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    I stole this direct from another message board, but I liked it a lot, thought you guys might, too.

    1. What song is stuck in your head RIGHT NOW?

    2. Who do you think is/are the most overrated artist/group in history? List as many as desired.

    3. Now name one song by them that you actually, begrudgingly like.

    4. Who is the most UNDERrated artist/group? List as many as you like.

    5. If you could be instantly granted two tickets to the show of your choice, who would you see, and who would you take with you?

    6. If you were a rockstar, what would your stage outfit be?

    7. Name your least favorite genre of music, and then name your favorite song(s) and/or artists working within that genre. I.e. I hate country, but I looooove Dolly Parton.

    8. The rag mags are all about the Strokes and how they're revolutionizing mainstream music and whatnot, but who do YOU think is REALLY the next musical savior?

    9. What song lyric most describes the way you're currently feeling about life?

    10. Is it better to burn out, or to fade away, and why?

    11. What's your favorite song(s) to listen to when you're angry? Lusty? Depressed? Ready to partaaaay?

    12. If you were standing outside your estranged beloved's house wearing a trench coat and blasting "your song" on the boombox you hold aloft over your head, what song would you choose to play to seduce your lovah back into your arms?

    13. Freestyle a four-line verse about how bad-ass you are.

    14. Now battle YOURSELF with a four-line verse that says how much badder-asseder You (Question #14 You, that is) are than Question # 13 You is.

    15. Are all pop songs really about sex, love or death? If you answer no, you must name five songs that are not about any of these subjects, in any way.

    16. For you, what is "the day the music died"?
     
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    Here's my answers...

    1. What song is stuck in your head RIGHT NOW?

    "Road to Nowhere" by Talking Heads.

    2. Who do you think is/are the most overrated artist/group in history? List as many as desired.

    1. Britney Spears
    2. Madonna
    3. Creed
    4. Pink Floyd
    5. 50 Cent
    6. Linkin Park (sorry Jeff!)
    7. The Strokes

    3. Now name one song by them that you actually, begrudgingly like.

    1. I really like "Lucky". It's embarassing how much I like it, I can play it on the guitar and I know all the word.:rolleyes:
    2. Ummmmm, I guess "Like a Prayer" is alright.
    3. I really don't like a single song of theirs.
    4. "Wish You Were Here" is the only song by them that I can tolerate.
    5. Again, I can't stand any of his stuff.
    6. "In the End" and their new single (is it "Faint"?) were tolerable the first thousand times I heard them.
    7. I actually like the strokes, but they aren't God's gift to music, like all the music rags are making them out to be.

    4. Who is the most UNDERrated artist/group? List as many as you like.

    1. Eels
    2. Cheap Trick
    3. Kylie Minogue
    4. Tenacious D
    5. Death Cab for Cutie
    6. Oasis
    7. Flaming Lips

    I could go on for hours, but I'll stop myself now.

    5. If you could be instantly granted two tickets to the show of your choice, who would you see, and who would you take with you?

    Ummmm, how about Dashboard Confessional opening for Springsteen. I'd probably take my friend Mary, because she's the only other Springsteen fan my age that I know.

    6. If you were a rockstar, what would your stage outfit be?

    Just whatever I was wearing that day. Probably a T-shirt and a pair of jeans or khakis. I don't really believe in flashy stage clothes.

    7. Name your least favorite genre of music, and then name your favorite song(s) and/or artists working within that genre. I.e. I hate country, but I looooove Dolly Parton.

    I hate country, but I like the really old-school country like Hank Sr., Johnny Cash, whoever the first big woman was (Patsy Cline?).

    8. The rag mags are all about the Strokes and how they're revolutionizing mainstream music and whatnot, but who do YOU think is REALLY the next musical savior?

    The way the industry works nowadays, there's not going to be any more music saviors. If things are going to change, they're going to be gradual so everyone can jump on the bandwagon, including fashion, MTV, etc. Kinda like with the Strokes.

    But, if I had to pick, I'd say I'm gonna be the one to change the face of music forever.:p:

    9. What song lyric most describes the way you're currently feeling about life?

    "Everything will be alright" - Dashboard Confessional's "Remember to Beathe"

    10. Is it better to burn out, or to fade away, and why?

    Burn out, it's better to go out on top than to fade into obscurity.

    11. What's your favorite song(s) to listen to when you're angry? Lusty? Depressed? Ready to partaaaay?

    angry- Springsteen's Nebraska or Eels' Dasies of the Galaxy or anything by Dashboard Confessional. Just soft, relaxing stuff, to get me out of being angry.

    Lusty- What a dumb word. Anyway, I dunno, "Let's Get it On" by
    Marvin Gaye, I guess.

    Depressed - I have a CD I've put together for when I'm depressed (I'm usually depressed over the same old stuff, anyway, might as well listen to the same music). Here's a few of them...
    "Romeo and Juliet" - Dire Straits
    "All out of Love" - Air Supply
    "If You Leave" - OMD
    "Places You Have Come to Fear the Most" - Dashboard Confessional
    "Start Over" - Abandoned Pools
    "Wonderwall" - Oasis
    "Soma" - Smashing Pumpkins
    "Somewhere Out There" - Our Lady Peace
    "Little Red Corvette" - Prince (this song has a sorta personal importance for me)

    Party music - Andrew WK's "I Get Wet", the entire album, I challenge you to listen to it all the way through, or even just one or two songs, and not want to party.

    12. If you were standing outside your estranged beloved's house wearing a trench coat and blasting "your song" on the boombox you hold aloft over your head, what song would you choose to play to seduce your lovah back into your arms?

    Probably "Romeo and Juliet" by Dire Straits.

    13. Freestyle a four-line verse about how bad-ass you are.

    I'm the baddest MC that you ever did see
    Straight outta Jersey, representin' S.C.
    Like Oren Ishi, I'll kill you while I smile
    Cuz my shit be flowin' faster than the Nile

    14. Now battle YOURSELF with a four-line verse that says how much badder-asseder You (Question #14 You, that is) are than Question # 13 You is.

    Oh, Lord. OK...

    Back yourself up before I gotta do it for you
    Your crazy-ass hair's making it hard for me to ignore you
    But before you can even act like my rhyming bores you
    I've already made you look dumb, dissed you, and destroyed you
    Word.

    15. Are all pop songs really about sex, love or death? If you answer no, you must name five songs that are not about any of these subjects, in any way.

    No,

    1. Billy Joel's "Piano Man" is about loneliness. I guess you could argue that loneliness is just an absence of love.
    2. Buckcherry's "Lit Up" is about cocaine.
    3. "Along Comes Mary" is about marijuana.
    4. Bob Dylan's "The Hurricane" is about Reuben Carter"
    5. "My Generation" and "Smells Like Teen Spirit" are about disenfranchised youth.

    16. For you, what is "the day the music died"?
    The day I broke a string on my acoutic guitar. The dream has died!!!!
     
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    1. What song is stuck in your head RIGHT NOW?
    "Every Sperm is Sacred" from Monty Python's The Meaning of Life

    2. Who do you think is/are the most overrated artist/group in history? List as many as desired.
    Man... most all boy bands and girl pop singers, e.g. Britney, Christina, Jessica Simpson, Shakira; n*Sync, Backstreet, etc. ad nausem. Also Tupac. And the White frickin' Stripes!!!

    3. Now name one song by them that you actually, begrudgingly like.
    Bye Bye Bye by n-Sync, What a Girl Wants by Christina, a few Britney songs.

    4. Who is the most UNDERrated artist/group? List as many as you like.
    Hmmm... that's really hard to say. Most of the stuff I listen to is on radio rotation on one station or another.

    5. If you could be instantly granted two tickets to the show of your choice, who would you see, and who would you take with you?
    I would see Bob Marley and the Wailers, circa 1978. I'd take my friend RJ, who is not a huge reggae fan, but at least would apprecicate the show.

    6. If you were a rockstar, what would your stage outfit be?
    Jeans and my Dragonfly-style Marley shirt.

    7. Name your least favorite genre of music, and then name your favorite song(s) and/or artists working within that genre. I.e. I hate country, but I looooove Dolly Parton.
    I don't like country either, but I do like some Hank Williams Jr. songs, and Leann Rimes is starting to grow on me.

    8. The rag mags are all about the Strokes and how they're revolutionizing mainstream music and whatnot, but who do YOU think is REALLY the next musical savior?
    Jehu's Horse (my band)! j/k. I never even heard of the Strokes. I think the next musical savior is going to be the one who bans all the brainless teeny-bop crap from the radio.

    9. What song lyric most describes the way you're currently feeling about life?
    "Just can't live that negative way... make way for the positive day!" - Bob Marley, "Positive Vibration"

    10. Is it better to burn out, or to fade away, and why?
    Burn out - if you fade away, everyone will be on your case about how you used to be so cool, but you lost it. Burn out, and you become a legend.

    11. What's your favorite song(s) to listen to when you're angry? Lusty? Depressed? Ready to partaaaay?
    Angry: Limp Bizkit, RATM
    Lusty: Jewel, female pop (e.g. Britney, etc.)
    Depressed: B.B. King (I know, how cliche), or just talk radio
    Party: live rock/reggae

    12. If you were standing outside your estranged beloved's house wearing a trench coat and blasting "your song" on the boombox you hold aloft over your head, what song would you choose to play to seduce your lovah back into your arms?
    There's this one classical artist that she loves, whose name escapes me... but probably something from him. Or a Hawaiian chant song - that's where we honeymooned, and so Hawaiian music really reminds me of our honeymoon.

    13. Freestyle a four-line verse about how bad-ass you are.
    I like to get on US Message Board
    And get people in lively debates.
    But if somebody gets me upset,
    I'll knock them in their fat, ugly-looking head with my 5-string bass!

    14. Now battle YOURSELF with a four-line verse that says how much badder-asseder You (Question #14 You, that is) are than Question # 13 You is.
    Man... it was hard enough to write four lines... now you want me to write four more?!?

    15. Are all pop songs really about sex, love or death? If you answer no, you must name five songs that are not about any of these subjects, in any way.
    Given that pop songs are written for mindless teeny-boppers, you've got to keep the subject material simple. So I would say that probably, yes, they are.

    16. For you, what is "the day the music died"?
    May 11, 1981, when the Honorable Robert Nesta Marley, O.M., succumbed to cancer in Miami, FL.
     
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    1. What song is stuck in your head RIGHT NOW? The "oompa loompa" song from Willie Wonka

    2. Who do you think is/are the most overrated artist/group in history? List as many as desired. - N Sync

    3. Now name one song by them that you actually, begrudgingly like. - None - I don't listen to that crap

    4. Who is the most UNDERrated artist/group? List as many as you like. - Lilliane Axe, Skin n Bones, I Napoleon

    5. If you could be instantly granted two tickets to the show of your choice, who would you see, and who would you take with you? Skin n Bones and I would take my son

    6. If you were a rockstar, what would your stage outfit be? Nude, I'd be getting laid if I was a rock star!

    7. Name your least favorite genre of music, and then name your favorite song(s) and/or artists working within that genre. I.e. I hate country, but I looooove Dolly Parton. - Rap - Eminem

    8. The rag mags are all about the Strokes and how they're revolutionizing mainstream music and whatnot, but who do YOU think is REALLY the next musical savior? - The music itself

    9. What song lyric most describes the way you're currently feeling about life? Skin n Bones - Cover me with Roses

    10. Is it better to burn out, or to fade away, and why? Burn out - much more fun getting there.

    11. What's your favorite song(s) to listen to when you're angry? Lusty? Depressed? Ready to partaaaay?
    Angry - Motley Crue - Wild Side
    Depressed - Guns n Roses - Coma
    Party - Puddle of Mudd - She fuckin hates me

    12. If you were standing outside your estranged beloved's house wearing a trench coat and blasting "your song" on the boombox you hold aloft over your head, what song would you choose to play to seduce your lovah back into your arms? - Melissa Etheridge - I want to come over

    13. Freestyle a four-line verse about how bad-ass you are. No can do

    14. Now battle YOURSELF with a four-line verse that says how much badder-asseder You (Question #14 You, that is) are than Question # 13 You is. Not enough time, maybe later!

    15. Are all pop songs really about sex, love or death? If you answer no, you must name five songs that are not about any of these subjects, in any way. - Yes

    16. For you, what is "the day the music died"? When we hit the 90's
     
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    You had me 'til this...

    I love the White Stripes. I don't think they're reinventing the wheel or anything, but I think they're great.

    Also, this is really weird...

    I had that song in my head all night last night! Creeeeepy!

    BTW, The Strokes play music that's really simple that sounds like it's from the 70's (they sound like Television or the New York Dolls). THeir singer really sucks and his voice is more processed than britney's. They're OK, but Spin and Rolling Stone were touting them as the best band since Nirvana.:rolleyes:
     
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    I think that the White Stripes are extremely overrated. One, they are so minimalist. Two, the whole sibling/spouse thing. While the music itself is all right, (and admittedly, the Seven Nation Army lick is really catchy, to the point of annoyance) I certainly don't think that it's as good as it's touted to be.
     
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    "Oompa Loompa doompadee doo
    I've got another puzzle for you
    Oompa Loompa doompadah dee
    If you are wise you'll listen to me

    What do you get from a glut of TV?
    A pain in the neck and an IQ of three
    Why don't you try simply reading a book?
    Or could you just not bear to look?"

    Try hearing that all day! And now I hope you all do! LOL
     
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    Well, I realize I'm not going to change your opinion here, but what the heck, I like talking about the white Stripes.

    Yeah, they're minimalist. But at a time when most bands on the radio owe as much to a computer as an amplifier, I think it's sorta refreshing to hear a guitar that actually sounds like a guitar and drums that actually sound like drums.

    As far as the sister/spouse thing, I know this is sorta a cop-out, but it's not like the two of them walk around wearing shirts saying "I'm with my sister...no, my ex-wife". It's not their fault that the media decided to concentrate on that aspect of their image.

    I dunno, I like them, you might like their earlier stuff better. Their album "De Stijl", my personal favorite, sounds a lot like Led Zeppelin, it's mostly blues with a little pop thrown in here and there. Try downloading "Little Bird" or "Death Letter", see what ya think.
     
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    Dan,

    I guess my biggest beef against the White Stripes is that I could play their stuff with ease - both guitar and drums. And I suck at the drums! And if I can pick it up that easily, it can't be that hard or involved. So I don't think that they are particularly great musicians, even if their songs are catchy. And I'm not really into minimalism, so I guess that's another strike against them! :)
    I know we won't agree on it, just want to let you know why I don't like them. I'm sure that there's a lot of people who don't like Bob Marley!
     
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    Yeah, I was raised on grunge and punk, so stuff doesn't have to be too difficult for me to enjoy it. But, I do see where you're coming from.
     

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