Annual Favorites: 2000

Books (Any Year) 
1. The Magic Mountain, Thomas Mann (John E. Woods) 
2. A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again, David Foster Wallace
3. The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Pevear & Volokhonsky) 
4. Selected Letters of Rainer Marie Rilke, Rainer Marie Rilke
5. One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez (G. Rabassa) 
6. Remembrance of Things Past (Vol. I), Marcel Proust (Moncrieff & Kilmarten) 
7. Sculpting In Time: The Great Russian Filmmaker Discusses His Art, A. Tarkovsky
8. Brief Interviews With Hideous Men, David Foster Wallace
9. Ode: On Visiting the Belosaraisk Spit on the Sea of Azov, Ilya Kutik
10. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, Dave Eggers
11. The New Lifetime Reading Plan, Clifton Fadiman and John S. Major
12. Who Will Run the Frog Hospital?, Lorrie Moore
13. Catch-22, Joseph Heller
13. To the Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf
14. Eternal Curse on the Reader of These Pages, Manuel Puig
15. Blizzard of One, Mark Strand
16. Remembrance of Things Past (Vol. II), Marcel Proust
17. The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison
18. A Moveable Feast, Ernest Hemingway
19. Duino Elegies, Rainer Marie Rilke [19? What was I thinking?] 20. Immortality, Milan Kundera

Movies (Any Year) 
1. Afterlife
2. High Fidelity
3. Sweet & Lowdown
4. Boys Don’t Cry
5. Love & Death
6. Flirting With Disaster
7. Wonder Boys
8. Three Kings
9. A Short Film About Love
10. Magnolia
11. I Shot Andy Warhol
12. The Limey
13. Down By Law
14. Erin Brockovich
15. East is East
16. The Sixth Sense
17. Frankie & Johnnie
18. The Color of Paradise
19. The Wind WIll Carry Us
20. The American President

New Records
1. Ryan Adams, Heartbreaker
2. Chris Mills, Kiss It Goodbye
3. Grandaddy, The Sophtware Slump
4. Elliott Smith, Figure 8
5. Cat Power, The Covers Record
6. Radiohead, Kid A
7. Richard Buckner, The Hill
8. Shelby Lynne, I Am Shelby Lynne
9. P.J. Harvey, Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea
10. Various Artists, Down to the Promised Land/Bloodshot Records

Other Records
1. Bob Dylan, Highway-61 Revisited
2. Pavement, Terror Twilight
3. Damien Jurado, Rehearsals for Departure
4. Eels, Electro-Shock Blues
5. Nick Drake, Pink Moon
6. Low, Christmas
7. Fiona Apple, Tidal
8. Low, Secret Name
9. Low, The Curtain Hits the Cast [9? What was I thinking? This is a masterpiece.] 
10. Buena Vista Social Club, BVSC

Concerts
1. Ryan Adams @ Schubas, 9/23/00
2. Chris Mills @ Schubas (CD Release party) 7/29/00
3. Wilco @ Lounge Ax 1/9/00
4. Ryan Adams @ Schubas, 9/22/00
5. Elliott Smith @ The Metro 5/??/00
6. Bruce Springsteen & the E. Street Band @ St. Louis’ Kiel Center 4/10/00
7. Wilco post-Chicago Fire @ Soldier Field 5/13/00
8. Chris Mills @ Schubas 5/12/00
9. Richard Buckner w/ Eric Heywood @ Schubas 7/28/00
10. Cedarcase @ Elbo Room 6/7/00
11. Jeff Tweedy @ Parkwest 9/14/00
12. Shelby Lynn @ The Auditorium Theater 8/00
13. Buddy & Julie Miller @ Schubas 4/1/00
14. Cat Power @ Schubas 12/18/00
15. Competitor / Demolition Doll Rods @ Empty Bottle 8/24/00