For There Is Life Beyond MOFO!

Bernard sent me this link to a music survey and although I don’t consider myself to be much of a “musician”, thought it would be fun to post my responses here anyway. Without further ado:

Give us an example or two of an especially good or interesting:

  1. Movie score:
  2. TV theme:
  3. Melody:
    • Sufjan Stevens‘ “They Also Mourn Who Do Not Wear Black”, from “Michigan”
    • Elliott Smith‘s “Everything Means Nothing To Me”, from “Figure 8″
  4. Harmonic language: Rufus Wainwright and Sufjan Stevens, again — one of the most original composers of recent years
  5. Rhythmic feel: Doh: The Black Page!
  6. Hip-hop track:
  7. Classical piece:
  8. Smash hit:
  9. Jazz album:
  10. Non-American folkloric group:
  11. Book on music: David Walley‘s Teenage Nervous Breakdown

Bonus questions:

  1. Name a surprising album (or albums) you loved when you were developing as a musician: something that really informs your sound but that we would never guess in a million years: Neil Young – After the Goldrush, Harvest, Zuma
  2. Name a practitioner (or a few) who play your instrument that you think is underrated:
  3. Name a rock or pop album that you wish had been a smash commercial hit (but wasn’t, not really):
  4. Name a favorite drummer, and an album to hear why you love that drummer: doh: Terry Bozzio, ZINY.

That’s all I have time for now — I may be adding stuff later…

2 Responses to “For There Is Life Beyond MOFO!”

  1. old_man_mike says:

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  2. Balint says:

    Bonus questions:
    1. Name a surprising album (or albums) you loved when you were developing as a musician: something that really informs your sound but that we would never guess in a million years: Judas Priest: Unleashed In The East (1978, one of the best live albums, hehe)
    2. Name a favorite drummer, and an album to hear why you love that drummer: Lars Ulrich – Metallica: …and Justice For All.
    :-)