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  • Top 30 Survey Cockery

    3 nov. 2007, 10h30m

    My inability to sleep is problematic.

    1. How did you get into 29?
    Cursive: My old buddy Chris got me somewhat into them when we was still in small times. I rediscovered them with more mature ears years later and Will gave me a couple three albums that I didn't have.

    2. What was the first song you ever heard by 22?
    Envy: Chacun de Tes Pas

    3. How many albums by 13 do you own?
    Charles Bronson: I have the Complete Discocrappy (which I have actually split up into the individual albums where I could), so technically all of them

    4. What is your favorite song by 15?
    The Blood Brothers: USA Nails

    5. What is your favorite song by 5?
    Minor Threat: Really hard to choose, but I think Screaming at a Wall

    6. Is there a song by 6 that makes you happy?
    Mogwai: Actually, not really. At least not anymore. The closest I can think of is Mogwai Fear Satan

    7. What is your favorite song by 10?
    The Beatles: Can't answer

    8. What is a good memory you have involving 30?
    Hey there's two!
    Saetia: The only memory I have of them is listening to them for the first time after I threw them on my iPod. I stopped into Branko's to get a hot dog and almost forgot to take off my headphones to order because I was hella enjoying that shit.
    The Good Life: I'm a faggot and only listen to them when I'm sad. Seeing them live before the Bottom Lounge closed is still a pretty good memory, though.

    9. Is there a song by 19 that makes you happy?
    Minutemen: Hell fucking yes. If I had to pick one, I'd be boring and say Viet Nam

    10. How many times have you seen 25 live?
    Orchid: None. They split when I was still listening to nu-metal

    11. What is the first song you ever heard by 23?
    Propagandhi: I think that would be Anti-Manifesto wayyy back in the day.

    12. What is your favorite album by 11?
    Radiohead: Kid A followed closely by OK Computer

    13. Who is a favorite member of 1?
    Boards of Canada: Uhhh...the better looking one? I don't think they have specific duties in the music creation, so fuck if I know.

    14. Have you ever seen 14 live?
    Les Savy Fav: No, but supposedly they're really fun.

    15. What is a good memory involving 27?
    Hey there's two! I'll just call Typical Cats #28
    Usurp Synapse: Once again, my only real specific memory is the first time I listened. I was sitting around the Midway Orange Line stop waiting to be picked up, I had just thrown a bunch of their stuff on my iPod. "Maybe You Should Kill Yourself" came on and I smiled uncontrollably for a while.

    16. What is your favorite song by 16?
    Q and Not U: Probably Fever Sleeves

    17. What is your favorite album by 18?
    Hüsker Dü: Fuckin' Zen Arcade

    18. What is your favorite song by 21?
    Hey there isn't one! I'll just call Antioch Arrow #21.
    Antioch Arrow: Chaos vs. Cosmos

    19. What is the first song you ever heard by 26?
    Lifetime: Irony Is For Suckers, I think

    20. What is your favorite album by 2?
    HORSE the band: I haven't given the new one a very thorough listen, so I'd have to say The Mechanical Hand

    21. What is you favorite song by 3?
    Minus the Bear: Shiiiiiiit. Uhhh...Just Kickin' It Like A Wild Donkey

    22. What is you favorite song by 8?
    Pg.99: I can't choose that at all.

    23. How many times have you seen 17 live?
    Colossal: None. Another band I've heard is incredible live.

    24. What is the worst song by 12?
    Circle Takes the Square: Ehhh...I seem to recall something on the S/T or Document #13 I don't like. I don't remember what.

    25. What was the first song you ever heard by 28?
    Typical Cats: I THINK it was Qweloquialisms

    26. What is you favorite album by 7?
    Elliott Smith: Take your pick from his first three. Either/Or is typically my favorite, but it changes sometimes.

    27. What is your favorite song by 24?
    Naked Bowling Party: Penn's Landing, if it counts. Or adding up the math.

    28. Is there a song by 9 that makes you happy?
    Sufjan Stevens: I haven't listened to him in a really long time, actually. I really can't recall. I know there are a few that make me really sad.

    29. What is your favorite album by 4?
    Botch: An Anthology of Dead fuckin' Ends

    30. How many albums do you own by 20?
    American Nightmare: Two. Three if you include Give Up The Ghost.
  • Please help. I'm a fucking idiot and don't know how to pronounce things.

    3 jui. 2007, 8h15m

    It's a fucking good thing I don't know too many people outside of the internet who like the same bands as I do, because I don't know how to fucking say their names. But should the opportunity arise, I would like to at least be able to

    How do you pronounce the following band/people names:

    Ampere

    Daïtro

    La Quiete

    Hassan I Sabbah

    Raein

    Spencer Seim (I'm good on Spencer...it's the other part)

    Thanks.

    AmpereDaïtroLa quieteHassan I SabbahRaeinSpencer SeimHellaThe Advantage
  • I did this a while ago. Now I'm doing it again

    22 juin 2007, 5h56m

    1. Boards of Canada
    2. HORSE the band
    3. Minus the Bear
    4. Mogwai
    5. Elliott Smith
    6. Sufjan Stevens
    7. Minor Threat
    8. Botch
    9. The Beatles
    10. The Blood Brothers

    Now answer the questions according to the numbers:

    What was the first song you ever heard by 6?
    Casimir Pulaski Day, I think

    What is your favorite album by 2?
    The Mechanical Hand

    What is your favorite lyric that 5 has sung?
    Nightmaaaaares become me, it's so fuuuucking cleeeeeear.

    How many times have you seen 4 live?
    Twice

    What is your favorite song by 7?
    12xU

    What is a good memory you have involving 10?
    The first time I saw them live. I was young and unprepared.

    Is there a song by 3 that makes you sad?
    So many.

    What is your favorite lyric that 2 has sung?
    "I'll face the stars or the abyss, but not nothing at all!"

    What is your favorite song by 9?
    A Day in the Life

    How did you get in to 3?
    I heard a lot about them and had Will burn me all their stuff.

    What was the first song you heard by 1?
    Hi Scores, I think

    What is your favorite song by 4?
    Ratts of the Capital

    How many times have you seen 9 live?
    None. That's a dumb question

    What is a good memory you have involving 2?
    The second time I saw them live. It was really fun.

    Is there a song by 8 that makes you sad?
    No

    What is your favorite album of 5?
    Either/Or

    What is your favorite lyric that 3 has sung?
    "No one sleeps yet! Let's keep it goin' til the morning!"

    What is your favorite song by 1?
    Uhh...I can't decide at all.

    What is your favorite song by 10?Fucking's Greatest Hits, I think

    How many times have you seen 8 live?
    None. They are gone...:-(

    What is your favorite album by 1?
    Geogaddi

    What is a good memory you have involving 9?
    The White Album

    What was the first song you heard by 8?
    To Our Friends In The Great White North


    What is your favorite cover by 2?
    Have they done one? I don't believe so.
  • wtf?

    11 jui. 2006, 0h41m

    Did anyone else lose chart data recently? HORSE the band's 320-something listens somehow went down to like 240. Same with Minus the Bear. Did I listen to them each negative 80 times in the last week?

    I don't follow the last.fm technical difficulties news, nor do I know where to find out about it, so I have to resort to making confused journal entries in hopes people will answer questions for me.
  • Arbitrary fun, though completely uninteresting

    1 jui. 2006, 4h03m

    Put your music player on shuffle
    Post the first forty songs that come up. You can repeat artists if you want. If you have any repeats, skip to the next track.

    Songs:
    1. Between The Buried And Me- "Breathe In, Breathe Out"
    2. Rilo Kiley- "It's A Hit"
    3. Nick Drake- "Fly"
    4. Yoko Kanno- "Fantaisie Sign"
    5. American Nightmare- "Farewell..."
    6. Moss Icon- "Locket"
    7. Yoko Kanno- "Go Go Cactus Man"
    8. The Rolling Stones- "Sympathy For The Devil"
    9. Basement Jaxx- "Crazy Girl"
    10. N.W.A.- "Quiet On Tha Set"
    11. Taking Back Sunday- "Cute Without The 'E' (Cut From The Team)"
    12. Q And Not U- "No Damage Nocturne"
    13. Ratatat- "Desert Eagle"
    14. Sigur Rós- "Hjartaõ Hamast (Bamm Bamm Bamm)"
    15. Naked Bowling Party- "The Soundtrack To An End"
    16. The Good Life- "Lovers Need Lawyers"
    17. Godspeed You! Black Emperor- "09-15-00"
    18. The Flaming Lips- "It's Summertime"
    19. Hanalei- "Beacon In The Distance"
    20. The Who- "Magic Bus"
    21. Queen- "Seven Seas of Rhye"
    22. Saetia- "I Bleed"
    23. Gorillaz- "Left Hand Suzuki Method"
    24. Talking Heads- "Love -> Building On Fire"
    25. DJ Rumple Skillzson- "PSA Remix"
    26. Ariel Kill Him- "Less Beat"
    27. Circle Takes The Square- "Kill The Switch"
    28. Mogwai- "Waltz For Aidan"
    29. The Blood Brothers- "Fucking's Greatest Hits"
    30. American Nightmare- "Your Arsonist"
    31. Slint- "For Dinner..."
    32. Miles Davis- "Blue In Green"
    33. The Beatles- "I'll Cry Instead"
    34. The Mars Volts- "Drunkship of Lanterns"
    35. The Beatles- "You Won't See Me"
    36. Mogwai- "You Don't Know Jesus"
    37. Portugal. The Man- "Bad, Bad Levi Brown"
    38. The Smiths- "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out"
    39. M83- "On a White Lake, Near a Green Mountain"
    40. Norma Jean- "Memphis Will Be Laid To Waste"

    QUESTIONS:

    1. Which song do you prefer, #1 or #40?
    40. 1 is pretty, but it's no 40!

    2. Have you ever listened to #12 continuously on repeat?
    No

    3. What album is #26 from?
    In The Pyramid, I think

    4. What do you think about the artist who did #15?
    I'd let him put his fingers in me

    5. Is #19 one of your favorite songs?
    I wouldn't go so far as to say that, but it's probably one of my favorite Hanalei songs

    6. Who does #38 remind you of?
    Christina, because I know she likes that song.

    7. Does #20 have better lyrics or music?
    Lyrics. "Riiiide the magic bus!"

    8. Do any of your friends like #3?
    Probably

    9. Is #33 from a movie soundtrack?
    Well it's on the Hard Day's Night album, but it's not in the movie, as far as I know. I'm sure it's been in some movie.

    10. Is #18 overplayed on the radio?
    I wouldn't know, but I doubt it

    11. What does #21 remind you of?
    My love affair with the 1970s...*sigh*

    12. Which song do you prefer, #5 or #22?
    That's actually very tough...think I'm gonna have to go with 22

    13. What album is #17 from?
    Yanqui U.X.O, mothafucka

    14. When did you first hear #39?
    About 2 or 3 months ago

    15. When did you first hear #7?
    Probably like 4 years ago when I heard it in whatever episode of Cowboy Bebop it's in.

    16. What genre is #8?
    Classic rock, I guess...though I tend to not consider that a genre

    17. Do any of your friends like #14?
    Certainly

    18. What color does #4 remind you of?
    Blue

    19. Have you ever blasted #11 on your stereo?
    Yeah like every day 2 summers ago

    20. What genre is #37?
    *shrug* Indie Rock? "Experimental"?

    21. Can you play #13 on any instrument?
    No

    22. What is your favorite lyric from #30?
    "I set the alarm to remind myself
    That I spent the day all by my fucking self
    This is my story, love
    Day one to now
    Background music to a silent film
    You see the curtains falling down"

    23. What is your favorite lyric from #23?
    "The most important thing, is listening the recording of the music.
    It makes them get um musical sense - and, uh - this is the point of the... fast progress!"

    Being a veteran of Suzuki, I can say that is totally on the money

    24. Would you recommend #24 to your friends?
    Yeah, especially if you like bizarre lyrics

    25. Is #2 a good song to dance to?
    Kind of

    26. Do you ever hear #16 on the radio?
    Never listen to the radio, mostly because songs like that aren't on it

    27. Is #32 more of a “nighttime” or “daytime” song?
    Totally fuckin' night.

    28. Does #36 have any special meaning to you?
    Yes. That I don't know Jesus. ;_;

    29. Do any of your friends like #31?
    Not that I know of. I don't think any of my friends listen to Slint

    30. Is #25 a fast or slow song?
    A little on the slow side...hard to move fast when you got such fatass beats!

    31. Is #35 a happy or sad song?
    Pretty sad.

    32. What is one of your favorite lyrics from #9?
    "Crazy Girl, Whom whom whom whom...crazy girl"

    33. Is #34 better to listen to alone or with friends?
    Alone

    34. When did you first hear #27?
    A while ago...whenever I got As The Roots Undo. So sometime last year

    35. Name 3 other songs by the artist who did #29:
    Mmmm....
    "The Salesman, Denver Max"
    "Doctor! Doctor!"
    "USA Nails"

    36. Do you know all the words to #6?
    Sadly no. Sweet song, though.

    37. Does #28 have better lyrics or music?
    Lyrics. Totally lyrics.

    38. What album is #10 from?
    Straight Outta Compton!

    Between the Buried and MeRilo KileyNick DrakeYoko KannoAmerican NightmareMoss IconThe Rolling StonesBasement JaxxN.W.A.Taking Back SundayQ and Not URatatatSigur RósNaked Bowling PartyThe Good LifeGodspeed You! Black EmperorThe Flaming LipsHanaleiThe WhoQueenSaetiaGorillazTalking HeadsDJ Rumple SkillzsonAriel Kill HimCircle Takes the SquareMogwaiThe Blood BrothersSlintMiles DavisThe BeatlesThe Mars VoltaPortugal. The ManThe SmithsM83Norma Jean
  • Sideways is on TV. I will never get off this couch

    23 juin 2006, 19h07m

    1. HORSE the band
    2. Minus the Bear
    3. Boards of Canada
    4. Sufjan Stevens
    5. Elliott Smith
    6. Mogwai
    7. Les Savy Fav
    8. Colossal
    9. Q and Not U
    10. Radiohead

    Now answer the questions according to the numbers:

    What was the first song you ever heard by 6?

    Hunted by a Freak

    What is your favorite album by 2?
    Highly Refined Pirates

    What is your favorite lyric that 5 has sung?
    Nightmaaaaares become me, it's so fuuuucking cleeeeeear.

    How many times have you seen 4 live?
    Never

    What is your favorite song by 7?
    Reformat

    What is a good memory you have involving 10?
    I think I skipped class once last quarter to watch some of their concert video in Peter's dorm

    Is there a song by 3 that makes you sad?
    Hmm...nothing really jumps to mind. Boards of Canada is mostly just relaxing...or creepy. Aphex Twin is sadder.

    What is your favorite lyric that 2 has sung?
    "She licks the paper sloowww twice"

    What is your favorite song by 9?
    Fever Sleeves

    How did you get in to 3?
    I requested that Will burn me electronica of an ambient variety and Boards of Canada was one of them.

    What was the first song you heard by 1?
    Cutsman

    What is your favorite song by 4?
    The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades Is Out to Get Us!

    How many times have you seen 9 live?
    None...and now they're gone...

    What is a good memory you have involving 2?
    Iunno. Probably listening to them in the car at night sometime. Because that's what you do with Minus the Bear

    Is there a song by 8 that makes you sad?
    The Dusk Of Us is pretty sad

    What is your favorite album of 5?
    Hmm...probably Either/Or

    What is your favorite lyric that 3 has sung?
    "When lava pours out near the sea surface, tremendous volcanic explosions sometimes occur."

    What is your favorite song by 1?
    Aw what the fuck? Perhaps The Black Hole

    What is your favorite song by 10?
    Uhh...how about I don't put any thought into it and just say Paranoid Android

    How many times have you seen 8 live?
    None, dammit. They never seem to play together

    What is your favorite album by 1?
    The Mechanical Hand, easily

    What is a good memory you have involving 9?
    Listening to them and them being awesome

    What was the first song you heard by 8?
    The Dusk Of Us

    What is your favorite cover by 2?
    I don't think they've done one.
  • My music from A through z0rz

    19 mai 2006, 5h34m

    I don't know if I did this right, and I don't care. These are like my top 3...at the moment or some shit. Not like the top 3 on my overall artists list.

    .!#etc.

    1. !!!
    2. ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
    3. 65daysofstatic

    A.
    1.) Aphex Twin
    2.) An Albatross
    3.) American Nightmare

    B.
    1.) The Beatles
    2.) The Blood Brothers
    3.) Boards of Canada

    C.
    1.) Colossal
    2.) Cursive
    3.) Circle Takes the Square

    D.
    1.) Daughters
    2.) Death from Above 1979
    3.) DragonForce

    E.
    1.) Elliott Smith
    2.) Explosions in the Sky
    3.) Europe!!!!

    F.
    1.) The Fall of Troy
    2.) The Flaming Lips
    3.) The Fucking Champs

    G.
    1.) Godspeed You! Black Emperor
    2.) The Good Life
    3.) Günther

    H.
    1.) HORSE the band
    2.) Hella
    3.) Hanalei

    I.
    1.) Impaled Northern Moonforest
    2.) Into The Moat
    3.) Indian Summer

    J.
    1.) John Lennon
    2.) John Coltrane
    3.) Johnny Cash

    K.
    1.) The Kinks
    2.) Kanye West
    3.) Koji Kondo <33

    L.
    1.) Les Savy Fav
    2.) The Locust
    3.) Lightning Bolt

    M.
    1.) Mogwai
    2.) Minus the Bear
    3.) Mono

    N.
    1.) Neon Blonde
    2.) The Number Twelve Looks Like You
    3.) Naked Bowling Party

    O.
    1.) of Montreal
    2.) Outkast
    3.) Orbital

    P.
    1.) Pixies
    2.) Portugal. The Man
    3.) Psychic Attack of the Psyduck!!!

    Q.
    1.) Q and Not U
    2.) Queen
    3.) ...

    R.
    1.) Rites of Spring
    2.) Radiohead
    3.) Red Sparowes

    S.
    1.) Sufjan Stevens
    2.) Sigur Rós
    3.) Sunny Day Real Estate

    T.
    1.) The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza
    2.) Typical Cats
    3.) Tower of Rome

    U.
    1.) The Unicorns
    2.) Don't have many 'U' bands
    3.) ...

    V.
    1.) Venetian Snares
    2.) The Velvet Underground
    3.) Vince Guaraldi :-D

    W.
    1.) Ween
    2.) World's End Girlfriend
    3.) The Who

    X.
    1.) Xiu Xiu
    2.) ...
    3.) ...

    Y.
    1.) Youthmovie Soundtrack Strategies
    2.) Yo La Tengo
    3.) The mothafuckin' Ying Yang Twins (though, they're no Bing Bong Bros.)

    Z.
    1.) Don't seem to have anything
    2.) ...
    3.) ...
  • top artists?

    8 mai 2006, 22h13m

    Anyone know of the overall top artists list is ever going to fucking update? Because the last two weeks I got a serious Boards of Canada groove on, to the point where they should be in my top 5 by now, and they're still in the low top 20. It's really bothering me. The Locust and Deerhoof should really be moving up too and they're just not. Are those two weeks of listening complete lost from last.fm memory except for in my weekly artist charts, or is it going to update eventually?
  • lol t3h em0z0rzzz

    6 mai 2006, 8h09m

    1. Take your top ten artists and get their 'emo rating' If you look on the artist page and then click "Tags" you can see how many times they've been tagged "Emo"


    1. HORSE the band - 12
    2. Minus the Bear - 48
    3. Sufjan Stevens - 32
    4. Elliott Smith - 78
    5. Les Savy Fav - 17
    6. Colossal - 2
    7. Q and Not U - 19
    8. Radiohead - 69 (you've gotta be fucking kidding me)
    9. Cursive - 205 (*sigh*)
    10. Mogwai - 16 (once again. what the fuck?)


    2. Add them all together and divide by 10 to get the average

    49.8

    3. Then divide that by the average of the top ten emo artists, which is: 826.8

    .0602

    4. Multiply your result by 100 to get a percentage

    6.02%

    That is WAY too fucking high considering none of those bands are emo. I can understand a misguided person thinking Cursive or Minus the Bear is emo, but you have to be stoned out of your goddamned skull to think Radiohead or Mogwai are.
  • Another survey? I'm a lame asshole

    22 avr. 2006, 20h32m

    Which bands/artist do you own the most albums by?
    The Beatles, easily. It's like 13 albums of theirs I have or something.

    What was the last song you listened to?
    I'm currently listening to Into The Moat's "Prologue..."

    What's in your CD player right now?
    Heh...CDs...I'm listening to Into The Moat's "The Design"

    What's your favorite local band/group?
    Colossal

    What was the last show you attended?
    HORSE the band with The Fall of Troy and some other bands I didn't really care about.

    What was the greatest show you've ever been to?
    HORSE!!!

    What's the shittiest show you've ever been to?
    The Mars Volta was the most disappointing. I remember having a shitty time seeing Jimmy Eat World back in the day. Proly cuz they suck.

    What's the most musically involved you have ever been?
    When I was still taking piano and teaching myself guitar and writing songs and almost playing in that coffee house because Veronica signed me up.

    What show are you looking forward to?
    I still haven't bought my DragonForce tickets yet. Even if I go, though, I'd have to say I'm more excited for seeing Mogwai again in a few weeks. Also thinking about A Silver Mt. Zion in August.

    What is your favorite band shirt?
    My HORSE the band shirt. Easily

    What musician would you like to hang out with for a day?
    Beck

    Who is one musician or group you wish would make a comeback?
    Godspeed You! Black Emperor or Indian Summer

    Who is one band/artist you've never seen live but always wanted to?
    Minus the Bear, Daughters, and Les Savy Fav. fuck choosing one.

    Name 5 of your favorite songs of all time?
    1. The Black Hole
    2. Absinthe Party at the Fly Honey Warehouse
    3. Storm
    4. The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades Is Out to Get Us!
    5. Paranoid Android

    Name 4 flawless albums:
    1. The Mechanical Hand
    2. Godspeed You! Black Emperor- Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven
    3. Illinois
    4. Album of the Year

    How many music related videos/DVDs do you own?
    Five

    How many concerts/shows have you been to, total?
    A lot

    Who have you seen the most live?
    Uhh...probably Blink-182 :-\

    What is your favorite movie soundtrack?
    Fight Club

    What was your last musical "phase" before you wisened up?
    Pop-punk or nu metal or something

    What's your "guilty pleasure" that you hate to admit to liking?
    I've recently come to terms with the fact that I like early AFI

    What album have you purchased the most copies of?
    ?

    Who is your favorite musician?
    Elliott Smith or Sufjan Stevens or Tim Kasher or Johnny Whitney.