Updated Shuffle Survey

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11 jui. 2011, 8h56m

I did this survey about 5 years ago. I figured I would do it again since I've added a lot to my library since then.

Put your music player on shuffle
Post the first 40 songs that come up. You can repeat artists if you want. If you have any song repeats, skip to the next track.
Then answer the questions.

1.The Stooges - T.V. Eye
2. PJ Harvey - Rub 'til It Bleeds
3. Alanis Morissette - Eight Easy Steps
4. Tracy Bonham - You Don't Know Me
5. The Softies - Count To Ten
6. Joanna Newsom - Erin
7. Matthew Sweet - What Matters
8. Count Basie - April In Paris
9. Sonic Youth - My Friend Goo
10. Michael Penn - Cupid's Got A Brand New Gun
11. Sleater-Kinney - The Drama You've Been Craving
12. Free Kitten - DJ Spooky's Spatialized Chinat
13. Phish - Esther
14. Joanna Newsom - Cosmia
15. Keri Noble - Let It Rain
16. Bratmobile - Panik
17. The Sundays - Skin & Bones
18. Liz Phair - Mesmerizing
19. Natalie Imbruglia - Impressed
20. Sonic Youth - Sugar Kane
21. Heather Nova - Like Lovers Do
22. Mirah - Look Up!
23. South Park - O Holy Night
24. Mecca Normal - Horse Heaven Hills
25. Phish - Maze
26. Abra Moore - Melancholy Love
27. Angelo Badalamenti - The Voice of Love
28. Tori Amos - Tear in Your Hand
29. Cocteau Twins - The Thinner the Air
30. Zero 7 - Home
31. The Smiths - Cemetry Gates
32. Ani DiFranco - Good, Bad, Ugly
33. The Blow - That Boy
34. John Coltrane - Peace On Earth
35. The Ramones - Beat on the Brat
36. Over the Rhine - Faithfully Dangerous
37. Morrissey - We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful
38. Uh Huh Her - Away from Here
39. Tears for Fears - Everybody Wants to Rule the World
40. Ryan Adams - Political Scientist

1. Which song do you prefer, #1 or #40?
I love The Stooges, but I think I like the Ryan Adams song more. That Ryan Adams album is just so beautiful. It's unfair to have to compare those songs anyway since they are so different.

2. Have you ever listened to #12 continuously on repeat?
No. Kim Gordon is one of my heroines, but I'm still trying to get into Free Kitten. I don't love any of their songs enough yet to play them on repeat.

3. What album is #26 from?
Everything Changed

4. What do you think about the artist who did #15?
Keri and her songs are beautiful. She is very talented, but I just haven't been able to fall in love with her music. It's good, but it just does not grab me much for some reason.

5. Is #19 one of your favorite songs?
No, I don't listen to Natalie much anymore. I was obsessed with her as a kid, but I don't really love her stuff anymore.

6. Who does #38 remind you of?
My friend Jen since she got me into Uh Huh Her. She's a big fan of them, especially the one member of the band that was in one of her favorite shows: The L Word.

7. Does #20 have better lyrics or music?
That's a tough call. I, and most people probably, recognize Sonic Youth more for their music than lyrics. Though, I do love the lyrics to certain songs, especially those by Kim Gordon since they sometimes have feminist themes. Though considering their catalog overall, I guess I'll pick music over lyrics.

8. Do any of your friends like #3?
I'm not sure these days. Most of my friends loved her when Jagged Little Pill came out, but I don't know if any of my friends listen to her anymore.

9. Is #33 from a movie soundtrack?
No, not to my knowledge it isn't.

10. Is #18 overplayed on the radio?.
Definitely not. Liz songs are rarely played on the radio in general unless they are from her more recent and radio-friendly albums. Alternative stations used to play some of her songs back in the 90s, but I don't think I ever heard any songs from Exile in Guyville on the radio.

11. What does #21 remind you of?
Not much really. I guess it reminds me of my last few years of high school since that was when I was getting into female musicians. Heather Nova was one of the artists that I discovered and really liked back then, but I don't listen to her that much anymore.

12. Which song do you prefer, #5 or #22?
I love both The Softies and Mirah, but I have to go with Count to Ten by The Softies. That song, like most Softies songs, is just so beautiful. The Softies always make me feel better when I'm having a bad day. I love Mirah and Look Up is a good song, but not one of my favorites.

13. What album is #17 from?
Reading, Writing, And Arithmetic

14. When did you first hear #39?
I remember that song from childhood. I think I most closely associate it with the film Real Genius. It was played at the end of the film during the infamous popcorn scene, which I always thought was so cool as a kid. My mom made me watch that movie all the time, so I'm sure that's probably where I first heard it.

16. What genre is #8?
Good old classic jazz or possibly big band.

17. Do any of your friends like #14?
No one I know really likes Joanna except for my ex. I got him to fall in love with her music and I know he loves Ys, so I'm sure he likes that song.

18. What color does #4 remind you of?
I don't really know actually. I guess I would say red for passion. I don't mean romantic passion as much as fiery angry chick passion. I listened to a lot of Tracy Bonham in my angry feminist stage when I was very passionate about strong women in the arts and Tracy wrote a lot of songs with feminist themes.

19. Have you ever blasted #11 on your stereo?
Definitely. I always blast Sleater-Kinney.

20. What genre is #37?
I guess Alternative?

21. Can you play #13 on any instrument?
No, I can't play anything on an instrument. Phish would definitely be hard to play anyway since they are such talented musicians and their songs are always so musically rich.

22. What is your favorite line from #30?
Lost in cheap delirium
Searching the neon lights
I move carefully
- Zero 7 "Home"

23. What is your favorite lyric from #23?
HAHAHA omg I love Cartman's version of O Holy Night. I love how he changes the song to talk about how he's happy about Jesus being born so he can get presents lol.

24. Would you recommend #24 to your friends?
No, not really. Most of them would probably make fun of it. I'd let my feminist friends listen to it since Mecca Normal's lyrics are very good and full of feminist themes, but the lead singer's voice is very strange and most people I know would make fun of her.

25. Is #2 a good song to dance to?
I've probably half-assed danced to the song while listening to it in my car. It starts out slow, but really picks up. I don't know how well you could dance to it though lol.

26. Do you ever hear #16 on the radio?
No I've never heard Bratmobile on the radio and probably never will. I don't think Riot Grrrl bands are played on any type of mainstream station, especially these days.

27. Is #32 more of a “nighttime” or “daytime” song?
I'm not sure. I'd say daytime since I used to listen to Imperfectly all the time while driving around the suburbs in the afternoon.

28. Does #36 have any special meaning to you?
It was on a special mix CD that my ex surprised me with when we started dating, so I guess it did have a special meaning at one time.

29. Do any of your friends like #31?
My ex is a big Smiths fan, but other than him, I don't know anyone else who likes The Smiths, so I'd so no overall.

30. Is #25 a fast or slow song?
I'd say it's pretty fast.

31. Is #35 a happy or sad song?
I guess it's happy. Ramones songs are usually pretty fun and boppy. I don't think they ever did a sad song, though I could be wrong.

32. What is one of your favorite lyrics from #9?
She looks through her hair like she doesn't care
What she does best is stand and stare
- Sonic Youth "My Friend Goo"
I like this lyric because it reminds me of the way I usually am when I'm out.

33. Is #34 better to listen to alone or with friends?
I'm not really sure. I don't listen to it much.

34. When did you first hear #27?
In the movie Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

35. Name 3 other songs by the artist who did #29?
My favorites are:
Lazy Calm
Pandora
Cherry-Coloured Funk

36. Do you know all the words to #6?
No I only know a few. I usually pay more attention to Joanna's stunning harp playing more than the lyrics when I listen to that song.

37. Does #28 have better lyrics or music?
While Tori's music is very beautiful for the most part, I have to say her lyrics. Her lyrics usually hit very close to home for me and have helped me through most of my life.

38. What album is #10 from?
Palms & Runes, Tarot And Tea: A Michael Penn Collection

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