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Jan. 7th, 2005


recommend 5 bands to me.

recommend 5 songs to me.

recommend 5 books to me.

recommend 5 movies to me.



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Jan. 7th, 2005 08:28 am (UTC)
Random Commenter
Hey you don't know me, just a random bored-as-hell guy with nothing better to do at the moment than comment on random people's LJs.

King Crimson

Severed by Mudvayne
Stun Operator by Buckethead
Pulling Strings by John 5
Idioteque by Radiohead
The Air-Conditioned Nightmare by Mr. Bungle

Shadowdale by Ed Greenwood
The Crystal Shard by R.A. Salvatore
Homeland by R.A. Salvatore
Dissolution by R.A. Salvatore
Canticle by R.A. Salvatore
(I really like R.A. Salvatore... : P)

The Last Samurai
28 Days Later
King Crimson: De Ja Vroom
Jul. 1st, 2005 03:02 pm (UTC)
Re: Random Commenter
i definitely don't mind that you swung by to give me some recommendations! in fact, i feel flattered that you bothered :) (as long as you don't mind my 6 month old response...)

aah, mr. bungle and primus, how i miss thee.

a coworker loaned me a r.a. salvatore series (the one with elbryan and pony) to read, i plowed through them....until i got a tv/vcr in my bedroom, and then my reading sort of came to a screaching halt. (before bed being the majority of the time i would actually read.)

i LOVED braveheart (one of the few movies that made me cry like a schoolgirl). ooh, and i FINALLY got to see glory all the way through (great flick!) and 28 days later... i shall have to check out the other ones you mentioned!

thanks again :D
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Jul. 1st, 2005 02:59 pm (UTC)
you know? i'm probably one of thee very last people on earth that have not read any of the, nor seen any of the stuff (i.e. movies) surrounding the harry potter series. for a long while, it began to cause me to become overly stubborn to NOT see any of the movies or read any of the books, as i seemed to be the last person on the face of the planet that had not done one, nor the other.

i LOVED the royal tenanbaums, forrest gump, and office space, haven't seen the others though!

thanks so much for swinging by and giving me your recommendations :D
Jan. 7th, 2005 09:12 am (UTC)
5 bands: The Benjamin Gate!!! Massivivid, Portishead, the Cranberries, Massive Attack.

5 songs: 'Need' by The Benjamin Gate; 'Drop' by Massivivid; 'All Mine' by Portishead; 'Empty' by the Cranberries; 'Dissolved Girl' by Massive Attack.

5 books: 'Hopscotch' by Julio Cortazar; 'Biting the Sun' by Tanith Lee; 'War of the Flowers' by Tad Williams; 'The Incarnations of Immortality (series)' by Piers Anthony; 'Rider at the Gate' (and sequel 'Cloud's Rider') by C. J. Cherryh.

5 movies: 'Playing By Heart'; 'Fall' (the 1997 one); 'The Usual Suspects'; 'Foxfire' (1996); and 'f.r.i.e.n.d.s' the show (I just had to!)
Jun. 19th, 2005 07:03 pm (UTC)
thanks so much! i had started writing all of these down in a notebook for easy portability and stuff, but my hand got tired and cramped after just yours, so methinks i shall copy and paste it and print it out instead!

hooray for modern technology!
Jan. 7th, 2005 02:45 pm (UTC)
I'm just doing the bands:

Old 97s
Drive By Truckers
Jun. 19th, 2005 07:08 pm (UTC)
ooh thank you!

naturally, in true aubkabob form, i have done nothing with these lists as of yet ;)
Jan. 7th, 2005 02:55 pm (UTC)
not big on movies but...
BANDS-the flecktones,string cheese incident,the dirty dozen brass band,maroon 5,carlinhos brown(no bother if you speak portugeese or not its good)

SONGS-the sinister minister(flecktones),sirens(sting cheese),dont you feel my leg(brss band),sunday afternoon(maroon 5), shalom(brown)

BOOKS-wizards first rule(terry goodkind),angels and demons(dan brown),angela's ashes(frank mccourt),long dark tea time of the soul(douglas adams), nova(baron james ashanti)
Jul. 1st, 2005 02:57 pm (UTC)
Re: not big on movies but...
i've discovered recently that maroon 5 had basically been responsible for every recent song that i adored on the radio. i want to hug them now.

i should really reread my terry goodkind books. actually, since i left all of my books in phoenix, i really should reBUY all of my terry goodkind books.

and i've heard so much about angela's ashes.
Jan. 7th, 2005 03:54 pm (UTC)
Bands(and solo artists):
The Beach Boys, Todd Rundgren, The Carpenters, The Tubes, Thin Lizzy

The Last Ride-Todd Rundgren, Dancing in the Moonlight-Thin Lizzy, Man in a Suitcase-The Police, Kid-The Pretenders, In a Lonely Place-The Smithereens

To Kill a Mockingbird-Harper Lee, Angela's Ashes-Frank McCourt, All Souls-Michael Patrick MacDonald, Koko-Peter Straub, Rules of Prey-John Sandford

12 Angry Men(1957), Angels With Dirty Faces(1938), Dog Day Afternoon(1975), Joe Dirt(2001), Arthur(1981)
Jun. 19th, 2005 07:09 pm (UTC)
oooh, i've been going through a bit of beach boys phase as of late and have been craving some carpenters, as well :)

i've heard SO much about angela's ashes, i should check it out!
Jan. 7th, 2005 05:47 pm (UTC)
3rd Bass
Fugazi (I can only vouch for two of their CDs though - 13 Songs and Repeater)
Dead Kennedys

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
The Life Aquatic
Ocean's 12
Bill Cosby, Himself
Jun. 19th, 2005 07:10 pm (UTC)
i have heard so much about all of those movies and from everything that i've heard, they're all movies i would adore completely.

i shall definitely have to check them out :) thanks!
Jan. 7th, 2005 05:52 pm (UTC)

big star
built to spill
flogging molly
neutral milk hotel


jesus etc - wilco
i figured you out - mary lou lord
i don't believe you - magnetic fields
victoria - old 97s
ball and chain - social distortion


at the back of the northwind - george macdonald
enders game - orson scott card
on the road - jack kerouac
alas babylon - pat frank
life after god - douglas coupland


sullivans travels
donnie darko
ghost world
the paper
Jun. 19th, 2005 07:12 pm (UTC)
i LOVE donnie darko and ghost world (though i bought ghost world hella cheap and my roommate has forbid me to watch it while shes around because she doesn't get it - hee.)

i really like everything i've heard from wilco, too. granted, i would probably eat up any recommendations that you give me, as you have the best taste!
Jan. 7th, 2005 06:29 pm (UTC)
bands: !!! (chk chk chk), modest mouse, the vaselines, the unicorns, the raincoats

books: american gods by neil gaiman, god bless you mr. rosswater by kurt vonnegut, crissis on infinite earths (DC comics, and if trade paper back comics don't count, well uh, tough?), the tao of pooh benjerman hoff (err, i think), the te of pigglet (same author as the tao of pooh)

movies: shaun of the dead!!!!, bubba ho-tep, the jerk, battle royale, the lady killers

online comics: questionable content, something positive, joe and monkey, suzie view, achewood
Jun. 19th, 2005 07:15 pm (UTC)
ooh wonderful! seems you have great taste! lady killers has been on On Demand lately and i keep ... not watching it for some reason. i dunno what it is, but my attention span is not letting me sit through an entire 2 hours of ANYTHING lately.

and thanks for the recommendations for the comics, too! YOU RAWK.

course, you already know that.
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Jan. 7th, 2005 06:29 pm (UTC)
Bands: The Negro Problem, Knife In The Water, Richard Buckner, Jolie Holland, Be Good Tanyas

Songs: "Heads", by The Negro Problem; "Cathedral", by Crosby, Stills, & Nash; "Shine", by Daniel Lanois; "Resolution", by Kurt Elling; "Won't U Please B Nice", by Nellie McKay

Books: "WLT: A Radio Romance", by Garrison Keillor; "Animal Crackers", by Hannah Tinti; "The Idiot", by Dostoevsky; "Batavia's Graveyard", by Mike Dash; "Pastoralia", by George Saunders

Movies: Lost In Translation, The Station Agent, Napoleon Dynamite, Saved!, Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle (so ridiculous it's actually kinda good!)
Jun. 19th, 2005 07:20 pm (UTC)
ooh be good tanyas, i used to listen to them a lot, before i left phoenix. dunno why i ever stopped.

thanks for the recommendations and reminding me! hee hee. i've been craving a lot of older stuff like crosby stills and nash. funny how it took me growing up and getting older to really be able to appreciate the old music and not avoid it cuz it 'isn't cool'. to think of all the stuff i missed.

granted, it may be a good thing because of the fact that while die hard fans have heard everything they will ever come out with (i.e. the beatles), it's ALL new to me :D and i'm discovering it at an age where i can appreciate it so much more!

and i freaking LOVE saved!! i so wanted to find a screenshot of her freaking out at the base of the headless Jesus, but i couldn't find any to make an icon out of.
Jan. 7th, 2005 08:19 pm (UTC)
Peter Murphy
Dirty Vegas
Loreena McKennit
The Young Dubliners


"Love in an Elevator" - Aerosmith
"Deeper Understanding" - Kate Bush
"Who Wants To Live Forever" - Dune
"I'm Gonna Kick Your Ass" -Zorak
"Stairway to Heaven" - Led Zepplin


"The Devil's Cup : A History of the World According to Coffee" Stewart Allen
"Evil: Inside Human Violence and Cruelty" Roy F. Baumeister
"The Holy Bible" Depends on who you ask
"Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America" Barbara Ehrenreich
"Fodor's Ireland" Lisa Dunford


Fight Club
The Princess Bride
Conan the Barbarian
Hawk the Slayer
Office Space
Jun. 19th, 2005 07:22 pm (UTC)
Princess Bride is one of my most favoritest movies EVAR. i want to learn it word for word, it's my secret goal.

omg, and i have't seen any of the conan movies in FOREVER, i just realized that i miss them GREATLY!!! ha ha, grace jones roxx my soxx.

and i HAVE been craving aerosmith lately, thanks!
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Jun. 19th, 2005 07:24 pm (UTC)
ooh i LOVED sleepers the book. i loved the movie, too, though after i read the book and went back and tried to watch the movie again... *violent shudder*

and i've heard such great things about but i'm a cheerleader. methinks i desperately need to see that!

thanks so much!
Jan. 7th, 2005 09:22 pm (UTC)
BANDS: The Sex Gang Children, Tragick Black, T.O.Y (also known as Trademark Of Youth) VNV Nation, Bellemorte

Songs: Satisfaction by Benny Benassi; We Are Electric & The Day The World Disappeard both by T.O.Y.; Bite Of God by Die Form; and Life In Mono by Mono

BOOKS: Intensity by Dean Koonz; First Person Plural by Dr. Cameron West; Sleepers by LORENZO CARCATERRA; The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown; The Chopping Block by Lee Abram

MOVIES Party Monster, Freeway, Pulp Fiction, KIDS, and lat but not leaste But I'm A Cheerleader

There you go sweety ;)
Jun. 29th, 2005 07:22 pm (UTC)
i've heard SO much about but i'm a cheerleader! i finally got to see party monster, and i love pulp fiction, of course... i'll have to check out the others!

thanks so much!
Jan. 7th, 2005 10:09 pm (UTC)
Bands/ Artists: Patty Griffin, Leona Naess, Keane, Gavin DeGraw, The Cranberries

Songs: "Sunshine" by Keane, "Wild Horses" by The Sundays, "Blue Sky" by Patty Griffin, "Dues to Pay" by Leona Naess, and "Best of What's Around" by Dave Matthew's Band

Books: "Unbearable Lightness of Being" by Milan Kundera, "White Oleander" by Janet Finch, "The Virgin Suicides" by Jeffrey Eugenides, "Confessions of a Shopaholic" by Sophie Kinsella (if you like Bridget Jones, you'll like this), and "Mike Nelson's Movie Megacheese". :)

Movies: "Donnie Darko", "Say Anything", "Garden State", "Heathers", and "Amelie"
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Jun. 29th, 2005 07:07 pm (UTC)
ooh, i remember leona! well, only one of her songs, but thanks for reminding me that i wanted to check out more of her!! ooh, and keane, too.

i LOVED donnie darko and amelie. i have SO been meaning to see say anything and garden state. and ironically, i have never seen heathers all the way through.

i should be shot.
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