Monday, September 17, 2012

Genre Favorite Blogfest



I stumbled across this blogfest and decided to join the party. It is pretty simple, straightforward blog..


List your favorite genre of:
Movie
Music
Books
And a guilty pleasure genre from any of the three categories!

My favorite genre of movie: I suppose it would be Gangster/Mobster movies but really anything with action. I think in one of these blogfests I said my favorite movie or actor was Al Pacino and Scarface so I will stay consistent.


and I really liked the TV show The Sopranos...


Music...

Well if you read my blog regularly you know I listen to a lot of music and go to a lot of concerts. In 2012 I have seen concerts in Genres including classic rock, adult contemporary,      alt country,  jazz, Motown, R&B, country, rock, blues, jam band music, folk, Americana, show tunes, and even Burmese rock. I would have to say it is a toss up between classic rock and blues. I have reached that age that even some of the pop music I listened to as a kid is considered classic rock. Blues has had more staying power as I have aged and to be honest a lot of contemporary blues has a rock edge to it.

I'll stretch it out a bit in clips my favorite guitarist..


I really like the Chicago blues of Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, and John Lee Hooker was one of my early favorites...


of course my love of music really started with Led Zeppelin...


and after seeing them live a few times the kings of Rock and Roll The Rolling Stones


and to mellow out with Bob Marley and Jimmy Buffett. I have seen Jimmy quite a few times in Bristow, Virginia. I have also traveled to Raleigh, NC and New Orleans to see him.



Books...like movies I like something with action. A good suspense book works too. I really like a book I can easily get into and one I don't want to put down.One of the best books I read in the past few years was "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini.


It is strange I  will go a while without reading a book and then I read a lot of books. I go on a tangent. Out of the classic authors I enjoy Ernest Hemingway and my favorite is probably "The Old Man and the Sea." 
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 Probably between Jimmy Buffett, growing up near the ocean and Hemingway I am drawn to nautical themed adventure books. One of my all time favorites is Peter Benchley who wrote "Jaws."

Here is one of my favorite books from him...



Guilty Pleasures: Pop

If you read my blog you know I have a five year old daughter who has my love for music. She has already shown she is not shy about it. Besides the kid pop groups like The Wiggles and The Fresh Beat Band she likes music sung by girls so I have had my radio taken over..

One of my daughters favorites is Katy Perry and I have to admit I like her songs too,,,


Woot and she is too hot for Sesame Street..


Well I hope you enjoyed the post. Feel free to recommend any books, music, or movies! 

10 comments:

M. J. Joachim said...

Definitely some classics in this list. Cool!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Reached the age where the pop music you listened to is now classic rock - I know the feeling!
Thanks for participating in my blogfest.

Sherry Ellis said...

Enjoyed your list. Hemmingway was a great writer!

Nancy Thompson said...

I also love gangsters. That's why the antagonists in my book are Russian mafia. And come on, Zeppelin's. Stairway To Heaven is a classic!

Susan Oloier said...

My husband loves Led Zepplin. The Kite Runner is one of my favorite books, too.
And...yes, Katy Perry has some catchy tunes. Though, I don't think my sons like her all that much, so I can't use them as an excuse for listening.

Trisha said...

It's funny how music and genre can morph over time, and suddenly everything can be called 'emo' ;)

The Golden Eagle said...

The Kite Runner is one of my favorite books. I also really liked Khaled Hosseini's other book, A Thousand Splendid Suns.

James Garcia Jr. said...

Hi, Mike. Thanks for sharing. I loved the music choices. As fate would have it, I am listening to Zeppelin's Houses of the Holy on my iPhone as I catch up with the blogfest. Loved the Stones shout-out as well. I'm still trying to figure out the deal with Jimmy Buffett, although I love "Margaritaville" and I'm consuming a Land Shark beer as I type this. *grins and raises beer in salute*

-Jimmy
http://jamesgarciajr.blogspot.com/

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

You made me smile with your music choices. I wouldn't have thought of them but I like them all.
Great to share that love of music with your daughter.

Shannon Lawrence said...

Wow, you've attended a lot of concerts! I've only been to one (Nine Inch Nails). Heck, they're calling music of the 90's oldies now. Sad sigh.

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