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    1. Solaris 2. Before The Rain 3. Andrei Rublev 4. Star Wars (Episode 4) 5. Dr. Strangelove
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    Love modern classical music, prog rock, avant-garde/electro-acoustic, experimental, noise, jazz, garage rock, punk, choral music, electronica...
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    The Holy Bible, The Apocrypha, Jorge Luis Borges, Carlos Fuentes, Octavio Paz, Caleb Carr, Umberto Eco, William Blake, Cervantes, Dionisio Ridruejo, James Joyce, Rosalia do Castro, Anna Akhmatova, Rumi, William Shakespeare, Ivan Capovski, Fyodor Dostoevsky, William S. Burroughs, Paul Bowles, The Koran, The Brothers Grimm, Voltaire, Nietzsche, Pier Paolo Pasolini (his Roman Poems are beautiful), thousands more.
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    I like most contemporary classical art, gothic, baroque, and especially Orthodox iconic art.
  1. I have every one of those albums, plus Dadamah's lone album and some from their guitarist, Roy Montgomery. Seeing this list on this particular page absolutely made my day!
  2. I'd suggest reading up on the British band 'Wire', who were definitely art-school archetypes. The albums 'Pink Flag,' '154' and 'Chairs Missing' are considered crucial to the formation of post-punk music. And if you were talking about Mark Mothersbaugh, I had the pleasure of working at the same company he did (Klasky-Csupo, the animators responsible for 'The Rugrats' among other cartoons) and he seemed like a very decent guy, and certainly a talented man.
  3. To American readers, may you all have a Happy Thanksgiving. I am thankful for the opportunity to share good music with interesting sorts.

  4. Hi Mamay; This is an interesting topic you post... No, it's not nationalistic, but a historical reality. Look at Aleksandr Nevsky, for instance. In this film, there is a rather degrading scene where the Tatar prince tries to get Nevsky's services, and there seems to be a polite refusal. In real life, Nevsky was a vassal to the Tatar Horde, but his main enemy at the time were the Teutonic Knights, who were encroaching into Russian soil. To be fair, the Tatar was not exactly known for his chivalry and grace. He fought, and fought ugly. He had to in order to keep the larger Russian popula
  5. I see your point about Foucault and Delmhorst. In fact, my introduction to Peter was the "Redbird" disc. I fell in love with his vocals and wanted to hear more. "Kitchen Radio" is also an incredible record. For some reason, "The Knuckleball Suite" surpasses it for me by just a little. I recently had the privilege of seeing Peter live and through being at the right place at the right time, I got to chat with him for a few minutes. He seemed so humble when I commented on how much I love what he does. I don't know about you but that makes me admire an artist even more. Patty Griffin is mu
  6. Takk is an absolutely gorgeous album, but I find that most of their work is. I especially like the soundtrack work they did with Hilmar Oern Hilmarsson, who was quite a neat indie musician in Iceland (and worked with artists like Current 93 in their seminal collaboration <i>Island</i> [iceland in Icelandic]). I'll go find the thread and give her some love! I think I remember liking what you played for me! I'll have to check her out again to make sure...
  7. It's still depressing to think about, though! I have about 10 books here out of hundreds, and God knows I have time to read these days until work comes in... Also, great station you were listening to! I just clicked onto some wonderful Brazilian music!
  8. All of my Jorge Luis Borges books, because I left them in California...!
  9. Oh, how interesting! That Tarkovsky has portrayed the atheistic Soviet authorities in the guise of monks! A very deft - and readily deniable - sleight of hand, symbolically.
  10. I read it briefly, and will definitely be picking it up, despite my never agreeing with his political asides. Rudy
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