Discussion: Desert Island

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January 14, 2009

islandIt’s always fun to learn a bit more about the tastes of our fellow country music fans from time to time. So, I’m asking you to enter my imaginary world for a little while.

Pretend that you’re trapped on a desert island and can have one of each item listed in the categories below. Of course, my imaginary existence somehow allows for you to, somehow, manage to have electricity, a stereo and a DVD player.

MUSIC
Complete works of one Country Music Artist/Band:
Vince Gill

One Album by another Country Music Artist/Band:
Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson, Rattlin’ Bones

One Bluegrass Album:
Patty Loveless, Mountain Soul

One “big tent” country album:
Old Crow Medicine Show, OCMS

One Album by a Non-Country Artist:
Nirvana, Nirvana Unplugged

One Country Music Artist Box Set (that does not include all the works of that artist):
Hank Williams, Unreleased Recordings

LITERATURE
Complete Works of one Author:
Richard Russo

One Novel:
To Kill A Mockingbird

One Collection of Short Stories:
Where I’m Calling From: Selected Stories by Raymond Carver

One Book of Poetry:
Where The Side Walk Ends by Shel Silverstein

One Miscellaneous Book:
Rabbit Angstrom: Four Novels by John Updike

FILM AND TELEVISION
Complete works of one Filmmaker:
Rob Reiner

One Feature Film:
Fiddler on the Roof

One Complete Television Series:
Friends

One Animated/Children’s movie:
Shrek

One Miscellaneous DVD or DVD set:
Gilmore Girls

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  1. DeniseNo Gravatar says:

    MUSIC
    Complete works of one Country Music Artist/Band:
    Trisha Yearwood
    One Album by another Country Music Artist/Band:
    Sugarland, Twice the Speed of Life
    One Bluegrass Album:
    Patty Loveless, Mountain Soul

    One “big tent” country album:

    One Album by a Non-Country Artist:
    Elvis, #1 Hits

    One Country Music Artist Box Set (that does not include all the works of that artist):
    Faron Young

    LITERATURE
    Complete Works of one Author:
    Mark Twain

    One Novel:
    My Antonia

    One Collection of Short Stories:

    One Book of Poetry:

    One Miscellaneous Book:
    Keep it Simple

    FILM AND TELEVISION
    Complete works of one Filmmaker:
    Rob Reiner

    One Feature Film:
    Calamity Jane

    One Complete Television Series:
    Friends

    One Animated/Children’s movie:
    Snow Dogs
    One Miscellaneous DVD or DVD set:
    Kate & Allie

  2. AaronNo Gravatar says:

    MUSIC
    Complete works of one Country Music Artist/Band:
    Dixie Chicks

    One Album by another Country Music Artist/Band:
    Love on the Inside (Deluxe Fan Edition) – Sugarland

    One Bluegrass Album:
    Moutain Soul – Patty Loveless

    One “big tent” country album:
    Rattlin’ Bones – Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson

    One Album by a Non-Country Artist:
    Breakaway – Kelly Clarkson

    One Country Music Artist Box Set (that does not include all the works of that artist):
    George Strait

    LITERATURE
    I sadly, don’t read in my free time so there’s no use in filling out this section.

    FILM AND TELEVISION
    Complete works of one Filmmaker:
    Steven Spielberg

    One Feature Film:
    Walk the Line

    One Complete Television Series:
    Ugly Betty

    One Animated/Children’s movie:
    Finding Nemo

    One Miscellaneous DVD or DVD set:
    Brothers and Sisters

  3. Cowboy BleauNo Gravatar says:

    Damn you LeeAnn you stole my next discussion. Now I have to wait to do it later on, lol.

    MUSIC
    Complete works of one Country Music Artist/Band:
    Keith Urban

    One Album by another Country Music Artist/Band:
    Everything Is Fine by Josh Turner

    One Bluegrass Album:
    Best of Nickel Creek by Nickel Creek

    One “big tent” country album:
    No idea what this means, but I’ll go out on a limb and say Blame The Vein by Dwight Yoakam

    One Album by a Non-Country Artist:
    Daughtry

    One Country Music Artist Box Set (that does not include all the works of that artist):
    Garth Brooks Box Set

    LITERATURE
    Complete Works of one Author:
    James Patterson

    One Novel:
    Lord Of The Flies

    One Collection of Short Stories:
    My english book, different authers, good stories

    One Book of Poetry:
    Norton Anthology of Poetry, can’t go wrong

    One Miscellaneous Book:
    The Beach by Alex Garland

    FILM AND TELEVISION
    Complete works of one Filmmaker:
    Speilberg

    One Feature Film:
    Castaway (if you couldn’t tell I’m very into this idea and concept)

    One Complete Television Series:
    LOST

    One Animated/Children’s movie:
    Finding Nemo

    One Miscellaneous DVD or DVD set:
    The Pirates Of The Caribbean Trilogy (I believe that counts as a set)

  4. Steve from BostonNo Gravatar says:

    Great topic!

    MUSIC

    The complete works of Patty Loveless

    Another Country album: Sara Evans, Three Chords and the Truth

    Bluegrass album: Patty Loveless, Mountain Soul

    “Big Tent” Country..John Fogerty, Blue RIdge Rangers

    Non Country album: Soundrack to Amadeus (Mozart)

    Country Boxed set: Hank WIlliams, Unreleased Recordings (JUST picked it up today, and it’s awesome!)

    LITERATURE

    Complete works of William Shakespeare

    Novel: The Perfect Storm, by Sebastian Junger (although some kind of Island survival guide would be more practical, :)

    And if I could add a non-fiction selection,( I guess that qualifies as the miscellaneous selection) it would be “The Age of Reason” by Thomas Paine

    The Short Stories of Nathaniel Hawthorne

    Poetry: Shakespeare’s sonnets

    FILM AND TELEVISION

    Flimmaker: The complete works of the Coen Brothers

    Feature Film: Amadeus

    TV series: Seinfeld

    Animated/Childrens: The Lion King..(haven’t seen it yet , but I always wanted to)

    Miscelaneous DVD..Northern Exposure (although I’d want all the seasons!)

    These are the choices that first come to mind, if I had to pack in a hurry…If I gave it more thought, I’d be frozen with indecision!

    Thanks for making us think, Leeann.

  5. LindaNo Gravatar says:

    MUSIC
    Complete works of one Country Music Artist/Band:
    Shania Twain

    One Album by another Country Music Artist/Band:
    “Songbook: A Collection of Hits” by Trisha Yearwood

    One Album by a Non-Country Artist:
    “The Block” by New Kids on the Block

    FILM AND TELEVISION
    One Feature Film:
    Terminator 3

    One Complete Television Series:
    Gossip Girl

    One Miscellaneous DVD or DVD set:
    Gossip Girl

  6. Greg MNo Gravatar says:

    Complete works of one Country Music Artist/Band: Dixie Chicks

    One Album by another Country Music Artist/Band: Ashton Shepard

    One Album by a Non-Country Artist: Master of Puppets – Metallica

    Complete works of one Filmmaker:
    Steven Spielburg

    One Feature Film:
    Forrest Gump

    One Complete Television Series:
    Star Trek: The Next Generation

    One Animated/Children’s movie:
    Wall-E

    One Miscellaneous DVD or DVD set:
    The New Battlestar Galactica

  7. JaneNo Gravatar says:

    MUSIC
    Complete works of one Country Music Artist/Band:
    Martina McBride

    One Album by another Country Music Artist/Band:
    Sugarland – Love on the inside

    One Album by a Non-Country Artist:
    Delta Goodrem – Delta

    One Country Music Artist Box Set (that does not include all the works of that artist):
    Dixie Chicks

    LITERATURE
    Complete Works of one Author:
    Jane Austen

    One Novel:
    A thousand splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini

    One Collection of Short Stories:
    Me Talk Pretty One Day – David Sedaris

    One Miscellaneous Book:
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

    FILM AND TELEVISION
    Complete works of one Filmmaker:
    Judd Apatow

    One Feature Film:
    The Third Man

    One Complete Television Series:
    Arrested Development

    One Animated/Children’s movie:
    Sleeping Beauty

    One Miscellaneous DVD or DVD set:
    Family Guy

  8. Chris D.No Gravatar says:

    MUSIC
    Complete works of one Country Music Artist/Band:
    Patty Loveless

    One Album by another Country Music Artist/Band:
    Call Me Crazy, by Lee Ann Womack

    One Bluegrass Album:
    Why Should The Fire Die?, by Nickel Creek

    One “big tent” country album:
    Don’t really know any…

    One Album by a Non-Country Artist:
    19, by Adele

    One Country Music Artist Box Set (that does not include all the works of that artist):
    Reba’s 50 Greatest Hits

    LITERATURE
    Complete Works of one Author:
    Michael Crichton

    One Novel:
    Lord Of The Flies

    One Collection of Short Stories:
    Don’t really have any specific ones…

    One Book of Poetry:
    Where The Side Walk Ends by Shel Silverstein <– I have to agree.

    One Miscellaneous Book:
    My scriptures. xD

    FILM AND TELEVISION
    Complete works of one Filmmaker:
    Steven Spielburg

    One Feature Film:
    The Dark Knight

    One Complete Television Series:
    Seinfeld

    One Animated/Children’s movie:
    The Incredibles

    One Miscellaneous DVD or DVD set:

  9. William WardNo Gravatar says:

    MUSIC
    Complete works of one Country Music Artist/Band: Johnny Cash
    One Album by another Country Music Artist/Band: Kasey Chambers/Shane Nicholson, Rattlin’ Bones
    One Song by another Country Music Artist/Band: Dixie Chicks, “Travelin’ Soldier”
    One Album by a Bluegrass Artist: Patty Loveless, Mountain Soul
    One Album by a Big-Tent Country Artist: Nickel Creek, Reasons Why (The Very Best)
    One Album by a Non-Country Artist: Nirvana, Unplugged
    One Country Music Artist Box Set (that does not include all the works of that artist): Willie Nelson, One Hell Of a Ride

    LITERATURE
    Complete Works of One Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
    One Novel: Henry V (A stretch as a novel I realize)
    One Collection of Short Stories: The Conan Chronicles by Robert E. Howard
    One Book of Poetry: The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry
    One Miscellaneous Book: The Complete Calvin and Hobbes

    FILM AND TELEVISION
    Complete works of one Filmmaker: Zhang Yimou
    One Feature Film: Seven Samurai
    One Complete Television Series: Doctor Who (750+ Episodes)
    One Animated/Children’s Movie: The Secret of NIMH
    One Miscellaneous DVD or DVD set: Lord of the Rings Wooden Limited Promo Box Set

  10. Paul W DennisNo Gravatar says:

    MUSIC
    Complete works of one Country Music Artist/Band:
    Merle Haggard
    One Album by another Country Music Artist/Band:
    Randy Travis: Storms of Life
    One Bluegrass Album:
    Jimmy Martin: Tennessee

    One “big tent” country album:
    Pure Prairie League: Live
    One Album by a Non-Country Artist:
    Louis Armstrong: Live at Boston Symphony Hall

    One Country Music Artist Box Set (that does not include all the works of that artist):
    Webb Pierce

    LITERATURE
    Complete Works of one Author:
    Ayn Rand

    One Novel:
    Dostoyevsky – Crime and Punishment

    One Collection of Short Stories:
    Mark Twain

    One Book of Poetry:
    none

    One Miscellaneous Book:
    Bill James – Win SHares

    FILM AND TELEVISION
    Complete works of one Filmmaker:
    Clint Eastwood

    One Feature Film:
    Harvey

    One Complete Television Series:
    MacGyver

    One Animated/Children’s movie:
    Mary Poppins
    One Miscellaneous DVD or DVD set:
    Adventures of Brisco County Jr.

  11. ScottNo Gravatar says:

    MUSIC
    Complete works of one Country Music Artist/Band:
    George Strait
    One Album by another Country Music Artist/Band:
    Chely Wright “woman in the moon”

    One “big tent” country album:
    Not sure what you mean by “big tent”

    LITERATURE
    Complete Works of one Author:
    James Patterson

    One Novel:
    To Kill A Mockingbird

    One Miscellaneous Book:
    My sisters keeper by Jodi Picoult

    FILM AND TELEVISION
    Complete works of one Filmmaker:
    Steven Spielberg

    One Complete Television Series:
    Star Trek: The Next Generation

    One Animated/Children’s movie:
    The Lion King 1

  12. MUSIC
    Complete works of one Country Music Artist/Band:
    Terri Clark

    One Album by another Country Music Artist/Band:
    George Strait 50 #1 hits

    One Bluegrass Album:
    Cherryholmes III: Don’t Believe

    One “big tent” country album:
    Kathleen Edwards Back To Me

    One Album by a Non-Country Artist:
    Nelly Furtado Folklore

    One Country Music Artist Box Set (that does not include all the works of that artist):
    Hank Williams, Unreleased Recordings

    LITERATURE
    Complete Works of one Author:
    Michael Crichton

    One Novel:
    Wicked

    One Collection of Short Stories:
    Fragile Things By Neil Gaiman

    One Book of Poetry:
    wouldn’t bring one not a poem fan

    One Miscellaneous Book:
    An Encyclopedia

    FILM AND TELEVISION
    Complete works of one Filmmaker:
    Tim Burton

    One Feature Film:
    Serenity

    One Complete Television Series:
    House

    One Animated/Children’s movie:
    Rattatouille

    One Miscellaneous DVD or DVD set:
    Gilmore Girls

  13. Didn’t see the last question – The James Bond Collection should’ve been my answer

    Jordan’s friend…switched country to alternative

    Nirvanna
    Slip Knot Subliminal Verses
    Flogging Molly Within A Mile From Home
    Loney, Dear I Am John
    Motzart (something)
    Rage Against The Machine

    Literature
    J.K. Rowling

    THe Zombie Survival Guide

    Men & Cartoons Johnathan Lethem

    Random collection

    The Dangerous book for boys

    Film
    David Attenbourough

    The Lost World: Jurrasic Park

    Gilligans Island

    Homeward Bound

    Family Guy Season 2

  14. Dan MillikenNo Gravatar says:

    I’m pleased to see that the Wards are such big fans of Nirvana’s Unplugged album! Not that it’s news to anyone, but that really is a brilliant set. Kurt Cobain is one of the few much-revered dead guys who fully lives up to the hype.

    This is a great question and I’ll have to come back later with my answers.

  15. RainbowNo Gravatar says:

    MUSIC
    Complete works of one Country Music Artist/Band:
    Dolly Parton.

    One Album by another Country Music Artist/Band:
    “This Woman” OR “Family” by LeAnn Rimes. I love both equally.

    One Bluegrass Album:
    “All American Bluegrass Girl” by Rhonda Vincent.

    One “big tent” country album:
    Hmmm. If you mean what I think you mean, I’d say “Suit Yourself” by Shelby Lynne.

    One Album by a Non-Country Artist:
    “Super Trouper” by ABBA.

    One Country Music Artist Box Set (that does not include all the works of that artist):
    Reba’s “50 Greatest Hits”.

    LITERATURE
    Complete Works of one Author:
    Erlend Loe.

    One Novel:
    “Angels And Demons” by Dan Brown.

    One Collection of Short Stories:
    “Kiss Kiss” by Roald Dahl.

    One Book of Poetry:
    Pass.

    One Miscellaneous Book:
    “My Uncle Oswald” by Roald Dahl.

    FILM AND TELEVISION
    Complete works of one Filmmaker:
    Quentin Tarantino.

    One Feature Film:
    “Anywhere But Here”

    One Complete Television Series:
    “Charmed”.

    One Animated/Children’s movie:
    “Comet in Moominland”.

    One Miscellaneous DVD or DVD set:
    “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” season 2.

  16. J.R. JourneyNo Gravatar says:

    MUSIC
    Complete works of one Country Music Artist/Band:
    Reba

    One Album by another Country Music Artist/Band:
    Sugarland – Love On The Inside

    One Bluegrass Album:
    Dolly Parton – Halos & Horns

    One “big tent” country album:
    Rosanne Cash – Black Cadillac

    One Album by a Non-Country Artist:
    Pink – Missundaztood

    One Country Music Artist Box Set (that does not include all the works of that artist):
    George Strait – 50 #1s

    LITERATURE
    Complete Works of one Author:
    Stephen King (I really should be more original)

    One Novel:
    John Steinbeck – The Grapes of Wrath

    One Collection of Short Stories:
    George Carlin – Braindroppings

    One Book of Poetry:
    n/a

    One Miscellaneous Book:
    Dolly Parton – My Life and Other Unfinished Business (I’ve read this probably 20 times, but I still love to pick it up and read a chapter or two when I have time to kill.)

    FILM AND TELEVISION
    Complete works of one Filmmaker:
    I know so little about filmmakers …but I am going to say Jonathan Demme

    One Feature Film:
    Coal Miner’s Daughter

    One Complete Television Series:
    I Love Lucy

    One Animated/Children’s movie:
    Disney’s Cinderella

    One Miscellaneous DVD or DVD set:
    season 11 or 12 of South Park

  17. Matt B.No Gravatar says:

    MUSIC
    Complete works of one Country Music Artist/Band:
    Vince Gill

    One Album by another Country Music Artist/Band:
    Anthology by Townes Van Zant

    One Bluegrass Album:
    Patty Loveless, Mountain Soul

    One “big tent” country album:
    Jayhawks, “Hollywood Town Hall”

    One Album by a Non-Country Artist:
    Marc Broussard, “Carencro”

    One Country Music Artist Box Set (that does not include all the works of that artist):
    The Limited Series – Garth Brooks (first edition)

    LITERATURE
    Complete Works of one Author:
    David Sedaris

    One Novel:
    Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby

    One Collection of Short Stories:
    Speak With The Devil – Nick Hornby

    One Book of Poetry:
    Where The Side Walk Ends by Shel Silverstein

    One Miscellaneous Book:
    “A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius” by Dave Eggars

    FILM AND TELEVISION
    Complete works of one Filmmaker:
    Francois Truffaut

    One Feature Film:
    High Fidelity

    One Complete Television Series:
    The Office

    One Animated/Children’s movie:
    Shrek

    One Miscellaneous DVD or DVD set:
    Blackadder

  18. Jim MalecNo Gravatar says:

    MUSIC
    Complete works of one Country Music Artist/Band:
    Johny Cash

    One Album by another Country Music Artist/Band:
    Sunday Morning to Saturday Night (Matraca Berg)

    One Bluegrass Album:
    Mountain Soul (Patty Loveless)

    One “big tent” country album:
    The Secret of Life (Gretchen Peters)

    One Album by a Non-Country Artist:
    Pieces of You (Jewel)

    One Country Music Artist Box Set (that does not include all the works of that artist):
    Strait’s Box

    LITERATURE
    Complete Works of one Author:
    Ernest Hemingway

    One Novel:
    The Basic Eight (Daniel Handler)

    One Collection of Short Stories:
    Pins and Needles (Karen Brown)

    One Book of Poetry:
    Green Squall (Jay Hopler)

    One Miscellaneous Book:
    The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: Haruki Murakami

    FILM AND TELEVISION
    Complete works of one Filmmaker:
    Tarantino

    One Feature Film:
    The Karate Kid 2

    One Complete Television Series:
    South Park

    One Animated/Children’s movie:
    The Emperor’s New Groove

    One Miscellaneous DVD or DVD set:
    Stargate: SG1

  19. CMWNo Gravatar says:

    MUSIC
    Complete works of one Country Music Artist/Band: Hank Williams
    One Album by another Country Music Artist/Band: Red-Headed Stranger, Willie Nelson
    One Bluegrass Album: Mountain Soul, Patty Loveless
    One “big tent” country album: You mean like circus music with steel guitar?
    One Album by a Non-Country Artist: Elvis #1 Hits
    One Country Music Artist Box Set: Down Every Road, Merle Haggard

    LITERATURE
    Complete Works of one Author: Charles Dickens
    One Novel: The Book Thief, Markus Zusak
    One Collection of Short Stories: Hemingway’s Short Stories
    One Book of Poetry: Norton Anthology of English Literature, Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
    One Miscellaneous Book: How to Survive on a Hypothetical Island

    FILM AND TELEVISION
    Complete works of one Filmmaker: Hitchcock
    One Feature Film: Stranger Than Fiction
    One Complete Television Series: Seinfeld
    One Animated/Children’s movie: n/a
    One Miscellaneous DVD or DVD set: Dick Van Dyke Show (any season)

  20. lanibugNo Gravatar says:

    MUSIC
    Complete works of one Country Music Artist/Band:
    George Strait

    One Album by another Country Music Artist/Band:
    Satisfied – Ashley Monroe

    One Bluegrass Album:
    ???

    One “big tent” country album:

    One Album by a Non-Country Artist:
    Stripped – Christina Aguliera

    One Country Music Artist Box Set (that does not include all the works of that artist):
    Willie Nelson -

    LITERATURE
    Complete Works of one Author:
    Anne Rice

    One Novel:
    Twilight

    One Collection of Short Stories:
    The Lion, The Witch and Wardrobe

    One Book of Poetry:
    Where The Side Walk Ends by Shel Silverstein

    One Miscellaneous Book:
    I read too much to decide on this one….

    FILM AND TELEVISION
    Complete works of one Filmmaker:
    George Lucas

    One Feature Film:
    Mame

    One Complete Television Series:
    Buffy/Angel

    One Animated/Children’s movie:
    Any Disney

    One Miscellaneous DVD or DVD set:
    MASH

  21. Blake BoldtNo Gravatar says:

    MUSIC
    Complete works of one Country Music Artist/Band: Johnny Cash
    One Album by another Country Music Artist/Band: Red-Headed Stranger, Willie Nelson
    One Bluegrass Album: Mountain Soul, Patty Loveless
    One “big tent” country album: Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, Lucinda Williams
    One Album by a Non-Country Artist: The Joshua Tree, U2
    One Country Music Artist Box Set: The Complete Hank Williams, Hank Williams

    LITERATURE
    Complete Works of one Author: Ernest Hemingway
    One Novel: The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
    One Collection of Short Stories: The Early Stories, John Updike
    One Book of Poetry: Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson, Emily Dickinson
    One Miscellaneous Book: Animal Farm, George Orwell or a non-novel, How to Be Good, Nick Hornby

    FILM AND TELEVISION
    Complete works of one Filmmaker: Martin Scorcese
    One Feature Film: The Godfather
    One Complete Television Series: Seinfeld
    One Animated/Children’s movie: Finding Nemo
    One Miscellaneous DVD or DVD set: The Office (Brit or American) (DVD set) or The Shawshank Redemption (DVD)

  22. CoryNo Gravatar says:

    MUSIC
    Complete works of one Country Music Artist/Band:
    Trisha Yearwood

    One Album by another Country Music Artist/Band:
    Patty Loveless “Fallen Angels Fly:

    One Bluegrass Album:
    Alison Krauss “New Favorite”

    One “big tent” country album:
    um? i dunno lol

    One Album by a Non-Country Artist:
    Duffy “Rockferry”

    One Country Music Artist Box Set (that does not include all the works of that artist):
    Dixie Chicks

    LITERATURE
    Complete Works of one Author:
    i dont really like one author that much

    One Novel:
    Wicked-give me time to finally finish it

    One Collection of Short Stories:
    again, the reading no

    One Book of Poetry:
    still no

    One Miscellaneous Book:
    My friend Flicka

    FILM AND TELEVISION
    Complete works of one Filmmaker:
    Martin Scorcise

    One Feature Film:
    Forest Gump

    One Complete Television Series:
    “Will & Grace”

    One Animated/Children’s movie:
    Bambi lol

    One Miscellaneous DVD or DVD set:
    HBO Sopranos

  23. Kevin J. CoyneNo Gravatar says:

    MUSIC
    Complete works of one Country Music Artist/Band:
    Kathy Mattea

    One Album by another Country Music Artist/Band:
    Dixie Chicks, Home

    One Bluegrass Album:
    Alison Krauss, A Hundred Miles or More

    One “big tent” country album:
    Todd Snider, East Nashville Skyline

    One Album by a Non-Country Artist:
    Madonna, Upcoming Comprehensive Greatest Hits (Sorry, but I won’t be going on a trip between now and March, and she’s got too much good stuff)

    One Country Music Artist Box Set (that does not include all the works of that artist):
    Emmylou Harris, Portraits

    LITERATURE
    Complete Works of one Author:
    Plato

    One Novel:
    C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters

    One Collection of Short Stories:
    ?

    One Book of Poetry:
    ?

    One Miscellaneous Book:
    Alain de Botton, The Consolations of Philosophy

    FILM AND TELEVISION
    Complete works of one Filmmaker:
    ? (I rarely watch movies)

    One Feature Film:
    Dead Man Walking

    One Complete Television Series:
    The Simpsons

    One Animated/Children’s movie:
    South Park (Hey. It’s animated.)
    One Miscellaneous DVD or DVD set:
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Chosen Collection

    I’m also bringing my DS and my Wii.

  24. Steve from BostonNo Gravatar says:

    If we could make a few swaps, I would have also chosen the Norton Anthology of Poetry over Shakespeare’s sonnets,( the sonnets would have been covered by my selection of his complete works in any case..)

    And Larry McMurtry’s “Lonesome Dove” over Junger’s “Perfect Storm” for novel, although that would be a close call.

    Lot of great choices everybody, I especially like the mention ot Tarantino and Scorcese for Filmaker, I almost chose “Gangs of New York” for my favorite movie,(“The Departed” crossed my mind as well). But the Coen Brothers always make me laugh, and sometimes make me think. They are brilliant and quirky.

    Yep, all these great choices from everyone have me re-considering, glad we don’t have to REALLY choose!

  25. Steve from BostonNo Gravatar says:

    DANG Kevin, I would have chosen South Park as well, If I had stretched the children’s category like you diid! :D

  26. Leeann WardNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, I’m glad we don’t have to choose for real too. Some great choices here.

    Blake, glad to see someone else who appreciates John Updike. He’s so messed up, but I love it anyway.
    I’m also excited to see the overwhelming love for Patty’s Mountain Soul (I said it before you had to Steve:)).

    CMW, I too love the Dick Van Dyke show, much to Bill’s chagrin.

    Matt B., I, of course, love your first choice.
    And…dang it…Johnny Cash should have made it on my list somewhere! I don’t want to be on a desert island without him.

  27. Steve from BostonNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks Leeann, :) and thanks for noticing my restraint!

  28. William WardNo Gravatar says:

    Leeann and I decided that if we are going to plan a trip to a desert island, that we would obviously do it together. We also noticed that it would give us three more choices to work with.

    So here is a joint list:

    MUSIC
    Complete works of one Country Music Artist/Band: Johnny Cash and Vince Gill
    One Album by another Country Music Artist/Band: Kasey Chambers/Shane Nicholson, Rattlin’ Bones and The Very Best of Dwight Yoakam
    One Album by a Bluegrass Artist: Patty Loveless, Mountain Soul and Emmylou Harris, Roses in the Snow
    One Album by a Big-Tent Country Artist: Nickel Creek, Reasons Why (The Very Best) and Old Crow Medicine Show, OCMS
    One Album by a Non-Country Artist: Nirvana, Unplugged and Pearl Jam, Rear View
    One Country Music Artist Box Set (that does not include all the works of that artist): Willie Nelson, One Hell Of a Ride and Hank Williams, Unreleased Recordings
    LITERATURE
    Complete Works of One Author: Ursula K. Le Guin and Richard Russo
    One Novel: Henry V (A stretch as a novel I realize) and To Kill a Mockingbird
    One Collection of Short Stories: The Conan Chronicles by Robert E. Howard and Where I’m Calling From: Selected Stories by Raymond Carver
    One Book of Poetry: The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Where The Side Walk Ends by Shel Silverstein
    One Miscellaneous Book: The Complete Calvin and Hobbes and Rabbit Angstrom: Four Novels by John Updike
    FILM AND TELEVISION
    Complete works of one Filmmaker: Zhang Yimou and Rob Reiner
    One Feature Film: Seven Samurai and Fiddler on the Roof
    One Complete Television Series: Doctor Who (750+ Episodes) and Friends
    One Animated/Children’s Movie: The Secret of NIMH and Shrek
    One Miscellaneous DVD or DVD set: Lord of the Rings Wooden Limited Promo Box Set and Gilmore Girls

    Perhaps I will bring my Wii as well, after all there is bound to be online play between desert islands, and I can play with Kevin if I can’t get in touch with the rest of the world.

  29. Occasional HopeNo Gravatar says:

    MUSIC
    Complete works of one Country Music Artist/Band:
    George Jones

    One Album by another Country Music Artist/Band:
    Sleepless Nights, Patty Loveless

    One Bluegrass Album:
    Does JD Crowe and the New South, Somewhere Between count? If not, then Clinch Mountain Sweethearts, Ralph Stanley et al

    One “big tent” country album:
    Not quite sure what this category means

    One Album by a Non-Country Artist:
    Solomon Burke, Nashville

    One Country Music Artist Box Set (that does not include all the works of that artist):
    Gene Watson

    LITERATURE
    Complete Works of one Author:
    Dorothy Dunnett

    One Novel:
    Angels and Men, Catherine Fox

    One Collection of Short Stories:
    I don’t really like short stories much

    One Book of Poetry:
    Complete Poems of Thomas Hardy

    One Miscellaneous Book:
    Robertson Davies, The Cornish Trilogy in one vol

    FILM AND TELEVISION
    Complete works of one Filmmaker:
    I could live without movies

    One Feature Film:
    Serenity

    One Complete Television Series:
    Buffy (and I would like to count spinoff Angel as part of the same series please)

    One Animated/Children’s movie:
    A Close Shave (Wallace and Gromit)

    One Miscellaneous DVD or DVD set:
    Season 2 of Supernatural

  30. Soul Miners DaughterNo Gravatar says:

    MUSIC
Complete works of one Country Music Artist/Band:
Sugarland

    One Album by another Country Music Artist/Band:
Kathy Mattea: Greatest Hits

    One Bluegrass Album:
    Patty Loveless: Mountain Soul

    One Album by a Non-Country Artist:
    Fleetwood Mac: Greatest Hits

    One Country Music Artist Box Set (that does not include all the works of that artist):
Johnny Cash

    LITERATURE
Complete Works of one Author:
Albert Ellis

    One Novel:
Gone With The Wind

    One Collection of Short Stories:
The Complete Prose of Woody Allen

    One Miscellaneous Book:
Psychology For Dummies

    FILM AND TELEVISION
Complete works of one Filmmaker:
Woody Allen

    One Feature Film:
Saturday Night Fever

    One Complete Television Series:
Cheers

    One Animated/Children’s movie:
Finding Nemo

    One Miscellaneous DVD or DVD set:
Bee Gees: One Night Only / This Is Where I Came In

  31. ZachNo Gravatar says:

    Personally, I’d bring all my TV Season DVDs and all the CDs of the music I have on my Ipod and I’m set (Oh yes, and a laptop)…. but here’s what I’d bring:

    MUSIC

    Complete works of one Country Music Artist/Band:
    Faith Hill

    One Album by another Country Music Artist/Band:
    “Up! [Red/Green]” by Shania Twain & “Twice The Speed Of Life” by Sugarland (I cant choose!!)

    One Bluegrass Album:
    “Home” by the Dixie Chicks

    One “big tent” country album:
    (I’m not sure what this means so I’ll change it to a greatest hits category):
    “Greatest Hits” by Trisha Yearwood

    One Album by a Non-Country Artist:
    “American Idiot” by Green Day & “Breakaway” by Kelly Clarkson (I cant choose!)

    One Country Music Artist Box Set (that does not include all the works of that artist):
    “50 Greatest Hits” by Reba McEntire

    LITERATURE

    Complete Works of one Author:
    I’ll just say Stephen King because
    A. I’d like to have something new to read
    B. I like scary stuff

    One Novel:
    “Thirteen Reasons Why” by Jay Asher

    One Collection of Short Stories:
    “No Exit and Three other plays” by Jean-Paul Sartre

    One Book of Poetry:
    none

    One Miscellaneous Book:
    “Book” by Whoopi Goldberg

    FILM AND TELEVISION

    Complete works of one Filmmaker:
    (dont have one, so I’ll change it to actor/actress):
    Actor: Johnny Depp
    Actress: Whoopi Goldberg

    One Feature Film:
    “The Family Stone”

    One Complete Television Series:
    “Degrassi: The Next Generation” :D
    and I’d sneak in my collection of “The Golden Girls” as well :)

    One Animated/Children’s movie:
    soo hard…
    either “The Nightmare Before Christmas” or “Lion King”

    One Miscellaneous DVD or DVD set:
    “Roseanne” complete series

  32. Cory DeSteinNo Gravatar says:

    Zach, the Golden Girls still crack me up today haha

  33. ZachNo Gravatar says:

    same here lol :)

  34. Sarah ClarkNo Gravatar says:

    Stargate SG1 is much better than Stargate the movie. the series has lots of action and adventure.,”.

  35. MUSIC
    Complete works of one Country Music Artist/Band:
    Waylon Jennings

    One Album by another Country Music Artist/Band:
    “Sevens” by Garth Brooks

    One Bluegrass Album:
    “Up on the Ridge” by Dierks Bentley

    One “big tent” country album:
    Unclear of the meaning here.

    One Album by a Non-Country Artist:
    “Jurassic Park” Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Music Compose & Conducted by John Williams

    One Country Music Artist Box Set (that does not include all the works of that artist):
    “Unearthed” by Johnny Cash

    LITERATURE
    Complete Works of one Author:
    P.G. Wodehouse

    One Novel:
    “Fahrenheit 451″ by Ray Bradbury

    One Collection of Short Stories:
    “Quantum of Solace: The Complete James Bond Short Stories” by Ian Fleming

    One Book of Poetry:
    Don’t recall the title, but a collection of poems by my friend Winston Farrell, poet laureate of Barbados

    One Miscellaneous Book:
    “Bone: One Volume Edition” by Jeff Smith [collected edition of his comic book epic]

    FILM AND TELEVISION
    Complete works of one Filmmaker:
    David Lean

    One Feature Film:
    “Batman” (1989)

    One Complete Television Series:
    “Star Trek”

    One Animated/Children’s movie:
    “Up”

    One Miscellaneous DVD or DVD set:
    [adult swim] in a Box

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