O N W A R D ,  T H E N

I don't know why.

M O V I E S  s e e n  r e c e n t l y
09/05/04 Annie Hall (r)
03/21/04 Early Spring (nga)
01/25/04 The Draughtsman's Contract
01/14/04 Red (t)(r)
01/10/04 Bubba Ho-Tep (t)
01/05/04 So Close
11/??/03 Lost In Translation(t)
09/??/03 Shaolin Soccer
08/24/03 After the Thin Man
08/22/03 It Happened One Night (r)
08/10/03 Flirting With Disaster (r)
07/19/03 Pirates of the Caribbean (t)
07/13/03 Annie Hall
07/12/03 John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars
07/08/03 Song of the Thin Man
07/01/03 The 39 Steps
06/28/03 Amarcord
06/??/03 Charlie: The Life and Art of Charlie Chaplin (t)
06/07/03 Matrix Reloaded (t)
05/09/03 X-Men 2 (t)
04/28/03 The Man Without A Past (t)
04/21/03 Secretary
04/18/03 L'avventura (nga)
04/11/03 La Dolce Vita (nga)(r)
04/08/03 Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter (t)
04/05/03 Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (t)
03/21/03 Oscar Nominated Shorts (t)
03/07/03 Jerry McGuire (r)
02/14/03 Notorious (r)
02/14/03 It Happened One Night (r)
02/07/03 Chicago (t)
02/02/03 Le roman d'un tricheur (nga)
01/06/03 Office Space (r)
12/22/02 The Aristocats
12/10/02 Monsters Inc. (r)
12/09/02 Zoolander
12/03/02 Goldfinger (r)
10/18/02 Punch Drunk Love (t)
10/05/02 Ghost Dog: Way of the Samurai
10/01/02 Down By Law
09/??/02 Igby Goes Down (t)
09/??/02 Goldmember (t)
09/??/02 Hedwig and the Angry Inch
09/??/02 Ghost World
09/??/02 The Good Girl (t)
08/25/02 On Any Sunday
08/23/02 24 Hour Party People (t)
08/17/02 XXX (t)
08/??/02 Amélie (r)
07/??/02 Tadpole (t)
07/21/02 Night of the Hunter (r)
07/20/02 Zardoz
07/12/02 Atanajuat (The Fast Runner) (t)
07/03/02 Son of Lassie
06/24/02 Night of the Hunter (nga)
06/23/02 Minority Report (t)
06/22/02 Ossessione
06/09/02 Amélie
06/01/02 The Day I Became a Woman (nga)
05/28/02 Bringing Up Baby (r)
05/28/02 Sullivan's Travels
05/27/02 Crimes and Misdemeanors (r)
05/27/02 Hannah and her Sisters (r)
05/26/02 Close-Up (r) (nga)
05/18/02 About A Boy (t)
04/18/02 The Band Wagon
04/03/02 The Apartment
03/29/02 Suspicion
03/10/02 Happenstance (t)
02/17/02 Gone With The Wind (r)
01/12/02 Dr. Mabuse, The Gambler (part I) (nga)
01/06/02 M (nga)
12/29/01 O Brother Where Art Thou?
11/08/01 Bob le flambeur (t)
11/03/01 Monsters, Inc. (t)
10/28/01 Toy Story (r)
10/07/01 The Red Violin
09/16/01 Party Girl
09/15/01 Sexy Beast (t)
09/15/01 Playtime (nga)
09/08/01 Jour de fete w/ Ecole des facteurs (nga)
08/11/01 American Pie 2 (t)
07/14/01 Le placard (t)
07/10/01 Battlefield Earth
07/08/01 Seven Days in May
07/08/01 La regle du jeu
07/08/01 The Magnificent Ambersons
07/08/01 A bout de souffle (r)
07/07/01 Young Frankenstein (r)
07/06/01 The Wild Bunch (r)
07/02/01 Mister Roberts
06/30/01 The River (dir. Renoir)
06/30/01 Titan A.E.
06/30/01 L'ami de mon amie (dir. Rohmer) (nga)
06/30/01 Le Marquise d'O... (dir. Rohmer) (nga)
06/27/01 Dial M for Murder
06/26/01 The Wrong Man
06/24/01 In a Lonely Place
06/23/01 The Rock
06/23/01 Les nuits de la plein lune (dir. Rohmer) (nga)
06/23/01 Pauline a la plage (dir. Rohmer) (nga)
06/19/01 We're No Angels (1955)
06/17/01 Le rayon vert (dir. Rohmer) (nga)
06/16/01 Le beau mariage (dir. Rohmer) (nga)
06/16/01 La femme de l'aviateur (dir. Rohmer) (nga)
06/15/01 Vampire Hunter D
06/15/01 The Seventh Seal
06/14/01 Charade
06/10/01 L'amour l'apres-midi (dir. Rohmer) (nga)
06/10/01 Le Genou de Claire (dir. Rohmer) (nga)
06/09/01 The Tao of Steve
05/29/01 Rear Window
05/24/01 8 1/2
05/18/01 Top Secret (r)
05/06/01 Some Like It Hot (r)
05/05/01 The Princess Bride (r)
04/28/01 Bridget Jones's Diary (t)
04/22/01 The Wind Will Carry Us (nga)
04/21/01 Memento (t)
04/21/01 Nosferatu w/ original score composed and performed live by the Alloy Orchestra (nga)
04/20/01 Billy Elliott
04/15/01 Wonder Boys
04/14/01 Rugrats in Paris
04/14/01 Closeup (dir. Abbas Kiarostomi) (nga)
03/31/01 High Anxiety
03/29/01 Mon Oncle (dir. Jacques Tati)
03/19/01 The Producers (r)
03/18/01 North By Northwest
03/03/01 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (t)
03/02/01 Bringing Up Baby (r)
02/18/01 Almost Famous (t)
02/15/01 Waking Ned Devine
02/12/01 French Kiss
02/08/01 His Girl Friday (r)
02/03/01 The Winslow Boy
02/02/01 Chicken Run
02/01/01 Last of the Mohicans (1992)
M U S I C  a c q u i r e d  r e c e n t l y
Willie Nelson | Red Headed Stranger
Various Artists | Eccentric Soul: The Capsoul Label
Antena | Camino Del Sol
Fiery Furnaces | Blueberry Boat
Neil Young | Rust Never Sleeps
Cocorosie | La maison de mon reve
Stevie Wonder | Talking Book
Rolling Stones | Exile on Main Street
Wilco | A Ghost Is Born
Neko Case | Canadian Amp
Public Enemy | It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
Nas | Illmatic
Streets | A Grand Don't Come For Free
Kanye West | The College Dropout
Sufjan Stevens | Seven Swans
James Brown | Live at the Apollo
Madvillian | Madvilliany
Modest Mouse | Good News for People Who Love Bad News
Iron and Wine | Our Endless Numbered Days
The Decemberists | Castaways and Cutouts
The Decemberists | The Tain EP
Animal Collective | Here Comes the Indian
TV On The Radio | Desperate Youth, Bloodthirsty Babes
Funkadelic | One Nation Under A Groove
Firey Furnaces | Gallowswood Bark
Allman Brothers Band | Eat a Peach
Pavement | Wowee Zowie
Sinead O'Connor | The Lion and the Cobra
Steve Miller Band | Greatest Hits 1974-1978
The Lovin' Spoonful | All the Best
Sigur Ros | Agaetis Byrjun
Sufjan Stevens | Greetings From Michigan: The Great Lake State
Various Artists | Folk and Pop Sounds of Sumatra, Vol. 1
The Shins | Chutes Too Narrow
Velvet Underground | VU
Original Soundtrack | Twin Peaks
Decemberists | Her Majesty
Cafe Tacuba | Cuatro Caminos
Basement Jaxx | Kish Kash
Yo La Tengo | Today Is The Day
Yo La Tengo | Electr-o-pura
Outkast | Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
My Morning Jacket | It Still Moves
The Smiths | The Queen Is Dead
Iron & Wine | The Sea and the Rhythm
Miles Davis | Round About Midnight
TV on the Radio | Young Liars
Jimmie Rodgers | The Essential Jimmie Rodgers
Antonio Carlos Jobim | Stone Flower
Pixies | Doolittle
Joni Mitchell | Blue
Built To Spill | Keep It Like A Secret
John Coltrane | My Favorite Things
Radiohead | Hail to the Thief
Caetano Veloso | Sem Lenco Sem Documento: The Best of Caetano Veloso
New Pornographers | Electric Version
The Books | Thought for Food
Youssou N'Dour and Etoile de Dakar | The Rough Guide To...
Broken Social Scene | You Forgot It In People
Grandaddy | Sumday
Black Eyes | s/t
Jay-Z | The Blueprint
Digital Underground | Sex Packets
Tanya Donelly | Lovesongs for Underdogs
Prefuse 73 | Vocal Studies + Uprock Narratives
Nation of Ulysses | 13-Point Program to Destroy America
El-P | Fantastic Damage
The Notwist | Neon Golden
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists | Hearts of Oak
Elvis Costello | This Year's Model
Throwing Muses | The Real Ramona
Richard and Linda Thompson | Shoot Out The Lights
Neu | 2
Sarah Dougher | The Bluff
Stereo Total | Musique Automatique
Uncle Tupelo | No Depression
Yo La Tengo | Summer Sun
Otis Redding | The Immortal Otis Redding
Pavement | Terror Twilight
Mojave 3 | Excuses for Travellers
Charlie Parker | Yardbird Suite
Mazzy Star | So Tonight That I Might See
Teenage Fanclub | Bandwagonesque
New Pornographers | Mass Romantic
Iron & Wine | The Creek Drank the Cradle
Elvis Presley | Sunrise
Dismemberment Plan | Change
X | Wild Gift
Billie Holiday | Lady Day: The Best of Billie Holiday (2-disc set)
Joy Division | Substance
Loose Fur | s/t
Q And Not U | Different Damage
My Bloody Valentine | Loveless
The Streets | Original Pirate Material, Vol. I
Television | Marquee Moon
The Replacements | Let It Be
The Stooges | Fun House
Shelby Lynne | I Am Shelby Lynne
Nirvana | Nevermind
Jane's Addiction | Nothing's Shocking
American Music Club | Over and Done (single)
...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead | Source Tags and Codes
Original Soundtrack | Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Once More, With Feeling
Richard Hell and the Voidoids | Blank Generation
Cocteau Twins | Treasure
Husker Du | Candy Apple Gray
Kristin Hersh | Hips and Makers
Velvet Underground | s/t
Neko Case | Blacklisted
Built To Spill | There's Nothing Wrong With Love
Scud Mountain Boys | Massachusetts
Golden Smog | Down by the Old Mainstream
Thelonious Monk | Brilliant Corners
All-Girl Summer Fun Band | s/t
Marah | Kids in Philly
Lucinda Williams | Essence
Tori Amos | Under the Pink
Sarah Azzara | Love and Hate Among the Stars
Various Artists | Sweet Relief
Elliott Smith | Either/Or
Sleater-Kinney | One Beat
Bob Dylan | "Love and Theft"
X | Under the Big Black Sun
Pavement | Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
Various Artists | Songs in the Key of X
Firewater | The Ponzi Scheme
The Stooges | The Stooges
Jawbox | For Your Own Special Sweetheart
Calvin Johnson | What Was Me
Led Zeppelin | Led Zeppelin II
Smashing Pumpkins | Siamese Dream
Pixies | Surfer Rosa
Grateful Dead | American Beauty
k.d. lang | Ingénue
Elliott Smith | Figure 8
Velvet Underground | White Light/White Heat
Marty Robbins | The Essential Marty Robbins (2-disc set)
Count Basie | The Complete Decca Recordings (3-disc set)
Velvet Underground | Loaded
Gorky's Zygotic Mynci | How I Long To Feel That Summer In My Heart
Bob Dylan | The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
Willie Nelson | Spirit
Beatles | Past Masters Vol. II
Death Cab for Cutie | We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes
Velvet Underground | Velvet Underground and Nico
Wilco | Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Pernice Brothers | The World Won't End
16 Horsepower | Secret South
Fugazi | The Argument
JJ72 | JJ72
Matthew Sweet | 100% Fun
Yo La Tengo | I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One
XTC | Skylarking
R.E.M. | Dead Letter Office
Smashing Pumpkins | Gish
Happy Mondays | Pills n' Thrills and Bellyaches
R.E.M. | Document
The Jayhawks | Hollywood Town Hall
Willie Nelson | Revolutions of Time: The Journey 1975-1993 (3 disc set)
Ray Charles | The Birth of Soul (3 disc set)
Duke Ellington | Highlights from the Duke Ellington Centennial Edition (3 disc set)
Johnny Cash | The Essential Johnny Cash (3 disc set)
Bill Monroe | The Music of Bill Monroe 1936-1994 (4 disc set)
Velvet Underground | Bootleg Series Vol. I: The Quine Tapes (3 disc set)
Hank Williams | The Complete Singles Plus (3 disc set)
Various Artists | The Royal Tenenbaums Original Soundtrack
Stereophonics | Word Gets Around
Stereophonics | Just Enough Education to Perform
Mekons | Fear and Whiskey
The Strokes | Is This It
Yo La Tengo | And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out
The Dismemberment Plan | Emergency & I
Gillian Welch | Hell Among the Yearlings
John Mellencamp | Human Wheels
Maria McKee | Life Is Sweet
Whiskeytown | Pneumonia
Def Leppard | Hysteria
Allison Moorer | The Hardest Part
Yo La Tengo | Painful
Radiohead | I Might Be Wrong: Live Recordings
American Music Club | Everclear
Maria McKee | You Gotta Sin To Get Saved
Jude | No One Is Really Beautiful
Inkspots | All-Time Greatest Hits
Pavement | Slanted and Enchanted
Blur | Blur
Uncle Tupelo | Still Feel Gone
Screaming Trees | Sweet Oblivion
Various Artists | O Brother Where Art Thou? soundtrack
Grant Lee Buffalo | Jubilee
Oasis | Definitely Maybe
Various Artists | Stars Kill Rock (Kill Rock Stars compilation)
Nick Drake | Pink Moon
Nick Drake | Bryter Layter
Pete Yorn | musicforthemorningafter
PJ Harvey | Is This Desire?
Kristin Hersh | Sunny Border Blue
Asian Dub Foundation | Rafi's Revenge
Stone Roses | Stone Roses
Cadallaca | Introducing Cadallaca
Flaming Lips | Transmissions From the Satellite Heart
Mary Lou Lord | Got No Shadow
Helium | The Dirt of Luck
Sleater-Kinney | The Hot Rock
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers | Echo
Sheryl Crow | Sheryl Crow
The Breeders | Last Splash
Van Halen | 1984
Quasi | Field Studies
Quasi | Featuring "Birds"
8/10/01--catastrophe--visit the Compact Disc Reclamation Project (CDRP)--
Captain Beefheart | Trout Mask Replica
Bjork | Post
Beth Orton | Central Reservation
Outkast | Stankonia
Big Star | Third/Sister Lovers
Gram Parsons | GP/Grievous Angel
John Coltrane | Giant Steps
Radiohead | The Bends
Radiohead | Amnesiac
Charles Mingus | Mingus Ah Um
Mercury Rev | Deserter's Songs
Cibo Matto | Viva! La Woman
Golden Smog | Weird Tales
Grandaddy | The Sophtware Slump
Elliott Smith | XO
Blur | 13
Uncle Tupelo | Anodyne
R.E.M. | Reveal
Wilco | Down at the Dustbowl (bootleg; live + unreleased tracks)
Sugar | File Under: Easy Listening
Flaming Lips | The Soft Bulletin
Frank Sinatra | Songs for Swingin' Lovers
Sonic Youth | Daydream Nation
Wilco | A.M.
Billy Bragg and Wilco | Mermaid Avenue II
Modest Mouse | The Moon and Antarctica
Miles Davis | Kind of Blue
Husker Du | Flip Your Wig
Uncle Tupelo | March 16-20, 1992
Beck | Mutations
Metallica | Reload
Los Lobos | The Neighborhood
Belly | Star
Fiona Apple | When The Pawn . . .
Victoria Williams | Water to Drink
North Mississippi All-Stars | Shake Hands With Shorty
Heavens to Betsy | Calculated
Sleater-Kinney | Dig Me Out
Jayhawks | Tomorrow The Green Grass
Van Morrison | Moondance
Sleater-Kinney | All Hands on the Bad One
U2 | All That You Can't Leave Behind
Radiohead | Kid A
Belly | King
B O O K S  r e a d  r e c e n t l y
Portrait of a Lady, Henry James
Odes, Horace (trans. David Ferry)
The Dark Knight Returns, Frank Miller
Watchmen, Alan Moore/Dave Gibbons
Demons, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Collected Poems, John Keats
Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides
Moby Dick, Herman Melville
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, James Joyce
The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, J.K. Rowling
The House of Mirth, Edith Wharton
Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass, Lewis Carroll
La critique de l'ecole des femmes, Moliere
Me Talk Pretty One Day, David Sedaris
Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
Dead Souls, Nikolai Gogol
Lolita, Vladimir Nabakov
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, J.K. Rowling
L'Ecole des femmes, Moliere
Paris to the Moon, Adam Gopnik
Le Grand Meaulnes, Alain-Fournier
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Michael Chabon
Einstein's Dreams, Alan Lightman
On the Road, Jack Kerouac
Les caves du Vatican, Andre Gide
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, J.K. Rowling
From Beirut to Jerusalem, Thomas Friedman
I Know This Much Is True, Wally Lamb
Tristam Shandy, Laurence Sterne
Trois Contes, Gustave Flaubert
Notre-Dame de Paris, Victor Hugo
Beowulf, Seamus Heaney translation
McSweeney's #6
Le Père Goriot, Honore de Balzac
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, J.K. Rowling
La condition humaine, by Andre Malraux
Underworld, Don Delillo
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, J.K. Rowling
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, Dave Eggers
War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy
C O N C E R T S  a t t e n d e d  r e c e n t l y
Red Line Index
Black Ox Orkestar
(Sounds of) Kaleidoscope
White Flight
at Black Cat, WDC
Camera Obscura
The Owls
at Dante's, Portland, OR
The Walkmen
The Cops
at Neumo's, Seattle, WA
Iron & Wine
Cass McCombs
at Iota, Arlington, VA
The Detholz!
Dan Deacon
at Warehouse Next Door, WDC
Neko Case & the Sadies
The Mendoza Line
at Black Cat, WDC
The Decemberists
The Long Winters
at 9:30 Club, WDC
The Thermals
at 9:30 Club, WDC
The Aquarium
at Warehouse Next Door, WDC
Animal Collective
White Magic
at Warehouse Next Door, WDC
Xiu Xiu
at Warehouse Next Door, WDC
The Decemberists
Tom Heinl
at Black Cat, WDC
Washington Social Club
at Warehouse Next Door, WDC
Justin Jones
at Warehouse Next Door, Washington, DC
Moments In Grace
at Warehouse Next Door, Washington, DC
at Galaxy Hut, Washington, DC
Yo La Tengo
Sun Ra Orchestra
at 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
Built To Spill
The Delusions
Solace Brothers
at 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
Super Furry Animals
at 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
at Velvet Lounge, Washington, DC
at Warehouse Next Door, Washington, DC
Dismemberment Plan (last show)
Beauty Pill
at 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
Q And Not U
302 Acid
at Fort Reno, Washington, DC
Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra
at Black Cat, Washington, DC
Dismemberment Plan
at Fort Reno, Washington, DC
Neko Case, Carolyn Mark, Kelly Hogan, Jon Rauhouse
Little Pink
at Black Cat, Washington, DC
New Pornographers
The Lonesome Organist
The Organ
at Black Cat, Washington, DC
Violent Femmes
on Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, DC
Black Eyes
Turn Pale
at Warehouse Next Door, Washington, DC
Bugs Not Books
Lil' Hospital
at Galaxy Hut, Arlington, VA
Ralph Stanley
at Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Washington, DC
Ali Farka Toure
at Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Washington, DC
Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players
Patrick Park
at 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
City Goats
at Warehouse Next Door, Washington, DC
Stereo Total
Gravy Train!!!!
at Slim's, San Francisco, CA
The Flaming Lips
Mark Linkous (Sparklehorse)
The Sun
at 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
Yo La Tengo
at 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead
America Is Waiting
at Black Cat, Washington, DC
Postal Service
at Black Cat, Washington, DC
Q and Not U
Black Eyes
at Black Cat, Washington, DC
Wussy Bunny (last show)
at Black Cat, Washington, DC
9:30 Club, Washington, DC
Clare Quilty
at Signal 66, Washington, DC
The Coral
at 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
Mambo Combo
at Signal 66, Washington, DC
Rhett Miller
in-store at Borders, Washington, DC
DJ Spooky's Optometry Project
featuring Mike Clark
at Black Cat, Washington, DC
Open Jam
at HR-57, Washington, DC
Dismemberment Plan
The Apes
Miss Spice and the Malenium Band
at Black Cat, Washington, DC
Dismemberment Plan
Engine Down
Gloria Deluxe
at Black Cat, Washington, DC
The Epoxies
at Signal 66, Washington, DC
Wussy Bunny
at Art-O-Matic, Washington, DC
The Quails
V for Vendetta
at 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
Badly Drawn Boy
Adam Green
at 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
The Boas
at 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
Ryan Adams
Tegan and Sara
at 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
Dismemberment Plan
The Nackles
Wussy Bunny
at Fort Reno, Washington, DC
Lucinda Williams
Chuck Prophet
at 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
Wussy Bunny
at Black Cat, Washington, DC
Trans Am
Pocket Rockets
at Fort Reno, Washington, DC
The Long Goodbye
at Fort Reno, Washington, DC
w/ Quix*o*tic
at Fort Reno, Washington, DC
Chutes and Ladders
at Galaxy Hut, Arlington, VA
Belle and Sebastian
at DAR Constitution Hall, Washington, DC
El Guapo
Wussy Bunny
at Black Cat, Washington, DC
w/ JJ72
at 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
at Amoeba Records, San Francisco, CA
Mona's Remedy
at Felix, Washington, DC
Wussy Bunny
at Galaxy Hut, Arlington, VA
The Moon is Up There
A Paper Opera featuring:
Calvin Johnson
The Microphones
Get the Hell Out of the Way of the Volcano
Dead Meadow
Pistoleros (Ex-Rondelles)
at Signal 66, Washington, DC
Jeff Tweedy
w/ Ben Kweller
at 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
at 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
Ursula Major
Lefty's Deceiver
at Galaxy Hut, Arlington, VA
last weekend in January 01