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  • Meme - 50 questions about my top 50

    26 May 2008, 18:10 by jesstherese

    I borrowed this from this user.. thanks! Instead of using my overall top 50, I used my rolling 3 month chart top 50, and had lots of ties so there's a little poetic licence employed.

    1. How did you get into 29?
    R.E.M.
    I remember seeing my sister's copy of Green on vinyl, Man on the Moon, and later on Losing My Religion was a favourite amongst my friends. Monster was the first album I owned, and I loved New Adventures in Hi-Fi - still do. I just bought Accelerate.

    2. What was the first song you ever heard by 22?
    Cansei de Ser Sexy
    Let's Make Love and Listen to Death From Above - their first single released in NZ.

    3. What’s your favorite lyric by 33?
    Muse
    I don't know - for me Muse is more about the epic drama expressed through the music, than anything in particular in the lyrics.

    4. What is your favorite album by 49?
    Cat Power
    Since I only have one - The Greatest.

    5. How many albums by 13 do you own?
    Aluminium
  • Mrs. Badcrumble's Sexy Tunes

    4 Oct 2006, 12:23 by indigo_jones

    I was reading a thread this morning titled "Songs That Sex You Up."

    The song that was going through my head as I was reading the thread? Whaling, by Dave Dobbyn.

    Before you start thinking I'm really weird, I woke up with the song going through my head. It wasn't the thread title that made me think of it. Promise!

    For what it's worth, Flash Harry and Monster Magnet songs have been some of my picks for songs that sex you up.
  • Top 100 artists - geographically

    4 Sep 2006, 05:08 by jesstherese

    49 - NZ
    35 - America
    6 - UK
    3 - Canada
    2 - Austria
    2 - Australia
    1 - France
    1 - Scotland
    1 - Iceland

    1Calexico - America
    2The White Stripes - America
    3The Phoenix Foundation - New Zealand
    4The Decemberists - America
    5The Dears - Canada
    6Elliott Smith - America
    7The Flaming Lips - America
    8Faith No More - America
    9The Accelerants - New Zealand
    10The Arcade Fire - Canada
    11Dimmer - New Zealand
    12Neutral Milk Hotel - America
    13Flash Harry - New Zealand
    14Grandaddy - America
    15The Mint Chicks - New Zealand
    16Cassette - New Zealand
    17SJD - New Zealand
    18Cat Power - America
    19Fang - New Zealand
    20Bright Eyes - America
    21Pavement - America
    22Tapes N Tapes - America
    23Fat Freddy's Drop - New Zealand
    24The Raconteurs - America
    25Rem - America
    26Ghostplane - New Zealand
    27The Breeders - America
  • Mainstream Percentage

    29 Jul 2006, 19:25 by indigo_jones

    Go through your top 10 artists and add up the total number of listeners. Then compute the average and divide the average by the number of Radiohead fans (Radiohead is the artist with the most listeners). That is your "mainstream percentage".

    My mainstream ranking is 3%, which isn't surprising, since half my top ten doesn't even have triple digits when it comes to listeners, and one only has three listeners. That said, they're all freakin' brilliant and deserve to be mainstream!

    Flight of the Conchords 1484
    Age Pryor 66
    Fly My Pretties 245
    Tess & Adrian 3
    The Phoenix Foundation 594
    The Video Kid 54
    Flash Harry 71
    The Black Seeds 574
    Module* 71
    Tom Waits 84,982

    Total: 88,144
    Average: 8,814
    Radiohead listeners: 316,082
    Percentage: .027886 (3%)

  • Shuffle and Stomp

    21 Jul 2006, 16:01 by indigo_jones

    Shuffle up the playlist and see what it says ...

    How does the world see me?
    Song: Wicked Pussycat
    Artist: Danzig
    My Comments:

    Will I have a happy life?
    Song: California
    Artist: Rufus Wainwright
    My Comments: I'll have a happy life if I don't move to Cali, right?

    What do my friends really think of me?
    Song: CCTV
    Artist: The Video Kid
    My Comments: Hmmm. Either they're watching me at all times, or they see me as funky and free. What was that about stalking?

    Do people secretly lust after me?
    Song: Wild Flower
    Artist: The Cult
    My Comments: Does this mean they pick me or they ignore me because I'm out in the wilds?

    How can I make myself happy?
    Song: Merchants of Soul
    Artist: Spoon
    My Comments: So I should give the devil some competition and go into the soul business?

    What should I do with my life?
    Song: Shot in the Dark-Peter Gunn
    Artist: Chris Mancini and Lennart
    My Comments: Gun for hire! I always was a good shot.

  • Via indigo_jones

    20 Jul 2006, 06:34 by jesstherese

    List your last.fm Top 15 Artists.
    Open up iTunes and sort each artist by play count.
    List your top 3 songs per artist.

    Because I reallycan't be bothered finishing that review...

    Calexico
    El Morro
    All The Pretty Horses
    Minas De Cobre (acoustic version)
    = Man Goes Where Water Flows

    The Phoenix Foundation*
    Hitchcock
    Damn The River
    The Posh Tiger

    The White Stripes*
    The Air Near My Fingers
    The Hardest Button to Button
    = Girl You Have No Faith In Medicine
    I'm Bound To Pack It Up
    = Hypnotise
    = My Doorbell
    = This Protector

    The Decemberists
    Shiny
    July, July!
    Los Angeles, I'm Yours

    Elliott Smith*
    Some Song
    Junk Bond Trader
    Son of Sam

    The Dears
    Heartless Romantic
    We Can Have It
    22: The Death of All The Romance

    The Accelerants - I have no idea why they got there, unless it is from when I reviewed their album and therefore listened to it four hundred times
    Feel So Good
    Motorcade
    = Up On Your Heels
    U.S. Woes

    Faith No More
    Midnight Cowboy
    Naked In Front of the Computer
  • Top 15 Thingy

    19 Jul 2006, 21:53 by indigo_jones

    A blatant theft, of course.

    List your last.fm Top 15 Artists.
    Open up iTunes and sort each artist by play count.
    List your top 3 songs per artist.

    Flight of the Conchords
    Angels
    K.I.S.S.I.N.G Parts A&B
    Bus Driver's Song

    Age Pryor
    Eyes Rarely Meet
    Curious Boy
    All Is Good

    Fly My Pretties
    Oh Fair Moonlight
    All That Can Be
    King of You All

    Tess and Adrian
    Dixon St.
    Positive Tension
    Pretty Things
    (tie) Singing in My Soul

    The Phoenix Foundation
    Let Me Die a Woman
    Going Fishing
    Nest Egg

    The Video Kid
    Crime Scene
    CCTV
    Let Her Go

    The Black Seeds
    Fire
    Bring You Up
    Dance Dance

    Flash Harry
    Come On Man
    Morning Rush
    Alright

    Module
    Better Than Something
    What It Seems (Interlude)
    I Neva Dared

    Bic Runga
    Beautiful Collision
    No Crying No More
    It's Over

    Tom Waits
    In the Colosseum
    Romeo Is Bleeding
    Blue Valentines

    Niccolo' Fabi
    E' non E'
    Il Negozio di Antiquariato
    Vento D'Estate

    Stars
    Set Yourself on Fire
    Ageless Beauty
    Calendar Girl
  • 51 Ways to Procrastinate

    17 Jul 2006, 14:31 by indigo_jones

    1. What are you listening to right now?
    Better Now by De Phazz

    2. What song makes you sad?
    Kind of hard to think of right now, with a boppy little number playing in my ears.

    3. What is the most annoying song in the world?
    Most rap these days? That atrocious My Humps song?

    4. Your all time favorite band?
    Band or musician in general? All-time favorite individual artist is Age Pryor. Band? I don't know. I really liked Morphine.

    5. Your newly discovered band is?
    De Phazz

    6. Best female voice?
    I'm particularly fond of Poe.

    7. Best male voice?
    Morten Harkett, from a-ha, has a truly beautiful voice.

    8. Music type you find yourself listening to most?
    Too impossible to narrow down. I go by mood.

    9. What do you listen to hype you up?
    L'ombelico del Mondo - Jovanotti

    10. What do you listen to when you want to calm down?
    Rhian Sheehan

    11. Last gig/concert you went to?
    The Phoenix Foundation

    12. Band you find yourself listening to the most right now?
    Iron & Wine and Samuel Flynn Scott