24 Jan 2012, 20:56 by WarrenM2008Last week, we had the season 11 premiere of American Idol, which I didn't watch since I was still recovering from the finale. In about two weeks, we will have the season 2 premiere of The Voice coming on right after the Super Bowl (or at 10 PM eastern time, should the Super Bowl run too long). While none of the finalists in season 1 have experienced success like Idol contestants have, they were a lot better than Idol's season last year. When I compared the two together, I saw that Idol had a lot more flaws that I recognized years back but forgot about. While I'm Team Voice right now, I still listen to some of the Idol alumni since I have watched them previously. Suddenly, considering how myself and a lot of other people wished that a certain selection of Idol finalists from last season had gone further, I thought the reason that they ultimately lost was because they were on the wrong show. The same goes to a lot of past Idol contestants. …
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11 Feb 2008, 01:09 by MidnightMoon08A
favorite: The Academy Is...
last: Avril Lavigne
favorite: The Bravery, Bon Jovi
first: Backstreet Boys
last: The Butterfly Effect
favorite: Colbie Caillat, Christina Aguilera
first: The Cardigans
favorite: Darren Hayes
first: The Dandy Warhols
last: Drew Sidora
favorite: Eskimo Joe
first: Eagle-Eye Cherry
last: Every Move a Picture
favorite: Finger Eleven,
first: Fall Out Boy
last: The Fray
favorite: Gavin DeGraw, Gotye
first: G. Love
favorite: Howie Day
first: Hans Zimmer
last: Howie Day
favorite: Jason Mraz, Jennifer Hudson, Josh Pyke
first: Jack Johnson
last: Justin Timberlake
favorite: Kelly Clarkson, Kavyen Temperley
first: Kaiser Chiefs
favorite: Lifehouse, Little Birdy
first: LeAnn Rimes
last: Lost Prophets
favorite: Matt Nathanson, Maroon 5
30 Jan 2008, 02:20 by msblueraspI like to fix the tags when I download music (I'm a bit OCD about it), or import them from CD's. I've learned a lot of stuff I didn't know about some of the bands. Some happy stuff, some really sad. It kind of sucks to learn sad stuff cause then every time you hear that song you think of it. From my collection of MP3's here's a start...
Aaliyah - Of course she died in a plane crash 6 years ago at age 22. So young and so on the brink of greatness. Favorite song: probably More Than a Woman
Alice in Chains - After years of heavy drug use ruined his liver, lead singer Layne Staley, 34, took his own life when depression and side effects finally overwhelmed him. I need to be in a specific mood when listening to Alice In Chains, but ever since Layne killed himself, I find it hard to listen at all. Their album Dirt is phenomenal though. Favorite song: probably between Angry Chair and Would?
Andy Gibb - Brother of Maurice, Robin and Barry (Bee Gees), died suddenly of a viral infection of the heart at the age of 30. …
13 Oct 2007, 09:40 by lionessblackI would like to preface this journal entry with a couple of things. First, I love Harley Jay. He is one of the sweetest men on the planet and an amazing Mark (I thought he was an amazing Mark long before I thought all that about him being sweet, so I'm not biased).
Another trip into the city. This time for Harley and Declan Bennett's first on Broadway in Rent (Jonathan Larson). My friend Jordan and I took a drive up to the city from Ohio, a nice long drive, made even longer by the fog.
We made it in for the matinee of Rent on Saturday, knowing that Adam Pascal would be out and sure that Declan would be on his place, but no luck. Luther Creek was on, so we gave our lotto tickets to some friends of ours and slept instead, since we'd been up all night in the car.
When we ran into Declan later, he asked us if we had come in just to see him with Anthony. We... kind of lied, lol. We came in to see his official first, but we wanted to see him shove Anthony around.
1 Aug 2007, 20:21 by lionessblackI spent a week in New York City. I saw Rent (Jonathan Larson), A Chorus Line, 110 In The Shade, and Chicago. I saw Rent five times, include Tim Howar and Christopher J. Hanke's last and Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp's first back.
A Chorus Line was AMAZING. It was absolutely stellar. I cried, the music was great, the dancing was AMAZING. The caliber of triple threats the actors have to be is just awesome. I was a babbly mess of how good it was after it was over. Which, I saw it from lotto seats (apparently they stopped doing lotto right after that?), so, yes, front row? Even better. I was in absolute tears during What I did for Love.
110 in the Shade was also good. Audra McDonald is fantastic. Let's give it up to colorblind casting, folks. They cast that show on talent, and they did right by it. The rest of the show was good, but she was amazing. She stole every scene.
Chicago... eh, it could have been better. I loved the dancing and the staging. …
13 May 2007, 13:07 by butterflyflameI always say I have eclectic taste in music, and apparently it's true. And I haven't listened to all the artists in my iTunes library ;)
It's also kind of funny that I do actually listen to some of the artists in this list...for example, 3 Doors Down, Goo Goo Dolls, Michelle Branch, Teddy Geiger, Kelly Clarkson, the Fray...and more of course. :)
Take your top 20 artists. For each of these artists, collect the top 5 similar artists. The resulting number of unique artists is your eclectic score. If the score is small (extreme = 5) your musical preferences are very limited, and if it is large (larger than 80, extreme = 100), then you have an eclectic musical preference. You can compute your own score at http://anthony.liekens.net/pub/scripts/last.fm/eclectic.php
My eclectic score is currently
The 89 related artists for my profile are *NSYNC 3 Doors Down 98 Degrees Aaliyah Alanis Morissette (2) Ashanti Ashlee Simpson (2) Avril Lavigne (2) Belle and Sebastian Benassi Bros. …
22 Apr 2007, 01:50 by Annette07First, make a list of your top-20 artists overall. Then, for each of these artists, add the 8 most similar artists to your list. Delete any duplicates, count up the number of entries on your list and this will give you some idea of how eclectic your listening habits are. A score of 20 represents an extremely unvaried musical taste while 180 represents an extremely varied one.
(Just for me, stars = artists I haven't listened to/don't listen to a lot that appear more than once)
Top 20 w/8similar breakdown:
1. JoJo (5)
- Jessica Simpson
- Mariah Carey
- Kelly Clarkson
2. Fall Out Boy (6)
- ***** Taking Back Sunday
- * My Chemical Romance
- * Yellowcard
- **** Motion City Soundtrack
- ** Dashboard Confessional
- * The Used
3. The All-American Rejects (3)
- Jimmy Eat World
- *Something Corporate
4. Christina Aguilera (4)
- Britney Spears
16 Apr 2007, 03:10 by king_toboFirst, make a list of your top-20 artists overall. Then, for each of these artists, add the 8 most similar artists to your list. Delete any duplicates, count up the number of entries on your list and this will give you some idea of how eclectic your listening habits are. A score of 9 represents an extremely unvaried musical taste while a 160 represents an extremely varied one
Current top 20:
1. Thievery Corporation
2. The Donnas
3. Fall Out Boy
5. Belle & Sebastian
7. Vanessa Carlton
8. Shiro Sagisu
9. Katharine McPhee
10. Cute Is What We Aim For
12. Joshua Radin
13. Colin Hay
14. Linkin Park
15. Rage Against the Machine
16. Man Without Wax
17. Red Hot Chili Peppers
18. Dashboard Confessional
19. Death Cab for Cutie
Kruder & Dorfmeister
Nightmares on Wax
13 Dec 2006, 05:10 by va_girl2468American Idols season 1 concert (Kelly Clarkson, Justin Guarini, Nikki McKibbin, Tamyra Gray, RJ Helton, Christina Christian, Ryan Starr, AJ Gil, EJay Day, Jim Verarros)
American Idols season 5 concert (Taylor Hicks, Katharine McPhee, Elliott Yamin, Chris Daughtry, Paris Bennett, Kellie Pickler, Ace Young, Bucky Covington, Mandisa, Lisa Tucker)
Edit (9/15/07): 9/6/07 - Concert for Virginia Tech (Phil Vassar, Nas, John Mayer, Dave Matthews Band)
Edit (11/13/07): 11/7/07 - The Young Wild Things Tour (Cute Is What We Aim For, Plain White T's, Gym Class Heroes, Fall Out Boy)
Edit (11/13/07): 4/14/07 - Under The Flood, Eve To Adam, Cinder Road, Daughtry
Edit (4/30/09 & 6/18/12): 4/5/09, 10/11/09, 10/17/09 - David Cook, Ryan Star
Edit (6/18/12): 7/29/08 - Elvis Costello, The Police
Edit (6/18/12): 7/6/10 - Michael Buble
Edit (6/18/12): 7/12/11 - O.A.R.