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In the bag
(link via Erik)

Time again for "In the Bag," the game that challenges you to put aside pride and admit what art you really like. The rules: you can put any five works of art into your bag before departing for a desert island, but you have to choose right now.

What do you stuff in the bag?
Here are my picks, as of this second:
PAINTING: Vermeer's picture of a pregnant woman (can't remember the title, blast it!)
MUSIC: Pictures at an Exhibition
NOVEL: Earth by David Brin
FILM: Zefirelli's Romeo and Juliet
POP SONG: The Man Comes around by Johnny Cash
IN one hour the choice would probably be different!
Your turn.


Original piano version or the Ravel Orchestration or, dare I even mention Emerson Lake and Palmer?

Wow, that's hard! Let's no particular order:

Van Gogh's "Starry Night"
Da Vinci's "Last Supper"
Something by Monet
A renaissance painting of the Virgin Mary with Child
Cover art from Asia's debut album

I come from an artsy family, but the gene skipped me entirely, as you can see. "Starry Night" is my favorite work by far.

I was thinking the orchestration and also ELP. I had the great treat to see ELP live in concert in 1973, what a trip!

Music: Panis Angelicus
Painting: Juan de Pareja
Novel: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Film: The Bells of St. Mary's
Pop Song: Grazing in the Grass (Friends of Distinction recording)

This was a little confusing because yours sounded more like desert island discs in a hurry and the Teachout post sounded like it was suggesting whatever came into your head. So I tried to pick stuff I am sort of interested in but imagine those "armies of the night pounding on [my] front door...."


Starry Night is an incredible painting. It is probably overexposed to the world, but it is good enough to withstand it. Have you seen it in person?

Aww, man! We could choose other forms of art aside from visual? I really need to check these links before I make my responses. Here's the revised list, which probably makes my age and relative lack of culture obvious. That's okay. I'm not proud! :)

Music: Selected highlights from film scores by John Williams
Painting: Starry Night by Van Gogh
Novel: Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone (assuming the Bible is not allowed)
Film: The Bells of St. Mary's (Good call, Davey's Mommy!)
Pop Song: Ants Marching-Dave Matthews Band


Don't think the Bible counts as a Novel. I think we can assume that it would come along, though.

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