October 6, 2005

I seriously cannot think of anything to post (and I'm rather busy at work as well), so I've decided to re-post my "test" from last week. I know it's just like the dreaded reruns on TV, but it'll have to do for now! Sorry!

According to my counters (got two of them, just to be on the safe side!) this blog is averaging close to 60 hits a day. Does anyone actually read it (I know a selected few ones of you are – that’s at least the impression I get) or are you all just visiting, because the “next blog” button brought you here? Obviously several of the hits are by spammers, who quickly leave with their tail between their legs, because they cannot post their pointless messages here!

So in a naive attempt to find the answer to my above question, I’ve decided to make a small test .

If you (yes YOU!) were the celebrity guest on a radio show and you were asked to pick 10 songs to be played during the show – what 10 songs would you pick?

Would you pick your favorite songs or songs that would show how eclectic your music taste is or what would you pick??

My picks (at least at this very moment) are:

Tears For FearsSuffer The Children
I have to play a song from (what probably is) my favorite albums.
Angie AparoThe American (hidden track)
No one ever seems to have heard of him, which is quite a shame, because everyone should have!
I loved it the first time I heard it and still do!
InterpolTake You On A Cruise
According to WMP I’ve played this song 97 times this year (by far the most times for any song. Precious by Depeche Mode is a distant second with 54 plays). I assume this means that I like it?
KentIstället För Ljud
Wouldn’t be right if I didn't play a song by the best band in the world
Mew - Mica
Or by the second best
Doves - Pounding
Or by the third best
If you see two idiots dancing (slowly) to this song at the mall; it’s most likely my wife and I! And she would probably strangle me if I was on the radio and didn’t play her favorite song!
Sonic YouthTeen Age Riot
The eclectic pick I guess?!?
The La’sThere She Goes or David GrayBabylon
Cannot decide which one is my favorite. And you should play your favorite song. Shouldn’t you?

Hmmmm - what happened to Radiohead, Pink Floyd, The Smiths, The Cure, Coldplay, my new favorite band The Field Mice and ???? And I seriously cannot believe that I forgot The Stones Roses and Gangway! And probably several others I cannot think of now!

Still testing ;-) So far you have made some really good picks and the number of entries has reached 8 (someone is actually reading this!)! More comments to follow some time next week!


Parklife said...

Well that's an interesting question - and not an easy one to answer. I'll pick my alltime-favourites regardless of their "exclusivity" or "coolness"... here I go:

1. Another Sunny Day "You should all be murdered"
2. Ride "Time machine"
3. Mylène Farmer "Je te rends ton amour" (or "A quoi je sers", I can't decide)
4. Kent "Mannen i den vita hatten"
5. Depeche Mode "Never let me down again"
6. Mew "Snow brigade"
7. OMD "Enola gay"
8. The Field Mice "Sensitive"
9. JJ72 "Snow" or "Guidance"
10. The Cure "A short term effect" (not REALLY one of my all time favourites but I've just listened to this song and it's fantastic!)
10b. Moi Caprice "My girl you blush" :-)

And not to mention "What difference does it make?" by The Smiths or "The boy with the arab strap" by Belle & Sebastian and... and... and... :-)

Chris said...

oh... wasn't there a scene in High Fidelity where Rob had to decide quickly on his best 5 songs? And he couldn't come up with the ones he really liked? Well, that's what I'm doing now: just thinking of 10 great songs that I can listen to over and over again... probably gonna regret some of them the moment I'll click on publish! ;)

1. Mew - Comforting Sounds (no question!!!)
2. Porcupine Tree - Russia On Ice
3. Billy Joel - Good Night Saigon
4. Genesis - Firth Of Fifth
5. U2 - One
6. Archive - Again
7. Emmylou Harris - Red Dirt Girl
8. Manic Street Preachers - The Everlasting
9. Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb (this should probably further up)
10. Supertramp - Crime Of The Century

this is hard!!!

Anonymous said...

i read this blog, you have excellent taste in music.

my top 10

interpol - "the specialist"
radiohead - "fake plastic streets"
sigur ros - "untitled #1"
bjork - "all is full of love"
the smiths - "there is a light that never goes out"
echo and the bunnymen - "the killing moon"
the cure - "friday i'm in love"
stellastarr* - "on my own"
jeff buckley - "lover you should've come over"
beach boys - "god only knows"

Anonymous said...

that was me, mishie

Thiago Forrest Gump said...

Live in Rock and Roll!

ihavelostmytwiglets said...

Celebrity guest? Hmmmmmmmm.......

I would ask them to play:

* Do You Remember Rock and Roll Radio by the Ramones.
* Personality Crisis by the New York Dolls.
* Brown Sugar by the Rolling Stones.
* Tuna in the Brine by Silverchair.
* Common People by Pulp.
* Reason is Treason by Kasabian.
* Not Now John by Pink Floyd (just to annoy the censors)
* Hush by Deep Purple
* Straight to Hell by the Clash
* Trouble in the Message Centre by Blur.

Not really sure of the ordering though.

Anders said...

Ten songs, eh? Well, today my list will look something like this:

1. Bloc Party: 'Two More Years'
2. Kent: 'Stoppa Mig Juni'
3. Interpol: 'Take You On A Cruise'
4. Leonard Cohen: 'Famous Blue Raincoat'
5. Larsen & Furious Jane: 'The Wind In Your Sails Is Gone'
6. Eels: 'Whatever Happened To Soy Bomb?'
7. David Bowie: 'Andy Warhol'
8. Håkan Hellström: 'Gårdakvarnar Och Skit'
9. Bright Eyes: 'Haligh, Haligh, A Lie, Haligh'
10. The Arcade Fire: 'Cold Wind'

In no particular order.

Trying to find your ten all-time favourites is virtually impossible.

Karla said...

Thats a really tough question. I'm going to go for my mood at the moment, which is mellow, because my top ten is all over the place.

1. Anything by Coldplay, but if I had to pick only one...it would be Trouble
2. Paint it Black - Rolling Stones
3. Hey Jude - The Beatles
4. Sarah McLaughlin - Hold On
5. Toad the Wet Sprocket - Come Back Down
5. Natalie Merchant - Jealousy
6. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Zephyr
7. White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
8. David Bowie - Dancing with Myself
9. Bangles - Hazy Shade of Winter
10. John Mellencamp - Paper in Fire

Deb said...

Man, that's tough because I love so many songs, and some groups I have a hard time picking just one song. So... here's my list:

1. Depeche Mode - But Not Tonight
2. Erasure - Blue Savannah
3. The Connells - '74-'75
4. Peter Murphy - All Night Long
5. A-ha - Sun Always Shines On TV
6. The KLF - What Time Is Love?
7.The Stranglers - Golden Brown
8. Iris - Annie Would I Lie To You
9. Blue Peter - Don't Walk Past
10. Dimbodius - Struck By The Sadness of Love

Love me my 80s alternative synthpop stuff... :-)

Parklife said...

I never heard of Dimbodius before but just checked them out - these guys are really really good! (And they surely have listened to Coldplay... :-)

Bobby the Blue Baxojayz said...

I like a lot of stuff, so I'll just rattle off teh first 10 that come to mind. NO method to the madness:

1. Karma Police - Radiohead
2. Roundabout - YES
3. Tommy the Cat - Primus
4. Stop - Jane's Addiction
5. Tragedy >For You< - Front242
6. Zero - Smashing Pumpkins
7. Consider This - Filter
8. I'm With Stupid - Static X
9. A Perfect Drug - NIN
10. POssum Kingdom - Toadies

Michael said...

1 Ween - Push the little dasies
2 Underworld - Mmmm skyscraper, I love you
3 King Missile - Dishwasher
4 The Cure - 10:15 (or three imaginary boys... not sure which)
5 The Smashing Pumpkins - Obscured
6 Orb - Little Fluffy Clouds
7 Bauhaus - All we ever wanted
8 Boo Radleys - Lazarus
9 English Beat - Mirror in the Bathroom
10 De La Soul - Falling (Maybe change that to Johnny Cash's remake of 'Hurt'?)

Guess I went with the eclectic route. But this music I picked today reflected my mood at this moment...