last.fm survey

List your top 10 artists as played on Last.fm:
my last.fm page

1 Son Volt
2 Guided by Voices
3 Wilco
4 The Waxwings
5 Yo La Tengo
6 Teenage Fanclub
7 The Pogues
8 Elliott Smith
9 IKE
10 Big Star

Now answer the questions according to the numbers (I’ve added the names of the artists:

-What was the first song you ever heard by 6 (teenage fanclub)?
either Alcoholiday or The Concept through working at WLFR and 120 minutes on MTV

-What is your favourite album of 2 (GBV)?
Bee Thousand, but there’s so many songs in the GBV catalogue that are so good

-What is your favourite lyric that 5 (yo la tengo) has sung?
there’s probably a bunch…
georgia singing “you remind me where I don’t want to be”
ira singing “my brain’s impatient, my heart’s still willing to wait”
james singing “And I know, you know, It makes me sigh; I do believe in love”
oh there’s so many more…..

-How many times have you seen 4 (The Waxwings) live?

5 or 6, I would’ve seen them more if I could’ve but 2 of those times they crashed at my place so I did my part to support them as much as possible! I think of them as family.

-What is your favourite song by 7 (The Pogues)?
Streams of Whiskey or The Body of an American

-What is a good memory you have involving the music of 10 (Big Star)?
being so drunk at the Big Star, Yo La Tengo, Perfect, SUperdrag show @ Tramp’s in NYC with Jer and Matt, and having to ask what side of the stage Alex Chilton was on again. for the record, I’m short and we were in the back at the time of their set and I had my eyes closed for most of the Yo La’s set, so I was THAT drunk.

-Is there a song by 3 (Wilco) that makes you sad?
yep, some of the songs on Being There like Misunderstood and What’s the World Got in store are songs I listen to when I’m feeling pretty depressed.

-What is your favourite lyric that 2 (GBV) has sung?
“try to be nice and look what it gets you” I always ALWAYS quote this on a regular basis even to people who have never heard a GBV song, but it so rings true in every day life.

-What is your favourite song by 9 (IKE)?
hard to pick just one, and many of my favorites aren’t on cds or have made it into a regular rotation live. but Dandelion, Better Off Alone, Memory, Deathbed

-How did you get into 3 (Wilco)?
between being a casual Uncle Tupelo fan and falling in love with AM. I was involved in college radio so between that and spending all my free time with Jer, Paul & Adam in college, music was and is my life.

-What was the first song you heard by 1 (Son Volt)?
Windfall, Drown

-What is your favourite song by 4 (The Waxwings)?
10 O’Clock your Time, Sleepy Head, Almost All Day, Fractured, Answer to Me….
seriously, three albums, and my ever increasing love for my beloved band The Waxwings….I could go on forever.

-How many times have you seen 9 (IKE) live?
never enough, but I stopped counting. I’ve seen them in so many places, since JFPT and the transformation to IKE, I’ve managed to pop up in the strangest of places to get my fix! I’ll guess I’ve seen them at least 30 times!

-What is a good memory you have involving 2 (GBV)?
seeing them in Austin at SXSW 1995. seeing them a few times in philly, every damn show I’ve seen has been incredible!

-Is there a song of 8 (Elliott Smith) that makes you sad?
almost all of Elliott Smith’s songs make me sad, and even more so
XO is my favorite album from him and Waltz ..2 and ..1 always works for me.

-What is your favourite album of 5 (Yo La Tengo)?
hard to pick just one, but overall perhaps Electr-o-Pura or Painful

-What is your favourite lyric that 4 (The Waxwings) has sung?
“staring at a sunken sun”
I’m sure I could come up with more…that was the first that popped in my head

-What is your favourite song of 10 (Big Star)?
When My Baby’s Beside Me, Feel, Watch the Sunrise (um, yeah ..1 Record is probably my fav of theirs)

-How many times have you seen 8 (Elliott Smith) live?
sadly, never and won’t ever get to which is even more sad.

-What is your favourite album of 1 (Son Volt)?
Trace, Okemah & the Melody of Riot

-What is a great memory you have considering 9 (IKE)?
so many memories, recently the coolest was seeing them at center ice at the Spectrum after a Phantoms game

-What was the first song you heard by 8 (Elliott Smith)?
I can’t remember!!

-What is your favourite cover by 2 (GBV)?
I haven’t any idea, I think Bob Pollard has enough songs on his own.

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