Favorites? What are yours? Mine are....  

juju34single 46F
155 posts
6/6/2005 3:57 pm

Last Read:
3/5/2006 9:27 pm

Favorites? What are yours? Mine are....

(anything else by anyone else that is classical piano)
Dream Theater
Led Zeppelin (Battle of Evermore)
System of a Down
Metallica (older)
Tangerine Dream
The Verve

and so much more.....

Books & Authors

Piers Anthony (All books)
Isaac Asimov
Terry Goodkind (Sword of Truth series)
Steven Pressfield (Gates of Fire..about the war of Thermopylae)
Deepak Chopra (Celestine series incl. workbook & The Way of the Wizard)
Steven Brust
Raymond Feist
Orson Scot Card
Charles deLint
Joan deVinge
Terry Brooks
Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (Dragon Lance Trilogies)
Lloyd Alexander (The High King)
Christine Feehan (Dark Series)
Mercedes Lackey
Storm Constantine (Wraeththu series)
Ursula Le Guin
Anne McCaffrey
John Shirley (the novel Constantine)
ANYTHING Celtic of Gaelic inclusive
All material about rocks, crystals and minerals


Dune (first filming. 2nd version didn't deserve my money)
Last Samauri
Kill Bill 1 & 2 (She deserved her revenge)
Rob Roy
Dances With Wolves
Underworld (even this movie has a lesson)
The Day After Tomorrow
Blade 1,2 & 3
Reservoir Dogs
and a crapload more.....

Lapkin4u 42F

6/6/2005 6:32 pm

Gotta love the interactive blogs. Ok lets see.....
Favorite music

Every different type

Favorite Artists

Reba McEntire
Martina Mcbride
Led Zeppelin
Janice Joplin
Joss Stone
Dixie Chicks
50 Cent
Kid Rock
Jimmy Hendrix
Grateful Dead
Beethoven(5th symphony)
Eddie Money
Bob Seger
So many many many more I could never list them all

Books and Authors

I don't actually read very much anymore but I like:

Stephen King
Danielle Steel
J.R. Tolkien
Tom Clancy

I love books of poetry and short stories.

Favorite Movies

Road Trip
Meet the Parents
Coyote Ugly
Save the Last Dance
Untamed Heart
The Hobbit
First Knight
A Walk to Remember
The Wizard of Oz
The Fast and the Furious
Dirty Dancing
Me, Myself and Irene
The Pirates of the Carribean
and again so many many many more I can't list them all.

AmberSolaire 42M

6/6/2005 7:39 pm

I once had a Piers Anthoney Book confiscated at school.They said it was too racy for a seven year old.

Have to ask is that original art, or taken off a site?

juju34single 46F

6/6/2005 9:20 pm

Piers Anthony? Racy??!!!
He is an awesome author though. From his website you can contact him, and he actually responds to your emails.
Not a third party. He is a very nice author that makes time for his fans. I still can't believe it though.
Confiscated...shakes head

If they thought that then, I wonder what they would have thought of Harry Potter back then.

LoyaltyandHonor 35M/31F
1241 posts
6/7/2005 3:54 am

I love the old Metallica as well. Enya is wonderful too!

rm_indophilist 36M

6/7/2005 8:10 am

Jazz-mostly post-bop/pre-fusion like Eric Dolphy, Andrew Hill etc
Blues---all styles
Gospel---Blind Boys of Alabama
(tho' I'm not religious)
For classical piano check out Brahms, Schumann, Liszt,
Prokofiev, & Gershwin's Concerto in F

Books (fiction and nonfiction):
Norman Mailer (many), William Styron (Confessions of Nat Turner, The Long March), Jay McInerny (sp?) (Bright Lights Big City),
Christopher Lasch (Culture of Narcissism, The Minimal Self)
Robert Hughes (art/social critic), David Foster Wallace (essays),
Nelson Algren (Man with the Golden Arm), Charles Jackson
(The Lost Weekend), Shelby Foote (Civil War Trilogy),
James Dickey (Deliverance), Andy Behrman(sp?) (ElectroBoy),
Aldous Huxley (Doors of Perception/Heaven and Hell),
Joseph Heller (Something Happened), Lester Grinspoon (Psychedelics Reconsidered), Barbara Ehrenreich (Nickel and Dimed), Steven Pinker
(The Blank Slate), Tony Horwitz (Confederates in the Attic),
Michael Herr (Dispatches), Jeremy Seal (Snakebite Survivors Club),
Ann Wroe (Pontius Pilate), Ron Siegel (Intoxication),
classics by Pasternak, Flaubert, Camus, W. S. Burroughs etc
history and more history
and those are just the reads that blew me away
... book on Thermopylae sounds interesting. I read about the Battle
of Sabine Pass (fought in Texas) which is oftem compared to the ancient Greek Battle

juju34single 46F

6/7/2005 11:48 am

Yeah, the Thermopylae book was written in an odd fashion.
Kinda like third person interrogatory.
Was the story of a slave/squire that wanted to be a Spartan, he was a Greek, but not born of Sparta, and was a squire/slave to a Spartan knight, but fought valiantly regardless of his station/rank.

Just goes to show one does NOT need to be literally born into something to be passionate and defensive about it.

I will try to get a complete reading list of what I have sitting on my shelves later on. Working on my movie list for [Mysticwriter88] over in his neck of the woods.

NewJackSwing 43M

6/8/2005 3:00 pm

Dream Theater
Metallica (old school!)

Great choices!

Of course I LOVE the following:

Jazz (Coltrane, Brubeck, Peterson)
80's New Wave
80's metal (Warrant, Winger,Vixen)

As far as my reading goes, I don't read books often. I should but I don't. The reading I do is light fare (newspaper, internet news sources, Rolling Stone or anything music related I read) though.

Now my films that I love .. ah film .. I LOVE film!

Star Wars (Episode 4 most especially)
Raiders of The Lost Ark
Wizard Of Oz
Metropolis (not the Queen version)

Not a bad list I don't think!

juju34single 46F

6/8/2005 9:47 pm

Definitely a good list. Though I haven't seem Metropolis.
*makes note to look for it*

keithcancook 60M
17718 posts
6/9/2005 12:41 pm

I enjoy classical music, it is timeless. I came of age in the 1970's, so that is where I was influenced. I have a post on this called Acts I Have Witnessed if you wish to know more.

I like the fantasy genre as well. Tolkien is awesome. I have been reading him for 30 yrs. What an imagination!

Dune and the following series by Herbert are personal faves too. Shogun by J. Clavell is fantastic.

I also read historical texts from the original writings to the historians who interpret them.

Movie wise, I like The Godfather, The Graduate, and many of the action adventure films of recent times such as Raiders..., Dune, LOTR, and The Gladiator.

GleesFlakyShawl 50M
1620 posts
6/9/2005 2:29 pm

Mozart: almost everything (not operas). Now, with my aging process, im getting closer to Bach (ie, Brandeburg Concerts).
A lot of Debussy, Dvorak. Rimsky-Korsakoff. Beethoven...sometimes, it’s a little bit too scary, too monumental, megalomaniac maybe?

Yes, Genesis, Queen, U2, Led Zeppelin (this can be my wild side, lol)
Beatles (well, im a classic guy, lol)

Louis Armstrong, Weather Report, Pat Mehetney, Miles Davis, Charles “Birdie” Parker

Loreena Mc Kennit, Barry Manilow (yup, I like B. Manilow and Led Zeppelin)

juju34single 46F

6/9/2005 10:12 pm

keithcancookThanks for letting me know where to find the post you wrote in. Will go look for it! I like too many things to be able to classify myself as one single group afficinada. I can handle some (stresses some) country, and I have tried to like opera, but after about 4 or 5 minutes, I want to chew on tin foil. sheepish grin I tried. Perhaps I just didn't get into it because I don't know enough about it. Funny thing I saw Okalahoma on public broadcast and loved it. (Maybe it was because Hugh Jackman was in it. The guy that played Wolverine.)
I like musicals, so I can't understand why I don't like Opera.

I could never tire of Tolkien. When I came across Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl and Sir Orfeo, I almost tossed it, because it was in a ratty bin at a garage sale. Then I saw the magick 7 letter word, Tolkien, and grabbed it up. It is a third printing, though in good condition. Now I know what else to look for at garage sales. (LOL just what I need. MORE books!)

Gladiator made me cry, actually. Toward the end.
I love Dune, and all the books in the series. Was a happy camper when Children of Dune came out, but the remake of Dune 1 with William Hurt? He made an awful Duke Leto. They changed so much from the first version I didn't want it.

dz2502 I have always been in love with classical piano. Whole orchestra is a downer, too much going on. The Piano is like a voice or a tornado. A voice in a fog, gentle and mexmerizing, or tornadic as in leaving you breathless for all the energy it can well up in a person.

Good classic rock list too, though there is a couple I haven't had the pleasure of hearing. Loreena is the bomb though. I love her, Enya, Clannad (Enya's sister is in Clannad, and albums like Fuaim and Banba feature Enya too.) I must have been in the minority that didn't really get into Manilow though. Won't knock those who do though.

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