Ok, here's how this works. Think of anywhere between three and five bands, books and movies that you like or think that people should be familiar with. Obscure or indie ones are preferred, although not required (in other words, most people have seen, say, Fight Club, so mentioning it probably won't benefit them even if you really liked the movie). Add your lists on top of the one(s) below, along with a link to your journal, and post it along with this text. Remember to use lj-cut if it gets too long.
Bands: Dar Williams, Voltaire, L'Âme Immortelle, Gaia Consort
Books: Nine Nations of North America by Joel Garreau, Design for Great Day by Alan Dean Foster and Eric Frank Russell, Visual Explanations by Edward R. Tufte, Temporary Agency by Rachel Pollack, Kali: the Black Goddess of Dakshineswar by Elizabeth U. Harding
Movies: Hammersmith is Out, The Adventures of Baron Münchausen, Kiki's Delivery Service, Wizard of Speed and Time
I will add links later when I have more time. I really wanted to list F for Fake as well as Finite and Infinite Games but someone else already had...
Bands: Phillip Glass, Deltron 3030, Nanci Griffith
Books: The Day the Universe Changed (James Burke, 1985), Linked: The New Science of Networks (Albert-László Barabási, 2002), The Butter Battle Book (Dr. Seuss, 1984)
Movies: The Last Supper (Stacy Title, 1995), Heavenly Creatures (Peter Jackson, 1994), Timecode (Mike Figgis, 2000)
Bands: Television, The Strapping Fieldhands, Granddaddy
Books: Dictionary of the Khazars by Milorad Pavic, What Painting Is by James Elkins, and The Tin Drum by G?nter Grass.
Movies: The Holy Mountain (Alejandro Jodorowsky), The Royal Tennenbaums (Wes Anderson), Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder).
Bands: Neutral Milk Hotel, Logic Bomb, Robert Pollard (any project/band he's been in or is currently in...)
Books: Nausea - John Paul Sartre, The Divine Invasion - Philip K. Dick, Meditations - Marcus Aurelius
Movies: The Usual Suspects, F is for Fake, Blue Velvet
Bands: Ozric Tentacles, Meshuggah, Mike Patton (any project/band he's been in or is currently in...)
Books: _Point of Impact_ by Stephen Hunter. _Killing Hope: U. S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II_ by William Blum, _American Tabloid_ by James Ellroy.
Movies: Midnight Express (Alan Parker, 1978), North by Northwest (Hitchcock, 1959), La Femme Nikita (Luc Besson, 1990)
Bands: Leonard Cohen, The The, Scraping Foetus Off the Wheel
Books: Prometheus Rising - Robert Anton Wilson, Choke - Chuck Pahlaniuk, Stranger in a Strange Land - Robert Heinlein
Movies: Donnie Darko, The Dark Backward, Sante Sangre
Bands: Goran Bregovic, Monks of Doom, Single Gun Theory
Books: _Finite and Infinite Games_ by James P. Carse, _48 Laws of Power_ by Robert Green, _The Televisionary Oracle_ by Rob Breszny
Movies: My Life As a Dog, Shawshank Redemption, El Topo
Bands: Sunny Day Real Estate, Tijuana Bibles, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Books: "The Legend of Ulenspiegel and Lamme Goedzak in Flanders and elsewhere" by Charles de Coster (1867), "Eternal Curse on the Reader of These Pages" by Manuel Puig (1982), "The Occult" by Colin Wilson (the latter is a great read whether you believe in the occult or not).
Movies: Waking Life (Richard Linklater, 2001), Boxing Helena (Jennifer Lynch, 1993), Dark City (Alex Proyas, 1998).