The tunes are always playing around here. Here are a few albums I recommend:
Ani DiFranco, To The Teeth
Patty Griffin, Flaming Red
Ekova, Soft Breeze & Tsunami Breaks
Django Django, Django Django
Beck, The Information
, Modern Guilt
Frou Frou, Details
Tori Amos, Under the Pink
, Boys For Pele
Empire of the Sun, Walking On A Dream
Radiohead, OK Computer
Pinback, Blue Screen Life
I love books that inspire. Here's a small collection of books and other writing that has changed me and helped open my mind:
The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember
, Fred Rogers
What a kind and beautiful person he was. Fred Rogers is & was my personal hero.
If You Want to Write: A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit
, Brenda Ueland
This book changed my molecules and was crutial in helping me figure out the reason why I create. Fun fact: it is written by the aunt of my dear friend Alex Boies.
22 and 50 Poems
, e.e. cummings
A collection of poems "too scandalous" to print after their original creation. Now an unintended collection of poetic diamonds.
Art & Fear: Observations On the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking
, David Bayles & Ted Orland
Another jumpstart book for creatives. Contributes interesting commentary on a variety of issues every artist should think about.
Me Talk Pretty One Day
, David Sedaris
I threw this book across the room it made me laugh so hysterically! I couldn't believe it - so funny.
Remote Control: Power, Cultures, and the World of Appearances
, Barbara Krueger
Thoughtful and intelligent commentary from an artist who took time to digest. This book is one of my absolute favorites.