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  • Life blessed us with time, and ignorance, therefore this is the product of my…

    3. Sep. 2007, 6:28

    1. What are you listening to right now?
    Émilie Simon - Opium

    2. What song makes you sad?
    Where do i start, Joseph Arthur's A Smile That Explodes for one, and many of Jeff Buckley's.

    3. What is the most annoying song in the world?
    eeer that lady hump song i suppose.

    4. Your all time favorite?
    Simon & Garfunkel - Scarborough Fair/Canticle

    5. Your newly discovered band is?
    Not exactly newly discovered, Marilyn Manson's Tainted Love is addictive.

    6. Best female voice?
    Lisa Hannigan, Karen O, Sarah Blasko, Émilie Simon. i suppose most female R&B and pop artists like Beyonce, Mariah Carey and Christina Aguilera have amzingly powerful voices, but thats out of my preference.

    7. Best male voice?
    Jeff Buckley without a doubt. Matt Bellamy, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel.

    8. Music type you find yourself listening to most?
    A range of rock, Classical, Indie Pop.

    9. What do you listen to, to hype you up?
    Muse and Nine Inch Nails.

    10. What do you listen to when you want to calm down?
    Chopin, Ludovico Einaudi.

    11. Last gig/concert you went to?
    Midnight Juggernauts, Damn Arms and Young + Restless, great line up.

    12. Band you find yourself listening to the most right now?
    Radiohead and Midnight Juggernaut.

    13. Most hated band?
    Pussycat Doll?

    14. Song that makes you think?
    Jeff Buckley - Eternal Life,
    Modest Mouse - World At Large

    15. Band that you think the world should love as much as you do?
    Dappled Cities Fly!

    16. Coolest music video?
    Right now I have Marilyn Manson's Tainted Love stuck in my head.

    17. Music video with the most babe watch?
    The one with Scarlet Johansson i suppose.

    18. What do you play/would you play in the bedroom to spice things up?
    Jem - Come on Closer, it's a very, very sexy song =b

    19. Can you play a musical instrument?
    Unfortunately no.

    20. Ever been in a mosh pit?
    Every other week.

    21. Are you in a band?
    Nay.

    23. Ever dated a musician?
    Yes actually. A pianist.

    28. Do you wish yourself that you were a musician?
    I do but I long realised I have no talent, so it's merely a dream =[

    29. Best chick band you know of?
    Yeah Yeah Yeahs!

    31. Last song that you heard on the radio/cd...etc...?
    I don't listen to the radio.

    32. What do you think of Classical music?
    I enjoy Classical music as much as the contemporary genres we have these days. Chopin and Brahms would have to be my favourites.

    33. What do you think of Country music?
    Not my cup of tea. A bit of Blue Grass and Country Folk is nice every now and then.

    34. What do you think of Death metal?
    Yet to be ventured.

    35. Last BIG band that you saw live?
    The Cure.

    36. Are you a groupie?
    Sure why not.

    37. Do you listen to music in foreign languages?
    French, Italian, a bit of Spanish, Celtic, Mandarin, Japanese.

    38. What famous musician would you like to fuck?
    Oh wow you don't beat around the bush. Mozart, everyone likes Mozart.

    39. Worst concert moment?
    Fell in the middle of a mosh.

    40. Funny concert moment?
    José González got tangled up with the backdrop curtain and couldn't find his way through. Damien Rice playing with his back facing the audience because he refused to have photos taken.

    41. Sad concert moment?
    Well it wasn't sad, though i was overwhelmed with emotions at Damien Rice's gig.

    42. Best local act you can think of?
    Dappled Cities Fly, Red Riders, Flamingo Crash, Bells Will Ring, Sea Bellies, Midnight Juggernaut, Damn Arms, Young & Restless, Rand and Holland.

    43. If you were a musical instrument what would you be?
    Cello.

    44. Do you listen to the radio?
    Nay.

    45. Do you watch music TV?
    Rarely.

    46. Do you follow the music charts, like the top 40?
    Pfft.

    47. Have you met any famous musicians?
    Plenty.

    48. Are any of your friends/family/etc. musicians?
    Not that I know of.

    49. Song that best describes your feelings right now?
    The Boomtown Rats - I don't Like Mondays

    50. Song that describes your life?
    Right now there is nothing more fitting than Simon and Garfunkel's I Am a Rock and John Mayer's Slow Dancing In A Burning Room.

    51. Do you know the names of all the band members that you listen to?
    I alone have a hard time remember how many band member there are in Architecture in Helsinki.

    52. Does a musician’s physical attractiveness play a role in the music that you listen to?
    Sure, that's why Paris Hilton is a no no.

    53. What famous musician do you want to marry?
    hmmm Thom Yorke? or Karen O.

    53. Favourite movie sound track?
    The History Boys, Le Fabuleux Destin D'Amelie Poulain, I am Sam, Friday Night Lights, Garden State.

    55. Any musician pet hates?
    Scientology count? Otherwise snorting up your own dad would be a little too hardcore for me.

    56. What do your parents listen to?
    Mum enjoys a variety of religious jingles, she doesn't employ herself to enjoy my taste of music because i suppose the context of 'lord worshiping' or as such is non-existent in my choice of music, other than Leonard Cohen's and many covers of 'Hallelujah'. but i assured her she won't be hearing this song played in church choir in our lifetime, if i can help it. I will explain the song to her when she gets older.
    Dad I'm guessing enjoys classic rock, he introduced me to Beatles and Simon & Garfunkel.
    My 16 year old sister listens only to Eastern Pop and my little brother likes nothing but anime theme songs. you see how well i have turned out?

    57. What are you listening to right NOW?
    Marcy Playground - Coming Up From Behind.

    58. Do you wear band etc T-shirts?
    I'm wearing The Shins shirt right now.

    59. What do you think of people who do?
    That depends on the band.

    60. What music sub-culture do you feel like you belong to?
    Indie I suppose.

    61. What song is stuck in your head right now?
    Eels - I'm Going To Stop Pretending That I Didn't Break Your Heart.

    62. Do you sing in the shower?
    Aye, great way to relief stress.

    63. If so, what? If not, why not? Why not?
    Haha The Killers - Glamorous Indie Rock & Roll!

    64. Would you rather marry a musician or be one yourself?
    Be one.

    66. How important is your partners taste in music to you?
    It doesn't have to be similar, but something I could appreciate would be nice.

    67. Hanson moves in next door to you, do you go introduce yourself, or do you arrange to beat them up?
    Tea party.

    68. Sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll, you dig?
    If I was rich and famous, sure.

    69. Do you cook to music?
    I do most of my daily activities to music, excluding cooking because I don't cook.
  • 30 Seconds to Nowhere.

    8. Mai. 2007, 10:05

    Fri 4 May – 30 Seconds to Mars, Angela's Dish

    Don't get me wrong, i don't dislike 30stm, but I have to admit the gig was nowhere up to their potential standard.

    First of all, not related to the band itself, I have an uncanny hatre for The Hordern Pavillion. My heart literally sank when I heard they changed the venue to The Hordern.

    Secondly, Angela's Dish was a joke. I especially checked a few of their songs out before the gig, wasn't impressive I remembered it as, but the comforting thought was there's always a chance they might sound better live. Well I was wrong. Instrumentally, they were mediocre, and that I could stand, what got on my nerves was the flat notes, the vocal was bad enough he could'nt sing to save his life.

    Alright, after that terrible mind numbing event, came the headliner. It certainly wasn't a bad opening. Lights darkened, "O Fortuna" started playing, dramatically adding to the suspense, as I look down (yes I took a seat, the first time I ever took a seat where there is a mosh available, good view nevertheless) the crowd was growing anxious, then suddenly Jared Leto and band stormed out with a song, 'Beautiful Lie' it was? Anyway, that first 10 minutes was the height of the show, the 'crazy mothafuckers' in the mosh as Leto referred to had more of my attention than he did, don't you people feel all special now.

    Although by the end of the show, I was probably thinking about my laundry, the crowd surf was definitely worth a mention. With a fast leap Leto was off the stage, feet first (I wondered which poor bastard did he grace with his flying kick, and yelped "Jared kicked me in the face! YES!!" with a broken nose) I've read about Leto hurting himself several times diving in the crowd during his show, I see that didn't teach him much of a lesson, yet proved in future if he ever returns to the film industry, he could do his own stunts.
  • Dylan Moran = Bernard Black = Dry wit, good wine and a mouthful of cigarettes

    2. Apr. 2007, 12:50

    at Sydney State Theatre - 1st April

    It was a rather spontaneous thing to do, getting Dylan Moran tickets the day before the show while living off someone else's lunch, but if you have seen the three seaons of Black Books, you know my impulsive action was all worth it.

    This foul-mouthed Irish drunkard with unkempt or 'unkempt-able' hair, and the trademark suit of Bernard Black, who can't be seen 5 minutes without a cigarette in hand (though misplaced on the microphone stand at one point, thought his arse somehow dissolved it from his back pocket, silly Moran), but is absolutely lovable at the same time. Seeing him last night made me realised, Bernard Black isn't just a character, Bernard Black is HIM. Dylan Moran IS Bernard Black.

    I can't say the show was absolutely brilliant, the best time of my life, my mother's life, the life of a man whos' about to find out the daughter of his deceaced former Playboy centrefold partner was indeed his child, then I would be lying, and what sort of monster lies in their own blog? lying is bad, BAD, unless you do it for fun, then that I could understand....back to my point, it was possibly because the majority of the content I couldn't relate to it personally, marrige, kids, surfing during intermissions, but I definitely had a few good laughs, I only wish I remembered more than the part when he picked up the patriotic-looking koala with a cork hat and an aussi flag, "I will drown him" said Moran slowly and sheepishly as he sinks the koala into a cup of water...what happened to the memory of moments when I held my stomach gasping for air, eyes watered with tears of laughter?? slippery little devil.