so i started to list who has influenced me on various things, and it's all pretty much a blur, plus i felt bad because i found a bunch of stuff "on my own" (or at least with the help of Netflix), so i couldn't pin most of it down. anyway, i'm not doing that.
on to the next step, what i would force people to experience if i could...
- Sufjan Stevens, Come On! Feel the Illinoise!, Seven Swans, Greetings from Michigan
- Wilco, a ghost is born, Yankee Hotel Foxtroi
- Iron & Wine, Woman King, The Creek Drank the Cradle, our endless numbered days
- Bruce Springsteen, Devils & Dust
- Ray LaMontagne, Trouble
- Belle & Sebastian, The Boy with the Arab Strap
- Amos Lee, Amos Lee
- the collected works of Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Elvis Costello, Simon & Garfunkle, Woody Guthrie, and whoever I've forgotten
- Woody Allen: Annie Hall, Manhattan, Play It Again Sam, Small Time Crooks
- Ingmar Bergman: Scenes From a Marriage,
- Jean Luc Godard: Breathless
- F. Traffaut: the 400 Blows, Jules & Jim, the rest of the Antoine Doinel series
- Francis Ford Coppola: The Godfather I & II
- Orson Welles: Citizen Cane, the Third Man
- Richard Linklater: Dazed and Confused, Waking Life, Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Tape
- Ethan Hawke: Chelsea Walls
- David Fincher: Fight Club
- Doug Liman: Swingers
- Mike Nichols: The Graduate, Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolfe?
- Krystof Kieslowski: Red, White, Blue, the Decalogue
- Michael Curtiz: Cassablanca
- Martin Scorsese: Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Mean Streets
- Kurt Vonnegut: Slaughterhouse Five, Breakfast of Champions, Mother Night, etc.
- Jack Kerouac: On the Road, Dharma Bums, Visions of Gerard, the Town and the City
- Joseph Heller: Catch-22
- Brennan Manning: the Raggamuffin Gospel, Abba Father
- Allen Ginsberg: Howl
- Chuck Palahniuk: Survivor, Choke, Fight Club
- Dan Harrington: Harrington on Hold 'Em, Vol 1 & 2