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Pleasures

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Songs / Albums

•“Flowers In the Window” - Travis

“A Funky Space Reincarnation” - Marvin Gaye

•“Taken In” - Mike + The Mechanics

•“She’s the One” - World Party

•“Wide-Eyed and Legless” - Andy Fairweather-Low

•“Silver Springs” - Fleetwood Mac

•“Magnet and Steel” - Walter Egan

•“My Love Is Alive” - Gary Wright

•“Mushaboom” - Feist

•“Beautiful Child” - Rufus Wainwright

•“Lost In the Paradise” - Caetano Veloso

•“Strange Magic” - Electric Light Orchestra

•“Cry” - Waterfront

•“Any Major Dude” - Steely Dan

•“Best I Ever Had (Grey Sky Morning)” - The Verve Pipe

•“Tupelo Honey” - Van Morrison

•“Party To Damascus” - Wyclef Jean

•“Can We Still Be Friends” - Todd Rundgren

•“I Saw the Light” - Todd Rundgren

•“Moonlight Feels Right” - Starbuck

•“Possession” - Sarah McLachlan

•“Earthbound” - Rodney Crowell

•“Steal Away” - Robbie Dupree

•“I’m In” - Radney Foster

•“Old Man” - Neil Young

•“The Lady Wants to Know” - Michael Franks

•“Baby Don’t Get Hooked On Me” - Mac Davis

•“How Sweet” - Leona Naess

•“Fallin’” - LeBlanc & Carr

•“Hey Hey What Can I Do” - Led Zeppelin

•“Bedshaped” - Keane

•“Everybody Here Wants You” - Jeff Buckley

•“Miracles” - Jefferson Starship

•“All I Need” - Jack Wagner

•“Talk It Over” - Grayson Hugh

•“You’ve Got Me Runnin’” - Gene Cotton

•“Hypnotized” - Fleetwood Mac

•“Oh Well” - Fleetwood Mac

•“Can’t Get It Out Of My Head” - Electric Light Orchestra

•“Paul Bowles” - db leonard

•“Don’t Give Up On Us, Baby” - David Soul

•“Couldn’t Get It Right” - Climax Blues Band

•“Dreaming” - Cliff Richard

•“Fool (If You Think It’s Over)” - Chris Rea

•“Beginnings” - Chicago

•“I Don’t Mind At All” - Bourgeois Tagg

•“Heart Of Mine” - Boz Scaggs

•“Use Me” - Bill Withers

•“Nights On Broadway” - Bee Gees

•“Isn’t It Time” - The Babys

•“You Can Do Magic” - America

•“Eye In the Sky” - The Alan Parsons Project

•“Little Green Apples” - Roger Miller

•“Chet Baker’s Unsung Swan Song” - David Wilcox

•“On Discovering a Missing Person” - Danny O’Keefe

•“MacArthur Park” - Glen Campbell’s version

•“Waiting On Your Love” - Toto

•“Whole Lotta Love” - Led Zeppelin

•“Gatekeeper” - Feist

•“Immigrant Song” - Led Zeppelin

•“Talk It Over” - Grayson Hugh

•“The Ocean” - Led Zeppelin

•“Make Love Stay” - Dan Fogelberg

•“Long, Cool Woman In A Black Dress” - The Hollies

•“Wild Horses” - Rolling Stones

•“Limit To Your Love” - Feist

•“A Thousand Kisses Deep” - Leonard Cohen

•“Hard To Say” - Dan Fogelberg

•“All I Need” - Jack Wagner

•“Running In the Family” - Level 42

•“Not Enough Love In the World” - Don Henley

•“Halleluja” - Leonard Cohen

•“You Are the Sunshine of My Life” - Stevie Wonder

•“And So It Goes” - Billy Joel

•“I Saw Her Again” - The Mamas & The Papas

•“Please Come To Boston” - Dave Loggins

•“The Air That I Breathe” - The Hollies

•“Never My Love” - The Association

•“I’m Not Gonna Let It Bother Me Tonight” - Atlanta Rhythm Section

•“Too Much Heaven” - Bee Gees

•“Landed” - Ben Folds

•“Flowers” - Billy Yates

•“Open Up My Window” - Christopher Cross

•“Think Of Laura” - Christopher Cross

•“Got a Hold On Me” - Christine McVie

•“Wysteria” - Dan Fogelberg

•“Drops Of Jupiter” - Train

•“Always On My Mind” - Willie Nelson

•“Lowdown” - Chicago

•“Silent Running” - Mike + The Mechanics

•“What Is And What Should Never Be” - Led Zeppelin

•“Just the Way You Are” -Billy Joel

•“Lovely Day” - Bill Withers

•“Two Of Us” - The Beatles

•“I’m Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby” - Barry White

•“God Only Knows” - The Beach Boys

•“Take Me Down” - Alabama

•“Making Love Out Of Nothing At All” - Air Supply

•“Moonlighting (Theme)” - Al Jarreau

•“Solsbury Hill” - Peter Gabriel

•“Overjoyed” - Stevie Wonder

•“Second Avenue” - Tim Moore

•“Can We Still Be Friends” - Todd Rundgren

•“The Waiting” - Tom Petty

•“If I Needed You” - Emmylou Harris and Don Williams

•“Pancho and Lefty” - Townes Van Zandt

•“Into the Mystic” - Van Morrison

•“Let’s Stay Together” - Al Green

•“Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)” - Marvin Gaye

•“Close To You” - Maxi Priest

•“Just When I Needed You Most” - Randy VanWarmer

•“It’s Always Somethin’” - Joe Diffie

•“Held” - Natalie Grant

•“Smile” - Lily Allen

•“Reminiscing” - Little River Band

•“I Need You” - George Harrison

•“Maybe I’m Amazed” - The Beatles

•“Something” - The Beatles

•“Cream” - Prince

•“Nobody Wins” - Radney Foster

•“It Was Almost Like a Song” - Ronnie Milsap

•“Past the Point of Rescue” - Hal Ketchum

•“What Do I Know” - Ricochet

•“Party To Damascus” - Wyclef Jean and Missy Elliot

•“We May Never Pass This Way (Again)” - Seals and Crofts

•“1979” - Smashing Pumpkins

•“Leave Him Out of This” - Steve Wariner

•“For the Good Times” - Ray Price

•“Without Love” - Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams

•“Smooth Sailin’” - T.G. Sheppard

•“The Logical Song” - Supertramp

•“Burning Heart” - Survivor

•“It’s Sad To Belong” - England Dan & John Ford Coley

•“The Grand Tour” - George Jones

•“Things Can Only Get Better” - Howard Jones

•“All I Need Is a Miracle” - Mike + The Mechanics

•“Bron Yr Awr Stomp” - Led Zeppelin

•“Norwegian Wood” - The Beatles

•“Try And Love Again” - The Eagles

•“Sister Golden Hair” - America

•“You’re the Only Woman” - Ambrosia

•“Ready Or Not” - After 7

•“Lost In Love” - Air Supply

•“(Our Love) Don’t Throw It All Away” - Andy Gibb

•“Undercover Angel” - Alan O’Day

•“Lonely Boy” - Andrew Gold

•“Philadelphia” - Neil Young

•“Don’t Let It Bring Down” - Neil Young

•“Day After Day” - Badfinger

•“New Morning” - Bob Dylan

•“Honey” - Bobby Goldsboro

•“Miss Sun” - Boz Scaggs

•“Strawberry Letter 23” - Brothers Johnson

•“Every Little Kiss” - Bruce Hornsby

•“You’re So Vain” - Carly Simon

•“Loving You’s the Right the To Do” - Carly Simon

•“Love of My Life” - Carly Simon

•“We Just Disagree” - Dave Mason

•“Crush” - Dave Matthews Band

•“Meet In the Middle” - Diamond Rio

•“You’re Gone” - Diamond Rio

•“Islands In the Stream” - Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers

•“Damn It, Rose” - Don Henley

•“Not Enough Love In the World” - Don Henley

•“We’ve Got a Good Fire Goin’” - Don Williams

•“What a Fool Believes” - The Doobie Brothers

•“Strange Way” - Firefall

•“Crazy Over You” - Foster and Lloyd

•“Alone Again (Naturally)” - Gilbert O’Sullivan

•“Moody Girl” - Frank Stallone

•“Shannon” - Henry Gross

•“Busted” - Ron Isley

•“Contagious” - The Isley Brothers

•“Amos Moses” - Jerry Reed

•“He’ll Have To Go” - Jim Reeves

•“I Wish Lunch Could Last Forever” - Jimmy Buffett

•“Annie’s Song” - John Denver

•“Prisoner of Hope” - Johnny Lee

•“Summer Rain” - Johnny Rivers

•“This Woman’s Work” - Kate Bush

•“I’m Easy” - Keith Carradine

•“What Are We Doin’ In Love” - Kenny Rogers and Dottie West

•“Dancing In the Moonlight” - King Harvest

•“Probably Wouldn’t Be This Way” - LeAnn Rimes

•“You Make Me Feel Like Dancing” - Leo Sayer

•“Me and You and a Dog Named Boo” - Lobo

•“Stealing Kisses” - Lori McKenna

•“You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine” - Lou Rawls

•“Some People’s Lives” - Michael Johnson

•“Give Me Wings” - Michael Johnson

•“I Will Whisper Your Name” - Michael Johnson

•“I’m Gonna Miss You, Girl” - Michael Martin Murphy

•“No Myth” - Michael Penn

•“Hush” - Deep Purple

•“Early to Bed” - Morphine

•“All the Young Dudes” - Mott the Hoople

•“I Am…I Said” - Neil Diamond

•“Sweet Life” - Paul Davis

•“One Good Woman” - Peter Cetera

•“Crazy Love” - Poco

•“Poetry Man” - Phoebe Snow

•“After All This Time” - Rodney Crowell

“I Want To Go Somewhere” - Keith Stegall

“Pretty Lady” - Keith Stegall

•“The Seed” - The Roots

•“Sweet Thing” - Chaka Khan

•“Bible Song” - Sara Evans

•“Coal Mine” - Sara Evans

•“All These Years” - Sawyer Brown

•“True” - Spandau Ballet

•“The One Who Loves You” - Glenn Frey

•“One Friend Left” - Dan Seals

•“Sail Away” - Oak Ridge Boys

•“I’ll Go To My Grave Loving You” - Statler Brothers

•“On and On” - Stephen Bishop

•“Romeo’s Tune” - Steve Forbert

•“Foolish Heart” - Steve Perry

•“The Weekend” - Steve Wariner

•“Sir Duke” - Stevie Wonder

•“It’s Raining Again” - Supertramp

•“Finally” - T.G. Sheppard

•“Woke Up This Morning” - A3

•“In My Life” - The Beatles

•“Can’t Be really Gone” - Tim McGraw

•“Please Remember Me” - Rodney Crowell

•“Perfect Day” - Lou Reed

•“What Mattered Most” - Ty Herndon

•“Crazy Love” - Van Morrison

•“Red-Eyed and Blue” - Wilco

•“Mayor of Simpleton” - XTC

•“Her Town Too” - James Taylor

•“Fishin’ In the Dark” - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

•“Old Tennessee” - Dan Fogelberg

•‘A Very Special Love Song” - Charlie Rich

•“In My Secret Life” - Leonard Cohen

•“Tonight Will Be Fine” - Teddy Thompson’s version

•“Hey There Delilah” - Plain White T’s

•“The Last Nail” - Dan Fogelberg

•“Everybody Likes Something Good” - Ify Jerry Crusade

•“Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters” - Elton John

•“Two” - Ryan Adams

•“I Feel It All” - Feist

•“Shambala” - Three Dog Night

•“Lullaby” - Dixie Chicks

•“Let’s Get Lost” - Chet Baker

•“Naked As We Came” - Iron & WIne

•“Year of the Cat” - Al Stewart

•“April Fools” - Rufus Wainwright

•“14th Street” - Rufus Wainwright

  Stories / Books / Poems

•Gravity’s Rainbow - Thomas Pynchon

•Paradise - Donald Barthelme

•Revolutionary Road - Richard Yates

•The Book On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Really Are - Alan Watts

•Ina May’s Guide To Childbirth - Ina May Gaskin

•Spiritual Midwifery - Ina May Gaskin

•Ulysses - James Joyce

•A Portrait of An Artist As a Young Man - James Joyce

•The Instruction - Ainslie McLeod

•Bad Mother - Ayelet Waldman

•Women & Love - Mira Kirshenbaum

•Mating In Captivity: Reconciling the Erotic and the Domestic - Esther Perel

•Rapture - Susan Minot

•Written On the Body - Jeanette Winterson

•Stigmata: Escaping Texts - Helene Cixous

•Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity - Judith Butler

•Revolution From Within - Gloria Steinem

•Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions - Gloria Steinem

•Inside Ms.: 25 Years of the Magazine and the Feminist Movement - Mary Thom

•Birthing From Within - Pam England

• The Resilience Factor: 7 Keys To Finding Your Inner Strength and Overcoming Life’s Hurdles - Karen Reivich and Andrew Shatte

•Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates - Tom Robbins

•Still Life With Woodpecker - Tom Robbins

•Jitterbug Perfume Tom Robbins

•Authentic Happiness - Martin Seligman

•An Unfortunate Woman - Richard Brautigan

•The Abortion - Richard Brautigan

•Bad Behavior - Mary Gaitskill

•“The Cemetery Where Al Jolson Is Buried” - Amy Hempel

•The Good Soldier - Ford Madox Ford

•The Unimaginable Life - Kenny and Julia Loggins

•Head of a Sad Angel - Alfred Chester

•My Sister’s Hand In Mine - Jane Bowles

•An Amateur’s Guide To the Night - Mary Robison

•Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov

•60 Stories - Donald Barthelme

•40 Stories - Donald Barthelme

•Pricksongs and Descants - Robert Coover

•Because They Wanted To - Mary Gaitskill

•Half the Sky - Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

•Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom - Christiane Northrup

•“Moriturus” - Edna St. Vincent Millay

•“The Dream” - Edna St. Vincent Millay

•“Interim” - Edna St. Vincent Millay

•“Song of Myself” - Walt Whitman

•Leaves of Grass - Walt Whitman

•“Old Cumberland Beggar” - William Wordsworth

•A Tragic Honesty: The Life and Work of Richard Yates - Blake Bailey

•Cheever: A Life - Blake Bailey

•Hiding Man: A Biography of Donald Barthelme - Tracy Daugherty

•Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay - Nancy Milford

•Manhood For Amateurs - Michael Chabon

•Beautiful Losers - Leonard Cohen

•The Hero With A Thousand Faces - Joseph Campbell

•The Secret History - Donna Tartt

•Will You Please Be Quiet, Please? - Raymond Carver

•“The Way We Live Now” - Susan Sontag

•“Not Really” - David Erlewine

•“Arroyo Vista” - Noria Jablonski

•“The Way You Live Now” - Gary Persecepe

•“Bullet In the Brain” - Tobias Wolff

•Beloved - Toni Morrison

•Drinking Coffee Elsewhere - ZZ Packer

•“Everything Is Fine” - Victoria Lancelotta

•“The Anniversary Trip” - Victoria Lancelotta

•“A Small Good Thing” - Raymond Carver

•Women and Museums - John Irving

•Meditations From a Moveable Chair - Andre Dubus II

•Adultery and Other Choices - Andre Dubus II

•“When Everyone Was Pregnant” - John Updike

•The Mommy Myth: the Idealization of Motherhood and How It Has Undermined All Women - Susan J. Douglas and Meredith W. Michaels

•Bright-Sided: How Positive Thinking Is Undermining America - Barbara Ehrenreich

•Nickel and Dimed - Barbara Ehrenreich

Last Child In the Woods - Richard Louv

The Nature Principle - Richard Louv

 

Shows / Movies

•Harold and Maude

•Somewhere In Time

•Revolutionary Road

•Henry & June

•DeLovely

•Love Actually

•Love, Liza

•Brüno

•Borat

•Saving Grace

•Departures

•Sideways

•The Squid and the Whale

•Sylvia

•The Hours

•Garden State

•Same Time, Next Year

•The Goodbye Girl

•Love Story

•Dear Zachary

•Russian Ark

•The Piano Teacher

•The Pianist

•thirtysomething

•The Office

•30 Rock

•Parks and Recreation

•Last Chance Harvey

•The Bicycle Thief

•Il Postino

•Amelie

•Life Is Beautiful

•Saved

•The Sheltering Sky

•Teen Mom

•Weeds

•The Sopranos

•Six Feet Under

•Mad Men

•Breaking Bad

•The Virgin Suicides

•Napoleon Dynamite

•Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

•Talladega Nights: The Legend of Ricky Bobby

•Blades of Glory

•Step Brothers

•Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

•Magnolia

•Fatal Vision

•Boogie Nights

•Memento

•Sicko

•Sick

•Anchorman

•Three’s Company

•Facts of Life

•Dallas

•Family Ties

•Extras

•Flight of the Conchords

•This Is Spinal Tap

•The Ruttles

•Fur

•Serendipity

•The Business of Being Born

•Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner

•Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf

•Lolita

•Penny Serenade

•It’s a Wonderful Life

•Good Times

•One Day At a Time

•Silver Spoons

•An Education

•Staying Alive

•Wonder Boys

•The End of the Affair

•To Sir With Love

•Savage Grace

•What Dreams May Come

•Doubt

•The Thornbirds

•Sleeping With the Enemy

•Shopgirl

•Valmont

•Sunshine Cleaning

•Mr. T and the Women

•One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

•King of the Hill

•The Simpsons

•Significant Others

•Dan In Real Life

•Juno

•Vision

•Milk

•Splendor In the Grass

•When Harry Met Sally

•The Sheltering Sky

•As Good As It Gets

•Little Miss Sunshine

•American Beauty

•Tom & Viv

•The Way We Were

•The Shining

•The Kids Are All Right

•In the Bedroom

•My Year Without Sex

•Louie

•It Might Get Loud

•The Song Remains the Same

•Extract

•Up

•Arrested Development

•Significant Others

•The Others

•Up In the Air

•Following Sean

•American Splendor

•Away We Go

•The Wedding Gift