Sunday, April 17, 2011

M about Me

My M post will tell you about me by telling you about the music and movies I like. I'm no 20-year-old, but if you heard the type of music I like, you might think I'm a bit younger than my 47 years. I listen to the "new" alternative music, as opposed to the new pop, like Lady Gaga and the Celo Green. I get that music from my kids, so I know a lot of the new pop stars. My formative years were REM, U2, The Fixx, INXS, New Order, The Violent Femmes, The Cure. Then I moved into the whole grunge scene, with Pearl Jam and Nirvana, then later, Green Day. So to give you a post that tells you a little about me, I'll mention some of my faves in music right now. Does anyone out there close to my age like these too?

Mumford and Sons


The Decemberists

The Airborne Toxic Event

The Black Keys

Kings of Leon

The Killers

As for movies, I like so much. I love movies with a twist, like The Crying Game and The Sixth Sense (and I'm not ashamed to admit that I didn't see either one coming.) I like ones that stretch the concept of moviemaking, like Pulp Fiction. I like movies that the mainstream audience didn't see, like Lost in Translation, Stranger than Fiction, and The Visitor. I'm not afraid to see sub-titled movies, like The Band's Visit. And I love the classics: Gone with the Wind, The African Queen, and anything with Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. I tend to see the new movies later, when they're on Netflix. I haven't gotten around to watching The King's Speech, but I will. And I love, love The Oscars. (I could open up a whole conversation about the merits of different hosts, and how they could make the show better. Have you seen the movies I mentioned? What are your faves?


Marianne said...

the Sixth Sense is on my top ten fav movies. Has to be the best Twist out there. So well done.

Arlee Bird said...

Thank you for this getting-to-know -you-better look into who you are.

I'm probably fairly similar to you in my tastes. I don't keep up much with the newer music like I used to but I was a fan of all of the 80s groups you mentioned though my formative music years were rooted in the late 60s and the 70s.

I've seen all those movies though I do have a tendency to forget movies soon after I've seen them. I love the old classics and I enjoy foreign films. I'm often adventurous in my film viewing, but often can't get somebody else to watch those films with me.

I disliked Pulp Fiction when I first saw it, but after repeated viewings it has become a big favorite with me.

This is the kind of post I especially enjoy.

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Jennifer Hillier said...

Ooh, we have a lot in common! I love The Killers and The Cure and Green Day, and the Sixth Sense and Pulp Fiction are two of my favorite movies of all time.

Deborah said...

Love those groups you mentioned! But I'm older than you; well into my 50s.

I hope that never changes for me. I'd hate to think of getting stuck, you know?