Lauren suggested that we do desert island albums this week, but I upped the ante and said we should also include books and movies.
The desert island works like this: Everyone lists their top 5 _____ that you'd want with you if you were trapped on a deserted island. The purpose is to identify which albums, books, movies etc mean the most to you.
Top 5 Albums
1) Out of Time by R.E.M. - This was the first R.E.M. album I ever heard and the reason I fell in love with this band.
2. Californication by Red Hot Chili Peppers - With the return of John Frusciante (who's since departed again) came new life to this band. I liked them before, but this album was the first of a new era for the band.
3. 1967-1970 (Blue Album) by The Beatles - I couldn't pick an album so I went with a best of. This version is of their later songs. I love the early 60s stuff, but I like this one more.
4. The Reminder by Feist - I'd pick her new album Metals, but it seems too new for this type of list. I just need some Feist on the island with me.
5. Weezer (Blue Album) by Weezer - The best Weezer album by far.
Top 5 Movies
1. A League of Their Own - One of my favourite childhood movies. I wanted to be Dottie Henson.
2. Reality Bites - I relate to this movie on so many levels.
3. Empire Records - I love the 90s, this movie is the epitome of the 90s experience.
4. Peter Pan (Disney) - I love all things Peter Pan - but it all started because of this movie.
5. Edward Scissorhands - One of the best Tim Burton movies ever. It's a whimsical, creepy fairy tale.
Top 5 Books
1. Jpod by Douglas Coupland - This book is a must-read for the Google generation.
2. A Heartbreaking Works of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers - This book introduced me to a whole different style of writing. It's non-fiction written so creatively and so movingly that I re-read sections because they were so brilliant.
3. Sex, Drugs and Cocopuffs by Chuck Klosterman - Clever, quirky, funny. I'm on a deserted island - I need a laugh.
4. When You Are Engulfed by Flames by David Sedaris - I need more laughs.
5. Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens - This one is for anyone who was ever a fan of the TV show LOST.