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10 February 2008 @ 10:01 pm
 I should be writing my essay for English, considering it's due on Tuesday, but instead, I'm doing this:

What music genre do you find yourself listening to the most? Um, I’m all over the place. Lately, I’ve been mainly listening to indie, but I’ll be in the mood for alternative, rock, classical, some country, and some pop at any given moment. The only genres that I really dislike are rap, R&B, and Satanic rock.
5 bands/singers you can’t live without:
1. The Shins
2. Rilo Kiley
3. Pernice Brothers
4. Blondie
5. The Clash
5 songs that you must listen to on a road trip:
1. “Livin’ on a Prayer”—Bon Jovi, so the cousins and I can do our motions.
2. “The Car Song/Four-Wheeling”—Elastica, um, because we are in a car.
3. “My World is Over”—from the That Thing You Do soundtrack. This is something that Danae and I always have to belt on a trip. I have no idea why. We just really like this song.
4. “Shadow Dancing”—Andy Gibb, for the sole purpose of doing the Lorelai dance. Then, it turns out I’m the only one doing the dance and I’m usually the person driving, so it’s probably not the safest thing in the world.
5. “Amazing Glow”—Pernice Brothers, because this song is awes.
5 bands/singers that make you blush when someone discovers them in your collection:
1. Ricky Martin ::hides head:: In my defense, “Livin’ La Vida Loca” used to be the only thing that could wake me up in the morning.
2. Creed
3. Barry White. What? I dig his voice.
4. The Carpenters. I like Karen Carpenter’s voice. Sad but true.
5. Barry Manilow. I am guilty of owning “Looks Like We Made It.”
5 recent music obsessions:
1. Voxtrot
2. Tokyo Police Club
3. Dinosaur Jr.
4. The New Pornographers. I’ve liked them for ages, but I have been listening to them non-stop lately.
5. Matt Pond PA
Name some Broadway musicals you have been to: I’m know I’ve been to more, but the only ones I can think of right now are Phantom of the Opera and Wicked.
5 Broadway musical soundtracks that you own:
1. Phantom of the Opera
2. Wicked
3. Spamalot
4. Rent
5. The Producers
5 movie/TV soundtracks that you own:
1. Gilmore Girls
2. That Thing You Do. I inexplicably really really love this movie.
3. Grease
4. Scrubs musical episode
5.  Veronica Mars
5 songs that wouldn’t make you want to fling yourself off a building if they were stuck in your stereo for all eternity:
1. “So Much Trouble”--Matt Pond PA. Interestingly enough, I had this conversation with someone recently after watching the episode of HIMYM where Marshall’s Fierro dies. This is the first song that came to mind.
2. “Love Will Come Through”--Travis
3. “Kissing the Lipless”—The Shins
4. “Science vs. Romance”—Rilo Kiley
5. “Saddest Quo”—Pernice Brothers
Been to any great concerts? Oh yeah! Tons! Umm, let’s try to narrow it down here. The Shins were pretty freakin’ fantastic, as was Rilo Kiley. I’ve seen Josh Groban twice (and he gave me his drumstick! Me! Out of all the people there!). Michael Buble is a great performer and hilarious. Ummm, oh, The Strokes were awesome. I saw Josh Kelley in a bar in Scottsdale and it was like one giant jam session with him and the opening bands. They would put together songs in 5 minutes and just get up there and perform it. Jason Mraz was also very good.
5 concerts that you are dying to go to:
1. Pernice Brothers. They were in Phoenix a couple years ago and I totally missed out.
2. The New Pornographers. They came to Tucson a couple months ago, and I couldn’t go.
3. Neko Case. Same deal, she came a few months after TNP and I couldn’t go.
4. Voxtrot
5.  Tokyo Police Club
What is the strangest/funniest/most interesting band name you have ever heard? Someone Still Loves You, Boris Yeltsin. Fantastic name. I’ll never forget it.
Do you play any instruments? I do indeed. Cello is my main instrument and I’m decent at piano. I also play the violin, but I’m pretty weak. I was much more cut out to be a cellist.
Is there an instrument you would like to play? Hands down, bass guitar. I totally think I could play one. Same strings as a cello and I have a good reach, even though my hands are small.
Do you dig classical music? Absolutely! Dvorak is my main man. He always wrote very interesting cello parts and I love playing the Slavonic dances. Um, I’m also always really liked playing Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos. My favorite song to play with my trio was Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik. My best friend, Sarah, is a fantastic violinist and we always used to play that song together everywhere. We even played it on whistle pops once. We’re dorks.
You are stranded on a desert island with a CD player that is powered for all eternity and 10 CDs. What 10 CDs do you want with you? Ooo, this is a tough one.  
1.  The Shins, Chutes Too Narrow. I honestly don’t think I can pick just one Shins album, but there you go.
2. Rilo Kiley, More Adventurous
3. Pernice Brothers, Discover a Lovelier You
4. Josh Groban, Closer
5. Blondie, The Best of Blondie
6. The Clash, London Calling
7. Yo-Yo Ma, Bach: The Cello Suites
8. Jason Mraz, Waiting for My Rocket to Come
9. Frank Sinatra, The Capitol Years
10. dc Talk, Intermission
What do you look for in a radio station? Frankly, I really, really hate the radio. I hate the commercials and I can’t stand bad DJs and I hate that they play the same songs over and over again. I usually just stick to CDs or my iPod in the car. I have XM and after some extensive searching, I finally found 2 stations that don’t make me want to pull my hair out. It took me 3 years to find a radio station that I can occasionally tune into without going nuts in Tucson.
5 singers you would do based on their voice alone:
1. Josh Groban. He gave me his drumstick! He saw me! He touched my hand!
2. Michael Buble
3. James Mercer from The Shins
4. Joe Pernice
5. Grant Lee Phillips. I love me some town troubadour.
5 songs that always get stuck in your head:
1. “Let’s Go to the Mall” Every. Damn. Time. Someone just has to mention Robin Sparkles, and bam! It’s in my head.
2. “We’re Gonna Miss You Carla” from Scrubs musical. I have no idea how this song worms its way into my head. It just does.
3. “Hold On, Hold On”—Neko Case
4. “Turn on Me”—The Shins. Man, this list is Shins heavy.
5. “It’s Too Late”—Carole King. Never fails to stay in my head for a week after I hear it.
5 bands/singers you listen to that just make you feel cool:
1. Sonic Youth
2. Yo La Tengo
3. Dinosaur Jr.
4. Sleater-Kinney
5. The Velvet Underground
Current Mood: artisticartistic
Current Music: "Music Now"--Frightened Rabbit
ಌ: JENNA&JOHNflatters on February 11th, 2008 05:49 am (UTC)
Been to any great concerts?
Oh, you know you were think Aly & Aj in the back of your head.
robinpoppins: Jam3robinpoppins on February 11th, 2008 05:51 am (UTC)
OMG! I don't like to be reminded of that incident. Oh yeah, sorry I accidently cut off our conversation last night. I fell asleep. Jenny Lewis is the lead singer of Rilo Kiley.
ಌ: JIM&PAM S3 B&W.flatters on February 11th, 2008 02:03 pm (UTC)
haha Sorry, and its totally cool. And, I've never heard of Rilo KILEY
jenepel: Hairspray: Can't stop the beatjenepel on February 11th, 2008 04:50 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty sure the first time I ever commented on your LJ I was all "you like good music".

I'm just seconding that now. I adore the Shins.
ext_84830 on February 13th, 2008 08:12 am (UTC)
I totally dig your taste in music.
what about Stars, Of Montreal, Arcade Fire, Metric, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Pixies, Kings of Leon, Islands, The Golden Dogs, and Beach House? I would say Islands and The Golden Dogs are really great to check out if you haven't yet. Emily Haines with Metric is amazing- she's a reaI rocker. Karen O. of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs blows me away- I really want to see her live. Kevin Barnes from Of Montreal is a genius and Arcade Fire is my favorite band ever. I saw them at the Hollywood Bowl and had a religious experience. I also saw Stars live and I must say Amy Millan is hilarious and has an amazing live voice. But I do admit that one of the most awesome moments of my life was going to a Deborah Harry/Blondie concert last October. I was jammed up against the center of the stage and when she was singing Heart of Glass she grabbed my hand. It was amazing. The guy standing next to me was about 60 years old and he was wearing a full leather suit and black fingernail polish. Apparently he's been going to her gigs since 1976 when she played at CBGBs. Well, I must say that your taste in music is pretty much my taste in music. I think you'll like some of the bands I listed if you haven't heard of them already- which I am sure you have. I am such a fangirl I can't help but shamelessly plug them. :)
robinpoppins: Howlerrobinpoppins on February 14th, 2008 04:26 am (UTC)
Re: I totally dig your taste in music.
First of all, I was like "umm, random." Heh, I kid, I kid. Thanks for reading my fics! I always like it when someone actually reads them :)

And, yes, I love Stars, Of Montreal, Arcade Fire, Metric, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Pixies, and Kings of Leon! So good. It was really hard to do this music list because I just love so much. And I think my nearly 7500+ songs on iTunes proves that. I know I've heard of Islands, but I just checked and I don't have any of them. Guess that's going on my list of music I need to buy when I get an iTunes giftcard. And I'll definitely check out The Golden Dogs and Beach House. I think we must be musical kindred spirits!

Goodness, that Debbie Harry story is AWESOME! She's a ledgend and she looks pretty good for being...holy hell, she's 63?!? Man, she looks good. I am very jealous. Sometimes I think I'm going to be like the leather guy when I get old.
ext_84830 on February 13th, 2008 08:22 am (UTC)
by the way....
I was reading your fanfics at BWR and saw that you had a link here. Just incase you were like, "random!"