Five Tea Leaves

More Werther than Charlotte, even after all these years

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My favorite music:

Sondheim
comments: Sweeney Todd - need I say more? Also: A Little Night Music.
Bernstein
comments: Candide, Chichester Psalms, West Side Story
Fav. pop bands:
comments: The Smiths, XTC, Weezer. The Cure, The Smithereens. My Morning Jacket.
Fav. pop artists:
comments: Elvis Costello. He's the alpha and omega. He's the man. And Ani Difranco.
Country and early music:
comments: I love Monteverdi, and the earliest madrigals and songs. I also love Emmylou Harris, Gram Parsons, George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash, Bill Monroe, Hank Williams, Garth Brooks, Dwight Yoakum.

My favorite movies:

fanny and alexander
comments: why is this not out on dvd, why?
coal miner's daughter
comments: my dream is to have public screenings of this movie a la 'rocky horror picture show,' in which we would quote along and brandish brought-along items such as gold lame guitars. lumps of coal and pie (dontcha remember the pie scene??)
the royal tennenbaums
comments: i want to keep watching it
empire of the sun
comments: the book sucked. the movie is divine.
an angel at my table
comments: just see it.

My favorite authors:

Thomas Hardy
comments: Jude the Obscure
Alice Munro
comments: She is the master of something I can't put a name to.
Raymond Carver
comments: The stories
John Cheever
comments: The stories, the journals
Jane Austen
comments: Constantly rereading

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last updated: 2013-08-11 23:23:52
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user since: 2003-11-25

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