Tuesday, March 29, 2005

These Are Books that I Have Read

And which I have enjoyed, over the past year or so. In some semblance of order.

1. "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," Jonathan Safran Foer
2. "Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell," Susanna Clarke
3. "The Plot Against America," Philip Roth
4. "The Unthinkable Thoughts of Jacob Green," Joshua Braff
5. "Little Children," Tom Perotta
6. "Magical Thinking," Augusten Burroughs
7. "Planet Simpson," Chris Turner
7. "The Facts About the Helsinki Roccamatios," Yann Martel
9. "Goat," Brad Land
10. "White Angels," John Carlin

And how about some songs?

radiohead - arpeggi (live)
coldplay - white shadows (live)
bloc party - little thoughts
teenage fanclub - time stops
the unicorns - i was born (a unicorn)

Speechless

Just extraordinary.

http://www.publicradio.org/tools/media/player/literaryfriendships/2005/02/lf021605

Saturday, March 12, 2005

The Real Top Tens, vol. 1

My Favorite Albums, Right Now, In No Order:

1. Arcade Fire - Funeral
2. Decemberists - Her Majesty, the Decemberists
3. Decemberists - Picaresque (already ordered)
4. Morrissey - You are the Quarry
5. The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow
6. eels - Blinking Lights and Other Revelations (or so I've heard)
7. Godspeed You Black Emperor! - Lift Yr Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
8. Final Fantasy - Has a Good Home
9. Sigur Rós - Ágaetis Byrjun
10. The Killers - Hot Fuss


My Favorite Singles, Right Now, In No Order:

1. The Killers - Mr. Brightside
2. Dogs Die in Hot Cars - I Love You Cause I Have To
3. Xiu Xiu - I Love the Valley, OH
4. eels - Hey Man (Now You're Really Living)
5. Coldplay - Talk
6. Doves - Snowden
7. Final Fantasy - This is the Dream of Win and Reg
8. Morrissey - First of the Gang to Die
9. of montreal - So Begins Our Alabee
10. Outkast - Ghetto Musick

Ten Most Recently Viewed Movies

1. Bringing Out the Dead
2. The Rules of Attraction
3. Bubba Ho-Tep
4. Fast Times at Ridgemont High
5. Some Kind of Monster
6. Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
7. Wake Up, Ron Burgundy
8. Total Recall
9. Maria Full of Grace
10. The Village