Monday, January 15, 2007

To play along....

Just for fun........

Name a book that you want to share so much that you keep giving away copies: The Bible; between my wife and I, we have given away hundreds.

Name a piece of music that changed the way you listen to music: I grew up on 60's and early 70's country music; that's all my parents listened to. The first time I heard 'Stairway to Heaven' when I was 10 years old, my small music world changed forever. Zeppelin led me to all the different genres I like today.

Name a film you can watch again and again without fatigue: 12 Angry Men. Fonda, Klugman, Begley as well the rest of the cast are amazing in this movie. The transformation of the characters from the start of the jury deliberation to the final jury vote is exhilarating.

Name a performer for whom you suspend all disbelief: Ella Fitzgerald. She blows me away. Lady Ella came as close as anyone, in my opinion anyway, to having the perfect voice.

Name a work of art you'd like to live with: One of my favorite paintings is Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze's, 'Washington Crossing the Delaware'. But where would I put it?

Name a work of fiction which has penetrated your real life: Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. Really three smaller works in one book, a profound reading for the Christian and non-Christian.

Name a punch line that always makes you laugh: Because the whole routine is basically one liners that deliver a punch line with each exchange, mine is the classic 'Who's on first' by Abbott and Costello. Every time I hear this I laugh with tears.

2 comments:

QuakerDave said...

Have you read - and if you have, how'd you like - Lewis' The Screwtape Letters? My dad got me to read that way back when i was in high school, and I think I might revisit it again soon.

WayneDawg said...

Yes, I have that one too. A very interesting one-sided conversation between Uncle Screwtape and Wormwood. A how-to book for defeating the Christian.

Thanks for mentioning it!