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message 1: by [deleted user] (new)

I love reading other folk's lists of favorites. The Desert Island format is always a good starting point. Name 10 Books, 10 Films and 10 Musical Albums and / or pieces you would bring along to a deserted island getaway.

BOOKS:

1. Boy's Life by Robert McCammon
2. The Great Shark Hunt by Hunter S. Thompson
3. The Revolution by Ron Paul
4. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
5. Monsters In The Movies by John Landis
6. Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs
7. Visions of Heaven & Hell by Clive Barker
8. Books of Blood by Clive Barker
9. Hornbook by Harlan Ellison
10. The Groucho Letters by Groucho Marx

MOVIES:

1. Young Frankenstein
2. Deliverance
3. Sons of the Desert
4. Mad Monster Party
5. Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein
6. My Bloody Valentine (1981)
7. The Warriors
8. Duck Soup
9. Thief
10. Play It Again, Sam

MUSIC:

1. Black Sabbath - "Sabotage"
2. Blue Oyster Cult - "Agents of Fortune"
3. Frank Zappa - "Guitar"
4. Pink Floyd - "Animals"
5. Roxy Music - "Siren"
6. The Damned - "Grave Disorder"
7. The Who - "Quadrophenia"
8. Miles Davis - "Bitches Brew"
9. Grateful Dead - "Anthem of the Sun"
10. Mercyful Fate - "Time"

NOTE: This entire list subject to change at whim...

Peace,

MT


message 2: by Tressa (new)

Tressa  (moanalisa) | 19935 comments In no particular order. And these are the ones that immediately came to mind when I thought of books, movies, and music that have brought me great and lasting pleasure in life.

BOOKS:

1. Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
2. The Stand by Stephen King
3. A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote
4. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
5. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
6. The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler
7. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
8. Strange Wine by Harlan Ellison
9. Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary
10.A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

MOVIES:

1. The Piano
2. The Godfather
3. Annie Hall
4. To Kill a Mockingbord
5. Fearless
6. Martyrs
7. The Pink Panther
8. The Howling
9. The Vanishing
10.The Color Purple

MUSIC:

1. Elvis Costello - Taking Liberties
2. R.E.M. - Automatic for the People
3. Neil Young - Harvest
4. Shawn Colvin - Cover Girl
5. Lyle Lovett - Joshua Judges Ruth
6. Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues
7. Nanci Griffith - One Fair Summer Evening
8. Bruce Cockburn - Dart to the Heart
9. The Killers - Sam's Town
10.Creedence Clearwater Revival - Willy and the Poor Boys


message 3: by [deleted user] (new)

Ah, yes...The Howling! Definitely in my favorite movies. I'm already heading back from the island to swap out one of my movies!


message 4: by Tressa (new)

Tressa  (moanalisa) | 19935 comments I remember watching it on HBO in our dark basement TV room by myself one night and almost wetting my pants from that scene in the office with the filing cabinet. Everybody was asleep when I finally had to run up the stairs to go to bed.


message 5: by Tressa (new)

Tressa  (moanalisa) | 19935 comments Don't remember that one. Love Dennis Weaver in Duel, and my family always watched McCloud every week.


message 6: by Char (last edited Mar 13, 2013 08:05AM) (new)

Char  | 13647 comments Mod
This is tough!

BOOKS
1. Boy's Life by Robert McCammon
2. Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
3. Ghost Story by Peter Straub
4. The Stand
5. IT
6. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
7. House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
8. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
9. The Haunting of Hill House
10. Mystic River

MOVIES
1. The Godfather
2. Goodfellas
3. Field of Dreams
4. Reservoir Dogs
5. True Romance
6. Mystic River
7. Annie Hall
8. Rear Window (the original)
9. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
10. The Thing (John Carpenter version)

ALBUMS

1. The Joshua Tree by U2
2. Out of Time by R.E.M.
3. Achtung Baby by U2
4. Moondance by Van Morrison
5. Viva la Vida by Coldplay
6. Brothers in Arms by Dire Straits
7. Damn Right I Got the Blues by Buddy Guy
8. The Sound of Madness by Shinedown
9. Appetite for Destruction by G & R
10. Songs From the Attic by Billy Joel

I had to swap out Ted Nugent for G & R! How could I have forgotten Appetite?


message 7: by Char (new)

Char  | 13647 comments Mod
I thought they were both outstanding, yes.

I watched Field of Dreams the night my dad died. I had forgotten that it was Ray's father that came back to him in the movie. For that reason, it will always be special to me. :)


message 8: by Tressa (new)

Tressa  (moanalisa) | 19935 comments I had trouble picking my R.E.M. album.


message 9: by Jon Recluse (new)

Jon Recluse | 12043 comments Mod
I'ed have a problem packing enough to start a bonfire.


message 10: by Char (new)

Char  | 13647 comments Mod
Tressa wrote: "I had trouble picking my R.E.M. album."

Actually, I did too. AFTP and OOT are right up there, as is Monster, for me. :)


message 11: by Tressa (new)

Tressa  (moanalisa) | 19935 comments I picked the R.E.M. album I played most often. Love the somber strings of AFTP. Love the store of how it got its title, too. An homage to my beloved south: http://www.buzzfeed.com/perpetua/the-...

I love Monster. Gotta love the phrase "three miles of bad road." Love Green and OOT.


message 12: by Char (new)

Char  | 13647 comments Mod
Tressa wrote: "I picked the R.E.M. album I played most often. Love the somber strings of AFTP. Love the store of how it got its title, too. An homage to my beloved south: http://www.buzzfeed.com/perpetua/the-......"

I had read that story previously, somewhere. All of those albums are good. :)

Kyle, yeah Everybody Hurts is a beautiful song. Sometimes people just need to know that they're not alone.


message 13: by Char (new)

Char  | 13647 comments Mod
I've never actually seen the video. Can you believe it?
Where does one even view videos these days?


message 14: by Tressa (new)

Tressa  (moanalisa) | 19935 comments 1) Through MTV torture
2) YouTube


message 15: by Jon Recluse (new)

Jon Recluse | 12043 comments Mod
MTV is still on?
I don't like BoobTube.


message 16: by Char (last edited Mar 12, 2013 12:20PM) (new)

Char  | 13647 comments Mod
Are there still videos on MTV? Every time I flip by it, there's some stupid shit on like "12 and pregnant".
I can't deal with it.


message 17: by Tressa (new)

Tressa  (moanalisa) | 19935 comments LOL. I was just guessing. Haven't watched it since the mid-nineties.


message 18: by Jon Recluse (new)

Jon Recluse | 12043 comments Mod
I switched off when MTV gave Michael Jackson won the "Album of the Year" award....and Metallica was the band that won.


message 19: by [deleted user] (new)

Movie and Book series count as one? Or one each?
I could not live without Star Wars. Episodes IV-VI count as one? Or three?


message 20: by Jon Recluse (new)

Jon Recluse | 12043 comments Mod
The Epic of Blech?


message 21: by Jon Recluse (last edited Mar 12, 2013 02:03PM) (new)

Jon Recluse | 12043 comments Mod
Star Wars sucks carpet lint.... ;)


message 22: by Jon Recluse (new)

Jon Recluse | 12043 comments Mod
Hey, if you dig Jabba the Hut's sloppy seconds....


message 23: by Tressa (new)

Tressa  (moanalisa) | 19935 comments You two hush so others can post their list. I'm interested in seeing some more.


message 24: by [deleted user] (new)

Books:

1. The Stand by Stephen King
2. It by Stephen King
3. A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin
4. Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson
5. The Great and Secret Show by Clive Barker
6. Strangers by Dean Koontz
7. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
8. Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett
9. Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien (+Hobbit)
10.Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

Movies are going to require more thought...


message 25: by Tiffany (new)

Tiffany Books:
1. The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
2. Invisible Monsters - Chuck Palahniuk
3. Wicked - Gregory Maguire
4. The Shining - Stephen King
5. 'Salem's Lot - Stephen King
6. The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho
7. Veronika Decides to Die - Paulo Coelho
8. The Collected Poems - Sylvia Plath
9. Sharp Objects - Gillian Flynn
10. The Harry Potter Boxset - J.K. Rowling

Movies:
1. The Shining
2. Pan's Labyrinth
3. Hide and Seek
4. Resident Evil
5. The Devil's Backbone
6. Repo! The Genetic Opera
7. Across the Universe
8. Chicago
9. Moulin Rouge
10. Amelie

Music:
1. Inquisition Symphony - Apocalyptica
2. Opheliac - Emilie Autumn
3. Fallen - Evanescence
4. Born Villain - Marilyn Manson
5. Tear the World Down - We Are the Fallen
6. Meteora - Linkin Park
7. War is the Answer - Five Finger Death Punch
8. The Best of Broadway
9. The Best of Radiohead - Radiohead
10. Wicked: The Original Broadway Cast Soundtrack


message 26: by 11811 (Eleven) (new)

11811 (Eleven) (11811) | 1561 comments Good picks, people. I gotta pontificate for a day or two and get back to this one. Or copy/paste someone else's if it gets too difficult.


message 27: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Lyons (amandamlyons) Books:

1. The Stand by Stephen King
2. Imagica by Clive Barker
3. Drawing Blood by Poppy Z Brite
4. Servant of the Bones by Anne Rice
5. Summer of Night by Dan Simmons
6. Ghoul by Brian Keene
7. The Lake of Dead Languages by Carol Goodman
8. Carpe Jugulum by Terry Pratchett
9. Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts
10. Devoted by Alice Borchardt


Movies:

1. Stand by Me
2. Fried Green Tomatoes
3. Steel Magnolias
4. Interview with the Vampire
5. Hedwig and the Angry Inch
6. Shawshank Redemption
7. Repo! The Genetic Opera
8. Willow
9. Muriel's Wedding
10.Strictly Ballroom


Albums

1. Goth Box (its a box set of four cds :P)
2. Sisters of Mercy Floodland
3. Nirvana In Utero
4. Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream
5. Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
6. The Cranberries To the Faithful Departed
7. Pink Floyd The Division Bell
8. Fiona Apple Tidal
9. Richard Marx Best Songs (uh....blame Todd)
10. Type O Negative October Rust


Hilariously only my book list shows signs of being a horror fan but then music and movie wise I can't help but think I'd want my comforting stuff.


message 28: by 11811 (Eleven) (new)

11811 (Eleven) (11811) | 1561 comments Every time a new list is posted, my list needs to be edited. This is hard.


message 29: by Tressa (new)

Tressa  (moanalisa) | 19935 comments I didn't want to think too hard on it. Of course I could have a list of each category a mile long, but these are the ones that popped up in my memory.


message 30: by [deleted user] (new)

Movies:
1. The Princess Bride
2. Star Wars
3. Jaws
4. Jurassic Park
5. Alien
6. Lord of the Rings
7. Labyrinth
8. Buckaroo Bonzai
9. Reservoir Dogs
10.Pulp Fiction

* I know... I know there's an embarrassingly lack of horror here. But I tried to keep it honest. These are my favorite - watch them at any time - can watch them over and over and never get tired of them - movies.


message 31: by [deleted user] (new)

We should do TV shows too... ?


message 32: by 11811 (Eleven) (new)

11811 (Eleven) (11811) | 1561 comments Tressa wrote: "I didn't want to think too hard on it. Of course I could have a list of each category a mile long, but these are the ones that popped up in my memory."

I'm going with your method. I could revise, revise and revise:

BOOKS:

1. The Exorcist
2. The Stand
3. 'Salem's Lot
4. Let's Go Play At The Adams'
5. The Summer I Died
6. Kin
7. The Hellbound Heart
8. Dweller
9. Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
10. The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power

MOVIES:

1. John Carpenter's The Thing
2. The Exorcist
3. Evil Dead (original)
4. Last House on the Left (original)
5. Star Wars
6. Jaws
7. Stand By Me
8. Pink Floyd - The Wall
9. Children of God
10. Texas Chainsaw Massacre (original)

MUSIC:

1. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
2. Megadeth - Peace Sells...
3. Marilyn Manson - Anti-Christ Superstar
4. Pink Floyd - The Wall
5. Type O Negative - Bloody Kisses
6. Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms
7. Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard of Oz
8. Tool - Lateralus
9. Ministry - Psalm 69
10. Tori Amos - Strange Little Girls


message 33: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Lyons (amandamlyons) 11811 (Eleven) wrote: "Tressa wrote: "I didn't want to think too hard on it. Of course I could have a list of each category a mile long, but these are the ones that popped up in my memory."

I'm going with your method. ..."


Crap I forgot Tori :( Of course if this ever happened they'd probably have to hold me at gun point to get me to pick just ten of each. I'm a huge music, movie and book fan and have good sized collections of each.


message 34: by 11811 (Eleven) (new)

11811 (Eleven) (11811) | 1561 comments Amanda wrote: "11811 (Eleven) wrote: "Tressa wrote: "I didn't want to think too hard on it. Of course I could have a list of each category a mile long, but these are the ones that popped up in my memory."

I'm go..."


I forgot dozens... and iTunes is still chastising me...

Appetite for Destruction? I so failed.


message 35: by 11811 (Eleven) (new)

11811 (Eleven) (11811) | 1561 comments I even omitted Nine Inch Nails despite stage diving off their mud soaked show at Woodstock '94.... This is an impossible list to satisfy. Too many memories, so many forgotten.


message 36: by Tressa (new)

Tressa  (moanalisa) | 19935 comments Stop beating yourself up, Eleven.


message 37: by 11811 (Eleven) (new)

11811 (Eleven) (11811) | 1561 comments Obsessive-compulsive, but yeah, I'll chill.


message 38: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Lyons (amandamlyons) 11811 (Eleven) wrote: "I even omitted Nine Inch Nails despite stage diving off their mud soaked show at Woodstock '94.... This is an impossible list to satisfy. Too many memories, so many forgotten."

Aw crap I forgot NIN too. I jotted down what I could think of off the top of my head.


message 39: by 11811 (Eleven) (new)

11811 (Eleven) (11811) | 1561 comments We should all do this list again in six months with completely different entries for each category so we can measure them against our first instincts.


message 40: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Lyons (amandamlyons) 11811 (Eleven) wrote: "We should all do this list again in six months with completely different entries for each category so we can measure them against our first instincts."

That might be interesting but i'm willing to bet it'd drive Tressa nuts.


message 41: by 11811 (Eleven) (new)

11811 (Eleven) (11811) | 1561 comments Amanda wrote: "That might be interesting but i'm willing to bet it'd drive Tressa nuts...."

That was the basis of my conspiracy.


message 42: by jb (new)

jb Byrkit (jbbyrkit) | 2035 comments OK.....it is funny you should post this. My friend and I are always talking about our island books!


BOOKS
1. The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
2. Mister B. Gone by Clive Barker
3. Annie Freeman's Fabulous Traveling Funeral by Kris Radish
4. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
5. Sea Turtles: A Complete Guide to Their Biology, Behavior, and Conservation
6. What's Eating Gilbert Grape by Peter Hedges
7. Magic Kingdom For Sale/Sold by Terry Brooks
8. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
9. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
10. Night by Elie WieselElie Wiesel

FILMS
1. Christmas Vacation (LOVE THIS MOVIE)
2. Elizabethtown
3. 300
4. Skyfall
5. Transformers
6. The African Queen
7. Breakfast at Tiffany's
8. The Fifth Element
9. Silence of the Lambs
10. The Addams Family

ALBUMS
1. Love Me Dead by Ludo (You're Awful, I Love You)
2. The Truth About Love by P!NK
3. Get a Grip by Aerosmith
4. Mona Lisa by All American Rejects (When the World Comes Down)
5. Megalithic Symphony by AWOLNATION
6. Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette
7. Polly by Nirvana (Nevermind)
8. Evil by Matt Goss (Glossy)
9. Glycerine by Bush


message 43: by Donna (new)

Donna | 166 comments Man, I'm gonna have to think about this...


message 44: by [deleted user] (new)

Donna - No thinking allowed! =)


message 45: by [deleted user] (last edited Mar 13, 2013 10:00AM) (new)

I want to read all of my island picks now - some of them I haven't read in years...


message 46: by 11811 (Eleven) (new)

11811 (Eleven) (11811) | 1561 comments I'm assuming this island has electricity if we can bring music and movies so we could also charge our kindles. My list just got a whole lot longer.


message 47: by Tressa (new)

Tressa  (moanalisa) | 19935 comments Just make a battery out of coconuts like the professor did.


message 48: by Char (new)

Char  | 13647 comments Mod
I already had to edit mine. How could I have forgotten Guns and Roses? Goodbye Ted Nugent, hello G & R.


message 49: by Tressa (new)

Tressa  (moanalisa) | 19935 comments G&R? Weren't they good for like, two years?


message 50: by 11811 (Eleven) (new)

11811 (Eleven) (11811) | 1561 comments I would substitute "good" for "outstanding" but yeah, about 2 years sounds right.


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