Here are some people, places, and things that inspire me- I hope you'll enjoy them as well!

Twin Talk - Chicago band / friends
Hunter Diamond - co-leader of Black Diamond
Jeff Swanson - Chicago guitarist
Caroline Davis - NYC saxophonist
Wendell Berry - author / thinker
Marine Tempels - painter / illustrator
Matt Ulery - Chicago bassist / composer
Chris Weller - Chicago saxophonist
Josh Johnson - Los Angeles saxophonist
Jonathan Ragonese - NYC composer / saxophonist
Do The Math - pianist Ethan Iverson's blog
Vivian Maier - photography
Jared Hall - Miami trumpeter
Lewis Achenbach - Chicago visual artist
David Linard - NYC pianist 
Jimmy Bennington - Chicago drummer
Gustavo Cortiñas - Chicago drummer
Roy McGrath - Chicago saxophonist
Marquis Hill - Chicago trumpeter
Matt Otto - saxophonist and educator
The Checkout - music interviews, etc.
softspeakers - saxophonist Hayden Chisholm
A Jazz Life - saxophonist Warne Marsh
Scott Jurek - running / eating
Self Reliance - essay by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Zen Training!

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