Friday, May 13, 2005

Summer and Lightning

Will Pfeifer had this meme, which he cribbed from someplace else, and I cribbed from him, which looked fun for today:

Of all the bands/artists in your CD/record collection, which one do you own the most albums by?
Probably Johnny Cash.

2. What was the last song you listened to?
I think it was “Always Late” by Lefty Frizzell off of Sony’s 100 Years of Country Music Compilation.

3. What's in your CD player right now?
A couple of $1.00 classical music CDs I got from a cut bin at Target.

4. What song would you say sums you up?
“Never Been Any Reason” by Head East.

5. What's your favorite local band? Killjoy Confetti, as I work with lead singer Carrie.

6. What was the last show you attended?
I think Tori Amos at a club in Bloomington, Indiana, or They Might Be Giants on the streets of Milwaukee in front of GenCon.

7. What artist do you consider to be very underrated? The late lamented October Project.

8. What's the worst band you've ever seen in concert?
The Cars, with opening act Wang Chung. The Cars played everything fast and never spoke to the audience.

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

10. What is the most musically involved you have ever been?
I sang in a garage band called “The Johnnies” that didn’t make our high school variety show slate, even though we had our own homemade cassette tape.

11. What show are you looking forward to?
I can’t afford any, but if I could build a time machine, Elvis at his last show in Indianapolis and the Beatles on the rooftop.

12. What is your favorite band shirt?
My Neil Young “Harvester” tour t-shirt that I wore all through China and wore to threads.

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

14. Metal question- Jeans and Leather vs. Cracker Jack clothes?
Too old for this question.

15. Sabbath or solo Ozzy?
Sabbath, natch.

16. Commodores or solo Lionel Ritchie?
Commodores, natch.

17. Blackjack or solo Michael Bolton?
Too young for this question.

18. The Eagles or solo Don Henley?
Eagles, unless the question is “or solo Joe Walsh.”

19. The Police or solo Sting?
The first album my first girlfriend gave me was “Synchronicity,” so the Police.

20. Doesn't emo suck?
Too old for this question.

21. Name 4 flawless albums.
“Blood on the Tracks,” Bob Dylan; “Out of the Blue,” Electric Light Orchestra; “Nomads Indians Saints,” Indigo Girls; The Beatles, “Let It Be.”

22. Did you know that filling out this survey makes you a music geek?
I leave no geek stone unturned.

23. What was the greatest decade for music?
The late 60s to the late 70s.

24. How many music-related videos/DVDs do you own?
Does “Jesus Christ Superstar” count?

25. Do you like Journey?
I even played the “Escape” video game at a local video parlor. Or was it “Frontiers?”

26. What is your favorite movie soundtrack?
Dead Presidents, bar none.

27. What was your last musical "phase" before you wised up?
Probably listening to “The Wiz” and “Grease” soundtracks over and over.

28. What's the crappiest CD/record/etc you've ever bought?
I’m not sure, but the first thing that popped into my head was when my brother and I visited Gatlinburg Tennessee as kids and a moonie tried to foist a record on us. I wish I had that record now.

29. Do you prefer vinyl or CD's? I never thought CDs would win over tapes. I thought, “CDs are just little records, and who wants those?” So I’m not qualified to answer this question.

30. What is your guilty pleasure CD, that being the CD you love but would be ashamed to admit you have in your collection? John Denver’s Greatest Hits.

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