The Hicksville Hit Parade (August 2006)

The Hicksville Hit Parade (July 2006)


The Hicksville Hit Parade (February 2005)


The Hicksville Hit Parade (December 2005)

The Hicksville Hit Parade (November 2005)

The Hicksville Hit Parade (October 2005)

The Hicksville Hit Parade (July 2005)

And before that:


Tintin and Alph'art by Herge (Egmont)

Silly Daddy by Joe Chiappetta (Reed)

Yeast Hoist: Does Music Make You Cry? by Ron Rege Jr (Highwater)

Drawn & Quarterly volume 4 (Drawn & Quarterly) - especially 'The Adventures of Herge' by Bocquet, Fromental & Stanislas

The Comics Journal (Fantagraphics)

Love & Rockets #10 by Los Bros Hernandez (Fantagraphics)

Came the Dawn by Timothy Kidd (self-published)

Blotch: le Roi de Paris by Blutch (Fluide Glacial)

Chaland Anthology vol.1: the Adventures of Freddy Lombard and vol.2 by Yves Chaland (Humanoids)

No More Mrs. Nice Nun: The Complete Knuckles the Malevolent Nun vol. 1 by Cornelius Stone & Roger Langridge (Antipodes)

Dragon Head vol.5 by Minetaro & Mochizuki (in Japanese, so I don't know who the publisher is)

Ethel & Ernest by Raymond Briggs (Jonathan Cape/Pantheon)

Cerebus by Dave Sim & Gerhard (Aardvark-Vanaheim)

Louis Riel by Chester Brown (Drawn & Quarterly)

Sweatshop by Peter Bagge et al (DC Comics)

Plastic Man by Kyle Baker (DC Comics)

Promethea by Alan Moore, J H Williams, Mick Gray et al (ABC)

Smax by Alan Moore & Zander Cannon (ABC)

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen by Alan Moore & Kevin O'Neill (ABC)

Silly Daddy, Son of God, Weapon Not of this World by Joe Chiappetta (Joe Chiappetta)

Phoenix by Osamu Tezuka (Viz Comics)

Metropolis by Osamu Tezuka (Dark Horse Comics)

The Dharma Punks by Ant Sang (Ant Sang)

Same Difference and other stories by Derek Kirk Kim (small stories) by Derek Kirk Kim by various

Tintin by Herge

Jessica of the Schoolyard by Karl Wills (Comic Book Factory)

Ukulele & Harmonica & Parapluie by Joann Sfar (L'Association) by Christopher Baldwin

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi (L'Association/Pantheon)

Gotham Central by Ed Brubaker, Greg Rucka & Michael Lark (DC Comics)

Arkham Asylum: Living Hell by Dan Slott & Ryan Sook (DC Comics)

Cat Woman by Ed Brubaker, Darwyn Cooke, Cameron Stewart & Javier Pulido (DC Comics)

Alan Moore: Portrait of an Extraordinary Gentleman edited by Smoky Man & Gary Spencer Millidge (Abiogenesis)

Gabagool! by Mike Dawson & Chris Radtke (Mike Dawson Comics) - especially 'Double Damage!'


Landscapes and Desire: Exploring Britain's Sexually-inspired Sites by Catherine Tuck, with photography by Alun Bull

His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

The Prehistory of Sex: Four Million Years of Human Sexual Culture by Timothy Taylor

Always Coming Home by Ursula Le Guin

The Birthday of the World by Ursula Le Guin

Changing Planes by Ursula Le Guin

The End of Oil: on the Edge of a Perilous New World by Paul Roberts

"Trouble at Willow Gables" and Other Fiction 1943-1953 by Philip Larkin

Underworld: Flooded Kingdoms of the Ice Age by Graham Hancock

Life in a Medieval Village by Frances and Joseph Gies

Philip Larkin: A Writer's Life by Andrew Motion

Smoke and Mirrors: the War on Drugs and the Politics of Failure by Dan Baum

The Science of Marijuana by Leslie Iversen

The Fugitive Gesture: Masterpieces of Dance Photography by William A. Yewing

Dreaming War: Blood for Oil and the Cheney-Bush Junta by Gore Vidal

Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace: How We Got To Be So Hated by Gore Vidal

The Real Middle Earth: Magic and Mystery in the Dark Ages by Brian Bates

The Age of Unreason series by J. Gregory Keyes

Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance by Noam Chomsky

Goddess: In the Classical Mode by Harold Koda

Easy Riders and Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs & Rock 'n' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood by Peter Biskind

The Invention of Clouds: How an Amateur Meteorologist Forged the Language of the Skies by Richard Hamblyn

Reinventing Comics by Scott McCloud

JRR Tolkien: A Biography by Humphrey Carpenter

Unreasonable Behaviour: an Autobiography by Donald McCullin

The Fantasy Role-Playing Game: a New Performance Art by Daniel Mackay

Talk Dirty to Me: An Intimate Philosophy of Sex by Sallie Tisdale

Terrorism and War by Howard Zinn

The Terrorism Trap: September 11 and Beyond by Michael Parenti

The New Crusade: America's War on Terrorism by Rahul Mahajan

Atomised by Michel Houellebecq

The Fermata by Nicholson Baker

Ginsberg: A Biography by Barry Miles

Karl Marx: A Life by Francis Wheen

Hamlyn History of Religion by Karen Farrington

Ideal Cities: Utopianism and the (Un)built Environment by Ruth Eaton

The Tolkien Family Album by John and Priscilla Tolkien

Outsider Art: Spontaneous Alternatives by Colin Rhodes (Thames & Hudson World of Art series)

Art Brut by Michel Thevoz

Gardens of Revelation: Environments by Visionary Artists by John Beardsley

Raw Creation: Outsider Art and Beyond by John Maizels

Parallel Visions: Modern Art & Outsider Art by Maurice Tuchman et al

British Art Since 1900 by Frances Spalding (Thames & Hudson World of Art series)

A Life of Picasso: 1881 - 1906 by John Richardson (& Marilyn McCully)

Paradise Dreamed: How Utopian Thinkers Have Changed the Modern World by Pamela Neville-Sington & David Songton

The Crusades by Terry Jones & Alan Ereira

History of Everyday Things: Our World Through the Ages by Giovanni Caselli


A Treasury by Nick Drake

Sung Tongs by Animal Collective

Prisoners of Love, I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One by Yo La Tengo

Uh Huh Her by PJ Harvey

Music for the Morning After by Pete Yorn

Transfiguration of Vincent, Transistor Radio by M. Ward

Funeral by Arcade Fire

Elk Lake Serenade by Hayden

I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning by Bright Eyes

Carbon Glacier, Troubled by the Fire by Laura Veirs

Greetings From Michigan: the Great Lakes State by Sufjan Stevens

Our Endless Numbered Days, Woman King by Iron & Wine

From a Basement on the Hill, XO by Elliott Smith

Triple Quartet, Music for a Large Ensemble, Electric Guitar Phase by Steve Reich

Music in the Shape of a Square by Philip Glass

Milk-Eyed Mender by Joanna Newsom

Rejoicing in the Hands by Devendra Banhart

Greendale, On the Beach, Mirrorball & Broken Arrow by Neil Young & Crazy Horse

Radio 95BFM

Live-Evil by Miles Davis

Pieces of Africa by the Kronos Quartet et al.

Speed of Sound: a Flying Nun Compilation by various

Time (the Revelator), Hell Among the Yearlings, Soul Journey, Revival by Gillian Welch

Live at the Ryman by Emmylou Harris and the Nashville Ramblers

Roses in the Snow by Emmylou Harris

Hot Women: Women Singers from the Torrid Regions by various (compiled by Robert Crumb)

O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack album, by various

Will the Circle Remain Unbroken, volume 3 Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and various

Nocturama, Abbatoir Blues and The Boatman's Call by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

Madar by Jan Garbarek, Anouar Brahem, Ustad Shaukat Hussain

O Sister: the Women's Bluegrass Collection by various

Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock

Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, Summerteeth, A.M., A Ghost is Born and Being There by Wilco

Loose Fur by Loose Fur

Hail to the Thief by Radiohead

Sea Change by Beck

Vespertine, Medula by Bjork

Movies & TV:

Punch Drunk Love (dir. P. T. Anderson)

Lost in Translation (dir. Sofia Coppola)

The Royal Tenenbaums (dir. Wes Anderson)

The House of Flying Daggers (dir. Yimou Zhang)

Farenheit 911 (dir. Michael Moore)

Control Room (dir. Jehane Noujaim)

Checkpoint (dir. Yoav Shamir)

Persons of Interest (dir. Alison Maclean & Tobias Perse)

The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert N. MacNamara (dir. Errol Morris)

Oufoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism (dir. Robert Greenwald)

Capturing the Friedmans (dir. Andrew Jarecki)

The Corporation (dir. Jennifer Abbot & Mark Achbar)

Traffic (dir. Steven Soderbergh)

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (wr. Charlie Kaufman, dir. Michel Gondry)

Tintin et Moi (dir. Anders Ostergaard)

Shrek 2 (dir. Andrew Adamson et al.)

The Day After Tomorrow (dir. Roland Emmerich)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (dir. Alfonso Cuaron)

Troy (dir. Wolfgang Petersen)

Calendar Girls (dir. Nigel Cole)

Princess Mononoke (Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli)

Step Into Liquid (dir. Dana Brown)

Adaptation (wr. Charlie Kaufman, dir. Spike Jonze)

Hearts of Darkness: A Film-maker's Apocalypse (dir. Eleanor Coppola, Fax Bahr)

Little Shop of Horrors (dir. Roger Corman, 1960)

Travelling Birds, aka Winged Migration (Jacques Perrin, Michel Debats, Jacques Cluzaud)

Lord of the Rings: the Two Towers (Peter Jackson)

Boogie Nights (wr. & dir. P. T. Anderson)

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (The Coen Brothers)

Dancer in the Dark (Lars von Trier & Bjork)

Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli)

Amelie (Jean-Pierre Jeunet)

Romance (Catherine Breillat)

Dancing at Lughnasa (dir. Pat O'Connor, based on Brian Friel's stageplay)

Mulholland Drive (David Lynch)

Gosford Park (Robert Altman)

Bjork: MTV Unplugged, Greatest Hits & Live at the Royal Opera House (on DVD)

Year of the Horse: Neil Young & Crazy Horse (dir. Jim Jarmusch)

Bridget Jones' Diary (dir. Sharon Maguire)

The Third Man (dir. Carol Reed)

Bowling for Columbine (Michael Moore)

Lost Highway (BBC documentary series on the history of country music)

The Simpsons (Matt Groening et al.)

The Awful Truth (Michael Moore et al.)

Freak Wave (Horizon, BBC)

American Cinema (PBS documentary series, showing on Auckland's Triangle TV)

Easy Riders, Raging Bulls (BBC documentary based on the book)

South Park (Matt Stone & Trey Parker et al.)

Triangle TV (Auckland's community TV station)


Blue Rose (the first True20 game) by Steve Kenson, John Snead et al (Green Ronin)

Eberron (campaign setting for D&D) by Keith Baker et al (Wizards of the Coast) (good source of reviews and a lively forum)

The Forge (dedicated to "indie" RPGs and to the discussion of RPG theory, including Ron Spencer's GNS paradigm)

Places to Go, People to Be (fascinating e-zine, including a long history of RPGs)

Hârn and HârnMaster 3 by N. Robin Crossby et al. (Columbia Games)

King Arthur Pendragon by Greg Stafford (Green Knight Publishing)

Unearthed Arcana (variant rules for D&D 3.5) by Andy Collins, Jesse Decker, David Noonan, Rich Redman (Wizards of the Coast)

Mutants & Masterminds (interesting spin on d20) by Steve Kenson (Green Ronin)

Fudge by Steffan O'Sullivan (Grey Ghost)

The Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood et al. (TSR & Wizards of the Coast)

The Window (very simple semi-freeform system) by Scott Lininger (Method in the Madness)

Ars Magica (now available as a free download) by various (Atlas Games)

A Magical Medieval Society: Western Europe by Suzi Yee & Joseph Browning (Expeditious Retreat)

The AD&D World-Builder's Guidebook by Richard Baker (TSR)

Sorcery & Steam (Legends & Lairs d20) by various (Fantasy Flight Games)

The Riddle of Steel by Jacob Norwood & Rick McCann (Driftwood Publishing)

Robin's Laws of Good Game-Mastering by Robin Laws (Steve Jackson)


TerraGen (free software for creating and picturing imaginary landscapes)

The Guardian online (especially Steve Bell's cartoons)

BBC News online

Star Wars Kid (The original video; right click: "download")

Star Wars Kid: DJM (My favourite remix; right click: "download")

Star Wars Kid website

Troops! (by Kevin Rubio & Shant Jordan)

George Bush's State of the Union Address (as remixed by edo wilkins for

Roman d20 - auctioned at Christie's (it's true!)

Frodo Has Failed!

Inspirational Sports Statues for the Catholic shopper

Summoner Geeks (Play D&D) (or you can download the original Dead Alewives skit as an mp3)

The Bashing of Dungeons & Dragons (an entertaining and well-illustrated history)

ArtMagick (gigantic gallery of Pre-Raphelite & academic 19th century art)

Art Renewal Center Museum (even bigger gallery of (mostly) 19th century art - skip the polemic and just enjoy the pictures)


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