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  • 1/11/11

    11 jan. 2011, 23h12m

    1. What's your favourite song by 15?
    God Help the Girl
    I'll Have to Dance with Cassie

    2. How did you get into 20?
    Flake Music
    My obsession with the Shins led me to Flake Music

    3. Who is your favourite member in 1?
    Belle & Sebastian
    Bob, Stuart, or Chris.

    4. What’s your favourite lyric bit by 29?
    The Apples in stereo
    "What happened to me? / Wake me up from this dream"

    5. Have you ever seen 22 live?
    She & Him
    NO, but I almost did, and would love to in the future

    6. What's your favourite album from 10?
    Broken Social Scene
    uuuuuuh, all of them. I guess the self-titled, You Forgot it in People, or Forgiveness Rock Record

    7. Do you own any merchandise from 3?
    Voxtrot
    an album, two (or three?) EPs, some VINYL, and two shirts. nbd

    8. What is a good memory you have of 7?
    Delta Spirit
    When they opened for the Shins, then when I saw them a year later at the Bowery Ballroom. The show was amazing, and afterwards I got a picture with Matt, shook his hand, and had him sign a setlist I got. <3

    9. Is there a member of the same age as you in 2?
    Coldplay
    Nope, they're oldies. :-)

    10. When did you first get into 8?
    The Beatles
    ha, I've been into them for as long as I can remember. They were my first favorite band.

    11. Who likes 4 along with you?
    The Shins
    lotsa people!

    12. Which song did you first hear from 16?
    Andras Schiff
    dunno, it's just classical stuff

    13. What song made you fall in love with 5?
    Sondre Lerche
    Don't Be Shallow or Two Way Monologue

    14. Which song do you not like by 18?
    Passion Pit
    idk, but there are a few I don't know

    15. Why do you like 14's songs?
    MGMT
    superficially, because they sound good and have catchy hooks. But also because I listened to them a lot last spring when having fun at school. And then I listened to them a ton in Berlin. <3

    16. Where did you first hear 6?
    Vampire Weekend
    I dunno, I think I downloaded them off the internet.

    17. How long was 19 a band before you liked them?
    the morning benders
    Probably a few years!

    18. Does 13 have a song that gives you a bad memory?
    Fruit Bats
    nope, but plenty of good memories

    19. When did you get into 17?
    Phoenix
    I don't remember, maybe a little over a year ago? Or maybe last spring?

    20. How long have you been into 9?
    The Lucksmiths
    Two years, I think. Maybe three. I can't remember.

    21. If 11 had a concert 300 miles away, would you drive there to see them?
    Andrew Bird
    I'd wait for him to tour a little closer, haha.

    22. How many CDs do you own of 12?
    The Beach Boys
    a few

    23. Does 21 have a song that makes you cry?
    Spoon
    a few make me very sad

    25. Does 23 have a song that makes you smile?
    Elbow
    yes! Great memories.

    26. What's the last song you've listened to from 28?
    Feist
    most probably One Evening :-)

    27. Is there a song by 32 that you've listened to more than 30 times?
    Broken Bells
    probably a few

    28. Any song by 50 that you've only listened to once?
    Maroon 5
    I dunno, all the ones I've heard I've heard a few times.

    29. Is there a song you are sick of hearing by 24?
    Ra Ra Riot
    no!

    30. What song got you into 40?
    Pink Floyd
    anything off Dark Side of the Moon

    31. What is your favourite single by 25?
    Fleet Foxes
    I dunno their singles, but I love White Winter Hymnal, Ragged Wood, Your Protector

    32. If 49 hated you, what would you do?
    Marshall Crenshaw
    I'd be upset, TBH lol

    33. What would you say if 42 or one of the members from 42 asked you out?
    Bob Dylan
    ahahahahHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAA. I would have to decline. I mean, first there's the fact that I'm only interested in going out with one person right now, THEN there's the fact that Bob Dylan is 69 years old. er.

    34. Would you care if 41 had a boyfriend/girlfriend?
    Die Prinzen
    I got me a boifrannnn, so I don't care

    35. Who has the best voice in 46?
    Field Music
    er, uh, I dunno! :-(

    36. Do you think 26 is/are good looking?
    Michael Jackson
    er. In his youth!

    37. How many times have you listened to your favourite song by 36?
    Aventura
    probably a bajillion times in the pre-scrobble era

    38. How many CDs do you own of 30?
    of Montreal
    I don't own any actual CDs of theirs

    39. Is there a song from 38 that makes you mad?
    Regina Spektor
    lol no

    40. Which member from 31 do you want to see go solo?
    Local Natives
    i dun care

    41. What does your favourite song from 48 remind you of?
    Julieta Venegas
    North Carolina and the drive down there a few summers ago

    42. Did you hate 43 at first?
    Squeeze
    I don't think so lol

    43. Does your best friend also listen to 33?
    Two Door Cinema Club
    "best friend" lol, is this third grade? But some of my friends do listen to TDCC, yeah

    44. Do you think your parents would like 37?
    of Montreal
    doubtful

    45. Does 47 have a song that makes you want to dance?
    Juanes
    haha...not really

    46. Have you ever seen 34 in person?
    Steely Dan
    nope

    47. Do you like 44's name?
    The Mamas and the Papas
    it's slightly odd, but I'm used to it

    48. Is there someone in 45 that you want to go out with?
    Paul Simon
    Sorry, Paul, I be taken

    49. Do you know anyone that hates 39?
    Regina Spektor
    no, but I'm sure people do

    50. Have you ever danced to a song from 38?
    Swear and Shake
    lol probably!
  • october 5

    5 oct. 2010, 20h10m

    40 songs from my September 2010 playlist:

    01. Come on Sister - Belle & Sebastian
    02. Texico Bitches - Broken Social Scene
    03. Fuck You - Cee Lo Green
    04. Heartbreak Warfare - John Mayer
    05. Heretics - Andrew Bird
    06. Wrecking Force - Voxtrot
    07. Promises - the morning benders
    08. The Dream Lives of Ordinary People - Voxtrot
    09. KC Accidental - Broken Social Scene
    10. Real Life - Tanlines
    11. Pieces of What - MGMT
    12. Massachusetts - Ra Ra Riot
    13. Stars and Sons - Broken Social Scene
    14. Kids - MGMT
    15. I Didn't See It Coming - Belle & Sebastian
    16. Assassin - John Mayer
    17. Float On - Modest Mouse
    18. Bang Pop - Free Energy
    19. Windsurfing Nation - Broken Social Scene
    20. Cindy, Oh Cindy - The Beach Boys
    21. Ghost Under Rocks - Ra Ra Riot
    22. Pumped Up Kicks - Foster the People
    23. Swimmers - Broken Social Scene
    24. Blood Red Blood - Voxtrot
    25. All to All - Broken Social Scene
    26. Love Like a Sunset - Phoenix
    27. The Handshake - MGMT
    28. All Day Daylight - the morning benders
    29. Home - She & Him
    30. Lysergic Bliss - of Montreal
    31. California Girls - The Beach Boys
    32. Appletree - The Black
    33. I'm Gonna Make it Better - She & Him
    34. It's All Gonna Break - Broken Social Scene
    35. Half of my Heart - John Mayer
    36. A Sentence of Sorts in Kongsvinger - of Montreal
    37. Write About Love - Belle & Sebastian
    38. Future Reflections - MGMT
    39. Rome - Phoenix
    40. Anthems for a Seventeen-Year-Old Girl - Broken Social Scene

    HAHAHAH I was very obsessed with a small number of bands in September


    1. Which song do you prefer, #1 or #38?
    Write about Love - B&S
    Future Reflections - MGMT
    love em both

    2. Have you ever listened to #12 continuously on repeat?
    Massachusetts - Ra Ra Riot
    lol yes

    3. What album is #26 from?
    Love Like a Sunset - Phoenix
    Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

    4. What do you think about the artist who did #15?
    I Didn't See It Coming - Belle & Sebastian
    favorite of all time, perhaps

    5. Is #19 one of your favorite songs?
    Windsurfing Nation - Broken Social Scene
    I love it

    6. Who does #40 remind you of?
    Anthems for a Seventeen-Year-Old Girl - Broken Social Scene
    The past few weeks, especially the BSS concert in Ithaca

    7. Does #20 have better lyrics or music?
    Cindy, Oh Cindy - The Beach Boys
    well. The lyrics aren't original to the Beach Boys, so...idk

    8. Do any of your friends like #3?
    Fuck You - Cee Lo Green
    I know of a couple who know it, yeah. har har har

    9. Is #33 from a movie soundtrack?
    I'm Gonna Make it Better - She & Him
    not that I know of...

    10. Is #18 overplayed on the radio?
    Bang Pop - Free Energy
    lolll doubtful hahaha

    11. What does #21 remind you of?
    Ghost Under Rocks - Ra Ra Riot
    hah. spring. 09 Bing campus. apple juice. end of summer 09. lots of emotions.

    12. Which song do you prefer, #5 or #22?
    Heretics - Andrew Bird
    Pumped Up Kicks - Foster the People
    Heretics has my heart.

    13. What album is #17 from?
    Float On - Modest Mouse
    I don't actually know

    14. When did you first hear #39?
    Rome - Phoenix
    last spring

    15. When did you first hear #7?
    Promises - the morning benders
    last spring/summer!

    16. What genre is #8?
    The Dream Lives of Ordinary People - Voxtrot
    YO INDIE ROCK KIDDDDSZZ lol jk I don't genre-tize

    17. Do any of your friends like #14?
    Kids - MGMT
    honestly, WHO CAN RESIST THIS SONG? :D

    18. What color does #4 remind you of?
    Heartbreak Warfare - John Mayer
    gray lol. depressing.

    19. Have you ever blasted #11 on your stereo?
    Pieces of What - MGMT
    probably

    20. What genre is #37?
    Write About Love - Belle & Sebastian
    har har har indie pop shut up

    21. Can you play #13 on any instrument?
    Stars and Sons - Broken Social Scene
    I wish!

    22. What is your favorite lyric from #30?
    Lysergic Bliss - of Montreal
    "Wonder how I'm managing to smile oh
    when I can't even pay my rent"

    23. What is your favorite lyric from #23?
    Swimmers - Broken Social Scene
    "...'cause I like you,
    I never see you"
    hahahah...

    24. Would you recommend #24 to your friends?
    Blood Red Blood - Voxtrot
    yeah!

    25. Is #2 a good song to dance to?
    Texico Bitches - Broken Social Scene
    hah. Kevin Drew could.

    26. Do you ever hear #16 on the radio?
    Assassin - John Mayer
    no, but I bet it's played on the radio.

    27. Is #32 more of a "nighttime" or "daytime" song?
    Appletree - The Black
    either :)

    28. Does #36 have any special meaning to you?
    A Sentence of Sorts in Kongsvinger - of Montreal
    Funny you should ask...Because it does. :)

    29. Do any of your friends like #31?
    California Girls - The Beach Boys
    Maybe, but not that I know of. I guess my sister does. :)

    30. Is #25 a fast or slow song?
    All to All - Broken Social Scene
    Both, sort of, haha

    31. Is #35 a happy or sad song?
    Half of my Heart - John Mayer
    Depressing

    32. What is one of your favorite lyrics from #9?
    KC Accidental - Broken Social Scene
    This song is all about the instrumental, but I guess I'd have to say:
    "It's killl...innnng...me..."

    33. Is #33 better to listen to alone or with friends?
    I'm Gonna Make it Better - She & Him
    Alone, so I don't look like a dork when it makes me grin. :)

    34. When did you first hear #27?
    The Handshake - MGMT
    Last spring. Epic day, I guess.

    35. Name 3 other songs by the artist who did #29
    Home - She & Him
    Lingering Still, Thieves, I'm Gonna Make it Better

    36. Do you know all the words to #6?
    Wrecking Force - Voxtrot
    Yeah, except the part where Ramesh speaks gibberish. -__-

    37. Does #28 have better lyrics or music?
    All Day Daylight - the morning benders
    eh, idk!

    38. What album is #10 from?
    Real Life - Tanlines
    I actually do not know!
  • October 4

    5 oct. 2010, 3h47m

    These are fun to go back and read a few months down the line...

    1. What's your favourite song by 15?
    MGMT
    KIDS, DUH. Or The Handshake. Time to Pretend, Future Reflections, Electric Feel. And then everything else on Oracular Spectacular.

    2. How did you get into 20?
    Elbow
    Katie told me about them, and then I saw them open for Coldplay in Toronto!

    3. Who is your favourite member in 1?
    Belle & Sebastian
    Bob, Stuart, or Chris.

    4. What’s your favourite lyric bit by 29?
    Steely Dan
    "Honey, when they gonna send me hoooooome?"
    orrr "FM, no static at all!"

    5. Have you ever seen 22 live?
    Ra Ra Riot
    no, but I was supposed to.

    6. What's your favourite album from 10?
    Andrew Bird
    Armchair Apocrypha!

    7. Do you own any merchandise from 3?
    The Shins
    yep

    8. What is a good memory you have of 7?
    Delta Spirit
    When they opened for the Shins, then when I saw them a year later at the Bowery Ballroom. The show was amazing, and afterwards I got a picture with Matt, shook his hand, and had him sign a setlist I got. <3

    9. Is there a member of the same age as you in 2?
    Coldplay
    No, lol, they OLD

    10. When did you first get into 8?
    The Beatles
    ha, I've been into them for as long as I can remember. They were my first favorite band.

    11. Who likes 4 along with you?
    Sondre Lerche
    lots of cool people, actually.

    12. Which song did you first hear from 16?
    Andras Schiff
    dunno, it's just classical stuff

    13. What song made you fall in love with 5?
    Voxtrot
    The Start of Something was the first song I heard by them, and I was hooked.

    14. Which song do you not like by 18?
    Flake Music
    I love all the songs I know by them

    15. Why do you like 14's songs?
    God Help the Girl
    Because it's Belle & Sebastian combined with Catherine Ireton. What's not to like?

    16. Where did you first hear 6?
    Vampire Weekend
    I dunno, I think I downloaded them off the internet.

    17. How long was 19 a band before you liked them?
    the morning benders
    Probably a few years!

    18. Does 13 have a song that gives you a bad memory?
    Fruit Bats
    nope, but plenty of good memories

    19. When did you get into 17?
    Passion Pit
    fall 09 lololol good times

    20. How long have you been into 9?
    The Lucksmiths
    Two years, I think. Maybe three. I can't remember.

    21. If 11 had a concert 300 miles away, would you drive there to see them?
    Broken Social Scene
    probably not, only because I have seen them twice in the past half a year.

    22. How many CDs do you own of 12?
    The Beach Boys
    a few

    23. Does 21 have a song that makes you cry?
    She & Him
    If You Can't Sleep...just about every time.

    25. Does 23 have a song that makes you smile?
    Spoon
    yeah! most of them!

    26. What's the last song you've listened to from 28?
    of Montreal
    A Sentence of Sorts in Kongsvinger... :)

    27. Is there a song by 32 that you've listened to more than 30 times?
    Phoenix
    yeah, a few

    28. Any song by 50 that you've only listened to once?
    Dinu Lipatti
    erm, classical music...I'm sure, yeah.

    29. Is there a song you are sick of hearing by 24?
    Michael Jackson
    no <3

    30. What song got you into 40?
    Juanes
    prob La Camisa Negra!

    31. What is your favourite single by 25?
    Fleet Foxes
    I dunno their singles, but I love White Winter Hymnal, Ragged Wood, Your Protector

    32. If 49 hated you, what would you do?
    Guillemots
    er, I'd not know what I did not make them hate me

    33. What would you say if 42 or one of the members from 42 asked you out?
    Stars
    I dunno any of their names. Even if I did, I'd decline...

    34. Would you care if 41 had a boyfriend/girlfriend?
    Julieta Venegas
    nope

    35. Who has the best voice in 46?
    Arcade Fire
    uh. I have no idea [loses indie cred]

    36. Do you think 26 is/are good looking?
    John Mayer
    sure thaaaaaaang ;)

    37. How many times have you listened to your favourite song by 36?
    Die Prinzen
    haha I dunno, I liked them a lot before the scrobbling days

    38. How many CDs do you own of 30?
    Broken Bells
    uno

    39. Is there a song from 38 that makes you mad?
    The Mamas & the Papas
    nope

    40. Which member from 31 do you want to see go solo?
    El Canto Del Loco
    i dun care

    41. What does your favourite song from 48 remind you of?
    La Oreja de Van Gogh
    Wow, was that really 3 winters ago? yeah.

    42. Did you hate 43 at first?
    Maroon 5
    hah idk

    43. Does your best friend also listen to 33?
    Aventura
    "best friend" lol, is this third grade? But I don't think any of my friends listen to Aventura. Except my sister.

    44. Do you think your parents would like 37?
    Squeeze
    My parents are the reason I like Squeeze...

    45. Does 47 have a song that makes you want to dance?
    Nena Daconte
    hah, idk

    46. Have you ever seen 34 in person?
    Architecture in Helsinki
    nope

    47. Do you like 44's name?
    Marshall Crenshaw
    not gonna lie, it's pretty dorky

    48. Is there someone in 45 that you want to go out with?
    Stevie Wonder
    sorry Stevie

    49. Do you know anyone that hates 39?
    Field Music
    nope

    50. Have you ever danced to a song from 35?
    Regina Sepktor
    yeahhhhh probably
  • Berlin

    6 août 2010, 5h59m

    Wrecking Force - Voxtrot
    The Handshake - MGMT
    Kids - MGMT
    Don't Look Back - She & Him
    Mary Jo - Belle & Sebastian
    All to All - Broken Social Scene
    ----
    Oracular Spectacular - MGMT
    Volume Two - She & Him
  • bored & not tired

    18 jui. 2010, 6h51m

    01. Dias de Verano - Amaral
    02. God Help the Girl - God Help the Girl
    03. Blue Jay Way - The Beatles
    04. Do You Believe in Magic? - The Lovin' Spoonful
    05. Australia - The Shins
    06. Some Riot - Elbow
    07. Paperback Writer - The Beatles
    08. Es Por Ti - Juanes
    09. My Wandering Days are Over - Belle & Sebastian
    10. M79 - Vampire Weekend
    11. All Luck Ran Out - Sondre Lerche
    12. Mariposa - La Oreja de Van Gogh
    13. Stop This Train - John Mayer
    14. Giant - Vampire Weekend
    15. Folding Chair - Regina Spektor
    16. Broken Bones - The Lucksmiths
    17. Vaporize - Broken Bells
    18. Be True to Your School - The Beach Boys
    19. Dress Up In You - Belle & Sebastian
    20. Fiery Crash - Andrew Bird
    21. A Spell A Rebel Yell - Coldplay
    22. Pumped Up Kicks - Foster the People
    23. No One's Gonna Come - Sondre Lerche
    24. Patient Patient - the morning benders
    25. Alright/Not Quite - The Apples in stereo
    26. The Start of Something - Voxtrot
    27. Life is a Carnival - The Band
    28. Blood Red Blood - Voxtrot
    29. My Favourite Book - Stars
    30. The Mystery Zone - Spoon
    31. Reeling in the Years - Steely Dan
    32. I Don't Do Crowds - Camera Obscura
    33. A Sentence of Sorts in Kongsvinger - of Montreal
    34. An Audience with the Pope - Elbow
    35. Bleeding Bells - Delta Spirit
    36. Diplomat's Son - Vampire Weekend
    37. Cell Block - The Black
    38. Deluca - Flake Music
    39. Tangled - Maroon 5
    40. Sleepyhead - Passion Pit


    1. Which song do you prefer, #1 or #38?
    38 - Flake Music = <3

    2. Have you ever listened to #12 continuously on repeat?
    Nope

    3. What album is #26 from?
    Raised By Wolves EP

    4. What do you think about the artist who did #15?
    Regina Spektor is pretty cool

    5. Is #19 one of your favorite songs?
    I don't dislike it, but it's not one of my favorites, although it's by one of my favorite bands.

    6. Who does #40 remind you of?
    no comment...!!

    7. Does #20 have better lyrics or music?
    Andrew Bird - Fiery Crash: uuuuuuuuuugh I can't pick.

    8. Do any of your friends like #3?
    A lot of my friends like the Beatles, so it's possible

    9. Is #33 from a movie soundtrack?
    No.

    10. Is #18 overplayed on the radio?
    lol maybe a few decades ago.

    11. What does #21 remind you of?
    Early 2009

    12. Which song do you prefer, #5 or #22?
    Right now I prefer Pumped Up Kicks, but overall Australia gets the win.

    13. What album is #17 from?
    self-titled

    14. When did you first hear #39?
    aaaahaha 8th grade I think

    15. When did you first hear #7?
    AGES ago

    16. What genre is #8?
    genres...eh...

    17. Do any of your friends like #14?
    Giant - I think one does!

    18. What color does #4 remind you of?
    being younger

    19. Have you ever blasted #11 on your stereo?
    yes!

    20. What genre is #37?
    Cell Block - eh.

    21. Can you play #13 on any instrument?
    Lol that would require being able to play an instrument!

    22. What is your favorite lyric from #30?
    The Mystery Zone - I dunno

    23. What is your favorite lyric from #23?
    No One's Gonna Come - "Down in the valley: a myriad of fools
    and sometimes they invite you to do what you do,
    and these fools share my opinion that flying is crazy too"
    OR
    "You can just call
    I will pretend not to care
    You'll pretend all
    and I'll pretend you called"
    hahahahahaha......

    24. Would you recommend #24 to your friends?
    Patient Patient - Yeah!

    25. Is #2 a good song to dance to?
    God Help the Girl - lol in a fun way, yeah

    26. Do you ever hear #16 on the radio?
    Broken Bones - Hahahaaaaaaa nevereverever

    27. Is #32 more of a "nighttime" or "daytime" song?
    I Don't Do Crowds - Day. Or night too I guess.

    28. Does #36 have any special meaning to you?
    Diplomat's Son - aaah it reminds me of last winter! And this spring! And when I saw Vampire Weekend in concert!

    29. Do any of your friends like #31?
    Reeling in the Years - nope. Well, I guess my sister does. :)

    30. Is #25 a fast or slow song?
    Alright/Not Quite - fast

    31. Is #35 a happy or sad song?
    Bleeding Bells - extremely sad, especially if you know the true meaning

    32. What is one of your favorite lyrics from #9?
    "You know my wandering days are over
    Does that mean that I'm getting boring?
    You tell me"

    33. Is #33 better to listen to alone or with friends?
    A Sentence of Sorts in Kongsvinger - private dance party/? lolol

    34. When did you first hear #27?
    Life is a Carnival - ages ago

    35. Name 3 other songs by the artist who did #29
    Elevator Love Letter, Calendar Girl, The Vanishing

    36. Do you know all the words to #6?
    yeeeeeeeeah probably

    37. Does #28 have better lyrics or music?
    Blood Red Blood - lakksjdflkajsdf both are amazing

    38. What album is #10 from?
    self-titled
  • 50 questions

    18 jui. 2010, 6h22m

    1. What's your favourite song by 15?
    Flake Music
    Spanway Hits

    2. How did you get into 20?
    Elbow
    Katie told me about them, and then I saw them open for Coldplay in Toronto!

    3. Who is your favourite member in 1?
    Belle & Sebastian
    Bob, Stuart, or Chris.

    4. What’s your favourite lyric bit by 29?
    Aventura
    No es amor, lo que tu sientes; se llama obsecion. (There's probably a lyric I like more, but nothing's coming to me at the moment.)

    5. Have you ever seen 22 live?
    She & Him
    No, but I almost did!

    6. What's your favourite album from 10?
    Andrew Bird
    Armchair Apocrypha!

    7. Do you own any merchandise from 3?
    The Shins
    yep

    8. What is a good memory you have of 7?
    Delta Spirit
    When they opened for the Shins, then when I saw them a year later at the Bowery Ballroom. The show was amazing, and afterwards I got a picture with Matt, shook his hand, and had him sign a setlist I got. <3

    9. Is there a member of the same age as you in 2?
    Coldplay
    No, lol

    10. When did you first get into 8?
    The Beatles
    ha, I've been into them for as long as I can remember. They were my first favorite band.

    11. Who likes 4 along with you?
    Sondre Lerche
    lots of cool people, actually.

    12. Which song did you first hear from 16?
    MGMT
    My earliest memory of them is someone playing Electric Feel for me. But when I listened to them myself I started with Time to Pretend

    13. What song made you fall in love with 5?
    Voxtrot
    The Start of Something was the first song I heard by them, and I was hooked.

    14. Which song do you not like by 18?
    The Beach Boys
    I like all the ones I know!

    15. Why do you like 14's songs?
    Andras Schiff
    This is classical music, so he didn't write it, but I love it because it's relaxing and thought-provoking.

    16. Where did you first hear 6?
    Vampire Weekend
    I dunno, I think I downloaded them off the internet.

    17. How long was 19 a band before you liked them?
    the morning benders
    Probably a few years!

    18. Does 13 have a song that gives you a bad memory?
    Broken Social Scene
    No, but lots and lots and lots of good ones. <3

    19. When did you get into 17?
    Passion Pit
    Fall 2009. Please don't ask for details; let's just say I started listening to them because someone was always playing them around me.

    20. How long have you been into 9?
    The Lucksmiths
    Two years, I think.

    21. If 11 had a concert 300 miles away, would you drive there to see them?
    Fruit Bats
    Sorry, I'm saving my pennies. I love the Fruit Bats, though.

    22. How many CDs do you own of 12?
    God Help the Girl
    I have their one CD and their EPs. All digital though. I'm not sure why I didn't buy the physical CD instead of the mp3s. Oh well.

    23. Does 21 have a song that makes you cry?
    Spoon
    Two of 'em, in fact.

    25. Does 23 have a song that makes you smile?
    Michael Jackson
    yes :)

    26. What's the last song you've listened to from 28?
    El Canto del Loco
    who knows!

    27. Is there a song by 32 that you've listened to more than 30 times?
    Regina Spektor
    Yeah, probably a few. The Calculation, Folding Chair, On the Radio, Fidelity...

    28. Any song by 50 that you've only listened to once?
    Dinu Lipatti
    erm, classical music...I'm sure, yeah.

    29. Is there a song you are sick of hearing by 24?
    Fleet Foxes
    no. <3

    30. What song got you into 40?
    Julieta Venegas
    Algo Esta Cambiando

    31. What is your favourite single by 25?
    The Apples in stereo
    I dunno their singles, but my favorite song is probably Ruby.

    32. If 49 hated you, what would you do?
    Rakim y Ken-Y
    LOLOLOL I dunno...

    33. What would you say if 42 or one of the members from 42 asked you out?
    Maroon 5
    errr I dunno any of their names. This is a problem.

    34. Would you care if 41 had a boyfriend/girlfriend?
    Stars
    nope

    35. Who has the best voice in 46?
    Nena Daconte
    uh. Nena? hahahahhaha

    36. Do you think 26 is/are good looking?
    Steely Dan
    HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHA no. I mean. They're a bit too old for me.

    37. How many times have you listened to your favourite song by 36?
    Field Music
    Probably 30-something times.

    38. How many CDs do you own of 30?
    Architecture in Helsinki
    none

    39. Is there a song from 38 that makes you mad?
    Squeeze
    no lol

    40. Which member from 31 do you want to see go solo?
    Broken Bells
    FUNNY you should ask. I want to see James Mercer go back to the shins and stop doing side projects, haha.

    41. What does your favourite song from 48 remind you of?
    Guillemots
    Not last winter, but the winter before

    42. Did you hate 43 at first?
    Marshall Crenshaw
    I think I was pretty neutral to his music the first time I heard him (playing a live show in Hoboken.)

    43. Does your best friend also listen to 33?
    John Mayer
    "best friend" lol, is this third grade? A lot of my friends listen to John Mayer, though.

    44. Do you think your parents would like 37?
    Phoenix
    Maybe a bit.

    45. Does 47 have a song that makes you want to dance?
    La Oreja de Van Gogh
    probably...

    46. Have you ever seen 34 in person?
    Die Prinzen
    nope

    47. Do you like 44's name?
    Stevie Wonder
    yeah!

    48. Is there someone in 45 that you want to go out with?
    Arcade Fire
    nope

    49. Do you know anyone that hates 39?
    Juanes
    no

    50. Have you ever danced to a song from 35?
    The Mamas and the Papas
    uuuuuuuh...I don't know!
  • Rainy day on vacation

    5 jui. 2009, 21h40m

    1. What's your favorite song by 15?
    of Montreal - Lysergic Bliss, A Sentence of Sorts in Kongsvinger, Your Magic is Working

    2. How did you get into 20?
    Die Prinzen - my sister

    3. Who is your favorite member in 1?
    Belle & Sebastian - Bob! And Stuart.

    4. Whats your favorite lyric bit by 29?
    Stars - dunno...

    5. Have you ever seen 22 live?
    Voxtrot - nope

    6. What's your favorite album from 10?
    The Apples in Stereo - I don't group the songs I know by them into albums

    7. Do you own any merchandise from 3?
    The Shins - yes, a shirt, & CDs, if they count. I'm wearing the shirt right now, actually.

    8. What is a good memory you have of 7?
    Delta Spirit - when they opened for the Shins! A great first impression. Aaaand seeing Matt Vazquez's spit flying, we were so close.

    9. Is there a member of the same age as you in 2?
    Coldplay - nope

    10. When did you first get into 8?
    The Beach Boys - Too young to remember

    11. Who likes 4 along with you?
    The Lucksmiths - Catherine, Katie

    12. Which song did you first hear from 16?
    Aventura - Mi Corazoncito

    13. What song made you fall in love with 5?
    Sondre Lerche - Two Way Monologue, Don't Be Shallow

    14. Which song do you not like by 18?
    Steely Dan - dunno

    15. Why do you like 14's songs?
    Spoon - because they're good, I reckon

    16. Where did you first hear 6?
    The Beatles - if my memory serves me well, upstairs in the hallway of my house. I probably made that memory up subconsciously, though.

    17. How long was 19 a singer before you liked them?
    Broken Social Scene - dunno, but probably a few years

    18. Does 13 have a song that gives you a bad memory?
    El Canto del Loco - nope

    19. When did you get into 17?
    Architecture in Helsinki - winter '07?

    20. How long have you been into 9?
    Flake Music - since May

    21. If 11 had a concert 300 miles away, would you drive there to see them?
    Vampire Weekend - sorry...

    22. How many CDs do you own of 12?
    Andras Schiff - none...I guess my dad does, that's how I got the songs

    23. Does 21 have a song that makes you cry?
    Juanes - no

    24. Does 27 have a song that makes you happy?
    Rakim Y Ken-Y - LOL YES.

    25. Does 23 have a song that makes you smile?
    Julieta Venegas - yeah

    26. What's the last song you've listened to from 28?
    Guillemots - Trains to Brazil

    27. Is there a song by 32 that you've listened to more than 30 times?
    Field Music - probably In Context or A House is not a Home

    28. What is a song from 50 that you've only listened to once?
    Pink Floyd - don't think there is one

    29. Is there a song you are sick of hearing by 24?
    God Help the Girl - no, considering their first CD came out a few weeks ago

    30. What song got you into 40?
    Regina Spektor - Fidelity? I don't remember, there was another

    31. What is your favorite single by 25?
    La Oreja de Van Gogh - Mariposa

    32. If 49 hated you, what would you do?
    Sufjan Stevens - life goes on

    33. What would you say if 42 or one of the members from 42 asked you out?
    Dinu Lipatti - a classical pianist who has been dead for 50+ years...I'd say yes.

    34. Would you care if 41 had a boyfriend/girlfriend?
    Derek and the Dominos - I don't even know any of their names. I guess there's a Derek.

    35. Who has the best voice in 46?
    Andras Segovia - a classical pianist...I'd say the keys sound best.

    36. Do you think 26 is/are good looking?
    Squeeze - haha. That's a little to 70's for me.

    37. How many times have you listened to your favorite song by 36?
    Feist - dunno

    38. How many CDs do you own of 30?
    Marshall Crenshaw - two

    39. Is there a song from 38 that makes you mad?
    Frank Reyes - no

    40. Which member from 31 do you want to see go solo? If 31 is only one artist, what would you do if they joined a group?
    Various Arists - n.a.

    41. What does your favorite song from 48 remind you of?
    The Concretes - I don't know?

    42. Did you hate 43 at first?
    Camera Obscura - nope

    43. Does your best friend also listen to 33?
    Across the Universe Soundtrack - my friends like the movie

    44. Do you think your parents would like 37?
    Tegan and Sara - nope

    45. Does 47 have a song that makes you want to dance?
    Natasa Beklavac - maybe if I were from Serbia

    46. Have you ever seen 34 in person?
    El Sueño de Morfeo - nope

    47. Do you like 44's name?
    ABBA - what does that even mean?

    48. Is there someone in 45 that you want to go out with?
    Jack Johnson - no

    49. Do you know anyone that hates 39?
    Håkan Hellström - I only know one other person who has heard of him

    50. Have you ever danced to a song from 35?
    Nena Daconte - nope
  • The Shins, May 17 2009

    18 mai 2009, 5h10m

    The Shins
    Setlist:
    Know Your Onion!
    Pam Berry / Phantom Limb
    Turn A Square
    Red Rabbits
    Saint Simon
    Sea Legs
    Sphagnum Esplanade
    Girl Inform Me
    Double Bubble
    Gone for Good
    Girl on the Wing
    Girl Don't Tell Me
    The Past and the Pending
    Australia
    Some new song I didn't catch the name of - the setlist I saw says only "Martyr"
    Caring is Creepy
    Those to COme
    Sleeping Lessons
    --------
    One by One All Day
    New Slang
    Other random bits of random music / covers

    I don't even know what to say. The show was freakin' AWESOME. My first-ever concert, too. I wasn't really sure what to expect, except that there'd be tons of hipsters in the audience - and I wasn't wrong. They got pushy at times, and smelled funny, but other than that they were largely ignorable. Especially because they just stood there frowning the whole time. Idiots.

    But! The Shins! They blew me away. If they came out with a live CD I would paper my bedroom walls with its cover. They added so many fantastic twists to their songs when playing live, and they sounded so full and rich. James Mercer's vocals were fantastic. All the guitar work was fantastic. The new bassist and drummer - well, I couldn't pay too much attention to them since they joined the band quite recently. More important to me were James Mercer, Dave Hernandez, and Eric Johnson. Dave was my favorite. When they covered the Beach Boys's "Girl Don't Tell Me" I'm pretty sure my sister and I were the only ones singing along, 'cause the hipsters are too cool for the Beach Boys. I went crazy, though, hopping around and screaming the lyrics. At the end Dave pointed at me/Catherine as if to commend us for our Beach Boys knowledge. It was one of the best moments of the night!

    Oh, by the way. Did I mention we were three rows from the front?!!? In between the opening band (The Delta Spirit) and the Shins, this group of hipsters tried to push in front of Katie and me, and we showed them who's boss. They said, "I'm sorry!" as if that made up for the fact that we had scored the better spots and they were trying to steal them. But they wound up just pushing us further forward, so I shouldn't really complain. We were right in front of Dave, too.

    Back to the opening - The Delta Spirit - I honestly don't remember much. I wasn't too into it because I couldn't sing along, but they did pretty well. There was a Sondre look-alike in the band! Lots of screaming, but not screamo. The lead singer will have a sore throat tomorrow (as will I). I think I quite liked their performance, but I can't remember because what came after made me block it out.

    The atmosphere on-stage when the Shins played was ridiculous. Incredible. The atmosphere off-stage was pretty bad. The lame hipsters just stood there frowning the whole time! So I tuned that out and focused on my little bubble. I sang along to every single song (with the exception of the new song they played, and one of the covers I didn't know) and my calves ached from jumping up and down. I clapped like a maniac. Head-bopped like there was no tomorrow. Screamed at the top of my lungs. The hipsters probably wanted to knock me out. I honestly don't care.

    When they left the stage Katie and I went ballistic and screamed so loudly the guy in front of us turned around and commented on our volume. Everyone was screaming and clapping for an encore, and eventually they came back on. At the end Dave called these two girls up to "play" his guitar for the end of a song. He picked two girls close to the stairs though, darn him. Oh well, he pointed at me earlier. I'd say that's better. And when they were done he tossed a setlist into the audience and the girl right in front of me caught it! Lucky. She was nice enough to let me take a picture of it, though.

    I also played the hero. In between the opening and the real show some kid dropped his phone, but didn't realize. So I picked it up and tapped him on the shoulder and gave it back to him. A hipster's gotta be sending his Twitter updates, ya know? Or texting his other hipster friends.

    One of the best nights I've had the pleasure to enjoy. I'd see them again (the first band I ever loved independently, one of my favorite bands since 8th grade, a band that means more to me than just about any other) in a heartbeat.

    Overall: A+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    P.S. Sphagnum Esplanade was EPIC.
  • Where's my mom with the car?

    15 avr. 2009, 19h11m

    1. What's your favorite song by 15?
    Steely Dan - Peg or Bad Sneakers

    2. How did you get into 20?
    Rakim Y Ken-Y - my sister

    3. Who is your favorite member in 1?
    Coldplay - our best friend Jonny Buckland!

    4. Whats your favorite lyric bit by 29?
    Tegan & Sara - dunno them very well

    5. Have you ever seen 22 live?
    Andras Schiff - he's a classical pianist, so I don't think I'll ever have the chance to

    6. What's your favorite album from 10?
    Spoon - I don't group the songs I know by them into albums

    7. Do you own any merchandise from 3?
    The Lucksmiths - yes! A shirt, a pin, and two postcards.

    8. What is a good memory you have of 7?
    Vampire Weekend - like last time, NOT that one day in Sociology, haha

    9. Is there a member of the same age as you in 2?
    Belle & Sebastian - I was just thinking the other day about how they're all in their mid-30' - early-40's. So that's a no.

    10. When did you first get into 8?
    El Canto del Loco - winter '07

    11. Who likes 4 along with you?
    Sondre Lerche - Katie and Michelle! And my sister

    12. Which song did you first hear from 16?
    Die Prinzen - Alles Nur Geklaut?

    13. What song made you fall in love with 5?
    The Shins - Girl Inform Me <3333

    14. Which song do you not like by 18?
    La Oreja de Van Gogh - uhh, I can't remember the name because I don't listen to it

    15. Why do you like 14's songs?
    Broken Social Scene - because they're good, silly

    16. Where did you first hear 6?
    The Beatles - if my memory serves me well, upstairs in the hallway of my house. I probably made that memory up subconsciously, though.

    17. How long was 19 a singer before you liked them?
    Julieta Venegas - dunno, but probably a few years

    18. Does 13 have a song that gives you a bad memory?
    of Montreal - nope

    19. When did you get into 17?
    Juanes - hmm, winter of '07? I think.

    20. How long have you been into 9?
    The Apples in stereo - about a year

    21. If 11 had a concert 300 miles away, would you drive there to see them?
    Aventura - nope, lol

    22. How many CDs do you own of 12?
    Architecture in Helsinki - none

    23. Does 21 have a song that makes you cry?
    Guillemots - nope

    24. Does 27 have a song that makes you happy?
    Across the Universe Soundtrack - wtf why is that an artist? But yes.

    25. Does 23 have a song that makes you smile?
    Stars - sure

    26. What's the last song you've listened to from 28?
    Feist - not sure. How'd she get to 28, I can't remember the last time I listened to her!

    27. Is there a song by 32 that you've listened to more than 30 times?
    Derek and The Dominos - yes, before I had an mp3 player I could get scrobbles from

    28. What is a song from 50 that you've only listened to once?
    Héctor Acosta ''El Torito'' - aaah, that weird one.

    29. Is there a song you are sick of hearing by 24?
    Various Artists - wow haha

    30. What song got you into 40?
    Conchita - Puede Ser

    31. What is your favorite single by 25?
    El Sueño de Morfeo - Demasiado Tarde

    32. If 49 hated you, what would you do?
    Raulin Rodriguez - you know, get on with life

    33. What would you say if 42 or one of the members from 42 asked you out?
    Sondre Lerche & Regina Spektor - hahahahhahh...I have a thing for adorable European people. Just, uh, hide the wedding ring, Sondre.

    34. Would you care if 41 had a boyfriend/girlfriend?
    Los Planetas - nope

    35. Who has the best voice in 46?
    The Innocence Mission - no clue

    36. Do you think 26 is/are good looking?
    Field Music - sometimes I get Stuart Murdoch vibes, and then yes.

    37. How many times have you listened to your favorite song by 36?
    The Concretes - no idea

    38. How many CDs do you own of 30?
    Frank Reyes - I have a CD of multiple artists that he is on

    39. Is there a song from 38 that makes you mad?
    Natasa Bekvalac - sometimes I get frustrated because I can't understand of Serbian haha.

    40. Which member from 31 do you want to see go solo? If 31 is only one artist, what would you do if they joined a group?
    Nena Daconte - dunno

    41. What does your favorite song from 48 remind you of?
    Chambao - Wisconsin, oddly enough

    42. Did you hate 43 at first?
    Anthony Santos - nope

    43. Does your best friend also listen to 33?
    Regina Spektor - "best friend" makes me cringe, but if it didn't I'd say yes.

    44. Do you think your parents would like 37?
    ABBA - haha yeah lol

    45. Does 47 have a song that makes you want to dance?
    Aventura (wtf, I love messed up scrobbles) - YES. Bachata = dancing

    46. Have you ever seen 34 in person?
    Jack Johnson - nope

    47. Do you like 44's name?
    The View - eh, I'm neutral

    48. Is there someone in 45 that you want to go out with?
    Amaral - no

    49. Do you know anyone that hates 39?
    Camera Obscura - nope

    50. Have you ever danced to a song from 35?
    The Concretes - nope
  • You see the world in black & white [Top 50, but

    14 fév. 2009, 1h03m

    1. What's your favorite song by 15?
    Of Montreal - Lysergic Bliss? A Sentence of Sorts in Kongsvinger? Maybe Your Magic Is Working?

    2. How did you get into 20?
    Guillemots - found them on last.fm.

    3. Who is your favorite member in 1?
    Coldplay - Our best friend, Jonathan "Jonny Boy" Buckland!

    4. Whats your favorite lyric bit by 29?
    Across The Universe Soundtrack - aaaaah, Idk, but I love the Beatles

    5. Have you ever seen 22 live?
    Various Artists - haha?

    6. What's your favorite album from 10?
    Spoon - Not sure, I don't group the songs I know by album.

    7. Do you own any merchandise from 3?
    The Lucksmiths - yes, a shirt, a pin, and some postcards!

    8. What is a good memory you have of 7?
    Vampire Weekend - hahahh definitely not that time a certain someone played them on their iPod in Sociology.

    9. Is there a member of the same age as you in 2?
    Belle & Sebastian - nope

    10. When did you first get into 8?
    The Apples in stereo - early last summer / late last spring

    11. Who likes 4 along with you?
    Sondre Lerche - Katie, Michelle, Catherine!

    12. Which song did you first hear from 16?
    Juanes - hmm...La Camisa Negra?

    13. What song made you fall in love with 5?
    The Shins - my earliest memory of them is in the car with Michelle...on my own, my earliest memory involves Gone For Good. But as of now, the song by them that makes me fall in deeper love with them every time is Girl Inform Me. [not changing anything from last time]

    14. Which song do you not like by 18?
    La Oreja de Van Gogh - I can't remember its name, but that's okay, because I don't like it!

    15. Why do you like 14's songs?
    Die Prinzen - because they're in GERMAN!! And the lead singer's voice is awesome. And their songs are funny, or at least I think so.

    16. Where did you first hear 6?
    The Beatles - My earliest memory (unless my memory fails) involves me sitting in a room where my mom was listening to them. I asked the name of the band, and she told me.

    17. How long was 19 a singer before you liked them?
    Rakim Y Ken-Y - er, Idk

    18. Does 13 have a song that gives you a bad memory?
    Steely Dan - No sir! But lots of good ones.

    19. When did you get into 17?
    Broken Social Scene - spring 2007 <333333333333333333333333333333333 (and on and on and on and on...)

    20. How long have you been into 9?
    El Canto Del Loco - a little over a year

    21. If 11 had a concert 300 miles away, would you drive there to see them?
    Aventura - haha, nope

    22. How many CDs do you own of 12?
    Architecture in Helsinki - none

    23. Does 21 have a song that makes you cry?
    Stars - nope

    24. Does 27 have a song that makes you happy?
    Frank Reyes - Tu Pide Que Te Olvide!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    25. Does 23 have a song that makes you smile?
    El Sueño De Morfeo - Demasiado Tarde!

    26. What's the last song you've listened to from 28?
    Tegan and Sara - Umm, Downtown?

    27. Is there a song by 32 that you've listened to more than 30 times?
    Derek and the Dominoes - YES, I've heard three or four of them 300 freakin' times each, thanks to Spain.

    28. What is a song from 50 that you've only listened to once?
    Raulin Rodriguez - Er, idk.

    29. Is there a song you are sick of hearing by 24?
    Field Music - aww, no.

    30. What song got you into 40?
    Los Planetas - Que Puedo Hacer?

    31. What is your favorite single by 25?
    Feist - idk. 1234.

    32. If 49 hated you, what would you do?
    San Remo - that's an album, not an artist, thanks to a bad ripping job.

    33. What would you say if 42 or one of the members from 42 asked you out?
    Conchita - I'd have to reject her.

    34. Would you care if 41 had a boyfriend/girlfriend?
    Sondre Lerche - he's married. Damn.

    35. Who has the best voice in 46?
    The Innocence Mission - beats me!

    36. Do you think 26 is/are good looking?
    Andras Schiff - hahahha I have no idea, that's classical music so it's not like I go watching music videos.

    37. How many times have you listened to your favorite song by 36?
    Håkan Hellström - idk

    38. How many CDs do you own of 30?
    Regina Spektor - none

    39. Is there a song from 38 that makes you mad?
    Camera Obscura - no?

    40. Which member from 31 do you want to see go solo? If 31 is only one artist, what would you do if they joined a group?
    Nena Daconte - er, idkkkkkkk

    41. What does your favorite song from 48 remind you of?
    Héctor Acosta ''El Torito'' - er. No clue.

    42. Did you hate 43 at first?
    Anthony Santos - nope?

    43. Does your best friend also listen to 33?
    Jack Johnson - maybe? I don't get too into the best friend dealio though.

    44. Do you think your parents would like 37?
    ABBA - heck yes, haha.

    45. Does 47 have a song that makes you want to dance?
    Aventura - I hate messed up scrobblage. But of course!!

    46. Have you ever seen 34 in person?
    Julieta Venegas - nope

    47. Do you like 44's name?
    The View - sure?

    48. Is there someone in 45 that you want to go out with?
    Amaral - nope

    49. Do you know anyone that hates 39?
    Natasa Bekvalac - I don't even know anyone know likes her, or knows who she is.

    50. Have you ever danced to a song from 35?
    The Concretes - nope