Good suggestions, if you like Kerouac you would definitely like William S Burroughs. Recommend his short story book Exterminator, I love short stories…works well with my short attention span. You can also pick up some of his spoken word stuff on napster, he also put out a disc with Kurt Cobain…the "Priest" they called him.
Got some great flick picks as well, Four Rooms..is that the one with Tim Roth, he is great. The Misbehavers (? spelling sorry about that) is one of my fav’s from that show.
Modest Mouse are pretty cool, listening to Night on the Sun right now…drives my husband nuts though which I just don’t get but oh well.