music- The Decemberists, Belle and Sebastian, Neutral Milk Hotel, Q and not U, The Unicorns, The Softies, All Girl Summer Fun Band, James Brown, The Weakerthans, The Walkmen, The French Kicks, The M's, The Shins, Le Tigre, Le Savy Fav, Yo La Tengo, Bright Eyes, Blonde Redhead, Death Cab For Cutie, Commander Venus, Dressy Bessy, Desaparecidos, Jets to Brazil, Kind of Like Spitting, Modest Mouse, Pedro the Lion, Spoon, Wilco, The Postal Service, pre-green album Weezer, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
I think that's enough.
interesting facts- I'm a huge fan of literature. Favorite living author- Kurt Vonnegut. Favorite dead author- Shakespeare (i'm a hopeless romantic at heart). Lately I've been reading a lot of Palahniuk and Eggers.
I also tend to write some of my own works. Lately I've been more into writing almost essay like pieces, but I consider my best works to be my poetry. On the side (when my interest holds) I write short stories and begin novellas that will never be finished. Oh, and I've been published three times, one in the UK, making me international (woo!).
Ummm... my last name is a city in Italy. It became that way because my great great grandfather was a criminal held in that city and back then they gave the criminals the last name of the city they were held in.