Monday, May 23, 2005

Musically related questions...

This was something that my friend Bec sent me through an email which I thought was too precious to be posted in Friendster's bulletin board. Feel free to copy and paste this in your respective blogs if you wish. I found these questions rather fun to answer. Enjoy!

Q1: Your top ten singers/bands/musicians of all time?

I like lots of bands but the list below would have to the bands I will love till the day I die...

10. Sex Pistols
9. The Doors
8. Bloc Party
7. Interpol
6. Tears for Fears
5. The Beatles
4. U2
3. Joy Division
2. The Smiths
1. The Cure

Q2: Five most memorable lyrics?

5. It's different now that I'm poor and aging, I'll never see this face again, you'll go stabbing yourself in the neck -- "Obstacle 1" by Interpol

4. Why is the bedroom so cold? Turn away on your side. Is my timing that flawed- our respect run so dry? Yet there's still this appeal that we've kept through our lives -- "Love Will Tear Us Apart" by Joy Division

3. The further we go, the older we grow, the more we know, the less we show -- "Primary" by The Cure

2. I can't operate on this failure when all I want to be is completely in command -- "Pale Shelter" by Tears for Fears

1. If a double decker bus, crashes into us, to die by your side, well the pleasure, the privilege is mine -- "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out" by The Smiths

Q3: Biggest crush in the music industry?

At the moment, I would have to say Roland Orzabal... that dancing in the "Mad World" video and the shirtless look in "I Believe" just makes me go... phwoar!!!!!

Q4: Your most favourite song from your top ten favourite singers/bands/musicians?

10. Sex Pistols - "Submission"
9. The Doors - "Love Her Madly"
8. Bloc Party - "This Modern Love"
7. Interpol - "Obstacle 1"
6. Tears For Fears - "Pale Shelter"
5. The Beatles - "Fool On A Hill"
4. U2 - "One"
3. Joy Division - "Love Will Tear Us Apart"
2. The Smiths - "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out"
1. The Cure - "Close To Me"

Q5: Song that makes you laugh?

Just one? There so many stupid songs out there! Ok, probably... "United States of Whatever" by Liam Lynch

Q6: Song that makes you cry?

"There Is A Light That Never Goes Out" by The Smiths. Seriously, need you ask why?!?

Q7: Song that makes you remember of a specific moment during your high school days?

Oh dear, for some reason "Elevate My Mind" by Stereo MC keeps on popping up in my head. This song is very memorable because of my sophomore year in high school was my wildest, I reckon... of course, not as wild as my frosh year :p

Another song would have to be "Stay" by Lisa Loeb. Not only does this song remind me of the best high school year of my life (senior year), but also of my constant argument with then best mate James as to which song is better: "Stay" or "I Swear". I know, I know... all together now..."Eeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!"

Q8: Song that never fails to make you dance?

Many of these as well. To name one, it'll probably be "Take Me Out" by Franz Ferdinand

Q9: Song that reminds you of a loved one?

Of Arnie? It'll have to be "All I Want Is You" by U2. He played it on the guitar and sang it for me a few times. It was lovely!

Q10: Your most hated song?

Only one: "Baby One More Time" by Britney Spears... it was the beginning of the death of rock in the 90s. Bloody tart...

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Falling in love with Roland and Curt all over again...

Do you recognize the faces above? Any child of the 80's or music lover would know that it's Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith of Tears for Fears back when they were young, fresh, and absolutely gorgeous! (Don't you just love Roland's hair? >grin<)

Tears for Fears is definitely one of those bands that made such a huge impact on myself. From the first time I heard of them through the song "Mad World", I've been hooked, line and sinker! They were synth pop at their best and their voices were just heaven sent. Lyrical geniuses, excellent dancers (Roland anyway... just see the "Mad World" and "Change" video :p), and gifted guitarists... it was sad that they broke up the way they did, but at the same time I'm happy that they patched things up and released "Everybody Loves A Happy Ending" a few months ago.

My most favourite Tears for Fears song would have to be "Pale Shelter"...

How can I be sure?
When your intrusion is my illusion
How can I be sure
When all the time you changed my mind
I asked for more and more
How can I be sure
When you don't give me love
You gave me Pale shelter
You don't give me love
You give me cold hands
And I can't operate on this failure
When all I want to be is
Completely in command...

Didn't I say lyrical geniuses? Told you so...

I just bought the DVD "Tears Roll Down Greatest Hits '82-'92". Now I can watch Roland's totally un-choreographed shimmy over and over again!!! I've been trying to copy it... and Arnie has been laughing his arse off, the git! Just because HE can do it... >grumble, grumble<

For those who are curious as to why my partner Arnie can do a "Roland Orzabal shimmy", unlike myself he is a genuine "child of the 80's". He is 36 years old and was a teenager when Tears for Fears were in their prime. I, on the other hand, was 5 years old when I first heard "Mad World"!