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In which your musical tastes are inquired of.

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In which your musical tastes are inquired of.

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Been reading a novel about serious music geekery- like, on a scale that makes my obsession with David Bowie go '...hmmm, okay, maybe you know more about Bowie than I do'. And for scale, I'm the kind of Bowie geek who walks through The Venetian in Las Vegas, pauses in mid-stride and squints at the ambient music speaker system, walks along slower for about 3 bars until recognizing a classical-instrument arrangement of Bowie's 'Loving the Alien'... then joneses for a copy of the original to listen to for the remainder of the trip to Vegas.
It made me wonder what music you'd want someone else to listen to. Specific songs, actually.
Pick a song- no, it doesn't need to be your Absolute Favoritest Song Evar- that you would view as an essential track.

Poll #414064 Favorite song?

What's your favorite song?

  • Hijo de la Luna

    Now, the problem with this song is that it's, of course, in Spanish. I could translate the lyrics and upload it for you to listen.
  • I tend to not have one absolute favorite; I also tend to pick, of my favorite handful of artists, songs that I feel the person I'm inflicting them upon really needs to hear the most or would particularly like. Once they're then hooked, I force-feed them the whole catalog, of course.

    In trying to think of specific examples for you, I am blocked slightly because I think you've already heard all of these bands.

    I'm just not a musicophile, am I?
    • I've already heard of most of the answers that have been supplied. Don't worry about it being something new to me- worry about it being something important to you. ;)
      • The Clash, Warren Zevon, Carter USM, Springsteen. Good lyricists with something to say, generally.

        Ned's Atomic Dutbin, Bowie, U2, Zeppelin, Sting, Queen and Bowie make the list more on sheer musicality than being really awesome lyrics (although some, like Bowie, wander back and forth across that line).

        Honestly, I haven't done a proper assessment of how my musical tastes have changes since I'm medicated. Funny how emotion changes that. Once upon a time I had a mix tape that fit this bill, but it's been a decade. I shall contemplate.
        • just fyi, Robyn is playing the GAMH on Mar 3, his birthday. tix are already on sale - $20 ea. through Virtuous.com!
  • By the way - if any of you can get your hands on an MP3 of my song I will ::insert absurd act of gratitude::

    I can't find it anywhere. It seems the only way to get a copy is to buy an album, and frankly, I'm not even a fan of the artist.
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