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a random band survey...

i should be working, but i thought i'd do this instead since i'm a procrastinator.

i got this from murderoftwo.

1. The Beatles: Dislike more than like, but respect.
2. Frank Zappa: a genius.
3. Belle and Sebastian: i'm ignorant.
4. Kate Bush: she's okay.
5. Tom Petty: i like him.
6. Fleetwood Mac: not my style.
7. Van Morrison: only what's played on the radio.
8. Bob Dylan: dislike, but respect a great deal.
9. Chemical Brothers: i like their older stuff.
10. Counting Crows: don't like them too much, but i like them more now than i used to.
11. 10,000 Maniacs: not really.
12. Aerosmith: the old stuff.
13. Indigo Girls: Not especially.
14. Toad the Wet Sprocket: the few songs i've heard, i've liked.
15. Better Than Ezra: don't know enough about the music.
16. Patti Smith: see fifteen.
17. Great Big Sea: i'm ignorant.
18. Grateful Dead: take 'em or leave 'em.
19. Elton John: not really.
20. Roxy Music: don't know a lot about 'em.
21. Crowded House: see 20.
22. Jimmy Buffett: not really.
23. Leonard Cohen: i'm ignorant.
24. Pavement: eh. kind of wanna bes.
25. Rufus Wainwright: i'm ignorant.
26. Public Enemy: wonderful stuff.
27. Jeff Buckley: yeah, love his stuff.
28. Simon and Garfunkel: i like 'em.
29. The Who: yeah, they're fun.
30. Neil Young: yeah, he's cool.
31. Culture Club: not really.
32. Stevie Wonder: another genius.
33. Idlewild: i'm ignorant.
34. Joni Mitchell: eh.
35. Fugazi: i've only heard a couple of tracks, but i remember being indifferent.
36. Sigur Ros: who?
37. Placebo: don't know enough about the music.
38. The Sundays: they were okay before the radio started playing them all of the time.
39. Nick Cave: not really.
40. Nick Drake: i'm ignorant.
41. Aimee Mann: see 40.
42. Ani Difranco: oddly enough, i've never really heard her music.
43. Gorillaz: who?
44. Guns 'n' Roses: i used to hate 'em. now they're okay.
45. Iggy Pop: sexy man. cool music.
46. Poe: take or leave.
47. Avril Lavigne: not my style.
48. Underworld: i've only ever heard two tracks. they're okay.
49. Queen: yeah, but not "we are the champions"
50. Buckcherry: i'm ignorant.
51. Barenaked Ladies: indifferent.
52. Jimi Hendrix: indeed.
53. Dead Kennedys: of course! they're from my home town.
54. Anti-Flag: i'm ignorant
55. John Mayer: see 54.
56. Fiona Apple: i liked her when she first came out. more of what i used to listen to than what i listen to now.
57. They Might Be Giants: always a fun band.
58. Portishead: indeed, brilliant.
59. Massive Attack: i think i've heard one or two tunes and thought they were okay.
60. PiL: Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant. "9" was maybe the second album i ever bought in my life and i listened to it obsessively.
61. Prince: some of his stuff is great. he's a genius.
62. Stone Roses: don't know the music.
63. Happy Mondays: i'm ignorant.
64. Talking Heads: david byrne is wonderful.
65. XTC: andy partridge is brilliant. what a great band.
66. Bruce Springsteen: really don't like him.
67. Matthew Good Band: who?
68. Warren Zevon: i'm ignorant.
69. Matthew Sweet: used to like him. doesn't fit me anymore.
70. Peter Gabriel: his really old stuff.
71. Suzanne Vega: yeah, she's great.
72. Yeah Yeah Yeahs: who?
73. Sleater-Kinney: huh?
74. KMFDM: yeah, they're pretty fun.
75. Moldy Peaches: errgh?
76. Spinal Tap: funny stuff.
77. Skinny Puppy: indeed.
78. Teenage Fanclub: don't know about the music.
79. Ash: don't know who this is.
80. Sonic Youth: indeed.... great stuff.
81. Tricky: usually his stuff is either super brilliant or really mediocre.
82. The Waterboys: i'm ignorant.
83. Audioslave: soundgarden and rage were better.
84. 50 Cent: who?
85. Spiritualized: huh?
86. Dixie Chicks: i bet i wouldn't like 'em.
87. Queens of the Stone Age: not really my style.
88. Maroon 5: i'm ignorant.
89. Gram Parsons: any relation to alan?
90. Sting: the old stuff, summoner's tales and before.
91. Queensryche: love 'em.
92. Dinosaur Jr.: never liked 'em. probably never will.
93. Suede: oh god. this name rings a bell in my memory, but it's hazy.
94. Liz Phair: only because one of my old friends from college liked her.
95. Primal Scream: i'm ignorant.
96. Andrew W. K.: see 95.
97. OAR: who?
98. Train: not really.
99. Hootie and the Blowfish: not really.
100. Jane's Addiction: yeah. used to listen to them a lot.
101. PJ Harvey: not really.
102. Genesis: the old stuff... early phil collins and peter gabriel years.
103. The Byrds: eh. give or take.
104. Echo and the Bunnymen: indeed. wonderful band. reminds me of my youth.
105. James: are they still around? I know that in the second album they got rid of their trumpet player, which was one of the reasons i liked them so much. I liked them a lot.
106. Jethro Tull: they're okay.
107. Pink Floyd: i like them a lot, but i don't listen to them much anymore.
108. Johnny Cash: he's pretty fun.
109. Goo Goo Dolls: really not my style.
110. The Kinks: i liked them when i was young.
111. Do you consider yourself a music snob?: i suppose i should.
112. What one record should absolutely everyone own (upon threat of death)? everyone has different tastes. i only suggest, don't impose. For me, "Dead Cities" by Future Sound of London is still one of the albums that best represents me. I'm not sure how different i'd be if i never found that album.
113. Upcoming shows you're really looking forward to? *shrug* ask me later.
114. Most embarrassing record in your collection? nothing i have out here. i've got some embarrassing albums in PA, though. Breathe, Kenny G, Yanni, George Winston, that sort of thing.
115. Favorite band that no one's ever heard of? Posthuman and Prefuse 73 are my current obscure favorites.

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murderoftwo
May. 27th, 2003 01:04 am (UTC)
Oh, shame on you for considering Yanni to be embarassing. I think Yanni is a genius. Especially for coming up with the idea of having fans surrounding him, while playing his piano (to give that 'hair blowing in the wind' effect). Genius, I tell you. Genius.
lifeofmendel
May. 27th, 2003 01:06 am (UTC)
*laughter*
murderoftwo
May. 27th, 2003 01:14 am (UTC)
Re:
Nice to know I still have my wit. Thought I lost it at that ever-boring party yesterday.
lifeofmendel
May. 27th, 2003 01:27 am (UTC)
not related...
whenever i receive new email, my computer speaks to me the name of the sender.... or at least it tries. There are certain names that it has problems interpreting, and your name is one of them. So when i get comments from you, it says something that sounds like "New Mail from zilife", which sounds very close to my brother's name backwards "xilef" which reminds me of the odd short story he wrote called Xilef.

randomness. interesting how different people can be in person vs. on-line, eh?
murderoftwo
May. 27th, 2003 01:37 am (UTC)
Re: not related...
It is interesting. And it's fun making the connections as well.

I liked the story, by the way. Pretty clever.
lifeofmendel
May. 27th, 2003 01:39 am (UTC)
Re: not related...
glad you liked it. my brother is a genius.
murderoftwo
May. 27th, 2003 01:44 am (UTC)
Re: not related...
After reading that story, I wouldn't doubt it.

But is he as genius as our friend, Yanni?
lifeofmendel
May. 27th, 2003 01:48 am (UTC)
Re: not related...
he's a different kind of genius. one that doesn't involve fans blowing all aroound him to let his hair run wild. maybe because he doesn't have a lot of hair.
murderoftwo
May. 27th, 2003 01:52 am (UTC)
Re: not related...
Hm.. Yes, I see what you mean. And because of this, I respect your brother very much.

But just say, he was the type of genius that surrounds himself with fans to allow his hair (or lack of) to blow free against the wind.. Would he be even more genius than he is now?
lifeofmendel
May. 27th, 2003 02:04 am (UTC)
Re: not related...
hmmm....

*ponders*

i think that it would just make his genius different, not necessarily more.

but really, it doesn't matter. it's all speculation. i mean, only the genius of Yanni could come up with that fan thing. No one can touch that kind of genius.
murderoftwo
May. 27th, 2003 02:08 am (UTC)
Re: not related...
You're absolutely right. Nobody could ever top that.

But I could certainly try. Muahaha.
(Anonymous)
May. 27th, 2003 05:05 pm (UTC)
This list of bands is weird and not comprehensive at all...
M - reading this made me want to make you a mix CD...there are a bunch of bands on here I think you would like if you heard them.

Sigur Ros is an Icelandic band who basically made up their own language in these songs, called their album "( )" and made it one big track. They are definitely different...slow rock...lush and beautiful.
Placebo is pretty cool, and very angry at women...with a slightly annoying voice.
Nick Drake wrote that Pink Moon song in some Volkswagen commercials...he passed away.
Aimee Mann wrote a lot of songs in Magnolia...you've seen that movie, haven't you?
Gorillaz: MTV band...Damon Albarn from Blur is in it, and they are all cartoons. I don't get it either.
If you like Portishead, you will love Massive Attack. It's the sexiest music ever.
I thought you'd know Sleater-Kinney...girl band, popular in the 90s...don't ask me what song they wrote.
50 Cent - In Da Club!! He's from Philly. Hiphop that everybody listens to today.

I'm a big music snob...I think it's cuz of the radio show I used to do. If you send me an address, I'll send you a CD!

I'm also big-time procrastinating my school work. So thanks for the diversion!!
-Sue
(Anonymous)
May. 27th, 2003 10:43 pm (UTC)
ms. a knows music
i find it disconcerting that i know some groups you don't--and not just the pop ones. you must be more of a music snob than i realized!

as for your brother felix, he is a fucking genius. i bow down to his greatness.
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