On A Few of My Favourite Things

Mister Buttons

It's a bit too early to put together a yearly recap, but I can't think of anything else to blog about so this will have to do it. Just think of it as a list of recommendations rather than a yearly recap.

Book: Wonder When You'll Miss Me by Amanda Davis. This book is about revenge and leaving your dark past behind and starting anew (joining a circus!). It's heartbreaking and hopeful at the same time. I borrowed this book from our local library but I wish I owned it so I could re-read it anytime I want. It's that good.

Movie: Young at Heart, directed by Stephen Walker. This documentary proves that senior citizens, even the octogenarians, can rock-and-roll as hard as the rest of us. These senior citizens who belong to a chorus called Young at Heart will show you how to grow old gracefully with music.

Music: I can't decide which band I like the most but Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver, and Bowerbirds are the bands that I discovered this year and really enjoy. None of them is Canadian but I think I've written enough about Canadian artists as it is.

If you have any books, movies, or bands/artists you'd like to recommend, please post it in the comment and I'll check it out. Boring post, huh? Hopefully I'll be more interesting tomorrow, but probably not! Hehe.


  1. tia
    November 19, 2008

    Oh I’m first again but I have noth­ing smart to say… haha

  2. Lance
    November 20, 2008

    After I’m done with my text­books, I plan to read Night (Ellie Wiesel), a sear­ing account of a man detained at a Nazi con­cen­tra­tion camp.

  3. tia
    November 20, 2008

    speak­ing of chee­tos… I miss chiki snack balls bad (only rasa ayam)!
    …and I just found out today chiki is from frito­lay??

  4. Troy
    November 20, 2008

    I’ve read Night. Quite good. It’s part of a tril­o­gy. Night, Dawn and Day. I haven’t read the last two yet.

  5. Lance
    November 20, 2008

    @Troy: Thanks, I didn’t know that. I’ll raid the book­stores for the oth­er books.

  6. Sarah
    November 24, 2008

    I have such a huge pile of books wait­ing for me to fin­ish uni (well, not so much a pile as a huge book­case full) and I can’t wait — all I’ve read recent­ly is about ape “lan­guage”, abstract phonol­o­gy and stats!
    But at least I can lis­ten to music while I work, and I rec­om­mend Beth Row­ley — she’s my cur­rent study­ing music! The album’s called Lit­tle Dream­er, and it’s a huge grow­er.

  7. Pete Smith
    November 5, 2009

    A shame­less plug ? yes.
    Sad songs are my spe­cial­ty. I record­ed this sad lament recent­ly, thought you might enjoy lis­ten­ing.
    Sounds like Ian Brown goes to The Cam­bridge Folk Fes­ti­val.


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