• How Varied is Your Music Taste?

    27. Feb. 2010, 12:44

    First, make a list of your top-20 artists overall. Then, for each of these artists, add the 8 most similar artists to your list. Delete any duplicates, count up the number of entries on your list and this will give you some idea of how eclectic your listening habits are. A score of 9 represents an extremely unvaried musical taste while a 160 represents an extremely varied one.

    1. The Killers
    1) Franz Ferdinand
    2) The Strokes
    3) Kaiser Chiefs
    4) Kings of Leon
    5) Arctic Monkeys
    6) The Kooks
    7) Coldplay
    8) Snow Patrol

    2. Tori Amos
    9) Charlotte Martin
    10) Kate Bush
    11) Alanis Morissette
    12) PJ Harvey
    13) Sarah Slean
    14) Fiona Apple
    15) Poe
    16) John Parish & Polly Jean Harvey

    3. Shakira
    17) Paulina Rubio
    18) Nelly Furtado
    19) Thalia
    20) Jennifer Lopez
    21) La Oreja de Van Gogh
    22) Christina Aguilera
    23) Belinda
    24) Beyonce

    4.The Corrs
    25) Andrea Corr
    26) Shania Twain
    27) Natalie Imbruglia
    28) Texas
    29) Dido
    30) Sarah McLachlan
    31) Sheryl Crow
    32) Jewel

    5. Maximo Park
    33) The Rakes
    34) The Pigeon Detectives
    35) The Futureheads
    36) The Rifles
    37) Art Brut
    38) The Wombats
    39) The Maccabees
    40) Kilians

    6. Editors
    41) White Lies
    42) The Cinematics
    43) Interpol
    44) Julian Plenti
    45) The Boxer Rebellion
    The Maccabees
    46) Kasabian
    47) Maximo Park

    7. U2
    48) Passengers
    49) Bono
    50) Rem
    51) INXS
    52) Simple Minds
    53) Bruce Springsteen
    54) The Police

    8. Goo Goo Dolls
    55) Vertical Horizon
    56) Matchbox Twenty
    57) Lifehouse
    58) Counting Crows
    59) John Rzeznik
    60) Train
    61) Third Eye Blind
    62) Gin Blossoms

    9. Andrea Corr
    63) The Corrs
    64) Emma Burton
    Natalie Imbruglia
    65) Melanie C
    66) Tara Blaise
    67) Delta Goodrem
    68) Lucie Silvas
    69) Dolores O'Riordan

    10. Muse
    Franz Ferdinand
    70) Placebo
    71) Radiohead
    72) The Killers
    Arctic Monkeys
    73) 30 Seconds to Mars
    74) Biffy Clyro

    11. Hard-Fi
    75) Boy Kill Boy
    76) Razorlight
    The Pigeon Detectives
    77) The Enemy
    78) The Zutons
    79) The Automatics
    80) Orson

    12. KT Tunstall
    81) Sara Bareilles
    82) Jem
    83) Anna Nalick
    84) Nerina Pallot
    85) Amy Macdonald
    86) Rachael Yamagata
    87) Missy Higgins
    88) A Fine Frenzy

    13. Placebo
    89) IAMX
    90) Muse
    91) Trash Palace
    92) Expatriate
    30 Seconds To Mars
    93) Placebo feat David Bowie
    94) Faultline, Brian Molko & Francoise Hardy

    14. Saybia
    95) Grand Avenue
    96) Novastar
    97) A Balladeer
    98) Carpakr North
    99) Moke
    100) Kashmir
    101) Fiction Plane
    102) Racoon

    15. Matchbox Twenty
    103) Rob Thomas
    104) Tabitha's Sceret
    Vertical Horizon
    105) Goo Goo Dolls
    Counting Crows
    106) Nine Days
    107) Sister Hanzel

    16. Dire Straits
    108) Mark Knopfler
    109) Eric Clapton
    110) Queen
    111) Chris Rea
    112) Supertramp
    113) Eagles
    114) Creedence Clearwater Revival
    115) Pink Floyd

    17. Interpol
    Julian Plenti
    116) Editors
    117) I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness
    118) The National
    119) The Strokes
    The Cinematics
    120) Stellastarr
    White Lies

    18. The Cardigans
    121) A Camp
    122) Nina Persson
    123) Garbage
    124) The Cranberries
    Natalie Imbruglia (wtf)
    125) sixpance none the richer
    126) Tom Jones & The Cardigans
    127) No Doubt

    19. Jack Johnson
    128) Donovan Frankenreiter
    129) Matt Costa
    130) Zach Gill
    131) Animal Liberation Orchestra
    132) Ben Harper
    133) Jason Mraz
    134) John Mayer
    135)G. Love & Special Sauce

    20. Lunasa
    136) Flook
    137) Solas
    138) Danu
    139) Dervish
    140) Altan
    141) Michael McGoldrik
    142) The Bothy Band
    143) Liz Carroll

    143/160 ;)
  • Coke Live Music day 1

    25. Aug. 2009, 17:03

    Czw 20 VIII – Coke Live Music Festival 2009
    I went there actually only for The Killers, but it turned out that the band playing before them - James was actually pretty good. I must say they not only played great songs, but also had a fantastic interaction with the audience. Plus the lead singer seemed to be overtaken by music in the way he was dancing ;) anyway I highly encourage to have a closer "look" into their music.

    As for the Killers themselves - I will skip the part about people behaving like shit, especially at the beginning. This is simply not worth repeating - hopefully someday people will realize that you can actually have fun on the rock concert without breaking sumebody's jaw, pushing and kicking just to get to closer to the front. I mean - what the hell is a main reason for pushing to the front if you will be doing the pogo anyway and to do that you really don't care if you're in the first row or in the last one.

    So - back to the concert - the band played great. If somebody remembers them from [event=]Chorzów 2005[/event], then this time it was totally different - they were the main event and they felt it and they showed it.
    The setlist was great. Most of the songs were of course from the latest Day & Age and as I like the album, that was a very good choice of songs. Though I must say I missed Losing Touch. But they compensated playing Read My Mind and many other great songs.

    Brandon was like a volcano of energy, running around the stage, dancing and jumping on everything. Plus the stage itself looked great. He really worked on his voice, because unlike during the begining of their carrier, he really had almost no problems with keeping up with singing and running around at the same time.

    I loved some new ideas in Bling (Confession of a King) and of course the heartbreaking A Dustland Fairytale. I hope that they ment it when they said they will not make the same mistake again and come back to Poland sooner this time. Hopefully their fans will also grow up a bit ;)
  • Tonight we can be as One

    7. Aug. 2009, 17:01

    Czw 6 VIII – U2 360° Tour

    Oh yes, oh yes - this was THE concert of this summer. This was THE concert of the tour also I think - U2 live in Chorzow.
    My second U2 gig, was as great and as emotional as the first one. Though I really must say that I am not a huge fan of the latest album - No Line on the Horizon. I mean - I like (or better - liked) couple of songs and I though they were quite good, but the album as a whole was not good enough. At least that was my impression up till yesterday. I could have lived without it. Now I don't think I could do that anymore. But about the concert...
    I will skip the bad organization, great stage and all the technical details (wow those guys pulled up with to direct the lights.. i mean WOW). Let's just focus on the concert and on the music and on the band and on the public and on the interaction and on all those feelings and emotions around - I mean that leaves a lot aspects to cover anyway.

    So shortly about the support band - Snow Patrol came out pretty nice. I mean I knew them from couple of songs - mostly Chasing Cars and so on. So I did not expect that they could actually have balls enought to play such a good supporting act. I was disappointed not to have Kaiser Chiefs but now I say - give me some songs about the eyes by Snow Patrol and I will gladly listen ;) (though how many songs can you actually sing a bout eyes guys, come on :P).
    Anyway good supporting band, played well and the audience responce was great. I even think that they were a bit surprised, that people reacted to them so well. Well - that's rock'n roll :)

    But the true rock'n roll party began one hour after. first they played on the speakers Ground Control to Major Tom to give us the feeling od the space station - the huge influence begind the stage shape ;)
    But then the lights went down and after a while we could hear the first notes of Breathe - I mean that was a great choice for start. This was a song that I kinda liked, but now i really LOVE IT!!! Fantastic entrence. Then the band played No Line on the Horizon, Get on Your Boots and Magnificent almost in a row. And I must say I was surpirsed with how great those songs sounded live. I now think this is the huge power of the album - it's made to be sung live. All the "oh-oh" parts in those songs sung by 70 000 people. Come on - it just HAS TO make an impression. Plus the guitars in Magnificent - I adore them so much now... Great song.
    The band was in fantastic shape - the tempo at the beginning was so upbeat that I could hardly take it. They played those 4 FAST song first and then went on with Beautiful Day and Elevation. Throughout the songs Bono was running around the stage, singing so close to people and without any voice problems. I mean - he was AWESOME.
    And then there it was - New Year's Day and teh HUGE POLISH FLAG on the stadium, or rather - the stadium WAS a huge polish flag. Though it was the second time it happened, the feeling was still the same - overwhelming and guys from the band reacted imidiately - Bono took the "Solidarnosc" flag from a guy standing close to the stage and afterwards he said that there has to be some kind of connection between Polish and Irish nation and that Europe needs more countries like Poland. He was also speaking (or trying to) in Polish saying thanx and stuff. That was one hell of a magical moment. And not only did we made the flag - the whole telebim was in red and white colours. I mean - they did it for us as we did it for them. And it was beautiful and it was amazing... And the magic lasted for the next song - Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For. They started to play it, but the whole stadium was singing it, so Bono asked the rest of the guys to play it very silently so we all can be heard. And so it was - the crowd sang first half of the song by itself. T'was FANTASTIC! We also sang the following Stand By me snippet together with Bono :)
    Then there was acoustic version of Stuck in a Moment and Happy brithday and Sto Lat for The Edge. This was the second time I had tears in my eyes - when Bono was singingYou gotta stand up straight, carry your own way. Those tear are going noweher, baby.... I have already forgotten how I used to love the song and it totally reminded me this. Plus the Edge was singing too :)
    Also Bono sung a song for his daughter - Unknown Caller was a mervelous dedication. And the way the crowd was shoutin out the words of the song - Restart and re-boot yourself right now! and the emphasis on the ooh-oh then ;) and how Bono shouted You know the password - SOLIDARITY! Enter here!.
    Then the magic went on to the incredible The Unforgetable Fire and one of my favs - The city of Blinding Lights when the telebim went down and the stage went crazy with colours. Then the crowd went even more crazy for Vertigo and then the live version of Crazy Tonight just rocked me all the way. It was electric, it was fast, up-beat and it was great! Especially with Bono dancing and shouting some silly dance quotes ;)
    After that there was the next magical moment of course during Sunday Bloody Sunday when all stage went green :) And the song was dedicated to Iran. Everybody was singing and shouting. Tis after all one of the best songs ever. And after that - another great song and 70 000 people singing I WANT MORE IN THE NAME OF LOVE - i mean that makes such an impression!!!! just try to walk pass it not giving a damn - it's impossible not to be touched!
    And the political moments went on with Bono talking about the woman who was elected in Birma in 1992 and since then held captive in her own house just because she won the election. He asked us to held up the paper masks that were given out before the show - masks with her face. He quoted Czeslaw Niemen (having some trouble pronouncing his name) that this is a strange world and decidated the next song to her - Walk On - what you got they can't steal it, no they can't even feel it. And he asked some volunteers on the stage - normal people wearing the masks with this woman's face went around the stage. I mean some people may not like Bono being so politically involved. But i say - screw you! At least he does something. Maybe that's not gona change anything, but it will certainly help more than doing nothing. At least he does what he can.
    And to emphasis this there was a speach by some african guy who was talking to us from the telebim that we really can change everything if we all work together - work AS ONE!
    after that there was Where the Streets Have No Name and after the song Bono asked to turn of the lights on the stage and asked us to turn on our cells and create a sort of a milky way. The night was perfect - dark and silent and there was a full moon and the whole stadium was was sparkling with the mobiles and it was MAGIC once again. And in this cosmic atmosphere they played One. And the band said their thanks and byes with that song,

    but this was not the end - the whole stadium begun stamping and it sounded like an earthquake at the beginning ;) and so the band went out again - Bono was wearing a jacket that was lit with many little LED red lights and they played Ultra Violet (Light My Way) and he had this great microphone hanging from the ceiling that he was hanging on ;) this was mostly useful during the next With our without you when duing the ooooooh part Bono was tossing the mik all around the stage into the crowd.
    The show ended with Bono down on his knees singing Moment of Surrender. As he said - the night never to be forgotten.

    I will certainly alwasy remember it.

    Thanx alot to everybody who went there to make the flag happen and to the Band and I mean - till the next one!
  • Draw me a picture...

    9. Aug. 2008, 11:02

    A thing I've noticed lately while walking through my city with my walkman on is how some songs have the ability to draw pictures in my brain... And I don't exactly mean the stories they talk about, but more like traces of my memories... Not the exact memories but like a reminesence of a non specific memories. Nothing in particular - just a feeling, just a colour of the sky, of the sun...
    For instance, each time I hear Parisian Skies, A Fortnight's Time or Our Velocity I feel like I'm back in Copenhagen, riding on my bike through the city on a sunny day (which is kinda rare memory for autumn in Denmark). And it's not that I see myself on the bike, but I see the sky above me and the buildings along Andersen Boulevard moving fast as I pass them by. Actually most of the Maxïmo Park's last album songs remind me of Copenhagen and bikes... Plus Sunblasted And Set Free takes me back to the Amager Strand - the weiredst beach I've ever seen - probably because artificial. But those are only visions with blue sky and sun shining.
    The more typical danish weather memories come with Interpol. Songs like Obstacle 1, C'mere or Leif Erikson are songs of the dark and rainy streets of Norrebro - always during night, always soaked wet, with neon signs reflected on the lakes.
    And what about it? Why is this so damn interesting?
    Well I've always had this pictures in mind while listening to music, but they were usually more or less connected to the stories told by the songs. Some had my own experiences imprinted in them, some where just pure fantasies based on the song script... Like the video clips or something. Now those visions are not even close. Isn't it strange how big is the influence of the place that you've started to listen to some particular band or song? Now each time I hear Cuentame Un Cuento or 20 De Abril I see a bus going through spanish motorways, passing by all the great views of La Mancha and Andalucia and I can't figure out if it's for better or for worse - I mean have I lost the ability to make up stories based on songs, or have I gained soundtrack to the specific parts of my life, that not necessarily fit lyrically? Does that mean that I don't value the lyrics as I used to? Or maybe with such an amount of music around, the criteria have sharpened...
    But then why don't I see the bike-danish-thing while listening to Saybia or the latest Hard-Fi album, since they also come from that times?
  • Last year...

    3. Jan. 2008, 18:58

    No, I'm not gonna do another "the best of the 2007". I just wanted to write about what was 2007 in music for me. And I must say it was a rather rich year. I got to know many new bands, many new styles. I've ended up listening to the bands I've been trying not to :P Some of them even became my favs... or at least close to favs...
    on the other hand, some of my old time favs have failed me dramatically (yes, I'm talking about you Miss Andrea Corr). but it was a good year... musically speaking. I'll try to mention all the things that count... probably in alphabetical order :P

    1. Beirut - got this one from my friend Servantez and it turned out to be pretty good. Especially the latest release. I've always liked folk inspirations (figures) and this time the Balkan ones made quite an impression.

    2. Bloc Party - got to know the guys and loved them ever since I heard The Prayer. The latest album was a very well thought step and I'm glad they took it.

    3. Chris Cornell - I've always had a soft spot for him... then I got his Unplugged album and i just couldn't help and bought the latest release. I';m actually thankful that he's finished with Audioslave since I only like the first album... and i totally love his solo work.

    4. Editors - funny thing is that I got their lates CD when I was madly fascinated by Interpol and it didn't move me, since I was convinced that they were trying so hard to sound like the Interpol guys... but then my friend Llittle fought hard for those guys and she gave me the first CD... and I fell in love - first with the trio Blood, Fall, Sparks and then with the whole album and eventually with the whole band.

    5. Hard-Fi - i loved the debiut album and when I heard that they were going to release the second one this year, I was almost sure that they would have problems with the "second album syndrome". But actually they didn't. They made a very good, mature album with lost of great sounds and some fantasic choruses. And very catchy melodies too!

    6. Hot Hot Heat - I got to know this band in autumn and I really enjoyed listening to them during my stay in Copenhagen. Especially when the weather was a bit better. They have great lyrics and are fun to listen to while riding a bike. I will surelly keep them around my mp3.

    7. Interpol - this was the other band for the time in Copenhagen - the band which music was suitable for the more typical weather - rain and darkness... They were just so perfect for the melancholy of being far away from my friends. Plus the latest record and particularly the song Rest My Chemistry went straight to my top favs!

    8. Kaiser Chiefs - the band of the summer exam times. and the band of the summer too. With their new album they've just made me listen to them FINALLY, cause before I would avoid them as much as I could... and now I really don't know why...

    9. KT Tunstall - she also had the second album thing in front of her and well I guess I like the first one better, but then on the second one are couple of songs without which my world would be less... just less :P Hats of to the White Bird and Funnyman. She's like one of a very few female artist that didn't disappoint me this year.

    10. Maxïmo Park - though I HATE this stupid merge problem that last.fm has with them and when I have a bad day I would just kick somebody's ass for this :P but the band itself is brilliant :D And i was a daft idiot who didn't want to listen to them before :P though I was literally begged to :P
    Now I can listen all the time to the Books From Boxes and don't get bored. Amazing.

    11. Placebo - i just bumped into Running Up That Hill by an accident and couldn't stop listening to it for couple of days... and then I dug up all the rest of the albums and stayed in that music mood for some time... the best band for autumn depression. they never fail ;)

    12. Saybia - when I went to Denmark for this 5 months I knew only two of their "products" - Carlsberg beer and this band. and then they released the album when I was in Copenhagen and it was sooooooo fucking good. The band gets better and better with every release... Musically, vocally, lirically. Now I have two fav things in Denmark when it comes to music - Saybia and the other, less known guys - Ruhan Daisy. Both worth knowing.

    13. Supergrass - I could never make myself like the band totally... I liked couple of songs, but not so much. They were "quite nice"... And this year... I don't know - maybe again Copenhagen had this kind of influence on me, but I reached for the Road To Rouen and that just was IT!. It hit me and the guys stayed on my hdd... for good.

    14.The Killers - well ARE my fav new band and they will stay on this place for a long time if they keep on doing what they do. the b-side album was a good idea, but the best one was Dire Straits' cover Romeo and Juliett which was not only superb, but also made me get back to the Dire Straits' albums for some time. And as I like these kind of trips... i gotta thank the guys for not only NOT ruining this great song...

    15. Tori Amos - she's always in shape, she's always great and she never makes mistakes - music-wise speaking. This year's American Doll Posse is the best proof for it.. I got back to her in december and it took her only two weeks to get to my top 10. Brilliant woman... brilliant music and brilliant lyrics is what she does the best.

    Beyond all this there were also some small adventures with soft bands like Umbrellas, Turin Brakes or Death Cab for Cutie which will probably stay around for some time, since I enjoy listening to them. I also experienced a huge comeback of Maroon 5 and a smaller one of Manic Street Preachers and I think it was this year that I've started listening to The Fratellis, but I won't bet my life on it, so I just mention them here - at the end ;)

    and oh yeah - the polish band Hey recorded one of the best unplugged album in the history :P

    so i guess it was quite a busy year. hopefully the next one will be even busier!
  • Top countries...

    14. Okt. 2007, 17:00

  • How things change... survey...

    10. Jul. 2007, 16:50

    I did something very similiar once, but I like some of the questiones here better... So once again:

    1. What are you listening to right now?
    This Is What It's All About

    2. What song makes you sad?
    lots of them. I'm a very emotional person LOL XD e.g. Hurt Before or High Hopes

    3. What is the most annoying song in the world?
    Something between My Humps and Can't Get You Out of My Head

    4. Your all-time favourite band?
    Think this would be The Corrs... think so...

    5. Your newly discovered band is?
    The Fratellis and The View.

    6. Best female voice?
    I would pick Andrea Corr, though she doesn't have the BEST voice, but there is something in it, that just gets to me. She could sing to me almost everything (excluding her new single) and I would still love it.
    Then there would be also Shakira, cause she can do incredible things with her voice, probably Tina Turner and Anna Maria Jopek.

    7. Best male voice?
    Bono, Antho Kiedis... and I don't know who else. Maybe Lenny Kravitz or Brandon Flowers.

    8. Music type you find yourself listening to most?
    Think it's what you call indie these days. good music, good melodies, good lyrics.

    9. What do you listen to to hype you up?
    something from the '80s like Everlasting Love or Footloose. or Makes Me Wonder ;)

    10. What do you listen to when you want to calm down?
    Mostly Norah Jones, Saybia or some kind of irish melodies.

    11. Last gig/concert you went to?
    It's a real shame, but I guess it was back in march some kind of folk gig.

    12. Band you find yourself listening to the most right now?
    Kaiser Chiefs - they really got to me lately. Finally.

    13. Most hated band?
    I think I only have bands I like and bands that I don't give a fuck about ;)

    14. Song that makes you think?
    almost all that I listen to... e.g. Ideal World or Kody or Feel The Silence

    15. Band that you think the world should love as much as you do?
    Maybe Bal Kuzest.

    16. Coolest music video?
    Lately Ole Black 'n' Blue Eyes's knocked me out.

    17. Music video with the most babe watch?
    No idea...

    18. What do you play/would you play in the bedroom to spice things up?
    Hello Boys (piano) ;)

    19. Can you play a musical instrument?
    tin whistle and guitar (very poorly)

    20. Ever been in a mosh pit?
    a few times ;)

    21. Are you in a band?
    I'm not..

    23. Ever dated a musician?
    You can call him that...

    28. Do you wish yourself that you were a musician?
    From time to time...

    29. Best chick band you know of?
    define chick band - only chicks? mostly chicks or what? cause I know only mixed ones worth mentioning ;)

    31. Last song that you heard on the radio/CD/etc...?
    Arms Around Your Love <3 love that one ;)

    32. What do you think of classical music?
    big respect and far less knowledge ;) Though from time to time I listen to Strauss.

    33. What do you think of country music?
    Let's say I respect Johnny Cash...

    34. What do you think of death metal?
    Poor music for poor people.

    35. Last BIG band that you saw live?

    36. Are you a groupie?

    37. Do you listen to music in foreign languages?
    mostly - in english, spanish, portuguesse, italian, irish, breton...

    38. What famous musicians would you like to fuck?
    hm... tough choice... Brandon Flowers? Matt Bellamy?

    39. Worst concert moment?
    2 German guys who pushed me out during The Corrs gig. one would think that it's so peaceful during their gigs...

    40. Funny concert moment?
    Andrea dancing in the fans-made hat ;)

    41. Sad concert moment?
    Everytime when concert is ending and you know that there're just couple of minutes left and it's done...

    42. Best local act you can think of?
    in Wroclaw it would be Freak Of Nature.

    43. If you were a musical instrument, what would you be?
    guitar or tin whistle ;)

    44. Do you listen to the radio?
    Sure. Mostly to the Program Trzeci Polskiego radia ;)

    45. Do you watch music TV?
    when I'm at home - VH1 and MTV2Europe.

    46. Do you follow the music charts, like the top 40?
    like I would ;)

    47. Have you ever met any famous musicians?
    actually I did meet The Corrs once (except for Caroline who was having a baby at the moment) - lovely people. So tiny ;) and so nice XD

    48. Are any of your friends/family/etc. musicians?
    Couple of my friends - one plays drums and the other two play guitars. quite well.

    49. Song that best describes your feelings right now?
    Stranded because of the line "I'm haunted by the things I know I should've done"...

    50. Song that describes your life?
    Stupides Girl in The World - "I'm like a magnet to the ground to everything that's creeping..."

    51. Do you know the names of all the band members that you listen to?
    Only couple of them from the bands I know and like the most.

    52. Does a musician’s physical attractiveness play a role in the music that you listen to?
    in the music? hell no...

    53. What famous musician do you want to marry?
    Think they are already married :P

    53. Favourite movie soundtrack?
    Hans Zimmer's Pirates Of The Caribbean. It's fantastic!! Also The Lord Of The rings and Star Wars...

    55. Any musician pet peeves?
    some polish ones, but I can handle it ;)

    56. What do your parents listen to?
    The Animals, Tina Turner, Locomotiv GT... stuff like that.

    57. What are you listening to right NOW?
    Thank You Very Much

    58. Do you wear band T-shirts?
    I sleep in my Blind Guardian or Creed t-shirts and hang out in home in Matchbox Twenty and Beltaine ones... Does that count?

    59. What do you think of people who do?
    I don't think of them :P

    60. What music subculture do you feel like you belong to?
    I don't fit to any already created... sorry.

    61. What song is stuck in your head right now?
    Arms Around Your Love - I fell in love with that one.

    62. Do you sing in the shower?
    sure ;)

    63. If so, what? If not, why not?
    some stupid songs from the '80s ;)

    64. Would you rather marry a musician or be one yourself?
    be one I think ;)

    66. How important is your partner's taste in music to you?
    It's very important unfortunately...

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

    68. Sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll, you dig?
    hey 1 out of 3 is a good score, isn't it? XD

    69. Do you cook to music?
    I do EVERYTHING to music ;)

    70. Do you sing in the toilet?
    sorry, no ;)
  • Something beautiful's passed into my world... and someone blew it...

    29. Jun. 2007, 20:33

    "Imagine that someone's promised you the best cherry ice-cream ever. She gives you the box with a picture of this huge, juicy cherries on it and you feel like you're gonna explode every second. You're drooling all over (lol) and you're just dying to eat it. So you open the box and... There's just a piece of dull, tasteless, bland, insipid, melted cream, that's probably never even lied close to cherries."
    Change the cherries to strawberries and it's how my friend Llittle's described the new Andrea Corr album Ten Feet High. Should it be one of the best comparisons. Should it, till the moment you hear how this songs sounded like, when she composed them... Then the best comparison is that you feel as if someone has kicked you in the face. With a fucking half-turn.
    Damned lucky bastards from Japan got the bonus tracks as always and there it was. The first EPK made by Stylorouge, where she sung Hello Boys and Shame On You live, accompaning herself with just a piano... and I couldn't get my jaw up from the floor for like an hour... I still can't. Cause, I mean - how the hell is it possible that someone could have destroyed such great songs?? And how the fuck could she have let them do this???
    When I listen to these 2 songs on the album I go... hm... right, moooove on to the next one... They're just corny and boring and they give me a headache with all this racket around (and that goes also to other songs on the album). And I don't feel like there's something behind them. Some kind of deeper meaning... whatever. So I hear Andrea speaking about Shame On You being this protest song, but I don't really hear in the song these emotiones, that she speaks about. And I'm almost sure hardly anyone does. I mean - how many people would listen to the disco track's lyrics just in case there's this heavy message in it. IMHO the way it was produced, it just robs it out of the chance to deliver the message to anyone. Turns it into quite flat dance song sent to the world where nobody gives a fuck, what the hell she's singing about. Great job, Mr Hooper.

    But I could live with it (yeah, right), that I've done this really hard job od digging up through all those dreadful sounds and discovered marvellous lyrics of songs like Stupidest Girl In The World or Ten Feet High and good melodies and the meaning and everything. I mean I've got the message and since it's hurt me so much to get it (try listening to Stupidest girl... as much as I did in the row with all those creepy sounds and you can really end up as the title suggests), I figured its' importance is comparable to discovering the secret of existence... So yeah, I could really live with that... somehow...

    But then the Japanesse got Amazing as bonus and I've just had quite enough of fooling myself... It's raw and bare, and simple, and emotional and BEAUTIFUL. And it just makes me cry when I think that she could have really gone in this direction and conquer the world with her really specific point of view presented in those fantastic lyrics. Lyrics, that you can actually hear without a feeling that someone has just been cutting into your head with a blunt saw.
    Listening to this one, it makes you understand how the album could have sounded like, hadn't it been violated by this idiot that dares to call himself a producer. One would have thought that the producer should have some kind of inner-sight to songs, so that he/she could explore the true soul of them and release it. Well inner-sight my ass Mr Hooper. You blew it mr... big time...

    To summarize - I simply feel betrayed.. or maybe more disappointed and fooled. Or maybe I just don't know what to think, cause I know this songs were good at the begining.. Hell, they were GREAT. And I just don't get it how it was all smashed into pieces... and for what? cause there's one thing this album is not, and it's a breakthrough... and it really is a fucking shame.

    DAMN IT.
  • Guess The Lyrics once again

    31. Jan. 2007, 22:40

    Step 1: Open up whatever MP3 program you use and add every song in your collection.
    Step 2: Put it on random.
    Step 3: Post the first line from the first 20 songs that play, no matter how embarassing the song.
    Step 4: Post and let everyone you know guess what song and artist the lines come from.
    Step 5: Cross out the songs when someone guesses correctly.
    Step 6: Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is CHEATING!

    no spanish version this time - you know what to do ;)

    1. Leaves are falling down
    On the beautiful ground

    This River Is Wild

    2. In the howling wind comes a stinging rain
    See it driving nails into the souls on the tree of pain

    Bullet the Blue Sky

    3. Y que voy a hacer con mi despiste selectivo
    Y con mmi sueno frustrado de aprender a cocinar

    Que vuelvas

    4. Well, she's not bleeding on the ballroom floor
    Just for the attention

    Time to Dance

    5. They rule the land
    They're in command


    6. Creamsicle sky while
    the sun sets up in the west

    7. I can't have you, and I don't have money
    And if I can't have you, I don't want any.

    If I Can't Have You

    8. Tell me all about your day.
    So good to hear from you

    Tell Me About Your Day

    9. Leave me alone it's nothing serious
    I'll do it myself


    10. Full moon in the dirty sky
    That's all we can hope for

    Full Moon, Dirty Hearts

    11. I'm good to go and I'm going nowhere fast.
    It could be worse I could be taking you there with me


    12. There's a suicidal taliban for talent on the cusp
    Egyptian Musk

    13. I know that youre out there
    Born ready, but on the decline


    14. declare this an emergency
    come on and spread a sense of urgency

    Apocalypse Please

    15. I drop beats from this processed meat
    For a conversation, a meditation and

    Processed Beats

    16. Everyone's changing, I stay the same
    I'm... a solo cello outside a chorus

    Summer Sunshine

    17. I'll tell you what you wanna know
    But boy you better listen close

    Daddy's Eyes

    18. It’s in the water baby, it’s in the pills that bring you down
    Post Blue

    19. Hay una mujer hermosa
    La más primorosa, de ojitos negros, de piel gitana.


    20. So at my show on Monday
    I was told that someday

    She Moves in Her Own Way

    my winamp went easy with ya all ;)

    Blind Guardian
    Dirty Pretty Things
    Fall Out Boy
    Head Automatica
    Panic! at the Disco
    Scissor Sisters
    The Corrs
    The Killers
    The Kooks
  • Which of your top 100 have you seen live?

    20. Jan. 2007, 18:26


    1. The Killers [+2]
    2. Tori Amos[+1]
    3. The Corrs [+2]
    4. U2 [+2]
    5. Akurat [+1]
    6. Pidżama Porno [+2]
    7. Bal Kuzest [+2]
    8. Hey [+2]
    9. Beltaine [+6]
    10. Shannon [+3]
    11. Kazik [+2]
    12. Snow Patrol[+1]

    Pity I missed Razorlight....