Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Music Meme


1. Of all the bands/artists in your record collection, which one do you own the most albums by?
If we're just counting studio albums, it's a tie between Dave Matthews Band and Five Iron Frenzy at six apiece.

2. What was the last song you listened to?
"Unite" by The Supertones...I was feeling nostalgic, and I forgot how much I loved this album

3. What’s in your record/CD player right now?
Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd

4. What song would you say sums you up?
At this moment I might say "Who Needs Sleep?" by Barenaked Ladies


5. What’s your favorite local band?
The Black Keys are from Akron, so I'll say them.


6. What was the last show you attended?
Dave Matthews Band, July 30

7. What was the greatest show you’ve ever been to?
It's still SkaMania, fall of 1998. The Supertones, Five Iron Frenzy, and The Insyderz. My theology has diverged from some of these guys, and two of them aren't even ska anymore. But I can't remember a concert when I was moved as much as this one.

8. What’s the worst band you’ve ever seen in concert?
Not a band, just a guy. A local guy, even, named Steve Miracle. The clunkiest, most uninspired set of garage-level covers I've ever heard.

9. What band do you love musically but hate the members of?
"Love" and "hate" are such strong words. I like vintage Metallica, but the members have gone so corporate lately.


11. What show are you looking forward to?
Relient K, October 31

12. What is your favorite band shirt?
A black long-sleeve shirt for a St. Louis band called Dionysia. Just their name on the front and their symbol on the back.

13. What musician would you like to hang out with for a day?
Reese Roper, former lead singer of FIF

14. What musician would you like to be in love with for a day?
Petra Haden, violinist for The Decemberists

15. Commodores or solo Lionel Ritchie?
No.

16. Punk rock, hip hop or heavy metal?
Punk

17. Name 4 flawless albums:


Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon

Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde

Counting Crows - August and Everything After

The Decemberists - The Crane Wife


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

19. What was the greatest decade for music?
1966-76. That covers The Beatles' studio stuff, vintage Zeppelin and The Who, and Dark Side of the Moon, among other things.

20. How many music-related videos/dvds do you own?
Three, and that's two too many.

21. What is your favorite movie soundtrack?
Garden State

27. What was your last musical ‘phase’ before you wised up?
Christian rock.

28. What’s the crappiest CD/record/etc. you’ve ever bought?
Tenacious D. Three good songs and a bunch of "comedy" skits.

29. Do you prefer vinyl or CDs?
I've meant to start a vinyl collection, but that'd also require a turntable.

2 comments:

Drew said...

Traveling through the meme trail...

So why Couting Crows? Seems out of place...

Coffeepastor said...

To me it's a "new classic," if you will. The musicianship, the stories...they've never matched it, either. I think it's an underrated album from a time period that was still dominated by three-chords-I-hate-my-parents music, and thus largely overlooked save for the 2-3 singles. But the rest is just as good if not better.