• Kimono My House (x-posted)

    19 Nov 2008, 08:10 by DerekBowie

    This journal is cross-posted from my old account

    I was trying to decide whether to do a journal about my Rubber Soul/Revolver ponderings, Low/Heathen ponderings or maybe funny music and its merits, since I've recently gotten into Flight of the Conchords and The Mighty Boosh, watching the TV shows and listening to the radio series of each. Stupidly, I decided to do this while listening for the first time to a band I'd heard one song of on radio a while ago. Called Sparks.

    I'd heard Falling In Love With Myself Again on the radio and basically thought "tee hee silly". I don't know what made me remember them after so long (months, I'm sure), but I did, and right now I'm listening for the first time to Kimono My House.

    And It Is Brilliant

    At the moment I'm listening really only to the music, which is glimmery and glammy and glorious and (quitting alliteration) intricate and epic. It has plonky plinky piano (really keyboard, I guess) bazzz-ing guitar and silly hard-to-decipher falsetto often-stacatto vocals. …
  • 50 questions about 50 top artists

    2 Nov 2008, 02:36 by Eywin

    1. How did you get into 29? (Deep Purple)

    I bought In Rock on vinyl, and that was it.

    2. What was the first song you ever heard by 22? (Popol Ace)


    3. What’s your favorite lyric by 33? (Dollie de Luxe)

    Spin the Wheel

    4. What is your favorite album by 49? (Black Sabbath)

    Heaven and Hell

    5. How many albums by 13 do you own? (John Entwistle)

    Two albums: Smash Your Head Against The Wall and Whistle Rymes

    6. What is your favorite song by 50? (The Zombies)

    Hung Up on a Dream

    7. Is there a song by 39 that makes you sad? (Yes)

    No, they're a very positive group in my view.

    8. What is your favorite album by 15? (Kate Bush)

    The Dreaming, it's a masterpiece!

    9. What is your favorite song by 5? (Genesis)

    Supper's Ready, I love long and epic songs.

    10. Is there a song by 6 that makes you happy? (Van der Graaf Generator)

    Well, most of their songs are rather dark, but then again I like dark songs. But I'll have to say : Killer, It's upbeat, heavy, crazy and catchy.
  • Exhaustive 50 question internet quiz, interesting but long.

    25 Apr 2008, 01:00 by neutron-x

    1. How did you get into 29? (Karp)
    The first person that ever played me Karp was my friend Jarred. I remember thinking they sounded like what a band equally influenced by Melvins and nursery rhymes would sound like.

    I loved them instantly, and actually taped them off of him as soon as I could buy some more cassettes. (hahah! Cassettes...), I never did see them live, even though I had the chance to at Gilman, but they remain a favorite of mine.

    I actually become friends with Jared from KARP years later and, indeed even played a few shows with The Whip. Jared is now in Big Business and Melvins, which is fantastic.

    2. What was the first song you ever heard by 22? (Van Halen)
    Panama, my dad had the record 1984, and I thought it was pretty cool, I would jump around to it a lot. Then I didn't really think about VH again until about 20 years later, when I had a few friends extol the praises of their first records, I checked them out for myself after getting a really cool compilation cd made by another friend, and it turns out. …