Monday, September 17, 2012

Genre party and more!

Today is the Genre Favorites Blogfest! Hosted by your friendly Ninja Captain Alex!

My Music style of choice is ALTERNATIVE. Bands like - Cake, Foo Fighters, Neon Trees, Offspring, and Weezer. The only trouble with alternative rock is the radio stations come and go. In my 20s I listened to 99X, a station in Atlanta. When I moved, there was nothing like it anywhere. I suffered. Until I tried to find it online years later here in Ohio. You want to talk about coincidence. 99X went off the air soon after I left and while I searched for it, facebook fans started a 99X page for them and the station was resurrected with an online feed!!! I was ecstatic! Been listening to it for 8 years! But guess what. About a week ago, they pulled the plug again. I think alternative music listeners must not spend enough money to keep our station afloat...

As for Books and Movies, I like action/adventure, fantasy, sci fi, humor, and a little chick lit (my guilty pleasure). Some favorites that I could watch/read over and over:
  • all Disney/Pixar - Incredibles is the best of all time
  • the Matrix
  • Star Wars
  • Indiana Jones
  • Harry Potter
  • Lord of the Rings
  • Game of Thrones
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Hunger Games
  • the Holiday
  • French Kiss
  • Xanth Series by Piers Anthony
  • Stephanie Plum Series by Janet Evanovich
  • Michael Crichton books & movies
That's enough. What's your favorite genre? book? movie? music?

But don't leave! I have a few announcements -

Two friends signed contracts for publication!!
and
CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Still going on, RIGHT NOW! (click the badges for details)

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53 comments:

Brinda said...

I own a lot of Cake's music and made myself a Cake station on Pandora. :)

Kyra Lennon said...

Love your choices for books and movies!!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Glad you found your station again! That's why I like my Sirus/XM - the music I listen to you just won't find a station for.
Thanks for participating in my blogfest!

Jemi Fraser said...

I love so many of your books and movies, but I know nothing about your music. Love that we're all so different! :)

Yolanda Renee said...

Congrat's to your friends, and the announcements -- great addition.
Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Action, Romance -- we should all meet at the theater some day -- or the library, but as for a concert? I think we'd mostly go in different directions there. :)

Jaycee DeLorenzo said...

Great movie choices! And thanks for sharing all those announcements.

Karen Walker said...

This blogfest sure is revealing the differences for me. I think it's an age thing. My guilty pleasure is romantic comedies.
Karen

Christina Lee said...

Well, we can be twinsies with out taste in music (wooot)!!!! Glad my pandora stations still do the trick for me!

Nicki Elson said...

We could totally have movie nights together. :) Do you do Pandora for music? I've not tried it but it sounds like a pretty cool concept and will get you all the alternative you love plus introduce some new stuff you'll likely like...if what I hear is true.

M.J. Fifield said...

I was scanning your movie list and just kept saying "oh, I love that one!" over and over and over again.

Congratulations to Donna and Julie. That's terrific news for both of them.

mshatch said...

I love Pixar, too (esp. WALLE and The Incredibles) and big congrats to Julie and Donna!

LD Masterson said...

As Alex's mentioned, you need Sirius/XM. They have a channel for everything.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Love your list of read/watch overs!!! Nice post!

Jeremy [HWR Curator] said...

hey you cheated... but i agree... just being funny, well trying to be.

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

Ellie Garratt said...

Love your choices, and mega-congratulations to Donna and Julie!

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

Piers Anthony's Xanth series was so quirky that I just fell in love with it completely.

Jocelyn Rish said...

Since I need silence to write, I've gotten to the point where I only listen to the radio when I'm in the car.

That's a wonderfully eclectic list of books/movies.

I enjoyed reading about your favorite genres,
Jocelyn

Gwen Gardner said...

Just when things get the way you want them, everything changes! I hope you find an alternative station:)

Love your movie and book choices - we have a lot of the same.

Congrats to Donna and Julie on their contracts!

Lynn Proctor said...

i tend to like 70's and 40's music---i liked reading your picks :)

Morgan said...

Fun, fun, fun, Tara!

All great things. Loved your answers. And HUGE congrats to Donna and Julie! :D

Lisa Regan said...

Big congrats to Donna and Julie! Woo hoo! And I LOVE the movie French Kiss! It's so fabulous, how could you not love it? The Matrix is also one of my favorites.

Demitria said...

Definitely love The Lord of the Rings!!




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Emily R. King said...

Pixar films are always a winner!

Annalisa Crawford said...

All rock comes top of my list. I can't imagine not being able to listen to it. There are only so many CDs you can own (I love the internet for the music alone!)

Anonymous said...

Alfred Hitchcock's movie The Trouble with Harry. It touches me with the fall colors, the art work, light romances, but also has digging up a dead body over and over.
mom

Nancy Thompson said...

I love Alt, too, including Offspring and Weezer. And I share your thoughts on quite a few of your flicks, too.

VikLit said...

Love your choices. I feel sad for your loss of radio station!

Jessica Salyer said...

I love the station Alternative Endurance Training radio on pandora.

Mark Koopmans said...

99X sounds like it has an awesome fan base... hopefully it will return... (I wait for the '80s every night, but it's now lumped in with the "oldies"

Sigh :)

*Congrats* to Deanna and Julie... always awesome to hear good news such as this :)

Emily Sovich said...

Congratulations to your friends! And maybe one of these days they'll re-ressurect your radio station!

Allison said...

Fantastic choices! You've listed a lot of my favourite movies :)

Allison (Geek Banter)

Christine Rains said...

Awesome choices! Most of those are favorites of mine too.

Scribbles From Jenn said...

Great choices. Congratulations to your friends! I hope my friends need to post some similar good news about me one day soon.

Cynthia said...

I too love alternative music. I remember listening to some of the bands you mentioned while I was in school.

M Pax said...

I'm an alt gal, too.

Livia said...

Ooo, I love Pixar films. There's nothing better than Toy Story. I'm also a fan of The Hunger Games...can't wait until Catching Fire comes out in theatres next year!

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Jackie said...

Great choices for your books and movies!!!
Weezer and Neon Trees = amazing!

kmckendry said...

I use Grooveshark to find all my songs and keep them on a playlist so I can just repeat them over and over if I want to.
Great choices for movies and books. :)

Liz Fichera said...

I loved FRENCH KISS!! Such a good RomCom.

Heather Gardner said...

Well done! I know I don't spend a lot on any kind of music anymore. Too expensive.
Great lists you have here!
I agree!
Heather

Trisha said...

I too am a big Alt fan, though generally I prefer it to be the rockier side of alt ;) My fave band ever is the Smashing Pumpkins.

Great movie/book choices :)

Ciara said...

Great choices. Love all your books and movie picks.

Tamara said...

This was a GREAT list. I LOVE almost every book/movie you listed.

And God, the Xanth series. That made me smile. I used to be addicted to those books in my early twenties. Piers Anthony. Great books. Is he still writing them?

I have to follow you now cause you had such amazing taste. (Being so similar to mine and all haha)

It's nice to meet you!!And congrats to your friends on their book deals. That's amazing.

Angela Brown said...

Glad you were able to get your Alternative fix for a while. Sorry to hear the station got pulled again. Perhaps with so much variety, there's a perfect place for you music-wise.

And wonderful news about the publications. Got to love it!

michelle said...

You have such a wide and eclectic taste in books and movies!!

Neil Vogler said...

"Going The Distance" by Cake. Now there's a tune that takes me back... also, their cover of "I Will Survive" was pretty good, too. Unique delivery.

Tara Tyler said...

woo hoo! leave it to alex to bump my comment count with all you guys doing this hop! and some that arent! i'm still visiting.

i love all the differences but glad to know i have lots in common with everyone too!

and welcome, new follwers Yolanda, Demitria, & Tamara!

ps, Tamara, piers anthony is still cranking them out!

Angela Cothran said...

I've never been able to get into Game of Thrones. Am I missing out?

baygirl32 said...

michael chricton - love him too

Gossip_Grl said...

Great post on the faves and it's good to see others mentioning alternative bands and music. :) Love your list of guilty pleasure movies. :)

Ink in the Book said...

I love Disney Pixar and Pirates was something I thought I'd never like. I fell in love with them after watching the first one.

Shannon Lawrence said...

You listed some fantastic books and movies, so I will pick out two I adore: Indiana Jones and Stephanie Plum. I can watch Indy over and over, and Plum makes me laugh out loud while reading it. Poor hubby does not enjoy being woken up by hysterical laughter next to him.

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