Ah yes, another survey klepto'd from Linds' blog! This blog will appear in 47 other blogs by the end of next week :D
What band/artist have you been playing the most this month?
Ah well, that's an easy one Elvis Costello. He's ruled the cd player for more than a year now.
What was the last CD you bought?
Paul McCarney's Wingspan. I bought it to have Helen Wheels and Waterfall in one place, plus it has some great pics of Macca and Linda.
Do you like mix tapes/CDs?
I'm obsessed with the idea. I used to make all sorts of mix cds. I was trying to do an 80s A-Z compilation back when I had a tape recorder in my car. I got through half of the alphabet too. Now that I have a cd player I just burn and burn and burn. I'd love to find a good mix club to get ideas for mixes. The Art of the Mix site is also the greatest place too.
What genres of music do you most enjoy?
This is a hard one, because my taste is varied. I like Rock/Pop in some forms. Hell you can even find some boy bands in my collection, not that I'm proud of owning them. I love New Wave, as you can tell by the 80's mix tapes I was making. Light pop and new age. I like techno pop, like Depeche Mode and Erasure, but not to hard core techno. Classic Rock, the Beatles...Bowie...Fleetwood Mac....etc. And altnerative prior to the grunge era....
What song/album/artist do you play in the bath?
I don't usually play music when I take a bath, but it would be something relaxing. I could enjoy listening to someone like Julia Fordham who has an incredible voice or the band the Devlins while soaking. I highly recommend the 3 albums by the Devlins to anyone who has a fondness for soft gentle melodies with great lyrics. Songs of choice for bathing or otherwise...Consent...Static in the Flow...Someone to talk to.
Name a band/song that is special to you, and explain why.
Right now the song "This House is Empty Now" It's funny that song took hold of me about a year ago when I was working on the story Distorted Angel, which can be found on my fanfic blog or my other fanfic site. That song inspired me to twist the story a bit, plus I adore Elvis' vocal on that. The line that gets me everytime.."Does the extinguished candle care about the darkness?" Bravo Elvis!
Have you ever been certain a song was written just for you?
Haven't we all at some point? The first one that comes to mind for me is from the album Mighty Like a Rose, and the title is All Grown Up. I'll just put the lyrics here, and those of you that know me will completely understand.
All Grown Up
"I'm trouble" she said
Spread out on the floor of her father's house
Her promise was almost undone
Under her tongue, dissolving her responsibilities
To finally deny everyone with every unflattering comparison
All grown up
And you don't care anymore
And you hate all the people that you used to adore
And you despise all the rumors and lies of the life you led before
Did I hear you right?
You're feeling hounded and pushed around
You want to just lay down and die
If all of this life has been such a big disappointment to you
Why don't you stop blaming some guy
And go give the next one a try
But look at yourself
You'll see you're still so young
You haven't earned the weariness
That sounds so jaded on your tongue
"I'm weak" she says
And blesses herself and gets into bed
Clutching the covers to her throat
"So punish me now and let me go back to the sham of my life"
"This night is the perfect antidote for all of the poison that
What song never fails to make you cry?
You Must Love Me by Madonna from the film version of Evita. It didn't have that affect on me until I had seen the movie, but after that, it can always move me to tears. It's a lovely song written by the exceedingly talented Mr. Tim Rice with music by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber.
If you could go on stage with anyone + duet with them; who would it be, what song would you sing, and why?
Ok I have 2 actually. First would be Michael Crawford of Phantom of the Opera fame. I'd want to do the song Phantom of the Opera with him (not that I could pull of the aria, but who cares) Why? Because I would love to be that close to that gorgeous and supremely talented man, plus I've always wanted to sing the part of Christine Daae.
The second would be Mr. Elvis Costello. The song would be "Baby It's Cold Outside" The reason, you ask. If he can sing it with Anne Sofie Von Otter, why not me. Plus it's a really gorgeous song, and afterwards I'd like to snuggle up to Dec with a nice hot spiked cup of coffee!
Does your style match your music taste?
Not really, because it's so varied. God know what I'd look like if I did. Half goth...half earth child...that could be a rather odd combination. Of course I'd have an excuse to have my fuzzy cuffs with me at all times. Yippee!
What band/song could you never get bored of?
Oh god, this is a hard one. There are very few bands that I've liked that I've gotten bored with. It's going to be a Costello song though, because he's one of the only artists that I've listened to for more than 10 years. I've been a fan for 14 years now. The song I would have to say is Riot Act. It's just one of my original Costello favorites
What song would you like to have dirty rough sex to?
Erm.."I Want You" Elvis Costello. Oh and the sex would be with Elvis Costello thank you very much.
What song would you like to make love to someone to?
Peter Gabriel's Red Rain...still with Elvis Costello please...
What band/artist/song makes your ears bleed?
Britney Spears and Christina make my ears bleed as well as Mariah Carey, Celine Dion and Whitney Houston. I'm sure there are some more wailing bansheelike females that I can add to this list.
List five bands + a song of theirs that you love (in no particular order):
Elvis Costello - Next Time Round
Duran Duran - Ordinary World
Oingo Boingo - We Close Our Eyes
Erasure - Siren Song
Def Leppard - Where Does Love Go When It Dies?
If you had a band - what would you call them, and what would be your role?
The Dazzlers, and I'd like to be the lead singer. (go ahead laugh hysterically now) And the group name will make sense to some of you too, I'm sure.
Who would you do a support slot for?
Oh, I'd love to be the opening wench for Elvis Costello or Duran Duran.
Have you ever been in love with a song/band?
I had quite an obsession with Duran Duran for quite awhile as well as Oingo Boingo. I don't know if I were in love with the band so much as certain members as I was in love with members of the band. Of course it was the love of the music that brought me to the love of the bands. Listen to Dark at the End of the Tunnel and you too will fall under the spell of the Elf.
Is there any song that you just can't bear to listen to because of the memories? (if so, what + why)
There's one Boingo song that is hard to listen to though I manage. It's Skin. It's a gorgeous song but it brings back alot of memories of my senior year in high school which I'd rather forget,if you please.
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