Monday, September 18

The Great Music Geek Survey

I came across this over at Flaming Pablum, and thought if I got off my ass to start another music blog I would start if off with this: The Great Music Geek Survey. I think it is useful to get some idea of my likes and dislikes before you decide to invest in following my sordid tales. I also really liked how Alex added some cover art here and there to spice up the drabness, so I'm going to rip that off too. Thanks Alex! So, ado be done - The survey awaits!

What's a great late night song?
"Oh! Sweet Nuthin'" - The Velvet Underground

Name 5-10 wistful/bittersweet songs:
"Man Out Of Time" - Elvis Costello
"Didn't I" - Darondo
"Metarie" - Brendan Benson
"North Dakota" - Lyle Lovett
"No, I Don't Remember Guilford" - Robyn Hitchcock

The 4 Best Songs Ever Written:
"Love Minus Zero/No Limit" - Bob Dylan
"Jive Talkin'" - The Bee Gees
"Strange Fruit" - Lewis Allen
"Airscape" - Robyn Hitchcock

3 Current Favorite Songs:
"Right In The Head" - M. Ward
"Honest" - The Long Winters
"Serious Times" - Gyptian

Classic Early Evening Drinking Music:
Bei Uns Umd Ie Gedaechtniskirsche Rum... [Berlin cabaret songs] - Various Artists

3 All Time Faves That Never Get Old To You:
"Leaves That Are Green" - Simon & Garfunkel
"This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)" - Talking Heads
"Strobe Light" - B-52's

Songs Played At Your Wedding:
"Gett Off" - Prince
"Twiggy Twiggy/Twiggy Vs. James Bond" - Pizzicato Five
"Steppin' Out with My Baby" - Fred Astaire

Song You Want to Play At Your Funeral:
"Done To Soon" - Neil Diamond

4 Records You Really Dug from 2005:
The Repulsion Box - Sons and Daughters
Shamelessly Exciting - Jason Forrest
Mugimama Is This Monkey Music? - Mugison
Woman King - Iron & Wine

Favorite Records From This Year So Far:
Six Demon Bag - Man Man
Post-War - M. Ward
Witch - Witch

Good Angry Songs:
"2+2= "- Bob Seger
"Sweatloaf" - Butthole Surfers
"Murder License" - Xinlisupreme

4 Clever Song Titles Or Album Titles:
"I Heard You Looking" - Yo La Tengo
"The Decline of Country and Western Civilization" - Lambchop
"See You Later, Allen Ginsberg" - Bob Dylan & The Band
"Save Me From Happiness" - Tim Keegan

One of Your Favorite Lyrics:
My favourite buildings stretch upwards for miles
Remind me somehow of your favourite smiles
Like oak leaves in autumn cascading on stiles
In the rain
- "My Favourite Buildings" - Robyn Hitchcock

5 Cover Songs Arguably Better Than the Original:
"Everything I Own" - Ken Boothe (Bread)
"Shine" - Dolly Parton (Collective Soul)
"Memories Can't Wait" - Living Colour (Talking Heads)
"Hallelujah" - John Cale (Leonard Cohen)
"Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love" - The Minutemen (Van Halen)

Ironic Song to Brutally Murder Someone to in a movie:
"Grow Old With Me" - John Lennon

Great Dance Song You Maybe Never Realized Was a Great Dance Song Back in the Day:
"Why Can't This Be Love?" - Van Hagar

Good Album To Workout To:
Bazerk Bazerk Bazerk - Son of Bazerk

Good Album to Clean The House To:
Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash - The Replacements

Good Dining Music:
Moods - Neil Diamond

Good Album To Have Sex To:
My Life - Mary J. Blige

A Good Album To Put You In the Mood (that is NOT Sade, Marvin Gaye or Barry
Ainda - Madredeus

Good Album To Sleep To:
Songs Of The Humpback Whale - Dr. Roger Payne

5 Good Rock Songs That You Can Dance To:
"Antmusic" - Adam And The Ants
"Hey Bulldog" - The Beatles
"Elephant Stone" - The Stone Roses
"East Easy Rider" - Julian Cope
"Rusty Cage" - Soundgarden

4 Good Dance Songs (any kind):
"52 Girls" - B-52's
"Soul Finger" - The Bar-Kays
"Marijuana" - Dr. Evil
"Pilot" - The Notwist

Song That Is Too Damn Sad:
"Me And A Gun" - Tori Amos

Great Love Song:
"I Feel Beautiful" - Robyn Hitchcock

An Album Full of Tenderness:
Out Of There -Departure Lounge

Song To An Ex That Isn't Meanspirited:
"If You See Her, Say Hello" - Bob Dylan

Song To An Ex That Is Kinda Meanspirited:
"Congratulations" - Traveling Wilburys

Song to Listen to While in The Country Looking at Stars:
"Imperial" - Unrest

Song to lose your Mind to:
"Shrivel-Up" - Devo

Songs That Make You Feel Amped and Inspired:
"We're Coming Out" - The Replacements

Great Semi-Obscure B-side:
"The Ghost In You" - Robyn Hitchcock

Song That Makes You Miss Your Mom:
"Homeward Bound" - Simon & Garfunkel

That's Baby Makin' Music (No, Really):
"Green Onions" - Booker T. & The MGs

Criminally Underrated Band That Didn't Get Attention and Then Broke Up:

The Hummingbirds

Feel No Shame - Great Current Pop Songs:

"Ain't No Other Man" - Christina Aguilera
"Maneater" - Nelly Furtado

Album No One Would Expect You To Love:
Thank You - Stone Temple Pilots

Album No One Would Expect You To Dislike:
I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass - Yo La Tengo

Album No One Would Expect You To Really Know:
Little Sparrow - Dolly Parton

Emo Album You Actually Like:
E=MO2 - Emo Philips

Good, But Overrated Cause Of Indie Revisionism:

5 Desert Island Discs off the top of your head (30 sec clock):
I Often Dream Of Trains - Robyn Hitchcock
Peggy Suicide - Julian Cope
Black Foliage - Olivia Tremor Control
Live At The Harlem Square Club - Sam Cooke
The Black Saint & The Sinner Lady - Charles Mingus

3 Contemporary Artists That Were Your Faves 10 Years Ago:
Robyn Hitchcock
Tom Waits

Music That Makes You Feel Sophisticated:

Fave Electronic Record You Own:
What Sound - Lamb

Fave Hip-Hop Record You Own:
Deliverence - Bubba Sparxxx

Hip-Hop Song You Know All the Lyrics Too:
They Want EFX - Das EFX

Random Album You Loved In High School But Are Afraid To Admit It:
Black Out In The Red Room - Love/Hate

Album You May Have Listened To More In Highschool than Any Other Album:
Nothing's Shocking - Jane's Addiction

If You Could Enter A Wrestling Ring to a Song It Would Be:
"From Out Of Nowhere" - Faith No More

Album To Clear A Room With:
Machine Gun - Peter Brotzmann Octet

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