A well-thought out meme!


Mai 26 2009, 6h32

Favourite bands:
1. Fleetwood Mac
2. The Beatles
3. Red Hot Chili Peppers
4. The Smashing Pumpkins
5. Tears for Fears
6. Daft Punk
7. T.Rex
8. Midlake
9. Explosions in the Sky
10. The Mars Volta
(11. Kings of Leon)

Favourite albums:
1. Tusk by Fleetwood Mac
2. The Trials Of Van Occupanther by Midlake
3. Revolver by The Beatles
4. Electric Warrior by T.Rex
5. Hunky Dory by David Bowie
6. Songs from the Big Chair by Tears for Fears
7. De-Loused in the Comatorium by The Mars Volta
8. Damnation by Opeth
9. Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd
10. Discovery by Daft Punk
(11. Want One by Rufus Wainwright
12. Disintegration by The Cure
13. Violator by Depeche Mode
14. The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place by Explosions in the Sky
15. Blacklisted by Neko Case
16. Friend Or Foe by Menomena)

Greatest single ever made:
Oh my gaw, um! There are so many. I'll just pick one from outta the air: (I've Had) The Time of My Life.

Favourite boxed set:
Join The Dots by The Cure
I don't really do box sets.

Favourite Greatest Hits:
Catching Up With Depeche Mode, which I still think is one of DM's best albums (woops!).

First CD bought:
With my own money, it was Fallen by Evanescence. Before that I remember most vividly Jennifer Page's Crush single, and Hanson's Middle Of Nowhere and 3 Car Garage.

First Concert:
For REAL real concert? Hanson at (the now defunct) Reunion Arena.

Favourite Concert:
I have a few favorite live acts I've seen: Midlake, Explosions in the Sky, Pilotdrift... but when talking about a concert you have to take into consideration the entire event. The openers, the crowd, the sound system....... I'm gonna have to go with a festival of sorts. It was in Fort Worth, and I forget the name of the thing, but IN A ROW I saw Midlake, Explosions in the Sky, and Ghostland Observatory. The crowd was way into all of it, the sound was fine, the midnight sky was starry and clear. Eased in with Midlake, upped the epic soundscapes with Explosions, and climaxed in erratic dance with Ghostland. It was perfect. Earlier in the evening as the sun started to go down, we sat in the grass drinking beer and watched (listened to) Pinback. That was a very relaxing time in my life.

EDIT: Wall of Sound! It was called Wall of Sound!
at LaGrave Field
Saturday 22 September 2007 (thanks, last.fm!)

Concert You Wish You'd Seen:
I wish I had seen The Beatles. I also wish I had seen Fleetwood Mac circa late 70s-early 80s.

Best Use of Music In Film:
See: Quentin Tarantino films.
I'll have to go with Pam Grier singing along to Across 110th Street at the end of Jackie Brown.

Best Use of Music In TV series:
I'm getting sick of these shows like Grey's Anatomy, Scrubs, and The O.C. using easy listening indie pop as a sounding board. I hate it all. It's sentimentalist crap. Um, I'm gonna have to go with American Idol. Really, they've been bringing in some class acts lately to perform for and mentor the contestants.
The L Word usually uses (used :( ) great music.

Favourite music books:
Love is a Mix Tape by Rob Sheffield
Killing Yourself to Live by Chuck Klosterman
This is Your Brain on Music by Daniel J. Levitin

Favourite Songwriters:
Rufus Wainwright, John Lennon, Elliott Smith, Ben Folds (although, I'm not happy with his latest, Way To Normal. :\), Jason Mraz

Favourite album covers:
Revolver by The Beatles, Rumours by Fleetwood Mac, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, The Fragile by Nine Inch Nails, Aladdin Sane by David Bowie, Dreamboat Annie by Heart, Bryter Layter by Nick Drake, The Slider by T.Rex

Least fav album covers to albums you like/love/don't mind
Zeitgeist by The Smashing Pumpkins, Brain Thrust Mastery by We Are Scientists, Stadium Arcadium by Red Hot Chili Peppers.... notice these are all within very recent years, hmmm?

Favourite Music DVDs:
Fleetwood Mac's The Dance, The Cure's Trilogy, Bernadette Peters' Sondheim, Etc.

Artist You Will Always Believe In:
Rufus Wainwright

Artist You Will Always Defend:
Tears for Fears
Fleetwood Mac
Jason Mraz
Carrie Underwood

Albums You Will Always Defend:
Dandy In The Underworld by T.Rex
Seeds Of Love by Tears for Fears
By the Way by Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Bends by Radiohead

Singers Who Can Make Your Skin Crawl:
Michael McDonald

Artists I'm Supposed to like, but don't.
I got a lot of these.
Neutral Milk Hotel
Broken Social Scene
The Arcade Fire
The Fiery Furnaces
Iron & Wine
Godspeed You! Black Emperor

Song You Can't Stand by an Artist You Like:
Your Body Is a Wonderland by John Mayer

Artist Who Broke Your Heart:
Our Lady Peace... what the hell happened?! These guys were wicked in the 90's. They were kind of cryptic yet spiritual and rockin'. Oh, and Maida's solo stuff is shit, too.
- heliotropic2005

It's true. I agree wholeheartedly.

Opeth kinda broke my heart when Martin Lopez fled.
I never really cared enough about U2 for them to break my heart, but it's a shame they became so lousy (& holier than thou).

Band That Should Break Up:
Bon Jovi
Evanescence, probably. Amy just needs to go solo. She's too driven and strong-willed to be held back by a band.
Sonic Youth
Rilo Kiley

Bands That Should Get Back Together:
Tears for Fears (have they broken up? What's going on????????)
Ben Folds Five
A Pacific Model

Guilty Pleasure:
I am not guilty. I love Barbra Streisand.


  • fondueknights

    I don't get Neutral Milk Hotel. I just don't. Radio UTD tries to shove them down my throat and I'm all KNOTHNX. Lulz, I heard Michael MacDonald all the time back when I did the booty store thang. "What a Fool Believes" makes me think of a lanky guy trying to do the Cabbage Patch at a wedding reception in a "saloon." It's not pretty.

    Mai 28 2009, 3h19
  • heliotropic2005

    Great list. We have a lot of picks in common. And those live shows... wish I see all those acts in the near future. Also, flattered to be quoted; still true, unfortunately.

    Jun 1 2009, 18h29
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