I'm in love with my top 10, here is an ode

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26. Jan. 2007, 2:45

Name your top 10 most played bands on Last.fm:
1 Manu Chao
2 Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
3 Souad Massi
4 Nitin Sawhney
5 Mojave 3
6 The Mountain Goats
7 Iron & Wine
8 Yo La Tengo
9 Bob Dylan
10 Legião Urbana

What was the first song you ever heard by 6?
Perhaps The Best Ever Death Metal Band In Denton, when I saw this question I realized how stupid this questionnaire is, but its kinda fun, too.

What is your favorite album of 2?
Master and Everyone, which means that any more questions about Will Oldham will likely have to do with this album.

What is your favorite lyric that 5 has sung?
"God will take care,
Of those who help themselves,
You look pretty screwed
send a letter."
- from Return To Sender

How many times have you seen 4 live?
British techno king? Never.

What is your favorite song by 7?
Jezebel, easy. It makes me think of some of the misunderstood women in my life.

What is a good memory you have involving the music of 10?
Trying (and always failing) to get people to get into a band based on a 9 minute song written in the 1970s in Portuguese (Faroeste Caboclo)

Is there a song of 3 that makes you sad?
Almost all of Raoui, especially Denya.

What is your favorite lyric that 2 has sung?
"I wake up and I'm fine,
With my dreaming still on my mind,
But it don't take long you see,
For these demons to come and visit me,

I've got my problems,
Sometimes love don't solve them,
But I end each day in a song."
Hard Life

What is your favorite song by 9?
This question is a bit silly in this case, but the first song of his I loved was Blowing in the Wind.

How did you get in to 3?
We had a French exchange student stay with us when I was in like 10th or 11th grade and she had her cd...

What was the first song you heard by 1?
Same thing, and she gave me the single Bongo Bong, so The first four were: Bongo Bong, Je ne t'aime plus, Mr Bobby, and Bienvenido a Tijuana. The last three are still among my favorite songs of all time (But the live version of Bienvenido.

What is your favorite song by 4?
Fragile Wind with The Pilgrim getting honorable mention for being written in limerick.

How many times have you seen 9 live?
I have a problem spending over $20 to see a show, so I've not been inspired to shell out any time he came to town. Then again I've paid quite a bit more to see Manu Chao, so the rule might be changing...

What is a good memory you have involving 2?
I once sang his acapella version of Eagle And The Hawk for a group of classmates in Germany, followed by a Vietnamese girl singing a song in her language, beautiful.

Is there a song of 8 that makes you sad?
Of course, but lets pick my favorite, Our Way to Fall.

What is your favorite album of 5?
I usually put three of there albums end to end on repeat (Ask Me Tomorrow, Excuses for Travelers, Out of Tune).

What is your favorite lyric that 3 has sung?
"Tu m'as dit oui souvent plein de sollicitude
Mais on ne danse plus ensemble et dans ma solitude
Je pense à toi, je pense à toi"
Tant Pis Pour Moi

What is your favorite song of 1?
La Vie a 2

What is your favorite song of 10?
Faroeste Caboclo (The Acústico MTV version)

How many times have you seen 8 live?
This is embarrassing, but I haven't seen them live.

What is your favorite album of 1?
The live one, called Radio Bemba Sound System.

What is a great memory you have considering 9?
In elementary school my sister's and I sang the song Blowing in the Wind with my dad sitting around a paper campfire for a talent show.

What was the first song you heard by 8?
Little Honda I think, but I didn't take notice then.

What is your favorite cover by 2?
The Eagle And The Hawk

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