ”On The Radio” and “Consequence of Sound“) One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest John Patrick ShanleyW Stargirl, Jerry Spinelli The Royal Tenenbaums Hannah Mae is my cousin, and I am [...]
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A Funny Thing Happened…

I know I discussed it a little in this Magpie Minute, but it really is amazing how much TML has changed my life.  Sure, I expected– planned– on reading more, watching more films, and exploring more music, but I didn’t expect my life to feel transformed in such a full way.  I didn’t know people [...]
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“Dirty Radio,” Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside “Cat & Mouse,” Nikki & Rich “Average Fruit,”Quadron “Todays Tonight,” Jack Penat “Walking on a Dream,” Empire of the Sun “My Girls,” Animal CollectiveW “Crave You,” Flight Facilities “Deli,” Delorean “Low Shoulder,” Toro y Moi “Friendly Fires,” Paris (Aeroplane Remix) this whole list is video crazy! follow [...]
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1. The Thin Red Line 2. Mrs. Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf 3. King Henry V, by William Shakespeare 4. On the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin 5. (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais, the Clash 6. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey 7. Stuntin’ like My Daddy, ‘Lil Wayne and Birdman 8. Heat 9. The Jew of [...]
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”Crying,” Roy Orbison Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Little Miss Bossy Tommy Boy The Sword in the Stone ”Crying” by Moonlight Towers Thrump-O-Moto, James Clavel The Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room ”Teenage Sonata,” Sam Cooke She’s All That
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The Jerk The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses, Paul Goble “Series of Dreams,” Bob Dylan* The Red Pony, John Steinbeck OdettaW In Living Color* RumiW Mermaids Happy Days, Samuel Beckett Nina Simone – Live at Montreux 1976 (follow the link to watch right now!) *follow to youtube!  
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As A Man Thinketh, James Allen “A Change is Gonna Come” Sam Cooke* A Million Miles in a Thousand Years, Donald Miller Acua Verde Nachos Avocados 21, Adele Aesop Rock Amazon Kindles NY Times Crossword Puzzles Shameless on Showtime *follow the link to listen to Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come!” “Eve, you go [...]
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Our Mutual Friend, Charles Dickens Taurus, Ocote Soul Sounds After Hours Follow Me Down, Sarah Jarosz Decencia, Álvaro Enrique Salt Song, Stanley Turrentine Why the Dalai Lama Matters, Robert Thurman Handbook for Writers, Celia Millward Scratching the Beat Surface, Michael McClure Sweet ‘n’ Sour, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
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Savages, Don Winslow Sleeper, Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips Bedknobs and Broomsticks Fantasy Black Channel, Late of the Pier The Twenty-One Balloons, William Pene du Bois Bionic SixW Batman: The Animated Series Frog and Toad Are Friends RumpelstiltskinW Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance  
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Throwing Copper, Live The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway The Last Unicorn Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself, Judy Blume Affirmation, Savage Garden The Little Mermaid The Lord of the Rings,  J.R.R. Tolkien Darkest Days, Stabbing Westward The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath Seven Citadels, Geraldine Harris
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“Maps & Atlases,” The Charm “Dawn of the Tinman,” Rig 1 Young Guns Elephant Eyelash, WHY? ”You’re Going Back,” Tallest Man on Earth Pars Vite et Reviens Tard, Fred Vargas Limitless Pablo Francisco Tombstone Lugano, Switzerland
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The Suburbs, Arcade Fire David Hockney Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Sunrise Blue, Joni Mitchell The American, Henry James Espresso Vivace (Seattle) Skippy Dies: A Novel, Paul Murray Peugeot
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Blonde on Blonde, Bob Dylan Bob Dylan Shane The Maltese Falcon The Last Waltz Astral Weeks, Van Morrison Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad The Great Gatsby Flight of the Conchords King Lear,* William Shakespeare James Taylor *follow that link to read King Lear in its entirety. You know you want to!
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”Romeo & Juliet,” Dire Straits Explorers “Me and Jesus The Pimp in a ’79 Granada Last Night,” The CoupW Pi “Right Down The Line” Gerry Rafferty “Driver 8,” R.E.M “A Forest,” The Cure ”Angeles,” Elliott Smith ”Candyman,” Grateful Dead ”One,” Johnny Cash “That was fun…”
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“Poker Face,” Lady GaGa “Saturday in the Park,” Chicago “Hotel CA,” Eagles “Any Way you Want,” Journey “Give a Little Bit,” Supertramp “China Grove,” Doobie Brothers “Just Dance,” Lady Gaga “Boom Boom Pow,” Black Eyed Peas “I got a Feeling”, Black Eyed Peas This entire list is youtube crazy; give yourself a musical education and [...]
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A Prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving The last 10 minutes of Six Feet Under Fraggle Rock All About Eve The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver Aimee Mann songs from the Magnolia soundtrack The musical episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer “Get Me Away From Here I’m Dying,” Belle and SebastianW Mulholland Drive Reality Bites
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Madness and Civilization, Foucault The Thin Red Line Little Earthquakes, Tori Amos A Clean Well Lighted Place, Hemmingway The I Hate to Cook Book, Peg Bracken (“…pretty much every word she wrote”) Words for the Wind, Theodore Roethke The Best of James Taylor(I’m not sure my dad could actually drive without this playing) Letters to [...]
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WTF with Marc Maron WFMU: BD Best Show Gems “Mother and Son Skit” by Nichols and May Beastie Boys lyrics explained “UK surf wave of mutilation,” Pixies
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