1. Of all the bands/artists in your record collection, which one do you own the most albums by?
I think it's a tie between Storyhill, Jars of Clay, Rich Mullins and Neil Young. Ainsley has completely destroyed any sense of order in the ol' CD case, so it might be a few years before I can answer this one definitively.
2. What was the last song you listened to? “Madeline's Song” by Rich Mullins
3. What’s in your record/CD player right now? A mix CD created by a good friend from the last call in Minnesota. Includes some really good tunes (40 by U2 being one of the best) and some "wtf?" songs.
4. What song would you say sums you up? "Calling Out Your Name" by Rich Mullins or "Scatter-brained People" by Peter Mayer
5. What’s your favorite local band? Storyhill, followed closely by The Wild Clover Band.
6. What was the last show you attended? The Wild Clover Band at The Brazen Head Pub in Omaha.
7. What was the greatest show you’ve ever been to? I've not seen a lot of 'big' concerts, especially in the last ten years, so I'd say Storyhill at Pioneer Place on Fifth in St. Cloud, MN.
8. What’s the worst band you’ve ever seen in concert? I hate to say this, but the woeful praise band that played a youth gathering I was at a few years ago. 90 minutes of pure sonic hell.
9. What band do you love musically but hate the members of? It's kind of a package deal for me - if they're assholes it usually shows in the music. That having been said, for some reason Poison comes to mind for a band with exceptionally poor music AND manners.
11. What show are you looking forward to? The next time I see Storyhill or TWCB. Oh, and Stomp will be in Ames next spring.
12. What is your favorite band shirt? Don't have any. I don't wanna be "that guy."
13. What musician would you like to hang out with for a day? Johnny Hermanson OR Chris Cunningham, Storyhill. Harry Connick, Jr. Wynton Marsalis. Too many to choose!
14. What musician would you like to be in love with for a day? Hmmm - KT Tunstall or Joss Stone? Sheryl Crow? Natalie Imbruglia? Since it's all a dream, who knows?
15. Commodores or solo Lionel Ritchie? oooh - I just threw up a little bit in my mouth there.
16. Punk rock, hip hop or heavy metal? First or last - just please, no hip hop.
17. Name 4 flawless albums:
Johnny Cash - Live at Folsom Prison
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Greatest Hits Vol. 1 (okay, it's a compilation, but COME ON - the man's the greatest guitarist EVER)
Eric Clapton - From the Cradle
Green Day - Dookie
17b. Name one almost-flawless album:
Green Day - American Idiot. I just don't see how "What's Her Name" fits. Everything else is just incredible; "Jesus of Suburbia" might be the best rock song ever.
18. Did you know that filling out this survey makes you a music geek? Your point?
19. What was the greatest decade for music? 1990-2000; Cobain, Pearl Jam, Metallica's best, DMB and Chili Peppers get their props, R.E.M. doing some good stuff. BUT u2 was down and BNL hadn't hit the bigtime yet. Hard to pick a decade, imho. You could say 1964-1974: British Invasion and the best 70s rock, pre-disco days.
20. How many music-related videos/dvds do you own? Two or three.
21. What is your favorite movie soundtrack? "The Commitments" or "Once"
27. What was your last musical ‘phase’ before you wised up? Gangsta rap in 9th grade - don't ask.
28. What’s the crappiest CD/record/etc. you’ve ever bought? Whitney Houston, don't remember the album, I was really young, 'nuff said. Hey - my brother bought the Crash Test Dummies album, so I wasn't THAT bad.
29. Do you prefer vinyl or CDs? Considering how hard it is to purchase, play and maintain vinyl, I'll take CDs, though I'm usually a bit of a sucker for throwback stuff like that.