1. Josh Joplin Group, Useful Music advance
2. Ken Burns, "Jazz" PBS TV series
3. Badly Drawn Boy, The Hour of Bewilderbeast
4. The New Year, Newness Ends advance
5. Juliana Hatfield, Beautidul Creature
6. Death Cab For Cutie, Something About Airplanes
7. Last Forever, Trainfare Home
8. F. Scott Fitzgerald, "Tender Is The Night"
9. David Mamet, "State and Main"
10. Sally Timms, To The Land of Milk and Honey
11. Miles Davis, Jack Johnson
12. The Juliana Hatfield Three, Become What You Are
13. John Lennon & Yoko Ono, "Merry Xmas (War is Over)"
14. Stoneground, "Looking for You"
15. The Crystals, The Best of The Crystals
16. Sally Timms & Jon Langford, Songs of False Hope and High Values
17. Grateful Dead, "Viola Lee Blues" & Cannon's Jug Stompers, "Viola Lee Blues"
18. Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions, at the doorway again
List is a sampling of what Michael Goldberg has been reading, listening to or viewing lately.