What's the one album, movie or cultural obsession you'd pass on to your kids? Famous dads share their picks SLIDE SHOW
Last fall, the Onion ran a so-true-it-hurts story about the “cool dad” raising his 12-year-old on Talking Heads, Big Star, Miles Davis and Stanley Kubrick films. “I wish my own dad had turned me on to the good stuff, so I wouldn’t have had to wait until I was in my 20s before I started digging anything halfway decent,” the dad said. His poor daughter? Stuck talking about Petula Clark while her classmates swoon over One Direction.
It struck a chord — and made us wonder what interesting dads would suggest for their kids if they were only allowed to influence them with one thing. Distill all that cultural passion down to a single album, movie or, if you must, a special obsession.
For the last three weeks, in a series sponsored by BVLGARI, we’ve asked some of our favorite musicians, writers, athletes, actors and more to share their recommendation. We’ve collected all the essays in this slide show; just click on the individual headlines on each slide to read the entire essay. Share your own ideas in the comments. And Happy Father’s Day.
David Daley is the executive editor of Salon. More David Daley.
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Fathers help shape the way their children see the world. But what if they could only pass down one thing -- one book, movie, album or work of culture -- for their sons or daughters to treasure the same way they do? In this essay series, sponsored by BVLGARI and
running through Father's Day, celebrated writers, musicians, athletes, actors and more share the one thing they'd like to tell their kids: "Trust me on this."
Read the earlier installments:
» Rhett Miller of the Old 97s on David Bowie's "Hunky Dory"
» New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey on "Star Wars"
» Rick Moody on the Beatles' "Let It Be"
» Celebrity restauranteur Joe Bastianich on wine
» Hero airline pilot Chesley Sullenberger on "A Christmas Carol"
» Actor Chris Eigeman on "Abbey Road"
» Novelist Matthew Specktor on taste and discovery
» Author Adam Mansbach on vinyl records
» Novelist Christopher Buckley on "Moby-Dick"
» Dean Wareham on Jonathan Richman
» Peter Bauer of the Walkmen on rock music and dancing
» Lloyd Cole on David Bowie's "Low"