Name your top 10 most played bands on iTunes (or some equivalent)
1. Belle and Sebastian
2. Ani DiFranco
3. Of Montreal
4. Camera Obscura
6. Soul Coughing
8. Tori Amos
9. Joni Mitchell
10. PJ Harvey
(I am guessing here because my iTunes blew up along with my computer so I am going with the bands I listen to most often in my estimation, which would easily be wrong since I have a bad memory. This actually only reflects the past week, it was a real 90s week)
What was the first song you ever heard by 6 (Soul Coughing)?
"Down To This" was on the radio a lot so probably that.
What is your favorite album of 2 (Ani DiFranco)?
Wow that is one that really depends on my mood. Either "Ani DiFranco", "Evolve", or "Little Plastic Castles" (yeah real decisive there huh)
What is your favorite lyric that 5 (Radiohead) has sung?
Again, real hard. Maybe “Her Hitler haircut is making me feel ill” (Karma Police) or maybe because it is the first one that came to mind.
How many times have you seen 4 (Camera Obscura) live?
Never, I just decided that I loved them about a month ago
What is your favorite song by 7 (Blur)?
“Tender” is my favorite song for singing. “The Universal” is my favorite song for feeling emotions. “Country House” or “Coffee and TV” are my favorite songs for boppin
What is a good memory you have involving the music of 10 (PJ Harvey)?
Well although it wasn’t exactly a PJ Harvey album I would have to go with listening to Murder Ballads with Ben Man and Friend. He wept. We laughed.
Is there a song of 3 (Of Montreal) that makes you sad?
Uh, Montreal makes me feel a little sad sometimes. Sometimes because of the song, others because "Tim, Wish You'd Been Born A Girl" ended.
What is your favorite lyric that 2 (Ani DiFranco) has sung?
Shit, that woman has brilliant lyrics. I can’t even begin to think. Maybe “Art may imitate life but life imitates TV”
How did you get into 3 (Of Montreal)?
This, like much great music was given to me by the wonderful Monica, who also gave me this meme
What was the first song you heard by 1 (Belle and Sebastian)?
Not positive, maybe “Like Dylan in the Movies” or “Get Me Away From Here I’m Dying”?
What is your favorite song by 4 (Camera Obscura)?
“Lloyd, I’m Ready to be Heartbroken” I would have to say. Then again I have only had their music for a hot second.
What is a good memory you have involving 2 (Ani DiFranco)?
All of the good times playing Monopoly with Friend. We listened to much music during those times but this was always a staple.
Is there a song of 8 that makes you sad? (Tori Amos)
Yes, most of her music is pretty freaking sad. “Putting The Damage On” is actually devastating though.
What is your favorite album of 5 (Radiohead)?
I’ll go with “The Bends” although some days it is “OK Computer” but most days it is “The Bends”
What is your favorite lyric that 3 has sung? (Of Montreal)
I like so many of their lyrics. I just quoted "Tim, Wish You’d Been Born a Girl" a week or so ago so I’ll pick something else. I used to like “Let’s pretend we don’t Exist. Let’s pretend we’re in Antarctica” but now I am reminded of Let’s Go Outback Tonight, damn commercial. I’ll go with “Hibernating in the snow just isn’t where it’s at because sleeping makes you skinny and we bears like to be fat.” I like that one.
What is your favorite song of 1 (Belle and Sebastian)?
Every song is kind of my favorite. I’ll be really random and pick one of my strange favorites, “Winter Wooskie”
What is your favorite song of 10 (PJ Harvey)?
Uh she is a genius. “You Said Something” will have to take the honor
How many times have you seen 8 live? (Tori Amos)
Three. Once I got myself a ticked and my sister got me a ticket and that was hard. Once with Brooke an Jamie and I think Jaclyn but I have a bad memory at some outdoor venue. Once with Mom. Apparently I missed a concert in the park last summer. Boo me.
What is your favorite album of 1 (Belle and Sebastian)?
They are all my favorites. I listen to “If You’re Feeling Sinister” a lot.
What is a great memory you have considering 9 (Joni Mitchell)?
Realizing that I was going to get old and it was going to suck while listening to Mom sing Circle Game. I know it says great memory but, in a way, it really was great because I got some things and it made me appreciate being young.
What was the first song you heard by 8 (Tori Amos)?
Embarrassingly enough it was God but I have to be honest.
What is your favorite cover by 2 (Ani DiFranco)?
I really enjoy “Wishin’ and Hopin’” and “Hurricane” a lot
Speaking of music, somehow neither Monica nor I knew that Of Montreal was playing at the Metro tonight and that show is seriously sold out. I tried to console myself with remindings that it is an all ages show and I am too old to be there. Unfortunately that is just lies. The youth will be dancing to the great songs and enjoying all the wonder and not me. Typically, I don’t read the music sections of things because I am poor and don’t want to know about bands I like coming and me not being able to afford them. I would have never known but Tony, who always reads the music section, made a helpful suggestion last night that I should try to see them because I love them. Oh well. I was both happy and sad that Monica didn’t know about the show. Happy because it meant that she didn’t forget to invite me and sad because I can’t hear how great it was. It looks as if we are going to see The Impossible Shapes though, maybe. Since this post was all about music I’m going to skip putting up songs because who cares at this point.