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January 17th, 2007
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10 Favorite Bands?
My local radio station WXRT (a good one, by the way) is asking its listeners to choose their 10 favorite bands from a list. When I went through the list, I kept thinking of hobbitgrrl and what you'd choose - *G*. I'd say they have at least half of your favorite bands listed. Which is a bit ironic, because I rarely hear them! But you might want to go there and show your support: http://www.dat-e-baseonline.com/front/deb.asp?Action=LogIn. And perhaps others might be interested.

In fact - why don't you tell me your 10 favorite bands? Just specify whether it's off of the list or from all possible choices.

Here's mine (under a cut so as not to influence you!):

This is from WXRT's list, and it's actually 11:

Barenaked Ladies
Elvis Costello
Counting Crows
Jimi Hendrix
Nickel Creek
KT Tunstall
The Who

If they were on the list, I'd add:

Common Rotation
30 Seconds to Mars

And, once again, I badly need to create a music-oriented icon!

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Date:January 18th, 2007 02:45 am (UTC)
I can't see the list but here are mine:

The Who (my favourite all-time band EVAR!)
The Rolling Stones
Bob Dylan
Pink Floyd
The Beatles
Elton John
Jeff Buckley
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Date:January 18th, 2007 03:20 am (UTC)
Excellent choices... but you're surprisingly old-school, other than Travis and Coldplay! *G*
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Date:January 18th, 2007 03:09 am (UTC)
The Beatles
The Monkees
The Buddy Holly and the Crickets
The Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
The Benny Goodman Orchestra
The Red Elvises
The Ramones
The Residents
The Dick Dale


Screamin' Jay Hawkins

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Date:January 18th, 2007 03:21 am (UTC)
*G* "The" Dick Dale? *G*

I have to admit - I've never heard of The Red Elvises or The Residents - who are they?
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Date:January 18th, 2007 03:52 am (UTC)

new band fan?

Hey there! Long time no speak! Anyway, I wondered why I hand't seen you on MySpace supporting the new band Beecake ;-) Or have I?
They're not bad and the lead singer is to die for...
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Date:January 18th, 2007 04:12 pm (UTC)

Re: new band fan?

*G* I'm "monitoring" them, but I'm not active on MySpace - and I think he hears enough from the Billy Boyd fans! Loving their music.
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Date:January 18th, 2007 04:42 am (UTC)
I am shamelessly old school

The Beatles...always first and foremost!
The Who
The Eagles
Elton John
Billy Joel
Loggins and Messina
Dupreche Mode
Duran Duran
[User Picture]
Date:January 18th, 2007 04:11 pm (UTC)
*cough*Depeche Mode*cough* *G*

Well, they're all worldclass groups/singers!
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Date:January 18th, 2007 04:48 am (UTC)

1) Duran Duran
2) Aerosmith
3) Def Leppard
5) Chicago
6) Billy Joel
7) Simon & Garfunkel
8) Kate Havnevik
9) The Killers
10) Reba McEntire

I'm sooo old school.

How are you, love? Long time no anything.


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Date:January 18th, 2007 04:10 pm (UTC)
EXACTLY what I was going to say to you - long time, no see! Hope you're well. *smooch*

*G* Yep, very '70's and '80's. But who's this Kate Havlicek Havlnevik
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Date:January 18th, 2007 05:14 am (UTC)
Hmm, I can't see the list either. And 10 bands is going to be nearly impossible! :D But I can try...

They Might Be Giants
Sufjan Stevens
The Decemberists
Ok Go
The Long Winters
Jonathan Coulton
Tally Hall
Mike Doughty

This is very much an of-the-moment thing. There are at least another 10 bands that make it onto my 'favorite bands' list, not to mention the ones that I enjoy but don't consider to be a favorite.
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Date:January 18th, 2007 04:08 pm (UTC)
I know they had the first four, and Beck - and possibly Mike Doughty. Although I RARELY hear them play TMBG, or The Decemberists (in fact, never on the latter).

Hey! John Hodgman was on Colbert last night, talking about (*L*!) American Idol.
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Date:January 18th, 2007 12:02 pm (UTC)
Oh, what a question, there's too many to chose from... And I doubt many of my favourite bands even have a place on that website. ^_^

Diary of Dreams
VNV Nation
Vaya Con Dios
Christina Aguilera
Cypress Hill
Kelly Clarkson
Type O Negative
Billie King (Belgian talent)
Fields of the Nephilim

and many, MANY others. These are just the ones that popped in my head first. ^_^
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Date:January 18th, 2007 02:45 pm (UTC)
Huh, not a one I don't like!

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Date:January 18th, 2007 03:34 pm (UTC)
I've actually heard of more than one band for the first time through you - like Death Cab for Cutie.
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Date:January 18th, 2007 06:43 pm (UTC)
You must listen to The New Pornographers.
They are my newest music obsession.
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Date:January 18th, 2007 06:52 pm (UTC)
*G* Which album would you recommend?
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Date:January 18th, 2007 06:47 pm (UTC)
Current list (what I listen to most at the moment):

1 - The New Pornographers
2 - The Mooney Suzuki
3 - Electric Light Orchestra
4 - Blackmore's Night
5 - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
6 - Stone Roses
7 - The Who
8 - Slumber Party
9 - The Ramones
10 - Hot Hot Heat
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Date:January 18th, 2007 06:51 pm (UTC)
I've only heard of half of those! I thought you were more of a '70's girl, though.
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