Okay so you hypothetically get stranded on an island for the rest of your life. You have 5 albums, 5 movies, and 5 books. What are your choices to spend the rest of your life with?
I'll start: Music Pink Floyd - Animals Beach Boys - Pet Sounds Beatles - Rubber Soul Radiohead - The Bends Nick Drake - Pink Moon Movies The Big Lebowski The Usual Suspects Children Of Men Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind Super Troopers Books Still Life With Woodpecker by Tom Robbins Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami The Sirens Of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut
Post by nodepression on Jul 11, 2010 21:30:19 GMT -5
Albums 1. My Bloody Valentine | Loveless 2. Talking Heads | Remain In Light 3. Beach Boys | Pet Sounds 4. Radiohead | Kid A 5. Neil Young | On The Beach
Movies 1. Ferris Buellers Day Off 2. Rushmore 3. Snatch 4. Almost Famous 5. High Fidelity
Books 1. Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius | Dave Eggers 2. The Great Gatsby | F. Scott Fitzgerald 3. The Dharma Bums | Jack Kerouac 4. Motherless Brooklyn | Jonathan Lethem 5. You Shall Know Our Velocity | Dave Eggers
Oh Ghostland! Desert island dance party! Kid A is definitely my favorite Radiohead album, I just felt like I would prefer The Bends for the rest of my life. Good call on House Of Leaves, tons to uncover over many reads I'm sure. That book is amazing.
Grateful Dead - American Beauty Miles Davis - In a Silent Way Gilberto Gil & Jorge Ben - Gil e Jorge Sly and the Family Stone - There's a Riot Goin' On Bob Dylan - Nashville Skyline
The Mahabharata - Veda Vyasa (K. M. Ganguli Translation) Notre Dame de Paris - Victor Hugo (W. J. Cobb Translation) 100 Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez (G. Rabassa translation) The New History of the World - J. M. Roberts Godel, Escher, Bach - Douglas Hofstedter
The Closet Fantasia His Girl Friday Life Is Beautiful The Triplets of Belleville
Beach Boys Pet Sounds Clash London Calling Flaming Lips Soft Bulletin Radiohead the Bends weezer - the blue album
Big Lebowski Citizen Kane Clerks Fight Club Wayne's World
A Confederacy of Dunces Codex Seraphinianus (have only heard of this one, quite curious) The Complete Calvin & Hobbes The big-ass collection of 6-8 Vonnegut novels my coworker used to keep behind the counter Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Also my favorite Vonnegut...and it never gets enough play.
Music Abbey Road - The Beatles Blood on the Tracks - Bob Dylan Who's Next - The Who The White Album - The Beatles After the Goldrush - Neil Young
Movies Rocky Total Recall Ghostbusters The Big Lebowski Dumb & Dumber
Books The Sirens of Titan - Kurt Vonnegut Blood Meridian - Cormac McCarthy Helter Skelter - Vincent Bugliosi The Sound and the Fury - William Faulkner Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung - Lester Bangs
Music: Ornette Coleman The Shape Of Jazz To Come Eric Dolphy Out To Lunch Duke Ellington and John Coltrane In A Sentimental Mood Charles Mingus The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady Milford Graves Percussion Ensemble
Movies: Akira Kurosawa Seven Samurai François Truffaut The 400 Blows Mel Brooks Blazing Saddles Terry Gilliam Brasil Allison Anders & Kurt Voss Border Radio
Books: Guy Debord The Society of the Spectacle Charles Bukowski Notes From A Dirty Old Man Arthur Rimbaud A Season in Hell and The Drunken Boat Nick Tosches In the Hand of Dante John Fante Ask The Dust