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About Me

The obsession with running is really an obsession with the potential for more and more life. -George Sheehan

The purpose of education is to learn to die satiated with life. -Oscar Kwageley

Favorite Songs

Bowl of Oranges - Bright Eyes

Recoil - Ani DiFranco

Idioteque - Radiohead

Dandelion - Antje Duvekot

Casimir Pulaski Day - Sufjan Stevens

Please Don't Talk About Murder While I'm Eating - Ben Harper

Last Goodbye - Jeff Buckley

The Sporting Life - The Decemberists

Hey Mama - Kanye West

Olga's Birthday - Rose Polenzani

Favorite Artists

Andrew Bird

Kanye West

The Decemberists

Ani DiFranco

Sufjan Stevens

The Arcade Fire

Bright Eyes

Patty Griffin

Rose Polenzani

Ben Harper

Favorite Albums

The Swimming Hour - Andrew Bird

I Know About You - Ida

Come on Feel the Illinoise! - Sufjan Stevens

The Photo Album - Death Cab for Cutie

Picaresque - The Decemberists

Lifted, or the Story is in the Soil... - Bright Eyes

Heartbreaker - Ryan Adams

Garden State Soundtrack - Various Artists

XO - Elliott Smith

Out of Range - Ani DiFranco

Recent Concerts

Andrew Bird 9/3/08 Pritzker Pavilion

N.E.R.D./Big Brains 9/2/08 House of Blues

Ida 8/16/08 Schuba's

Feist 7/11/08 Ravinia Park

Mike Doughty's Band 6/20/08 Taste of Randolph Festival

Death Cab for Cutie/Rogue Wave 6/3/08 Pritzker Pavilion

Kanye West/Lupe Fiasco/N.E.R.D./Rihanna 5/24/08 United Center


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Moving On


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