Monday, September 17, 2012

Genre Favorite Blogfest

One blogfest, four favorites!
List your favorite genre of:
And a guilty pleasure genre from any of the three categories!

My favorite movie genre: Science Fiction
I saw Star Wars in a drive-in theater, and I was hooked. From Battlestar Galactica, Buck Rogers, and Flash Gordon, I would watch these TV shows and movies with amazement. It was like the Wild West in space. Spaceship battles, good guys vs bad guys, and awesome sci-fi weapons and technology. I grew up on this stuff, and I still love it today.

My favorite genre of music: 80s Music
Call me nostalgic. Or maybe I'm just in denial about the whole aging process. I love me some 80s music. Pretty much all of it. I still listen to Michael Jackson, Journey, Van Halen, Duran Duran, INXS, and Queen. What's really cool is that my kids know all the lyrics to these songs too.

My favorite book genre: Classic Steampunk-Science Fiction
One of the biggest influences of my writing today is this fun fix of science fiction, alternative history, and speculative fiction. The first novel I ever read that made me go "WOW" was H.G. Wells' The Time Machine. And then I picked up Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and Around the World in Eighty Days. These books were about adventure and technology - wrapped around a strong moral tale.

My guilty pleasure: 90s Bubblegum Pop Music
This is a big confession for me, but I do like saccharin sweet pop music. Everything from New Kids on the Block, some N'SYNC, a little Backstreet Boys, and yes....I do have a couple Britney Spears songs on my iPod. Some other iPod confessions include Milli Vanilli, PM Dawn, The KLF, and (gulp)...I do believe there is a Spice Girls track on there...or two.


Joshua said...

With the exception of the 90's bubblegum pop, I'm with you on everything in this post. THE TIME MACHINE is a fantastic book.

Jay Noel said...

Joshua: I did a diorama for The Time Machine in grade school. I used a shoebox, cut out an opening, put red cellophane over it, and made a cool 3-d rendition of the machine using paper, cardboard, and crayons. Wish I still had it!

Joshua said...

I wish you still had it, too. That sounds awesome. Perhaps you should re-create it?

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You enjoyed the same science fiction movies that I did! And some of those classic books are still the best.
Thanks for participating in my blogfest!

Ellie Garratt said...

We're too much alike. Well, almost. 90s Bubblegum pop music?! Actually, I have a story that involves New Kids On The Block. It involves my only blind date, my dates dodgy t-shirt and NKOTB. But that's for another time.

Now. Baby hit me one more time. Britney rocks!

Huntress said...

Big thumbs up from me on all your choices.

Jay Noel said...

Joshua: That would be a fun project for a rainy day.

Alex: Yup - and after watching it, I'd gather my friends and recreate everything on our bikes.

Ellie: I HAVE to hear that story someday.

Huntress: Thanks for visiting!

Vero said...

Great favorites, Jay! Sci-fi movies are awesome (all sci-fi is awesome in any shape and form). As for the 80s music, I'm a huge Queen fan so I get that. :P

But I condemn you for the 90s pop hits. Condemn, I say! *shakes fist*

Neah... not really. :P I had a crush on George Michael at one point, so who am I to judge, eh?

David P. King said...

Science Fiction? 80's music?

*knuckle bump to you, sir* :)

Brinda said...

Your admission of an addiciton to bubblegum music is great. It put a big smile on my face!

Emily R. King said...

I was listening to Joy Ride the other days. I really miss synthesized keyboards in music today. :)

Morgan said...

I totally get your guilty pleasure! I love that stuff too, LOL ;)

farawayeyes said...

No surprises here really except for the Bubblegum Pop - Milli Vanilli - Really. WOW!

Jay Noel said...

Vero: I'm sure lots of ladies had crushed on George Michael.

David: Gotta have my 80s. Which I'm now hearing on oldies stations.

Brinda: I had to come clean!

Emily: It will make a comeback. Looks at Selena Gomez's song "Love You Like a Love Song." Totally 80s

Morgan: I'm pretty sure it's nostalgia kicking in.

faraway: Girl you know it's true!

Jeremy [HWR Curator] said...

bubblegum, hell yes... it's so bad it's good.

Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]
Howlin' Wolf Records: On-Line Magazine

The Desert Rocks said...

I'm going to a Queen Concert Movie on Thursday evening. Can't wait!!

Melissa Bradley said...

I love all those sci fi TV shows! And I love my 80's music, too. Duran Duran was my first concert. Age 14, the Rosemont Horizon. LOL

Jessica Salyer said...

Love your music selection, your guilty pleasure one too!

Sherry Ellis said...

Love your selections! H G Wells was a terrific writer!

M Pax said...

I love 80's music, too. Many songs transport me back to the club days with my gal pals. Good times.

Miranda Hardy said...

I'm in love with the 80's music, too. No wonder we get along so well.

Tiyana said...

Oh man, 80s music... It's really taken me time to learn to appreciate most stuff from that era, haha, (I was only born in '88, myself) but I'm getting there...slowly. ;D

The Golden Eagle said...

H.G. Wells wrote some great books. And Jules Verne is one of my favorite SF authors.

Jamie Gibbs said...

Steampunk? 80s music? You rock! Excellent choices all round. Well met :)

Jamie @ Mithril Wisdom

Anonymous said...

ok first off Milli Vanilli!!!! I love 80's music I rock at that category on song pop :) I would never have guessed sci fiction ;)

Phats said...

Oops that last comment was me

Cynthia said...

Go '80s music! Sometimes I listen to bubblegum pop music too. Some of the old school music videos are still kind of fun to watch.

Ciara said...

If this was a blogging contest I think Star Wars would win. :)

Donna Hosie said...

Awesome. 80s music was my guilty pleasure! I LOVE Duran Duran.

J.C. Martin said...

You and I have similar tastes in music! Bon Jovi and Barry Manilow from the 80s, and Tommy Page, BSB and Westlife from the 90s!

Jay Noel said...

Tommy Page....oh man. That's out of the old archives. I doubt many on here know Tommy Page.

That's from the Dance Party USA days.

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

Oh my...milli vanilli is a blast from the past.

Cherie Reich said...

Great picks, especially your guilty pleasure. :)

Eve said...

Haha Jay! I love your picks! Especially the music and your guilty pleasures...awesome to know I'm not the only one who still digs that stuff!

Michael Di Gesu said...


Dropped in from the hop...

Nice to meet anothe 80's music Junkie!

I have to admit I like 90's bubblegum pop as well. Oops, did I just admit to that. LOL.

Steampunk is really popular ... I think I need to read a few to see what the excitement is all about.

Sabrina A. Fish said...

I LOVE your guilty pleasure! I love all of that music too. I actually bought a New Kids On The Block CD a few years ago when they tried to make a come back...and loved it. heheheh. Great post!

Definitely a new follower here!

nutschell said...

haha. I've never heard it called bubblegum pop before. But i do enjoy listening to it every now and then:)

Pk Hrezo said...

LOL on that last answer, But I'm laughing WITH you, of course. That stuff is so much fun. Plus I grew up on it.
To this day I think PM Dawn is one of the best music groups EVER! Of the Heart, Of the Mind, and Of the Cross. What a FANTASTIC album that is!!
I loved all those sci-fi films too. Jules Verne FTW. What a genius he was.

James Garcia Jr. said...

Hello, Jay. Since you love all of that awesome 80's music, we will forgive you for the bubblegum music. I should talk, I think I've got a Tiffany 45 around here somewhere! Lol! Isn't it great when our kids know the same tunes? I was listening to Queen yesterday while on the Treadmill, as fate would have it. Good call!
Thanks for sharing your list.


Mr. Shife said...

I like all of your choices. I guess that is maybe why we have been blogging buddies for a little bit. Have a good weekend, Jay.

Shannon Lawrence said...

Love 80's music! It's just good clean fun.

My Genre Favorites & Guilty Pleasures

Milo James Fowler said...

Let's hear it for Sci-Fi! Fun 'fest; cool to learn more about our fellow writer/bloggers' interests.

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