A Music Meme Given to Me by Tatiana

1. Of all the bands/artists in your cd/record collection, which one do you own the most albums by?

I think it must be Pavement. The sad part is that I haven’t even listened to one of them. It’s still in the wrapper, but now my Pavement phase is done. So now it’s in storage, maybe to be discovered and beloved one day.

2. What was the last song you listened to?

It was in my car, on the CD player, on the way home from work… It was… Something from Blur’s 13 album.

3. What’s in your record/CD player right now?

Blur’s 13 album in my car, and at home I just listen to a shuffled favorites list on my laptop’s Windows Mediaplayer. Before the Blur, I had U2’s Unforgettable Fire in my car player, but I only played it for a few songs before re-burning-out on it and taking it out. I realized yesterday that 95% of the CDs I own are from the ’90s.

4. Do you know what music the person before you is into?

The person before me? I don’t get what that means. My child, who is beside me, likes Weezer and that Chad Kroeger song from the Spider-Man movie. The people who lived in the apartment below mine in the complex before this? They liked really crappy music. All they played was bad compilation CDs and country. You could tell they fought over it, too, by the way the songs would cut off and switch in medias res. Before me came my dad. He liked stuff like America and The Moody Blues. I like America okay, but I can’t really hang with the Moody Blues.

5. What’s your favorite local band?

Sadly, I don’t know any local Houston bands. I can say that my fave local DJ is some chick named Lori Scott, who used to open for Spundae. Also, I used to hang with a chick who knew this Dallas band called Chomsky. I bought Chomsky’s demo CD about 6 or 7 years ago. One of the songs, “Two Steps Away,” is on a mix CD I made last month, because I liked it that much.

6. What was the last album you bought?

The Bravery.

7. What was the greatest show you’ve ever been to?

Probably a DJ show. But we don’t count those, do we?

You may not believe this, but I’ve only been to two concerts in my life, and both of those were when I was pregnant with my first child, at age 20. The first was Van Halen with Sammy Hagar. The whole place smelled like pot and Sammy kept screaming stuff like, “I know y’all like to do a lot of cocaine here in Texas! Right? RIGHT??” The second was the Cure’s Wish Tour. Robert Smith made a weird joke about a guy, his doctor, and an orange. The Wish show was the better of the two.

I used to feel really sad and embarrassed about my lack of concert-going experience. Now, however, I no longer care.

8. What’s the worst band you’ve ever seen in concert?

I guess I’m gonna have to say the Van Halen one, by default. Even though I love Eddie Van Halen. Sorry, Eddie. Oh, or you could say any of the sucky bands I saw at SXSW in 1999. I forgot the bad ones’ names, though.

9. What band do you love musically but hate the members of?

I don’t hate anyone in any band, but it does make me sad when good songs have stupid or hateful lyrics.

10. What is the most musically involved you have ever been?

When I was 17, I sang in a rock band, sang in church choir, and sang in a little musical theater troupe. And I sang weddings for money, sometimes, too.

Fan-wise, I used to be completely obsessed with Led Zeppelin, and then with Yes.

11. What shows are you looking forward to?

I’m gonna try to see Grand Master Flash at the Museum of Fine Arts in a few weeks. Plus, I’m usually pleased to see whatever DJs my bf takes me to see. He keeps the calendar; I just go along.

12. What is your favorite band shirt?

Currently it’s my only one, the Pavement shirt Pinky gave me.

As a teenager, I favored the Black Sabbath jersey with the ring-wraith looking person on the front. I wore it until it disintegrated.

13. What musician would you like to hang out with for a day?

Maybe Eddie Vedder, if he isn’t crazy now. Or Sasha. I don’t know. I’m getting to old to think about musicians to that extent. Maybe Gwen Stefani, because she might feel sorry for me and give me free stuff.

14. What musician would you sleep with in a heart beat?

When I first read this meme, I totally couldn’t come up with an answer to this. The next day, I realized that if I had to sleep with a musician, it would be Dave Grohl.

15. Are u a stalker?

No. I’m too lazy to stalk.

16. Sabbath or solo Ozzy?

Don’t laugh, but I bought the No More Tears album and used to play that song all the time. So I guess if I’m honest, I’ll say solo Ozzy. (Risking getting my ass kicked by my brother.)

17. 80’s Madonna or Kabbalah Esther?

Who? Madonna.

18. Punk rock, hip hop or heavy metal?

Punk rock.

19. Name 3 timeless records?

1) U2’s Unforgettable Fire. You don’t want to hear it anymore, but it’s timeless.
2) Beck’s Odelay. Whatever – don’t say anything.
3) The Clash’s Combat Rock. You think it should be London Calling, but I say Combat Rock.

20. Name 3 artists that suck?

1) Blink 182 (or 183, whatever), because they sing like teenagers holding their noses.
2) Pussycat Dolls, because they can barely sing on tune and the lead chick can’t breathe or phrase properly
3) Can I just say “anybody on Top 40 radio?” I can’t? How about… whoever sang that song that goes, “Take your cat and leave my sweater, ’cause we’ve got nothing left to weather, you’ll feel a whole lot better, but you’ll think of me.” Who was that? Toby Keith and some other guy, right? That song SUCKED.

21. Did you know that filling out this survey makes you a music geek?

I used to be a music geek when I was a kid. Now I’m getting old, so my music knowledge is freezing like rocky stream above the tree line.

22. What was the greatest decade for music?

I’m going to say the ’50s, but only because it was the root of many of today’s genres. Really, there was no greatest decade. Every decade has its good and bad. My boyfriend would say “the ’80s” without hesitation. I have to point out that the ’80s was when all the best rock bands of the ’70s turned to sucky pop. But it also gave us New Wave and classic hip hop, so we must give thanks. The ’70s was good for rock and R&B, and punk and disco, but also gave us some super cheesy easy listening. The ’90s had beautiful grunge, but crappy gangster rap, right?

Okay, forget what I said. I pick the ’70s.

23. How many music-related videos/dvds do you own?


24. Do you like Journey?

I don’t want to, but of course I sing each of their songs, word for word, whenever they come on the radio. How can I not? I was born in ’71. Na, na, na, NA, na, na… My favorite song that I don’t like by Journey is “City by the Bay.”

25. Don’t try to pretend you don’t!

Make me.

26. What is your favorite movie soundtrack?

I would like to purchase the Mean Girls soundtrack. Haven’t done it yet.

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Posted in meme, pop culture on 01/17/2006 01:01 am

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