• Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks || Deaf Institute || 3/8/12

    10 Aug 2012, 22:00 by ChesterWhelks

    Fri 3 Aug – Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks



    Q.1: *"Daddy Malkmus, I like to think of death as something as incomprehensible and annihilating to the individual as a sperm's metamorphosis into embryo. But then I remember all the sperm that die along the way, ending up nothing. Do you have an indefatigable favourite band - A band that has never let you down, from whom no album passed you by? Can you describe what exactly it is about them that tessellates so deftly with your ineffable everything?"*

    This is the first question I wrote for an (as yet, but likely to remain) unanswered set of questions I sent to Stephen Malkmus last month, and serendipity has seen fit to land me the task of reviewing him tonight. For the best part of a decade Pavement were the ground beneath my feet, forming a path to David Berman and his Joos who swiftly became my Silver religion. …
  • I love music surveys.

    24 Dec 2007, 02:46 by julieruth

    1. How did you get into 31? (Beck)
    The first time I ever heard Beck was when I found "Beautiful Day" as a free track that came with Windows Media Player when I got a computer in my room for the first time. For whatever reason, I didn't even consider the possibility that he might be a current artist until one of my best friends in high school proclaimed that she wanted to have his children.

    2. What was the first song you ever heard by 22? (Belle and Sebastian)
    "The Blues Are Still Blue"

    3. What's your favorite lyric by 29? (Elvis Perkins)
    Well the Captain of America he sings through his toothpaste/And the bubbles of his words will float away/As he gargles out a hymn in the funny fish voice way/And all the sorrow seems to go away --from “Ash Wednesday

    4. What is your favorite album by 49? (Rooney)
    I haven't heard all of their new album, so I'm going to have to go with Rooney (self-titled). I'm sure that would be my choice anyway.

    5. What is your favorite song by 25? (The Ditty Bops)
  • TOP 10 ARTISTS AS OF 2/5/07.

    6 Feb 2007, 04:25 by static_love

    1-Badly Drawn Boy
    2-School House Rock
    4-Artic Monkeys
    5-Jack's Mannequin
    6-Justin Timberlake
    8-Belle & Sebastian
    9-Sufjan Stevens
    10-The Shins

    Answer the questions:
    What was the first song you heard from number 6?
    "Bye Bye Bye"- from the N*Syncer days. :]

    What is your favorite album from number 2?
    Grammar Rock is a classic.

    How many times have you seen number 4 live?

    What is your favorite song from number 7?
    Loser- how original, I know.

    Does number 3 have a song that makes you sad?
    They are too poppy to make me sad, ever.

    Which song of number 2 has the best lyrics?
    The Shot Heard Round the World, or Lolly Lolly Lolly Get Your Adverbs Here, they are classics.

    What is your favorite song from number 9?
    Come on! Feel the Illinoise!

    How did you find number 3?
    Someone burned me a CD with their album on it.

    What is your favorite song from 4?
    Fake Tales of San Fransico

  • Song Association :)

    8 Sep 2006, 15:22 by margybee

    Name a song that makes you feel...

    sad: Tom Traubert's Blues (Waltzing Matilda) by Tom Waits
    happy: I Love You by Martina McBride, and So Far Away by Staind (I love hearing a depressing band play an optimistic song)
    angry: Open Your Eyes by Goldfinger
    hyper: One Week by Barenaked Ladies
    loved: Happy Together by The Turtles
    silly: Lobster Bucket by The Aquabats
    dirty: i really don't know
    excited: The Preamble by Schoolhouse Rock
    motivated: Stop Crying Your Heart Out by Oasis
    high: don't know.
    mellow: Fields of Gold by Sting

    Name a song that...

    gives you chills: Sad Piano Theme by Final Fantasy
    makes you think: Hallelujah by Rufus Wainwright ... and Simon by Lifehouse
    makes you think of summer: Wouldn't It Be Nice by The Beach Boys
    makes you think of autumn: Please Remember Me by Tim McGraw
    makes you think of winter: Raining in Baltimore by Counting Crows
    makes you think of spring: Here Comes The Sun by The Beatles