Hero – One of the most beautiful films I have ever had the pleasure to watch. The finest work from China’s Fifth Generation of filmmakers.
F44-876 – New York, Illinois – Is it metal? Is it punk? Is it post-rock? It’s a mystery. A beautiful, noise-filled mystery.
Imminent – The most technically and emotionally accomplished live electronic performance I’ve ever seen.
Coil – Except for this one. I wept.
Blacksmoke – The KLF is back, and they’re very, very pissed off. Also: They have guitars, and swear a lot. Come back, Bill Drummond. All is forgiven.
Kill Bill Volume 1 – How do you have such good taste, Mr. Tarantino? I think you’re a robot. From space.
Dark Carnival – Thank you, everyone, for making it what it was.
Tick Tock, Sean, Chris Tenn – Thank you for your words, your time, and your fraternity. I treasure the time we spent together, as brief as it may be.
Jösh, Vanessa, Suzanne, Rachel, Christo, Charles, Adam, and Adam. – Thank you for your friendship and love. You are my family, truly.
Leslie – Always you, now and forever. I have nothing, without you by my side. You have taught me more of beauty, truth, and love than I had dreamed possible in this world. I will never have enough words for what you’ve given me.
The Matrix 2/3 – Why? I mean, didn’t you two bother thinking about why the first one was so kickass before you wrote two more?
The Lord of the Rings, The Cat in the Hat, and countless others – You have exploited and destroyed my childhood mythos. All the hells of a thousand prophets do not contain the torment you deserve.
The loss of so many people I had called friend, for reasons I don’t expect to fully understand.
The loss of St. Jude, Anita Borg, Johnny Cash, Nina Simone, and Fred Rogers.
The loss of my faith in this culture; I fear that ‘freedom’ will forever be a dirty word to me.
The loss of my mobility, financial stability, physical ability, and confidence, in return for recurrent agony, insomnia, and delerium. I cannot express the feelings of crippling horror and helpnessness that accompany being unwillingly dependant on others.