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Apr 24 2010, 17:17

1. What's your favorite song by 14 (Weezer)?
Undone - The Sweater Song. Rivers' bowl haircut in the video was hilarious:

Even the glasses weren't doing him any favors ahahaha

2. How did you get into 20 (Snow Patrol)?
The beginning of Spitting Games played in the closing credits for some shitty MTV reality show, I couldn't get the tune out of my head until I found out the name of the band + song

3. Who is your favorite member in 8 (The Dandy Warhols)?

Courtney Taylor-Taylor!

4. What's your favorite lyric bit by 29 (The Flaming Lips)?
I know a girl who thinks of ghosts
She'll make ya breakfast
She'll make ya toast
But she don't use butter
And she don't use cheese
She don't use jelly
Or any of these
She uses vaseline

Song: She Don't Use Jelly

5. Have you ever seen 22 (The Smashing Pumpkins) live?
Nope aaaannndd Billy Corgan is kinda dead to me now

6. What's your favorite album from 10 (Red Hot Chili Peppers)?

Californication

7. Do you own any merchandise from 3 (Pavement)?
Nuh-uh

8. What is a good memory you have of 7 (The Smiths)?
Nothing worth mentioning

9. Is there a member of the same age as you in 2 (The Jesus and Mary Chain)?
No but Jim Reid was 22 when he formed the band in 1983

10. When did you first get into 1 (Beck)?

Buying Guero on a whim in 2005 was one of the best decisions i've ever made

11. Who likes 4 (Beastie Boys) along with you?
As far as I know, just Benny

12. Which song did you first hear from 15 (blink-182)?
All the Small Things was everywhere back in the day so you couldn't really escape it... unless you lived under a rock

13. What song made you fall in love with 5 (Nirvana)? - This was a tough one, so I'm changing the question to What did 5 (Nirvana) do to earn your respect?

Fast forward to 1:33

14. Which song do you not like by 18 (Violent Femmes)?
Song? More like Songs. I just can't get into anything beyond their self-titled album. I'll keep trying though :(

15. Why do you like 16 (The Cure)'s songs?
Robert's voice. Enough said

16. Where did you first hear 6 (R.E.M.)?
My mom always turned MTV on as background noise during my childhood, so I probably heard it there first

17. How long was 19 (The Lemonheads) a singer before you liked them?
A loooooong time

18. Does 13 (Pixies) have a song that gives you a bad memory?
Not particularly a bad memory but i'll always remember when Here Comes Your Man came on Vh1, I was really sick that day and it just did not ease my nausea :\

19. When did you get into 17 (Foo Fighters)?
When Bethie sent me There Is Nothing Left to Lose in the mail years ago

20. How long have you been into 11 (They Might Be Giants)?
Since 2008

21. If 9 (Jane's Addiction) had a concert 300 miles away, would you drive there to see them?
Depends on the venue YES

22. How many CDs do you own of 12 (A Place to Bury Strangers)?
No physical copy yet

23. Does 21 (The Presidents of the United States of America) have a song that makes you cry?
No but damn it, this question would've been perfect for EELS!

24. Does 27 (EELS) have a song that makes you happy?
I don't think Mr. E has ever written a happy song without a hint of sadness or irony. For example, between the chorus in Mr. E's Beautiful Blues ("Goddamn right, it's a beautiful day, uh-huh") E mentions how an elephant wont forget what it's like inside his cage and a clown with a frown driving to the fair while having his "finger on the trigger"

25. Does 23 (Adam and the Ants) have a song that makes you smile?
Goody Two Shoes, that drum beat is infectious :D

26. What's the last song you've listened to from 28 (My Bloody Valentine)?
Sometimes

27. Is there a song by 32 (Friendly Fires) that you've listened to more than 30 times?
Jump in the Pool: 45 times

28. What is a song from 50 (Green Day) that you've only listened to once?
Quite a few, haven't really listened to them properly in a while though

29. Is there a song you are sick of hearing by 24 (Third Eye Blind)?
Even though I like it, i'd say Semi-Charmed Life because the "doo doo doo doo"s get annoying after a bit

30. What song got you into 40 (Blur)?
Girls & Boys

31. What is your favorite single by 25 (Sonic Youth)?
Kool Thing

32. If 49 (U2) hated you, what would you do?
They'd probably have a good reason so I would do nothing, haha

33. What would you say if 42 (The Wannadies) or one of the members from 42 asked you out?
Thanks but no thanks

34. Would you care if 41 (Joy Division) had a boyfriend/girlfriend?
Ian? Not really, considering I wasn't even alive back then

35. Who has the best voice in 46 (The Lonely Island)?
Andy Samberg!

36. Do you think 26 (Foals) is/are good looking?

Yannis Philippakis reminds me of Seth Green (and I think he's cute)

37. How many times have you listened to your favorite song by 36 (Placebo)?
Pure Morning: 21 Times

38. How many CDs do you own of 30 (The Magnetic Fields)?
Sadly none

39. Is there a song from 38 that makes you mad (Does It Offend You, Yeah?)?
No but lol @ this question altogether

40. Which member from 31 (Architecture in Helsinki) do you want to see go solo? If 31 is only one artist, what would you do if they joined a group?
No one, they all fit perfectly together

41. What does your favorite song from 48 (Talking Heads) remind you of?
Road to Nowhere reminds me of this quote:
Life is a journey, not a destination.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

42. Did you hate 43 (Madonna) at first?
Not at all

43. Does your best friend also listen to 33 (Broken Social Scene)?
Yes, and his most played song is Lover's Spit (Nice one, Liam!)

44. Do you think your parent s would like 37 (The Strokes)?
She likes a few songs here and there

45. Does 47 (The Rolling Stones) have a song that makes you want to dance?
Jumpin' Jack Flash!

46. Have you ever seen 34 (Michael Jackson) in person?
No :(

47. Do you like 44's (James) name?
Yes.. I like simplicity, "James" is better than some uber-long/obnoxious band name

48. Is there someone in 45 (Suburban Kids with Biblical Names) that you want to go out with?
LOL have you seen them?! PASS

49. Do you know anyone that hates 39 (Ramones)?
Benny, again :P

50. Have you ever danced to a song from 35 (Coldplay)?
I don't think so

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