#MusicMonday: The Live List

My buddy Phil at The Phil Factor has asked everyone to join in a fun challenge/conversation about the musical artists we’ve seen play live. I’ve got my list below. And to be honest, I may forgotten some thanks to losing some brain cells over the years. Some of these bands, I’ve seen multiple times. There are plenty of musicians I wish I’d seen before they made their final bow, and there are plenty more I hope to see before time is up. To see the other participants’ lists visit Phil’s post here. The links will be in the comments.

In alphabetical order:

  1. 10,000 Maniacs (2x)
  2. Bad Brains
  3. Tori Amos
  4. Eric Clapton
  5. Coldplay
  6. The Cure
  7. Bob Dylan
  8. Steve Earle
  9. Echo and the Bunnymen
  10. Fine Young Cannibals
  11. The Foo Fighters
  12. The Grateful Dead (9x)
  13. Imagine Dragons
  14. Howard Jones
  15. Lenny Kravitz
  16. Little Feat
  17. Little River Band
  18. Morrisey
  19. Peter Murphy
  20. Katy Perry (no judging….)
  21. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (2x)
  22. The Police
  23. John Prine
  24. Public Image Limited
  25. Radiohead
  26. REM (4x)
  27. The Replacements
  28. RUSH (5x)
  29. Siouxie and the Banshees
  30. Social Distortion
  31. Matthew Sweet
  32. George Thorogood and the Destroyers
  33. Twenty-one Pilots
  34. U2 (4x)
  35. UB40
  36. Roger Waters
  37. Yes (3x)

Tan Lines

This is another round of questions via the Sunshine Blogger Award. My lovely friend Alex has bestowed this honor upon me and so I will play along. Alex Rafael has a wonderful blog about film, music and pop culture. Be sure to go visit and follow if you aren’t already!

Alex’s questions:

Which literary character would you most like to be? Robinson Crusoe – as long as I had the skills to survive, I would totally love to be marooned on a deserted island. I just have to figure out who I want to play Friday! And I’d need a trunk of books to survive the wreckage and wash ashore, too. And coffee. Unless it was already growing on the island. This is getting complicated.

Which TV character do you find most inspiring? The Doctor – because even though he has all of time and space at his fingertips, he has particular affection for Earth. That’s very nice of him.

If you could choose one specific drink to make healthy, which would you choose? Tough question. If you mean ANY drink then probably one of my favorite potent potables like a Hendrick’s martini, or maybe Irish whisky. Non-alcoholic? Possibly the Starbucks peppermint mocha. It has like a thousand calories so I rarely get one, but if it were healthier I might treat myself more often.

Which actor/actress did you think would become more famous but faded away? Julia Ormond. Absolutely beautiful and a fine actress. She was in demand in the early 90s and then poof! Nothing. Although, she did play a very small role in the last 2 seasons of Mad Men.

What was the first album you bought/downloaded? When did you last listen to it? Alright so, I remember this very clearly. Right after I got my first record player (dating myself here) I bought three vinyl albums at the same time: The Eagles’ Hotel California, Van Halen 2, Fleetwood Mac Rumours. I only repurchased one of those albums as a digital download – Rumours. And I may have listened to it within the last 6 months, but not real recently.

Which famous mystery do you wish you could know the answer to? What happened to Amelia Earhart and her navigator.

Have you ever had a film ruined by a bad cinema experience? If I get there late and get stuck in the front rows? Yeah, that pretty much sucks. 

Which family member are you most like and why? I would like to say most like my father. He was kind, smart and funny. And he had a knack for storytelling. Nevertheless… For years my mother tried to tell me I was most like my psychotic grandfather. (Nice, right?) So who knows?

What’s the most disappointed you’ve been with a film adaptation from a book? I really avoid movies from books that I truly love. I’m always disappointed. In my mind I have already cast the actors for their roles and inevitably, Hollywood chooses someone else. Oh, alright, hold on I just thought of one! I love the Jack Reacher novels by Lee Child. They cast Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher. Ridiculous. Jack is supposed to be like 6 foot 6 and 220 pounds. Cruise is probably 5’7′ and 160. Ugh.

Which famous person do you wish could live next door to you? Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters – he’s having more fun than anyone. Plus can you imagine the parties? He knows everyone.

What would your dream profession be? Dave Grohl’s event planner. Kidding. Shipwreck survivor? Also kidding. Best selling novelist.

As per my custom, I never play by the rules and pass these on. However, if you want to share your answers or opinions on any of the questions, consider yourself nominated.