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Frank Black, whose band The Pixies headline day two of San Diego's Street Scene festival tomorrow. He released his 11th solo album, "Honeycomb," July 19 on EMI imprint Back Porch.

Last book I bought:
“King of the Jews” by Nick Tosches

Book I’m reading:
“Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life” by Alison Weir

Total number of books I own:
Around 2,000 — most are in boxes

Five books that mean a lot to me:
“Through the Looking Glass” by Lewis Carroll
“City of Quartz: Excavating the Future of Los Angeles” by Mike Davis
“The Case for Mars” by Mike Zubrin
“The Martian Chronicles” by Ray Bradbury
“Lillian Roxon’s Rock Encyclopedia” by Lillian Roxon

Last film I saw:
“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” with all of my kids

Last DVD I bought:
Fassbinder’s BRD Trilogy (“The Marriage of Maria Braun,” “Veronika Voss,” “Lola”) — Werner Fassbinder, Criterion Collection

Total number of films I own:
About 100

Five films that mean a lot to me: 
“La jetee”
“Eraserhead”
“Mon Oncle”
“Brazil”
“Dumb and Dumber”

Stereo or iPod:
Thinking about buying an iPod, but mostly use the lowest-quality Barbie and Pokemon boomboxes

Last CD or song I bought:
Medieval music collection “Music of the Gothic Era”

Song currently playing:
“Chanson do-ill mot son plan e prim” by Arnaut Daniel, from “Courts, Kings & Troubadours: Medieval & Renaissance Music”

Five songs that mean a lot to me:
“Please Mr. Postman,” the Marvelettes
“500 Miles,” Peter, Paul & Mary
“Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again,” Bob Dylan
“I Can’t Forget,” Leonard Cohen
“I Turned Out a Punk,” Big Audio Dynamite

Favorite Wine:
Bonny Doon’s Le Cigare Volante or Chateauneuf du Pape

Favorite Charity:
Vietnam Veterans of America

Favorite Vacation:
Staying home

Vice:
Double espresso

Five people who I’d like to see answer this survey:
Sidney Poitier, Eddie Izzard, Rod Stewart, Yanni and George Michael

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