1.28.2008

Music Thread

Got this idea here, and decided to do a variation of it. Please participate, if you feel so inclined... it's a Music Treasure Hunt.

Directions: please respond if you fall into one or more of the following categories. If you do choose to respond, please provide a brief explanation (if necessary).

:You were excited at the thought of New Kids on the Block reuniting.
:You fell asleep in the movie “Once.”
:Radiohead changed your life.
:Right now… you’re listening to music. (What are you listening to?)
:You’ve met Ben Gibbard.
:You went to a show this past weekend. (Who was it?)
:Your boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse is in a band.
:No matter how hard you tried, you couldn’t get into Joanna Newsom .
:Your dad plays the harmonica.
:You sing in a choir.
:You own more than 1 iPod.
:When you hear Celine Dion sing “My heart will go on…” you turn it up. Loud.
:You own at least 5 records.
:You like Phil Collins.
:You voted for Kelly Clarkson on "American Idol."
:You practice Guitar Hero almost every night.
:You’ve put Sarah McLachlan’s “Ice Cream” song on a mix and you went to the Lilith Fair.
:You bought a CD this week. (What was it?)
:You’ve always wanted to be a drummer.
:You sang in the shower this morning. (What did you sing?)
:You've done a dance to “One Way or Another” by Blondie.
:You’re a sucker for a good pop song. (What?)
:You still keep your cassette tapes.
:You thought the “Garden State” soundtrack was overrated.
:You’re sick of this list.
:You played the triangle in elementary school.
:When you start to count 1-2-3-4, you immediately start singing Feist’s song.

Well?

19 comments:

laceyJ. said...

I was sorta excited about the possible NKOTB reunion... sad, huh?

Right now, I'm listening to Cat Power's newest album.

I have met Ben Gibbard! He was very nice. (I'm not lying.)

I own more than 1 iPod... lucky me.

I do like Phil Collins! Did anyone hear him on This American Life? It was awesome.

Jeff owns more than 5 records, and he's my husband, so I guess I do too.

I did vote for Kelly! Ha.

Yep- I loved Sarah.

Always wanted to be a drummer.

I have many of my old mix cassette tapes.

I do get 1-2-3-4 stuck in my head- way too easily.

(Hey, I can play my own game, right?)

Tiffany said...

I did fall asleep during Once, but not because I didn't LOVE it! (I hated to admit that!)

I own many records. Probably 50.

I haven't showered yet, but I plan on singing.

I sing that Blondie song and chase them around the house. (Is that considered dancing?)

I definitely get 1-2-3-4 stuck in my head, and was sort of disappointed when I first heard it on the radio. I wanted that album to be a cool secret.

This was fun!

reno said...

:You were excited at the thought of New Kids on the Block reuniting.
:Right now… you’re listening to music. (Rocky Votolato)
:You went to a show this past weekend. (see below)
:Your boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse is in a band. :)
:No matter how hard you tried, you couldn’t get into Joanna Newsom. THANK YOU!
:You own more than 1 iPod. (3, thank you very much)
:You like Phil Collins.
:You voted for Kelly Clarkson on "American Idol."
:You’ve put Sarah McLachlan’s “Ice Cream” song on a mix and you went to the Lilith Fair.
:You’re a sucker for a good pop song. (Toxic, Britney Spears)
:You still keep your cassette tapes.
:When you start to count 1-2-3-4, you immediately start singing Feist’s song.

Jeremy said...

:Now listening to The Fall of Troy-very much in the prog rock real with Rush-ish vocals mixed with shrieking screams and heavy guitar. A very entertaining live act.
:I love Phil Collins-he was one of my first concerts.
:I do believe I have danced to "One Way or Another."
:I have guilty pleasure pop songs-though none are coming to mind at the moment.
:I have more cassette tapes then I know what to do with. I do have a tape player in my car, so when I'm not using my iPod, they tend to make an appearance, but I can't bear to get rid of them.

Jeremy said...

I meant "realm"

Jeremy said...

I meant "realm"

Michelle said...

:excited is probably understated about the NKOTB reunion...seriously, I'd love to hear it! Why...because they practically defined my (and about 1 million others) childhood!
:2 iPods in the house!
:Yes, love Phil Collins..."you call me from the room,in your hotel. All the romance..."
:Sucker for some pop songs...why can't I get that crazy Umbrella song out of my head when I hear it!

Marilyn said...

Love your blog and your music choices, so I couldn't resist playing this game...

:You were excited at the thought of New Kids on the Block reuniting...yeah, so what?
:Right now… you’re listening to music...Maria Taylor
:You sing in a choir.
:You own more than 1 iPod... (4)
:When you hear Celine Dion sing “My heart will go on…” you turn it up. Loud.
:You own at least 5 records.
:You like Phil Collins.
:You voted for Kelly Clarkson on "American Idol."
:You bought a CD this week... Matt Costa's "Unfamiliar Faces"
:You’re a sucker for a good pop song... too many to list
:You still keep your cassette tapes.
:You played the triangle in elementary school.
:When you start to count 1-2-3-4, you immediately start singing Feist’s song...doesn't everybody?

Colleen said...

:"Changed my life" is probably an overstatement, but Radiohead was always a great reference when people asked me what kind of music I liked and it was the only one I could think of that they'd probably heard of!

:I haven't met Ben Gibbard, but I have seen DCFC perform in many a small space, pre-major record deal. I still think "We Have the Facts..." is one of the best albums ever.

:Yup, Jim is in a band. Even if they haven't played out in forever...

:Let's just say FM100 is a guilty pleasure of mine.

:No Lilith, but I LOVE "Ice Cream"!

:That Feist song is darn catchy.

ali said...

I couldn't get into Joanna Newsom, much to my chagrin. Maybe the musical landscape was too varied?

I love Blondie. Don't know that I dance to "One Way Or Another" but I definitely sing it as if I were performing it.

I like lots of "indie" pop songs but a mainstream one that's constantly in my head is Iglesias' "Do You Know What It Feels Like?" thanks to Rob & Big. (Is that even pop?)

Right now I'm listening to a wonderful mix made my my friend Jo in Mexico. I am immensely satisfied by thinking of her putting it together in a far away land. I'm really liking one track called "Sentimental Heart" by She & Him.

Tori said...

Ha ha, I said yes to more of those than I am willing to admit!! GREAT LIST... I don't know if I am supposed to answer all of them.

Jeremy said...

Ali-the She & Him song features Zooey Deschanel as the lead vocals-fyi if you weren't already aware. I can't get enough of that song and wish she'd put more focus into music, though I love to see her in movies...

laceyJ. said...

Thanks all for playing!

Zooey's also doing a record with M. Ward. There's a video of the duo singing on YouTube... sweet!

Brecke said...

(I thought of Lacey being excited about New Kids reuniting)
I'm listening to Kanye West "Champion"
I own 2 iPods
I voted tons for Kelly Clarkson
I went to the Lilith Fair
I did a dance to Blondie with Black Gloves-horrible
I love Pop Songs!!

Jeremy said...

Lacey-

Do you know when that record will be released and what its name will be?

jo said...

:“Once” has not been released in Mexico, i´m so looking forward to it!
:Radiohead DID change my life. when i first heard them i was like, YEAH!!!

:Right now… i´m listening to band of horses... i´m addicted...

:Your boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse is in a band- No, but one time me and my friend Daniel told a really drunk guy at a wedding that we were in a band and it was called Belle & Sebastian, and I was Belle and my friend was Sebastian and he totally believed us.

:Today i got Cat Powers's Jukebox!!!

:When you start to count 1-2-3-4, you immediately start singing Feist’s song. OF COURSE!!!

aimee heff said...

Haven't met Ben Gibbard but I am really hoping for a Gibbard sighting here in Seattle.

I own 2 working iPods and one broken one. I've had the same iPod working since 2003. I am amazed and hope it keeps going strong for 5 more years.

I do secretly like Phil Collins especially his cover of True Colors??

I wanted to be a drummer ever since Rock Band became the highlight of 2007 for me.

Fun list. I still really heart your blog.

annelise said...

:You were excited at the thought of New Kids on the Block reuniting. (um, yes! I heart Donnie)
:Radiohead changed your life. (Didn't change, but I really like them...)
:Right now… you’re listening to music. (I have Art in Manila in my head, no music...baby sleeping..)
:Your boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse is in a band. (Spouse)
:Your dad plays the harmonica. (Nope! but he is also in a band!)
:When you hear Celine Dion sing “My heart will go on…” you turn it up. Loud.
:You own at least 5 records.
:You like Phil Collins.
:You practice Guitar Hero almost every night. (No way... Rock Band is soooooooo much cooler. I'm addicted.)
:You’ve put Sarah McLachlan’s “Ice Cream” song on a mix and you went to the Lilith Fair.
:You’ve always wanted to be a drummer. (I'm starting drum lessons!)
:You’re a sucker for a good pop song. (same: Toxic by Britney Spears. Love it. Oh and that one Kelly Clarkson song, can't remember the name...)
:You still keep your cassette tapes.
:You thought the “Garden State” soundtrack was overrated.
:When you start to count 1-2-3-4, you immediately start singing Feist’s song. (don't hate me for really not loving that song....)

fifi said...

:my spouse is in a band
:my dad plays the harmonica
:we own LOADS of records
:i've done a dance to that blondie song many a time
:I LOVE PHIL COLLINS!!!! X 1000000
:I'm a sucker for a good pop song
:i permanantly have Feist in my head.

love it, very fun activity to while away my last moments of work!