Thursday, June 23, 2005

Hey Nurts

Sasha Frere-Jones is pretty awesome. Especially his last 5-song list. This is where you post your answers as comment.

Make it pithy yall - and I aint lispin'

15 Comments:

At 4:05 PM, Blogger dc nahm said...

Total number of books I've owned: I have no idea.

The last book I bought: The Egyptologyst by Arthur Phillips

The last book I read: The Virgin Suicides by Jeffery Eugenidies, Jesus' Son by Denis Johnson

Five books that mean a lot to me (in no particular order): Lolita by Nabokov, Pierre by Melville, The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster, The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith, Werewolves in their Youth by Michael Chabon

Total number of films I own on DVD and video: Three

Last film I bought: I don't think I have ever purchased a movie myself. They are gifts. Last gift: Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia.

Last film I watched: Con-Air, while waiting to talk to a client at the Infectious Diseases clinic.

Five films that I watch a lot or that mean a lot to me (in no particular order): Royal Tennenbaums, 2001, Elephant Man, Amelie, Labrynth

If I could be any character portrayed in a movie, I would be: HAL

Total volume of music on my computer: 0

Last CD I bought: Gimme Fiction

Song currently playing: Silence

Five songs I listen to a lot or that mean a lot to me: The Impossibility of this! I'll Be You by the Replacements, Meth of a Rockette's Kick by Mercury Rev, Indian was an Angel by Guided by Voices, Celebrated Summer by Husker Du, Cruel to be Kind by Nick Lowe and Never Tear Us Apart by INXS

 
At 2:59 AM, Blogger Don't Blame Me--You Voted for Bush said...

Total # of books: 15

Last book I read: Clayton's Guide to Estimating the Number of Books You Own, 1st edition

Last film I bought: Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (given as a gift)

 
At 3:46 AM, Blogger Don't Blame Me--You Voted for Bush said...

Last book bought - Harmony & Voice Leading by Aldwell and Schachter

Last book read - Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich

Five books, lot meaning, order no particular - 3. Absalom, Absalom by Willy Fokker 5. Thus Spoke Zarathustra/Beyond Good and Evil/The Genealogy of Morals (same message repackaged with increasing frustration) by Friedrich Nietzsche 2. True and False by David Mamet 1. The Roald Dahl Omnibus 4. This cool short story collection from some UT-Chattanooga class that has That Evening Sun and Red Leaves by Faulkner, a bunch of Henry James, and some other things I can't remember. And I can't find the book.

Total number of films I own: estimated 100

Last film watched - Finding Neverland (wished I'd known you were going to ask so I could have watched something cooler)

Five films - Vertigo, The Wild Bunch, Barton Fink, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (though it's more about the extension of the TV show), Bottle Rocket

Any character from a movie - Beethoven from Immortal Beloved or from Beethoven's Second
(Real answers: tie between Gordon Cole from Twin Peaks and Gilbert Redman from The Lady Vanishes)

Total volume of music on my computer - usually set it around 3 on the speakers - or do I mean c.10 MB?

Last CD I bought - Merge's 3 pack reissue of the first 3 Dinosaur albums (if trades count, it was Trink! Sink! Tanz! by Bringerer)

Song playing (when started) - Crosseyed and Painless by Talking Heads
Song playing (when submitted) - Chichina by Gustavo Santaolalla

Five songs (yeah, this is too hard)- Doctor Wu by Steely Dan, The Black Light by Calexico, Echos Myron (or Goldheart Mtn. Top Queen Directory) by Guided by Voices, My Favorite Things by John Coltrane, A Day in the Life/I Want to Tell You by the Beatles

 
At 2:52 AM, Blogger DJ said...

# Books:
Donno. 5-6 hunny.

Last book bought:
Brief Interviews w/ Hideous Men, Davie F. Wallace

Last book read:
Did I stutter, bitch?

5 that meant a lot:
Jonathan Livingston Seagull, The age of Reason, The Seducer's Diary,
Where the Wild Things Are, All the 80's Porn I could fit in my Nike shoe box.

# Films
Yeah, ...maybe five.

Last film bought:
I bought my mom that Lord of the Rings shit.

Last film watched:
Closer. I think I liked it. Wait, no, no I didn't. I passed out towards the end. I dreamt that Julia Roberts turned into a bird and accidently flew into my car windshield with that wicked beak of hers.

5 that meant something:
I've fixated of plenty of crap, but none that I can justify right now. Office Space is total therapy just before you quit. Magnolia made me cry, but then so do Mormon commercials at the right moment. Yeah, fuck all.

Be any character:
That Gummo Kid

Music on CPU:
2,600 songs. The initial 1,500 or so crashed, but that's prolly for the better.

Last CD bought:
(same time) Aqueduct: I Sold Gold
+
John Coltrain: Stellar Regions

Song playing:
At the Drive In: Lopsided

Five songs:
Damn. Reachin' back...
5.Suicidal Tendencies- Join the Army (I WAS POSSESSED TO SKATE)
4.Sonic Youth- Teenage Riot
(piloting a carpool stoned though weeks of snowstorms.)
3.Rachels: Music For Egon Schiele ...track #5 (Camping / hiking Red River Gorge)
2.Built to Spill- The Plan
(Top-down spring break to Chicago)
1.The French Kicks- One More Time
(hired @ new job / get to quit the shitty old job in Seattle)

 
At 3:00 AM, Blogger DJ said...

er, Col-TRANE

 
At 9:05 AM, Blogger dc nahm said...

I just read brief interviews with hideous men too. Not all. Had to stop. It was too much like the cases in my crim law text book. Have you tried girl with curious hair?

 
At 1:37 AM, Blogger stark pimp said...

I've been out of range lately but will return on Wednesday. I think all your picks make you cool and yet gracious and yet picky. WHO KNOWS WHAT'LL BE ON MY LIST?

 
At 1:47 AM, Blogger stark pimp said...

"Last book bought - Harmony & Voice Leading by Aldwell and Schachter"

Ahhhh - This is classic is some classic Kalb pro-guitar shit. I drove by Hubbard's Lane last Saturday. Thought about checking the pond out back.

 
At 9:13 AM, Blogger dc nahm said...

Last time I was there there was a basketball, an apple and a squirrel in it.

 
At 9:05 PM, Blogger stark pimp said...

The last book I bought: The Moviegoer by Walker Percy

The last book I read: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (reread immediately after rereading Dubliners)

Five books that mean a lot to me: Austerlitz, W.G. Sebald; Actual Air, David Berman; The Adventures of Augie March, Saul Bellow; Cars and Trucks and Things That Go, Richard Scarry; Best Loved Poems, James Whitcomb Riley

Last film I bought: My Own Private Idaho

Last film I watched: Bad Education - close after seeing Talk To Me. Completely changed my mind on dir Almodovar. I used to think he was campy and irritating and I just wished he could be quiet sometimes. He heard me, o boy did he hear me.

Five films that I watch a lot or that mean a lot to me (in no particular order): My Own Private Idaho, Miller's Crossing, Cannonball Run, Notorious, Dazed and Confused

If I could be any character portrayed in a movie, I would be: Paul Newman in The Hustler

Total volume of music on my computer: A lot. I've filled up a 20 GB iPod.

Last CD I bought: Van Morrison, "Veedon Fleece"; Feist, "Let It Die"

Song currently playing: NY Mets vs Wash Nats

Five songs I listen to a lot or that mean a lot to me: Rolling Stones, "Gimme Shelter"; The Spinners, "I'll Be Around"; Drive-By Truckers, "Danko/Manuel"; John Hartford, "Headin' Down Into the Mystery Below"; Bob Dylan, "It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)"

 
At 12:51 PM, Blogger DJ said...

*favorite Dylan song ever*

mostly.

 
At 3:48 PM, Blogger stark pimp said...

could've been mr. tambourine man, could've been any of the tracks you hear on the official 1966 "bootleg" album. could've been the song he whistles on the toilet.

 
At 10:16 AM, Blogger dc nahm said...

Favorite Dylan song: You Ain't Going Nowhere.

 
At 10:36 AM, Blogger stark pimp said...

DAMN. You're right.

 
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