the lists

  1. Raiders of the Lost Ark
  2. Calvin and Hobbes, Bill Watterson
  3. Sister Ray,” The Velvet Underground
  4. 77  BOADRUMW
  5. The Wire (“Season 4“)
  6. Moby Dick, Herman Melville
  7. Christina’s World, Andrew WyethW, 1948
  8. Vertigo
  9. Baby, Let Me Follow You Down,” Bob Dylan live 1966, The Royal Albert Hall Concert
  10. There Will Be Blood

Jeff GP     San Francisco, CA
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  1. West Ham United Football Club
  2. A Separate Peace, John Knowles
  3. Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (“really ALL Charlie KaufmanW films”)

“and the 15 albums that have REALLY touched my life”

  1. The Police – Ghost In The Machine
  2. Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here
  3. Genesis – Three Sides Live
  4. Michael Jackson – Thriller
  5. Pearl Jam – Vs.
  6. Radiohead – The Bends
  7. Jeff Buckley – Grace
  8. The Smashing Pumpkins – Mellon Collie & The Infinite Sadness
  9. Dave Matthews Band – Before These Crowded Streets
  10. Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile
  11. The Strokes - Is This It?
  12. Division Day – The Mean Way In
  13. Nine Inch Nails – Year Zero
  14. Gavin Castleton – Home
  15. Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago (“and Blood Bank, I know I’m cheating”)

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  1. Friends
  2. Saturday Night Live
  3. The River, Bruce Springsteen
  4. Blue Collar Comedy Tour
  5. Blowin’ in the Wind,” Bob Dylan
  6. Life Goes On,” Tupac
  7. Magnolia
  8. Eminem
  9. The Killers
  10. Coca-ColaW

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  1. Felicity
  2. Starring Sally J. Freedman As Herself, Judy Blume (“really any Judy Blume book but this one in particular!”)
  3. Bridget Jones’s Diary: A Novel, (“and the film!”)
  4. Dork Whore, Iris Bahr
  5. Wall-E
  6. Rent
  7. Shakespeare in Love
  8. Pride and Prejudice (“and the film!“)
  9. Sex and the City

“That’s all I can think of for right now but more may come later! Good luck!”

Amelia Stanley   Arts Educator   New York, NY
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  1. Jesus is Magic, Sarah Silverman
  2. Unwanted Thoughts Syndrome, Maria Bamford
  3. Houston, We Have A Problem, Greg Proops
  4. Six Feet Under
  5. Strangers with Candy
  6. Choke, Chuck Palahniuk
  7. Me Talk Pretty One Day, David Sedaris
  8. Official Book Club Selection, Kathy Griffin
  9. The 40-Year-Old Virgin
  10. “Losing My Edge,” LCD Soundsystem

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  1. Midnight Cowboy (“the movie & the theme!”)
  2. The Source, James Michener
  3. The Rite of Spring, Igor StravinskiW
  4. Mark RothkoW
  5. Symphony No. 1, Gustav MahlerW
  6. La Valse Maurice RavelW
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  1. The Way Things Work, David Macaulay
  2. Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills, The MountaineersW
  3. King’s QuestW, Roberta Williams
  4. The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien
  5. The Road Not Taken, Robert FrostW
  6. Natural Capitalism, Amory B. Lovins
  7. The Goonies
  8. “Embryo,Black Sabbath
  9. A People’s History of the United States, Howard Zinn
  10. The Giving Tree, Shel Silverstein

Tripp H.     Durham, NC
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1. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust, David Bowie
2. Transformer, Lou Reed
3. Cripple Crow, Devendra Banhardt
4. Mixed Up, The Cure
5. Parallel Lines, Blondie
6. Rumours, Fleetwood Mac
7. The Greatest, Cat Power
8. Harold and Maude Soundtrack, Cat StevensW
9. Shadows Collide With People, John Frusciante
10. The Very Best of T. Rex, Vol. 1, T. Rex

“So much music, not enough time (sigh).”

Ariane Simard     Los Angeles, CA
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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. “She’s Electric”OasisW
  2. “You Wouldn’t Like Me,” Tegan and Sara
  3. “You Make My Dreams”  Hall & OatesW
  4. “What the Snowman Learned About Love”, Stars
  5. All My Days,” Alexi Murdoch
  6. Swimming,” Florence & The MachineW
  7. “First Day of My Life,” Bright Eyes
  8. “Walking Out of Stride,” Badly Drawn Boy
  9. “Something Good Can Work (Ted & Francis Remix),Two Door Cinema ClubW
  10. “Suspended From Class,” Camera Obscura

“I love this concept. My list’s a bit up and down, some older favorites with some newer finds – probably wouldn’t sound good as an actual playlist!”

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  1. Sling Blade
  2. The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck
  3. Illusions, Richard Bach
  4. Buffy The Vampire Slayer
  5. Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling  (“over and over and over…”)

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  1. Harold and Maude
  2. the bone peopleW, Keri Hulme
  3. “Hold On,” Tom Waits
  4. “Home,” Eric Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
  5. Women Be Wise, Bonnie Raitt & Sippie Wallace
  6. “Trouble,” Cat Stevens
  7. “Long, Long, Long,” The Beatles
  8. The NutcrackerW, Tchaikovsky
  9. Outlander, Diana Gabaladon
  10. “Hymn to Freedom,” Oscar Peterson

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  1. The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  2. Good Will Hunting
  3. Ender's GameW, Orson Scott Card
  4. I Love You, Man
  5. The Phantom Tollbooth, Norton Juster
  6. “Sweet Pea,” Amos Lee
  7. Haruki MurakamiW
  8. The Fresh Prince of Bel-AirW
  9. Jurassic 5W
  10. Modern Family
Justin Ma   Student   Davis, CA
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  1. This Book Will Save Your Life, A.M. Homes
  2. On Beauty, Zadie Smith
  3. Geek Love, Katharine Dunn
  4. Frank O'HaraW
  5. Sarah VowellW
  6. The Bird And The Bee
  7. The BlowW
  8. Camera Obscura
  9. Devendra BanhartW
  10. She & Him
  11. Lykke LiW
  12. The KinksW

“the books that have left an impression…the music I’m listening to tonight” October 2008

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  1. The Metric SystemW
  2. Siddhartha, Herman Hesse
  3. Square Nails (“Hand forged, one at a time.”)
  4. Acadie, Daniel Lanois
  5. WilcoW
  6. Brighten the Corners, Pavement
  7. Box of Moonlight
  8. Being There
  9. Landscape ArchitectureW
  10. 16 ” powder day off Shuksan Arm on top of a 50’ base

“Landscape architecture is the perfect balance of art and science.”

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  1. The Wire
  2. The Autobiography of Malcolm X
  3. The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin
  4. Race, Paul Mooney
  5. Pastel Blues, Nina Simone
  6. Bravebird, Amel Larrieux
  7. Cee-Lo GreenW
  8. The Truth, PrinceW
  9. Ballads, James BrownW

“That’s a start. HOLLA.”

Watch Sayre and Eve drink beer and discuss his list in MagpieTV, episode #4!

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  1. Nocturne in Black and Gold-The Falling RocketW,  James Abbot McNeil Whistler, circa 1875
  2. Synecdoche, New York
  3. Miranda July
  4. Loose Woman: Poems, Sandra Cisneros
  5. “Possibly Maybe,” BjorkW
  6. Arrested Development
  7. My So-Called Life
  8. Untitled Film Stills, Cindy Sherman
  9. Paris, Je T’Aime
  10. Among My Swan, Mazzy StarW

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  1. Mary OliverW
  2. Carolyn KizerW
  3. Marilynne RobinsonW
  4. Michelle Obama’s speech about Fear
  5. Raymond CarverW
  6. Youssoupha
  7. Ma RaineyW
  8. Edith PiafW
  9. Judith Warner, NYT
  10. Ugly Betty (the character)

“Your question is great and it kind of weirded me out because it is exactly one that I have been asking myself for MONTHS now as I try to finish up my Master’s Thesis in English Lit.”

Colette Hayes   Library Assistant   San Francisco, CA
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  1. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (age 5)
  2. Pulp Fiction (age 11)
  3. Do the Right Thing (age 13)
  4. Rushmore (age 15)
  5. Elvis CostelloW  (age 16)
  6. The Wild Bunch (age 19)
  7. Werner Herzog (age 20)
  8. Goodbye the Band (age 22)
  9. There Will Be Blood (age 24)
  10. Der ring des nibelungenW, Richard Wagner (Present)

“I know I’m breaking the rules with the age thing, but you know what I say to your rules? F–k tha Police.”

Kalen Egan   Writer   Los Angeles, CA
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  1. Can’t Hardly Wait
  2. Meet Joe Black
  3. A Confederacy of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole
  4. A General Theory of Love, Thomas Lewis, Fari Amini, Richard Lannon
  5. The BeatlesW
  6. ColdplayW
  7. The Office
  8. Freaks and Geeks
  9. Anna Liisa Liiver
  10. Matthew Genitempo

Watch the music video Chad directed for The Wild Moccasin’s song, “Psychic China,” in the Magpie Blog!

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