1. Sally Timms & Jon Langford, Songs of False Hope and High Values
2. Grateful Dead, "Viola Lee Blues"
3. Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions, at the doorway again
4. Lightning Hopkins, Texas Blues
5. The Beau Brummels, "Laugh, Laugh" and "Deep Water"
6. Various, O Brother, Where Art Thou?
7. "Billy Elliott" (the film) & T. Rex, Electric Warrior
8. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The Best of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
9. Rage Against the Machine, Renegades
10. Tom Waits, Mule Variations
List is a sampling of what Michael Goldberg has been reading, listening to or viewing of late.