Some lists that are by no means complete:
Albums/cds that make me feel like I’ve dropped acid: Santana: Abraxas; The Rolling Stones: Satanic Majesty Requests; Beethoven: Piano Concert #4; Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue; Weather Report: Mysterious Traveller; Pink Floyd: Umma Gumma.
Movie/TV soundtracks I love: Papillion; Beyond The Valley of The Dolls; Liquid Sky; The Sorcerer; Mon Oncle; Twin Peaks.
Movies that transport me: McCabe and Mrs. Miller; Amarcord; Fellini’s Satyricon; Dark City; Barbarella (also a great soundtrack); VonTrier’s The Kingdom; Inception.
Old TV shows I loved: Perry Mason; Twin Peaks; Peyton Place; American Horror Show; French & Saunders; AbFab.
Writers I always enjoy reading: Emile Zola; Allan Ginsberg; Charles Dickens; Dylan Thomas; Renaldo Arenas.
Female vocalists I love: Patti Smith; Grace Slick; Pink; Blossom Dearie; Mireille Mattieu; Marianne Faithful.
the other piece I read at the recent Cabaret Noir
Use Other Door
I’m not talking to you
but it seems
you only want to hear what you want to hear
so I guess
you aren’t that different from me
seeing the world from one view point
not willing to accept that
when a sign says
use other door
it doesn’t apply to you
but only other people
so I’m not talking to you
I’m not going to tell
you which door to use
you’ll have to figure that out for yourself
eventually you’ll find the right door
to get the hell out of here
and leave me alone