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  • Bored survay at school...

    12. Feb. 2007, 16:56

    1. What are you listening to right now?
    Can't Take It In...on MySpace...

    2. What song makes you sad?
    Another Imogen song...The Walk

    3. What is the most annoying song in the world?
    Ummm...anything by Beyonce at the moment...

    4. Your all time favorite band?
    I would have to say that my first all time favorite band would have to be Coldplay.

    5. Your newly discovered band is?
    Probably my favorite newly discovered band (and by "newly" I mean about three months or so...) would have to be The Bird and the Bee.

    6. Best female voice?
    Hahaha...Imogen Heap yet again...

    7. Best male voice?
    In my opinion...? The lead singer from Keane.

    8. Music type you find yourself listening to most?
    Alternative/Indie.

    9. What do you listen to, to hype you up?
    "Hype me up"? Panic! at the Disco I guess.

    10. What do you listen to, to calm down?
    The Decemberists.

    11. Last gig/concert you went to?
    The Hush Sound last year.

    12. Band you find yourself listening to the most right now?
    The Sound of Animals Fighting or Bloc Party.

    13. Most hated band?
    Heh...I'm not too fond of Creed or Nickleback...

    14. Song that makes you think?
    Quite a few.

    15. Band that you think the world should love as much as you do?
    Actually it's not a band, it's a person...Imogen Heap, duh...(kinda ticked that her two nominations didn't get her any Grammys last night...she shouldn't have lost to the people who won...)

    16. Coolest music video?
    I love Here It Goes Again right now...but so does everyone else...haha.

    17. Music video with the most babe watch?
    LOLZ @ this question... ...I don't watch "babes"...

    18. What do you play/would you play in the bedroom to spice things up?
    Ooooo la la...haha. Ummm...Let Go?

    19. Can you play a musical instrument?
    Trumpet and piano.

    20. Ever been in a mosh pit?
    No...but that one time in the Fruitport library basement was kinda mosh pit-like...

    21. Are you in a band?
    Going to be in one actually...

    22. If yes, what kind of music does your band play and what is your role in it?
    We haven't discussed it yet...(we as in Kristi, Jill, Alex, and I...)

    23. Ever dated a musician?
    Nope.

    24. If yes, what kind of music did he/she/they play/instrument/band?
    I/haven't/dated/a/musician/.

    27. If no, would you consider?
    Haha. Yeah.

    28. Do you wish yourself that you were a musician?
    I hope that I can be at least a good one at one point in my life.

    29. Best chick band you know of?
    "Chick band"? Nope, rephrasing this question...
    29. Best female band you know of?
    All girl band? Oh, that would be either The Like or Taffy (I wish I could get my hands on one of their CDs though...)

    30. Best guy band you know of?
    You mean...
    30. Best male band you know of?
    Coldplay, Ben Folds Five, or Death Cab for Cutie.

    31. Last song that you heard on the radio?
    Something lame probably.

    32. What do you think of Classical music?
    I have to be in a certain mood when I listen to it.

    33. What do you think of Country music?
    SICK!

    34. What do you think of Death metal?
    No thanks.

    35. Last BIG band that you saw live?
    The Hush Sound?

    36. Are you a groupie?
    Nope. Are you?

    37. Do you listen to music in foreign languages?
    Yeah, I like some foreign artists. (and I have CDs in Chinese when I went to China...haha.)

    38. What famous musician would you like to have sex with?
    LOLZ @ this really...lame question.

    39. Worst concert moment?
    Don't have one.

    40. Funny Concert moment?
    Nothing hilarious...

    41. Sad Concert moment?
    ?

    42. Best local act you can think of?
    Jill. And Megan and Kevin's Sparkle Motion.

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

    44. Do you listen to the radio?
    I do now since my CD player is broken.

    45. Do you watch music TV?
    Not anymore. I see a few music videos online.

    46. Do you follow the music charts, like the top 40?
    I do actually but only because they're in magazines at work and I read them when I'm really bored. Kinda like when I fill out survays...

    47. Have you met any famous musicians?
    Greta from The Hush Sound! :^)

    48. Are any of your friends/family etc musicians?
    My aunt was a really good instrumentalist in high school but tons of my friends could be considered "musicians".

    49. Song that best describes your feelings right now?
    Whatever song would have a lot to do with being bored.

    50. Song that describes your life?
    I don't think that a song could describe it...

    51. Do you know the names of all the band members that you listen to?
    Not all of them...

    52. Does a musician’s physical attractiveness play a role in the music that you listen to?
    No. ...fine...a couple bands/artists...

    53. What famous musician do you want to marry?
    Amanda Palmer, Bjork, or Imogen Heap...but I'm not interested in girls to that's fine...

    54. Favorite movie sound track?
    Ummm...Kill Bill soundtracks? Garden State? Snakes on a Plane?

    55. Any musician pet hates?
    Yes, lots. (P.S. wtf?)

    56. What do your parents listen to?
    Really really really REALLY Christian music...

    57. What are you listening to right NOW?
    A marching band version of Hide And Seek.

    58. Do you wear band etc T-shirts?
    I have a few...The Hush Sound hoodie! :^)

    59. What do you think of people who do?
    Doesn't matter to me.

    60. What music sub-culture do you feel like you belong to?
    I don't know.

    61. What song is stuck in your head right now?
    Trogdor. haha.

    62. Do you sing in the shower?
    No.

    63. If so, what? If not, why not?
    You ask too many questions.

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

    65. What is in your walkman/discman right now?
    Ummm...iPod?

    66. How important is your partners taste in music to you?
    Very important.

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

    68. Sex, Drugs and Rock n Roll, you dig?
    Yeah dude...let me tell you...

    69. Do you cook to music?
    I cook?

    70. Do you sing in the toilet?
    I don't think anyone can fit inside a toilet.
  • Shuffle'd!

    11. Feb. 2007, 21:49

    Put your music player on shuffle.
    Post the first 40 songs that come up.
    You can repeat artists if you want.
    If you have any repeats, skip to the next track.

    01. Fighting in a Sack
    02. Them That Got
    03. She Said She Said
    04. Steady, as She Goes
    05. The Runaway
    06. Backdrifts (Honeymoon Is Over)
    07. Handshakes
    08. Dear Mr. Supercomputer
    09. Black Tongue
    10. House of Wolves
    11. Shortly Before The End
    12. Wow, I Can Get Sexual Too
    13. A Voice That Carries
    14. White Shadows
    15. Staplegunned
    16. I Was a Kaleidoscope
    17. She's Hearing Voices
    18. Not About Love
    19. Luckie St.
    20. Piano Man
    21. Finish Your Collapse and Stay for Breakfast
    22. A Wish
    23. The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide is Press Coverage (Tommie Sunshine Brooklyn Fire Remix)
    24. An Ocean Away
    25. Emergency Exit
    26. Clint Eastwood
    27. 15th Day
    28. Chiriacho Summit
    29. Birds and the Bees
    30. A Little More Time
    31. Drilling
    32. Worth The Wait
    33. R-Evolve
    34. Dirty Business
    35. Pink Moon
    36. Hotel Song
    37. Twisted Nerve
    38. Where I Belong
    39. Eli, the Barrow Boy
    40. There's Never Enough Time

    QUESTIONS:
    1. Which song do you prefer, #1 or #40?
    #40! The Postal Service!!!

    2. Have you ever listened to #12 continuously on repeat?
    I've listened to it probably about three times in a row before I think.

    3. What album is #26 from?
    Gorillaz.

    4. What do you think about the artist who did #15?
    I honestly have not really gotten into them that much...there music's good and everything but I just haven't really listened to them...

    5. Is #19 one of your favorite songs?
    Nope.

    6. Who does #38 remind you of?
    Rachel because Sia reminds me of her.

    7. Does #20 have better lyrics or music?
    oooooooo...tough...I love how he paints a story in his lyrics but I love the piano part and that's basically the song...but I'll have to go with the lyrics.

    8. Do any of your friends like #3?
    Yeah, I know Allye does since she gave me that CD.

    9. Is #33 from a movie soundtrack?
    No, no.

    10. Is #18 overplayed on the radio?
    No...has it even been on the radio?

    11. Who does #21 remind you of?
    Umm...since there's not any words in that song...I would have to say Cody because he's the one that introduced me to them.

    12. Which song do you prefer, #5 or #22?
    #22...Gregory and the Hawk is one of my favorites at the moment.

    13. What album is #17 from?
    Bloc Party EP...that's actually not the Silent Alarm version of the song.

    14. When did you first hear #39?
    Their MySpace page a year or so ago.

    15. When did you first hear #7?
    When I first bought the CD after I heard about them through Rachel.

    16. What genre is #8?
    Alternative?

    17. Do any of your friends like #14?
    Yeah, a lot of them like Coldplay.

    18. What color does #4 remind you of?
    Red.

    19. Have you ever blasted #11 on your stereo?
    It's not really a song to be blasted...no, I haven't.

    20. What genre is #37?
    Soundtrack. (Kill Bill Vol.1)

    21. Can you play #13 on any instrument?
    Nope, nope.

    22. What is your favorite lyric from #30?
    "I know my timing's bad
    so I'm forcing up an, an apologetic smile
    and just being myself
    I've gone and made my own disguise
    I was never good at talking
    but the perks are so fantastic"

    23. What is your favorite lyric from #23?
    I'd rather not quote lyrics from P!ATD since they're already over-quoted enough...

    24. Would you recommend #24 to your friends?
    If they like the Postal Service then yes I would.

    25. Is #2 a good song to dance to?
    Not really...

    26. Do you ever hear #16 on the radio?
    Hmmm...I'm not really sure...

    27. Is #32 more of a “nighttime” or “daytime” song?
    Nighttime I would say.

    28. Does #36 have any special meaning to you?
    It reminds me of driving around with Jill.

    29. Do any of your friends like #31?
    Yeah, I know that Rachel and Shannon do.

    30. Is #25 a fast or slow song?
    Slow.

    31. Is #35 a happy or sad song?
    Happpppy?

    32. What is one of your favorite lyrics from #9?
    "sunny kept his rain on
    red tape so ordinary
    love I feel like it was gone gone gone
    lets do this like a prison break,
    I wanna see you scream and shake."

    33. Is #34 better to listen to alone or with friends?
    I would have to say...alone.

    34. When did you first hear #27?
    The first time I listened to the CD after I bought it off of iTunes.

    35. Name 3 other songs by the artist who did #29:
    Again and Again, Fucking Boyfriend, and La La La.

    36. Do you know all the words to #6?
    Most of them.

    37. Does #28 have better lyrics or music?
    Lyrics...well...if you call just someone talking lyrics...

    38. What album is #10 from?
    The Black Parade.
  • Sweet Survay

    9. Feb. 2007, 3:17

    1. Which bands/artists do you own the most albums by?
    Death Cab for Cutie,Radiohead, or Ben Folds, I think...

    2. What was the last song you listened to?
    Bloc Party...I Still Remember

    3. What's in your CD player right now?
    Nothing because mine is broken at the moment... :^(

    4. What was the last show you attended?
    The Hush Sound in Grand Rapids! :^)

    5. What was the greatest show you've ever been to?
    So the guy that posted this before me wrote a novel at this point in the survay but I prefer to make my answers short and simple (except this one of course...)
    I haven't been to many shows so I would have to say The Hush Sound also.

    6. What's the worst show you've ever been to?
    Idk...Summer Cell in Muskegon has some bad ones sometimes...

    7. What's the most musically involved you have ever been?
    What a question...
    Well probably my senior year of high school when I was in marching band, orch winds, pep band, and music theory class.
    Some other people and I are looking to start a band sometime...

    8. What show are you looking forward to?
    Oooooooooooo...I think Lovedrug is going to be playing in GR sometime soon!

    9. What is your favorite band shirt?
    My The Hush Sound hoodie, duh!

    10. What's question 10?
    How many babies can you eat in a half hour?

    11. What musician would you like to hang out with for a day?
    I would LOVE to hang out with The Dresden Dolls! :^)

    12. Who is one musician or group you wish would make a comeback?
    Jill. :^)

    13. Who is one band/artist you've never seen live but always wanted to?
    The Dresden Dolls, eff yeah!

    14. Name 4 or MORE flawless albums:
    The Postal Service-Give Up
    The Hush Sound-Like Vines
    Coldplay-A Rush of Blood to the Head
    Death Cab for Cutie-Plans
    Imogen Heap-Speak for Yourself
    The Dresden Dolls-Yes, Virginia...

    I could go on all night...

    15. How many music related videos/DVDs do you own?
    Not very much...only DVDs that come with CDs...
    and Reefer Madness...

    16. How many concerts/shows have you been to, total?
    Ha. Not many.

    17. Who have you seen the most live?
    Everyone is equal. haha.

    18. What is your favorite movie soundtrack?
    Hmmm...tough one between three movies...
    Garden State
    Snakes On A Plane
    And Kill Bill Soundtracks.

    19. What was your last musical "phase" before your "phase" nowadays?
    I use to be in a big "punk phase" I guess during last summer...and here I am now...

    20.What's your "guilty pleasure" that you hate to admit to liking?
    Gwen Stefani...haha.
  • A quarter percent mainstream...

    9. Feb. 2007, 2:09

    Take your top 20 most-listened bands and find how many listeners they have.

    Broken Social Scene = 198,769
    The Sound of Animals Fighting = 22,754
    The Shins = 319,519
    Bloc Party = 308,117
    The Sounds = 57,709
    Shiny Toy Guns = 30,929
    Cursive = 120,629
    Lily Allen = 69,225
    Boards of Canada = 176,359
    Electric President = 11,689
    The Bird and the Bee = 2,999
    Imogen Heap = 152,507
    Gay Against You = 5,230
    Casiotone for the Painfully Alone = 21,093
    The Faint = 138,659
    Modest Mouse = 305,316
    Bjork = 280,974
    Gregory and the Hawk = 11,109
    Amanda Palmer = 1,075
    Coldplay = 554,717

    Total = 2,789,378

    Divide by 20.

    Average: 139,468.9

    Divide by the number of Radiohead listeners...

    Radiohead – 548,327 listeners total

    139,468.9/548,327 = .254353...

    Multiply by 100 and round, if neccessary.

    25% mainstream

    Broken Social SceneThe Sound of Animals FightingThe ShinsBloc PartyThe SoundsShiny Toy GunsCursiveLily AllenBoards of CanadaElectric PresidentThe Bird and the BeeImogen HeapGay Against YouCasiotone for the Painfully AloneThe FaintModest MouseBjorkGregory and the HawkAmanda PalmerColdplayRadiohead