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17 March 2006 @ 02:23 pm
 
Whee! It's the_mas's Comment Day, which I am kicking off 'early' since it's well and truly Friday in my part of the world.

For those of you who are new to this event--it's basically an excuse to spam LJ with comments, because we all love them! And so I can garner 'em myself, I've even done a couple of memes.


gakked from radioreverie
01. How many concerts have you been to?
Uh... too many to count. But I'll give it a go in question 2.

02. Name them all, if you can.
Is this designed to be the hardest meme ever? OK... don't expect this in order, ok?

U2 (twice)
Smashing Pumpkins, Tennis Centre, 1995
Bjork, Tennis Centre, 1996
Portishead, Festival Hall, 199?
Blur, Monash hall of suckitude, 199?
Pulp, Festival Hall, 199?
Beastie Boys, The Forum, 200? (great gig but I had hideous cramps I recall)
Suede, The Forum, 200? (ie late enough for them to be old and unsexy)
Chemical Brothers, The Metro, 2000ish (with Sonic Animation supporting, if I recall correctly)
Prodigy, The Metro, 199? --fab concert, they went 'off'
Radiohead, 2004
Belle and Sebastian, 2005 (also Architecture in Helsinki supporting)
Franz Ferdinand, 2005--another rocking concert, though the crowd was not what I would have expeted
Interpol, 2005
Gomez, twice, once at the Corner Hotel, where they were brilliant
Sneaker Pimps, The Metro, way back when
The Whitlams, underage gig at the Monash hall of suckitude--I blame Sarah
Massive Attack, 2005
Stereolab, Prince of Wales, 2000ish--ah, they were lovely!
Groove Armada, 2004, the Metro
(vague memories of an Air concert and a Daft Punk concert, and I'm sure I've forgotten more, but too bad)

Artists I can recall seeing at festivals (Big Day Out, etc) or raves: NIN, Red Hot Chilli Peppers (against my will--I got trapped in the crowd), Moloko (I fell in love with Roisin Murphy), Nithin Sawhney, Gerling, Sonic Animation, Chem Bros., Paul van Dyk, dude from Underworld, Basement Jaxx, Garbage, New Order, Primal Scream, Beth Orton, Josh Abrahams and Amiel Daemon, Spiderbait (they are inescable), Fatboy Slim, Manic Street Preachers, Regurgitator (I'm sure they also supported someone I saw somewhere).

03. What was your very first concert, and how old were you?
Smashing Pumpkins, 17
we all make mistakes in our youth...
second one was Bjork and it was infinitely better

04. How do you find out about new music? Is finding out about new music a priority for you?
Strangely enough, although I love new music, I am HOPELESS at finding out about new music--I've never understood how people manage it. So I'm mostly reliant on friends (thankfully the McGregor clan come through with the goods on many an occasion!) and radio and word of mouth and so on. In my clubbing days, it was a lot easier as I'd know what was getting played out and about.

05. What, if any, classical music do you listen to?
I'd love to say I did... but alas no, I am uncultured. :p

06. Have you ever fangirled a band/artist? Who? How was this fangirliness expressed?
Hee. I would usually say no. But then I remembered that I made my flatmate give birth to Belle and Sebastian's 'Boy with an Arab Strap' album, an extreme expression of fannishness if ever there was one, so perhaps yes after all. I'm just not very good at fangirling bands though. Like, I never hang around stage entrances or anything like that. And mostly I just want to dance to them incessantly--not, you know, meet them!

07. Is there any band/artist you would travel great distances to see?
Ah... no. I just bemoan their lack of presence here. A LOT.

08. What are your five favorite albums of all time?
Pulp, Common People
Belle and Sebastian, Boy with the Arab Strap
Saint Etienne, Good Humour
U2, Boy (it was my first ever CD--shuddup!)
Sufjan Stevens, Feel the Illinoise

09. Who is your absolute favorite singer?
*blinks* too much choice--pass

10. What is the most important element of music to you?
Don't know. I am not musically literate so I have no idea what attracts me to the diverse range of music that I like--I often respond well to complex lyrics, clever beats, and/or cuteness... let's say it comes down to an indefinable 'bop' quality! ;-)



Gakked from vibrantharmony in abbreviated form as I'm bad at inserting images and can't be frakked. My icon page is here if you are curious, but BEWARE bsg spoilers people!

Default icon: currently Ms Maggie Gyllenhaal--ain't she cute!
Oldest icon: My 'be cool' MR one--was my default when I didn't have a paid account.
Newest icon: A Grey's Anatomy one by elsmoka
Happiest: My classic 'YAY!' dork!Clark one.
Saddest: A Lois/Chloe 'Death' icon from Reckoning--beautiful, but I've never used it (I don't really do sad in icons--does my username really sound like I do?!)
Angriest: hee! I do do angry though: 'deathglare' from PoTC
Cutest: smrt is sexy icon of Jamie reading the Daily Telegraph
Sexiest: *cough* porniest goes to Lexporn icon of course! But sexiest to the animated 'pretty please Clark' one, because it makes me go Guh! every time
Funniest: I'm WAY big on funny icons, and my favourite new funny is 'do not fuck with me--I have juice' featuring Lex
Favorite ship/slash: Clex, closely followed by Kara/Lee
Prettiest manip: The Clex wedding from Heat caps, by duskwillow
Favorite quote: 'Don't you wish your girlfriend was hot like me' Lois icon, closely followed by 'Sacred duty yadda yadda yadda' Jor-El icon (both by supacat because I asked)
Favorite textless: Hmm... possibly my Erica icon, because she's so beautiful.
Favorite overall: Eeep! I'll just name another one I love--my new 'goodlooking revolutionaries wanted' Jakey one.
How many icons do you have total? *checks* 102 out of 109
If you could buy space for more, would you? Oh probably!
Do your icons make a statement about you? Yup! I have offbeat humour and I think this comes through not only in my icons but in the ways I employ them--a case in point would be the fact that kristiinthedark and I ship one of my Naomi Watts icons with one of her Jake G ones. Yup--ship 'em. What? People have shipped stupider things before now!
What fandom do you have the most icons out of? Smallville
The second most? Battlestar Galactica--hot on its heels, though they get less use as I am only peripheral in that fandom
What ship/slash do you have the most icons out of? Tally is currently 6 Kara/Lee, 5 Clex (if you count 'clark has really nice hair', which I do), 4 Clois, 1 TW/MR, 2 Lexana, 1 Krishna/Arjuna, 1 Jawyer, 1 Gaius/Six, plus one multiple Clois/Lexana/Clex icon
Are your icons mostly made by other users? Without exception
Do you make icons? I'm not so foolish as to attempt it--the results would be tragic
Are they any good? Nuh-uh.
Animated icons are: Joy!
Personalised icons? I added this on to the meme to say that I adore my personalised icons--they are my treasures. *pets*

Icons have become one of the quickest ways to make me happy. The others (in case anyone needs to bribe me) are: chocolate, wb rps fic by estrella30, bookshops and food. Seriously. I joke not.

Also, I want to pimp a couple of people who've delighted me this week:
elsmoka whose icons I have discovered, and who granted permission for me to use the fab Jake 'goodlooking revolutionaries' icon. Mwah!
lastscorpion who wrote Ponyville which made me laugh myself silly (it's a Smallville/My Little Ponies crossover-lol!)
As always, the fabulous estrella30 and mskatej for upping my porn quota for the week.
radioreverie for amusing me with her oh-so-honest unpopular opins (I luv rebels) and for converting me against my will to Jonny-Greenwood-appreciation.
Also... any Chlex fans on my list should check out sinecure's icons. And encourage her not to abandon SV! ;-)

There. If the MASsians on my f'list can't find *something* in this post to comment on, you lose at Comment Day! *pokes tongue* (Bonus points to anyone that comments in my crazy but beloved mahabarata comm!)
 
 
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president of the back seat: Cucumber error - reinstall universevibrantharmony on March 17th, 2006 04:05 am (UTC)
You doubt my commenting skills? *scoff* I can comment on anything, pal!

*comments*

Wow, you've been to a lot of concerts. I don't think I've ever been to a real concert. Actually, my first one will be next week! *excited*
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lex gossipbop_radar on March 17th, 2006 04:59 am (UTC)
Oh, what are you going to?
I'm sure I forgot a stack...
president of the back seat: River enthralledvibrantharmony on March 17th, 2006 06:08 am (UTC)
Great Big Sea! I'm so excited. The only "concerts" I've been to were like youth events, plus two Billy Graham type missions things. Not a very impressive list.
blowjobs for jesus: Jake c'merekristiinthedark on March 17th, 2006 04:07 am (UTC)
*brings out the Jake*

We've both been to many concerts, but not the same bands! yay, that is awesome! I've been to: Ramones, White Zombie, Green Day, Live, Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris, Afghan Whigs, Faith No More, Tool, Liz Phair, and a lot more I can't remember at the moment. Green Day was the absolute best, though. I, um, kinda like punk.

I *heart* your icons, btw. You have great ones! *cough* Naomi.
But many, many lovelies that I am very envious of. :)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Naomi King Kongbop_radar on March 17th, 2006 04:28 am (UTC)
Hee. Yay for concerts! I nearly fainted having to recall so many, but ah well... it's all in good cause ... or something.

*whips out Naomi*

You, too, have lovely icons! Mutual envy is great. We can just hang out on each other's LJs and nudge each other into using them. ;-)
Melissa: Radioheadradioreverie on March 17th, 2006 04:43 am (UTC)
Wait, you DID see Radiohead in 2004? Which show? We were...in the same place at the same time!??!?!

And one can never truly be converted against their will. The will to convert was somewhere inside. :P
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Helo Anders so damn prettybop_radar on March 17th, 2006 04:58 am (UTC)
Uh the second one--I wasn't hardcore enough in my purchasing to get tix for the first one that sold out so quick. And yes, Rod Laver Arena, Melb. So were you there? I figured you would have been...

And heh. I answered that WHOLE meme, and that's all I get?! Sheesh, it's hard work being your friend! :p *teases*
Melissa: pure fantasyradioreverie on March 17th, 2006 05:01 am (UTC)
But but but...the second one was cancelled due to Thom's illness. So you must have gone to the first one? Did you line up at all?

And hey, I never said it was easy being my loveslave! Oops, did I say that out loud?

*tries to think of more things to comment on*
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lee lick herebop_radar on March 17th, 2006 05:07 am (UTC)
Hm. *tries to recall* Yes, I remember the cancellation. But I *did* go to a concert... I remember some whole palaver with my friend Sarah who was away in the country and came down for the concert and had tix for the cancelled concert--I'm pretty sure she missed seeing them entirely. But I can't for the life of me remember what happened--perhaps we swapped them or something? But that makes it seem like I screwed her over real bad, and I don't remember THAT. But it's possible... Geez, I'm more evil than I thought! Selective memory loss, it seems, blurred that out.
Melissa: Flower Cloudsradioreverie on March 17th, 2006 05:09 am (UTC)
Heh, you must have swapped with her!

Were you seated or standing for the gig?

That was a weird gig, too. Thom had no voice.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lex purple evilbop_radar on March 17th, 2006 05:13 am (UTC)
Yeah I think I DID. I vaguely recall she had some other event on that weekend and we swapped because of that and then of course it backfired terribly. But I'd totally forgotten about it... But that would explain me being seated for that gig too, which I recall being. I'm usually a stickler for general admission tix. I must say it's not a very memorable concert in my mind--but Thom had an excuse, I guess.
Melissa: Thom - greenradioreverie on March 17th, 2006 05:16 am (UTC)
Yeah, they only managed one good show on that entire tour. The second Sydney show. And maybe the second Tokyo show.

I don't know what was going on. They were off and Thom just seemed to be going through the motions. And then he got sick, which always puts him in a foul mood.

Second Sydney show brings back good memories all around... Great show, and then a great afterparty.

Melbourne show was weird, and then the afterparty was weird too (I might have mortified Phil Selway).
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lex mehbop_radar on March 17th, 2006 05:18 am (UTC)
Well getting sick always puts me in a foul mood too. Pity I missed Sydney concert though--tantalisingly close, and yet so far!

Now you are teasing me with your afterparty talk. Plebby me went straight home after I think!
Melissa: eaten from withinradioreverie on March 17th, 2006 05:21 am (UTC)
I felt sorry for all the kids there the morning of what should have been the second Melbourne show. Lots of crying and heartbreak and despair. And people who had flown from far-flung cities.

And too bad neither of us were in fandom at the time of the tour!

I could have taken plebby you backstage with me.

You coulda been my +1, baby.

I have a Pavlovian positive reaction to the term +1, heh.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Aishwarya Raibop_radar on March 17th, 2006 05:25 am (UTC)
Awwww man! I wish that could have been. I could have been one of the cool kids for once in my life! ;-) Alas, my 15 minutes of fame are yet to come.

Yeah, it's always awful when concerts get cancelled. I remember Sarah as more grumpy than distraut, but I can imagine the more fannish ones would have exhibited wailing and gnashing of teeth! I've never quite been at that level.
Clari Clyde: Seraphim: Funclari_clyde on March 17th, 2006 05:24 am (UTC)
I don’t follow Radiohead as closely but as soon as I heard word of a concert, I’m going. A I E E E . . . I’ve never been to one before but radioreverie assures me they are awesome.

Hey. Are you ever on AIM or Yahoo IM or Skype or anything? I could use someone to squee with over Battlestar Galactica (and Smallville).
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: BSG new genbop_radar on March 17th, 2006 05:27 am (UTC)
Hee! Always up for BSG squee! (torrent at 89% for finale)
And yes--my Yahoo idea is kirstieaiw and I am intermittently on there, though I'm cursed by my timezone, as radioreverie will tell you.
BUT HARRY STYLES: clex in fireestrella30 on March 17th, 2006 11:35 am (UTC)
*kiss kiss*

anything for you, baby!!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!bop_radar on March 17th, 2006 11:26 pm (UTC)
Awww! thank you!
(no subject) - bloodygoodgirl on March 17th, 2006 04:15 pm (UTC) (Expand)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Jake pink shirtbop_radar on March 17th, 2006 11:28 pm (UTC)
Hee! I'm a no-country zone, but that's ok! I love my diverst f'list. *g*