1. John Lennon & Yoko Ono, "Merry Xmas (War is Over)"
2. Stoneground, "Looking for You"
3. The Crystals, The Best of The Crystals
4. Sally Timms & Jon Langford, Songs of False Hope and High Values
5. Grateful Dead, "Viola Lee Blues" & Cannon's Jug Stompers, "Viola Lee Blues"
6. Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions, at the doorway again
7. Lightning Hopkins, Texas Blues
8. The Beau Brummels, "Laugh, Laugh" and "Deep Water"
9. Various, O Brother, Where Art Thou?
10. "Billy Elliott" (the film) & T. Rex, Electric Warrior
11. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The Best of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
12. Rage Against the Machine, Renegades
13. Tom Waits, Mule Variations
List is a sampling of what Michael Goldberg has been reading, listening to or viewing lately.