The Past and Pending

June 5, 2012 at 6:40pm

List 10 musical favorites (no particular order), then answer the questions.

 

1. Corinne Bailey Rae

2. The White Stripes

3. Coldplay

4. Third Eye Blind

5. Brand New

6. Green Day

7. Interpol

8. M. Ward

9. Ryan Adams

10. Louis Armstrong

What was the first song you hear by number 5?

Jesus Christ

What are your favourite lyrics by number 6?

"Mom and Dad don’t look so hot these days, they’re getting over the hill… I’ll just wait for Mom and Dad to die…"

What is your favourite song by 8?

His cover of “I Was Meant for the Stage”

What impact has number 1 had on your life?

I think she has impaced my life in the best ways; her voice calms me and her lyrics allow me to come to realizations and even epiphanies.

When did you first get into 2?

I was either 13 or 14. My dad left a lot of their cd’s behind and they were rotting in the garage until we moved out of that house and I went through them and immediately fell in love with their sound.

How did you get into 3?

I always knew who Coldplay was, but never got into them. I just thought because they were big on the radio meant there couldn’t be much else to them. Then I was looking up the lyrics to their song, “Sparks,” and happened to read all of the comments people had left about how much Coldplay meant to them - everything changed then I guess.

What is your favourite song by 4?

Hard one. So many. Possibly “God of Wine” or “I Want You”. But there are so many others as well.

How many times have you seen 9 live?

Not yet.

Favourite album by 7?

Turn on the Bright Lights, without a doubt.

What’s your favourite song by 1?

Love, love, love her cover of Led Zeppelin’s, “Since I’ve Been Loving You”.

It’s probably one of the most beautiful songs I’ve ever heard.

How did you become a fan of number 10?

I owe that one to Jack White.

What songs by number 4 do you listen to the least?

The only two people ever associate with the band and think they are their only decent songs - “Jumper” and then whatever that other one is called that’s like super nineties and “doo-doo-doo”-y

Top two favourite songs by 5?

"Soco Amaretto Lime" and "The Boy Who Blocked His Own Shot"

Have you seen 10 live?

NO BUT I WILL.

Have you met 1?

No but I would turn gay on instant.

What’s your favourite album by 4?

Debut, self-titled.

Favourite lyrics of 2?

"Candy Cane girl, don’t you know your name, girl?"

I know that’s stupid, but it was a really crazy moment hearing that song when I first started getting into them; it was like Jack was talking to me. Yet again, yes, I know - stupid.

Which have you known the longest?

Green Day, because my dad was a big fan and I remember being pretty young and knowing the lyrics to “When I Come Around”.

Favourite song by 9?

It’s kinda funny I keep listing only covers, but I really just can’t help it. OKAY?

"Wonderwall". It’s honestly the most haunting and beautiful thing you will ever, ever, ever hear. And I don’t care if it’s in your near or distant future to hear a ghost sing.

March 25, 2012 at 2:36pm

House Party in West Campus

Dear Pearl and 28th,

You’ve never been kinder nor crueler to me. There’s bamboo everywhere with colored Christmas lights strung throughout its depths.

There’s people smoking in a circle around a pit-fire, laughing and talking quietly.

Indoors… People in the kitchen taking shots and talking shit.

And of couse, the one boy I gravitate to is the boy wearing a Flash tee shirt and red converse.

The boy who has been playing dj all night at the computer and speakers they have set up in the living room, avoiding conversation, avoiding requests of “Wocka!” and “Tayluh GANG!!” Thom Yorke, Gorillaz, and then - my heart stopped - Sage Francis. Who are you?

You’re talking to some blonde girl about Freaks and Geeks and Spaced, and she doesn’t understand your references. I want to scream, “Talk to me,” but I just creep instead, staring into bottles, laughing at things just to seem normal and intact.

And it took me until half past four in the morning to gain the courage to even speak slurred sleepy words to you.