Tonight my sister put up a couple of “likes” on Facebook and I told her that now those “likes” have the ability to post to her wall. She didn’t believe me, but indeed from what I’ve been reading, such as in this post Think Before You Like and an accompanying post An army of likable objects: The new Facebook marketing strategy those posts and pages that you like do have access to posting on your wall. This is why I don’t like many pages, whether for actors, actresses, musicians, books or movies, on Facebook.
Plus if you do like pages, then it is difficult to “unlike” those pages as evidenced by this post 4 Reasons to Worry about Facebook Privacy from PCWorld. However, it can be done because tonight after reading all this, I did go back and “unlike” quite a few pages, not because I don’t “like” the actors, actresses, musicians, books or movies, but because I don’t like all that access for advertising out there available for them.
All of this is to lead up to what do I like in terms of music, movies and books, at least a small taste that might appear on my Facebook profile page if those “likes” weren’t so fraught with the opportunity for exploitation by advertisers.
big butts and I cannot lie…
…yes, I had to go there and actually I do like Sir Mix-A-Lot.
I like Bill Evans, to whom I’m listening now as I begin to write this post.
I like Ben Affleck as a director, an actor and a co-screenwriter in the movie The Town, which my wife and I watched last night. As a person, he might be a prick for all I know.
Also on the subjects of pricks, I like Russell Crowe and I love Gladiator.
I love The Godfather I and II and Goodfellas.
I love Sunset Boulevard and Citizen Kane.
I love Groundhog Day, all three Toy Story movies, Inception, Memento, Coolhand Luke, The Queen, Terminator 2, The Empire Strikes Back, Kill Bill, Reservoir Dogs, Once Upon A Time In China 2...
…I like sequels for the most parts and even some remakes, True Grit and 3:10 To Yuma.
Speaking of Westerns, I love Clint Eastwood Westerns, especially Unforgiven.
I like U2, REM, Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Björk (to whom I’m listening as I continue this post), Tori Amos (early stuff anyway), The Beatles, Public Enemy, Run DMC, NWA, Ice Cube, Beethoven, Bach, Brahms, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Parliament, Funkadelic, James Brown, Ray Charles, The Coasters, The Drifters (in all their incarnations), Otis Redding, William Bell, Aretha Franklin, Radiohead, The White Stripes, Hank Williams, Jimmie Rodgers, Leadbelly, Blind Willie Johnson, B.B. King, Fats Domino, k.d. lang, Dwight Yoakam, Garth Brooks, Prince, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Moby, The Chemical Brothers, Tupac, The Notorious B.I.G., Yothu Yindi, Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong, Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington, Billie Holliday, The Allman Brothers Band, Benny Goodman,Afrocelt Soundsystem, The Beastie Boys.
I think you get the idea in terms of music. I like a lot of different kinds of music.
I’ll leave books for another post, but you get the idea…I’m an eclectic dude.
I’m not a big fan of opera or death metal, on the two extremes. This might come as a shock, but I don’t read romances. I tried steam-punk once and hated it, but I’d be willing to give it another go.
And yes, I do like modern art, even Jackson Pollock, the sick freak.
I hate Helen Steiner Rice.
Oh, yeah, make sure to “share this” on Facebook to make the title of this post ironic. I don’t care if you like it or not.