• Say hello!

    Dear all - let me kick this off,

    It is a condition of joining that you introduce yourself by way of a geeky listified Top 5 in three categories: favourite albums, films and books.

    I've never opened a group and rarely discuss on forums but there's a first for everything so, here goes:

    Top 5 Albums
    (1990-present, cos it's too hard otherwise):
    1. Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
    2. Jeff Buckley - Grace
    3. Counting Crows - August And Everything After
    4. Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes
    5. Nirvana - Nevermind

    (honourable mentions to everyone on the group list!)

    Top 5 Films

    1. Vertigo
    2. Hana-Bi (Fireworks)
    3. La Pianiste (The Piano Teacher)
    4. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    5. Amelie

    Top 5 Books

    1. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
    2. The Piano Teacher by Elfriede Jellinek
    3. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
    4. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
    5. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

    Your turn next...

    Remember to keep breathing.
  • albums

    Manic Street Preachers - The Holy Bible
    Living With Eating Disorders - Selling Self Hate
    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Tender Prey
    The Eels - Electro-Shock Blues
    Radiohead - The Bends
    Bill Hicks - Rant in E Minor


    Fight Club
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    Empire Strikes Back
    The Wicker Man
    Big Fish
    Edward Scissorhands
    Reservoir Dogs
    Velvet Goldmine

    I'm allowed 10 because I'm awesome. Or a film nerd, it's all good.


    Chuck Palahniuk - Fight Club
    George Orwell - 1984
    Sylvia Plath - The Bell Jar
    Chuck Palahniuk - Lullaby
    Mervyn Peake - Gormenghast

    Edited by purrsnicketty on 7 Dec 2004, 21:20
  • hello!

    Hi Everyone ... :-)
    Group Description fits for me ... ;-(


    Placebo - self titled
    Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American
    Sum 41 - Chuck
    The Lemonheads - It´s A Shame About Ray
    Finger Eleven - self titled


    Mulholland Drive
    Straight Story
    Lost Highway
    Blair Witch Project
    Indy 3

    Bernhard Schlink - The Reader
    Saldinger - Catcher In The Rye
    Nabuchov - Lolita
    Arthur C. Clarke - 2001
    Lewis - Alice in Wonderland

    • ghetek said...
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    • 9 Dec 2004, 02:24


    Hi all my name is Alex, oh man i love the name of this group and it describes me really well.

    Artists (albums was too hard):
    Death Cab For Cutie
    Rocky Votolato
    Damien Rice
    Postal Service
    Elliot smith

    Garden State
    Moulin Rouge
    Romeo & Juliet
    Edward Scissorhands
    Strictly Ballroom

    A heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
    Principles of Psychology
    The Giving Tree
    Catcher In The Rye
    .still looking.
    .still looking.

    Edited by ghetek on 9 Dec 2004, 02:24
  • Hey!

    Top 5 Albums
    1. Bad Religion~Stranger Than Fiction
    2. Ani Difranco-Not a Pretty Girl
    3. Mazzy Star - So Tonight that I Might See
    4. Morrissey~Viva Hate
    5. Smashing Pumpkins~Siamese Dream
    (it should be mentioned that this list reflects only the albums that opened my eyes to new ways of thinking, being and doing. All albums do that to some extent, but all these did so at just the right time in my life. Many others too numerous to mention!)

    Top 5 Films
    1. Sylvia
    2. The Virgin Suicides
    3. Lolita (1997)
    4. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    5. Amelie

    (also: Il Postino, Girl, Interupted, Heavenly Creatures, Donnie Darko, Requiem for a Dream, Natural Born Killers, Rules of Attraction, The Opposite of Sex, Prozac Nation)

    Top 5 Books
    1. Lolita~Vladmir Nabokav
    2. The Virgin Suicides~Jeffrey Eugenides
    3. Blood Sugar~Nicole Blackman (poetry)
    4. Prozac Nation~Elizabeth Wurtzel
    5. House of Leaves~Mark Z. Danielewski

    (also: Most anything by Poppy Z. Brite pre liquor, middlesex, ariel, the bell jar, fight club, the little prince, more now again, manifesta, the vampire chronicles.

    ::following the words::
    • [Deleted user] said...
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    • 12 Dec 2004, 04:16

    uhm well aaa... hello


    the smiths - the smiths
    the smiths - meat i murder
    morrissey - bona drag
    morrissey - vauxhall and i
    rilo kiley - more adventurous

    they shoot horses, don't they?
    ghost world
    six degrees of separation
    taxi driver
    wonder boys

    some virginia woolf, some kurt vonnegut, some salinger, some wodehouse... i don't read that much i guess

  • Hello! (oi)

    Hello, i don't speak english, i'm a Brazilian... ok?

    Pink Floyd - The Final Cut
    Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights
    Interpol - Antics
    Morrissey - You are the Quarry
    Radiohead - Amnesiac

    A clockwork Orange
    Butterfly Effect
    Sem notícias de deus

    Demian ( Herman Hesse )
    Stepen Wolf ( Herman Hesse)
    Sidarta ( Herman Hesse )
    Werther ( Goethe )
    Crime e Castigo ( Dostoiévisk )

  • Hi to everyone who's posted so far...I was really worried about setting up such a miserable sounding group (cos I'm not really that dour...honest!) but looks like there's some felow lost souls out there! Hoorah!

    Nice choices all - of the stuff you've added I particularly like (not that you need to know but hey!):

    The Holy Bible, Billy-boy Hicks, The Bends, Plath, M'holland Drive, Damo Rice (I had that album back in 2002), The Smiths/Mozzer stuff, Ghost World, Interpol and Hesse (nice heavy reading matter there nandofloyd).

    Will check some of the rest out.

    Remember to keep breathing.
    • Lunch said...
    • User
    • 13 Dec 2004, 19:45

    Hullo, then

    Well, I come from Belgium (the French part). I'll try to show you the most accurate list, but must say I'm quite versatile. It may be obsolete by the end of the day...

    Pulp - This is hardcore
    Funkstörung - Disconnected
    Ghinzu - Blow
    Tom McRae - Jsut like blood
    Jean-Louis Murat - Dolores

    Peter Jackson - Braindead
    Denis Villeneuve - Maelström
    Albert Dupontel - Bernie
    Marc Foster - Monters' ball
    Rémy Belvaux - C'est arrivé près de chez vous

    Fédor Dostoïevski - Crime et châtiment
    Louis Aragon - Théâtre/roman
    Michel Houellebecq - Plateformes
    Nancy Huston - Doce agonia
    Jean-Paul Sartre - Le mur

    If someone's interrested by this (why not?), I may find the English translations for all the French stuff.

  • Hello. Wonderful to meet you all.

    Blood Sugar Sex Magic- Chili Peppers
    Buddha Bar- Compilation disc
    Figure 8- Elliott Smith
    Suicide Medicine- Rocky Votolato
    Unplugged- Lauryn Hill
    (Just some of the music I love)

    Lost in Translation
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    Donnie Darko
    (Again a short list)

    On the Road- Jack Kerouac
    Tuesdays With Morrie- Mitch Albom
    The Little Prince- (forget the Author)
    Triggerfish Twist- (:::Shrug:::)
    Confessions of a Philosopher- Bryan Magee

  • Re: Hello. Wonderful to meet you all.

    Quoth BuddhaBum:
    Blood Sugar Sex Magic- Chili Peppers
    Buddha Bar- Compilation disc
    Figure 8- Elliott Smith
    Suicide Medicine- Rocky Votolato
    Unplugged- Lauryn Hill
    (Just some of the music I love)

    Lost in Translation
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    Donnie Darko
    (Again a short list)

    On the Road- Jack Kerouac
    Tuesdays With Morrie- Mitch Albom
    The Little Prince- (forget the Author)
    Triggerfish Twist- (:::Shrug:::)
    Confessions of a Philosopher- Bryan Magee

    • [Deleted user] said...
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    • 14 Dec 2004, 08:51


    I am from the Netherlands, nice to meet you all.

    Albums: (changing every month)
    1. The Arcade Fire - Funeral
    2. Sigur Ros - ( )
    3. Radiohead - OK Computer
    4. And you will know us.. - Source Tags and Codes
    5. Yann Tiersen - Amelie OST

    1. Fight Club
    2. American Beauty
    3. A Clockwork Orange
    4. Shawshank Redemption
    5. Donnie Darko

    1. H. Mulisch - The Discovery Of Heaven
    2. J. Gaarder - Sophie's World
    3. L. de Winter - De Ruimte Van Sokolov
    4. Robert M. Pirsig - Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
    5. H. Mulisch - Siegfried

  • Hello. Thought i'd join :)

    Top 5 Albums
    Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes
    Beth Gibbons and Rustin Man - Out Of Season
    Radiohead - OK Computer
    Spiritualised - Ladies And Gentleman We Are Floating Into Space
    Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left

    Top 5 Films
    Requiem For A Dream
    Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
    Donnie Darko
    21 Grams

    Top 5 Books
    To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee
    Last Exit To Brooklyn - Hubert Selbey Jnr
    A Million Little Pieces - James Frey
    Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
    Lord Of The Flies - William Golding

  • Hey - if I've got time for LiveJournal, I've got time for this.

    I hope it's warmer where you are than where I am.


    Mellon Collie & The Infinite Sadness (Twilight to Starlight)
    New York - Lou Reed
    Uh Huh Her - PJ Harvey
    Cut - The Slits
    Rafi's Revenge - Asian Dub Foundation


    La Haine
    The Straight Story
    12 Angry Men
    Rebel Without A Cause


    Stone Butch Blues
    Lesbians Raising Sons
    The Double Tongue
    Ape and Essence
    Red Dragon (my 'comfort' book)

  • very very hard

    A warm howdy!

    hmmmmmmmm, well there's music
    1)Jeff Buckley - Grace
    2)Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes
    3)Damien Rice - O
    4)(a stretch, but since you said 90's) the beatles - one
    5)Rammstein - Sensucht (oh you won't believe how much I've got for that)

    2)Foul Play (f*ing most hilarious movie ever)
    3)Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
    4)Love Actually
    5a)life is beautiful (sorry 'bout the extra one)

    1)Pride and Prejudice
    3)Sense and Sensibility (all jane austen- she could take all five, but I'd better not)
    4)Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
    5)America:The Book - Jon Stewart

  • eep

    as in difficult to decide and a boisterous welcome, looking back I could see that could be seen other ways. my bad

  • Hello...

    The Smiths - Louder Than Bombs
    Joy Division - Substance
    The VU - The VU & Nico
    The Smiths - Meat Is Murder
    Stereolab - Space Age Bachelor Pad Music

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    Garden State
    Cannibal the Musical
    The Big Lebowski

    I really loved Clive Barkers WeaveWorld when I was younger...
    Currently, I'm stuck in America (the book)

    I really should read more often

  • Hello...

    Pet Shop Boys - Behaviour
    Client - Client
    Air - Talkie Walkie
    Morrissey - You Are The Quarry
    The JAMs - 1987: What The F*ck is Going On?

    The Matrix
    Fight Club
    The Shining

    Bruce Sterling - The Hacker Crackdown
    Stephen King - The Shining
    I don't read much these days...

  • Hello!

    Most people wouldn't consider me introverted (most would say extroverted, actually), but I feel I am quite a bit.

    1. Brian Wilson - SMiLE
    2. Belle and Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
    3. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
    4. The Smiths - The Queen is Dead
    5. Simon and Garfunkel - Bookends

    1. Magnolia
    2. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    3. Boogie Nights
    4. The Big Lebowski
    5. A Christmas Story

    1. A Clockwork Orange
    2. High Fidelity
    3. The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
    4. To Kill a Mockingbird

    Can't think of another fictional book I've read that I've liked. That doesn't mean I don't like many books, just that I don't read as much as I'd like to say I do. :/

  • hey :)

    Top 5 Albums
    tori amos - little earthquakes
    nirvana - nevermind
    nirvana - in utero
    no doubt - singles
    morrissey - you are the quarry

    Top 5 Films
    pulp fiction
    moulin rouge
    the hours
    donnie darko

    Top 5 Books
    valley of the dolls
    the hours
    catcher in the rye
    the bell jar
    vernon god little

  • Hullo there!

    Hullo everyone, *looks at feet and shuffles*

    The Delgados: Peloton
    Gorky's Zygotic Mynci: Spanish Dance Troupe
    Belle & Sebastian: Dear Catastrophe Waitress *or* Tigermilk *or* Boy With the Arab Strap
    Shins: Oh Inverted World
    Nina Nastasia: Dogs

    Hmm, I'm not much of a film person, I quite like Delicatessen, and erm...

    Peculiar Memories of Thomas Penman by Bruce Robinson
    The End of our Tethers by Alasdair Gray
    Johnny Panic.... by Sylvia Plath
    and so on and so forth. You get the picture.

    theres too much love to go around these days
    • elmoo said...
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    • 28 Dec 2004, 20:53

    Ok... here goes!
    Snow Patrol - When its all over we still have to clear up
    Aqualung - Still life
    Turin Brakes - Optimist LP
    Kings of Leon - Ah ha Shake Heartbrake
    Athlete - Vehicles and animals

    Eternal sunshine
    Moulin Rouge
    Donnie Darko
    Fight cllub
    (And Romeo + juliet, Pirates Of the Carribbean, Shrek, Garden State, The incredibles was pretty cool too!)

    Hitch hickers guide to the galaxy - Douglas adams
    Pride And Prejudice - Jane Austin
    Lord of the rings - JRR Tolkien
    Last chance to see - Douglas adams
    Oryx and Crake - Margret Atwood

    Edited by elmoo on 28 Dec 2004, 21:00
    • GirlA said...
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    • 28 Dec 2004, 22:46



    The smiths - the queen is dead
    the libertines - up the bracket
    morrissey - your arsenal
    the shins - chutes too narrow
    The smiths - strangeways here we come

    The World According to Garp - john irving
    The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
    Cut- Patricia McCormick
    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time-Mark Haddon
    Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis

  • Hi. Wonderful group idea. :-) Don't be put off by my post-count -- I'm the exact opposite in real-life. :-[ So my lists...

    Top 5 Albums
    1. BT - Movement in Still Life
    2. The Streets - Original Pirate Material
    3. Garbage - S/T
    4. Footloose soundtrack
    5. K7 and the Swing Kids - Swing Batta Swing ;)

    Top 5 Films/Movies
    1. The Goonies
    2. Footloose
    3. The NeverEnding Story
    4. Ghostbusters
    5. Donnie Darko

    Top 5 Books
    1. Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
    2. The Time Machine - H.G. Wells
    3. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
    4. Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? - Joyce Carol Oates
    5. Lady Chatterly's Lover - D.H. Lawrence


    • Pris said...
    • User
    • 31 Dec 2004, 01:10
    Hello, I just couldn't resist joining a group that hit so many right keywords.

    Favorite Albums:

    1 Radiohead- Kid A
    2 David Bowie- Station to station
    3 Nick Drake- Bryter Layter
    4 Leonard Cohen- Songs of love and hate
    5 Love- Forever Changes

    Favorite movies:

    1 Rocky horror picture show
    2 Taxi Driver
    3 Even Hitler had a girlfriend
    4 The Lost Weekend
    5 The Pawnbroker

    Favorite books (I'm somewhat slacking in the books departement, non-fiction/study books are taking up most of the, so here's some random ones I remember liking):

    The Stranger
    Franny and Zooey
    American Psycho

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