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Who's your current favorite artist? Who else has topped your list?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Giggity, Jun 10, 2015.

  1. Giggity

    Giggity Member

    I went on a road trip last weekend, and finally got around to listening to Louis CK's podcast with Marc Maron. (Side note: It's awesome.) I realized I've reached the point with Louis CK where I've pretty much consumed everything of Louis CK's there is to consume, and I will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.

    I fucking love Louis CK. If Louis CK announced a nine-part HBO mini-series on the history of onions, I would keep paying for HBO when Game of Thrones' season ended.

    Is it weird that I've always tended to have one person like that? I've thought about it and, for the most part, tried to distill it down to one living, breathing person whose work I couldn't get enough of at various points in my life.

    Here, in approximately chronological order, is an incomplete, somewhat embarrassing list of people who's onion documentary I would've watched at that time in my life. I left out a ton of people whose work I love - Larry David, David Hyde Pierce (weird choice but awesome, right?), the Wu-Tang Clan - but never fell in love with.

    Good luck finding a common denominator with mine; what are yours?

    Jesus *
    Beverly Cleary
    Franklin W. Dixon
    Mr. T
    Steve Largent
    Lucille Ball
    Sam Malone
    Hulk Hogan
    Ken Griffey Jr.
    Sir Mix-a-Lot **
    Dana Carvey
    Garth Brooks ***
    Pink Floyd
    Matt Groening
    Quentin Tarantino
    The Coen brothers
    Chris Rock
    David James Duncan ****
    David Chase
    Stephen Colbert
    David Simon *****
    John Steinbeck
    Michael Schur
    Amy Poehler ******
    Louis CK

    * Damn it, mom.
    ** I grew up in the Northwest and Nirvana's fans were super annoying. Trust me, it was way more fun to blast "Posse on Broadway" if you lived in Tacoma in 1992.
    *** Blame it all on my roots.
    **** Go ahead and read The Brothers K right now.
    ***** Enough about The Wire (not really!) - read the books.
    ****** Quick acknowledgment that it's weird both Schur and Poehler are on here, and not good that Poehler's only the second woman.
  2. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Well, that's just your opinion, man.
  3. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Damn, I had the same list. So never mind.
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  4. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Mine right now would be photographers Peter Lik and John Knopf. Both guys are incredibly talented and I enjoy following them on social media. Lik recently set the world record for selling the most expensive photo print, an image called "Phantom", for $6.5 million.

    At various other times my list has probably included:
    Martin Scorsese
    David Fincher
    Steven Spielberg
    Jimi Hendrix
    Kurt Cobain
    Eddie Vedder
    Eddie Murphy
    Dave Chappelle
    Chris Rock
  5. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    I'd qualify most of the people on my list as entertainers rather than artists but:

    When I was old enough to take an interest in music, I was obsessed with Billy Joel.
    From there I went through:
    Rolling Stones
    Pink Floyd
    The Doors
    The Grateful Dead
    Bob Dylan

    By about 19 I had kicked that habit of obsessively absorbing someone's entire catalog.

    I still fall into long lags with certain writers, most recently it was Abraham Merritt. I'm not sure I can put the writers in chronological order:
    Tom Wolfe
    John Norman
    Hunter Thompson
    James Joyce
    Thomas Hardy
    David Sedaris
    Robert Anton Wilson
    Raymond Chandler
    Joseph Campbell
    Fritz Lieber
  6. TyWebb

    TyWebb Well-Known Member

    Jerry Seinfeld.

    Anything he does, I will watch. I've seen every episode of Seinfeld multiple times. I've seen him live twice and he kills. I fucking love his web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. (The one with Louis CK is great, by the way.) Any interview with him, I'm watching. He is just the kind of guy that hits me in exactly the right spot.
  7. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Stumbled into one of his galleries in Mandalay Bay. His stuff is incredible. He had a show on the Weather Channel that was very cool as well.
  8. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

  9. swingline

    swingline Well-Known Member

    The Brothers K is a(n) hilarious book.
  10. swingline

    swingline Well-Known Member

    In no particular order:
    John Steinbeck
    Wilco (seeing them for the ninth (10th?) time this summer at Crossroads in K.C.)
    Alice in Chains' "Dirt"
    David Foster Wallace
    Pink Floyd
    Boxing on ESPN
    Louis L'Amour
    Derrick Thomas
    Kurt Warner and the Rams' three-year run
    Mizzou basketball in the 1980s
    Mizzou football recently
    St. Louis Cardinals always (taking my 6-year-old to her first game in a few weeks)
    Women, always and forever, amen
  11. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

  12. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Steve Kerr.
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