love

(& respect)

It is difficult to do anything worthwhile. If we can overcome fear, inertia, and distractions long enough to engage the world with our work or efforts, it seems like there ought to be a self-congratulatory moment somewhere along the way. But the truth is that our accomplishments and best practices are just as much the fruits of the inspiration, love, support (and sometimes even the resistance) we get from others as the natural consequence of our own struggles. Here are a very few* of many who have lit my way, made me laugh, blocked my path, revealed mysteries and truths, and helped shaped me and my understanding of the world. I celebrate them as my pathfinders. LOVE TO ALL TEACHERS WANDERERS AND SEEKERS. [p.s. this list was made in 2008 and unfortunately not updated since. The list of people who inspire me has become far too long to categorize. But as a snapshot of a place in time, let this list live on!]

Superstars

Diane Arbus A, Pg

I admire her fearlessness. I admire her ability to find and reveal some of the essential mystery at the core of our humanity, and when I write this I am thinking of her 'Untitled' series completed shortly before her death. The overwhelming grace of these pictures seems to me the fruit of all the work that came before.

Gaston Bachelard Ph, W, E

His book, "The Poetics of Space" resonated strongly with me - it was the first I've read that so directly explores the psychological and spiritual impact of the physical spaces we live and work in, and how these forms and experiences echo deeply into our thoughts and dreams.

Bebe Le Strange Ar

Prolific collector, archivist, and sharer of obscure pop culture imagery and information. It was through her site that I began to understand the wonder that is tumblr. There have been many wonderful tumblrs I've followed since, but hers was one of the first, and led me to many of the rest.

Lee Bontecou A, Sr, E

Viewing her work at the MOMA QNS retrospective in 2004 was a seminal art experience for me - one that astonished me, moved me, and changed me. Seeing work of this caliber and strength convinced me that I needed to arc my life closer to one entirely devoted to the challenges and rewards of art appreciation and art making. The works themselves were powerful, sometimes agressively so, but for me the most profound were the suspended sculptures that seemed to embody so many contradictions within them - fragile yet tough, vibrantly dynamic yet monkishly still, simple yet deeply complex. It is this mastery of complexity and contradiction that holds a lasting appeal and influence over my energies.

Buddha E, Fd, Fy, H, I, Ph, St, T

Of all the prophets, saints, seers and teachers who speak to us about how we might better live and be in the world, the teachings of Buddha seem most relevant and resonant to me, and my experience of the world and the universe. Of course I say this from a point of almost total ignorance about Buddha and all the prophets, saints, seers, and teachers who speak to us about how we might better live and be in the world. But still, I say it, feel it, believe it.

Chris Burden A, Sr

Another seminal art moment in my life: September 2, 1973. I was seven years old and visiting my grandparents in Cooperstown, NY. My Grandfather was reading a profile about Chris Burden in the Sunday New York Times. In the profile, there was a photo of the piece 'Shoot' where Burden had himself shot in the arm by a friend with a 22 in front of 12 people. I could not believe it. I was bewildered at the madness of it, and the fact that this was called 'art' The insanity and horror of this act filled me with questions about life, actions, work, performances, and art - questions I've never really answered and never stopped asking either. While 'Shoot' may have been the violent excess of a young man looking to make his mark on the world, Burden himself was no one shot wonder. His work continues to impress me to this day.

Joseph Campbell E, St, W

Joseph Campbell studied all the world's myths to find the common threads - the teachings about our journey through life and the challenges we face that all peoples seem to share regardless of birthplace or culture. This core common knowledge is a profound and rich resource that he took evident joy in sharing with all of us. I may not have found my bliss yet, but when I do, part of my gratitude will go to Joseph Campbell for reassuring me that it is out there if I just keep looking.

John Cassavetes Fm, St

Despite studying film history in college, I didn't know Cassavetes films until Samoa introduced them to many years later. His films, and the characters in them, are the most real and the most true I have ever seen in fictional films. Seeing his work for the first time was electrifying and mind blowing. There are things I know about how the world works, and how people are that I never would have really seen without Cassavetes.

Nick Cave A, D, E, Sr St

Nick Cave is a dancer, performance artist, and sculptor. His 'Sound Suit' costumes bring the ritual, magic, and power of traditional and primitive African dance costumes into a contemporary context, and in doing so, suggest, to me at least, that costume dance and ritual are still a vital conduit to both the deepest corners of our psyche, and a means to explore our relationship to the universe at large.

Roz Chast A, H, St

Roz Chast is a cartoonist whose work most commonly appears in the New Yorker magazine. All I can say is that more than any other cartoonist, her work nails me. She sees through all my insecurities, foibles, absurd defense mechanisms, preposterous justifications and silly thinking, and makes me laugh out loud at how ridiculous I am.

Alice Coltrane M, T

Alice Coltrane was a jazz harpist, devotee of Vedantic philosophy, and wife of John Coltrane. Her music, which mixes jazz harp with indian and eastern music traditions is mystical and profound. More and more I am devoted to music that imparts spiritual sustenance for the soul along with sounds for the ear, and her music is among the finest I know in this regard. If you do not know her work, start with 'Journey to Satchidananda'.

Joseph Cornell A, Sr

Joseph Cornell built little wood boxes that opened windows to other worlds of dreams and memories and longing. His work is enormously influential, and particularly so for me, although not without some ambivalence. I think in moments of dreamy reveries that we are kindred spirits - and I suppose this is both comforting and a little disturbing. Still, his work was an encouragement and an imperative to me, and I'm grateful to have seen so much of it first hand.

R. Crumb A, H, M, St

I've enjoyed R. Crumb's work since I was a little kid, and the 'Keep on Trucking' t-shirts some kids wore were the coolest things around. Later, I got into his musical work with the Cheap Suit Serenaders, and later still was fascinated to learn more about this iconic artist from Terry Zwigoff's documentary Crumb. These days I am back to just enjoying his comics, and appreciating, more than ever, his tremendous skills as a draftsman.

Henry Darger A, Pr, St, T, W

Henry Darger's artworks, seen in person, are some of the most profound, beautiful, and moving works of art I have ever seen - and not for the ostensible content which is notoriously strange, shocking and disturbing, but for the incredibly orchestrated compositions which swoop armies of figures, colors, and forms back and forth across long horizontal scrolls in complex fugues that are as perfectly balanced and uniquely imperfect as nature herself.

Larry David H, St, W

Fear is one of my greatest enemies. Fear of looking ridiculous, of making a fool of myself somehow, of being an ass. Fear of unnecessarily bring a mortifying moment into my life. Larry David is a wonderful foil to these fears. His motto might as well be, 'Embrace the Cringe'. And by embracing it, and embracing it with intelligence and fearlessness, he's given me endless laughs, and sometimes the courage to Embrace my Own Cringe.

Democritus E, P, Ph, Sc, W

Democritus was an ancient Greek philosopher who helped to develop the idea that the material world was formed from atoms. For this and other work in a variety of fields of scientific pursuit some have given him the title of 'Father of Modern Science'. To me, he represents my love of science, and, paradoxically, my sense that much of what science proves originates as much as matters of intuition and faith as of rationality and fact.

T.S. Eliot W

My mother used to quote The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock at sunset - 'When the evening is spread out against the sky / Like a patient etherised upon a table'. In high school I recited 'The Hollow Men' in forensics competitions. These simple and almost frugal inoculations from Eliot's sharp pen have since grown into a lifetime appreciation for the beauty, truth, power and influence of poetry.

Terunobu Fujimori A, Sr

Terunobu Fujimori is a Japanese architect whose buildings seem to straddle the border between our world, and the more fantastical one that lives in our imagination. His crooked teahouse that balance precariously on stilt like tree legs seem like something conjured up by a marvelous children's book writer, and yet they also have an elegance, sophistication, and harmony with nature that brings them fully into the adult sphere... They are architectural spaces that ignite our capacity for dreaming.

Joe Frank A, Mm, St, T, W

Joe Frank is one of my all time heroes. He uses the medium of radio to make radical radio dramas. I remember the first time I heard his work and the best way to describe my response is that it was some mixture of how it must have felt to hear Jimi Hendrix for the first time crossed with how the original listeners of HG Wells 'War of the Worlds' must have felt. Bizarre, unreal, revolutionary and maybe even a little scary all at once. His works mix the real, with the fantastic, with the mundane, and the surreal to create the most richest and most unique body of compelling stories that I have encountered in any medium. To those who do not know his work, I strongly encourage a visit to joefrank.com where you can sample some of his stories and find out the times his work is played on public radio stations.

Ira Glass A, Mm, St

Ira Glass is the man behind the popular 'This American Life' radio series. The show brings the power and strength of traditional storytelling to the specificities and unique arrangements of our modern life, and it does so with great sensitivity and impeccable standards. I have been listening for years and in all that time I don't think he's delivered a single show that made me feel I had wasted my time listening. The entertaining shows are charming, the poignant shows touching, and the informative shows really teach you something.

Philip Glass A, M, Mm

Philip Glass music unfolds organically in arpeggios that grow, extend, circle back, wind down, and start again. It is music that is both strictly patterned, and yet exceeds the bounds of all patterns. I think there is something of a universal truth about growth and life being revealed in the structure of his music.

Andy Goldsworthy A, Pg, Sr, T

When you were a kid did you ever dig around in the dirt, making holes and little structures out of twigs and leaves? Or build canals in the creek? I did, and these activities form some of my happiest memories of childhood. Andy Goldsworthy has taken the joy of this sort of play and made it into (literally) groundbreaking artistic works that explore man's relationship to nature, the ephemerality of all things, and the innate beauty of life in balance. And he does it all with no more than the natural materials on hand in the environments in which he begins to make art. For me, his work represents one of the most pure and authentic expressions of creativity that I have ever seen, and a model for any creative endeavour in intent, process, and result.

Ernst Haeckel A, E, P, Ph, Sc,W

Ernest Haeckel is a good representative of a type of person that I greatly admire - the artist scientist. As a scientist he discovered, named and classified thousands of species. His work in biology was foundational and fundamental to many subsequent advances. But what is most exciting to me are the insanely detailed and glorious drawings he made of his discoveries. In their compositional organization (based on scientific principles he believed in), and the brilliant, almost glowing way they are rendered, they are some of the most blindingly beautiful expressions of mystical revelation that I know.

Daniel Higgs A, M, T, W

Alice first introduced me to the work of her dear friend Daniel Higgs several years ago, and as I have slowly learned more about his work with Lungfish, and his solo work under his own name, my respect and appreciation has grown and grown to the point where I now can't help but view him as something of a mystic or at the least an honorable and generous citizen of Old Weird America. He's influenced me in terms of the way that I understand music, how I listen to music, and how I see my own contribution to our musical world. Here's a direct link to a wonderful interview with Daniel - a great introduction to the man and some of his work.

Matthew Haughey O

Matt is the founder of metafilter and associated websites (like ask metafilter). His websites consume a great deal of my time because the content, linked to by the community, commented on by the community, and generated by the community is consistently fascinating and compelling. As the name suggests, it's a filter with the stated goal of pointing users to 'the best of the web'. Using both community and administrator moderation it achieves and exceeds its goal on a regular enough basis that it's difficult for me to imagine the web without it.

Carl Jung E, Ph, Sc,St, W

I was introduced to Carl Jung's book 'Man and His Symbols' in college, and it was one of those encounters with ideas that change you forever. His concepts of archetypes, individuation, synchronicity, and collective unconcious are powerful ideas that still animate the way that I see and understand my fellow beings and the shared paths we travel through life.

Maira Kalman A, Pr, St

Maira Kalman's illustrated essays on life and history for the New York Times are pitch perfect mixtures of whimsy, naivete, sophistication, and poignancy that seem to get right to the heart of some very deep and complex matters. This kind of work is real high wire act, and she never seems to lose her confidence or balance.

Charlie Kaufman A, Fm, Ph, St, W

Charlie Kaufman is a screenwriter, director and musician, and the creative genius behind three of my top ten movies of all time - Synecdoche, which he wrote and directed, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Being John Malkevich which he wrote. I think I respond to his work so forcefully because his films seem to express a feeling I have that absurdity is a fundamental characteristic, and maybe even a force in the world, like gravity. Charlie Kaufman is brilliant at honing in on an absurd idea in an otherwise rational world, like the idea of an organization that has literally found a way to get inside someone else's head, and then he fights for these ideas the way one fights for one's most cherished beliefs. Everything about his movies are as grounded and rational and sensible as one could imagine - except for the essential idea, which is utterly insane and mad. And I think that is where the power of his movies are generated - that a lot of the madness and suffering of the real world we live in are the consequences of rational actors and interactions that are utterly absurd at their center.

Imp Kerr Ar, A, Mm, Ph, St, W

Imp Kerr is a mystery wrapped inside an enimga, but an inspiration all the same. She has an important role or roles (founder? contributor? designer? advisor?) with the New Shelton wet/dry, my favorite internet anthologizing website. But Imp is here less for that than for her facebook page which redefine the form and possibilities of the social media medium in a way that I find both fascinating and excellent. Poetic, beautiful short stories as status updates, artful verbal dives from the very high to the very low, reflections on philosophy, science, art, crass asides, sharp insights, etc. When Imp's light dazzles it shines bright. (I think she said it better herself in one of her updates). Her work here proves venue doesn't matter. A poet is a poet wherever they put words together. Who is Imp Kerr? What is she? Who knows? Who cares? An Impful life is much better than an Impless one.

Martin Luther King, Jr. E, Ph, T, W

His speeches go into my head, and then take some special turbocharged trip from mind straight into my heart. I am grateful to live in a country where his works are celebrated and people still fight passionately to make his dream a reality.

Jack Kornfield E, St, T, W

Jack Kornfield is a Buddhist teacher and lecturer. I first heard him speak through excerpts of his lectures that were mixed in to Joe Frank's radio dramas. Kornfield is funny, down to earth, and offers a form of spiritual teaching that is both wise and reasonable.

Haruki Murakami St, W

Murakami's novels often start quietly - cooking pasta, or ironing shirts and yet even these mundane activities slowly start to intrigue you as Murakami describes them. Before you know it you are under his spell and you fall from normalcy into a deep well of dreams, ambiguities, mysteries, and otherworldly connections and passages. I love his work for the easy and friendly way he ushers me into his world, and even more for the odd and lingering effect his world has on mine long after I finish one of his books.

J. Robert Oppenheimer E, Sc

Upon seeing the succesful test of the first atomic weapon Oppenheimer said that he thought of this line from the Bhagavad-Gita 'Now I have become Death, the destroyer of worlds.' There seems to be something very profound and important in the idea that at that apex of western rational scientific achievement one should turn to Eastern spiritualism to express one's feelings. In that moment, and others during his complicated life, Oppenheimer embodies the inevitable moral dilemmas and philosophical questions that must accompany the vast powers man has gained through advanced science.

Eliane Radigue M, T

I was visiting my friend Alice in Oakland, and she took me to an amazing little record and magazine shop in her neighborhood called Issues. I told one of the owners of Issues, Joe Colley, that I was getting into drone music, and he said that I had to own 'Trilogie de la Mort' by Eliane Radigue, a French electronic music composer. I'm very grateful for his recommendation. This hypnotic work, like others in her ouvre is based on her study of Tibetan Buddhism. It's music that is slow, beautiful, profound, and deeply moving and spiritual. It may not be the same as going to church or temple but listening to her music is one way I reach for the divine.

Malick Sidibé A, Pg

Malick Sidibé is a Malian photographer who created a phenomenal series of photographs of the stylish culture of Bamako, Mali's capital city, in the 1960's and 1970's. Mostly portraits, these photographs are simple, graphic, joyful, and completely unique. There are so many cultures and worlds out there - it is rewarding and humbling to catch a glimpse of one you have never seen or even imagined that can so easily and powerfully enlarge your own.

J. D. Salinger St, W

Flattery will get you everywhere. J.D. Salinger's books talk to you like you are wise to the game just as they are, that you appreciate and understand the true seers and mystics just as they do, that you are just about as smart and just about as jaded as they are. And maybe you are. And maybe that isn't saying all that much. All I know is that his books have been long time friends, and I enjoy them everytime I pick them up, even if has been years. I'll be grateful if I ever learn to write so easily and charmingly to an unseen audience of my own.

David Shrigley A, H, St, W

David Shrigley is a fine artist who has made humor an intrinsic part of his artworks. His artworks have a simple, naive style that disarms you just enough to let the humor hit its mark every time. What I really love about his art and his humor is that it points out the commonalities between both - That art and humor can allow you to see the the world, or a simple truth about the world, in a new way.

Sarah Sze A, Sr

Sarah Sze is a sculptor who uses the most prosaic materials imaginable to fashion the most extraordinary and complex assemblages. Toothpaste caps, plastic bottles, plastic tubes, rulers, matchbook-size pieces of wood, lightbulbs, fans, photographs and wood clamps are connected in such a way that the final result is complex not chaotic, dynamic, yet in balance and strikingly beautiful despite the ordinary and utilitarian materials. It's an inspiring creative alchemy.

Krista Tippet E, Mm, St, W

Krista Tippet is the host of NPR's 'Being' radio show. This show interviews our contemporary seers, mystics and religious women and men to gain their perspective both on their own religions, and on some of the important moral, ethical, and philosophical issues of our day. In country where religion is used again and again to polarize us, her voice is a welcome and intelligent effort to find commonalities, build bridges, and understand the differences between people of different faith traditions.

Adrian Tomine A, St, W

Adrian Tomine is a cartoonist and illustrator best known for his Optic Nerve comic series, and illustrations and covers that he has created for The New Yorker Magazine. He has my love and respect for mostly one reason - his drawings have the most beautiful and expressive line work of any artist I know. His lines model complex forms and gestures and expressions in a manner that is succinct, accurate to reality, and moving. I celebrate his lines for their economy and their beauty.

Cy Twombly A, Pr, Sr

Cy Twombly is the artist whose work seems almost designed to provoke the tired cliché, 'My four old could do this!' It's abstract and chaotic and obsessive looping swirling lines and mark making. Some of it really does look like a child could do it. On the other hand, if one can get past the clichés, if somehow one's encounter with the work all of a sudden turns from passive to active and the energies start flowing between art and viewer, well, then, there is no artist more richly rewarding. For if this happens, and I don't neccessarily know why or how it should, all of a sudden these crazy lines and scrawly marks seem like the universe and life itself.

Andy Warhol A, Mm, Pr, St

I enjoy and admire Andy Warhol's art from his early monoprints as an illustrator right through to his final self-portraits. I admire his work ethic, his curatorial eye (and ear), and perhaps most of all I admire the collaborative approach that was so central to his practice. A good example of this are the paintings he and Basquiat created together on shared canvas. Andy's contributions to these artworks seem almost humble given his stature and more designed to kindle Basquiat's mad energies than define or assert his own. And it's this view of Andy I hold in mind - one who created a great deal of amazing work on his own, but perhaps more importantly sparked creative fires in so many others.

Alan Watts E, Ph, St, T, W

Alan Watts is an all time hero to me. He was a philosopher and educator who spent much of his life writing and teaching the tenets of Asian Philosophies to a Western / mostly American audience. His recorded lectures, mostly made between the late 1950's and early 1970's are consistently witty, erudite, and empathetic. I first started listening to his work when it was rebroadcast on WFMU radio back in the early 1990's, and still listen regularly for the tremendous sustenance and joy his teachings continue to give me.

Robert Anton Wilson St, T, W

When we were growing up we used to take family vacations to Telluride, CO, where my father had purchased a small mining cabin back when he worked in the area as a geologist. At the time (late 1970's), and in the summer, Telluride was still a hippy town, and its bookstore reflected the demographics. For example, I first came across Ram Dass's proto Eckhart Tollean book, 'Remember Be Here Now' in Telluride's bookstore. But much more influential than Ram Dass's work was the 1978 paperback edition of 'Cosmic Trigger, The Final Secret of the Illuminati' that I purchased at that bookstore. I was 12 years old, and I devoured it. Whatever worldview I had formed in my young mind by that time was pushed and pulled by RAW's book which suggested that our ways of seeing the world and the truth, are just that - ways. Some have greater advantages than others for specific tasks in the world, but none are the thing itself, what Huxley calls 'absolute reality'. In college, this book re-surfaced with some dark associations, and now it's just a book, but one that has played a key role in my life.

Joshua Zucker A, Mm, T

I have always loved an eclectic mix of music and sounds, but for most of my life these eclectic songs and sounds came to me in more or less haphazard fashion - basically whatever was on the independent radio station on any given day. And while a song might touch me in a profound way, I never really questioned it - emotional connections were just something music did. In recent years, I've come to see that music can have a much greater and more important role. I now believe in music as sacrament - an expression and transmission of the energies of the universe. To the degree that it is as I see it is, it's also perhaps the most important sacrament in my generally secular life. When you start to engage with music this way, I think you are naturally inclined to seek music that resonates with this philosophy - music that is off the beaten track. Searching. Pure sound. Drones. Primitive. Ritualistic. Mysterious. Sublime. Beautiful. Inexplicable. And if this is what you are looking for, there is no better place to find communion and bliss than the archived podcasts of Joshua Zucker's Roadside Picnic. I view his podcasts as a graduate level education in transcendent music and I cannot recommend them enough.

Organizations

The Art Students League of New York E, O

Art Students League is an inexpensive NY art school where you can enroll in classes on a month to month as needed basis (they have degree programs as well). They have been around since 1875, and are famous for their notable faculty and students who include people like Norman Rockwell, Georgia O'Keefe, Robert Rauschenberg, Mark Rothko, and many, many more. When I decided to get serious about my art education I took tons of drawing classes there, and they were fantastic. Probably the best learning environment I have ever experienced. The Art Student League is not about learning art movements or theory. It is about practice, i.e., you learn to draw by drawing for hours under an instructor's tutelage, and amidst students of different skill levels who also help to show you what can work. It's an amazing place.

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden E, O

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is one of New York City's most beautiful spots. I used to go there after work on late spring days, ususally with a camera, and it was remarkable how quickly the environment would dissolve the stress and crazyness of the work day and I would find myself completely engrossed in the smells, sounds, and stunning visual beauty before me. It is a sacred and therapeutic place for me.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art E, O

The best art museum I have ever been to, and one designed to reward repeated visits. Their permanent collection is astonishing, vast, and rotates surprisingly frequently. Their special exhibitions bring the best from around the world. It is an enormous place with lots of quiet and less frequented areas to explore. You don't have to pay more than a nickel to get in. Their cafeterias have reasonably priced good food to sustain you on longer visits. If you register at the desk you can use a tripod on some days of the week to take detailed photos of the artwork in the permanent collection. The Met is everything an art museum should be, and is the New York City attraction where you are most likely to find me.

The Museum of Modern Art E, O

The architecture of their new space is gorgeous, their permanent collection is phenomenal, and they have some amazing special exhibitions. It's a perfect size - you can hit most of the rotating exhibits in the museum in one day without completely exhausting yourself. Some of my most heartfelt and even life changing experiences with art have been in MOMA's galleries. My only reservation about MOMA is that tickets and auxilliary services are expensive.

The New Yorker E, O

I used to be a magazine junkie, subscribing to news stands worth of magazines. Much of the content I used to enjoy in magazine form is now available on the web, but the New Yorker is one magazine still worth getting in the US mail no matter where you live. Consistently fascinating journalism, powerful short stories, and of course, the cartoons. It's the best education you can get on contemporary American and global culture for around $40.00/year. You just have to read it.

New York Foundation for the Arts E, O

This is the best professional resource for artists in New York City. Job listings, calls for exhibitions or proposals, and a number of other educational resources and grant opportunities.

Silver Hill Atelier E, O

I worked with SHA and associated companies for many years. SHA is a company that makes custom 2D and 3D art for hospitality and residential clients. The experiences of helping to make unique art features for architects and designers under the crucible of intense time and budgetary constraints was consistently challenging and rewarding. Those experiences, and the artists and designers I met there were invaluable, life changing, and key to my embracing the arts as a lifetime vocation.

The Velvet Underground M, O, St

The word 'seminal' comes from the Latin seminalis meaning semen or seed. In other words, the work of a seminal artist has all the seeds for later development. If I trace back the music that I most enjoy, it almost all leads to The Velvet Underground and the different ways they found to create music. (The roots of their music is another story.) Some of their music still sounds cutting edge to me today. So as far as my taste in music goes, The Velvet Underground are the seminal artists.

UbuWeb E, O

UbuWeb is an amazing web resource for avante garde and artist made film, video, and audio recordings. If I am ever feeling bored or depressed I just click over to UbuWeb for a shot ethnopoetics and a chaser of obscure field recordings. It's like a MOMA level art museum that you can fully access from the comfort of home. Amazing site.

WFMU E, O

I've been listening to WFMU regularly since 1991, and I'm convinced it's the best radio on earth. WFMU is the most eclectic, the most rare, the most excellent, the most obscure, the most eccentric, the most consistently interesting music radio that I have ever heard. It also happily has a fantastic web presence with the opportunity to listen to any show you missed at least for a week after it's original air date, and sometimes longer. Check out my sound connections pages for more info on some of my favorite DJs.

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*This is a 'list in progress' and weighted towards those who have a web presence, a shortcoming particularly noticeable with friends and family that would of course otherwise be included above. If you have a website and I have left you off my list, let me know, and I will add you in asap.

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