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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Chart Riggerversary: Six Random Facts About Me, Six Random Facts About You

Pull out the party hats—today marks six years since Chart Rigger went online! Yee-hawzoo! In honor of this monumental historical achievement, I thought that, rather than bore you with some sappy trash, it would be classy to tell you six random facts about myself you might not have known (or really cared about to begin with).

AND THEN why don't ye brave souls among us take the same six points in bold below and answer them in the comments. Awwww—it'll be like we're speed-dating.

1. When I was a kid, I wanted to grow up to be _________.
A comic book writer/artist for DC. I used to draw my own comics, color them with Crayola magic markers and make my parents read them.

2. The first album I ever bought on CD:
UB40, Labor Of Love II. A few days after Christmas 1989

3. My favorite movie (or at least one of them):
Taxi Driver. I had never seen it until my mom bought me the video when I was on a big De Niro kick my freshman year of college.

4. Favorite artist someone else turned me on to:
Saint Etienne. I bought Foxbase Alpha in spring 1991, but didn't truly become a fan until Moogaboo put "He's On The Phone" on a mixtape he gave to me at Christmas 1995.

5. Album everyone loves that I tried to get into but found to be as dull as a dead hooker's non-moving mouth:
Janelle Monae, The ArchAndroid

6. Song that played during a memorable makeout session:
Enigma, "Return To Innocence." First time I kissed a boy. His CD single was on repeat for two hours in his dorm room.

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  • At 7:31 PM, Blogger Oliveira said…

    Oooh! I love those! I feel like I'm interesting or something.

    1. When I was a kid, I wanted to grow up to be a pop star. Or a graphic designer. Getting your #2 dream job is good, right?

    2. The first album I ever bought on CD: Pet Shop Boys, Behaviour.

    3. My favourite movie: The Hours. Everything about it is just so incredibly, amazingly perfect. Kidman's nose. Moore's housewife-on-the-verge-of-mental-breakdown delivery. Streep's "no reason" bit. Ed Harris's everything. Philip Glass's music. I could go on. :$

    4. Favorite artist someone else turned me on to: Zazie. My ex did a lot of bad things to me and some really, really good things, and introducing me to Zazie counts in his favour.

    5. Album everyone loves that I tried to get into but found to be as dull as a dead hooker's non-moving mouth: Radiohead's Kid A (and you are so, so wrong about Janelle's ArchAndroid!!!!!)

    6. Song that played during a memorable makeout session: Can we settle for tonight's makeout session? Janet Jackson, the Rock Witchu tour bootleg. Love you Janet. Love you makeout sessions. :)

    So, would you date me? (If not for the fact I had a makeout session tonight with someone else, which clearly would mean I am a slut if I wanted to date you now.)

     
  • At 8:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    When did you move to Dallas?

     
  • At 8:33 PM, Blogger Pure J.Me said…

    1. When I was a kid, I wanted to grow up to be a teacher. But the older I became, the less I cared to be around children aged 2-18.

    2. The first album I ever bought on CD: I think it was The B-52s "Cosmic Thing" I bought a portable DVD player right after I graduated high school, and I believe I bought this while I was attending a summer session at Millersville University.

    3. My favourite movie: "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" Yes, my love affair with Sarah Jessica Parker dates back to her pre-"Sex and the City" days.


    4. Favorite artist someone else turned me on to: Girls Aloud. I know, I know. I had written the pop tarts off as just another UK girl group (i.e. All Saints, Sugababes, B*Witched), but when a friend suggested I listen "Tangled Up", I did so begrudgingly and I fell in love. I still however cant get into any of their stuff prior to "Tangled Up".

    5. Album everyone loves that I tried to get into but found to be as dull as a dead hooker's non-moving mouth: Justin Timberlake "FutureSex/Lovesounds". The horrid "Sexy Back" ruined 2006 for me.

    6. Song that played during a memorable makeout session: What's a makeout session?

     
  • At 8:38 PM, Blogger Jef said…

    1. When I was a kid, I wanted to grow up to be _________.

    I wanted to be a paleontologist; I dreamed of being a talking head on PBS documentaries. My second choice was taste-testing for the Hershey Company.

    2. The first album I ever bought on CD:

    I bought Deep Sea Skiving by Bananarama, even though I didn't own a CD player. It was the only way to obtain "Aie a Mwana" at the time, and I dubbed it onto cassette at school.

    3. My favorite movie (or at least one of them):

    Pee Wee's Big Adventure is my Big Lebowski. Who can argue with the wisdom of "Everybody I know's got a big but"?

    4. Favorite artist someone else turned me on to:

    Book of Love back in 1987. It was a summer of euphoric highs and teenage heartbreak. Uh-huh!

    5. Album everyone loves that I tried to get into but found to be as dull as a dead hooker's non-moving mouth:

    Bjork is brilliant, but trying to listen to Verspertine is like sitting through someone's slides of their family vacations for the past 20 years.

    6. Song that played during a memorable makeout session:

    We made out to Once More into the Bleach by Debbie Harry/Blondie behind a church on a tawdry summer night. There was a repeat performance the following Saturday evening. "Ah-ah ... your hair is beautiful." Indeed!

     
  • At 9:10 PM, Blogger Jump! said…

    1. When I was a kid, I wanted to grow up to be _________.
    I also wanted to be a comic book artist! I still have samples of pages I was too shy to submit to Marvel Comics for the New Mutants.

    2. The first album I ever bought on CD:
    It was a Cd single. Electronic's "Disappointed" because the entire cool world soundtrack looked lame.

    3. My favorite movie (or at least one of them):
    Tea with Mussolini

    4. Favorite artist someone else turned me on to:
    Magnetic Fields

    5. Album everyone loves that I tried to get into but found to be as dull as a dead hooker's non-moving mouth:
    Kelis' flesh tone

    6. Song that played during a memorable makeout session:
    Belinda Carlisle "do you feel like I feel?" - on the radio one hot summer southern night while me and another college buddy got to know each other.

    Congrats on 6 years!

     
  • At 9:15 PM, Anonymous f|x said…

    haha, don't know anybody here since I found your blog more or less randomly through last.fm, so I guess, I'm gonna be the mysterious stranger :)

    1. When I was a kid, I wanted to grow up to be a ... lawyer. So I study law now - and am completely disappointed, so I guess, I'm gonna quit and find something else (more creative).

    2. The first album I ever bought on CD: Enrique Iglesias, Escape.

    3. My favourite movie: 3 (in cinemas now, well, in Germany at least)

    4. Favorite artist someone else turned me on to: Depeche Mode, listening to them offered the opportunity to go to a concert with that particular somebody. Although it ended before it even started and we didn't make it to the concert, I still love listening to them.

    5. Album everyone loves that I tried to get into but found to be as dull as a dead hooker's non-moving mouth: Tough one... Everybody loves Rihanna, I don't. There are some nice songs, but neither of her albums I would consider to listen to completely. So representatively for all of her albums I choose Good girl gone bad since it's the most succeful one and marks the turn around from R'n'B/Hip Hop to the even more shallow club-hit/dance-pop.

    6. Song that played during a memorable makeout session: cheezy, but Katy Perry's Teenage Dream. (Not during, but was the morning after on the radio, if that counts too.)

     
  • At 1:16 AM, Anonymous Pranav said…

    Robbie, before I dive into your questions, I just want to take the occasion to thank you for such a wonderful blog. I do not know if you had people like me in mind for your target demographic. To be more specific, I hate Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Rihanna and Kesha. I also find Lady Gaga tragically unremarkable. I am a straight dude. Yet, I find your blog has an interesting blend of sarcastic humor, musicians I actually care about, the right dose of nostalgia, and your flashback posts weave a strong imagery around the way music has been experienced by you. I am guessing by the number of comments I make on your posts, it probably doesn't take a rocket scientist to crack the fact that I am totally addicted to your blog. I truly enjoy it. It's right up there with the websites of BBC, vault, and TimesOfIndia in my list of websites I have to visit on an almost daily basis. You really ought to consider that an achievement. It really is a unique blog and I hope you never stop writing.


    1. When I was a kid, I wanted to grow up to be _________.
    A pop star no doubt!

    2. The first album I ever bought on CD:
    OK. I lived in India when CDs first came to the market. 500 rupees for a CD was a lot of money back in the early 90s. I certainly didn't get that kind of pocket money. I was still listening to tapes. I did end up owning CDs but they were all gifts from people visiting from overseas. So, the first CD I owned was "The Greatest Hits of The Police". The first CD I actually bought with pocket money my grandmother gave me on a trip to the US (a few years before I actually moved here) was "Design Of A Decade" by Janet Jackson.

    3. My favorite movie (or at least one of them):
    Rain Man

    4. Favorite artist someone else turned me on to:
    Keane. My room mate at Cornell University had musical tastes that seemed to be at diametric opposites to mine. He listened to bands like Fuel and Papa Roach. Basically, I would never have bothered taking any music recommendations from him. One day, he walked in to my room and gave me a copy of "Hopes and Fears" by Keane. He basically said "Pranav, if you don't like this, you absolutely need to get your head examined". He was right! My love affair with Keane's music started that very evening. It was instant and it continues to intensify.

    5. Album everyone loves that I tried to get into but found to be as dull as a dead hooker's non-moving mouth:
    "Pop" by U2. In boarding school in South India, the guys played the shit out of this album and I thought it was totally shite.

    6. Song that played during a memorable makeout session:
    I feel totally cheated that there was no music playing during my "memorable" makeout sessions. My most memorable makeout sessions were in India, Buenos Aires (Argentina), and Krakow (Poland). There was no music playing during any of the memorable makeout sessions in Buenos Aires and Krakow. The only song I can remember during a makeout session is "Nightswimming" by REM. The girl I was with didn't care too much for my musical tastes and this was at her place so I didn't really get to pick the soundtrack to my makeout session.

     
  • At 4:00 AM, Anonymous Seanti said…

    1. When I was a kid, I wanted to grow up to be a Teen Titan, if I'm being honest. Or maybe a scientist.

    2. The first album I ever bought on CD: Madonna's Like A Prayer. I played the cassette so much that I stretched it out, and needed to replace it anyway. Both the song itself as well as the album remain among my favourites ever, so it was worth the investment.

    3. My favourite movie: Harold & Maude. When Maude throws the ring into the water and says, "So I'll always know where it is"... that shit gets me every time.

    4. Favorite artist someone else turned me on to: Sarah McLachlan & Everything but the Girl, both on the same mixtape from a sort-of-boyfriend back in 1991; Thank you, "Vox" & "The Road," for sealing the deal.

    5. Album everyone loves that I tried to get into but found to be as dull as a dead hooker's non-moving mouth: I'm just gonna say it... Joy Division does nothing for me, and Unknown Pleasures pales in comparison to New Order's Technique.

    6. Song that played during a memorable makeout session: Janet Jackson's "If" allowed me to finally seduce Nick, the Greek hottie at the local gay bar shortly after college. I'll always treasure that moment in time. Thanks, J.

    And thanks, Robbie, Here's to at least six more years.

     
  • At 8:20 AM, Blogger Moogaboo said…

    1. I still trying to decide what I want to be when I grow up.

    2. After 7. You know, of "Can't Stop" fame? (I wanted to say PSB Behavior, but that was actually the 2nd or 3rd.)

    3. I mostly hate movies, but anything old and/ or trashy I'll enjoy. Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, for instance.

    4. If it wasn't for D'Luv, I would have missed out on a lot of PWL music I never even knew about!

    5. Kelis, Fleshtone. (Thanks for the reminder, Jump!) So dull.

    6. Rupaul, "Supermodel," and Joey Lawrence "Nothin' My Love Can't Fix" are the two songs I remember hearing on the radio during my first makeout session. Fun.

     
  • At 8:35 AM, Blogger John said…

    1. Teacher. That was abandoned in high school, and then I came back around to it in the last few years. I'm glad I waited, because now I teach adults rather than elementary school kids.

    2. I don't remember the first CD I bought, but the first I got was Keith Sweat Make It Last Forever.

    3. Favorite movie (or one of them) is Good Will Hunting.

    4. I became a big fan of Hurts because of XOLondon.

    5. Apparently Katy Perry's Teenage Dream is Grammy-worthy, but not worth the money to add to my collection.

    6. Bonnie Raitt's "I Can't Make You Love Me" played the night my first boyfriend broke up with me. He was a music geek as well, and knew exactly what he was doing. Bastard.

     
  • At 10:49 AM, Blogger D'luv said…

    Oliveira, getting your #2 dream job is definitely good. I thought we were already dating?!

    Anonymous, last year, but hopping back and forth between there and L.A.

    J.Me, I didn't see GJWHF until about seven years ago, believe it or not. A makeout session is when you fingerpaint farm animals naked.

    Jef, luckily the New Beverly showed Pee Wee's Big Adventure last year and I got to see it on the big screen for the first time since I was a kid.

    Jump!, thanks! I actually went to the DC offices in NYC when I was 12. Only got to sit in the lobby beside the statue of Clark Kent reading a newspaper. That was disappointing.

    f|x, welcome! And "Teenage Dream" is not cheesy! In fact, check this out!

    Pranav, thank you so much! That means a lot to me. You have always had such nice things to say, and it's always greatly appreciated. "Nightswimming" holds a special place in my heart. As does Keane's first album. Good 2004 memories.

    Moog, you hate movies?! Well, I should have done a Movies Someone Turned You On To question, too, because I have you to blame for making me love Black Christmas. As for the Kelis Flesh Tone dislike here, I actually listened to some of the songs the other day and felt more indifferent about them than I did in the summer.

    John, Katy Puxxy's album is so NOT Grammy-worthy, and I remember choking on a taco when I saw it was nominated for Album Of The Year. That said, "Last Friday Night" off it is a total jam, and I can't believe it hasn't been a single yet. And :( over your Bonnie Raitt story.

     
  • At 10:51 AM, Blogger D'luv said…

    Oops, almost skipped by you Seanti! Ditto on Joy Division. I love about 6 or 7 songs by them, but album-wise...not so much. And a Teen Titan? I didn't realize you and Jump! were fellow comic book geeks. If only we had known each other back when.

     
  • At 9:10 PM, Blogger countpopula said…

    Great questions!

    1)What I wanted to be: A music artist or work in a record store. Sorta did one much more than the other (you can guess).

    2)First CD: Eurythmics--Sweet Dreams. I didn't have a CD player yet either, but I felt that one had to be heard with the cleanest of sound. My first VINYL album was ABBA--Super Trouper, I believe. I still have it.

    3)Favorite movie: Mulholland Drive. I've never been to California, but David Lynch makes it all seem so mysterious and otherworldly. Ah, the glamour...

    4)Artist somebody else turned me on to: I guess I would have to say Duran Duran. When I was 12, all I listened to were crap corportate rock bands like Journey and Styx. I had friends who were into British music, and it opened a whole new world to me (hence the Eurythmics connection as well).

    5)Dull album by someone everybody seems to like: God, there are so many dull albums, and there ain't much worse than a bad album except a dull one. I don't know if I would call the Kelis dull really with all the albums to choose from, but I guess I could see the previous choices of Radiohead and Bjork. Every band who has been around for more than a decade seems to have at least one dull effort. I would have to say if we're talking letdowns, Pet Shop Boys--Release was rather dull, even if it had one or two pretty melodies. But one that everybody seems to love that I find dull--The Killers--Sam's Town (especially after Hot Fuss). Or anything by Michael Buble.

    6)Makeout song: I don't know about makeout session SONG, but I remember Cocteau Twins playing quite often. Does that count?

     
  • At 9:18 PM, Blogger D'luv said…

    That absolutely counts, Count! I, too, love Mulholland Drive, and you just reminded me that I haven't seen it in years. Maybe I'll pick up a cheap used DVD.

     
  • At 12:59 PM, Blogger Joshua said…

    YEAHHHH CONGRATULOTIONS on 6 years! Are you leaving all the grey hair undyed?

    1. When I was a kid, I wanted to grow up to be _________.
    Music Journalist... I wanted to work for Billboard Magazine or Rolling Stone SOOOO badly and would find all the trivia I could about everyone and every song. Then I entered College and realized I didn't want to do that (or anything else, for that matter)

    2. The first album I ever bought on CD:
    I was a huge cassette queen until the last last last waning days of cassette mass productions, so I think my first CD was Michael Jackson's HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I. I was pretty bitter when I had to go back and re-buy all my tapes on CD in the next few years. No wonder Napster looked so good when it first popped up.


    3. My favorite movie (or at least one of them):
    Shawshank Redemption. There was a period of 6 months when it re-ran every night on TBS and I watched it EVERY SINGLE NIGHT. Then I bought the DVD and realized they had cut out all the graphic stuff.


    4. Favorite artist someone else turned me on to:
    Gay men(tors) I met through the internet back in the late 90s who turned me on to all things UK Pop - Steps, B*Witched, etc. etc. It absolutely changed my life having to go down to Virgin Megastore to buy $9.99 import CD singles every single weekend. I don't actually know where I got the money to buy all these CDs.



    5. Album everyone loves that I tried to get into but found to be as dull as a dead hooker's non-moving mouth:
    God, so many... One that immediately comes to mind are all the post-Amy Winehouse clones - they were so sound-alike and, well, boring (It's on my mind only because I am LOVING Adele's new CD)

    6. Song that played during a memorable makeout session:
    Oh please, I have no memorable makeout session! I prefer absolute silence - it's more awkward that way.

     
  • At 1:27 PM, Blogger Petra said…

    1.- Teacher...boring but true
    2.- REM Green
    3.- Pulp Fiction
    4.- Kylie...I wonder who turned me on to that!
    5.- I don't know the specific album, but the artist was Portishead.
    6.- Strange Currencies- "REM" and I had a memorable makeout while a Britney song was on. I don't remember which song. And Yes the guy was straight.

     
  • At 5:42 PM, Anonymous shaun said…

    1. When I was a kid, I wanted to grow up to be _________.
    A "scientist" -- I thought that there was such a profession as generic "scientist," and I wanted in b/c I liked bugs, dirt, chemicals, and stuff.

    2. The first album I ever bought on CD:
    Wilson Phillips debut...yeah, I'm so proud.

    3. My favorite movie (or at least one of them):
    Rosemary's Baby...could watch it over and over (and have done so)

    4. Favorite artist someone else turned me on to:
    Tori Amos

    5. Album everyone loves that I tried to get into but found to be as dull as a dead hooker's non-moving mouth:
    Wilco's Yankee Foxtrot Hotel...keep meaning to give it more of a try, though

    6. Song that played during a memorable makeout session:
    Paula Cole's entire debut album, particularly that "Feelin Love" song...pretty hot stuff

     
  • At 6:08 PM, Anonymous shaun said…

    Addendum -- after reading everyone else's answers (probably should have done that first), I'd just like to say

    1) add another comic geek to the list, though I mainly stick with comics from the 90s and before (especially love 60s and 70s stuff - such simple plots and so many fewer alternate universes to keep track of).

    2) glad someone else wanted to be a general purpose "scientist."

    3) also glad someone else doesn't find law to be that interesting...I stuck with it, and it's what I do now...yeah, it isn't all that interesting...even when it's "interesting," it isn't really interesting.

    4) Yay for "Black Christmas," Robbie and Moog! I'm a horror nut, and BC is one of the best of its kind. I've brought many people around to appreciating its charms!

    5) Thanks for six great years, Robbie. As long as this blog is here, I'll be here daily.

     
  • At 1:11 AM, Blogger wpmsd said…

    I love this blog. I don't have many friends who still follow popular music enough to know what is #1, so this hits the spot. I love the sarcastic humor plus I find a new song every now and then that I otherwise would never have found out about.

    1) When I was a kid, I wanted to be a doctor. Until I realized hospitals are full of sick people.

    2) First album I bought on CD was Songs From the Big Chair by Tears For Fears. Shout and Everybody Wants... are classics.

    3) Favorite movie- Titanic. Knocked my longtime favorite out of the top spot- Twelve Angry Men.

    4) Favorite artist someone else turned me on to- Cocteau Twins. Pur is one of my favorite songs of the 90s.

    5) Album everyone loves but ... dead hooker.... - Grease Soundtrack. I started following music in the 70s and loved Saturday Night Fever. But I never saw the appeal of Grease, the movie or the soundtrack.

    6) Makeout songs- I never noticed the songs.

     
  • At 7:01 AM, Blogger A1 said…

    Oliveira .... woohoo!!

    1. i wanted to be a check out chick!

    2. Cathy Dennis - Move To This

    3. movies ..meh next..

    4.Patrick Wolf - thanx to Martin NL

    5.Shania Twain - that album sold bucket loads but i just wasn't interested!

    6. The WHOLE craig david- born to do it album, title kinda justifies it!!thanx to Martin AU

    that is all

     
  • At 4:16 PM, Anonymous Xavi said…

    1. When I was a kid I wanted to be a doctor or a lawyer. I think it's because my parents had highhopes for me and I was argumentative or something. Right now I'm in school for social work so there's that.

    2. The first album I ever bought, with my parents' money, was Mariah Carey's Butterfly. The first one I bought with my own money was some rapper I had a hard-on for.

    3. My favorite movies are A Time to Kill and The Little Mermaid. Wow, somehow writing these movies in the same sentence seems like I have somehow molested my childhood.

    4. An artist that someone else turned me on to is Young Jeezy. He sticks out like a sore thumb with my mostly pop, female vocalist selection of music. But, I really enjoy his music and offensive lyrics.

    5. An album that I absolutely hated was Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. I just didn't get all the hype from the album. Aside from the Rihanna-assisted song and the first single, I hated the album. I always felt like the token Black kid on a CW show when others talked about they busted several nuts over it.

    6. Britney Spears' Blackout was playing during an intense make-out session. Maybe that's why I play it so much.

     
  • At 8:55 PM, Blogger xolondon said…

    I don't like competitions, but I am here at your behest to congratulate you on your achievement.

    And tell you that "a dead hooker's non-moving mouth" is you at your sexually nihilistic BEST.

    xo

     
  • At 2:22 PM, Blogger Devin said…

    1. When I was a kid, I wanted to grow up to be _________.
    car designer

    2. The first album I ever bought on CD:
    Michael Jackson - Dangerous. still love the shit out of it.

    3. My favorite movie (or at least one of them):
    Freddy Got Fingered -- judge if you want but it's absolutely brilliant

    4. Favorite artist someone else turned me on to:
    Cut Copy -- thanks to some very hip australian friends

    5. Album everyone loves that I tried to get into but found to be as dull as a dead hooker's non-moving mouth:
    Example. Besides Kickstarts, i just don't get it

    6. Song that played during a memorable makeout session: Hooked up with a guy i've liked forever while listening to Kylie - All the Lovers

     
  • At 3:15 PM, Anonymous Patrick said…

    1. When I was a kid, I wanted to grow up to be _________.
    A pop star. So that Robbie Daw could write about me.

    2. The first album I ever bought on CD:
    With my parents money, Barenaked Ladies' "Stunt." And with my own money, B*Witched's debut.

    3. My favorite movie (or at least one of them):
    The Rules of Attarction

    4. Favorite artist someone else turned me on to:
    It's very rare for a friend to suggest music that I haven't heard, so I'm going to with the Ting Tings. I liked them, but when they opened for Pink, i was blown away. So...Pink turned me on to the Ting Tings?

    5. Album everyone loves that I tried to get into but found to be as dull as a dead hooker's non-moving mouth:
    Nicki Minaj, Pink Friday...

    6. Song that played during a memorable makeout session:
    The Calling, "Wherever You Will Go"

     
  • At 7:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    1. When I was a kid, I wanted to grow up to be:
    A jet-setting flight attendant (Back then, people admired them; they were cool, friendly and very good-looking. Now? Eh!)

    2. The first album I ever bought on CD:
    Bon Jovi's Cross Roads. "Always" was my jam and I played the shit out of that one song on the disc.

    3. My favorite movie (or at least one of them):
    Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. I absolutely loved that film; the idea of getting lost in such a cool city, and then finding my way back to a posh hotel appealed to my young silly mind back then. Now, I just love NYC and that film showed it in all its right glory.

    4. Favorite artist someone else turned me on to:
    Lady Gaga. 'Nothing else to say about that.

    5. Album everyone loves that I tried to get into but found to be as dull as a dead hooker's non-moving mouth:
    Kanye West's Late Registration (and pretty much every album of his after that).

    6. Song that played during a memorable makeout session:
    Roxette's It Must Have Been Love. Cheesy I know, but it was also the makeout session that I lost my V-card. -sigh-

    - Ronan, DC

     
  • At 7:40 AM, Anonymous Dodo said…

    1. When I was a kid, I wanted to grow up to be _________.
    A theme park ride designer

    2. The first album I ever bought on CD:
    Nirvana - Nevermind
    I had a crush on Kurt Cobain during my grunge phase. That was right before my Eurodance phase kicked in.

    3. My favorite movie (or at least one of them):
    Star Wars. All 3 of them (the new ones don't count).

    4. Favorite artist someone else turned me on to:
    Michael Wendler...cheesetastic German Schlager.

    5. Album everyone loves that I tried to get into but found to be as dull as a dead hooker's non-moving mouth:
    Lena Meyer-Landrut - My Cassette Player. I just can't stand her.

    6. Song that played during a memorable makeout session:
    Sasha - If You Believe...along with Madonna - The Power of Goodbye

     
  • At 2:37 PM, Anonymous Rob said…

    1. When I was a kid, I wanted to grow up to be: A game show host. Even says so in my high school yearbook. (I'm not)

    2. The first album I ever bought on CD: Roxette, "Look Sharp". I still love them.

    3. My favorite movie (or at least one of them): The Sixth Sense comes close.

    4. Favorite artist someone else turned me on to: My sister (11 years older) turned me on to the B-52s first two albums when I was 8, back in 1982.

    5. Album everyone loves that I tried to get into but found to be as dull as a dead hooker's non-moving mouth: Anything by Annie Lennox in the past ten years. Loved the Eurythmics and her early solo stuff but now she's just unlistenable and worse, boring.

    6. Song that played during a memorable makeout session: kissing my boyfriend when Belinda Carlisle's "Mad About You" came on the car radio.

     
  • At 6:31 AM, Anonymous f|x said…

    How could I forget about Lena Mayer Landrut?! She's really the best fit for that category in my oppinion. Can't understand why throughout Germany everybody is crazy about her. And sending her AGAIN to the Eurovision song contest is just poor...

    and thanks for the link, Rob, but doesn't really change my opinion. I still consider Ms Purry's Version of Teenage dream cheesy. No matter what. Kinda like the Glee version, though.

     
  • At 1:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    1. Many things- archaeologist, fireman, artist, lawyer... but I stuck with the 'author' one in the end. :)

    2. Either some weird Latin American flute-blowing street-performer's cd (as a naive kid who thought they were SO original... doing my bit to keep back the guinea pigs) or Big Brovaz (either way, what was I thinking)

    3. Robin Hood, Men In Tights

    4. The Decemberists, my sister introduced me to them with the song The Engine Driver. <3 them.

    5. Simple Plan - Still Not Getting Any (all my friends got really into emo music, I bought it, I couldn't bring myself to even listen to all of it before returning the damn thing)

    6. Suga Babes - About You Now
    It was playing in McDonalds. He said he really liked the song and, considering he was a hetero skater boy, I was a bit bemused that he apparently liked girl bands...

     
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