Monday, September 17, 2012

My Favorite Things

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Our favorite Ninja, Alex Cavanaugh always holds the best parties. This time he wants us to bring our favorite things to the party. More specifically, our 4 favorite genres of Movies, Music, Books and a guilty pleasure from any of those three. First it should be said that I basically love all kinds of movies, music and books depending on the mood I am in at the time. Usually I tend to base my decision on things like actor, director, producer, writer and musician rather than genre. I will give you my best shot anyways.
Movies: The Classics (OK, maybe this is not a genre. It should be!)---Big Alfred Hitchcock Fan. Nothing is better then sitting at the edge of your seat in suspense and then getting a twist at the end of the movie that you never saw coming!

Music: Roub. I love reading at night under the covers.

As for my guilty pleasure I focus my attention on movies and give you MUSICALS, especially vintage ones like My Fair Lady, South Pacific, Singing in the Rain and the following which always cheers me up! Come back on Wednesday when Eye Spy takes a look at The Gods of Norse Mythology.

So tell me, what are some of your favorite things?



51 comments:

L.G. Keltner said...

I love your music choices. Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin are great bands!

Kyra Lennon said...

I love musicals too - but not The Sound of Music (sorry!!)! Also, anyone who loves Led Zeppelin is seriously cool!

Magical Mystical MiMi said...

Being from Michigan, I too love the old time rock n' roll, especially Bob Seger's "Old Time Rock n' Roll." :) Zeppelin is awesome too.. Great concerts. Been to see them both and every now and again you can see Bob Seger out n' about in town, pretty cool. :) - Great post.

Anna Smith said...

Led Zeppelin rule! Singing in the Rain is awesome - I always have those tunes stuck in my head :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I think classic movies is a genre!
Thanks for participating in my blogfest. It is one big party today!

Zoltán Gecse said...

Your selected movie genre is cool! Sometime very good to (re)watch old black-and-white classics.

And I haven't got any problem with your music genre. ;)

Sanny said...

That's a great idea to bring your fave stuff to a party. So it's easier to find a topic to talk about when you meet someone you don't know that well.

I'm also a big musical fan, my fave one is Chicago. I don't like horror movies that much, I prefer something to laugh or think about. I really enjoyed watching The Prestige and Lost in Translation.
Music, well, I hear almost everything - like you depening on my mood. The same is with books, I don't have a genre I prefer. But maybe as a writer it's better to like more different things, to get more point of views on things you can write about.

Great blog post!

Jeremy [HWR Curator] said...

watching psycho today... still gives me the chills, even though i know what happens... i like musicals like sweeney todd and repo man: genetic opera... and a nightmare before christmas.

Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]
Howlin' Wolf Records: On-Line Magazine

Yolanda Renee said...

Hitchcock, yes! and Musicals, oh yes!
Music and books, triple yes! You rock!

Bish Denham said...

Led Zep! Absolutely. And I still get weepy during certain parts of The Sound of Music.

Jaycee DeLorenzo said...

Great choices! Especially Zeppelin and Floyd!

Karen Walker said...

My guilty pleasure is romantic comedies, but I adore movie musicals like these
Karen

Roland D. Yeomans said...

I love your movie choice: the classics. I have a CASABLANCA poster on my wall where I can see it upon getting up in the morning. Friends shake their heads at me as Enya is followed by Santana!

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

I think it's interesting that the "Favorite Things" song has become a Christmas song in the last decade or so. Before that, I never used to hear it played alongside Christmas carols.

Gossip_Grl said...

Great Bloghop, and love all of your favorites, especially the classic movies, oh yeah, they are the greatest!

mike spain said...

Great list! I agree on the music. Hitchcock is great too!

Ella said...

I love Hitchcock n' Stephen King...great list! Yes, under the covers riding those is a flash back of horrid fun! ;D
I now want to watch a Stephen King flick!

Michael Di Gesu said...

It's so ALL ABOUT the 50's and early 60's musicals!

I agree with that for sure.

I didn't know you were into the HORROR thing. Suspense I can totally get into for sure.

Always good to learn more about my big Sis.

Bro

Demitria said...

Pink Floyd is definitely one of my favorites! :)


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Monti said...

I love rock and roll. Even miss the old discos!

Nice to meet you!

Monti
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J.L. Campbell said...

Hi, Maria,

As a child, I loved musicals. Don't read horror though. Too much of a scaredy cat.

Bryan Thomas said...

Ha! I love travel, too, and I love musicals and classic films. Also foreign films. Plus good ole rock n roll. Nice list! Enjoy the trolls...

Donna Shields said...

Absolutely love Stephen King :)

Timothy Brannan said...

Another Horror fan! And Love old Hitchcock movies too.

Great list!

Tim
http://timbrannan.blogspot.com/

Lynn Proctor said...

i love "my favorite things"---great list!

Allison said...

I've never actually read Stephen King, besides his book On Writing. I've been meaning to try one of his other books!

Allison (Geek Banter)

Nancy Thompson said...

Listening to Zeppelin takes me back to my youth. I still know every song by heart.

LD Masterson said...

Our genre choices didn't quite match, but I'm absolutely with you on Classic movies (esp. Hitchcock), great old musicals, and old time Rock & Roll...although I think my old time is a tad older than yours.

N. R. Williams said...

Hi Siv
I think Koontz could classified under suspense as well as horror. I usually avoid horror, but I love Koontz. I always keep a tablet nearby to record the new words he uses and the way he uses them.
Nancy

Laughing Ferret said...

I can't believe how lucky you are to live in Norway. Hard to not appreciate Pink Floyd :) Musicals are pretty painful to me though ;)

Tamara said...

I picked YA books for my favorite book genre, cause I do LOVE YA.

But...Some of my all time fave writers are Stephen King (I've read almost every book he's ever written).

I used to be a huge Koontz fan, but not so much over the last few years. His style has changed and I don't enjoy his new books as much. That's not to say I don't want to check out the new Odd Thomas!

And I have to ask, if you love King, have you read The Gunslinger Series? LOVE those books!!

Christine Rains said...

Great list! I love a good classic or musical film now and then too.

S. L. Hennessy said...

I am the biggest Hitchcock fan ever. He was the master of suspense. Terrific pick!

LynnRush said...

Yay, Julie Andrews. That's an awesome song. :) Great post!!

Lauren said...

I usually base my movie choices on those things too, so it was a little hard to choose four genres.

I love musicals, too! They're such a fun genre.

Cynthia said...

I too enjoy musicals, and I've read stuff by Stephen King and Dean Koontz. You have a wide range of interests. Thanks for sharing!

Lauren said...

By the way, my little sister was sitting beside me while I wrote that last comment, and she had a lot of fun with your adorable little cat feature in the corner. :)

Jess @ The Secret DMS Files of Fairday Morrow said...

Pink Floyd is one of my all time favorite groups. Great choices! I am participating in the blogfest as well (#127 Fairday's Blog!) ~ Jess

Ciara said...

Love Horror. I grew up on musicals. I've watched everything from My Fair Lady to Pete's Dragon. :)

M. J. Joachim said...

Gotta love Rock n Roll and musicals...these are on my list too, though they didn't make it to my blogfest post on FlashTyme...so many choices, and we could only choose one at a time:)

Kari Marie White said...

I grew up reading King and Koontz, which probably explains a lot. LOL.

I do love a good musical though, and frequently have the urge to break into song after watching one.

Misha Gericke said...

Great taste! Love old rock. Learning to appreciate old movies. Adore musicals.

So I also love old musical movies like The Unsinkable Molly Brown and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. :-)

J.C. Martin said...

I do love a good horror story as well. And as for Broadway music, who doesn't love songs from The Phantom of the Opera, Evita, and Cats?

Denise Covey said...

Hey Siv, I totally dig all your choices. I see Pink Floyd has come up several times which is great!

sydneyaaliyah said...

I love classics and old musicals. My favorite - On the Town. Have you seen it? Great movie about sailors on leave in New York. Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra. Brilliant.

Morgan said...

Ohhh... I love musicals too!!!! Great choices... And Alex does throw the best parties! ;)

The Capillary said...

Dropping by from the Genre Blogfest. I can't quite enjoy or appreciate your genre, but hey, what would be a blogfest if we all liked the same thing. :)

DMS said...

Pink Floyd is my favorite! I just love them! I also watch the Sound of Music at least once a year and have the soundtrack. :)

I can't wait to see what the post will say about Norse mythology. How fun!
~Jess

Ink in the Book said...

Oh I'm so sad! How cold I forget musicals. The Sound Of Music holds an honorable place on my movie shelf. AND ircead the first Blu-Ray disc I ever bought!

C.M.Brown said...

Hitchcock made some excellent movies- good choice and there is nothing wrong with Pink Floyd either1

Medeia Sharif said...

I love Hitchcock, but I've never been into musicals, except for The Wizard of Oz.