Because, well, I love music.

Okay. I’ve had this music meme sitting in my drafts since 2006. 2006! I remember thinking back then that “oh, I’ll just write this post tomorrow” and here it is, 10 years later! Either way, I really enjoyed this, though some of my music related memories are a bit difficult to recall.

Name 10 bands/singers you like:

1. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
2. Smashing Pumpkins
3. Blur
4. Dandy Warhols
5. Guided By Voices
6. The Strokes
7. Depeche Mode
8. The Beatles
9. Radiohead
10. Hard-Fi

What was the first song you ever heard by 6?
Last Night. The person who lived across the hall from me my junior year of college would play the album “Is This It?” all the time.

What is your favourite album by 8?
It’s a toss up between Rubber Soul and Revolver. Mid-60s Beatles just before Sgt Peppers is my favorite Beatles era.

What is your favorite song by 5?
Storm Vibrations, of course.

How many times have you seen 4 live?
0, which is sad because I now live in their hometown!

What is your favourite song by 7?
Enjoy the Silence. Boring, but true. I also like Nothing, A Question of Time, and I Feel You.

Is there a song by 3 that makes you sad?
Tender. Love’s the greatest thing.

What is your favourite lyric that 2 has sung?
I fear that I am ordinary, just like everyone. To lie here, and die, among the sorrows, drift among the days. And everything I ever said, and everything I’ve ever done is gone, and dead. Because all things, must surely have to end. And great loves, will one day have to part. I know that I am meant for this world.

What is your favourite song by 9?
No Surprises.

How did you get in to 3?
Back in the late 90s, my cousin and I would write letters to each other before she came from Florida for a visit each summer. One summer, she told me about two new albums she bought. “You wouldn’t like Sublime,” she wrote, “but I think you’ll really love Blur”. She was right.

What was the first song you heard by 1?
Love Burns, the very first time I listened to the entire album. I was sitting in my childhood bedroom sometime in November 2002, when I withdrew from my classes for the rest of the semester and moved home for a couple months. That was an interesting time.

What is your favourite song by 4?
Godless.

How many times have you seen 9 live?
Once, back in the summer of 2001 after Amnesiac came out. I even have a blog post about it!

What is a good memory you have concerning 2?
Listening to Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness for the first time, on Christmas Day in 1995. Besides that, I don’t like to recall memories pertaining to this band. There’s too much history.

Is there a song by 8 that makes you sad?
Oh yeah. For No One. Makes me cry every time.

What is your favourite album by 5?
Isolation Drills. I discovered it when I was a DJ at my first college, and of course I played it all the time.

What is your favourite lyric that 3 has sung?
I’d love to stay here and be normal, but it’s just so overrated.

What is your favourite song by 1?
Awake. Salvation. Open Invitation. Mercy. I have so many.

What is your favourite song by 10?
Tonight. Better Do Better. Living for the Weekend. Mainly, Tonight.

How many times have you seen 8 live?
Hahaha. 0.

What is your favourite album by 2?
Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, of course!

What is a great memory you have concerning 6?
I don’t have any good memories of the Strokes anymore. All my memories of them are too hard to recall these days.