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U.P. Book Tour and Events

Posted by R.A. Riekki on January 30, 2009 at 4:05 AM

45 UPCOMING AUTHOR EVENTS

 

Oct 2, 7pm, South Euclid-Lyndhurst—Cuyahoga County Public Library, South Euclid, OH, Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice event, with:

--Christine Howey, Cleveland Heights Poet Laureate 2016-2018

--Gail Bellamy, Cleveland Heights Poet Laureate 2009-2011

--Meredith Holmes, Cleveland Heights Poet Laureate 2005-2006

 

Oct 3, 7:30pm, Pegasus Books, Berkeley, CA, Poets Laureate on Social Justice event, with:

--Indigo Moor, Sacramento Poet Laureate 2017-present

--Julia Connor, Sacramento Poet Laureate 2005-2009

--Rafael Jesús González, Berkeley Poet Laureate 2017-present

--D.L. Lang, Vallejo Poet Laureate 2017-2019

--Cynthia Patton, Livermore Poet Laureate 2017-present

--and host Ron Riekki, co-editor of Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice

Oct 16, 7:30pm, Mattamy Theatre FirstOntario Arts Centre, Milton Public Library, Milton, ON, Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice event, with:

--George Elliott Clarke, Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate 2016-2017/Toronto Poet Laureate 2012-2015

--Anna Yin, Mississauga Poet Laureate 2015-2017

--Rebecca Zseder, Mississauga Youth Poet Laureate 2016-2018

--Elizabeth Zetlin, Owen Sound Poet Laureate 2007-2008

--and host Ron Riekki, co-editor of Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice

 

Oct 17, noon, Greater Sudbury Public Library, Sudbury, ON, Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice event, with:

--Tom Leduc, Sudbury Poet Laureate 2014-2016

--Kim Fahner, Sudbury Poet Laureate 2016-2018

--Chloé LaDuchesse, Sudbury Poet Laureate 2018-present

--and host Ron Riekki, co-editor of Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice

 

Oct 17, 7pm, Mississauga Library, Glass Pavilion, Mississauga, ON, Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice event, with:

--Anna Yin, Mississauga Poet Laureate 2015-2017

--Rebecca Zseder, Mississauga Youth Poet 2016-2018 Laureate

--Elizabeth Zetlin, Owen Sound Poet Laureate 2007-2008

--and host Ron Riekki, co-editor of Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice

 

Oct 18, 2pm, Ovid Public Library, Ovid, MI, Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice event, with:

--Dennis Hinrichsen, Lansing Poet Laureate 2017-2019

--and Ron Riekki, co-editor of Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice

 

Oct 18, 6pm, Everybody Reads, Lansing, MI, Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice event, with:

--Dennis Hinrichsen, Lansing Poet Laureate 2017-2019

--and Ron Riekki, co-editor of Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice

 

Oct 19, 7pm, Bookie’s Bookstore, Chicago, Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice event, with:

--Kimberly Blaeser, Wisconsin Poet Laureate 2015-2016

--and Ron Riekki, co-editor of Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice

 

Oct 20, noon, Wisconsin Book Festival, Bubbler Room, Madison, WI, Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice event, with:

--Kimberly Blaeser, Wisconsin Poet Laureate 2015-2016

--Denise Sweet, Wisconsin Poet Laureate 2004-2008

--Oscar Mireles, Madison Poet Laureate 2015-2018

--Wendy Vardaman, Madison Poet Laureate 2012-2015

--and Ron Riekki, co-editor of Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice

 

Oct 20, Madison, WI, private reception

 

Oct 21, 3:30pm, Milwaukee Public Library Mitchell Street Branch, Milwaukee, WI, Great Lakes Poets on Social Justice event, with:

--Margaret Rozga, Wisconsin Poet Laureate 2019-2020

--Margaret Noodin, Michigan Notable Book award-winning writer

--and Ron Riekki, co-editor of Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice

 

Oct 22, 2pm, Howell Carnegie District Library, Howell, MI, Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice event, with:

--Dennis Hinrichsen, Lansing Poet Laureate 2017-2019

--and Ron Riekki, co-editor of Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice

 

Oct 22, 6pm, Pages Bookshop, Detroit, MI, Great Lakes Poets on Social Justice event, with:

--Jim Ferris, Lucas County Poet Laureate 2014-present

--Joel Lipman, Lucas County Poet Laureate 2008-2013

--Dennis Hinrichsen, Lansing Poet Laureate 2017-2019

--Keith Taylor, Michigan Notable Book Award-winning writer

--and Ron Riekki, co-editor of Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice

 

Oct 22, 2pm, Howell Carnegie District Library, Howell, MI, Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice event, with:

--Dennis Hinrichsen, Lansing Poet Laureate

--and host Ron Riekki, co-editor of Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice

 

Oct 23, 1pm, Whitchurch-Stouffville Public Library, Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON, Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice event, with:

--Anna Yin, Mississauga Poet Laureate 2015-2017

--Rebecca Zseder, Mississauga Youth Poet 2016-2018 Laureate

--Tom Leduc, Sudbury Poet Laureate 2014-2016

--and host Ron Riekki, co-editor of Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice

 

Oct 23, 7pm, Windsor Public Library, Windsor, ON, Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice event, with:

--Jim Ferris, Lucas County Poet Laureate 2014-present

--Joel Lipman, Lucas County Poet Laureate 2008-2013

--John B. Lee, Norfolk County Poet Laureate 2010-2014/Brantford Poet Laureate 2005-present

--Rob Rolfe, Owen Sound Poet Laureate 2017-2019

 

Oct 23, 7:30pm, Aurora Public Library, Aurora, ON, Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice event, with:

--George Elliott Clarke, Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate 2016-2017/Toronto Poet Laureate 2012-2015

--Anna Yin, Mississauga Poet Laureate 2015-2017

--Tom Leduc, Sudbury Poet Laureate 2014-2016

--and host Ron Riekki, co-editor of Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice

 

Oct 24, 6pm, Bayliss Public Library, Community Room, Sault Ste. Marie, MI, Horrorpalooza event, with:

--Bill Vincent, “Fake Shemp” from The Evil Dead

--Betsy Baker, co-star of The Evil Dead (via Skype)

--Ron Riekki, co-editor of The Many Lives of The Evil Dead

 

Oct 24, 8pm, Bayliss Public Library, Community Room, Sault Ste. Marie, MI, Horrorpalooza event, with:

--Bill Vincent, “Fake Shemp” from The Evil Dead

--Ron Riekki, co-editor of The Many Lives of The Evil Dead

 

Oct 25, 2pm, 99 Trees, Bay City, MI, Great Lakes Poets on Social Justice event, with:

--Jim Ferris, Lucas County Poet Laureate 2014-present

--Joel Lipman, Lucas County Poet Laureate 2008-2013

--Dennis Hinrichsen, Lansing Poet Laureate 2017-2019

--Joy Gaines-Friedler, poet

--and host Ron Riekki, co-editor of Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice

 

Oct 25, 5pm, Totem Books, Flint, MI, Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice event, with:

--Jim Ferris, Lucas County Poet Laureate 2014-present

--Joel Lipman, Lucas County Poet Laureate 2008-2013

--Dennis Hinrichsen, Lansing Poet Laureate 2017-2019

--Eric Torgersen, poet

--and host Ron Riekki, co-editor of Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice

 

Oct 26, Kazoo Books, Kalamazoo, MI, Great Lakes Poets on Social Justice event, with:

--Rodney Torreson, Grand Rapids Poet Laureate 2007-2010

--Dennis Hinrichsen, Lansing Poet Laureate 2017-2019

--Eric Torgersen, poet

--Joy Gaines-Friedler, poet

--and host Ron Riekki, co-editor of Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice

 

Oct 27, 2pm, Loganberry Books, Cleveland, OH, Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice event, with:

--Jim Ferris, Lucas County Poet Laureate 2014-present

--Joel Lipman, Lucas County Poet Laureate 2008-2013

--Christine Howey, Cleveland Heights Poet Laureate 2016-2018

--Gail Bellamy, Cleveland Heights Poet Laureate 2009-2011

--Mary Weems, Cleveland Heights Poet Laureate 2008-2009

--and host Ron Riekki, co-editor of Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice

 

Oct 27, 7:15pm, Gathering Volumes, Perrysburg, OH, Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice event, with:

--Jim Ferris, Lucas County Poet Laureate 2014-present

--Joel Lipman, Lucas County Poet Laureate 2008-2013

--and host Ron Riekki, co-editor of Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice

 

Oct 28, 5:30pm, Indy Reads Books, Indianapolis, IN, Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice event, with:

--Shari Wagner, Indiana Poet Laureate 2016-2017

--Karen Kovacik, Indiana Poet Laureate 2012-2013

--Aliki Barnstone, Missouri Poet Laureate 2016-present

--Pauletta Hansel, Cincinnati Poet Laureate 2016-2018

--and host Ron Riekki, co-editor of Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice

 

Oct 28, 7:30pm, Indianapolis Library, Indianapolis, IN, Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice event, with:

--Shari Wagner, Indiana Poet Laureate 2016-2017

--Karen Kovacik, Indiana Poet Laureate 2012-2013

--Aliki Barnstone, Missouri Poet Laureate 2016-present

--Pauletta Hansel, Cincinnati Poet Laureate 2016-2018

--and host Ron Riekki, co-editor of Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice

 

Oct 29, 7pm, Carmel Public Library, Carmel, IN, Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice event, with:

--Shari Wagner, Indiana Poet Laureate 2016-2017

--Karen Kovacik, Indiana Poet Laureate 2012-2013

--Aliki Barnstone, Missouri Poet Laureate 2016-present

--and host Ron Riekki, co-editor of Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice

 

Oct 30, 2pm, Racine Public Library, Racine, WI, Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice event, with:

--Kimberly Blaeser, Wisconsin Poet Laureate 2015-2016

--Emilio DeGrazia, Winona Poet Laureate 2012-2013

--and Ron Riekki, co-editor of Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice

 

Oct 30, 7pm, Woodland Pattern Book Center, Milwaukee, WI, Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice event, with:

--Kimberly Blaeser, Wisconsin Poet Laureate 2015-2016

--Oscar Mireles, Madison Poet Laureate 2015-2018

--Emilio DeGrazia, Winona Poet Laureate 2012-2013

--and Ron Riekki, co-editor of Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice

 

Oct 31, 6pm, Wauwatosa Public Library, Wauwatosa, WI, Halloween event, with:

--Tesia Zietlow, editor at Furrow: An Undergraduate Literary Journal from UW-Milwaukee

--F.J. Bergmann, Rhysling Award winner for Long Poem

--Betsy Baker, co-star of The Evil Dead (via Skype)

--Ron Riekki, co-editor of The Many Lives of The Evil Dead

 

Nov 1, 5pm, Southeast Wisconsin Book Festival, Waukesha, WI, Author Reception, with:

--multiple authors

 

Nov 1, 5pm, Southeast Wisconsin Book Festival, Waukesha, WI, Keynote, with:

--Andre Dubus III

[I’ll just be listening and clapping at this one ]

 

Nov 2, 9am, Southeast Wisconsin Book Festival, Waukesha, WI, Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice event, books supplied by Books of Oconomowoc, with:

--Kimberly Blaeser, Wisconsin Poet Laureate 2015-2016

--Denise Sweet, Wisconsin Poet Laureate 2004-2008

--Ron Riekki, co-editor of Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice

 

Nov 2, 1pm, Southeast Wisconsin Book Festival, Waukesha, WI, Keynote, with:

--Margaret Rozga, Wisconsin Poet Laureate 2019-2020

(with some poetry reading by multiple writers including--

--Kimberly Blaeser, Wisconsin Poet Laureate 2015-2016

--Denise Sweet, Wisconsin Poet Laureate 2004-2008

--Ron Riekki, co-editor of Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice)

 

Nov 3, noon, The Bookstore at Fitger’s, Duluth, MN, with the Sami Cultural Center of North America, Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice event, with:

--Ellie Schoenfeld, Duluth Poet Laureate 2016-2018

--Sheila Packa, Duluth Poet Laureate 2010-2012

--Ron Riekki, co-editor of Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice

 

Nov 3, 5pm, Eat My Words!, Minneapolis, MN, Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice event, with:

--Kimberly Blaeser, Wisconsin Poet Laureate 2015-2016

--Joyce Sutphen, Minnesota Poet Laureate 2011-present

--and host Ron Riekki, co-editor of Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice

 

Nov 4, 4pm, Paperbacks and Pieces, Winona, MN, Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice event, with:

--Ken McCullough, Winona Poet Laureate 2010-2011, 2014, and 2017-present

--Emilio DeGrazia, Winona Poet Laureate 2012-2013

--James Armstrong, Winona Poet Laureate 2008-2009

--and host Ron Riekki, co-editor of Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice

 

Nov 7, 5:30pm, Ukiah Branch Library, Ukiah, CA, with:

--Ron Riekki, reading from My Ancestors are Reindeer Herders and I Am Melting in Extinction and Posttraumatic: A Memoir

 

Nov 8, 6pm, Napa Bookmine, with the Napa Center for Thought and Culture, Napa, CA, Poets Laureate on Social Justice event, with:

--Iris Jamahl Dunkle, Sonoma County Poet Laureate 2017-2018

--Indigo Moor, Sacramento Poet Laureate 2017-present

--Jeremy Benson, Napa Valley County Poet Laureate 2017-2019

--D.L. Lang, Vallejo Poet Laureate 2017-2019

--Rob Lipton, Richmond Poet Laureate 2017-2019

--and host Ron Riekki, co-editor of Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice

 

Nov 9, 3pm, East Wind Books, Berkeley, CA, Poets Laureate on Social Justice event, with:

--Kim Shuck, San Francisco Poet Laureate 2017-present

--Amy Glynn, Orinda and Lafayette Poet Laureate 2018-present

--Maw Shein Win, El Cerrito Poet Laureate 2016-2018

--Sarah Kobrinsky, Emeryville Poet Laureate 2013-2015

--and host Ron Riekki, co-editor of Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice

 

Nov 10, 2pm, Bird & Beckett Books in San Francisco, CA, Poets Laureate on Social Justice event, with:

--Kim Shuck, San Francisco Poet Laureate 2017-present

--Rafael Jesús González, Berkeley Poet Laureate 2017-present

--D.L. Lang, Vallejo Poet Laureate 2017-present

--Chris Olander, Nevada County Poet Laureate 2019-present

--Dani Gabriel, El Cerrito Poet Laureate 2018-present

--and host Ron Riekki, co-editor of Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice

 

Nov 12, 7pm, Massy Books, Vancouver, BC, Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice event, with:

--Fred Wah, Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate 2011-2013

--George Bowering, Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate 2002-2004

--and host Ron Riekki, co-editor of Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice

 

Nov 14, 7pm, Livermore Civic Center Library, Livermore, CA, Poets Laureate on Social Justice event, with:

--Indigo Moor, Sacramento Poet Laureate 2017-present

--Debee Loyd, Modesto Poet Laureate 2000-2004

--Cynthia Patton, Livermore Poet Laureate 2017-present

--Amy Glynn, Orinda and Lafayette Poet Laureate 2018-present

--Lois Requist, Benicia Poet Laureate 2012-2014

--and host Ron Riekki, co-editor of Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice

 

Nov 16, 1pm, Belmont Library, San Mateo County Libraries, Native American Heritage Month event, with:

--John Farais, Indigenous Edibles chef

--and Ron Riekki, author of My Ancestors are Reindeer Herders and I Am Melting in Extinction

 

Nov 17, 4pm, Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA, Poets Laureate on Social Justice event, with:

--Aileen Cassinetto, San Mateo County Poet Laureate 2019-present

--Indigo Moor, Sacramento Poet Laureate 2017-present

--D.L. Lang, Vallejo Poet Laureate 2017-2019

--Cynthia Patton, Livermore Poet Laureate 2017-present

--Lois Requist, Benicia Poet Laureate 2012-2014

--and host Ron Riekki, co-editor of Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice

 

Dec 9, John F. Kennedy Library, Vallejo, CA, Poets Laureate on Social Justice event, with:

--D.L. Lang, Vallejo Poet Laureate 2017-2019

--Juanita J. Martin, Fairfield Poet Laureate 2010-2012

--Rob Lipton, Richmond Poet Laureate 2017-2019

--Allegra Silberstein, Davis Poet Laureate 2010-2012

--Lois Requist, Benicia Poet Laureate 2012-2014

--and host Ron Riekki, co-editor of Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice

 

 

MY FAVORITE MUSIC

Posted by R.A. Riekki on January 4, 2009 at 4:50 AM Comments comments (15)

Here's my top 500+ artists/CDs/songs in no order. Thank God for music! Caps are if I like everything the artist has done or everything on a CD or if I'm in love with a song). I put in bold my top 20. And an asterisk if it helps put me in a positive mood.
1) RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE (especially "EVIL EMPIRE")--my most influential band by far
2) Pantera (VULGAR DISPLAY OF POWER, especially "Mouth for War")

3) RADIOHEAD
4) Monica Freire ("Les eaux de Mars")
5) At the Drive-in ("One Armed Scissor")
6) Loco Locass ("LA CENSURE POUR L'ECHAFAUD," "Mes enfants," "Malamalangue," and "Sheila, ch'us la")
7) EISLEY (especially ROOM NOISES)
8) +/- ("Steal the Blueprints")
9) BEN FOLDS
10) Danger Mouse ("99 Problems")
11) Arab Strap (MAD FOR SADNESS)
12) K-os ("Superstarr, Part One") *
13) Tilly and the Wall ("The Freest Man") *
14) SINEAD O'CONNOR *
15) ELLIOTT SMITH
16) Naughty By Nature ("GHETTO BASTARD")
17) Jimmy Eat World ("The Middle") *
18) Andrew Bird ("Plasticities") *
19) BE YOUR OWN PET

20) New Order ("Regret")
21) FIONA APPLE
22) Ted Leo (any cover he does)
23) Julie Zenatti
24) Sinik
25) Lou Reed
26) Tegan and Sara ("Back in Your Head"!)
27) Menomena ("Weird")
28) U2 ("One") (Bono's speeches *)
29) Nanci Griffith (LITTLE LOVE AFFAIRS)
30) A Tribe Called Quest
31) Hector Berlioz ("Symphonie fantastique")
32) Zero 7
33) Tracy Chapman
34) Corinne Bailey Rae ("Put Your Records On") *
35) Broadcast
36) Patricia Kaas
37) Emily Haines
38) New Pornographers
39) Daniel Johnston
40) Dead Milkmen (early stuff) *
41) Stars ("The Big Fight" and "Your Ex-Lover is Dead")
42) Lyle Lovett (PONTIAC and the Beach Boys tribute *)
43) Via Audio ("Presents") *
44) Jenny Lewis
45) LCD Soundsystem
46) Kate Nash ("Pumpkin Soup")
47) THE FAST COMPUTERS
48) SIA
49) Sufjan Stevens ("Chicago")
50) Ben Gibbard
51) PLACEBO (especially "Black Eyed" and "Running Up that Hill")
52) American Analog Set
53) Joanna Newsom
54) Coldplay

55) Jens Lekman
56) MY SUMMER AS A SALVATION SOLDIER
57) They Might Be Giants (some song about an airport)
58) Katy Perry ("I Kissed a Girl")
59) Waysted
60) early Tom Waits
61) Cassettes Won't Listen ("Freeze and Explode")
62) Young Galaxy
63) Jem ("They")
64) Steven J. Bernstein ("No No Man")
65) early acoustic Dan Bern
66) TAKEN BY TREES
67) Dan Seals (RAGE ON)
68) Kings of Convenience ("Misread") *
69) Choir of Young Believers
70) Nick Cave (any slow song)
71) Saul Williams ("List of Demands")
72) Guster (LOST AND GONE FOREVER)
73) Blue King Brown ("Water")
74) Ryan Adams ("Sylvia Plath")
75) MARKETA IRGLOVA AND GLEN HANSARD
76) Patrick Cleandenim
77) Alex Parks
78) Robyn ("Dream On") *
79) Alexi Murdoch *
80) PlayRadioPlay!
81) The Pipettes
82) Postal Service
83) Adam Green
84) Robbie Robertson (ROBBIE ROBERTSON)
85) Billie Holiday ("Strange Fruit")
86) Robbie Williams ("Millennium")
87) Counting Crows ("Mr. Jones") *
88) Pussy Cat Dolls ("When I Grow Up")
89) Yeah Yeah Yeahs ("Maps" and "Cheated Heart")
90) Sebadoh ("Ocean")

91) Gap Band
92) Ralph Stanley ("O Death")
93) Sharkula ("Army HoDown")
94) Slow News Day (the ishkabibble releases)
95) Au Revoire Simone ("Sad Song" and "A Violent Yet Flammable World")
96) Adam Ant ("Wonderful")
97) DON HENLEY
98) XTC ("Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead") *
99) The Polyphonic Spree ("Light & Day")
100) Enon ("Knock That Door" and "Daughter in the House of Fools")
101) The Blow ("True Affection" and the Rory Phillips remix
of "Parentheses")
102) Kerli ("WALKING ON AIR")
103) Bjork ("Isobel")
104) Kira Lynn Cain ("White as a Dove")
105) Afghan Whigs ("Debonair")
106) M.I.A. ("Paper Planes")
107) Ice Cube (AMERIKKKA'S MOST WANTED)
108) Isobel Campbell
109) Iron and Wine
110) Lara Fabian ("Je T'aime")
111) Dokken (UNDER LOCK AND KEY)
112) Everything But the Girl (IDLEWILD)
113) Queensryche (OPERATION: MINDCRIME)
114) Neko Case (not her solo recorded stuff, but live she's
amazing)
115) Bird and the Bee ("Again and Again")
116) Holy Fuck ("Lovely Allen")
117) Sigue Sigue Sputnik (DRESS FOR EXCESS)
118) Los Campesinos! ("DEATH TO LOS CAMPESINOS!" and "MY YEAR IN LISTS")
119) Kings of Leon ("Sex on Fire")
120) The Mountain Goats
121) David Gray

122) Reggie Watts

123) Frou Frou ("Breathe In")

124) El-P ("Deep Space 9mm")

125) Beastie Boys (LICENSE TO ILL, "So What'cha Want," "Sabotage," and "I'M DOWN")

126) Lovage

127) Sneaker Pimps

128) All of the intros to "Weeds"

129) Statler Brothers ("Flowers on the Wall")

130) The Airborne Toxic Event ("Sometime Around Midnight")

131) George Baker Selection ("Little Green Bag")

132) Buck Owens ("Act Naturally" and "Streets of Bakersfield")

133) Jeff Buckley (GRACELAND)

134) ELYSIAN FIELDS/JENNIFER CHARLES *

135) Tairrie B ("Murder She Wrote")

136) The Hives ("Walk Idiot Walk")

137) Blonde Redhead

138) Marie Digby (love when she plays piano, but not guitar)
139) Pony Up! ("The Truth about Cats and Dogs" and "Shut Up and Kiss Me") *

140) Bright Eyes ("First Day of My Life," "Easy/Lucky/Free," and "When the President

Talks to God")

141) Third Bass ("Wordz of Wisdom," "Triple Stage Darkness," and "Brooklyn Queens")

142) Squirrel Nut Zippers ("Hell")

143) The Howlies ("Aluminum Baseball Bat")

144) Soko ("I'll Kill Her")

145) Meiko ("Boys with Girlfriends")

146) Nine Inch Nails ("Hurt" and "March of the Pigs")

147) INTO THE WILD soundtrack *

148) LEAVING LAS VEGAS soundtrack (except last song)

149) CAMERA OBSCURA

150) The Format ("Snails")

151) Spoon ("Small Stakes")

152) Miles Davis (SKETCHES OF SPAIN) *

153) Kool Savas & Optik Army ("Come Clean")

154) Brittany Spears ("Toxic")

155) The Game ("Hate It Or Love It")

156) Cypress Hill (CYPRESS HILL)

157) Eliza Doolittle ("Rollerblades")

158) Ke ("STRANGE WORLD") *

159) Keane

160) The Killers

161) Pearl Jam ("Corduroy") *

162) Rancid ("Salvation")

163) Del ("Mistadoblina")

164) Q-Tip ("Breathe and Stop," "Vivrant Thing," "ManWomanBoogie")

165) Pharcyde ("Drop")

166) DMX ("Party UP")

167) T.I. ("Rubber Band Man")

168) The Hold Steady ("The Swish")

169) Ice T ("Mind Over Matter")

170) ICP ("Hokus Pokus" and "Let's Go All the Way")

171) the drums on Slayer's ("Angel of Death")

172) Avril Lavigne ("I'm with You")

173) Sara Groves ("He's Always Been Faithful" and "What Do I Know")

174) Tracy Bonham ("Mother Mother")

175) Ariane Moffatt ("Montreal)"

176) DJ Zack Daniels and Sinister Kane with John Greasy ("Sunshowers")

177) The Ting Tings ("That's Not My Name")

178) Sonic Youth ("I Wanna Be Your Dog," "Bull in the Heather" *, "Incinerate," and "Rapture")

179) Brooks & Dunn ("Red Dirt Road")

180) Sarah McLaughlin ("Adia") *

181) early Modest Mouse

182) Phantom Planet ("California")

183) Beck ("SUNDAY SUN") *

184) Toby Keith ("Should've Been a Cowboy")

185) Bob Dylan

186) The Beatles ("Ballad of John and Yoko," "The Long and Winding Road," and "Paperback Writer")

187) Johnny Cash ("Folsom Prison Blues")

188) VINCENT GALLO/BUFFALO '66 soundtrack

189) George Michael (LISTEN WITHOUT PREJUDICE)

190) Common Market ("Connect For")

191) Queens of the Stone Age ("No One Knows")

192) Nas ("One Mic" and "Hip Hop is Dead")

193) Dead Prez ("Hell Yeah")

194) NEW RADICALS *

195) NELLIE MCKAY

196) Fastway (the Trick or Treat soundtrack, especially "After Midnight")

197) Black Sabbath ("Eternal Idol")

198) Tesla ("Changes" and "Little Suzie")

199) David Lee Roth ("Yankee Rose," "That's Life," and "Just Like Paradise")

200) Demented Soul ("Tic Tac Orange: A Minstrel")

201) Eskobar with Heather Nova

202) Ian Brown

203) Gomez

204) Jamiroquai ("Vritual Insanity")

205) Fettes Brot ("Da draussen")

206) Faithless

207) Spiritualized

208) 10,000 Maniacs ("Hey Jack" * and "Candy [Everybody Wants])

209) Neil Young ("Harvest Moon")

210) NEW YORK SCUM ROCK LIVE AT CBGB (especially Bloodsuckers from Outer Space, Da Willys, Hammerbrain, Deans of Discipline, . . . oh, the whole thing really) *

211) The White Stripes

212) System of a Down ("Prison Song")

213) Metallica ("Wherever I May Roam," "Jump in the Fire," and "Last Caress/Green Hell")

214) Grateful Dead ("Touch of Grey")

215) FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS *

216) TOM GREEN (his TV show) *

217) Oasis

218) Sepultura (live)

219) Cinderella ("Somebody Save Me")

220) Living Colour ("Cult of Personality")

221) Motorhead ("Ace of Spades")

222) Journey ("Don't Stop Believing") *

223) Nirvana ("Territorial Pissings") *

224) Ballerina Black ("Microphones in the Mattress")

225) Mos Def ("Quiet Dog")

226) ALI G *

227) Cheech & Chong ("Basketball Jones")

228) Harry Connick Jr. ("Recipe for Love" and "We Are in Love")

229) TINDERSTICKS ("DYING SLOWLY")

230) D-Nice ("They Call Me D-Nice")

231) Crash Test Dummies ("MMM MMM MMM MMM") *

232) Cracker ("Teen Angst")

233) Depeche Mode ("Enjoy the Silence") *

234) Garbage ("I'm Only Happy When It Rains")

235) Harvey Danger ("Flagpole Sitta")

236) Porno for Pyros ("Pets")

237) Lenny Kravitz ("It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over")

238) K's Choice ("NOT AN ADDICT") *

239) ALANIS MORISETTE

240) Soul Asylum

241) Bruce Springsteen ("Streets of Philadelphia" and "Secret Garden")

242) Aimee Mann *

243) The Verve Pipe ("The Freshmen")

244) The Wallflowers ("One Headlight")

245) Limp Bizkit ("Faith")

246) Black Moon ("I Got Cha Open")

247) Def Jef ("Black to the Future")

248) Dead Kennedys (Bedtime for Democracy)

249) S.O.D. (any song by them that's under a minute, esp. from Speak English or Die)

250) Underworld ("Born Slippy")

251) Stacy Earl ("Why Do You Try to Hurt Me?")

252) Boz Scaggs ("Heart of Mine")

253) The Veils ("LAVINIA")

254) Toktok vs. Soffie O. ("Day of Mine") *

255) Flaming Lips ("Do You Realize??)

256) CAT POWER ("Lived in Bars," "CROSS BONES STYLE," "Maybe Not," "Werewolf," and more)

257) Black Sheep ("The Choice is Yours")

258) Sex Pistols

259) Mazzy Star

260) Karol Szymanowski (Symphony 3, "Song of the Night")

261) BLUMENTOPF *

262) Donots ("Stop the Clocks")

263) John Barnes Chance (Incantation and Dance)

264) Texta featuring Attwenger [("So schno kaust gor net) schaun"] *

265) Blood Red Shoes ("IT'S GETTING BORING BY THE SEA" and "I Wish I Was Someone Better")

266) Kinderzimmer Productions ("Irgendwo zwischen") *

267) Unique II ("Break My Stride")

268) JD Soundworx ("Kin Hate That Bitch")

269) A Whisper in the Noise

270) Elbow ("One Day Like This") *
271) Mercury Rev

272) Nelly Furtado ("Say It Right")

273) Orbital ("The Box")

274) The Vines

275) Air *

276) The Doves

277) Michael Franti and Spearhead ("Say Hey")

278) Len ("Steal My Sunshine")

279) Koop

280) Kery James ("Banlieusards") *

281) Gotan Project

282) Waking Life soundtrack

283) hellogoodbye

284) Poison ("FALLEN ANGEL" and "Ride the Wind")

285) One Day as a Lion ("WILD INTERNATIONAL") *

286) THE MUMMERS *

287) Little Boots ("MEDDLE")

288) Stacy Kent

289) Dancer in the Dark soundtrack

290) Drugstore ("EL PRESIDENT")

291) Soul Attorneys ("These are the Days") *

292) Junior Boys ("In the Morning")

293) Andree Watters *
294) COEUR DE PIRATE *

295) Fountains of Wayne ("Radiation Vibe") *

296) Duchess Says ("CCUT UP")

297) Matre ("Miracle Business" and "The Last Shall Be First")

298) 5th Projekt

299) Rocket to the Moon ("Not a Second to Waste")

300) Ace Enders (acoustic of "Over This")

301) Belle & Sebastian ("The Boy with the Arab Strap" and "Funny Little Frog" *)

302) Adele ("Chasing Pavements")

303) Brett Dennen

304) Ane Brun

305) Automatic Loveletter ("HUSH")

306) Jon Spencer Blues Explosion (performance on French TV) *

307) Bow Wow Wow ("Do You Wanna Hold Me?") *

308) Bran Van 3000 ("Drinking in L.A.")

309) Christa Couture

310) Chromeo ("Needy Girl")

311) POS ("Drumroll")

312) Devil Doll

313) Emma-Lee

314) Emmy the Great

315) K'Naan ("America")

316) Amy Lee "(SALLY'S SONG")

317) She's Having a Baby soundtrack

318) Lily Allen ("Fear")

319) Alastair Moock (WALKING SOUNDS)

320) Al Green ("Simply Beautiful")

321) Battles ("Atlas")

322) Rolling Stones ("Cocksuckers Blues," 1969 version)

323) The Sundays ("Here's Where the Story Ends")

324) The Streets

325) The Field

326) Leonard Cohen

327) just about any movie soundtrack if I'm in the mood

328) Alison Kraus

329) Back to the Future soundtrack

330) Randy Newman (Faust)

331) Buddhist Rent-A-Sluts

332) Devon (LONG SLEEVE STORY)

333) Oh No Ono ("Swim")

334) Scritti Politti ("Perfect Way")

335) Thompson Twins ("Hold Me Now")

336) The xx *

337) Vijay Iyer Trio

338) Manic Street Preachers

339) Maxwell ("This Woman's Work")

340) Passion Pit ("Sleepyhead")

341) Tevin Campbell ("I'm Ready")

342) Rick Astley ("Never Gonna Give You Up")

343) Shanice ("I Love Your Smile")

344) Nataly Dawn (any cover she does)

345) Calogero

346) just about any French music if I'm in the mood

347) The Band ("Up on Cripple Creek")

348) Kiana Takaki ("So Slender")

349) Jerry Hannan ("Society")

350) Beady Eye

351) Eric Lewis

352) Olafur Arnalds

353) any TED Talks musician *

354) Evelyn Glennie

355) Beach House

356) Danny Kaye (anything from Hans Christian Andersen)

357) Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain

358) any Gregorian chant

359) J.S. Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor

360) REPORTER (especially "Click Shaw")

361) Nedry (especially "Scattered")

362) Kitty Tooth Salad/Dan Wrzesinski

363) Band de garage

364) The Martichora ("Quills")

365) Chicago Underground Duo

366) Tallest Man on Earth ("The Gardener" and "I Won't Be Found")

367) Active Child

368) Perfume Genius ("Mr. Peterson" live)

369) The Hours soundtrack

370) MNDR ("I Go Away")

371) Bonnie Prince Billy (if I'm in the mood for his music)

372) Yu(c)k ("Automatic")

373) The Thermals

374) Megadeth ("I Ain't Superstitious" and "These Boots")

375) Simon and Garfunkel ("America," "The Boxer," & "So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright")

376) Christine O'Donnell ("I'm Not a Witch" remix)

377) Kid Rock ("Bawitdaba")

378) Edward Scissorhands soundtrack

379) Wagner (Parsifal)

380) Guns 'N Roses ("Patience")

381) Ingrid Michaelson ("The Way I Am")

382) Spacehog ("In the Meantime")

383) Relient K ("Who I Am Hates Who I've Been")

384) Alice in Chains ("No Excuses")

385) Bob Seger ("Shakedown")

386) Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack

387) Keren Ann

388) The Drums ("Best Friend")

389) Gozza

390) Pogo ["Alice (Disney Remix)"]

391) Martin Sexton

392) Bloc Party ("Helicopter")

393) Cee-Lo ("Fuck You")

394) Red Hot Chili Peppers ("Give It Away")

395) Bon Iver

396) Jay-Z ("99 Problems")

397) Arctic Monkeys ("Brainstorm")

398) St. Vincent ("Actor out of Work")

399) Regina Spektor ("No Surprises")

400) Ellie Goulding ("Your Song")

401) any James Bond theme (especially Goldfinger)

402) The Carpenters

403) Wilco ("Heavy Metal Drummer" and "Jesus, Etc.")

404) Asher Roth ("Lark on my Go Kart")

405) Un Prophete soundtrack

406) Social Network soundtrack

407) Amy Winehouse ("Rehab")

408) Portishead

409) Pulp ("Common People" and "Disco 2000")

410) Goldfrapp ("Utopia")

411) Lykke Li ("Get Some")

412) Silversun Pickups ("Panic Switch")

413) Temper Trap ("Sweet Disposition")

414) Frank Sinatra

415) Ataris ("Boys of Summer")

416) Duffy ("Mercy")

417) Tenacious D

418) All Saints

419) tUnE-yArDs ("Gangsta")

420) The Books ("A Cold Freezin' Night")

421) Jamey Johnson ("Two Out of Three Ain't Bad)"

422) Phosphorescent ("Wolves")

423) St. Vincent

424) These New Puritans

425) P.S. I Love You

426) Cathy Davey ("Gloomy Sunday")

427) Local H

428) The Drums ("Best Friend")

429) Skream & Example

430) Zola Jesus ("Night")

431) The National

432) Adb Al Malik featuring Wallen ("Mon Amour")

433) A Camp

434) Mike Patton

435) Mount Eerie

436) Basia

437) Ida Maria

438) The O'Jays ("Love Train")

439) Frank Sinatra

440) Pokey LaFarge

441) Little Dragon

442) Gang of Four ("At Home He Feels Like a Tourist")

443) Amylie

444) Andrea Lindsay

445) Andrew W.K.

446) Colbie Caillat ("Brighter Than the Sun")

447) The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

448) Robert Johnson

449) La Caution

450) Hocus Pocus featuring The Procussions

451) Audio Bullys ("We Don't Care")

452) Belly

453) Bet e and Stef

454) Danny Elfman

455) Blink-182 ("All the Small Things")

456) Bloc Party ("Helicopter" on Jools Holland)

457) Natural Born Killers soundtrack

458) Moon soundtrack

459) Matt and Kim

460) The Verve

461) Brigitte Boisjoli

462) Duffy ("Mercy")

463) Nouvelle vague

464) Atmosphere ("Trying to Find a Balance")

465) Chris Isaak ("San Francisco Days")

466) Natalie Imbruglia ("Torn")

467) Bon Iver

468) Dido

469) Duran Duran ("A View to a Kill")

470) just about any James Bond theme song

471) Electric Six

472) Eliza Doolittle ("Skinny Genes")

473) Emily Begin et Steve Marin

474) Fine Young Cannibals

475) The Pixies/Frank Black

476) G Love

477) The Cardigans

478) Genevieve Jodoin

479) Gin Blossoms ("Hey Jealousy")

480) Gin Wigmore

481) Ingrid Michaelson ("The Way I Am")

482) Goldfrapp ("Utopia")

483) Gossip ("Heavy Cross")

484) Grand Corps Malade

485) Groovy Aardvark ("Derangeant")

486) Gwen Stefani featuring Akon ("Sweet Escape")

487) Charlotte Sometimes ("How I Could Just Kill a Man")

488) Jerome Miniere

489) Joel Plaskett ("Through & Through & Through")

490) Jorane

491) Mara Tremblay

492) Marie-Annick Lepine ("Cette jolie photo d'elle")

493) Ko

494) Force MDs ("Love is a House")

495) kd lang ("Constant Craving")

496) Le Tigre

497) Lederhosen Lucil

498) Katy B ("Louder")

499) Purity Ring ("Lofticries")

500) The Band ("The Weight")

501) Liam Lynch ("UNITED STATES OF WHATEVER")

502) Like Elliott Did ("Home")

503) Keb Mo

504) LL Cool J ("I'm Bad")

505) Big K.R.I.T. ("Chidren of the World")

506) Lucky Uke

507) Marie-Mai ("C'est moi")

508) Ludo Pin

509) Lumidee ("Uh Oh Uh Oh")

510) M ("Pop Musik")

511) Buggles ("Video Killed the Radio Star")

512) Stagga Lee ["Roll Wit M.V.P. (We Be Like!)]

513) Martin Leon ("Le Phalene")

514) Maryse Letarte ("Ni le feu, ni le vent")

515) Shyne ("That's Gangsta")

516) The D.O.C. ("It's Funky Enough")

517) Master P ("Make 'Em Say Ugh")

518) Massive Attack ("Paradise Circus")

519) Nikka Costa ("Like a Feather")

520) Meaghan Smith ("Here Comes Your Man")

521) Meat Puppets ("Backwater")

522) Spacehog ("In the Meantime")

523) Mickey 3D ("Respire")

524) Milow ("Ayo Technology")

525) Missy Elliott ["The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)"]

526) Misteur Valaire

527) Bad Religion ("American Jesus")

528) Sublime ("Summertime")

529) Mogwai

530) Professor Griff & the Last Asiatic Disciples ("Pawns in the Game")

531) Deans of Discipline ("Cute & Drunk")

532) Lunachicks ["Makin' It (With Other Species)"]

533) Waldos ("Golden Days")

534) Ed Gein's Car ("A Girl Just Like You")

535) Mylene Farmer ("California")

536) Natasha St.-Pier

537) Organized Rhyme ("Check the O.R.")

538) Patrick Stump ["Spotlight (Oh Nostalgia)"]

539) Oxmo Puccino

540) Peter Peter avec Coeur de pirate

541) PHANTOGRAM

542) Bedouin Soundclash avec Coeur de pirate

543) Pink Martini ("Sympathique" et "Je ne veux pas travailler")

544) any "Gloomy Sunday" cover

545) Radio Radio

546) Raffy

547) Rupa & the April Fishes

548) Zazie

549) Buridane

550) Sagacite

551) Ratatat

552) Daphne

553) Robert Francis

554) RApyksopp

555) Richard Ashcroft

556) Random Recipe

557) Sarah Harmer

558) Sans Pression

559) Scarlett Johansonn ("Falling Down")

560) Blue Foundation

561) The Jezabels

562) James ("Laid")

563) Rilo Kiley ("The Frug")

564) The Asteroids Galaxy Tour ("The Golden Age")

565) George Harrison

566) Carly Rae Jepsen ("Call Me Maybe")

567) Melany Gardot

568) anything on Jools Holland

569) the Songwriters' Circle

570) Richard Thompson

571) the Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack

572) Pete Doherty

573) The Replacements

574) The Knife

575) Queen ("Don't Stop Me Now")

576) Heat Miser

577) Porgy and Bess

578) Smashing Pumpkins ("1979")

579) 

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MY (CURRENT) FAVORITE MUSIC I LIKE TO WRITE TO

Posted by R.A. Riekki on January 3, 2009 at 3:40 AM Comments comments (0)

   50 BANDS WHERE I LIKE JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING THEY'VE EVER DONE

1) Rage Against the Machine

2) Radiohead

3) Loco Locass

4) Ben Folds

5) Arab Strap

6) Sinead O'Connor 

7) Fiona Apple

8) The Fast Computers

9) Elliott Smith

10) Lou Reed

11) Metric

12) Daniel Johnston

13) Lyle Lovett

14) LCD Soundsystem

15) Kate Nash

16) Sia

17) Placebo

18) Coldplay

19) My Summer as a Salvation Soldier

20) Nick Cave

21) Alexi Murdoch (when acoustic by himself)

22) Playradioplay!

23) Adam Green

24) Dokken

25) David Gray

26) Into the Wild soundtrack

27) Nellie McKay

28) Ian Brown

29) any New York scum rock

30) Oasis

31) Tindersticks

32) Garbage

33) Alanis Morisette

34) The Veils

35) Cat Power

36) Blood Red Shoes

37) The Mummers

38) Andree Watters

39) Lily Allen

40) Leonard Cohen

41) Coeur de pirate

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   BANDS I LIKE TO WRITE TO

1) Shearwater

2) American Analog Set

3) M83

4) Neil Young

5) Hector Berlioz

6) Radiohead

7) Scott Walker ("Jesse")

8) The Blow

9) Explosions in the Sky

10) Godspeed You Black Emperor

11) Mojave 3

12) Cowboy Junkies (Trinity Sessions)

13) Stars of the Lid

14) The Fast Computers

15) Vivaldi

16) Fever Ray

17) Imogen Heap/but especially Frou Frou

18) Enya (Lord of the Rings stuff)

19) The Knife ("Heartbeats")

20) Metric/Emily Haines

21) The Most Serene Republic

22) yourtenmofo

23) indian music

24) Jack Johnson

25) any good jazz

26) Colin Fischer

27) Martin Sexton

28) Russian Circles

29) Dylan LeBlanc

30) Pantha du Prince

31) any good classical

32) any good jazz

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    AND HERE'S SOME STUFF I YOUTUBE TO LIFT MY SPIRITS:

1) Deepak Chopra

2) Eckhart Tolle

3) Wayne Dyer

4) Pema Chodron

5) Martin Luther King

6) Malcolm X

7) Michael Eric Dyson

8) Rhonda Byrne

9) Cornel West

10) Bob Proctor

11) Tony Robbins

12) TD Jakes

13) Harvey Milk

14) Mike Dooley

15) John Assarne

16) Francis of Assisi

17) Pope Leo XIII

18) Wilhelm E.F. von Ketteler

19) Rudolph Otto

20) Adolph Kolping

21) Barack Obama

22) Edward Bellamy

23) Toni Negri

24) Gandhi

25) Harvey Cox

26) Dan McKanan

27) Mark D. Jordan

28) Martin Heidigger

29) Mircea Eliade

30) William Blake


   AND

31) Norm Macdonald

32) Mitch Hedberg

33) Mitch Fatel

34) Nick Swardson

35) Kyle Cease

36) Robert Buscemi

37) Eddie Izzard

38) Graham Norton

39) John Stewart

40) Stephen Colbert

41) Bill Maher

42) David Cross

43) Zack Galifianakis

44) Daniel Tosh

45) Ali G

46) Flight of the Conchords

47) Josh Blue

48) Maria Bamford

49) Bob Dassie

50) Craig Cackowski

 

If you're ever feeling depressed, I hope you youtube some of these people above.

 

AND 365 POETS TO CHECK OUT (check out a new poet every day of the year):

1) Greg Williamson

2) Simon Armitage

3) Glyn Maxwell

4) Lavinia Greenlaw

5) Cynthia Zarin

6) Sharmila Voorakkara

7) Nancy Eimers

8) Li-Young Lee

9) William Olsen

10) Gregory Orr

11) Rita Dove

12) Dionisio D. Martinez

13) Anselm Hollo

14) Allen Ginsberg

15) Edgar Allan Poe

16) Charles Wright

17) Carol Ann Duffy

18) Rae Armantrout

19) Eric Torgersen

20) Shannon Jonas

21) W.S. Merwin

22) Louise Erdrich

23) Gjertrud Schnackenberg

24) Richard Katrovas

25) Brad Leithauser

26) Gary Soto

27) Vikram Seth

28) Sean O'Brien

29) Daniel Hall

30) Paul Muldoon

31) Jett McAlister

32) Jorie Graham

33) Nicholas Christopher

34) Dana Gioia

35) Amy Lynn Hess

36) Anne Carson

37) Robert Hass

38) Charles Bernstein

39) Charles Bukowski

40) James Tate

41) Tom C. Hunley

42) Angie Estes

43) James Fenton

44) Agha Shahid Ali

45) Peter Huggins

46) Robyn Sarah

47) Peter Campion

48) Richard Kenney

49) Jane Shore

50) Lucia Perillo

51) Rainer Maria Rilke

52) Jack Kerouac

53) Gary Snyder

54) Claudia Emerson

55) Ted Kooser

56) Robert Creeley

57) Franz Wright

58) Carl Dennis

59) Stephen Dunn

60) Lisel Mueller

61) Jorie Graham

62) Louise Gluck

63) Philip Levine

64) Mona Van Duyn

65) Charles Simic

66) Richard Wibur

67) Sylvia Plath

68) Carolyn Kizer

69) Mary Oliver

70) Mark Doty

71) Frank Bidart

72) Reginald Gibbons

73) Richard Howard

74) Patricia Smith

75) Mary Jo Bang

76) Kimiko Hahn

77) Tony Hoagland

78) Marilyn Nelson

79) Keith Waldrop

80) Ann Lauterbach

81) Carl Phillips

82) Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon

83)  Linda Bierds

84) Kevin Young

85) Davis McCombs

86) D. Nurske

87) Lynn Xu

88) Leonard Cohen

89) Bob Dylan

90) Ron Riekki

91) L.E. Sissman

92) Eleanor Wilner

93) Linda Gregerson

94) Stanley Plumly

95) Tupac

96) Ellen Bryant Voigt

97) Charles Simic

98) Vijay Seshadri

99) Quan Barry

100) Ravi Shankar

   AND CHECK OUT THESE AMAZING OUTLAW WRITERS (most from the great book The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry)

101) Kathleen Wood

102) Eve Wood

103) David Wojnarowicz

104) Bana Witt

105) A.D. Winans

106) Peter Lamborn Wilson

107) William Carlos Williams

108) Jack Wiler

109) Carol Wierzbicki

110) Walt Whitman

111) Albert Vitale

112) Fred Voss

113) D.R. Wagner

114) Tom Waits

115) Anne Waldman

116) Scott Wannberg

117) William Wantling

118) Carl Watson

119) ruth weiss

120) Philip Whalen

121) Patricia Smith

122) Patti Smith

123) Gary Snyder

124) Sparrow

125) Julia Stein

126) Claude Taylor

127) Marvin Taylor

128) John Thomas

129) Julia Vinograd

130) Melvin Van Peebles

131) The Unbearables

132) David L. Ulbin

133) George Tsongas

134) David Trinidad

135) Mike Topp

136) Hunter S. Thompson

137) Marc Smith

138) Hal Sirowitz

139) Bucky Sinister

140) Herschel Silverman

141) Danny Shot

142) Bill Shields

143) Tupac Shakur

144) Assata Shakur

145) Hubert Selby Jr.

146) Susan Scutti

147) Tony Scibella

148) Steve Richmond

149) Ron Riekki

150) Frank T. Rios

151) Larry Rivers

152) Luis Rodriguez

153) Sheree Rose

154) David Roskos

155) Barney Rosset

156) Thaddeus Rutkowski

157) Sonia Sanchez

158) Jimmy Santiago Baca

159) Sapphire

160) Miguel Pinero

161) Maura O'Connor

162) Vytantas Pliura

163) Frank O'Hara

164) Charles Plymell

165) Marc Olmsted

166) Jackson Pollack

167) Neil Ortenberg

168) Janine Pommy Vega

169) Simon J. Ortiz

170) N. Pourjaundy

171) Ron Padgett

172) Richard Pryor

173) Jill Rapaport

174) Kenneth Patchen

175) Ishmael Reed

176) Stuart Z. Perkoff

177) Lou Reed

178) Roger Richards

179) Pedro Pietri

180) Alice Notley

181) Harold Norse

182) Gerald Nicosia

183) Eileen Myles

184) Henry J. Morro

185) Jim Morrison

186) Tracie Morris

187) James Ryan Morris

188) Todd Moore

189) Mike M. Mollett

190) Henry Miller

191) Bobby Miller

192) Jack Micheline

193) Sharon Mesmer

194) Sarah Menefee

195) Ann Menebroker

196) David Meltzer

197) Tony Medina

198) Thomas McGrath

199) Kaye McDonough

200) Jeffrey McDaniel

201) Mumia Abu-Jamal

202) Kathy Acker

203) Ai

204) Miguel Algarin

205) Rafael F.J. Alvarado

206) Rafael Alvarez

207) John Bullock

208) David Amram

209) Rudolfo Anaya

210) Sini Anderson

211) Hannah Aquaah

212) Penny Arcade

213) Amiri Baraka

214) Julian Beck

215) John Bennett

216) Mark Benyo

217) Ted Berk

218) Wallace Berman

219) Steven J. Bernstein

220) Father Daniel Berrigan

221) Iris Berry

222) Umar Bin Hassan

223) Max Blagg

224) Jennifer Blowdryer

225) Cecil Boatswain

226) Laurel Ann Bogen

227) Joe Brainard

228) Richard Brautigan

229) Ray Bremser

230) Douglas Brinkley

231) Jim Brodey

232) Eric Brown

233) Lenny Bruce

234) Michael Bruner

235) William S. Burroughs

236) Regie Cabico

237) Cal

238) Steve Cannon

239) Jim Carroll

240) Michael Carter

241) Neal Cassady

242) Jim Chandler

243) Neeli Cherkovski

244) Justin Chin

245) Andy Clausen

246) Allen Cohen

247) Ira Cohen

248) Leonard Cohen

249) Wanda Coleman

250) Gregory Corso

251) Jayne Cortez

252) Peter Coyote

253) Steve Dalachinsky

254) Maria Damun

255) Alejo Dao'ud Rodriguez

256) James Dean

257) Ken DiMaggio

258) Diane diPrima

259) Edward Dorn

260) Lawrence Durrell

261) Bob Dylan

262) Evert Eden

263) Herby Ehinger

264) Maggie Estep

265) Janice Eidus

266) John Farris

267) Jim Feast

268) Lawrence Ferlinghetti

269) Israel Fernandez

270) Daniel Ferri

271) Bonnie Finberg

272) Karen Finley

273) Frank Fissette

274) Bob Flanagan

275) Merry Fortune

276) FrancEye

277) Rebecca Fransway

278) Patricia Freed Ackerman

279) Reg E. Gaines

280) Nelson Gary

281) Kathi Georges

282) Amy Gerstler

283) John Gilmore

284) Allen Ginsberg

285) John Giorno

286) Buddy Giovinazzi

287) Michael Gizzi

288) Mike Golden

289) David Gollub

290) Gerry Gomez Pearlberg

291) Matt Gonzalez

292) Jeff Gordon

293) S.A. Griffin

294) Che Guevara

295) Woody Guthrie

296) Fritz Hamilton

297) Q.R. Hand

298) Jay Harjo

299) Helen A. Harrison

300) Kurt Heinz

301) David Henderson

302) Gil Scott-Heron

303) Victor Hernandez Cruz

304) Daniel Higgs

305) Jack Hirschman

306) Abbie Hoffman

307) Sara Holbrook

308) Mikhail Horowitz

309) David Huberman

310) Herbert Huncke

311) C.X. Hunter

312) Hank Hyena

313) Bruce Isaacson

314) Kathe Izzo

315) Joan Jobe Smith

316) Hettie Jones

317) Janis Joplin

318) Lenore Kandel

319) Vampyre Mike Kassel

320) Alan Kaufman

321) Bob Kaufman

322) Jack Kerouac

323) Jan Kerouac

324) Ken Kesey

325) Klipschutz

326) Doug Knott

327) Ron Kolm

328) Tuli Kupferberg

329) Michael Lally

330) Philip Lamantia

331) Paul Landry

332) Jennifer Lee

333) David Lerner

334) d.a. levy

335) Joel Lewis

336) Tsaurah Litzsky

337) Gerald Locklin

338) Philomene Long

339) Michael McClure

340) Joe Maynard

341) Sylvere Lotringer

342) Dominique Lowell

343) Danny Lyon

344) Norman Mailer

345) Judith Molina

346) Gerard Malanga

347) Taylor Mali

348) Andrea Devenney

349) Marvin Malone

350) Amy Lynn Hess

351) William J. Margolis

352) Lisa Martinovic

353) Ellyn Maybe

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I love music, so thought I'd put my jottings down here for other people who are always looking for stuff to listen to.

This is my list of top 25 singles of 2010 (revised):

1) Reporter “Click Shaw”

2) Coeur de pirate “Comme des enfants”

3) LCD Soundsystem “Drunk Girls”

4) Pogo “Alice (Disney Remix),” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAwR6w2TgxY

5) MNDR “I Go Away”

6) Massive Attack featuring Hope Sandoval “Paradise Circus”

7) Pogo “Wishery (Disney Remix)”

8) The Gregory Brothers “I’m Not a Witch”

9) Yu(c)k “Automatic”

10) Big K.R.I.T. “Children of the World”

11) Nedry “Scattered”

12) Sleigh Bells “Crown on the Ground”

13) The Gregory Brothers “Bed Intruder Song”

14) The Books “A Cold Freezin’ Night”

15) Gil Scott Heron “Running”

16) Hans Zimmer Inception soundtrack “Half Remembered Dream”

17) Kiana Takaki “So Slender”

18) Perfume Genius “Mr. Peterson”

19) Janelle Monae “Tightrope”

20) Gil Scott Heron “Running”

21) Cee-Lo “Fuck You”

22) Jenny and Johnny “Scissor Runner”

23) Reggie Watts “My History Thus Far”

24) Sleigh Bells “Infinity Guitars”

25) The National “Bloodbuzz Ohio”

Honorable mentions: Carter Burwell True Grit soundtrack “The Wicked Flee”

the entire "Un Prophete" soundtrack, but especially the self-titled first track

Die Antwoord “Wat Pomp”

Here's 12 youtube videos I discovered and fell in love with in 2010 (with a 16 word or less blurb about them afterwards):

1) Tallest Man on Earth's NPR Tiny Desk performance--this guy's a genius and he's from Sweden so he rules!

2) Dawn Landes' "Straight Lines"--beautiful, just discovered her a few minutes ago

3) MNDR's "I Go Away"--I keep playing this song over and over

4) Yu(c)k's "Automatic"--with the video, this song is flawless

5) The Hours soundtrack--I like to write to this soundtrack

6) Reporter's "Click Shaw"--an amazing band, I wish I could interview them

7) Kiana Takaki's "So Slender"--hauntingly sad song performed by a high school student

8) Nataly Dawn -- any cover she does

9) The XX -- any song by them (not the remixes though)

10) Oh No Ono's "Swim" -- eerie, amazing

11) Battles' "Atlas" (especially live on Jools Holland) -- I love when bands have a completely unique sound

12) Jon Spencer Blues Explosion's performance on French TV -- what music is about, reminds me of a Detroit Radiohead concert I saw, that much passion

I hope you'll give these artists a listen. Awesome stuff! Looking forward to new musical discoveries in 2011!

AND WHAT OTHER AUTHORS ARE LISTENING TO:

The fiction writer MELINDA MOUSTAKIS writes:

"I would call this list Best of Recent Rainy Day Recollections:

Deep Red Bells Neko Case

Dark Matter Andrew Bird

Dream Priscilla Ahn

Suspended in Gaffa Kate Bush

The Man That Got Away Judy Garland

Circle Game Joni Mitchell

Come Pick Me Up Ryan Adams

In the Devil's Territory Sufjian Stevens

Angel in Montgomery Bonnie Raitt and John Prine

Just for Now Imogen Heap

Black River Amos Lee

If You Knew Nina Simone

Be Your Husband Jeff Buckley

Never Going Back Again Fleetwood Mac

Good to me as I am to You Aretha Franklin"

Check out her short story "The Weight of You" at http://cimarronreview.okstate.edu/currentissue_sample2.html.

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Clifford Garstang writes:

As for music, I tend to go for classical music when I'm writing (Yo Yo Ma's recording of Bach's Cello Suites is my favorite), but otherwise I'm a fan of the folky singer songwriters. A few I've been listening to lately: Nathan Moore's In His Own Worlds, David Wilcox's Open Hand, Ellis Paul's American Jukebox Fables. As I mentioned, my book comes out in a few weeks from Press 53 (www.press53.com) and there is more information (and blurbs) at http://cliffordgarstang.com.

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Amber from Just Your Typical Book Blog writes:

Listening wise, holy crap, I listen to just about everything and anything. Some of my favorite bands are Grateful Dead (raised by a Deadhead), Nirvana, Rolling Stones, Avenged Sevenfold, Green Day, No Doubt, Pink, Johnny Cash, 30 Seconds to Mars, Buddy Holly, Blink 182, Theory of a Dead Man, Shinedown, Three Days Grace, and the list goes on for a few more miles... But one band I am constantly listening to (borderline obsession really) is Seether. They're my musical muse. Song choice wise, here are a few of my favorites:

-Sympathetic

-Fade Away

-Fine Again

-Six Gun Quota

-Love Her

-The Gift

-Given

-Walk Away From the Sun

-Take Me Away

-Truth

Most of the time I hate when bands do cover of other songs (cause usually they butcher the crap out of it), but these guys do such a great job. I even posted a few links on my LJ about them the other day. If you want to check that out, here's the link:

http://sammyjones57.livejournal.com/31573.html

Sorry, that might have been a little rambly, but they're an awesome band so if you haven't listen to them, you should!

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