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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?"



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.....