• Tapeinhead

    “That was My Veil” by John Parish and PJ Harvey.

    “The Movable Feast” by Ernest Hemingway.

  • Angelique

    Song: Army of Me – Bjork
    Book: Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal – by Christopher Moore

    … as a side note, i highly recommend everyone with any sense of humor read that book. it will knock you off your ass.

  • http://happykap.blogspot.com Heather K.

    “Who Are You” by The Who

    “The Big Book of Hell” by Matt Groening

  • http://www.ericandleandra.com/journal/ leandra

    very difficult, but if you post, you have to choose…

    Book: “Watership Down”
    Song: “Closer” by Better Than Ezra

  • http://www.injust-spring.com Alex

    Song: “Julia” by The Beatles

    Book: “Homo Faber” by Max Frisch

  • Shawn

    Song: Mad World by Gary Jules

    Book: The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo

  • http://www.meamea.blogspot.com Miss Mea-Mea

    Just out of curiousity, what’s the record so far for comments on a single post at your site, Dooce? This one has got to be in the top 5.

  • http://dumbsoutherner.com Fred

    Neil Young’s “(I’m Thankful For My) Country Home”

    Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird”

  • http://losir.com losir

    Well now, it all depends on whether we’re fleeing a holocost of Bush Jr.’s 2nd term. Two very different things.

    For holocost:
    song – “It’s over” Leve 42
    book – “Emergency & Critical Care Pocket Guide, ACLS Version”, Paula Derr. (Becuz I’m practical like that.)

    If it’s Bush Jr. (altho I’m not American….)
    song – “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”, Judy Garland

    Book – Any Mad comic making fun of Bush Jr.

  • dayna

    “the future” – leonard cohen
    and “the last night of the earth poems” by charles bukowski

  • http://www.sourbob.com/ sourbob

    “The Ballad of El Goodo” by Big Star.

    And “Slapstick” by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

  • sunshine

    song: joy division

    book: the collected sandman comics (you get your pictures, your words, and your neil gaiman)

    [seems my inner-teenage goth still lives]

  • http://experimentspace.blogspot.com/ S.

    “Jesus Etc.”, Wilco
    “Pale Fire”, Nabokov

  • Youichi

    I’m a long time lurker, can I just say thanks for all the laughs Dooce.

    Song: Fake plastic trees – Radiohead.

    This song just melts my heart, I think it’s a song of eternal hope, the man wishes he could be who she wants all the time, my wife thinks it’s just a sad song.

    Book: Player of Games – Iain M Banks.

    I could read this book again and again (In fact I already have) also it would fill me with dreams that the Culture would turn up and fix the planet.

    P.S. Thanks so much for “Everyone Poops” I’m sure my two year-old will love it.

    P.P.S. “Walking on sunshine” was by “Katrina and the waves”.

  • Sheila

    is this being tallied?
    Cursory scan seems to have lots of Tolkien, Lewis and Rand going on book-wise.

    Took a while for someone to choose the Bible.

  • http://www.jenandtonic.ca jenb

    jimbo! sorry, i must have been drunk when i was reading the first time. kudos for the bloom country reference though. :-)

  • Valkyrie9

    Song: “Morning Has Broken,” by Cat Stevens

    Book: “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Harper Lee

  • http://www.v-hold.net victor

    song: “every day is like sunday” by morrissey

    book: blue heaven by joe keenan

  • PJ

    Music: Sibelius: Symphony No.1, Op.39 and Karelia Suite, Op.11

    Book: (OK, it’s a bigass boxed set): The Complete Annotated Works of William Shakespear. (And it’s got pictures, too!)

  • http://www.livejournal.com/users/hyker Brandon

    Song:”Shape of My Heart” – Sting

    Book:”A Secret History” – Donna Tartt

    The music is tough. I actually think I’d rather take a little music box. Maybe one that plays “Greensleeves” or “A few of my favorite things”.

  • PJ

    Shit. Make that ‘Shakespeare.’

  • http://shotwise.com shotwise

    “Dry the Rain” by The Beta Band

    Cash by Johnny Cash


  • ericalina

    this is so hard!

    but off the top of my head…

    song – faith – george michael

    book – beloved – toni morrison

  • Angelique

    Sheila!! Kudos on the Peter Murphy!!!
    I was thinking of bringing “Butterfly” from Tapping the Vein, but I opted for the angst ballad.

  • da

    myopic joe-
    the best thing about alton brown’s book is he teaches you how to cook, not what to cook. why should you eat tough meat in the post- apocalyptic(sp.?) world? of course it is written in the same tongue-in-cheek style as the show. no i haven’t seen the show you mentioned, will look for it though.

  • http://www.nicoledale.com nicole

    SONG: ‘Gomez in a Bucket (in a seaside town made of ice-cream, slowly melting)’ – Gomez

    BOOK: ‘worst-case scenario’ handbook – how to survive on a deserted island.

  • http://www.notjustcircle.blogspot.com JSN

    Book: Four Quartets by T.S. Eliot

    Song: “Grace” by Jeff Buckley

  • http://overflow.blogspot.com Cody

    “Protection” Massive Attack

    Complete Poems, E.E. Cummings

  • http://www.hideousprogeny.com hideous progeny

    I am going to change my mind in 30 seconds but:

    song: Top of the World by the Carpenters (or Bjork’s cover)

    book: Another Country by James Baldwin

  • http://uberspiffy.com Kate

    song: Bjork’s Big Time Sensuality (Moby Remix)

    book: Nina Berberova’s The Tattered Cloak and Other Stories

  • lady quicksilver

    song: “nashville” by liz phair

    book: “i am the cheese” by robert cormier

  • http://www.ericandleandra.com/journal/ leandra

    Youichi –

    Fake Plastic Trees, of course! God, I love that song, the acoustic version is incredible too.

  • Kevin from Seattle

    Happy anniversary!

    Many great choices here. Mine: “Friday On My Mind” by The Easybeats & Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delany.

  • http://drivelous.blogspot.com Myrtle

    Book: A Whistling Women Is up to No Good – by Laurel King

    Song – Motherland – Natalie Merchant

  • http://drivelous.blogspot.com Myrtle

    Book: A Whistling Women Is up to No Good – by Laurel King

    Song – Motherland – Natalie Merchant

  • http://homepage.mac.com/mrjerz/ Certified

    Song: Oingo Boingo’s “Goodbye, Goodbye”

    Book: Madonna’s “Sex”

  • NimbleThimble

    Song: Two Step – Dave Matthews Band

    Book: Creative Mind – Ernest Holmes

  • Kristin

    Since I couldn’t color in the lines in kindergarten either I have to trample on the rules a bit and pick two of each:

    Songs: Three Little Birds – Bob Marley or The Very Thought of You – sung by Billie Holiday

    Book: Mr. Vertigo – Paul Auster or The House of Mirth – Edith Wharton

    tomorrow I’ll have completely changed my mind….

  • http://www.antisocialdiva.com antisocial diva

    song: this will change probably by the time i post this. but right now, “untouchable face” by ani difranco
    book: cat’s eye by margaret atwood

  • http://n/a moose

    PJ, even Billy-boy himself penned his surname in various spellings. You are in good company.

  • http://www.halfass.com/ scotty the body

    book: moby dick
    song: right now, it’d be “visions of johanna” by bob dylan, but in the past I would have said “b-boy boulliabaise” by the beastie boys just because it’s 15 minutes long. i always play it on jukeboxes to get my quarters’ worth.

  • Stinking Bastard

    Song: On the Floor by Galaxie 500

    Book: anything from John Steinbeck

  • http://www.swirlspice.com Irk

    I’ve been thinking about this since yesterday and I couldn’t come up with anything good! *sigh*

    Song: “Cantique de Jean Racine” arr by John Rutter as performed by The Cambridge Singers
    Book: I’m stealing the Worst Case Scenario Handbook answer.

  • josey

    book: something by tom clancy

    song: don’t worry be happy by b. mcferrin.

    this way, I’ll be able to cut right to the chase and saw my jugular open with the broken CD jewel case.

    life is NOT worth living without a fat record collection.

  • Craniac

    No song or book, but I just bought a tony the tiger cereal bowl at Bed Bath and Beyond on University. It makes me happy.

  • http://quixotical.org Anna

    song: “365 Days” by the Mighty Mighty Bosstones

    book: “Amnesiascope” by Steve Erickson

  • http://n/a moose

    word, josey. NOT worth living. (unless you make your own music.)

    dooce, are we setting some kind of record here with 200+ ??

  • http://igspot.ig.com.br/kallista/ kallista

    ONE MORE SONG: “Nowhere Man” or “Obladi Oblada” by the eternal Beatles.
    BOOK: Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien, cuz it takes forever to read!!!

  • http://www.zosiablue.com Zosia

    Well, actually, “Sophie’s Choice” for my book, and Indigo Girls’ version of “Tangled Up in Blue” for my song.

  • http://mattyspace.blogspot.com matty

    song: up up up up up by ani difranco

    book: the complete works of william shakespeare, oxford edition.