Lists of Stuff I Like

I love to make lists of things I like (especially for people I like).  However, I have come to realize that replicating these lists each time I meet someone new is a hugely inefficient use of my time here on Earth. Much better would be if I draw up master lists and posted them on my blog for any and all to see (and hopefully comment on).  These mostly fall under the categories of music, books, and movies, but there are other lists here as well, which will be added to from time to time...I hope you get as much enjoyment out of these wonderful things as I have. Peace out.

Dark and Twisted Comedies
Dr. Strangelove
The Good Girl
Napolean Dynamite
Donnie Darko
Welcome to the Dollhouse
The Celebration
American Splendour
The Piano Teacher
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Lovely and Amazing
The Big Lebowski
I Love Huckabees
Opposite of Sex
In the Company of Men
The Shape of Things
Raising Arizona
Little Miss Sunshine
The House of Yes
True Romance
To Die For
About Schmidt
Buffalo 66
The Royal Tennenbaums
Groundhog Day
Shaun of the Dead
Annie Hall
Swimming with Sharks
American Beauty
Bottle Rocket
Being John Malkovich
The Player
Nurse Betty
Serial Mom
Barton Fink
A Fish Called Wanda
Mars Attacks
Death to Smoochy
Best in Show
No Country for Old Men
Gran Torino

Dark and Twisted Romances
Punch Drunk Love
Harold and Maude
Chuck and Buck
Bitter Moon
Edward Scissorhands
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Lars and the Real Girl
Wild at Heart

Best High School Movies
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Dazed and Confused
Breakfast Club
Better Off Dead
Dead Poets Society
Say Anything
Sixteen Candles
Pretty in Pink
Risky Business
The Virgin Suicides
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Mean Girls
American Pie

Best Dark Stand-up Comedy
David Cross (Shut Up you Fucking Baby)
Bill Hicks
Louis C.K.
Jim Gaffigan
Spaulding Gray (Monster in a Box)
Robert Newman (The History of Oil)
Eddie Izzard
Louis Black
(Bruce, Carlin, Pryor, Rock, and Murphy go without saying...)


Social Commentary
Thin Blue Line
Born Rich
The Century of Self
The UP Series
The Divided State
Hoop Dreams
Hands on a Hard Body (redneck America)
Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. (1999)
Supersize Me
Food Inc. (2008)
Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer
American Pimp
Good Hair

U.S. Politics
The Weather Underground
The Farm: Angola USA
Bowling for Columbine

Jesus Camp
Deliver Us From Evil (2006)
The Most Hated Family in America (Westboro Baptist Church)
Hell House
For the Bible Tells Me So (2007)

Foreign Policy/War
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2004)
The Atomic Cafe
Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)
The Power of Nightmares
The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003)
Why We Fight
The War Tapes (2006)
Iraq for Sale
Fahrenheit 9/11

Outfoxed (Inside Fox News)

The Corporation
Inside Job (2010)
Roger and Me (1989)
Life and Debt (globalization and the destruction of Jamaica)
Frontline series on Wall Street
Gasland (2010)

Randomly Awesome
Man on Wire (2008)
Stop Making Sense (concert doc) (1984)
Best in Show (mockumentary)
Grizzly Man


Economic History
Class: A Guide through the American Status System
The Cash Nexus: Money and Power in the Modern World, 1700-2000
Wealth and Democracy: A Political History of the American Rich
Confessions of an Economic Hitman

U.S. History
American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America
A People's History of the United States

U.S. Politics
What's the Matter with Kansas
Armed Madhouse
The Best Democracy Money can Buy
The Great Derangement: A Terrifying True Story of War, Politics, and Religion
Griftopia: Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con that is Breaking America
The Wrecking Crew: How Conservatives Rule
Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine (2008 financial crisis)
Money-Driven Medicine
Don't Think of an Elephant
The New American Militarism: How Americans are Seduced by War

Security Studies
Corporate Warriors: The Rise of the Privatized Military Industry

U.S. Foreign Policy
COBRA II (Iraq War)
Deterring Democracy


Melodic Trance/Ambient
Solarstone (Anthology One)
Ulrich Schnauss (Goodbye; Far Away Trains Passing)
Richie Hawtin (De9 Transitions)
The Orb (The Orb's Adventures beyond the Ultraworld; Orbus Terrarum; The Dream)
Biosphere (Substrata)
Sasha and John Digweed (Northern Exposure, esp East Coast edition)
Aphex Twin (Selected Ambient Works, 85-92)
Phutureprimitive (Sub Conscious)
Brian Eno (Music for Airports)
Bonobo (The North Borders)
James Blake (Overgrown)

Deep/Tribal House
Moodymann (Forevernevermore)
Tribal House (Summer Wet Mix)

Aril Brikha (Ex Machina; Deeparture in Time)
Astral Projection (In the Mix; Sunrise and Sundown; Amen; Another World; The Astral Files)
Dance 2 Trance (Moon Spirits)
Goa Gil (Cyber Baba 2000; Spiritual Trance 2)
Eat Static (De-Classified)
Astrix (Future Music)
Derango (Tumult)
Etnica (Alien Protein)
Para Halu (Space Rock; The World of Peace)
Pleiadians (Seven Sisters; IFO)
The Beach 2007
Spiritual Rhythms of Psytrance, Vol. 3
Haltya (Forest Flavour)
In Search of Sunrise 3
Planet BEN (Trippy Future Garden)

Drum & Bass
DJ Teebee (Blacksciencelabs)
Source Direct (Exorcise the Demons)
Roni Size (Touching Done)
430 West Presents (Detroit Calling)
Donald Glaude (Mixed Live, Buzzed@Nation, Wash. D.C.)

Hallucinogen (In Dub)
Burial (Untrue, Kindred)

Superlongevity 1, 2, 3, 4
Clicks and Cuts, cd 2
Modeselektor, Monkeytown

Gregor Tresher, A Thousand Nights (esp title track)
Jeff Mills (Metropolis, At First Sight)
Infected Mushroom (Vicious Delicious)
Radiohead (Kid A; The King of Limbs)
Future Sound of London (Accelerator; We Have Explosives)
Ken Ishii (Jelly Tones)
Paul Oakenfold (Tranceport)
World Techno Alliance
@Lexis (Branch of Knowledge)
Fish Tales, Vol. 2
Apparat (The Devil's Walk)
Moderat (II, Deluxe Version)
Atoms for Peace (Amok)

Michael Mayer (Immer 2)
Kompakt Total (esp 3, 4, 6, and 8)

Fleet Foxes (Helplessness Blues)
Laura Marling (Alas I Cannot Swim)
Sigur Ros (Agaetis byrjun, Kveikur)