another meme...

Since I always put my money where my mouth is ... what was

the last book I purchased (listing author/editor, publisher, date):

         The Things They Carried (Tim O'Brien, Broadway Books,

the last film / network series I purchased (listing director, original release date, company, format, edition):

         Vampyr (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1932, Criterion Collection,
         DVD, Region 1, 2-disc set, special edition)

the last music or spoken word recording I purchased (listing artist, year of original release, label, format):

         The Infinite Desire (Al di Meola, 1998, TELARC, CD)

Tag: Liz, Barbara, Felicia, Peter, Nick, Melissa, Sarah, Collin, Laurel, Rachel, Amy, James, Lisa, Nicole, Greg

...and anyone else who wants to play


Anonymous said...

Well thanks for asking.

(1) Four Letter Words (Truong Tran, Apogee Press, 2008).

(2) Battlestar Galactica Season 3 (Michael Stern, 2005, DVD) - I realize this is not a "film" but it is the last DVD I purchased.

(3) Third (Portishead, 2008, Mercury, I-Tunes download)

SarahJane said...

thanks for the tag, sam. will do.
i hope you liked The Things They Carried - a stunning book.

anhaga said...

1. City Fishing (Steve Rasnic Tem, Silver Salamander Press, 2000)

2. In a Lonely Place (Nicholas Ray, 1950, Sony Pictures, DVD)

3. The Complete Recordings (Robert Johnson, 1990, Sony, CD

sam of the ten thousand things said...

I've corrected the info to include a network series, Barbara. That was an oversight on my part. Thanks for the visit.

I'll look for your list, Sarah.

And James, Johnson's The Complete Recordings is a favorite of mine. His voice and guitar are unforgettable.

Felicia Mitchell said...

I did it. And then some!


Collin said...

Mine is posted. :)

Lisa Allender said...

Sam, I'll get right on this! Thank you for your curiousity.

sam of the ten thousand things said...

That's a good list, Felicia. Especially like, of course, Twin Peaks.

I'm fond of La Haine, Collin. And you've got me seeking out O'Hara's Selected. Good list.

And Lisa, I've yet to buy Accelerate - one of the few by REM that I don't have. I'll get to it. Thanks for your list.

LKD said...

Breaking the rules a bit by not providing all the details:

Book: Atonement by Ian McEwan

Film: Marie Antoinette directed by Sophia Coppola

CD: You are the Quarry by Morrissey

I'm almost finished reading the book.

I haven't watched the movie yet and I bought it more than a year ago for a buck from a friend at work.

And the cd is fabulous even though I haven't played it in a while.

sam of the ten thousand things said...

McEwan's novel is such a wonderful read. The first third, in particular. Thanks for the list, Laurel.

LKD said...

Oh, I forgot to say that The Things They Carried is a helluva book--and that short story in particular is on my list of all time favorites, right up there with "Broke back Mountain" and anything by Cheever.

I read it for one of my English courses a few years ago, and after all this time, I still can't forget that white pebble that he carried, like a host, like a heart, like hope in his mouth.

Pris said...

Good morning, Sam. I just found my tag. I'll post mine today when my brain wakes up and come back and let you know:-) Interesting to see people's choices!

Nick said...


sam of the ten thousand things said...

Enjoyed your list, Nick.