Keith R.A. DeCandido (kradical) wrote,
Keith R.A. DeCandido

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Name your top 10 most played bands/artists on iTunes/FM/music player, etc., then answer the questions.

1. Jethro Tull
2. Tom Waits
3. The Band
4. Arlo Guthrie
5. Mark Knopfler
6. Robbie Robertson
7. The Randy Bandits
8. The Subdudes
9. The Don't Quit Your Day Job Players
10. Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

1. What was the very first song you heard by 6? (Robbie Robertson)

Solo? It would have to "Fallen Angel" on his eponymous solo album.

2. What is your favorite album of 2? (Tom Waits)

Real Gone, which has "Hoist that Rag," "Don't Go Into that Barn," "Baby Gonna Leave Me," "Trampled Rose," "Metropolitan Glide," "Make It Rain," and so many more just transcendent songs.

3. What is your favorite lyric that 5 has sung? (Mark Knopfler)

With Dire Straits, it would have to be from "Telegraph Road."

Well, I'd sooner forget, but I remember those nights
Oh, life was just a bet on the race between the lights
You had your head on my shoulder, you had your hand in my hair
Now you act a little colder like you don't seem to care
Well, just believe in me, baby, and I'll take you away
From out of this darkness and into the day
From all these rivers of headlights, these rivers of rain
From the anger that lives on the streets with this pain
'Cause I run every red light on Memory Lane
I've seen desperation explode into pain
And I don't wanna see it again
From all these signs saying, "Sorry, but we're closed"
All the way down the telegraph road

Solo, probably "Fare Thee Well, Northumberland."

So drive me down to Central Station
I hate to leave my river town
For some damn town that's godforsaken
Goodbye old friend of mine
Although I'll go where the lady takes me
She'll never tell what's in her hand
I do not know what fate awaits me
Fare the well, Northumberland

4. How many times have you seen 4 live? (Arlo Guthrie)

Twice, with a third coming in May.

5. What is your favorite song by 7? (The Randy Bandits)

Tough call among "New Zealand," "People Change," and "Catalyst." And "Traveling Companion" has a warm place in my heart, as does "Sexual Postman."

6. What is a good memory you have involving the music of 10? (Bruce Springsteen)

God, to narrow it down. I've seen him live so many times, but probably the best would be the concert in August 1984, which was my first big rock and roll arena concert.

7. Is there a song of 3 that makes you sad? (The Band)

"The Last Waltz Refrain" for what it represents, and also "Rags and Bones" just for it's semi-tragic subject matter.

8. What is your favorite lyric that 2 has sung? (Tom Waits)

The one I've been using as my sig in several places from "Heartattack and Vine": "Don't you know there ain't no devil, there's just God when he's drunk."

9. How did you get into 3? (The Band)

My parents, who kept playing their music and who also took me to see The Last Waltz in the theatre when it was released (I was nine).

10. What was the first song you heard by 1? (Jethro Tull)

Hell if I can remember. Probably "The Third Hoorah."

11. What is your favorite song by 4? (Arlo Guthrie)

At this particular microsecond, "Coming Into Los Angeles," with "Alice's Restaurant" being a sentimental favorite as well.

12. How many times have you seen 9 live? (The Don't Quit Your Day Job Players)

*laughs* I was in the damn band, so I've seen every single one of their performances. Or none of them, depending on how you look at it....

13. What is a good memory you have involving 2? (Tom Waits)

Discovering Real Gone in a bookstore I was at for a signing. Also seeing him in Mystery Men.

14. Is there a song of 8 that makes you sad? (The Subdudes)

Not really -- they're a very upbeat band.

15. What is your favorite album of 5? (Mark Knopfler)

Probably The Ragpicker's Dream.

16. What is your favorite lyric that 3 has sung? (The Band)

From "The Shape I'm In":

I just spent sixty days in the jailhouse
For the crime of havin' no dough
Now here I am back out on the street
For the crime of havin' nowhere to go

Save your neck or save your brother
Looks like it's one or the other
Oh, you don't know the shape I'm in

17. What is your favorite song of 1? (Jethro Tull)

Gah -- another one that's hard to narrow down. Probably "Pavane."

18. What is your favorite song of 10? (Bruce Springsteen)

And another. I'll go with a nontraditional choice and go with "Lost in the Flood."

19. How many times have you seen 8 live? (The Subdudes)

Haven't yet.

20. What is your favorite album of 1? (Jethro Tull)

Gyuh. I've been listening to Live at Montreux a lot, but probably my favorite is Heavy Horses.

21. What is a great memory you have considering 9? (The Don't Quit Your Day Job Players)

Too many to list here. We had so many great times together..........

22. What was the first song you heard by 8? (The Subdudes)

"All the Time in the World," their biggest hit. I didn't actually get into them until much later, though, when sometime DQYDJP drummer Don Daley turned me on to them.

23. What is your favorite cover by 2? (Tom Waits)

A totally fucked-up, apocalyptic version of "Heigh Ho," the Disney song, for Stay Awake. A true classic, that.

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