Ok, here's how this works. Think of anywhere between one and three bands, books and movies that you like or think that people should be familiar with. Obscure or indie ones are preferred, although not required (in other words, most people have seen, say, Fight Club, so mentioning it probably won't benefit them even if you really liked the movie). Add your lists on top of the one(s) below, along with a link to your journal, and post it along with this text. Remember to use
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Bands: Gryphon, Laurie Anderson, Bill Nelson
Books: Taking Off: an anthology of parodies, send-ups and imitations, edited by Tim Dowley; Cosmicomics, by Italo Calvino; My Family and Other Animals, by Gerald Durrell (all of his books, actually)
Movies: Drowning by Numbers (Greenaway); The Garden (Jarman); L'Age d'Or (Buñuel)
Bands: Rasputina, Splashdown, Savage Aural Hotbed (Honorable Mention: Szeki Kurva)
Books: House of Leaves, Mark Z. Danielewski; When Things Fall Apart, Pema Chödrön; The Last Boy, Robert Lieberman; (Honorable Mention: Neverwhere, Neil Gaiman)
Movies: Dancer In the Dark; The Ice Storm; Magnolia; (Honorable Mention: Kissed)
Bands: Laika, Komeda, Mouse on Mars
Books: Making of a Counter-Culture by Theodore Roszak, Famous Long Ago by Ray Mungo, Tex and Molly in the Afterlife by Richard Grant
Movies: Wax: The Discovery of Television Among the Bees, Spectres of the Spectrum, Alphaville
Bands: Darkest of the Hillside Thickets, Pizzicato Five, Cocteau Twins
Books: The Tao of Pooh, Benjamin Hoff; Survivor, Chuck Palahniuk; The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky
Movies: Bio-Zombie, Waking Mele, Dagon
Bands: Phillip Glass, Deltron 3030, Nanci Griffith
Books: The Day the Universe Changed (James Burke, 1985), Linked: The New Science of Networks (Albert-László Barabási, 2002), The Butter Battle Book (Dr. Seuss, 1984)
Movies: The Last Supper (Stacy Title, 1995), Heavenly Creatures (Peter Jackson, 1994), Timecode (Mike Figgis, 2000)
Bands: Television, The Strapping Fieldhands, Granddaddy
Books: Dictionary of the Khazars by Milorad Pavic, What Painting Is by James Elkins, and The Tin Drum by Günter Grass.
Movies: The Holy Mountain (Alejandro Jodorowsky), The Royal Tennenbaums (Wes Anderson), Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder).
Bands: Neutral Milk Hotel, Logic Bomb, Robert Pollard (any project/band he's been in or is currently in...)
Books: Nausea - John Paul Sartre, The Divine Invasion - Philip K. Dick, Meditations - Marcus Aurelius
Movies: The Usual Suspects, F is for Fake, Blue Velvet
Bands: Ozric Tentacles, Meshuggah, Mike Patton (any project/band he's been in or is currently in...)
Books: Point of Impact by Stephen Hunter. Killing Hope: U. S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II by William Blum, American Tabloid by James Ellroy.
Movies: Midnight Express (Alan Parker, 1978), North by Northwest (Hitchcock, 1959), La Femme Nikita (Luc Besson, 1990)
Bands: Leonard Cohen, The The, Scraping Foetus Off the Wheel
Books: Prometheus Rising - Robert Anton Wilson, Choke - Chuck Pahlaniuk, Stranger in a Strange Land - Robert Heinlein
Movies: Donnie Darko, The Dark Backward, Sante Sangre
Bands: Goran Bregovic, Monks of Doom, Single Gun Theory
Books: Finite and Infinite Games by James P. Carse, 48 Laws of Power by Robert Green, The Televisionary Oracle by Rob Breszny
Movies: My Life As a Dog, Shawshank Redemption, El Topo
Bands: Sunny Day Real Estate, Tijuana Bibles, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Books: The Legend of Ulenspiegel and Lamme Goedzak in Flanders and elsewhere by Charles de Coster (1867), Eternal Curse on the Reader of These Pages by Manuel Puig (1982), The Occult by Colin Wilson (the latter is a great read whether you believe in the occult or not).
Movies: Waking Life (Richard Linklater, 2001), Boxing Helena (Jennifer Lynch, 1993), Dark City (Alex Proyas, 1998).