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.

7 Comments

  1. tia
    November 19, 2008

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

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  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.

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  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??

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  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.

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  5. Lance
    November 20, 2008

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

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  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.

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  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.
    http://soundcloud.com/antiqcool/girl-in-a-room-1

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