1. What was the first song you ever heard by 6? Ha, The Smashing Pumpkins. I can't remember. I do remember hearing Disarm on the radio when I was little. I was aware of them even before I got into them properly.
2. What is your favourite album by 2? Bonnie "Prince" Billy. Ease Down the Road.
3. What is your favourite lyric that 1 has sung? The National. The lyrics to "About Today", probably. I'm too lazy to try and single out a line.
4. How many times have you seen 11 live? Bob Dylan. Once.
5. What is your favourite song by 7? Andrew Bird. Measuring Cups.
6. What is a good memory you have involving 20? Billy Corgan. Well. I did like it when he held my hand and gave me his setlist at the solo show.
7. Is there a song by 3 that makes you sad? Modest Mouse. There are a few. But not sad in an Elliott Smith sort of way.
8. What is your favourite song by 19? Regina Spektor. Us.
9. How did you get into 22? Mark Kozelek. A friend told me to check out the Red House Painters when I was like 15. They're one of those bands that have been there all along for me. "Retrospective" had just come out so I got it at a tiny little record store in my small town. I can't believe they even had it.
10. What was the first song you heard by 21? Iron & Wine. I can't remember.
11. What is your favourite song by 4? INTERPOL. Leif Erikson.
12. How many times have you seen 10 live? Sufjan Stevens. Only once.
13. What is a good memory you have involving 13? Tori Amos. Not quite a concrete memory, but through her I got into Neil Gaiman, and that means a lot.
14. Is there a song by 23 that makes you sad? The Polyphonic Spree. Hardly. Maybe Days Like This Keep me Warm, depending on the occasion.
15. What is your favourite album by 15? Wilco. Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.
16. What is your favourite lyric that 9 have sung? Sufjan again.
In the morning in the winter shade
On the first of March on the holiday
I thought I saw you breathing
Could be plenty of others, really.
17. What is your favourite song by 8? Great Lake Swimmers. Various Stages.
18. What is your favorite song by 16? Joanna Newsom. Clam, Crac, Cockle, Cowrie.
19. How many times have you seen 5 live? I've seen Patrick Wolf live twice.
20. What is your favourite album by 12? The Arcade Fire. Funeral.
21. What is a good memory you have involving 25? Rufus Wainwright. Listening to Want I on my first transatlantic plane trip.
22. What was the first song you heard by 18? Amiina. Whatever they opened their set with when I first saw them open for Sigur Rós.
23. What is your favorite album by 24? Smog. Supper, but then again that's the only full album I have so far.
24. What was the first song you heard by 14? Akron/Family. I'll be on the Water.
25. What is your favourite lyric that 17 have sung? The New Pornographers.
Traveling at godspeed
over the hills and trails
I have refused my call
pushin' my lazy sails
Into the blue flame
I want to crash here right now
The hourglass spills its sand
if only to punish you