Thursday, September 24, 2009
Rock This! Thursday with Blogger: Handle Like Hendrix
Today we have book blogger, Callie, who runs Handle Like Hendrix (love the blog name!) answering a few music questions for us.
-Do you have a favorite book that is about or centered around music?
I read alot of music biographies and autobiographies and I really loved Slash's memoir, Slash. And the autobiography of Aerosmith, Walk This Way. And the Nirvana biography by Everett True. As for fiction, Junk AKA Smack by Melvin Burgess takes place just after the punk movement in the UK so it has some elements of punk rock.
Probably 'You talk about things that nobody cares/you're wearin' out the things that nobody wears' from Sweet Emotion by Aerosmith. Because what I wear is very different, often one of a kind stuff and alot of the time I can go on and on about music and you know, some people aren't into that.
-We're always up for new music. Tell us five songs we should definetely be listening to:
There are SO many but here are some:
-Hangman Jury by Aerosmith
-Ophelia by the Band
-Cinnamon Girl by Neil Young
-Life on Mars? by David Bowie
-All Day and All of the Night by the Kinks
Aerosmith. I love Steven Tyler's voice and I love blues and their songs are just great. They are like so rock n' roll and they were one of the first big American rock bands. I really like how Joe Perry's guitar solos aren't too long and over the top and I even like their newer stuff too.
-Do you have any guilty pleasure bands/singers on your iPod, MP3 player, etc?
I recently switched over from iPod to a simple walkmen after itunes kept deleting my music. Well it's not usually the kind of music I like but the Season 1 Gossip Girl soundtrack I really like.
-What was the first tape or CD you bought?
I'm guessing it was something like Jump 5. I wouldn't reccomend listening to them. But I used to because sadly I was not always into classic rock.
Kurt Cobain. I think we'd really get along. And I hope so because I always say I would rather know someone famous I admire as a friend and not a fan.
-What was the first concert you attended?
Oh gosh haha, Hilary Duff. I don't even know if I'd consider that a concert though. It is something that I really regret.
-Lastly, what is one thing you love about music?
I love how it makes me feel. When I am singing with a microphone to the music I love wheather it's Guns n' Roses or Bob Dylan, or playing guitar in my room, I feel at ease. And it's so great.
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