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  • The "3 Random Songs" Game

    Set 21 2008, 0:07

    A fun little game to get exposed to new music.

    1. Click on your #4 overall artist. In the "listeners" section in the right column, click on the first listener. In that person's top tracks, listen to the first one that's available to listen in full.
    a) What is the song? "Glugged by Scorn
    b) Are you familiar with this artist/song? Not at all
    c) Briefly describe the song.
    This is an instrumental, classified as "dub" and industrial, with a steady, whipping beat.
    d) How do you feel about the song?
    A little monotonous, but I like the overall style.


    2. Think of your favorite season. Then type in that season as a tag, and go to the radio station for that tag and listen to the first song.
    a) What is the song? What's left Lulo-pei by Bacanal Intruder
    b) Are you familiar with this artist/song? No
    c) Briefly describe the song.
    Ambient, down-tempo, and happy--with lyrics that seem nonsensical.
    d) How do you feel about the song?
    Not really digging it, especially with the human "quacks."

    3. Think about the word that best describes your mood today. Then type that word as a tag, and go to the radio station for that tag and listen to the first song.
    a) What is the song? My Whore Is Infected by Mikaira
    b) Are you familiar with this artist/song? No
    c) Briefly describe the song.
    Robotic, strange, and experimental.
    d) How do you feel about the song?
    It didn't really feel like a "song"...just a bunch of robotic sound effects. Not really my thing.
  • Top Artists Survey for a Rainy Day

    Set 6 2008, 20:57

    1. How did you get into 29?
    (Collide) I think I was looking at an Amazon list someone created that listed a lot of other artists I liked, and the description of Collide appealed to me, so I checked out their stuff and loved it.

    2. What was the first song you ever heard by 22?
    (Hungry Lucy) Probably her cover of "Blue Dress" by Depeche Mode..lovely!

    3. What’s your favorite lyric by 33?
    (The Legendary Pink Dots)
    I'm just going to paste all of "When Lenny Meets Lorca" since one lyric doesn't make much sense without the other...
    I practised in the mirror, dyed my hair black desert blonde. Got dead-drunk porcupine mascara. Learned your habits, sing your songs by heart. The gestures,a ll the subtleties... You're not alone my far-off prince though only I know really what you go through. When Lenny meets Lorca, they'll walk on the water. I know they want a piece of you but I just want to share. I'll throw open all my doors for you, wear orchids in my hair. I've traced your number now and though the message says "Not there!" Hear me, my frustrated prince, as I declare "Come and meet your twin!" When Lenny meets Lorca, they'll walk on the water.

    4. What is your favorite album by 49?
    (Portishead) The newest album, Third, is amazing!

    5. How many albums by 13 do you own?
    (Miranda Sex Garden) 3

    6. What is your favorite song by 50?
    (Delerium) "Firefly"

    7. Is there a song by 39 that makes you sad?
    (Lisa Gerrard) "Sanvean" is one of my favorite sad songs ever!

    8. What is your favorite album by 15?
    (Radiohead) Kid A

    9. What is your favorite song by 5?
    (Cranes) Paris and Rome

    10. Is there a song by 6 that makes you happy?
    (The Cure) "Six Different Ways" will put a bounce in my step quickly. :)

    11. What is your favorite album by 41?
    (Slowdive) Souvlaki

    12. What is your favorite song by 10?
    (Cocteau Twins) Probably "Persephone"

    13. What is a good memory you have involving 31?
    (Sigur Ros) I remember listening to Sigur Ros as I was packing up to move to NY and feeling 100 different emotions.

    14. What is your favorite song by 38?
    (Elliott Smith) "Say Yes"

    15. Is there a song by 19 that makes you happy?
    (Devics) They are all soothing...probably "You Could Walk Forever" the most.

    16. How many times have you seen 25 live?
    (Garbage) Never.

    17. What is the first song you ever heard by 23?
    (Death Cab for Cutie) Transatlanticism

    18. What is your favorite album by 11?
    (Halou) Wholeness and Separation

    19. Who is a favorite member of 1?
    (Tori Amos) Well, Tori naturally. :)

    20. Have you ever seen 14 live?
    (Rasputina) No, every time they're in town I'm not available! One day, darnit.

    21. What is a good memory involving 27?
    (Sneaker Pimps) I remember painting my kitchen to Sneaker Pimps...another memory of mixed feelings, hehe.

    22. What is your favorite song by 16?
    (Cat Power) "He War"

    23. What is the first song you ever heard by 47?
    (Led Zeppelin) "Stairway to Heaven"

    24. What is your favorite album by 18?
    (Azure Ray) Hold On Love

    25. What is your favorite song by 21?
    (VAST) "Blue"

    26. What is the first song you ever heard by 26?
    (Eels) "P.S. You Rock My World"

    27. What is your favorite album by 3?
    (Bjork) Debut

    28. What is you favorite song by 2?
    (Nine Inch Nails) This one changes a lot, but currently "Head Down"

    29. What was the first song you ever heard by 32?
    (Zero 7) "In the Waiting Line"

    30. What is you favorite song by 8?
    (Mazzy Star) "Fade Into You"

    31. How many times have you seen 17 live?
    (Air) Never

    32. Is there a song by 44 that makes you happy?
    (The Moody Blues) "Ride My Seesaw" always makes me giggle :)

    33. What is you favorite album by 12?
    (Hannah Fury) Subterfuge EP

    34. What is the worst song by 45?
    (Claire Voyant) Hmmm, I haven't heard one that I dislike, mostly because they are so similar.

    35. What was the first song you ever heard by 34?
    (Siouxsie and the Banshees) "Cities in Dust"

    36. What is you favorite album by 48?
    (M. Ward) Transfiguration of Vincent

    37. How many times have you seen 43 live?
    (Clinic) Never

    38. What is you favorite song by 36?
    (Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions) "Around My Smile"

    39. What was the first song you ever heard by 28?
    (Violet Indiana) Probably the album "Roulette" as a whole

    40. What is your favorite album by 7?
    (The Beatles) Revolver

    41. Is there a song by 30 that makes you happy?
    (Neko Case) Hmmm, I relate her songs to a more melancholy mood.

    42. What is your favorite album by 42?
    (Massive Attack) Mezzanine

    43. What is your favorite song by 35?
    (Goldfrapp) "Utopia"

    44. What is a good memory you have involving 46?
    (Flunk) I've listened to Flunk mostly at my old job so no great memories there, hehe.

    45. What is your favorite song by 53?
    (The Shroud) "Green Velvet"

    46. Is there a song by 9 that makes you happy?
    (David Bowie) Oooh, most of them! "Magic Dance" the most, though.

    47. What is your favorite album by 4?
    (Depeche Mode) Songs of Faith and Devotion

    48. Who is a favorite member of 37?
    (Ben Fold) Hmm, lot of choices there...

    49. What is the first song you ever heard by 40?
    (The Arcade Fire) "Crown of Love"

    50. How many albums do you own by 20?
    (VAST) 3