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20 Days of Musicians

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Day 01 - Music artist you relate to the most

I don't really relate to things. I don't know why but I've never had that moment when I feel like somebody else thinks exactly like me or that a band's songs are like from my head. People have the need to relate to something but I haven't had that feeling yet. But some have come close. Pink Floyd's The Wall is one of the few records I really relate to the most in music. Here's few of their lyrics (I think mostly Waters' lyrics):

Tell me is something eluding you, sunshine?
Is this not what you expected to see?
If you wanna find out what's behind these cold eyes
You'll just have to claw your way through this disguise.

In The Flesh?

What shall we use
To fill the empty spaces
Where we used to talk?
How shall I fill
The final places?
How should I complete the wall.

Empty Spaces

I've got wild staring eyes.
And I've got a strong urge to fly.
But I got nowhere to fly to.

Nobody Home

I don't need no arms around me
And I dont need no drugs to calm me.
I have seen the writing on the wall.
Don't think I need anything at all.

Another Brick in the Wall Part 3

You better make your face up in
Your favorite disguise.
With your button down lips and your
Roller blind eyes.
With your empty smile
And your hungry heart.

Run Like Hell
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Day 02 - Your favorite band/artist from wherever you live

The drummer actually lived in our neighborhood
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Day 03 - An underrated band

I love these guys. They are not so popular outside of UK (at least not in Finland) and it's really a shame.

EDIT: These days, without Frank, Gallows sucks.
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Day 04 - A band you miss the most

In a way it was no shock when The White Stripes announced that they'd no longer make music as The White Stripes. It was something that you could expect, because Jack had all his side projects and they haven't been doing music for a while now. But I was still hoping to see them live someday but I guess that will never happen. I kinda miss them already.
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Day 05 - A band you wish you'd seen live

Seeing Pink Floyd live would've been something so amazing. And seeing David Gilmour live.. ah man. There is no other band I would like to see more than Pink Floyd. But the point is to see ALL of the members on stage... not only one or two performing under the name of Pink Floyd. And that's not possible anymore.
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Day 06 - An artist that sums up what great music should be

I haven't yet listened enough of music to answer to this question the way I want to. But I'll just answer it the way I feel about it now. I chose The Clash because it has been an influental band and especially the fact that they didn't do what everybody expected them to do. After London Calling the band got the punk sticker. They were the greatest punk band and everybody was expecting to see more punk albums, or even rock albums. But instead they made Sandinista. And that's why I love The Clash. Any band that is ready to risk losing most of their fanbase, I respect. I love the fact that the band followed their own feelings and they got their own influences together and put some of that to their music. Punk, reggae, rock, jazz or whatever, it's world music! Unfortunately Sandinista was a flop (at least in Europe) when it came out but in America it was accepted a little better. Later it has claimed a bigger success too, but it's a shame that it took all this time to get people to understand that record.

The Clash is also here because they never stopped trying to make people make a difference and actually see the state of the world. Good music has the good old "make a difference" feel to it. Music has helped the world a little bit. Music HAS made a difference. If not on the whole world, at least on some individuals. I might seem naive saying that but that's the way I feel. Also their lyrics have been constantly great, wheter they were punk, rock or reggae lyrics. My second choice for this section was David Bowie.
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Day 07 - Favorite dead musician

I know, he was a terrible bass player. But still, he was the embodiment of punk. I can't help it. He's my favorite dead musician, and I don't care if you don't get it. Also some great dead musician favorites are: Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Sam Cooke, Jyri Honkavaara, Otis Redding and Michael Jackson. 2016 edit: ...and Bowie.
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Day 08 - Favorite songwriter

& Mick Jones. These two were an awesome song writing duo. It's hard to only pick one or two because there are so many great songwriters in the world.

Here's some of my favorite bits and parts of song lyrics by Mick & Joe:
Love 'n hate tattooed across the knuckles of his hands,
Hands that slap his kids around, 'cause they don't understand how,

Death or glory, becomes just another story.

'N every gimmick hungry yob digging gold from rock 'n roll,
Grabs the mike to tell us he'll die before he's sold,
But I believe in this and it's been tested by research,
He, who fucks nuns, will later join the church.

Death Or Glory (Strummer/Jones)

I wasn't born so much as I fell out
Nobody seemed to notice me
We had a hedge back home in the suburbs
Over which I never could see

I heard the people who lived on the ceiling
Scream and fight most scarily
Hearing that noise was my first ever feeling
That's how it's been all around me

Lost in the Supermarket (Strummer/Jones)

Somebody got murdered
His name cannot be found
A small stain on the pavement
They'll scrub it off the ground
As the daily crown disperses
No-one says that much
Somebody got murdered
And it' left me with a touch

Somebody Got Murdered (Strummer/Jones, also the rest of the Clash)

Number 1
You have the right not to be killed
Murder is a CRIME!
Unless it was done by a
Policeman or aristocrat
Know your rights

And Number 2
You have the right to food money
Providing of course you
Don't mind a little
Investigation, humiliation
And if you cross your fingers
Rehabilitation

Know Your Rights (Strummer/Jones)
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Day 09 - Best songwriter

Again, there are loads and loads of great songwriters and Bowie is one of them.

It's a god-awful small affair
To the girl with the mousy hair
But her mummy is yelling "No"
And her daddy has told her to go
But her friend is nowhere to be seen
Now she walks through her sunken dream
To the seat with the clearest view
And she's hooked to the silver screen
But the film is a saddening bore
'Cause she's lived it ten times or more
She could spit in the eyes of fools
As they ask her to focus on.

Life On Mars?

I'm an alligator, I'm a mama-papa coming for you
I'm the space invader, I'll be a rock 'n' rollin' bitch for you
Keep your mouth shut, you're squawking like a pink monkey bird
And I'm busting up my brains for the words

Keep your electric eye on me babe
Put your ray gun to my head
Press your space face close to mine, love
Freak out in a moonage daydream oh yeah!

Moonage Daydream

Time takes a cigarette, puts it in your mouth
You pull on your finger, then another finger, then your cigarette
The wall-to-wall is calling, it lingers, then you forget
Ohhh how how how, you're a rock 'n' roll suicide

You're too old to lose it, too young to choose it
And the clocks waits so patiently on your song
You walk past a cafe but you don't eat when you've lived too long.

Rock 'N Roll Suicide

We passed upon the stair, we spoke of was and when
Although I wasn't there, he said I was his friend
Which came as some surprise I spoke into his eyes
I thought you died alone, a long long time ago

Oh no, not me
I never lost control
You're face to face
With the Man Who Sold The World

The Man Who Sold the World
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Day 10 - A band you wish people would get over already

I've never really liked The Beatles as much as the whole world has and still does. This is not just about my age because many of my friends love The Beatles. I like few of the songs, most of them are the very popular ones. I just can't get into them. But people are still very fanatic about them.
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Day 11 - Favorite female singer

I also like Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys and several soul singers.
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Day 12 - Favorite male singer

This was a super hard choice, cause there are so many great male vocalists. But I decided to pick two favorites, David Gilmour and Freddie Mercury. I adore Gilmour's voice. You can hear the emotion behind his voice and it's pretty chilling. He's the perfect singer for Pink Floyd. Syd is not really even someone to compare with David, they're so different in their styles. Freddie Mercury just has the most distinctive voice in my opinion. I think he has the best voice but Gilmour is my personal number one. And a close third and fourth are David Bowie & Jack White.


Other mentionable male vocalists: Louis Armstrong, Serj Tankian, Daron Malakian, Brian Molko...
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Day 13 - A band/artist you didn't like at first

At first I just didn't like her. The music felt boring. But after listening to it for a while I actually loved her albums. The voice and the talent is definitely there but the songs get boring at times.
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Day 14 - Favorite drummer

Have you ever heard a saying "you're only as good as your drummer"? It's usually true. Topper has so much skills and he has been even called "The Human Drum Machine". He was the drummer when The Clash recorded their best album, London Calling. It's a flawless record. Simon Phillips is also one of my favorite drummers.
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Day 15 - The most overrated band/artist

I just don't get it. Sorry.

2016 edit: funny enough, i ended up liking Ride the Lightning and Master of Puppets. Otherwise, still meh.
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Day 16 - A musician you'd like to meet

I think Jack White would be a very pleasant person. But I bet he would be playing air guitar or drums all the time or if he had a guitar, and he'd never leave it..
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Day 17 - Band you love, but has disappointed you

I used to be totally crazy about Marilyn Manson. And I still love the first records so much. Antichrist Superstar is my all time favorite and Portrait of an American Family is the second favorite. All the way up to The Golden Age of Grotesque they were great. Absolutely awesome. But. Eat Me Drink Me was the first disappointment. It was more of an OK record than something great that I was expecting. It clearly was a more personal record but I still didn't enjoy it. And that's where the downhill began. The High end Of Low was the low point really. It was just SO disappointing. After hearing that Twiggy would reunite with the band for the record and MM saying that the record would be like Antichrist, I was SUPER excited. I only kinda liked Leave a Scar and Running to the Edge of the World from the record. I hear they're making a new album, but I'm not sure if I'm too excited about it.

2016 edit: The Pale Emperor did a good job at saving the sinking ship that was Marilyn Manson. They're still slowly becoming old news and the man himself is branching out to acting and other things besides music. He's still a great guy and I wish the best for his career.
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Day 18 - A band/artist that is better live

They do great shows but otherwise their music gets a little boring.
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Day 19 - Best band assembly

The voices of Serj and Daron fit perfectly together. It's like they were meant to be in the same band. The whole energy of the band is awesome.

2016 edit: Honestly I don't agree with this anymore but I don't have a better answer either.
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Day 20 - The most important band/artist

My first real musical love. As a kid I listened to Eminem and Michael Jackson but Sex Pistols just worked for me way better. If I hadn't heard them back then, I propably never would've liked them. They made me into what I am now. It was the right band at the right time in my life and now it's one of the most important parts of my life.
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I saw the giraffe's 30 people list, and there was a musician section which I found very interesting. So I made my version and added some more sections.

These lists are just too much fun!

Day 01 - Music artist you relate to the most
Day 02 - Your favorite band/artist from wherever you live
Day 03 - An underrated band
Day 04 - A band you miss the most
Day 05 - A band you wish you'd seen live
Day 06 - An artist that sums up what great music should be
Day 07 - Favorite dead musician
Day 08 - Favorite songwriter
Day 09 - Best songwriter
Day 10 - A band you wish people would get over already
Day 11 - Favorite female singer
Day 12 - Favorite male singer
Day 13 - A band/artist you didn't like at first
Day 14 - Favorite drummer
Day 15 - The most overrated band/artist
Day 16 - A musician you'd like to meet
Day 17 - Band you love, but has disappointed you
Day 18 - A band/artist that is better live
Day 19 - Best band assembly
Day 20 - The most important band/artist

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Posted: 7 years ago at Jul 7 18:01
Great list! So glad I inspired you to make it. :D

Nice to see lots of love for The Clash and Pink Floyd on here, that we agree on people needing to get over The Beatles, and that we're agreed on Manson being a disappointment at times (especially lately). I too was sad when The White Stripes called it quits, and count myself lucky I got to see them live the one & only time that I did.

Curious about Gallows now.
Posted: 7 years ago at Jul 8 11:06
täysin samaa mieltä erityisesti The White Stripesin, The Clashin ja The Beatlesin kohdalla, loistava lista! :)
Posted: 6 years, 11 months ago at Jul 27 18:45
AMazing list!!! Makes me want to do my own...seriously awesome!
Posted: 6 years, 7 months ago at Dec 16 0:50
Where's Led Zeppelin?
Posted: 6 years, 5 months ago at Feb 8 3:01
Why do we need to get over The Beatles? You obviously haven't gotten over Pink Floyd or The Clash.

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