Nov
19
2013

What the heck: art recommendations open thread.

Music, books, pictures, movies: knock yourself out. Tell the rest of us what we absolutely must get at the earliest opportunity.

My default one, of course, is John Myers Myers’ Silverlock. 99 cents on Kindle, for crying out loud.  This is what Kindle is for: making it dead easy for you to have Silverlock with you, wherever you go.

9 Comments

  • nighttwister says:

    From the Hip:

    http://www.amazon.com/Hip-Judd-Nelson/dp/B000FWHW72/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1384914402&sr=1-1&keywords=From+the+hip

    The first half is quite possibly the funniest movie you’ve ever seen. The second half is a very serious drama.

  • sicsemperstolidissimum says:

    Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei

  • Catseyes says:

    Got the collected poetry of Rudyard Kipling last year, I was surprised my wife actually remembered it. Not sure what to ask for this year.

  • Aruges says:

    If you’ve not seen Cowboy Bebop, rectify that oversight.

  • Free-range Oyster says:

    I keep thinking of things and then going “No, I heard about that from Moe.” So far I seem to have about a 90% chance of liking anything you share.

    So, in lieu of recommendations, let me just say: Thank you for providing a cool clearing house of culture, geekery, and geeky culture, as well as delicious snark and exquisite political knife-twisting. You’re awesome.

  • Finrod says:

    You will either love or hate this movie: The Magic Christian, a comedy from 1968. It pretty much has no plot– the concept is that Peter Sellers plays Guy Grand, the richest man in the world, who adopts as an heir a bum from the park, played by Ringo Starr. The two of them then proceed merrily through society, seeing what outrageous things people will do for money. The name comes from the Magic Christian cruise ship they get everyone on in the latter half of the movie. It has Graham Chapman and John Cleese in separate scenes pre-Python, Christopher Lee as Ship’s Vampire and Raquel Welch as the Mistress of the Whip. Oh, and Paul McCartney wrote the theme song, Come And Get It.

    • Brian Swisher says:

      I thought it was hilarious when I was 11…not sure what I would think it I saw it again today…

  • Luke says:

    Riders in the Sky. If you get a chance to see them in concert, do it. Take the kids. Yodeling in 3-part harmony is one of those things that sound horrible in concept, but is kind of mind-blowingly awesome when they actually make it work.
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    Wylie and the Wild West. Admittedly mainly for this one song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frB-M4plKC8
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    Darkest of the Hillside Thickets. Come for the Lovecraft-themed rock, stay because most of it is actually *good*.
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    Blind Guardian. Heavy metal with mythic themes and occasional Tolkien references.
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    Danzig Black Aria. Glen Danzig composing classical music? Another one of those things that sounds horrible in concept, but it works.
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    Looking for Group. If you haven’t been reading this webcomic, you need to.

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