1. Do you listen to the radio in your car? If so, what type of station do you like?
Mostly I listen to my own CD's in the car because I like to be in charge of setting my own vibe for the day. I pretend I'm in a movie. Like, yesterday I got into my car and before I took off out of the parking lot, I started Adele's I'll Be Waiting. Then I took off onto the country roads instead of driving home the proper and most efficient way. But it just felt like the right thing to do.
Oh, but yes I do listen to the radio on occasion. When I've overplayed the three albums that I keep in my car (those three albums are currently Sara Barellis' Kaleidoscope Heart, Mumford & Sons' Sigh No More, and Adele's 21) or I want to just hear some mindless Top 40 shit. That's how I learned most of Super Bass. "Yes I did, yes I did. Somebody please tell 'em who the eff I is."
2. What is the best concert you have ever attended?
Surprisingly, I think it was Matt Wertz in Lawrence in... 2008? I say "surprisingly" because I wasn't, like, his biggest fan ever. But he did have some songs that I really loved. And also I had a crush on a boy and he agreed to go with me.
He sounded incredible. Not exactly like he sounds on the album but, you know, better. Every time I go see someone live for the first time I'm afraid that they're going to go all Taylor Swift on me. His voice sounded live but he still did delicate sort of thing where he half-whispers the ends of some words and makes my knees give out a little bit. And he played my favorite song and a fair amount of covers. I love, love, love hearing covers. It's my favorite part of live shows, truth be told.
On the way home from that show, my friend sang every single word to Take On Me. Not just the chorus.
3. What is the most embarrassing concert you have ever attended?
I don't really know, honestly. When I was a teenager, I got taken to all sorts of Christian concerts that got me saved over and over and over again. Um... seriously, though, those aren't embarrassing. I mean, I'm not going to see Third Day again or anything but I loved it at the time.
See, I'm not willing to pay the money to go to legitimate stadium shows or anything that's a really big deal and overblown. I think that helps me to only go to shows that I am really dying to see. I'm not going to go see Kraeshawn or anything like that. Hell, maybe I would. Just to see a train wreck for the sake of seeing a train wreck.
[Edit: WAIT!!! I did go see N*Sync once!]
4. If you could have the singing voice of anyone in the world, who would it be?
I, actually, kind of like my own. So I'll stick with that. I'm not the kind of person who's going to subject everyone else to listening to me sing because that is rude (do you hear me, every music major roommate I've ever lived within earshot of?!). So I'm okay with what I've got.
5. You’re auditioning for American Idol. What song do you sing?
Sitting on the Dock of the Bay. Or, I've completely perfected Foster the People's Pumped Up Kicks in the past two days. So, probably that.
6. If your previous weekend had its own soundtrack, what would be a few of the songs?
This weekend was mostly uneventful. I'll go with it like this:
Friday night: Faster by Matt Nathanson
Saturday night: Sewn by The Feeling (I'm always excited about the music that Katie has going in her car.)
Sunday night: Tell Her by Del Amitri as sung by Julia Nunes
7. Most annoying television show theme song ever:
I like how they're kind of doing away with theme songs right now in order to make more room for the show. So, that's cool. Married with Children, though. I don't hate the song itself so much but now it's difficult for me to listen to Frank Sinatra without picturing Al Bundy.
8. Are you and your significant other music-compatible?
Absolutely we are. I only say that because I could never love a man who listened to, say, Nickleback. Even lightly. I could never love a man who doesn't turn off the radio when Nickleback comes on. That's a type of person that will just never totally vibe with me.
9. A song that brings me back to middle school:
Ew. Um... I'm going to go out on a limb here and say there's probably not anything. I don't remember music before High School.
10. A song that brings me back to high school:
Lady Gaga's Alejandro. I'll stay in the car until it's finished on the radio.