I figured out how to get onto this thing. Now, after my second day of unscheduled paid time off, after perusing the posts of friends far and near, I am copying this quiz that beautiful and musically tasteful mama-to-be Clare grabbed from beautiful Mandy in Austin, because it'll be fun and I'm tired of reading my book and my magazines and I don't feel like cleaning my room. 'Kay. Here we go, yo.
The first instruction is to list 10 bands you like in no particular order and then there are some questions that follow. So here is my list:
1. Belle & Sebastian
2. Velvet Underground
3. Elvis Costello
4. Magnetic Fields
5. Guided By Voices
6. Sonic Youth
7. Mary Timony
8. Ryan Adams
10. Yo La Tengo
Now for the questions:
What was the first song you ever heard by 6?
Schizophrenia, I think.
What is your favorite album of 8?
Heartbreaker, baby. I want to have this man's alt.country babies.
What is your favorite lyric of 5?
"I'm Looking Inside Your House/Everything looks so nice/You're house always looks so nice/I'm looking inside your mind/Christ, it's a bloody mess/I love you, I must confess..." sticks with me.
How many times have you seen 4 live?
One gin and clove cigarette soaked night in Austin. Daniel Gill bootlegged it and I had the casette for years, though now, I'm not sure where it is. Or maybe I'm confused. I don't think the bootleg was from that show. That was from a show long before then, maybe. Anyhoo. Maybe I saw him in Atlanta, but a girl like me can't be sure of much.
What is your favorite song by 7?
golden dove..."i don't care about you/and the stupid things that you do/takin drugs, poppin' pills, yellin' out the window at girls/go away, leave me alone, go chew on a dog's bone/the only boy i ever loved/turned into a golden dove/and moved to california...
Is there a song of 3 that makes you sad?
many, many, many bring me a sweet, sweet melancholy. i love elvis costello very adolescently, it's true.
good year for the roses
"i can hardly bear the sight of lipstick on the cigarette there in the ashtray/lying cold the place you left it but at least your lips caressed it/while you passed/or the lip print on a half-filled cup of coffee/that you bought and didn't drink/but at least you thought you wanted it/that's so much more than i can say for me..."
diving for pearls
"we will be shipbuilding, when we should be divin' for pearls..."
"sweet pear, sweet pear/those who say they love you will never dare/i'll watch out for you/i'll always be there/in the hour of your despair/you need not fear..."
What is your favorite lyric of 9?
So many, but the phrase that visits me now is "she is so young and oh, i look at her and i see the beauty of the light of music/voices talking somewhere in the house/late spring and you're drifting off to sleep with your teeth in your mouth/you are here with me/you are here with me/you have been here/and you are everything"
How did you get into 8?
i stole heartbreaker from somebody.
What is your favorite song by 4?
"your eyes are long vermont roads/with a tacky song on the radio/and your eyes are kansas city/in kansas and in missouri"
all the umbrellas in london/couldn't stop this rain/and all money in tokyo couldn't make me stay/all the dope in new york/couldn't kill this pain..."
How many times have you seen 1 live?
once or twice. once? or twice? did i see them with stereolab and sonic youth? i know i saw them with stereolab. they rocked the party at the tabernacle in atlanta.
What is a good memory concerning 2?
memorizing the gift and pale blue eyes and my brother telling me how cool i was.
Is there a song by 2 that makes you sad?
sometimes you make me happy/sometimes you make me sad/sometimes you make me so happy, but mostly/you just make me mad/baby you just make me mad...i'm gonna watch the bluebirds fly/over my shoulder/i'm gonna watch them pass me by/and maybe when i'm older/what do you think i'd see?/if i could walk away from thee"
What is your favorite song by 6?
i'm feeling kinda tired in my silly head it takes a teenage riot to get me out of bed right now
How did you become a fan of 10?
v89 and tom richardson and laura minor, i believe.