… but this one looks like something I can get into. Besides, I’m stealing from Gwen, so it can’t be all that bad.

Ten bands/artists you couldn’t live without:

(yes, very dramatic, which is why I didn’t reach 10)

[1] Duran Duran

[2] Kronos Quartet

[3] Cocco

[4] Number Girl

[5] Shiina Ringo

[6] Wayne Horvitz





Nine albums that are important to you:

[1] Duran Duran, Rio

[2] Kronos Quartet, Black Angels

[3] John Zorn, Naked City

[4] Cocco, Bouganvillia

[5] Emmylou Harris, Wrecking Ball

[6] Robin Holcomb, Robin Holcomb

[7] Number Girl, School Girl Distortional Addict

[8] U2, The Joshua Tree

[9] Shiina Ringo, Shouso Strip

Eight movies you’d watch over and over:

[1] Amadeus

[2] Clerks

[3] Immortal Beloved

[4] Bedrooms & Hallways

[5] Howards End

[6] Agnes of God

[7] Chasing Amy

[8] High Fidelity (or Grosse Point Blank)

Seven things that annoy you:

[1] car repairs

[2] Austin drivers

[3] socially-inept record store customers.

[4] high blood pressure

[5] internalized homophobia mixed with internalized racism

[6] file sharing culture

[7] oak allergies

Six songs you love:

[1] Shiina Ringo, “Gips”

[2] Emmylou Harris, “Where Will I Be”

[3] Duran Duran, “I Believe/All I Need to Know”

[4] Cocco, “Count Down”

[5] Dmitri Shostakovich, Quartet for Strings No. 8 (which isn’t really a song, per se …)

[6] Kate Bush, “Wuthering Heights”

Five TV shows you never miss:

[1] Law and Order (all flavors)

[2] Star Trek: Voyager (even the re-runs)

[3] The West Wing (on syndication)

[4] Good Eats

[5] Gilmore Girls

Four of your favorite books:

[1] Murakami Haruki, A Wild Sheep Chase

[2] Andrew Vachss, Blue Belle

[3] Michael Nava, Rag & Bone

[4] Anne Rice, Interview with a Vampire

Three albums you recently bought:

[1] Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Sonatas (Vladmir Ashkenazy)

[2] Bjork, Medulla

[3] Sasagawa Miwa, Jijitsu

Two famous people you’d like to fuck:

[1] B.D. Wong

[2] David James Elliott

One band that is the soundtrack of your life:

[1] It ought to be Duran Duran, but internally? I’d say Number Girl sounds like how I feel most of the time.