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Addedum: just a meme

It's late. I'm bored. But I'm too distracted to read. And I'm not sleepy. So, here's a meme I snurched from tactileson. Why not.

The Meme: List ten musical artists that you like, and then go answer the questions.

1) Concrete Blonde
2) VNV Nation
3) R. E. M.
4) David Bowie
5) The Dresden Dolls
6) The Decemberists
7) The Cure
8) The Sisters of Mercy
9) The Crüxshadows
10) Rasputina

What was the first song you ever heard by 6? "The Legionnaire's Lament."

What is your favourite album of 8? Floodland. Though First and Last and Always is a close second.

What is your favourite lyric that 5 has sung? "I'm halfway home now/half hoping for a showdown/cause I'm not big enough to house this crowd/It might destroy me/but i'd sacrifice my body/if it meant i'd get the Jack part OUT." Frell, yeah.

How many times have you seen 4 live? Sadly, never.

What's your favourite song of 7? "Fascination Street."

What is a good memory you have concerning the music of 10? The first time I heard Melora sing "Barracuda" at the now-defunct Echo Lounge here in Atlanta.

Is there a song of 3 that makes you sad? About half of them, actually. But, the saddest..."Wendell Gee."

What is your favourite lyric that 2 has sung? "Set me aflame and cast me free./Away, you wretched world of tethers./Through the endless night and day, I have never wanted more./Always thought that I would stand before the faceless name of justice./Like some law unto myself, like a child of God again."

What is your favourite song by 9? "Tears."

How did you get into 3? When I was first exposed to college radio while at the University of Colorado, the first R. E. M. song I heard was "Driver 8," and I was instantly hooked.

What was the first song you heard by 1? "Tomorrow, Wendy."

What's your favourite song by 4? "I'm Deranged."

How many times have you seen 9 live? Er...ten times for sure, probably more.

What is a good memory you have concerning 2? Nar'eth meeting Gigi Edgley at The Chamber on October 5th, 2002. Also the first night I heard "Darkangel." Well, Nar'eth heard it, but she told me...

Is there a song of 8 that makes you sad? "Alice."

What is your favourite song of 1? "Why Don't You See Me?"

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robyn_ma
Mar. 23rd, 2006 04:50 am (UTC)
'What's your favourite song by 4? "I'm Deranged."'

For real? I thought I was the only one who enjoyed that one...
greygirlbeast
Mar. 23rd, 2006 04:55 am (UTC)
For real? I thought I was the only one who enjoyed that one...

Nope. For real. Outside is my favourite Bowie album.
morganxpage
Mar. 23rd, 2006 05:04 am (UTC)
Outside is my third favourite, next to Ziggy, and a tie of Diamond Dogs/Heathen.

~Morgan
robyn_ma
Mar. 23rd, 2006 05:15 pm (UTC)
I'm only familiar with the song from the Lost Highway soundtrack. Though I see that another song off Outside, 'The Heart's Filthy Lesson,' was used under the end credits for Se7en. Must be one dark-ass album.
phaedrine
Mar. 23rd, 2006 05:39 am (UTC)
I was just going to post this same comment. I adore that song.
eldritch00
Mar. 23rd, 2006 05:58 am (UTC)
Me too! Although my favorite album might be one of the Berlin records (or all three of them!)
tactileson
Mar. 23rd, 2006 05:00 am (UTC)
What's your favourite song by 4? "I'm Deranged."

Dammit, now I'm going to have to dig out my copy of Outside.
tactileson
Mar. 23rd, 2006 05:03 am (UTC)
As an aside, and it's probably because I'm a guitarist, but I wonder if I'm the only one who loves (or noticed) what Reeves Gabrels did for Bowie's sound from Tin Machine through his Hours album. I once saw an MTV concert during the Earthling tour, and I'll be damned if Reeves didn't turn some iconic songs inside out and still make them sound amazing. He really ripped up Scary Monsters... okay, I'll stop rambling now.
morganxpage
Mar. 23rd, 2006 05:03 am (UTC)
I've seen Bowie live, and let me tell you, you're missing out! You just see him before he "dies."*

~Morgan

* My theory is that Bowie, unaging alien he is, cannot actually die (or age), and so will pretend to get old, and then fake his death, only to return in ten or twenty years as a completely new, revolutionary rock god. Er wait, wasn't that the plot of Velvet Goldmine? *wanders away*
greygirlbeast
Mar. 23rd, 2006 03:24 pm (UTC)
I've seen Bowie live, and let me tell you, you're missing out! You just see him before he "dies."*

It's nice to see other people have caught on to the "unaging alien" thing. :) I envy him the unaging part.

I want to see him live. The opportunity just hasn't presented itself.
sovay
Mar. 23rd, 2006 05:21 am (UTC)
Heh. "The Legionnaire's Lament" and "Tomorrow, Wendy" were the songs that introduced me to the Decemberists and Concrete Blonde respectively, too. And they did draw me in.

(Out of curiosity, is the latter at all related to "The Last Child of Lír"? My brain insists on relating the two, but I suspect it's more from the mention of Concrete Blonde's "Joey" in the text more than anything else.)
greygirlbeast
Mar. 23rd, 2006 03:25 pm (UTC)
Out of curiosity, is the latter at all related to "The Last Child of Lír"?

Only in the mention of that song, really.
mockingbirdgrrl
Mar. 23rd, 2006 07:08 am (UTC)
rasputina and the rede
i had the sincere pleasure of seeing rasputina at one-eyed jacks in new orleans, and the one comment i continually made to anyone who asked how the show went was, "you haven't lived until you've heard 'barracuda' on cello, yo."

a thought on the rede that i must first preface by saying that i'm a lazy son of a bitch and didn't read all 59 comments on the original post, so if i'm repeating something that someone else put more eloquently, please ignore me.
though i have no definite reason for believing this, i think it could *maybe* be traced to aleister crowley and the abbey of thelema, the whole "do what thou wilt is the whole of the law, and the law is love." i've always felt that gardner's version is a stricter reinterpretation of that, but i'm likely speaking out my eema.
i'm personally more partial to--and spent much of my adolescent years "training" myself in this method of thought--"do unto others as you would have them do unto you." there's no concept of return on that and it seems like a pretty good way of going about things (philosophical ruminations on masochism be damned).
now i'm trying to remember if it was kant or heidegger who declared an ethical guideline to the effect of "when i choose an action, i must choose it for the whole world." meaning that when you're about to do something, consider what would happen if everyone did it. woody allen made great fun of this concept once, but i'm babbling.....
usagiko
Mar. 23rd, 2006 07:49 am (UTC)
I did the meme. :D Yayyyy boredom.

Also, in more random news, they don't carry your books at English-language booksellers in Tokyo. I found that out the hard way. :( You should choke a few bitches to get them to sell you worldwide, or something.

Er. Carry on.
greygirlbeast
Mar. 23rd, 2006 03:27 pm (UTC)
Also, in more random news, they don't carry your books at English-language booksellers in Tokyo.

I know they show up in English-language shops in other places, such as Europe and the Phillipines. Sadly, I have zero control/input into this sort of thing. I'd personally love to see everything I've written translateed into Japanese.
usagiko
Mar. 23rd, 2006 03:33 pm (UTC)
If I were better and translating things INTO written Japanese (there's a WHOLE other written form, and I still suck mightily using it, hence me taking advanced writing next quarter), I'd totally do it. STUPID STUPID STUPID special written form. ;__; (headdesks, repeatedly)
xterminal
Mar. 23rd, 2006 01:41 pm (UTC)
What's your favourite song of 7? "Fascination Street."

Huh. I'd have pegged you as a "Carnage Visors" kinda woman.

Mine, of course, is full of bands no one's ever heard of...
cucumberseed
Mar. 23rd, 2006 03:30 pm (UTC)
What is your favourite lyric that 5 has sung? "I'm halfway home now/half hoping for a showdown/cause I'm not big enough to house this crowd/It might destroy me/but i'd sacrifice my body/if it meant i'd get the Jack part OUT." Frell, yeah.

"Half Jack" slowly became my favorite of their songs, and that line, I think, sealed it for me.
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