A List of Lists

Top 10 Albums

1. Norah Jones, Come Away With Me (Blue Note)

2. Tom Waits, Blood Money and Alice (ANTI-)

3. Beck, Sea Change (Interscope)

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4. Six Feet Under, Music from the HBO Original Series (Universal)

5. N.E.R.D., In Search Of... (Virgin)

6. The White Stripes, White Blood Cells (V2)

7. Doves, The Last Broadcast (Capitol)

8. eels, Souljacker (DreamWorks)

9. Pleasure Club, Here Comes the Trick (Purified)

10. Queens of the Stone Age, Songs for the Deaf (Interscope)

Top 10 Live Shows

1. DJ Shadow: October 2, Gypsy Tea Room

2. System of a Down: February 18, Bronco Bowl Theatre

3. Prince/Erykah Badu: April 17, after hours at The Red Jacket

4. X: November 14, Trees

5. David Sedaris: April 3, Meyerson Symphony Center

6. Frank Black: December 5, Gypsy Tea Room

7. Queens of the Stone Age: September 29, The Granada

8. Snoop Dogg: June 6, Gypsy Tea Room

9. Slayer: May 8, Bronco Bowl Theatre

10. Doves: September 27, Gypsy Tea Room

10 Records to Revisit Before the United States Invades Iraq

Grandaddy, He's Simple, He's Dumb, He's the Pilot

Fear, The Record

Public Enemy, It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back

Rage Against the Machine, Evil Empire

XTC, Black Sea

Gravediggaz, The Pick, the Sickle, and the Shovel

War, Why Can't We Be Friends?

System of a Down, Toxicity

Minor Threat, Out of Step

Slayer, Reign in Blood

Who We Be (Influence or Tribute? The Joke's On Us)

The Strokes = The Knack

The White Stripes = Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

Peaches = Ruth Buzzi

Nappy Roots = Arrested Development

Nashville Pussy = White Zombie

The Polyphonic Spree = Barney

Queens of the Stone Age = Monster Magnet

Poverty = Eminem

Doves = Swervedriver

Everclear = Bush

Yo, Brother! Where Art Thou? (Musical Expatriates)

Clark Voegler, Toadies: Los Angeles, film school student

Ian Beach, Buck Pets: New York, chef

Mike Jerome, Course of Empire: Los Angeles, plays drums with Blind Boys of Alabama and Pleasure Club

Reed Easterwood, Junky Southern: Albuquerque, New Mexico; actually works in a junkyard

Spyche: San Diego, studying Chinese medicine

Zac Baird, Billygoat/cottonmouth, texas: Los Angeles, playing keyboards with Colin Hay of Men at Work

John Freeman and Corn Mo, Dooms UK: New York, musicians

Brandon and Ben Curtis, UFOFU: New York, playing with Secret Machines

Bob Watson, Shallow Reign: Hohenwald, Tennessee; stay-at-home dad

Meredith Miller: Austin, studying sports medicine

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