the lists

  1. Hiking along the coast in Nova Scotia
  2. The King’s Speech
  3. Taking a class on western films
  4. Zeitoun, David Eggers
  5. Planning trips
  6. Snowshoeing on the lake
  7. Playing Mexican Train Dominoes with my family
  8. Walking my dog
  9. Riding my bike 28 miles to eat breakfast
  10. Preparing my old legs to jog 6 miles

 

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Toni Egan     Davis, CA
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  1. The Goonies
  2. Labyrinth
  3. The Neverending Story
  4. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
  5. The Princess Bride
  6. Hook
  7. Pee-wee’s Big Adventure
  8. Willow
  9. Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
  10. The Karate Kid Collection

“10 Kids’ movies from the 80′s and 90′s that influenced who I am today”

Read about “Broke-Ass Stuart” in the Magpie Blog, and visit his own website to read what he has to say about  his movie list!

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  1. Song Three Blues,” Alberta Cross
  2. Service Bell,” Grizzly Bear feat. Feist
  3. Wolves,” Phosphorescent
  4. Kill a Man,” Gram Rabbit
  5. When I’m Small,”  Phantogram
  6. You May Be Blue,” Vetiver
  7. ”In the Direction of the Moon,Wolf Parade
  8. 6669 (I Don’t Know If You Know),”  Neon Indian
  9. Strange Fruit,Nina SimoneW
  10. New Kanada,” Solid Gold

“round 2…i am such an audiophile.” (see Amanda’s first list here!)

this list is so video-crazy, i couldn’t choose just one, so it’s just a link-fest!

 

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  1. In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, Neutral Milk Hotel (song and album!)
  2. The Harry Potter books, J.K. Rowling
  3. Arrested Development
  4. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain
  5. Cat’s Cradle, Kurt Vonnegut
  6. Pickin’ Up The Pieces, Fitz and the Tantrums (album)
  7. Moulin Rouge!
  8. Pushing Daisies
  9. The Little Mermaid
  10. Cinema Paradiso
  11. Parks and Recreation

read about my discovery of modern communication and the design genius of Kate’s Blimp Cat Studios in the Magpie Blog!

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  1. Jeans (from Jnco to James, I’ve loved them all)
  2. Steak (thick cut, rib-eye, butter, A1 on the side)
  3. Italian movies (The Conformist, Blow Up, Caro Diario)
  4. Bernice Bobs Her HairW and all the short stories of  F. SCOTT FITZGERALD
  5. Paul Simon’s Graceland album
  6. Pearl Jam (I am serious, ages 12 – 20)
  7. The Wonder YearsW
  8. The Baby-Sitter’s Club #1 /Sweet Valley High #1: Double Love books (let’s be honest, they are the same thing)
  9. Summer Camp
  10. Dracula (Bram Stoker’s, Coppola’s, Sesame Street‘s)
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  1. A Thousand Acres, Jane Smiley
  2. There Will Be Blood
  3. The Fragile, Nine Inch Nails
  4. the smell of new pointe shoes
  5. When the Stars Go Blue” Ryan Adams
  6. Remarks of Senator Barack Obama at the New Hampshire primary, Jan. 8, 2008
  7. The Big Lebowski
  8. Little Earthquakes, Tori Amos
  9. A Single Man
  10. an empty dance studio

 

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Claire Richardson   Dancer   Los Angeles, CA
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  1. The Best of The Guess Who
  2. Jethro Tull, watching Ian Anderson rock on the flute with one leg
  3. Andrea Bocelli, “Time to Say Goodbye“ …goosebumps everytime
  4. Night, Eli Wiesel (listening to him makes me want to hop a flight and audit his classes)
  5. Ayaan Hirsi AliW, it took guts for her to write books about Islam
  6. Memento …over and over and over
  7. Original Japanese Iron Chef
  8. Take a Little Piece of my Heart,” Janis JoplinW
  9. Creating dishes from food with the people who grew it around the table.
  10. When a great chef asks, ”is there anything you don’t like? may I cook for you?”

 

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Julie Ridlon   Chef   St. Louis, MO
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  1. Chronicles: Volume One, Bob Dylan
  2. “A Perfect Day”, Lou ReedW
  3. Harold and Maude
  4. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars, David Bowie
  5. All Things Must Pass, George Harrison
  6. A Confederacy of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole
  7. “Bonzo’s Montreux,” Led Zeppelin
  8. A Prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving
  9. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
  10. The Shawshank Redemption

no one ever said that inspirations don’t change with time and mood; see Danielle’s July list; it’s similar, but different! (and no one ever said you can only submit one list! got something else? send it in!)

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Danielle Syslo   Actor   Los Angeles, CA
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  1. The XanthW Series, Piers Anthony
  2. Footloose
  3. Stomp
  4. “Smooth Criminal” by Michael JacksonW
  5. A Confederacy of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole
  6. Fight Club: A Novel, Chuck Palahniuk
  7. Christ of Saint John of the CrossW, Salvador DaliW
  8. The Office: The Complete BBC Collection
  9. Derren Brown
  10. Naomi Klein

Christ of Saint John of the Cross, Salvador Dali

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  1. Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex * But Were afraid To Ask (Watch it now!)
  2. E.E. CummingsW‘ poem Self-Excoriation 1, 2, and 3.
  3. The Revolution of Everyday Life, Raoul Vaneigem (Read it for free; just follow the link!)
  4. “Nashville Blues,” Doc Watson
  5. Days of Heaven
  6. Patti Smith is a new fascination after reading Just Kids
  7. Five Easy Pieces
  8. Lolita, Vladimir Nobokov
  9. The entire album of Graceland by Paul Simon has saved my life more than once. It can make the worst day better.
  10. Eating Animals, Jonathan Safran Foer

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My BEST reads:

  1. Hiroshima, John Hershey
  2. Prodigal Summer, Barbara Kingsolver
  3. Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, Helen Simonson
  4. Rose Daughter, Robin McKinley
  5. The Postmistress, Sarah Blake
  6. The Help, Kathryn Stockett

I DISLIKED reading:

  1. Fab: An Intimate Life of Paul McCartney (egotist!)
  2. Clapton: The Autobiography (awful! I didn’t want to know!!)

I WANT to read:

  1. Horse Heaven, Jane Smiley
  2. The Venus Fixers, Ilaria Dagnini Brey

 

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  1. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
  2. The Office (BBC!)
  3. “Ojala,” Silvio RodriguezW
  4. Made in Britain
  5. Back To Black, Amy Winehouse
  6. People Hold on, Eddie Kendricks
  7. ”This is” series by M. Slasek
  8. The Corner, David Simon & Edward Burns
  9. ”Periodico de Ayer”  Hector LavoeW
  10. Annie Hall

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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”

 

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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!

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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

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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!

 

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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.”

 

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Christian   Student   Seattle, WA
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