1. Train
  2. Lifehouse
  3. Justin Nozuka
  4. Daughtry
  5. Trey Songz
  6. Alicia KeysW
  7. Bruno Mars
  8. Colbie Calliat
  9. Bob MarleyW
  10. Pepper

Kaylee Chadwell     Folsom, CA
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  1. Capturing the Friedmans
  2. Maxwell
  3. KaleW
  4. The Legend of 1900
  5. Women,  Food,  and God, Geneen Roth
  6. “Phenomenal Woman,” Maya Angelou
  7. What I Want My Words to Do to You
  8. Saved By The Bell (“not the college years!”)
  9. Sweet Thing,” Mary J Blige OR “Lay With You,” Debarge (“it’s a toss up between these two songs! “)
  10. Pilates’ Return to Life Through Contrology, Joseph Pilates
  11. Gratz Pilates Equipment

Watch Kit discuss her list on MagpieTV!

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  1. ABBAW
  2. Hedwig and the Angry Inch
  3. Memphis Belle
  4. EnyaW
  5. Zumba (“the Latin-dance exercise craze”)
  6. The Wheel of Time series, Robert Jordan
  7. The Far Side, Gary Larson
  8. Dungeons & Dragons Player's HandbookW
  9. Dookie, Green Day
  10. The Disney AfternoonW
Jack Austin   Consultant   Portland, OR
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  1. “The Custom-House” chapter of The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne
  2. Workin’ Together, Ike and Tina Turner
  3. The Last Picture Show
  4. Starbucks Earl Gray Tea Lattes and Vanilla Bean Scones
  5. All of Joan Didion’s non-fiction
  6. All of Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling
  7. Mark Ruffalo and Rory Culkin in You Can Count on Me
  8. Mark Wahlberg in I Heart Huckabees
  9. Everyone in Boogie Nights
  10. Rubber Soul, The Beatles

“Hi Eve!”

Tara Everhart   Writer/Bartender   Los Angeles, CA
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  1. “Why?” Annie Lennox
  2. “Vogue,” Madonna
  3. The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac, Fleetwood Mac
  4. Taboo (musical)W, Boy George
  5. Leigh BoweryW
  6. The End,” Jason Reeves
  7. Take It Like A Man, Boy George
  8. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  9. Friday I’m In Love,” The Cure
  10. If You Forget Me,” Pablo Neruda

“it was soooooo diffucult limiting myself to 10 – I made it as well rounded as I possibly could…”

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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 Missing Piece, Shel Silverstein
  2. “sound of silence on the first snowfall”
  3. Like a Prayer, Madonna
  4. E.T. – The Extra-Terrestrial
  5. Night, Eli Wiesel
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  1. “Appalachian Spring,” Aaron Copland
  2. The Hobbit , J.R.R. Tolkien
  3. Young Americans, David Bowie
  4. Christian Smith
  5. Maestoso, Symphony No. 3 in C minor,* Camille Saint-SaensW
  6. The Simpsons

“challenging but fun!”

*follow the link to listen!

Adrienne West   Physical Therapist   Olympia, WA
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  1. Brazil
  2. Let It Be, Tim, or Pleased to Meet Me, The Replacements
  3. Motherless Brooklyn and Chronic City, Jonathan Lethem
  4. Newsradio
  5. The Iron Giant
  6. Grosse Pointe Blank
  7. London Calling, The Clash
  8. Runaways and Y: The Last Man, Brian K. VaughanW
  9. The Venture Bros.
  10. Boys & Girls in America, The Hold Steady
Brendan Hay   Writer   Bay Area, CA
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  1. The teachings of Gautama BuddhaW
  2. The Female Brain, Louann Brizendine
  3. When Elephants Weep, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
  4. Video” and “Private Party,” India. Arie
  5. A General Theory of Love , Thomas Lewis, Fari Amini and Richard Lannon
  6. As Tragic,” John Craigie*
  7. A Prairie Home Companion on NPR*
  8. “Broken Wing,” The Shook Twins
  9. Refuge, Terry Tempest Williams
  10. There Are No Children Here, Alex Kotlowitz

“Some of these books and songs are recent favorites and some I’ve loved for a long time.”

*follow the links to John Craigie on youtube and the Shook Twins official site!

Ariel’s my cousin; to read more about Family 1st Friday’s, get thee to the Magpie Blog!

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  1. Robert Wilson’s Woyzeck
  2. Breaking The Waves
  3. The Famished Road, Ben Okri
  4. Valley Girl (the movie!)*
  5. Valley Girl (the sound track!)**
  6. Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy
  7. Democracy Now!
  8. Abbey Road
  10. Blue Shoe, Anne Lamott

” *I think this was the first movie I ever recorded onto VHS off of HBO. We watched it every day for about a year.
**consequently, I memorized the soundtrack.”

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  1. No Country for Old Men
  2. City Of God
  3. The Prestige
  4. DJ Shadow
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  1. Thunder Road,” Bruce Springsteen
  2. Dillon Beach
  3. The 400 Blows
  4. The San Francisco Giants
  5. Bright Eyes
  6. You’re a Big Girl Now,” Bob Dylan
  7. Miller’s Crossing
  8. The Corrections, Jonathan Franzen
  9. Crosby St. in NYC
  10. Joel Burns

“You rock Eve! What a great idea for a site!

check out Magpie Minute #4 for my experience with The 400 Blows!

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  1. Miserere,” Tallis Scholars
  2. Time to Say Goodbye,” Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman
  3. I Will Always Love You,” Whitney Houston
  4. I Dreamed A Dream,” Susan Boyle
  5. And Still I Rise”* Maya AngelouW
  6. This Is My Beloved, Walter Benton
  7. Black Hawk Down, Mark Bowden
  8. The Professor and the Madman, Simon Winchester
  9. Lawrence of Arabia
  10. The Godfather: Part II

*follow the link to watch Maya Angelou recite this beautiful poem, “And Still I Rise,” on youtube!

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  1. Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve SeenSam CookeW
  2. Oh My Angel,“ Bertha Tillman
  3. I’m A Lonely Stranger,” Arthur Conley
  4. The Invincibles (“Can’t Win,” “Keep on Trying,” and of course “Heart Full of Love”)
  5. All in My Mind,” Maxine Brown (“live!”)
  6. American Movie
  7. Treme
  8. The Wire
  9. Hanna-Barbera Laff-A-Lympics
  10. The San Francisco Giants 2010 World Series Collector’s Edition (I haven’t seen this)
Joe Kostelnik     San Francisco, CA
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  1. Brothers, The Black Keys
  2. This American Life
  3. A Bit of Fry and Laurie
  4. Lisbon, The Walkmen
  5. Physics: Principles with Applications, Douglas C. Giancoli
  6. Eating the Dinosaur, Chuck Klosterman
  7. Mad Men
  8. Middle Cyclone, Neko Case
  9. Mario & Luigi Super Star Saga
  10. Don’t Try This at Home, Billy Bragg
Tony Gibson   Chocolatier   Sonoma, CA
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  1. Enter the Void (“it is the 2001 of the 2000s!”)
  2. NirvanaW
  3. Lee HazlewoodW
  4. The Velvet UndergroundW
  5. John Cassavetes
  6. Werner Herzog
  7. Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds
  8. Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace
  9. Man’s Search for Meaning, Viktor E. Frankl
  10. Mom

“It’s all about the past and the moment and how it takes me into the future.”

Justin Willis von Werner     Bozeman, MT
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  1. Ciao! Manhattan
  2. The Search for Delicious, Natalie Babbit
  3. Selena
  4. Oh No They Didn’t!
  5. Liquid Sky
  6. Approximately Infinite Universe, Yoko Ono
  7. The Two Sisters (Directors Cut)
  8. Los Angeles: People, Places, and the Castle on the Hill, AM Homes
  9. From Burger it Came*
  10. Chex Mix

*If you only follow one link today, follow this one to Dominic Bisignano’s animated short. It’s incredible.

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  1. Harold and Maude
  2. Suzanne,Leonard CohenW
  3. Starry, Starry Night
  4. Robert Maplethorpe’s flowers
  5. A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
  6. Twin Peaks
  7. “The Only Living Boy in New York“, Simon & Garfunkle
  8. Stardust Memories
  9. John Lewis

“I guess all the rain has got me in touch with my melancholy side. So glad you are doing this.”

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  1. Earth*
  2. Black Dog of Fate: A Memoir, Peter Balakian
  3. The Lives of Others
  4. The Fall, Albert Camus
  5. L’affaire Farewell*
  6. “The Long Goodbye”*, Ara DinkjianW
  7. Written on the Body, Jeanette Winterson
  8. Fear and Trembling, Soren Kierkegaard
  9. Il Postino
  10. Love Letters: The Love Letters of Kahlil Gibran to May Ziadah

*follow links to trailers and music!

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