What was the first recorded music you bought?
I believe it may have been Shannon.mp3 by Henry Gross on 45 rpm. I think the song is about a dead dog. Nothing says cheery childhood like harmonizing with a guy named Gross about a dead dog.
What was the last music you bought?
Wincing The Night Away by The Shins. I dare you to get the song Australia.m4p out of your head. I recall a bit of hoopla when they were on the Garden State soundtrack and then was recently reminded of them at Tongue Tied Lightning. Soon after, they were popping up everywhere and I was powerless to resist.
What was the first "professional" music show you ever went to?
I believe it was to see April Wine way back in my early teen days. Oowatanite.mp3
What was the last?
I think it may have been Bjork or Garbage but I can't say for sure because now I'm old. Either way, try one of these on. ArmyofMe.mp3 or Cherry Lips Go Baby Go.m4a
What's your "desert island" album?
This answer could change from moment to moment but right this second, I'd go with David Sylvian's Secrets of the Beehive. Here's why: Orpheus.m4a
What's your favorite album/song title? (the *title* , not the actual album or song).
Without much in depth thought, I'll say Short Sharp Shocked by Michelle Shocked for album title and 5 & 1/2 Minute Hallway by Poe for song title.
What's your favourite album art (include an image of it if you can)?
Most of the Talking Heads covers were pretty damned cool but for now, I'll go for the cheap visual joke (how unlike me!): I bet Julie was really happy they didn't call this around six.
Ideal choice for a karaoke song?
Group: Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
Solo (and if I could sing): Blame It On The Sun.mp3 by Emiliana Torrini.
Song you don't like that WILL NOT LEAVE YOUR HEAD if you hear it.
I start out liking it and laughing but eventually after hearing Sunshine Day on a loop in my head, I'd kill The whole Brady Bunch for a nickel.
Which is cooler? -- Vinyl? CD? Cassette? 8-track?
Although I'd go with vinyl overall, could there be anything dorkier and more fun than rocking out to KISS Alive on 8-track? I did it. Ah, the horrible fade-outs mid-song, the chunky click to the next track and then the fade back in? Classically fucked up!
and the rest of you too please.