• quiz night

    17. Jun. 2006, 23:47

    Top 20 favourite artists according to my lastfm:

    1. Elliott Smith
    First song: Sweet Adeline
    Fell in love with: Waltz #2 (XO)
    Current favorite: How to Take a Fall/Georgia

    2. Jimmy Eat World
    First song: Bleed American
    Fell in love with: Just Watch the Fireworks
    Current favorite: Chase this Light

    3.Death Cab For Cutie
    First song: Photobooth
    Fell in love with: Photobooth
    Current favorite: I Was a Kaleidoscope

    4. Jeff Buckley
    First song: Hallelujah
    Fell in love with: Lover, You Should've Come Over
    Current favorite: Grace

    5. Jawbreaker
    First song: Boxcar
    Fell in love with: Sea Foam Green/Million
    Current favorite: Accident Prone

    6. Wolf Parade
    First song: You Are a Runner and I Am My Father's Son
    Fell in love with: I'll Believe in Anything
    Current favorite: Shine a Light

    7. The Smiths
    First song: This Charming Man
    Fell in love with: There is a Light That Will Never Go Out
    Current favorite: Half a Person/Rubber Ring

    8. At the Drive-in
    First Song: One Armed Scissor
    Fell in love with: Sleepwalk Capsules
    Current favorite: Enfilade

    9. The Shins
    First song: New Slang
    Fell in love with: Young Pilgrims
    Current favorite: Caring is Creepy/So Says I

    10. Modest Mouse
    First song: Dramamine
    Fell In Love With: Gravity Rides Everything
    Current favorite: The View

    11. Bloc Party
    First song: So Here We Are
    Fell in love with: Helicopter
    Current favorite: Two More Years

    12. Jose Gonzalez
    First Song: Heartbeats
    Fell In Love With: Heartbeats
    Current favorite: Hand on Your Heart

    13. Okkervil River
    First song: For Real
    Fell in love with: For Real/Black
    Current favorite: Our So-Called Friend

    14. The Decemberists
    First song: Los Angeles, I'm Yours
    Fell in love with: Red Right Ankle
    Current favorite: Chimbley Sweep

    15. No Knife
    First song: Red Bedroom
    Fell in love with: Red Bedroom/Feathers and Furs
    Current favorite: Under the Moon

    16. The Arcade Fire
    First song: Rebellion (Lies)
    Fell in love with: Neighbourhood #3 (Power Out)
    Current favorite: Haiti

    17. Heatmiser
    First song: Plainclothes Man
    Fell in love with: Plainclothes Man
    Current favorite: Get Lucky

    18. Copeland
    First song: Brightest
    Fell in love with: Coffee
    Current favorite: Love is a Fast Song

    19. Iron & Wine
    First song: Bird Stealing Bread
    Fell in love with: Upward Over the Mountain
    Current favorite: Woman King

    20. Turin Brakes
    First song: The Optimist
    Fell in love with: Pain Killer
    Current favorite: Fishing For a Dream
  • yay!

    17. Jun. 2006, 11:17

    just got tickets to see brand new in september, they're doing a one off show in london, i'm so excited!
  • why would someone...

    3. Jun. 2006, 17:02

    do this?

    just seems so cruel

    someone needs to buy elliott smith's back catalogue
  • calmly waiting to make you my lamb

    27. Mai. 2006, 19:16

    so on the 8th may i went to see okkervil river at cargo in east london. it was a fantastic show at an incredibley small kitschy venue in shoreditch which took me ages of wandering around to find.

    somehow i managed to get in early while others got kicked out to wait in line outside. i think the management thought i was a reviewer or something because i looked quite smart with my hair done all twisty and i was wearing dark jeans, my jawbreaker shirt and a corduroy blazer. well, i wasn't going to correct them so i just hung out at the bar with a load of americans.

    the support acts were... interesting. the first was pretty much straight folky pop music, they were called the left outsides i believe and it was a girl with violin and a boy with acoustic guitar. i didn't really like them. their songs dragged. the next act was a guy called darren hayman i believe. he really rocked it out on a mandolin to kick off and i thought that was pretty cool. he had a song about peter gabriel taking a break from music which was quite amusing. i think most of his songs were meant to be humourous. i didn't like them all but he had a few fans in the crowd.

    finally, okkervil took the stage. i was glad to see that they had brought their trumpet, a steal guitar, accordian and all the trimmings. i can't remember the exact setlist (and i'm not too familiar with their early songs but i'll try!). now, i didn't consider myself a big okkervil river fan but i thought black sheep boy was a very decent concept album which is the main reason i trekked it all the way to london to see them... i wasn't disappointed.

    i met a boy just before okkervil river started playing. that was fun. they eventually they came out. the boy told me that the lead singer looked like a fraggle rock character. i couldn't see it personally and they kicked off with a king and a queen... i can't remember what they played in order so i'm just going to list songs for my memory:

    - a king and a queen
    - the lastest toughs
    - missing children
    - a stone
    - our so-called friend
    - black sheep boy
    - for real
    - black
    - ended with (pre-encore) so come back i am waiting

    the other songs i either can't remember accurately (i was on the guinness all night) or wasn't too familiar with.

    i thought they were fantastic. they really hit my soul. i mean, that line in our so-called friend (which i'd liked but never particularly liked) where will says "there's no room in your heart for even this finely sharpened dart" just hit me. the boy i was with was american and knew most of their songs because he was really into them. i was hoping that they would play black as it's my favourite by them, mainly for the "wreck his life the way that he wrecked yours". they did and it was fantastic. for real really was a highlight as well.

    they also played this song which i'm guessing is one of their older ones where will stops halfway through and gives a whole explanation before going back into it. it was fantastic.

    unfortunately i had to leave one song into the encore in order to get the last train home from paddington which was very annoying. i will definitely be seeing them when they come back to the uk. they said they were in the studio working on their new lp and would be back when it comes out. i can't wait.
  • I never thought it would happen...

    23. Apr. 2006, 11:33


    I would be ashamed if I wasn't so excited!
  • Mindless self indulgence...

    10. Apr. 2006, 7:38

    Fishing For A Dream came on randomly as I was walking to work so I walked in with a massive great big stupid grin on my face.

    I don't know why that song does that to me.
  • quiz thing

    5. Mär. 2006, 22:13

    Name your top 10 most played bands on Audio Scrobbler

    1 Elliott Smith
    2 Jimmy Eat World
    3 The Smiths
    4 Wolf Parade
    5 Jawbreaker
    6 José González
    7 Copeland
    8 The Arcade Fire
    9 Bloc Party
    10 At the Drive-In

    Now answer the questions according to the numbers:

    What was the first song you ever heard by 6?

    What is your favourite album of 2?
    Static Prevails

    What is your favourite lyric that 5 has sung?
    "Now I need a guillotine to get you off my mind" - Sea Foam Green

    How many times have you seen 4 live?
    None but I will when they come to the UK!

    What is your favourite song by 7?
    There Cannot Be a Close Second

    Is there a song of 3 that makes you sad?
    Many, randomly Please, Please, Please, Let me get what I want

    What is your favourite lyric that 2 has sung?
    Too many, ummm... "There's only air and just enough space to fit" - Just Watch the Fireworks

    What is your favourite song by 9?
    Two More Years

    How did you get in to 3?
    I think I was born into Morrisey

    What was the first song you heard by 1?
    Haha, consciously it was Sweet Adeline, unconsciously probably Miss Misery or Needle in the Hay

    What is your favourite song by 4?
    At the moment it's Sons and Daughters of Hungry Ghosts

    How many time have you seen 9 live?
    Never :(

    What is a good memory you have concerning 2?
    There are far too many, probably meeting them

    Is there a song of 8 that makes you sad?
    Maybe 7 kettles just a tad

    What is your favourite album of 5?
    Dear You or Etc cos so much is on it

    What is your favourite lyric that 3 has sung?
    "She said 'in the days when you were hopelessly poor I just liked you more'" - Half a Person

    What is your favourite song of 1?
    Independence Day, but at the moment Big Decision and The Biggest Lie

    What is your favourite song of 10?
    Sleepwalk Capsules

    How many times have you seen 8 live?

    What is your favourite album of 1?
    All of them, too hard to choose but Either/Or is as close to a perfect album as you can get

    What is a great memory you have considering 9?
    Driving with a car full of friends and the sun shining and 'Helicopter' blaring from the speakers
  • 21/10/03

    21. Okt. 2005, 13:10

    elliott <3Elliott Smith