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  1. Howard Roarke from The Fountainhead by Ayn RandW
  2. Iceland
  3. “The Birth and Death of a Day,” Explosions in the Sky
  4. The Moon
  5. Fogged up Car Windows at 4 am
  6. Dandelion Wine, Ray Bradbury
  7. Two legs to walk with
  8. Ice cream
  9. Road Trips
  10. Water

“1,2,3, and 6 are highly recommended.  And as the teacher in Perks of Being a Wallfower said to Charlie when he handed him The Fountainhead: “Be a filter, not a sponge”


Alessio Tummolillo   Student/Writer   Lugano, Switzerland
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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. Franny and Zooey, J.D. Salinger
  2. Finding Neverland Soundtrack, Jan A. P Kaczmarek
  3. Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet
  4. E. E. cummingsW (!!!)
  5. Spring Awakening
  6. Regina Spektor (espec. ”On The Radio” and “Consequence of Sound“)
  7. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  8. John Patrick ShanleyW
  9. Stargirl, Jerry Spinelli
  10. The Royal Tenenbaums

Hannah Mae is my cousin, and I am so excited to post her list that I’m not even going to wait for Family (1st) Fridays!

Hannah Mae Sturges   Student   Los Angeles, CA
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  1. Dirty Radio,” Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside
  2. “Cat & Mouse,” Nikki & Rich
  3. Average Fruit,”Quadron
  4. Todays Tonight,” Jack Penat
  5. Walking on a Dream,” Empire of the Sun
  6. My Girls,” Animal CollectiveW
  7. Crave You,” Flight Facilities
  8. “Deli,” Delorean
  9. Low Shoulder,” Toro y Moi
  10. Friendly Fires,” Paris (Aeroplane Remix)

this whole list is video crazy! follow links in and out of this delicious musical tour of Julianne Waters’ inspiration. Then go to GIOGO TV; it will all make sense!

more about the GIOGO girls in The Magpie Blog!

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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 Malta, by Christopher Marlowe
10. Pragmatism, by William James

Angus Fletcher   Professor   Los Angeles, CA
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  1. ”Crying,” Roy Orbison
  2. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
  3. Little Miss Bossy
  4. Tommy Boy
  5. The Sword in the Stone
  6. ”Crying” by Moonlight Towers
  7. Thrump-O-Moto, James Clavel
  8. The Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room
  9. ”Teenage Sonata,” Sam Cooke
  10. She’s All That

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  1. The Jerk
  2. The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses, Paul Goble
  3. “Series of Dreams,” Bob Dylan*
  4. The Red Pony, John Steinbeck
  5. OdettaW
  6. In Living Color*
  7. RumiW
  8. Mermaids
  9. Happy Days, Samuel Beckett
  10. Nina Simone – Live at Montreux 1976 (follow the link to watch right now!)

*follow to youtube!


Kiva Garber-Maikovska   Artist   Los Angeles, CA
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  1. As A Man Thinketh, James Allen
  2. “A Change is Gonna Come” Sam Cooke*
  3. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years, Donald Miller
  4. Acua Verde Nachos
  5. Avocados
  6. 21, Adele
  7. Aesop Rock
  8. Amazon Kindles
  9. NY Times Crossword Puzzles
  10. Shameless on Showtime

*follow the link to listen to Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come!”

“Eve, you go girl.”


Christian   Student   Seattle, WA
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  1. Our Mutual Friend, Charles Dickens
  2. Taurus, Ocote Soul Sounds
  3. After Hours
  4. Follow Me Down, Sarah Jarosz
  5. Decencia, Álvaro Enrique
  6. Salt Song, Stanley Turrentine
  7. Why the Dalai Lama Matters, Robert Thurman
  8. Handbook for Writers, Celia Millward
  9. Scratching the Beat Surface, Michael McClure
  10. Sweet ‘n’ Sour, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
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  1. Savages, Don Winslow
  2. Sleeper, Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips
  3. Bedknobs and Broomsticks
  4. Fantasy Black Channel, Late of the Pier
  5. The Twenty-One Balloons, William Pene du Bois
  6. Bionic SixW
  7. Batman: The Animated Series
  8. Frog and Toad Are Friends
  9. RumpelstiltskinW
  10. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance


Bryce Carlson     Los Angeles, CA
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  1. “Maps & Atlases,” The Charm
  2. Dawn of the Tinman,” Rig 1
  3. Young Guns
  4. Elephant Eyelash, WHY?
  5. ”You’re Going Back,” Tallest Man on Earth
  6. Pars Vite et Reviens Tard, Fred Vargas
  7. Limitless
  8. Pablo Francisco
  9. Tombstone
  10. Lugano, Switzerland
Harrison Crosby     Lugano, Switzerland
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  1. Blonde on Blonde, Bob Dylan
  2. Bob Dylan
  3. Shane
  4. The Maltese Falcon
  5. The Last Waltz
  6. Astral Weeks, Van Morrison
  7. Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad
  8. The Great Gatsby
  9. Flight of the Conchords
  10. King Lear,* William Shakespeare
  11. James Taylor

*follow that link to read King Lear in its entirety. You know you want to!

J. Altman   Lawyer   Los Angeles, CA
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  1. ”Romeo & Juliet,” Dire Straits
  2. Explorers
  3. “Me and Jesus The Pimp in a ’79 Granada Last Night,” The CoupW
  4. Pi
  5. “Right Down The Line” Gerry Rafferty
  6. “Driver 8,” R.E.M
  7. “A Forest,” The Cure
  8. ”Angeles,” Elliott Smith
  9. ”Candyman,” Grateful Dead
  10. ”One,” Johnny Cash

“That was fun…”

David Jones   Network Engineer   Petaluma, CA
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  1. “Poker Face,” Lady GaGa
  2. “Saturday in the Park,” Chicago
  3. “Hotel CA,” Eagles
  4. “Any Way you Want,” Journey
  5. “Give a Little Bit,” Supertramp
  6. “China Grove,” Doobie Brothers
  7. “Just Dance,” Lady Gaga
  8. “Boom Boom Pow,” Black Eyed Peas
  9. “I got a Feeling”, Black Eyed Peas

This entire list is youtube crazy; give yourself a musical education and have a dance party!

Kelly’s a member of the family! Read about Family (1st) Friday’s in the Magpie Blog!

Kelly Roche     Roseville, CA
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  1. A Prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving
  2. The last 10 minutes of Six Feet Under
  3. Fraggle Rock
  4. All About Eve
  5. The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver
  6. Aimee Mann songs from the Magnolia soundtrack
  7. The musical episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  8. Get Me Away From Here I’m Dying,” Belle and SebastianW
  9. Mulholland Drive
  10. Reality Bites
Alexis Miller     Seattle, WA
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  1. Madness and Civilization, Foucault
  2. The Thin Red Line
  3. Little Earthquakes, Tori Amos
  4. A Clean Well Lighted Place, Hemmingway
  5. The I Hate to Cook Book, Peg Bracken (“…pretty much every word she wrote”)
  6. Words for the Wind, Theodore Roethke
  7. The Best of James Taylor(I’m not sure my dad could actually drive without this playing)
  8. Letters to a Young Poet, Rilke
  9. Zoolander
  10. Self-Help, Lorrie Moore

“A cousin posted a list here than posted about you on Facebook–another cousin has since added a list; it’s so interesting to see what they wrote…this is a way of knowing them. It just never came up at family reunions while I was perfecting my angst ridden teenager & they were refusing to take off the water wings & get out of the pool.”

Laura Ramage     Portland, Or
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  1. WTF with Marc Maron
  2. WFMU: BD Best Show Gems
  3. “Mother and Son Skit” by Nichols and May
  4. Beastie Boys lyrics explained
  5. “UK surf wave of mutilation,” Pixies
Hannah     New Mexico
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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. ferries (the boat kind)
  2. The Big Lebowski
  3. PoutineW
  4. Brown aleW
  5. disc golf
  6. libraries
  7. Irish Breakfast teaW
  8. Bill Bryson
  9. Ella Fitzgerald
  10. bikes
Reid   Student   Portland, OR
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  1. Power (Voodoo Version), King Britt Presents: Sister Gertrude Morgan
  2. “Holy Ghost is Here Right Now,” Rev. Milton Brunson
  3. “Mary Don’t You Weep,” Aretha FranklinW
  4. “I’ll Fly Away,” Treme Brass Band
  5. “I’m Gonna Sing Til The Spirit Moves,” Fisk Jubilee Singers
  6. “When God Dips His Pen of Love,” Five Blind Boys
  7. “Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho,” Kid Ory
  8. “How Far Am I From Canaan,” Sam CookeW & Soul Stirrers
  9. “Babylon,” Don McLeanW
  10. “Everybody Will Be Happy,” The Staple SingersW

From Quinton:  The title of the list is ”Gospel Music For Swinging Atheists”. A wide variety of styles – some stretching all the way back to before the Civil War. The desire to groove is all that is required!

From the Editor: This list is youtube music crazy; follow the links for a music education that should rock your soul!

Quinton Peeples   Writer   Los Angeles, CA
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