Rufus Wainwright: One of my all-time favorite musicians and a very entertaining performer. I saw his last weekend and had a blast. Cabaret/Chamber Pop/Piano Pop sort of thing. Check out: Gay Messiah, Go Or Go Ahead, Crumb By Crumb, Beauty Mark
Nick Drake: I wish we had more of this music before his death. Amazing musician. You should know who he is, but if you don't think something along the lines of Elliot Smith with a little more subtlety for his later albums with more of a jazz influence on his first one. Songs: At The Chime Of A City Clock, Time Has Told Me, Place To Be, Road
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy / Matt Sweeny (Superwolf): Recently got more into this. Great stuff. William Oldham is just indescribable. Check out: My Home Is The Sea
Magnetic Fields: The first disc of 69 Love Songs is one of my favorite set of 23 song playlists. Their other stuff is great, too. Peppy pop goodness. Check Out: A Chicken With Its Head Cut Off, All My Little Words, I Think I need a new Heart.
Damien Rice (O): Just listened to this for the first time in a while and fell in love again. We need a follow-up. Songs: Older Chests, Amie
The Good Life: I finally got Album Of The Year. You should, too. Tim Kasher is unstoppable.
Airplane!: One of the funniest movies of all time. "And don't call me Shirley."
Simpsons DVDs: Great for (not) doing Quantum homework.
Coffee! Lots and lots of coffee!