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As the forum 'moderator' I suppose it's up to me to do stuff like this. I've noticed a lot of new posters and I think that's a good thing, but it'd be nice if some of the 'regulars' and the new people could put a few lines down about who they are, what they're into, hype their websites if they want to, etc. etc. Just to be neighbourly, you understand...;)

Tom, Tuesday, 30 January 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I am : Dr. C aged 39 I live : in South-West London I earn money for records by : doing marketing in UK and USA I like : 1960's : US Garage-punk (Nuggets etc), Kinks, Small Faces

Dr. C, Tuesday, 30 January 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I am : Dr. C aged 39 I live : in South-West London I earn money for records by : doing marketing in UK and USA I like : 1960's : US Garage-punk (Nuggets etc), Kinks, Small Faces 1970's New York Punk, The Who, most punk/new-wave post '76. Kraftwerk 1980's Factory 1990's : electronica, Mag.fields

I have a weakness for : box sets, extra tracks, remasters of old stuff I can't be bothered with : hip-hop, metal.

When I'm not obsessing over music trivia I : play soccer (goalie or striker), play guitar (loudly and badly) do stuff with my 2 kids (8 and 5), drink beer.

What else do you want to know?

Dr. C, Tuesday, 30 January 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Well i like it here, so since I'm planning on staying for a while... I am Omar Munoz, 29, Spanish but born and still living in Amsterdam. Work at a new hip hop magazine, also write S.F. stories. Like: to read theory, S.F. and yr usual American writers. Fashion, film, drugs all very interesting. Hardcore Real Madrid and Ajax fan. But on to the music: at a young age got obsessed with The Beatles, went through a dreadful Supertramp/Pink Floyd period, for a short period lived the life of a metalhead and was saved by the onslaught of rave. I'm still trying to make sense of the shift that whole period/lifestyle had on my way of thinking. I like every sort of music but have certain obsessions: Kraftwerk, Astrud Gilberto, Detroit Techno (esp. Underground Resistance), Basic Channel, Spiritualized, 1968-1975 Miles Davis, Coltrane, dub, Patti Smith, NEU!, jungle that channels the ghost of rave (Doc Scott, Source Direct, Total Science). My favorite Beatles song is: 'I Am The Walrus", my favorite track of all time probably is Derrick May's 'It Is What It Is', closely followed by Carl Craig's 'How The West Was Won'. Next month I'll become father :) That's it...

Omar, Tuesday, 30 January 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

David, 36, gay, living and working in north west London.

Favourite bands: The Magnetic Fields, Marc Almond, Kirsty MacColl, Orbital and XTC. Favourite album right this minute: Lemon Jelly KY.

I've recently started a blog:

David Sim, Tuesday, 30 January 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Hi. I'm Tanya. I Hate Music.

What else do you need to know?

Tanya Headon, Tuesday, 30 January 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I'm Mark. At 31, I'm the elder statesman of the Pitchfork staff. Whenever I want to feel good I play the Boredoms' Super Roots 7 in my car really loud. If I feel sad, I play either Nobakazu Takemura's "Kepler," Schneider TM's cover of The Smiths' "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out" (re-titled "The Light 3000") or Nina Simone's cover of "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues." When I'm angry, it's Bob Dylan's "She's Your Lover Now." To boost my confidence, it's something off Dr. Dre's 2001. And if I'm feeling misunderstood, Silver Jews' "Random Rules" usually does the trick. Jan St. Werner is something close to a hero of mine, I really love most all of what he does, from Mouse on Mars to Lithops to Microstoria. And I want John Coltrane's "Welcome" to play when my future wife walks down the aisle.

Mark Richardson, Tuesday, 30 January 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I'm Dan and I'm a 28-year-old African-American living in Boston, Massachusetts. By day, I'm a big software engineer geek, while at night I sing in various choruses around Boston, including Tanglewood Festival Chorus (the OFFICIAL chorus of the Boston Symphony/Pops Orchestras, nyah nyah nyah). I like sunsets, science fiction and bragging about my singing. My turnoffs include the word "moist" and Fred Durst.

Dan Perry, Tuesday, 30 January 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I'm an American Tom, a quietly punk 20. I wear lots of sweaters, to make up for which I drink alot, wear my pocketwatch on a chain, and just got an odd-looking piercing done by a bearded lady. People think I'm gay, but I'm not. My favorite music is/was made by Stefan Jaworzyn, Fahey, Ayler, Weezer, Outkast, Gluecifer, NWW, Beefheart, Scott Walker, Britney, Nick Cave, Creedence, the Stooges, AMM, the Dead C., Sleater- Kinney, the Mag Fields, Blind Willie Johnson, Ground-Zero, and the Boredoms. I like bowling, darts, pickles with pancakes, and Coen Bros. films. I've been told I have "impossibly blue" eyes and "Hobbit feet." I'm currently going out with someone, but don't let that stop you.

Otis Wheeler, Tuesday, 30 January 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I like this and I like that. I'm intrigued by the fact that Otis has heard all this cool stuff that I haven't, and therefore am also jealous of the bastard. I do things. I enjoy things. I smile. How are you? Yes, I love me too. Embrace the nothingness that is me. Further lies to be found at my home page.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 30 January 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

White, male, British, straight, mid-30s, living in the Leiden, the Netherlands. Got massively into my dad's Buddy Holly + Beatles albums when a bairn, never looked back. Last album bought Kid 606 'down the scene'. Love Newcastle United + Sparta Rotterdam. Read obsessively politics + history. Speak Dutch badly.

Omar, do you ever buy SF at Barry's Book Exchange on the Kloveniersburgwal in Amsterdam by any chance?

Stevo, Tuesday, 30 January 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

This is so AOL Chatroom of you, Tom.

Hi, I'm Ally, I'm 20 and I live in NYC and I'm a cigarette- holic...err, wait, I'm supposed to have quit, scratch that. I own a lot of shoes. I like virtually every type of music, I'm really not that picky. My current playlist, ie that which I've brought to work and have in my CD holder, includes Dido, the Donnas, the Who, D'Angelo, All Saints, Le Tigre, Madonna, Dandy Warhols, Donna Summer, Pulp, Lulu (? Why did I bring this to work for crying out loud?), Jay- Z, Nelly, the Junior Vasquez at Twilo CD, some trance compilation, Tommy Boy's greatest hits, Bruce Springsteen, Dusty Springfield, Marvin Gaye, Britney Spears, Joy Division, another Madonna CD, Bebel Gilberto, and Saint Etienne. I just listed those artists because they're in my case but I really honestly listen to everything. You can of course read my site if you want to learn more about my tastes cos I do review things there. Except right now I'm too busy talking about Jason Sehorn's winking disease to review anything.

Except for Mariah Carey. I can't abide that one.

Ally, Tuesday, 30 January 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

OK then: male, British, 20, unemployed, prospective Open University student, living in Dorset since 1994 though actually born in London. Into a massive range of music from early 90s hardcore through current R&B to 60s / 70s folk/rock, but certain names stand out: The Fall, Public Enemy, Outkast, The Auteurs, The Magnetic Fields, Momus, Mercury Rev, My Bloody Valentine, Wu-Tang Clan, Kool Keith / Ultramagnetic MCs (purely the first names that come to mind, and only the tip of the iceberg). Favourite album ever (if I have to choose): XTC's "Skylarking". Favourite music currently: The Avalanches (though they're little short of a living dream; they *send* me).

Website at Other websites contributed to:, and Not actually a contributor to, but eternally indebted to its every word.

Robin Carmody, Tuesday, 30 January 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Kris, 24 (though I still get ID-ed even for cigarettes(!)), M, 1st year phD student at Berkeley in the Molecular and Cellular Biology program (I study viral genetics, sort of) after spending 6 years at UC Davis getting a B.A.S. in English and genetics, the only magazine I have a subscription to is the Economist, the only records I've listened to in the past week is an Eater collection and the first Donnas album, the only things I have on tape are boxing matches, porn, and most of the Ultimate Fighting Championships, my favorite drinks are bourbon and very cheap beer, I have terrific eyes and a nice head of hair so I wear hats and sunglasses most of the time (egalitarian, you see), I enjoy slow-dancing with the oversized women ("who look like Sam Kinison") that frequent the local dive bars, I have some sort of reputation as a rocker but 99% of what I listen to is either pop/R& B radio or whatever someone else is listening to, my favorite bands are Black Sabbath and the Angry Samoans, I am actually enjoying the Ken Burns' Jazz series quite a bit (and I nearly cried the way they set up Billie Holiday doing "Strange Fruit"), my favorite "ball" sports are baseball and pinball, my lies are often misinterpreted as sarcasm, and I'm hella pleased to meet you.

Kris P., Tuesday, 30 January 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Kris, you asshole, that was much better than whatever I'm going to come up with.

I'm Josh, edging up on 23, finishing a master's in math and planning to start Ph.D. in philosophy (goodbye career prospects) in the fall. I like lots of music. The last five CDs I listened to were by Bad Religion, Rachel's, the Borodin Quartet playing Dmitri Shostakovich, the Beta Band, and before that I don't remember. I inflict my musical selections on the listening public, such as it is, on one of those freeform communist indie rock stations. I write about music now and then. I also like Wittgenstein, William Carlos Williams, Thomas Pynchon, John Berryman, Borges, Haruki Murakami, and many other usual suspects. I speak Russian, but not all that well. I like ginger beer.

Josh, Tuesday, 30 January 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I'm a 20-year-old guy from Boston, Massachusetts, going to school in Providence, Rhode Island. I'm double-majoring in computer science and theater. I like pop music but I hate making favorite band lists; there's only what you're listening to right now. According to WinAmp, I've today and yesterday listened to tracks by Eminem, Trembling Blue Stars, Destiny's Child, Avalanches, Les Savy Fav, Jay-Z, Six by Seven, Beta Band, Acen, Common, St. Etienne, DJ Assault, Alpha Breed, Skee-Lo vs Survivor vs Breeders, Backstreet Boys, Pixies, Shaggy, Magnetic Fields, Sweet Female Attitude, Snoop Dogg, and the Dismemberment Plan. I have a blog at and I don't answer questions on the forum very frequently, so I'm really just plugging myself now.

Ian White, Tuesday, 30 January 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Another 20 year old college boy...likes lots of college-boy music but not exclusively...lives in Hoboken, NJ...preparing to become either computer engineer or minor indie rock star, whatever comes first, which pretty much means in two years I'll be working at some dot-com in the city...hates backpack rap...addicted to Napster and Dr. Pepper...currently listening to Nick Cave's "Let Love In"...has seen Dead Alive 30+ times...last 6 CD purchases: "Crooked Fingers", "From the Desk of Mr Lady" - Le Tigre, "I Need Drugs" - Necro, "Blank Wave Arcade" - The Faint, "6 Feet Deep" - Gravediggaz...enjoys singing and writing, Big Star, D-Plan and Les Savy Fav shows, anything Kool Keith, Pixies, wearing band T-shirts and indie rock glasses, Public Enemy, BDP, basically any and all old school hip hop, driving, arguing, Pavement, D-Child, punk rock, Fugazi, "Reach Out (I'll Be There)" Outkast...wants to start a blog...That's all.

larmey, Tuesday, 30 January 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

29, USA although i had duel citizenship(canadian) until i was 19. professional student, currently a grad student in physics. also a plant pathologist assistant as of today. i am one of those horrible indie types that seem to be so despised here favourite bands are pram, luke sutherland stuff, ectogram, gorkys, roy montgomery, sex clark five, anything on siesta(usually). have more college credits than anyone else in recorded history. make very little money. write record reviews in five minutes or less for friend's website but its name would discredit me greatly. libertarian, i tend not to accept anything that is free.

keith, Tuesday, 30 January 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I'm David, 20, and I live in the unfashionable end of London (near Romford - urgh). I like loads of stuff, but principally The Smiths, Magazine and The Associates. I watch 'Vids' on Channel 4 religiously. I'm also a frustrated musician, so if there's anybody out there near me who wants to make music drop me a line...please?

DG, Tuesday, 30 January 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

18 years old in Melbourne, Australia. Entering the second year of an Arts/Law degree and wondering whether there are any legal ramifications to music writing I can make money out of. I pontificate for free at Skykicki ng. I like UK Garage, street hip hop, R&B, house, jungle, techno, Britney Spears and anything with a good beat and cool production. I also enjoy a decent amount of post-punk and its decendants - late eighties/early nineties experimental guitary stuff, mostly. Right now the three songs that touch me deep down inside are Aphex Twin's "Xtal", Omni Trio's "Thru The Vibe" and Disco Inferno's "Second Language".

Contrary to popular opinion, I have not sold my body to strangers for cds.

Tim Finney, Tuesday, 30 January 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

White, Male, Straight, Deprived Of Any Nationality, Depressed, Annoyed, Nearly Dead and Bored.

Phil Paterson, Tuesday, 30 January 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I'm 21 years old and live in Canada. I'm graduating this spring with a bachelor's degree in journalism and after that it's rather hazy. I suppose you could call me an indiekid but I don't like a lot of the current "scene". I used to have strong views on the kind of Big Ideas this forum discusses but I've been just too burnt out the past few months to bother with it. Fortunately, the old spark re-appeared Friday night at a party where I threatened a good friend with physical violence when she told me how little music means to her. I thought last year was a rather dull year for new music and mostly concentrated on finding obscure songs to put on mix-tapes and CD-Rs for others. Mixing makes me happy. I don't read much anymore except for newspapers and blogs since I don't have time for anything else. I blather on in this fashion on a semi-regular basis here.

Kathleen, Tuesday, 30 January 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I'm 26, from Sydney, Australia. I work as a legal editor, I spend all my money on clothes, nightclubs and alcohol and what is little left on cds. I am also an unrepentant indiekid. I have the bob and the glasses and the slavish devotion to Belle & Sebastian. Currently on rotation is Grandaddy, The Delgados, Le Tigre. Beloved favourites also include Suede, The Smiths, The Charlatans, The Divine Comedy, Hefner, Gorky's Zygotic Mynci, Broadcast, Clinic, Apples in Stereo, SFA and Shed Seven. When my boyfriend goes back to Glasgow at the end of the year I’m going with him.

Audrey, Wednesday, 31 January 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Age: 20; Profession: Computer Science Major, UC Berkeley, Senior Year; Music Likes: doesn't discriminate -- velvets, post-velvets, costello, post-punk, free jazz, pop, R&B, rap, oldies rock, classic rock, minimalism, UK Garage, just plain garage, "IDM", occasional indie, alt-country, Motown, soul, occasional contempo-non-alt- country, more frequent non-contempo-non-alt-country, post-rock, big rock, non-contempo-folk, jazz vocalists, et cet.; Music Dislikes: not even Limp Bizkit, not always anyway; Literary Likes: Pynchon, Vollmann, Amis, Kawabata, McInerny, Ellis, Barthelme, McElroy, Undset; Literary Dislikes: innumerable; Style: plaid shirts, I wear lots of plaid shirts; Other interests: history, developmental psych., user interface design, workflow processing; Other hobbies: meat, I eat lots of meat; Currently Digging: tha' new Eve track; Web Presence: in collaboration with my partner in kryme, Jimmy Mod, In Review (media items want to be) .

Sterling Clover, Wednesday, 31 January 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

You're all so bloody YOUNG!

Dr. C, Wednesday, 31 January 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

It occurs to me that some people may not know me either! I'm 27, live and work in Oxford but my heart is in London. I'm an 'Internet Analyst', hem hem. I like to go to the pub a lot (you should click on that link as it takes you to the best weblog in the world).

Music I currently love best: late 70s/early 80s post-punk and pop- rock trash, 00s R&B and pop, hip-hop, minimalist electronic and classical music, a smattering of predictable cross-genre classics.

Music I want to learn more about in '01: hip-hop, early country and western, show tunes, avant-electronic stuff, early and latterday Jamaican music, African pop, and reconnecting with dance music would be nice too.

Music I currently love least: most current indie, post-Coldplay slowrock, 60s pop and its myriad imitators.

Music I like but dont feel a particular buzz for at present: jazz, krautrock, 80s pop, soul.

Tom, Wednesday, 31 January 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I'm 23, living and working in London as a CRM analyst (which sounds earily similar to Tom's job) and have quite bad spelling and typing skills. I haven't contibuted yet but plan to, i really do.

Music i like: Hip Hop, current R+B, jungle before it went crap, pirate radio pumping out garage at the weekend (massive shout out to the text message massive!), st etienne, post rock (for my sins), reggae (esp early ska), Scott Walker, mowtown, 70s soul/funk, decent indie (B+S, Magnetic Fields, Smiths, etc), increasingly jazz as the years creep by, new jazzy house stuff like cinematic orchestra, abba, masters at work style house, northern soul, Dexy's, ABC, Trail of Dead. Main worry: there's too much good music and not enough money!

Music I dont like: Coldplay et al, modern soul that reckons its more authentic that r+b (e.g. Erica Badu), Beatles (dont hate, but I'm sure you understand).

Robin, Wednesday, 31 January 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I've hardly written anything, but what the hey. 19, from Brisbane, Australia, uni student, writer of bad poetry and complete and utter idiot with questionable taste.

Like: Pulp, Garbage, Radiohead (not Kid A), Madonna, Daphne & Celeste, Britney Spears, Atomic Kitten, Portishead, Goldfrapp, Lamb, The Avalanches, Kent, Muse, Gomez, Dandy Warhols, Placebo, Supergrass Machine Gun Fellatio and whatever crappy all-girl group is in the charts at the moment, and bugger it, Scary Spice's solo stuff. See, I told you I was an idiot. And there's even more embarassing stuff I deliberately left out.

I hate: Eminem, Limp Bizkit, Korn, Christina Aguilera, Craig David, Limp Bizkit (so bad they deserve two mentions), Moby and Destiny's Child.

Edward Okulicz, Wednesday, 31 January 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Nicole, twenty-feh, living in the Middle of Nowhere til I finish my masters degree in Library and Information Science. My favorite drinks are black coffee (just the plain stuff, I won't deal with all of the Starbucks fluffery) and Guinness. Likes to read history books and lots of fiction, but can't stand Bridget Jones and her ilk. Sadly addicted to Sanrio & San-x stuff, cheesy pop cultural moments like Britney and Aerosmith at the Superbowl, Aero bars, and Iron Chef.

Music I lurve: Loads of girl groups (and by this I mean stuff like Destiny's Child and the Shirelles, not crap like the Bangles), Disco, Bacharach, hip hop, most Max Martin produced material (with the exception of N'Sync), r&b, too much old heavy metal, Roxy Music (& Eno in general til he started working with U2), 70s soul/funk, some post rock, J-pop, Adam & the Ants, Nick Cave, Abba, Scott Walker, Motown, Abba, Talk Talk, Pixies, Smiths, Prince, Aphex Twin, Dusty Springfield, Felt, Donna Summer, etc. etc. etc….

Music I loathe: Verticalmatchbox's creed of coldplay, divas with no flair (Mariah, Kylie, Christina, etc.), nu-metal, coffee table stuff like David and Macy Gray (could they be related??), indieshite.

Nicole, Wednesday, 31 January 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Jimmy The Mod is a displaced Canadian, sent to America following that country's long and bloody confrontation with a group of Huns seeking the creation of an independant City-State in the Newfoundland area. He comes from a family of nobles, but not notable nobles. He is a contradiction, yes he is.

Likes: Pie, cheeses, intellecutal chaos and salted meats.

Dislikes: Green vegtables, fat chicks.

He contributes to In Review with partner in crime Sterling Clover, and confuses some and delights others with his alternately long winded and painfully brief diatribes on women and music, but not nessicarily women IN music.

The King is dead. Long live The King.

JM, Wednesday, 31 January 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

maura, 25, philadelphia, cranky, often referred to as mauradotcom, vaguely dissatisfied with the state of gender/religious/employment-related/domestic affairs, wears lots of black, nearsighted, started going gray at 18, writes for nylpm and the philadelphia weekly.

current favorites: all natural lemon and lime flavors, queens of the stone age, 'fast food nation' by eric schlosser, hot roast beef sandwiches, the places, the stickmen.

perennial favorites: mudhoney, bikini kill, david foster wallace, amtrak, 'beyond the valley of the dolls,' 20-song blocks of the black crowes, fried bean curd in spicy sauce.

maura, Wednesday, 31 January 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

i'm about as new as they get, but i want to post more, so what the fuck. i'm 15 and live in surrey [uk], supposed to be a maths/physics nerd but i haven't the bloody faintest what math-rock is supposed to be [someone tell me]. listen to quite a bit... stereotypical alternasomething sonic youth and velvets, the manics and suede [i'm young enough to get away with it dammit]... quite a bit of metal and industrial, techno and some hiphop, and whatever asian dub foundation / black star liner are. eighties hangup with jane's addiction, joy division and so on, plus obsession with 1997 pop music - fantastic year. two-step garage completely lost on me, as are boybands. no website or anything, but should be starting an online fanzine this summer post-gcses. would blog, no time.

jess owens, Wednesday, 31 January 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

OK - 44 (the oldest so far?) - living in delightfull beachside Thirroul, south of Sydney, Australia - working as a computer something in market research - with a loving partner + 2 dogs & 1 cat - continuing old-time favourites : Pere Ubu (still making some good stuff, amazingly), early Scritti Politti (I love all their releases but the pre-pop days are favourites), Slapp Happy (marvellous), Faust, Bowie, Eno... - currently liking : modern German stuff where digital meets analogue (Tarwater, Kreidler and, to a lesser extent, To Rococo Rot); Aimee Mann; post-glitch electronic (Pimmon et al); and, even though they've broken up and have always been disliked by most - Ben Folds Five

Have a look at my web site : : for more including my small place in the history of Australian post-punk...

philT, Wednesday, 31 January 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

But Nicole, me, you and Ron will ALWAYS have the Bangles, how could you besmirch them...

I'm going to be at work til midnight tonight. Jolly ho, all I want is a dance.

Ally, Wednesday, 31 January 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Hi everybody, I'm Simone, Swiss (please avoid quips on chocolate, banks and watches ;-) tough I actually live and study in Milan. I'm into a bit of everything... my favourite bands are dirty three, morphine, tortoise, arab strap, pascal comelade and... many others.

Simone, Thursday, 1 February 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Hi, erm...28, live and work in Edinburgh as a computer programmer and have spent a fair proportion of my life rooting about in record shops even if i didn't actually have the money to buy anything (something my wife will never understand!).

Seem to spend money on records with the hope that I will discover the new Beatles or Brian Wilson but am nearly always disappointed.

There now follows the usual random, unqualified list of stuff i really like or have been listening to lately: SFA, Boo Radleys/Brave Captain, Olivia Tremor Control, The Shazam, Jayhawks, Jellyfish, Outkast, Ben Folds Five, The Zombies, Roy Wood, Smokey Robinson, Aimee Mann, Godspeed You Black Emperor!, The Kingsbury Manx, Blur, Ryan Adams, Dexys Midnight Runners etc etc etc.

I am currently building a database of all my records and of course its for insurance reasons not because I'm sad.

One of my fave films is Brazil and my fave tv prog is the Simpsons. The current question i am pondering is, how much can you actually tell about someone from a list of their favourite things?

mark m smith, Thursday, 1 February 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Which Zombies stuff have you been listening to, Mark? I got 'Odessey and Oracle' last year, and it still knocks me dead.'Time of the Season', ' I Want Her, She Wants Me' - genius. An overlooked classic.

Dr. C, Thursday, 1 February 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

No Ally, I think the Bangles are best left to Ron -- I haven't earned the right to call myself a fan! After all, I wasn't a "consultant" to the Behind the Music special on them like he was. The fact that I was sad enough to watch it should speak volumes, but Behind the Music, no matter what awful band is being profiled, always makes great backround noise. And how else would I have gained any knowledge of the Creed story?

Nicole, Thursday, 1 February 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Name: Old Fart!!!! Age: If it's good enough for the ladies to say someting like "29!!!", then it's good enough for me!!!! Work: Computers and webby programming stuffs!!!!! Webstuffs: Senior Citizen, Senior Dads and Dadweb IndieWebPubs Location: In and around the Glasgow area, in Bonny Scotland!!!! Musical abilities: Not Too bad.... Music likes: loadsa good stuff. especially nice dirty electronic stuff!!! (As long as it's not got an ominously chin-scratching title like "Mathematical Logical Progressions vol. XIV: Teaching The Next Level of Nu-Kool" or some othher dreadfully studious title!!!!) Music dislikes: anything woefully pretentious or plain dull.. (ie I'm not too much into Van Morrison or Westlife!!!!!!)

Er... That's it!!!!!

Old Fart

Old Fart!!!, Thursday, 1 February 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Dr C

Odessey And Oracle is indeed most fine but given you said one of your weaknesses was box sets (as it is mine) I'm sure you'll understand I have the fantastic box set Zombie Heaven. 2 cds of everything they ever released in their original mixes, 1 cd of home demos and studio outtakes and 1 cd of BBC sessions plus a rather lovely booklet.

What with recent re-releases of Odessey I think its been getting more notice of late than it probably has for many years. The tracks recorded immediately after it as the band started to metamorphosise into Argent are equally as beautiful and even a lot of the tracks from the first album Begin Here are worth hearing. I especially like their version of Summertime(over exposed though that song is), although anything Colin Blunstone sings sounds good.

I'm sure there is no other band who would have such a strong singles collection and yet only one UK hit. Their problem I think was the complete lack of image. Just 4 unassuming guys who dropped out of their studies/bank jobs to have a go at being a band. Its pretty rock 'n' roll how un-rock 'n' roll they actually were - I'm sure if they had fought with each other, done loads of drugs and tried to write a rock opera they would have been huge but thankfully they didn't and weren't

mark m smith, Thursday, 1 February 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I'm 23, male, from Croatia.

I study journalism. I am also the editor of pop-magazine Nomad, a sort of The Face-meets-early nineties Melody Maker affair that doesn't sell very well, but has managed to show that intelligent writing about pop culture is possible even in this particular part of the world.

Spent my teenage years being an indie kid, then ditched guitars and switched to modern-day club and pop sounds. Into: UK garage, house, hip hop, R&B, Bacharach, brazilian/easy listening... I've spent the most part of last year listening to garage. Then during the summer I discovered Todd Edwards, and now I listen to nothing but garage and Todd Edwards. Mostly.

In my spare time I also DJ, and I'm starting to make tracks on my computer. They're not terribly good yet, but I've made an Aaliyah vs Jimmy Nash bootleg which I'm kinda proud of, and which all my friends and relatives had to sit through. I opened my set at last year's biggest Croatian rave with it, too. Then procedeed to play loads of garage and house. On the chill-out floor, mind you.

Tonci Kozul, Thursday, 1 February 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Mark - Zombie Heaven is gonna be the next box set I get, for sure. I nearly bought it while on a worktrip to Chicago a couple of weeks ago. I guess what stopped me was the fact that I haven't heard anything they've done apart from Odessey and "She's Not There' - I wondered if the rest of the box would be as good, or whether I'd be shelling out 40 quid only to find that I already had the best stuff.

So I got the Nuggets box instead (even though I had about half of it on other compilations). The best box I've ever bought! ( superb re- mastering, great packaging, fantastic book)

Dr. C, Friday, 2 February 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Dr C

I have the Nuggets box too and agree on how fantastic it is. Hard to believe all this stuff is from only a 3 year time period and nice to get an informative booklet too. I got the Phil Spector box for my christmas and it has an awful uninformative booklet. I suppose the quality of the music is paramount but when you pay £40/£50 for a box you expect decent packaging.

You may find that Odessey is the best Zombies stuff but most of the rest of the tracks on the box are great too and I don't think you would regret the purchase.

mark m smith, Friday, 2 February 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

This list is too long already, so I don't expect many people to get to this posting, but my name is Michael Dieter. I'm 20 years old, currently studying cultural studies at the University of Birmingham on an exchange type thing, but I'm usually living/studying in Melbourne, Australia. Music taste, been through early 90's US alternative (ugh), through Britpop and indie, and now embaressingly late listening to electronic dancey, rave things. My favorite colour is blue, I own a black cat named Micky (sort of co-own), the last albums I've gotten recently: Lemon Jelly Ep collection, Doves, Plaid retrospective, Thievery Corporation 'Mirror Conspiracy', Beatles 'Rubber Soul' (finally!), Spiritualized 'Ladies and Gentlemen...'

Michael Dieter, Friday, 2 February 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

well, i guess it's time i came clean. my name is really alan j. billingsley and i'm a documentary filmmaker, which is a much better way of saying that i'm utterly and wrongfully unemployed, since i don't really count waiting on tables at the wander on inn in ho-ho- kus, nj as a *JOB*: it's more like a hobby. i don't even really much *like* music, though when i do listen, it's usually something like the dave matthews band or matchbox 20 or any group whose lead singer could be described as "gritty." oh, and phish is really talented. like most people, i guess, i'm just looking for someone to love and to love me: all the info you need about me can be found here.


fred solinger, Saturday, 3 February 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Snow Dog, aged 20, from Los Angeles, California. Currently unemployed and writing music reviews for Lotus magazine. I have a love/hate relationship with music, but love good criticism. Came to this board a few months ago, & post infrequently.

Likes: Dogs, cities, vegetable stir-fry, B movies (esp. Peter Jackson), anime, the desert, the Internet, video games, Pellegrino, litchi nuts, wandering aimlessly, dancing to psy trance, dreams, crazy people, midnight movies, mind expanding literature, old houses, that my name sounds cool in Japanese, melodic techno, jungle, electro, FSOL, psy trance, early Rush, finishing this paragraph.

Dislikes: Pop, Jazz, House, IDM, chat rooms, alcoholic beverages, secular existentialism, mindless people.

Currently: Sitting on my legs typing at 2:00 AM.

Website: ic=Psychedelic%20Trance

Snow Dog, Sunday, 4 February 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Steve, 26, living in Oxford, spending far too much time on the magic bus that takes you to london and back and runs all nite. Currently doing menial secretarial work at Ruskin College in Oxford, which is pissing me off no end.

Have been doing this for about two years, this for about three months, and this since yesterday.

Likes that belle and sebastian band, arab strap, delgadoes, b*xendale, yoyos, flaming lips, going to see shit indie bands in toilet venues, dancing at indieschmindie discos, going to the pub, listening to Radio 2 on a saturday morning (mmmm, sounds of the sixties).

carsmilesteve, Sunday, 4 February 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Jeremy, 21, in Melbourne Australia. I came to this page via the Reynold's archives and enjoy reading decent music commentary. I'm currently in limbo having finished a degree in Journalism and decide whether to remain idealistic or defect.

Music-wise I gravitate between some hip-hop, Brit guitar types (loved the Doves album) and dance stuff, including (this jumps from genre to genre) Herbert, much of the Detroit jazzier sound (like C. Craig & Recloose), K & D and their derivatives, Ian Pooley and the Jaxx.

Pop annoys me and I love anything by Kundera and Haruki Murakami. The Avalanches new disc is my constant summer companion.


Jeremy Shiell, Sunday, 4 February 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Name: Michael Bourke Nickname: Carrot Height: 5ft 8' Hair: Red and needs cutting Eyes: Blue and bloodshot I dont like saying what my fav bands are so the last things I was listening to on Winamp were Nas, Bo9b Marley, Pixies, Regular Fries, Duke Ellington, Happy Mondays, Tommy Spurlin and the Southeren Boys, Beach Boys, OP8, CJ Bolland and Leonard Cohen. I'm currently unemployed. Ive often been told that I look like a young Van Morrison (I dont know whether to take that as a compliment or not) My favorite books are Trainspotting, Catch 22 and The dead school My Favorite movies are One flew over the cuckoos nest, Wild strawberries, Pulp fiction and Mad Max My fav albums are Pet sounds, Slanted and enchanted and Better living through chemistry

Michael Bourke, Sunday, 4 February 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Oh yeah, I'm 23

Michael Bourke, Sunday, 4 February 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Richard Jordan 24, Devizes(Wiltshire) UK

I am a Student Teacher (RE) Studying at Bath Spa Uni.

I have to admit I lurk more than I post here but with the current state of the British Music press there's nowhere better for intelligent music criticism.

Likes: 2Step Garage, Early 90's hardcore, jungle when it was good, R&B, Hip Hop(Outkast and Mos Def are the best) Post Rock, Spiritualised, Kelis, Destiny's Child. Karl Marx, Weber, Keynes, Simon Reynolds, Doug Henwood, Erik Davies(Check out Techgnosis awesome book) cool Sci-fi, The Sopranos(Genius!) and too much other crap to mention.

Dislikes: Coldplay, Travis et al. Indie bores/snobs, Nu Metal sheep, NME, neo- classical economics. Religious Bigots/fundamentalists, OFSTED, Utilitarians(of all varities) oh and not forgeting the conservative party.

Umm that's it!

Richard Jordan, Sunday, 4 February 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

My name is Jens and i´m 20 yrs and living in Sweden. I´m currently study at a university, Gender issues.

current favourite songs: billie ray martin - "your loving arms", the gerbils - "crayon box", throw that beat in the garbagecan! - "a kiss from you", the go-betweens - "people say", lil kim - "suck my dick", television personalities - "favourite films", kicking giant - "fuck the rules" bratmobile - "cool schmool" ´lew kirton - "heaven in the afternoon" sea & cake - "afternoon speaker"

favourite bands: erics trip, jonathan richman/modern lovers, daniel johnston, b&s, tindersticks, skinned teen, field mice & other sarah stuff, lou barlow stuff, noise addict, helen love, teen anthems.

i don´t like: most jazz stuff (that i´ve heard), metal, too cheesy new romantic...well i like most stuff. oasis, stones (except one or two songs) the who, phillysoul, westcoast hiphop, FUNK....

Jens, Monday, 5 February 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

My name is Simon and I am not Cool.

simon, Monday, 5 February 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

oh right, yeah, sorry, i didn't notice this bit before. i'm 19, from brighton in england - i live in denial about my base instincts to love nothing but b-movies and rock'n'roll garage music by reading clever things like freeeky tigga and listening to low. i have posted about twice but i read most of it, even the crappy threads! i have a shitty weblog, its cheap and lazy, go there!

joel, Tuesday, 6 February 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I'm just a guy who likes music.

David Nicklaus Turner, Tuesday, 6 February 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I'm actually Ian Moore. I thought the pihkalboy pseudonym would make me sound more interesting. I'm thirty three and a third yrs old, I live in Ireland, I like music. At the moment I'm listening to a lot of Magnetic Fields, B&S, Fields of the Nephilim and stuff. The last gig I went to was Will Oldham, the next will be Babes In Toyland or maybe Goldfrapp. The last record I bought was the JJ72 single. It was shite.

Pihkal Boy, Friday, 9 February 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

18. hazel eyes. like 7 artists now, get around an album a week. from milwaukee

Kevin Enas, Saturday, 10 February 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I am from London. I am 24. I like a lot of different music. Some of it is probably not very cool. Maybe once I was a music snob. I like some old metal bands, some 'classic' groups, Elepant6 stuff, some indie, some electronic stuff. I'm in a band called "the Various Artists"...lo-tech toy noise. Thats it. goodbye.

james e l, Sunday, 11 February 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

i am richard, i am currently in the vicinity of nottingham, but am (in a week) about to sod off to Australia/New Zealand for a good long time. i'll be back though. FT is one of the better web pages i've found in a while.

musically, i'm all over the place. in my cd player right now is aphex twin, but we can also talk pink floyd, belle and sebastian, radiohead, godspeed you black emperor!, manics (old), rem, smiths, nirvana... hell, you get the idea. i'll buy anything, and like most stuff thats not manufactured.

i have a webshite, but its crap and redundant. i'll build another when i get a moment...

oh, i'm 28, got a fantastic personality, am devastatingly good looking, and oooze charm and wit... or something...

Richard H., Wednesday, 14 February 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Hey, Toronto, Ontario here. I'm 29 (30 on St.Pats). I'm fascinated by small shiny objects. I like a lot of things. I hate a lot of things.

Eighties music trivia is my superpower (or so my friends believe). I even know a non-top 40 song or two from since then. I'm probably cooler than I think I am. Or not. Hi.

Kim, Wednesday, 14 February 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Who am I? 31, Welsh, sometime manic depressant, lover of music from an early age, first love the Beatles and Andy Williams (blame the parents), second love early synth stuff (Kraftwerk, Eno, OMD, JM Jarre), third love indie music (from late night listening to John Peel - typical eighties indie, Factory, 4AD, Creation, particular love for Durutti Column, Teardrop Explodes, AR Kane, then onto Sarah Records type stuff, then post-rock and then anything interesting) I suppose to give an idea, here's what CDs are in my Walkman pouch today - "Mark Hollis" - Mark Hollis, "Classic Yes" - Yes (bought to see if I like it, I sort of do), "Absolute classic masterpieces" - Felt, "Freaky trigger" - Win (Ha! I didn't even think about it...), "Sunflower" / "Surf's up" - Beach Boys, "Further" - Flying Saucer Attack, "Echoes in a shallow bay" - Cocteau Twins, "Home XIV" - Home, "Kid A" - Radiohead (Heck, it sounds like the great lost album Insides should have made in 1994, how come nobody else loves it?)

I don't have a website, I do have a band and THEY have a website... we are the Cloud Minders, go to and you'll see bugger all, because we've not had time to do anything to it yet. Try seeking us inside the labyrinth of (we ARE there HONESTLY) and you'll hear what we sound like, you could even buy our EP, and we're making another one, and I'm making a solo album, but there's another story too.

I've only just scratched the surface of my musical loves, and I've only just scratched the surface of this website - any site named after a Win album is fine by me. I hate the way I lapse into American style writing when I'm saying stuff on websites. Keep up the good work, I love you guys. Can I write for you sometime?

Rob M, Friday, 16 February 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

::stands up:: Hi my name is Mog and i'm an alcoholic,.... oh wait wrong room ,... damn humor i just couldn't help that ::slaps hand:: BAD MOG!,.. er i mean,... my favorite band is Our Lady Peace, but i manly listen to metal, and not this new rap rock crappy genre "metal",... ::sigh:: oh well Mog needs an advil,...

Mog, Monday, 19 February 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I am an enigma. Not Enigma. The last year has been one constant battle against a Fleetwood Mac obsession (probably God taking revenge on my love for Prick Decay). I was cured by a Neil Young mix-CD.

nathalie c-c, Tuesday, 20 February 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I definitely qualify as a musical wh--err eclectic. Started off as a hard-core 'classic rock' fan, and although I've matured beyond that, I'm still willing to put up a fight for the Doors, Beatles, Pink Floyd etc.

Still, I hardly ever listen to that stuff anymore. I'm always on the look for new and interesting music, and so freakytrigger is an incredible resource. A few years ago, I never thought I'd like hip- hop, but now I'm a convert (I admit I'm a bit of a backpacker, Black- Eyed Peas Jurassic Deltron etc). I never thought I'd like electronic music of any kind; Now I'm a huge fan of Orbital, Two Lone Swordsmen, Innerzone etc. Always open to new suggestions, thanks for being here for me!

Jack Redelfs, Wednesday, 21 February 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Ally, 22, layabout sod. Just realised I was described in this forum last year as a 'Glaswegian smart-arse' by Mr Michael Jones, which possibly sums it up. Enjoy being called a twat in public, and dancing on my own. I'm sure I'm a quiet boy, but people seem to laugh when I say this. Ho-Hum.

Ally C, Thursday, 22 February 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

matthew, 25, computers but maybe not forever. i have a website at that nobody understands. sundays, i like to watch golf on mute.

matthew stevens, Friday, 23 February 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I'm going to start trying to contribute to I Love Music occasionally (if I remember), so here goes . . .

Vaughan Simons, 29, living in West London, working for BBC Online (but not techie or geeky - a computer's a computer, and that's all I know). Music - used to be severely alt-indie-leftfield in the early 90s, when I was at university and then unemployed and had time on my hands. Now, I don't keep in touch with any of the latest trends, hardly know what's Number 1 in the fabulous pop charts from week to week, like everything from Gavin Bryars thru to David Gray (I know, I'm sorry), via Ute Lemper, Phil Spector and sixties girl groups, chill-out electronica (my friends think I'm stressed - I got about ten CDs that could be classified as 'chill-out' for Christmas), Magnetic Fields. Basically, anything and everything, and a lot of nothing. The favourite hidden corners of my music collection will always be inhabited by Disco Inferno, Furniture and David Sylvian though, I guess.

Vaughan, Saturday, 24 February 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I don't know if anybody's gonna make it this far down the page, but here we go... I'm Patrick Hould, 28, I'm a French Quebecer living in Montreal, and I work for the city's income security department. My meat-and-potatoes Clash/Stones/Springsteen tastes make me a bit of a dad-rock type by Freaky Trigger standards, but really I have a huge appetite for music old and new, as well as a curiosity that my income can't possibly keep up with. Also, I hate my ancient pre-Pentium PC for not being powerful enough to play MP3s.

Patrick, Monday, 26 February 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

From Austin, TX, mid 20sish, working at an audio/visual library still, loading/cleaning projectors and filmstock, surfing the day away. I was once a regular here before here existed, but that all changed. I miss some of you people, even though I don't really know you, and all the new faces... Little Freaky is a big baby now. Otie's Fahey tribute was really swell btw. I write about music sometimes, but not near well enough to get paid for it (or contribute to this site). I'm an elitist. Recent purchases: Stones "Sticky Fingers," Hall of Fame "S/T," Low "Things We Lost in the Fire," Ex "Pokkheherie," Air "Moon Safari," Boredoms "Vision Creation New Sun"...I like most music, have trouble with some of Tom's more mainstream dance-pop stuff. I know very little about "techno"...I am punk rock. Hello Kathleen...been a while *tips hat*

Lee, Tuesday, 27 February 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Is anybody going to read this? No. But anyways, I live in a small town. The last 5 records I listened to were Wowee Zowee, In A Priest Driven Ambulance, Tonight's The Night, The Queen is Dead, and Enter the Wu-Tang. I like bread.

Jake Becker, Tuesday, 27 February 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

what the hell--my name and email should have been on that last post.

Is anybody going to read this? No. But anyways, I live in a small town. The last 5 records I listened to were Wowee Zowee, In A Priest Driven Ambulance, Tonight's The Night, The Queen is Dead, and Enter the Wu-Tang. I like bread.

Jake Becker, Wednesday, 28 February 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

are people still reading posts this far down the page?! Oh well, here goes. i'm in working in london as a sound engineer but my heart is in belfast, northern ireland. used to do a proper fanzine called weedbus, i'm now setting up a fledgling zine at left-field indie is mostly what i'm into - last few records i've bought have been Arab Strap, the Strokes single (The Modern Age), Low ('Things we lost in the Fire'), and the Kings of Covenience album.

That's all for now...

Jonathan, Friday, 2 March 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I still read all the new answers to this question. So there.

Tom, Saturday, 3 March 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I'm resubmitting my answer! I am a postgraduate student studying Mass Communications, I'm going to be writing a dissertation on on-line diaries dealing with issues such as identity and community. After I graduate I am faced with the prospect of work, though ideally I'll do some sort of research/academic job. I like lots of music. I have about 450 Cds and 200 tapes and 70 seven inch singles. That makes me kinda geeky? so I'll keep quiet about my comicbook collection!:) Ok, have fun! bye bye!

jel, Wednesday, 7 March 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

hi. 30 something support analyst. obbsessed with music. a lo-tech website easier to maintain. too many genres hit the spot to isolate specifics, but to start - on- u sound,turntablism,indie rock, foetus, mo-wax,fax the usual suspects basically. time consumed by fatherhood and so music is third in priorities.thankyou

mark emsley, Tuesday, 13 March 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

hello, last weekend a strange man in a pub told me that i should go to freaky trigger, and i never ever ignore the advice of strange men in pubs. they know too much.

here is the requisite information about myself: i am approximately thirty one and four fifths, and though it seems to be a popular method of introduction, i do not have a 'favourite' band, so for the sake of this posting i shall pretend that i do, and that my favourite band is transvision vamp. i derive great enjoyment from the between song banter on local radio stations, and the juxtaposition of classical music and platform announcements in the bar at birmingham new street station.

that is all.

kevan, Tuesday, 13 March 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Age: 28 Location: Baltimore, MD, USA

Work: I do software programming/engineering for $$$, which is why I spend much of my time internet browsing!

Bands that I am: Roads to Space Travel, Slow Jets

I enjoy lots of bands/artists but I have serious interests in: British Punk/"Post-Punk" (from about 1976-1982); 80s "New Wave"; 60s- 70s Jamaican Ska/Rocksteady/Reggae/Dub; and I have a soft spot for 80s synth pop.

Newer, smaller bands I would vouch for: Spoon, Candymachine (RIP), Enon, Les Savy Fav, Lifter Puller (RIP), The Fuses, The Glands.

Interests: Musical gear/instruments/recording ( ); Vintage analog and newer, cheap, digital synthesizers; BMW motorcycles (preferrably 70s boxers, I own a '77 R75/7); Saab 99/900 autos (up to 1994); My dog Benny; Basketball; Football; Driving too fast; War Movies; Behind the Music; Drug Legalization (not for my own purposes, however).

Dislikes: Most music journalists; Record Labels; Most Booking Agents; Promoters; Record Reviewers.

Tim Baier, Thursday, 15 March 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

maura mae deedy, 19, short pixie hair with wispy bangs.

mauramae dot com. i am AICON 14! sophomore in college, wheaton college, near boston, too poor to ever get out there to do anything and when i do. i spend more money. i am studying anthropology and women's studies, doing astronomy in my spare time.

i am into neutral milk, and apples in stereo, liz p, bjork, just bought le tigre and LOVE it. prince (!), elliott smith. i really hate writing all the bands/artists i listen to cause i always forget something. i should just catalog my cd collection. i adore mix tapes, and those are my favorite things in the whole wide world. i love making mixed.

i don't like pretentious elitist hippies, and recently i don't like being touched when i am sleeping. i like silver bangles and fun clothes. i have a coat, hang bag, scarf fetishes. i like to cook. my dad and gramma are both sick and 2001 has been the worst year of my life so far.

mauramae, Monday, 19 March 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I'm a 38 year old, almost completely asocial ex-junkie living close to the ass end of the world. (Does that make me sound cool?) ('cause it's meant to).

Duane Zarakov, Tuesday, 20 March 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

writer now and then first in UK to interview youssou n'dour inadvertently outed the late billy mackenzie as bald attended ut's last ever show first to develop theory that daphne and celeste's appearance on never mind the buzzcocks was this millennium's answer to the sex pistols and bill grundy (it was certainly funnier) favourite movie: mabaroshi favourite inexplicable use of a smiths song: "how soon is now" as themetune to charmed favourite improv guitarist: john russell favourite member of hear'say: myleene, obviously

mark sinker, Monday, 26 March 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

A 33 year old news desk editor for a weekly news magazine based here in New York City and freelance writer on the side. LOVES: KILLING JOKE, Cop Shoot Cop, Firewater, Gang of Four, the Stranglers, Iggy & the Stooges, Buzzcocks, (vintage) Kiss, Motorhead, XTC, Julian Cope, Pussy Galore, Skeleton Key, the Ramones, Television, Jeff Buckley, lots of old metal and (sheepishly) old goth, Gavin Friday, Talk Talk, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Cocteau Twins, Massive Attack, Robyn Hitchcock, the Modern Lovers, Velvet Underground, (vintage) Devo, Berlin-era Bowie, classic American hardcore (Minor Threat, MDC, Circle Jerks, Black Flag, Dead Kennedys), the Wonder Stuff, (vintage) Alice Cooper, Kraftwerk, Laika, This Mortal Coil, Prong, the Saints, Public Image Ltd., and loads more.

LOATHES: The plague of self-styled so-called 'divas' (Mariah, Whitney, and their vile ilk), contemporary cheeze-whiz r'n'b (Sysquo, Destiny's Child, R.Kelly), teen pop in all its vaccuous manifestations (N'synch, Backstreet Boys, etc.), lowest-common-denominator-fueled hip-hop that is obssessed solely with the acquisition of easy wealth and "booty," unforgivably mookish rap/rock bands like Korn, Bizkit, deplorably self-righteous and self-congratulatory Lilith women like Paula Cole and Jewel (and to the same extent, Ani Defranco) and yawnsome fraternity rock like Dave Matthews, Phish, Hootie, etc. etc.

Alex in NYC, Monday, 26 March 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink


Geordie Racer, Friday, 30 March 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I like hearing music unannounced best of all - on a dance-floor, from a turn of the dial, in a lift, on random shuffle.

I live in London where I once snogged Billy Mackenzie.

Guy, Sunday, 1 April 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

guy, you've probably made tom more jealous than you'll ever know. ;)

fred solinger, Sunday, 1 April 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

should have done this ages ago i guess...

i'm gareth, i like pop music (well, i'm here aren't i, so i spose thats obvious). live in london, but originally from oop north.

i'm probably supposed to insert a big and exciting list of eclectic music here or something.

i run surface vs depth/1471

the self publicity is now over

gareth, Tuesday, 3 April 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

This is my 100th ILM posting, so it seems appropriate to splash my baby-bio all over this thread at last.

Born in '68, earliest musical memories: "School's Out", Lt Pigeon's "Mouldy Old Dough", "Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep", "Without You" (the last two equally moving). Pop-life shaped early on by older brother (born '58). Preferred my Abba records to his "Brain Salad Surgery", but after being singed by the cleansing fire of punk in Sixth Form, his tastes got more interesting. As a result, Joy Div and Magazine transport me back to Mr Odell's RE class as keenly as Blondie or BA Robertson. Fave record of 1980: Lipps Inc - "Funky Town".

"Boys with toys" sneers future thesp R Delamere in Physics one week, as we enthuse about the latest Fiction Factory release. He has a 'Smiths session' on tape... I'm not sure what this means. Moz with flowers in his pants makes a big impression, but so does Mr O'Dowd in a kimono and lipstick - the Stephen Patrick obsession starts much later. Mostly, it's the Bunnymen and China Crisis, Frankie and the Icicles. Y'know, local boys come good. Don't stray too far from chart territory because, after Kid Jensen, it's all gets a bit strange. German metalbashers? Nein danke.

1984-87: the wilderness years. Bro' leaves home, I start buying 'Q' and Joni Mitchell LPs. Melody Maker have someone I've heard of on the cover - 45p later, Stubbs, Reynolds & co have me snared. There's an inspiring South Bank show on a Mancunian ex-quartet - oh, I know they were magnificent all along, I just, er, taped the singles off the radio... If 4AD offered season tickets, I'd buy one at this point; Black Francis screams on the Late Show and things turn upside down. Coast through the latter under/postgrad years, comfy with post-MBV indie dreamers. My guitar-pop conservatism reaches some kind of apotheosis/nadir in '92; "Mixing It" on R3 play some of that daft dance music - scandalous that this context should 'legitimise' it for me, when extended rave blasts in East Midlands nightclubs on 'alternative' night never did - but suddenly, my ears are open. So, somehow, Penderecki leads me to Aphex Twin.

Mid-90s: on an overgenerous income in a remote coastal town with a nice flat, a nice stereo and no pals within 200km. Expand nervously into 70s Miles, 60s Coltrane, more austere electronics... Tricky and Laika rule and I've never heard anything like "Sour Times" before in my (sheltered) life. Mark Radcliffe plays a song called "The State I'm In" by some band named after a kids' show and my life *literally* changes.

Move to London, meet some stellar folks on top of a hill, turn 30, exchange marriage vows in a Lambeth registry office. My pop-life has pulled me to the place I live, and introduced me to the people I know. What would've happened if it had been hang-gliding, or kick- boxing? I'll name five good records beginning with 'T' and then stop: "The Fat Skier", "Tri Repetae", "Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima", "Tigermilk", "Thixty-Nine Luff Thongs".

Michael Jones, Tuesday, 3 April 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I've barely said a word, but I've been reading I Love M for some time. I usually join parties just as everyone's yawning and thinking about bed, but this one still seems to be going strong, and what a vibrant, thoughtful place this is. I was about to mail saying "I'm older than all of you!" which has become something of a self-denigrating personal mantra recently, but I'm thrilled to see I'm not the oldest. Bless you. This also means that I can't fall back on "hey I'm old and I'm not listening to Eric Clapton and moaning how great music was in 1978!" and feeling I deserve some sort of Longevity Award. Brave New World...

Let's say I'm 30-*, with the emphasis on the asterisk, I live in Edinburgh, I know some of you :) and it's nice to be here, although I'm a bit scared to post, honestly. I think I found this place after Tom's "Why we hate indie kids" was posted rather mischievously elsewhere, with some nice consequent fallout displaying a total lack of irony. Currently (Monday, 4pm, it changes that quick) simmering with gentle obsession over Life Without Buildings's "Let's Get Out" although I'm not sure quite why, or whether I'm making a terrible social faux pas. Oh heck, I'll just hit Submit.

Honey, Monday, 9 April 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Duane wrote: living close to the ass end of the world

Ok Duane, well if you're near it, as our ex-PM said, I'm in it. 26 yr old post-queer Aussie writer, author and freelance media whore (email me if you want to know where my novel Fuct & Fiction's available from). Grew up in Buttfucke, Queensland, won a scholaarship to Argentina when I was 17, landed in Buttfuckette, Argentina, for a year which I dedicated to the pursuit of weight gain via alcoholism. Returned, fucked up a lot more, thought I was Rimbaud in bad nailpolish, then stopped writing poetry when I realised I was lying to myself. went back to Arg, came back to Oz, had a break down, spent 4 months in a psych clinic trying to decide why life was worth it, and cleaniing my system out of the chemicals I'd put into it. Kicked the booze in 98, finished my BA in 2000, and am now working on the 2nd novel. Likes: Magnetic Fields, Lou Reed, VU, Patti Smith, Cafe Tacuba, Illya kuriaki and the Valderramas, Ryan Adams, Avalanches, Dylan, RHPs and Mark Kozelek, Elvis, Shellac, Big Black, Eminem etc. Literature of many types, sizes etc, and of course, a nice bit of cocksucking to pass the time. Dislikes: Commercial pap, though I do have a recent hankering for the Pet SHop Boys and Madonna.

Geoff, Tuesday, 10 April 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I remember reading some of the folks here on a.m.a. way back in the day. Anyway, I am always looking for people to talk music with and especially to tip me off on anything good that's come out. Especially since I graduated last year and fell out of the college radio loop. Ah, but I start my new show at my graduate school (Sarah Lawrence) next week. Lately I have been digging Sigur Ros (who's show sold out in 3 minutes today grrr), Clinic, Delgados, Damien Jurado, Richard Buckner, the Czars, New Year... And I just got tickets to see Grandaddy and Autechre. So that is good.

bnw, Friday, 13 April 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

when i said that thing about the ass end of the world, i wasn't trying to give this place a bad-rap. i live here 'cause I like it here.
The effect I was going for was more like, I live a long way from the percieved cultural centres of the world because cities are full of fraudulent shit that I'm trying to leave behind & rise above.
You know, a romantic distortion of the truth to (like I said) make myself seem really cool.

D."Getting it together in the country" Zarakov, Saturday, 14 April 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I'm 28 and have been looking for my true vocation in life for quite a while now... unfortunately I spend too much of my time engaged in philosophical and mystical quandaries. The music I listen to while doing this: loadsa reggae/dub, P-Funk, Leonard Cohen, assorted Minimalists, Nick Cave/The Birthday Party, Pinkie Maclure, Donna Summer, Aphrodite, Chic, The Fall, Thee Madkatt Courtship, Coil, Stevie Wonder, NWA, This Mortal Coil, Can, Thomas Koner, Boney M, Nick Drake, Ween, Ash Ra, Kraftwerk, Daniel Johnston.... you get the picture. Authors I sometimes enjoy: Henry Miller, Phil K. Dick, Knut Hamsun, Graham Greene, Alan Warner, Dostoyevsky, Jim Thompson, James Ellroy, Kurt Vonnegut, Hermann Hesse... you get the picture. Food/beverages: Guinness, Nettle Tea, Nettle soup, raw vegetables, nuts, rye bread, oat cakes, tahini... Films: Buffalo 66, Naked, Wizard of Oz, Raging Bull, Wings of Desire, Laurel & Hardy, Thin Red Line, O Brother! Where Art Thou... you get the gist. That'll do for now, folks.

Johnathan, Sunday, 15 April 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Why's it all gone italic? I forgot to mention fave TV: Married With Children.

Johnathan, Sunday, 15 April 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Maybe this'll cure the italics. Anyhow, I love music. What more needs to be said? Don't make me name names. I'm in Toronto, am a writer (both The Computer Paper and, and try to do my own webstuff on a semi-regular basis, but fail on the semi-regular part. See for the sordid details. My favourite colour is black. I am an Aries. I include the 'u's. I may or may not be older than you.

Sean Carruthers, Tuesday, 17 April 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Guess not. Oh, also, I like italics okay, but I prefer to use bold for emPHAsis because italics make the world look like it's leaning sideways.

Sean Carruthers, Tuesday, 17 April 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Time to stop them damn italics.

Tim, Tuesday, 17 April 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I don't even know how to start them.

DG, Tuesday, 17 April 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

oops,sorry 'bout that.

duane zarakov, Tuesday, 17 April 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Former music magazine editor, former men's lifestyle magazine editor, former adult magazine editor. Looking for something new to become former in. Very occasional freelance writer. Last online piece: Just turned 30. I find posting to I Love Music quite therapeutic. So excuse me if I often sound like I'm talking to myself.

AP, Sunday, 22 April 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I'm 25 unfortunately. At present I'm in the musical backwater that is Australia, where Leanne Rimes, Powderfinger and Crazy Town rule the airwaves.Out here on a work visa, actually from Liverpool. Got into house and techno in 1987 via the much travelled route of M/A/R/R/S through Chicago, (the city not the group) into Detroit, and these were the holy grails for me in my formative years: stuff like 'Illusion' R-Tyme; 'Promised Land' Joe Smooth; early Mr Fingers,Reese,Knuckles and followed its developments VERY closely up to and including today. Still my first love, but now I'm also getting more and more excited by the stuff many music writers dismiss as light and insubstantial, you know, the records which get discussed a lot on this site: Max Martin style pop, r+b, U.K garage. Good songs, out of this world, futuristic production. Proper shiny, visceral, stimulating music. This stuff is about making people actually ENJOY music, as well as apreciate it. A quick list of favourites: Carl Craig, Timbaland, 'I Feel Love', 'Ain't Nobody', 'Wichita Lineman', Daft Punk, Bola, Boards of Canada, Britney, Neil Young, Pepe Bradock, early PSB, all BSB, 'Technique', Rakim, UR, MAW, '76.14' etc.etc.etc.

michael wells, Monday, 23 April 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink


Shepherd's Bush/West London - from The North, grew up abroad and lived all over UK. late 20s - Freelance whatever?

likes getting lost, ignoring phones, playing dumb, Chris Marker films, having a pen handy, repetition, pressing the square root button, using the optimise function on cubase, filming with digicams then watching it back with friends, driving cars at night, seam, listening to Hip-Hop in city traffic,, hallucinogens, The Wire's Xmas Like and Dislike interviews, napster, dancing, airports, recordable MDs players, more dancing, film sets, Artangel projects, extropian urges, crisis, documentaries, surrendipity,, Burroughs, reflexivity in art, CDs full of MP3s, the cinema of Wong Kar-Wai/Tarkovski/Koreeda, psychogeography, Bill Viola, paradoxes, motorways or any huge bits of concrete in the countryside, riding very fast down Oxford Street through all the traffic, laughing at the TV, keyboard shortcuts, Erik Davis, the tube system, corresponding with artists, Steven Shaviro, typing..I mean, writing and music

dislikes missing the beginning of films, comedians, ignorance, national attention deficiency disorder, institutionalised religion, people grew up with access to good records, slow moving intricate things, not having a car anymore, anyone who seeks to restrict freedom of information, the guy who slept with my girlfriend, and people who dislike missing the beginning of films

K-reg, Tuesday, 1 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I also am Ian Moore. I got fed up with the Pihkalboy name when it became apparent that no one can spell it.

The Dirty Vicar, Wednesday, 2 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Such miserable weather!

the pinefox, Wednesday, 2 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

"The greatest writer the music press never had." "Crack-brained old acidhead." "Decrepit ex-child prodigy." These are just some of the things which have been said about Marcello Carlin. An Italian- Scottish hybrid, Marcello's interest in music was galvanised by his parents taking him to see "Mary Poppins" at the George Cinema, Bellshill, at the age of nine months, and tapes of him atonally bawling his way through "Let's Go Fly A Kite" still exist. Similarly early exposure to his late father's extensive modern jazz and contemporary classical record collection helped to nurture his passions. In the 1980s he came to Oxford to study English Language and Literature; contemporaries of his included Simon Reynolds, David Stubbs and Stewart Lee. Since then he has led a full and varied life divided between Oxford and London and continues to maintain a highly successful career (which is entirely unconnected to music). To music press veterans he is probably best remembered for his controversial but lucidly argued polemics which appeared regularly in the Melody Maker letters page; indeed he holds the record for most "Letter of the Week" awards in that formerly august journal, but has never sought to become a music journalist (short answer to the question "why not?" - IPC freelance rates). But his correspondence has also infrequently appeared in the Guardian, the Independent, the Wire, Mojo, Uncut, Coda, Downbeat, Literary Review and London Review of Books. He supposedly appears in "High Fidelity" (the book, not the film) as the chap in the suit who asks for the theme tune to "Fireball XL5" (which indeed he did once do in the late Rock On Records in Camden which was the acknowledged model for Championship Vinyl) but much prefers the writings of Ian Penman, Paul Morley and Iain Sinclair (and Ray's Jazz Shop and Intoxica). If he could overcome his minor social affectations, such as continually talking about himself in the third person as if he were Wyndham bleeding Lewis, then he still has the potential to become a fully-rounded and sociable human being.

Marcello Carlin, Saturday, 5 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Tracer Hand, 26, born in Tennessee. Killt me a bar when I was only 3. Have lived in Chicago, Glasgow, Providence, 46th St. Manhattan, now Park Slope. I get traxxy for the dexxxy and I end up seeing a bunch of of my friends' bands, like Dare Diablo, Itchy Trigger Finger, and Slut 'Em Go.

I play sad country ballads to myself on guitar because nobody else can stand it. Which goes for most of my records too.

Tracer Hand, Monday, 7 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

38 years old, canadian living in california for the last 4 years. getting pretty sick of it, too. came to ILM via the great I Hate Music site, which I think I found through a link on a site about The Fall. I enjoy reading this stuff, even though much of it is about current British Pop, which I don't hear much of over here, and, to tell you the truth, am not very excited by the sound of. But I like the writing on this site, and the debates. I currently like a lot of older US and British garage rock stuff (yeah, the Nuggets box, and more than a few others), some of the current US country rock stuff (whiskeytown, etc), punkrock (ramones, buzzcocks, more ramones), rockabilly, 40s and 50s R&B, drony psychedlic stuff like Spiritualized, african pop (franco, four brothers, prince nico mbarga), older reggae (desmond dekker, etc), some of the better spanish-speaking rock (manu chao, los fabulosos cadillacs), oddball rock (the fall, captain beefheart, the grifters) and a bunch of other stuff. I used to do community radio shows in Ottawa, Canada for years, and am a recovering music junkie. Still buy about 10 LPs a month, which is quite a few less than I used to.

paulsheridan, Tuesday, 8 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Hey there, I live in Chicago; next month I'll turn 28. For money, I work for a publishing company and currently edit a soccer magazine. I'm also an editor for could-be magazine, webzine StopSmiling, the print version of which should be back on newsstands in June. Ooh. Aah.

scott plagenhoef, Tuesday, 8 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I confess: I really am Geri Halliwell. Sorry.

Ally, Wednesday, 9 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I'm new. I like lots of music. I live in Canada. Shame on this site for giving me yet another way to watch my oh so budding youth slide past. oh...i'm 23 and a guy.

SleepTilItHurts, Thursday, 10 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

still 33, was brought to you by creative e-mailing, boxes within boxes, blah blah . off on my travels....

geordie racer, Wednesday, 16 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

31, single, music geek lawyer whose "lawyerly" work has nothing to do with music or the entertainment industry (and who likes it that way). Born and raised around Princeton, currently living in Hoboken and working in midtown Manhattan, and saddled with a silly and unpronounceable ethnic name.

Will tell more maybe later. Just hanging out for now, taking it all in.

Tadeusz Suchodolski, Thursday, 17 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Scott Bassett - 31 years old, white. From Middlesbrough but grew up in Lagos, Nigeria where I regularly got to see King Sunny Ade play at the local Ikoyi Club and through that developed a love of African music (which no one seems to mention on this site). Now living in Surrey where I do computer shit for the NHS (except when I'm reading ILM instead which is quite often - now for instance). Love: Louis Jordan, the Stooges, Mekons, James Carter, Kinks, Archers of Loaf, Minutemen, James Brown, George Jones, Unholy Modal Rounders, Le Tigre (the album), Trailer Bride, the Go-Betweens and Miles. Hate: the current crop of whiny Brit bands - Coldplay, Travis et al. Also hated Radiohead until I heard Kid A.

Scott, Thursday, 17 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Out of lurking, finally. With this I might even get to posting eventually... 28 years old Finnish guy, right now mending a broken heart by studying philosophy in a relative non-entity of a place, Aarhus (= rural Denmark). Got into ILM and loads of great weblogs by having lots of spare time to avoid any real work done and a healthy interest in anything pop. Poplife: loved Kraftwerk and Sex Pistols as a kid, first album bought: Remain In Light by Talking Heads. Worshipped (almost) everything Eno-related afterwards. Got very context/concept-fixated by late teens (aquired a taste for superb music writing: Reynolds, late-'80s-early'90s Melody Maker stuff in general, later: Eshun's book blew my mind) until rave & hiphop (= frenetic clubbing instead of all that reading) wiped it all out and got me where I'm now: maintaining a hopefully-healthy balance of immediate appreciation & analytical distance. Sounds a bit pretentious, but you'll get my drift...

Janne Vanhanen, Monday, 21 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

more about me, 'cause I like to talk about me:

some of my likes: Velvet Underground, New York City, the Kinks, David Bowie, London, Philadelphia, Gamble-Huff TSOP soul, the Ramones, Constitutional Law, political theory, Tax Law and Estate Planning, Stravinsky, Arthur Schoenberg, Vladimir Nabokov, Brian Eno, Roxy Music, Ween, New Hope Pennsylvania, Brian Wilson, cannolis, homemade pierogies, Frank Zappa, the German language, spicy food, the NYC subway system, Vermont, Sonic Youth, Nick Drake, Joy Division, the Boredoms, Sigur Ros, My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, the Smiths, Joy Division, Jean Renoir, Krautrock, David Lynch, Wu Tang Clan, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Mozart, Cape May, Wales, Neil Young, Syd Barrett, Belle and Sebastian, Portishead, liberal politics, Spiritualized, death metal, Slayer, Henry Fielding, being a pain-in-the-ass, sleep, Czeslaw Milosz, William Douglas, Brian Wilson, the Rolling Stones, Italy, rice, John Coltrane, Smashing Pumpkins, Tool, artsy-fartsy and offbeat people, cold weather, old buildings.

some of my dislikes: Rage Against the Machine, Republicans, Miami, Los Angeles, hot and sticky weather, "mook rock" (i.e., Korn, Slipknot, Blink-182, etc.), Antonin Scalia, Criminal Law, Pearl Jam, emo, most (non-techno) dance music, buttrock, Morrissey's solo music, Billy Corgan, TV talkshow pundits, journalists, cars, New Order, Switzerland, borscht, Garth Brooks, Drew Carrey, Grateful Dead, Creed, Ralph Nader, peaches, stupidity, conservatism.

indifferent: Eminem, Brittney Spears, the Beatles, most electronica, r'n'b, William Burroughs, yuppies (though purported to be one), sushi.

Tadeusz Suchodolski, Tuesday, 22 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Reads like the lyrics to a Black Box Recorder song...

Sterling Clover, Tuesday, 22 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

i just realized that i've never answered this question properly:
ask a hundred people what they think of fred solinger and you're likely to get a hundred different answers. to prove this theory, i went out and did just that. here's a selection of some of the answers we got.

"super honey man!"
"dancing machine!"
"#1 love giver!"
"really quite large in the pants!" (ed. note: thanks mom!)
"my baby's daddy." (?)

we tracked down the man himself in his quaint new jersey bedroom and this is what he had to say:
"some might say that i'm vain, selfish and lazy, to which i reply: i AM vain, selfish and lazy. among things, i'm a son, a brother, an uncle, a man. a poet, a lover, and a fighter. i'm easily given to making preposterous claims, subject to delusions of grandeur, but at heart, my life is all about the simple truths.

"what do i do for a living? why, i work for the 6th largest magazine publisher in the country. i used to work for wenner media/rolling stone but was disappointed to find that it wasn't very rock and roll at all. i secretly wished that i'd be laid off and on the day that my wish came true, the office was quite literally flooded with my tears of joy.

"i'm 23. what? oh, thank you, yes i do get that a lot, i'm afraid. despite my age, i'd like to think that i'm well-informed about things like film, music, and literature. in the realm of all things musical, my favorites include -- though are hardly limited to! -- the beach boys, the velvet underground, al green, david bowie, the stooges, sly & the family stone, abba, the pixies, smiths, and roxy music.

"final thoughts? yes. when i die, and you write to casey kasem, as i'm only too certain you will, please make sure that it's something heartwrenching, like 'how am i supposed to live without you?' (laura brannigan verson) or 'without you' (mariah carey!). the other morning, having forgotten to turn off my alarm, i was awakened by the dulcet tones of mr. kasem who was relating a tragic story of a man cut down before his years, as penned by the woman who loved him like no other. as he concluded and as i wiped the copious tears out of my eyes, my empathy turned to rage when she pissed on the man's grave -- figuratively! -- by requesting the little river band's 'reminiscining' with its carefree opening keyboard notes. such disrespect can not be tolerated and i do hope the man haunts the woman until she loses her bleeding mind. let that be a lesson to you all."

ohhhhhkay. he's an original (!) you can say that much. elusive and mercurial, that's fred solinger. and that's the end.

fred solinger, Saturday, 2 June 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

You forgot to add "He's a wankerface who leaves his psuedo-girlfriend psychotic voicemails accusing her of being a whore". That's like the best part of your story, fuck that Velvet Underground shit (which isn't even true).

Ally, Saturday, 2 June 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I am a 27 year old with a certificate in cultral managment, and 3/4 of an art history degree specializng in problems in contempary methodology. I work in a used bookstore. I am living with a wonderful man named David who is a writer and does not listen to music and hates contempary art. I listen to jazz, avant garde nonesense , country, punk and misc. prettiness. I love Frank Black and Momus . I barley make enough money for music and art but i pull thru. In september i will finsih my degree in Madison because David got a scholarship. I live in Central Candada because that is the only thing that makes endless praries livable. I also write poetry and go to the movie house once a week.

anthony, Saturday, 2 June 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

read i belive in God because it makes endless praries liveable.

anthony, Saturday, 2 June 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I'm 25 and I write and record music always. I work at an art school in Boston but dream of having a record contract. However, my music seems to only appeal to me. Oh well. I like lots of stuff, and I shall not choose "favorites"at this time, Hear me here


Mike Hanley, Saturday, 2 June 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I'm an entomologist in kentucky. I'm the sort that tends to like short pop songs with lots of melody and harmony (Buddy Holly, Beatles, Kinks, Byrds, Beach Boys). I also really really like early albums from Van Morrison. Here's some psychosis for ya: I'm putting off buying Veedon Fleece because its the only Van album left that I suspect I will like. I'm actually saving it for a later period in life when I desperately need a good album that's new (to me). Does anybody else do that? Lately I've been catching up with old stuff that I've never listened to before (Mike Nesmith, Nitty Gritty Dirt, Todd Rundgren, the Move) and some newer things by some of these Elephant 6 people, and others. Unfortunately, I'm not really qualified to be in this forum. I don't write music or music reviews. I did write some music reviews for myself so that I could read more criticism on the albums in my collection (I would like to expand this project so that I can learn more about my opinions of my friends' albums). Also, I once dated a girl whose dad wrote the "we do chicken right" jingle for KFC, so I have connections to the music "biz." Okay, I never really dated a girl. Speaking of dating, I watched _Looking For Mr. Goodbar_ for the first time last night. Man, if that don't turn you off stabbing someone to death, I don't know what will. Perhaps _Suspiria_. Favorite albums, cause you want to know and I like to list things: Moondance, Astral Weeks, Arthur (or the Decline and Fall of...), Get Happy!!, Imperial Bedroom, loveless, isn't anything, stone roses, pet sounds, 69 love songs Favorite albums which perhaps aren't as cliched as the above, but then again they are: cake and I've seen everything (trash can sinatras), uncle anesthesia and dust (screaming trees), the good earth (feelies), Gone (yoakam), and the hits just keep on coming (nesmith), pinkerton (weezer), heaven or las vegas (c. twins), wrecking ball (emmylou), va va voom (cinerama), saturnalia (wedding present), simpatico and copacetic (velocity girl), straightaways (son volt), Uncle Charlie and His Dog Teddy (Nitty Gritty). Other insterests: movies (how predictable), false sea serpent sightings that aren't hoaxes, non-offensive uses of Liquid Paper.

Blake, Tuesday, 5 June 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

36. Office worker in Cleveland.

Jan and Dean, Dif Juz, the new Lucinda Williams record. Twee.

6'1", 160 lbs.

Asexual when sober.

Steven James, Tuesday, 5 June 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I've been reading and occasionally contributing here for a while, but now that school's out, you'll be seeing more of me.

I'm 33, live in Chicago. I work in an art / film/ music library. We've got a music library with an annual budget of about $25,000, so I've been listening to a lot of free stuff lately and our collection is surprisingly good.

Um, to be brief, I'm very intolerant and have distinct taste boundaries that could be best characterized as urban: I like poppy things, stoopid things, funky things and arty / experimental things. I like music sung in languages other than English and Mayo Thompson-era Rough Trade. I dislike Brand Name personality music, confessional music and music made by guys who wear plaid shirts. I have, however, been known to boogie out to the trashiest rock anthems.

Kerry Keane, Monday, 11 June 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

hi :) Marianne, 23, Australia. I'm a uni student...soon to be teacher (help!). Types of music I adore: AIR, Tori amos, Amon Tobin, NIN, blur, portishead, radiohead..and various other kinds of chill music. Of course I'm also into everything from Bobby Darrin to the Sex Pistols. can't pigeonhole me. nope, won't let it happen :)

sobriquet, Tuesday, 12 June 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

My Life In Music by X. Y. Zedd

I was born as a shiny new vinyl 45-rpm record in 1969; when the doctor pressed a needle to my skin, he heard "Ball Of Fire" by Tommy James And The Shondells. Well fed by a diet of pop radio, I rapidly grew into a slim long-player and people would call me "Ziggy Stardust." Then I grew bigger and fatter until I was "Yessongs" by 1974, with triple gatefold and Roger Dean apparel. My adolescent rebellion wavered between slipping cantakerous Harry Partch cantatas and Kraftwerk concept album sleeves over my soul. Bloated and overplayed, I suddenly broke (though I was labeled "unbreakable"), and out of my shards grew a thousand punk and New Wave records. For a brief time I spun wilder and faster and became a 12-inch single of "Rapture" by Blondie, but soon broke out in a bad case of crackles and pops. Remixed and posing anew as "Twenty Jazz-Funk Greats" by Throbbing Gristle, I spun 'round on the turntable of education until I was formally rejected. By the time I was "The Queen Is Dead," I'd lost my virginity to an eight-track and suddenly metamorphosed as a cassette. Over the years I became worn out through too much abuse of my "Bone Machine" "cassingles," so I went into silent hibernation, wrapped a jewel case about me, and became a fully grown Aphex Twin double CD. Now I am contemplating whether or not to undergo life counseling and try out being an audiovisual DVD of "Vespertine" by Bjork or pare back and settle for a career as a minidisk of Matmos or Momus. In the meantime, I've lost a lot of weight and am proud to show off my trim mp3 files of rare Brian Eno bootlegs to hard drives I know and love.

You are my DJ, I am what you play.

X. Y. Zedd, Wednesday, 13 June 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I too am a 69'er, only was born a reel-to-reel which my parents would play while synched up to lite-show speakers. My favorite things come in fresh pressed plastic, heavily laden in irony and color, and endure the usual 3.15 seconds of any pop song starting from early Brill Building girl groups to latest 3 piece indie outfit from the midwest. I am a struggling actor and musician, meaning that I am sure to make a spectacle of myself at various stages of my life - but that's a wanted risk I take. No website to hype either myself or my band, but that's currently in the works...

Jason, Wednesday, 13 June 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

London. 31. I do stuff.

tarden, Thursday, 14 June 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Cork in Ireland be my place.

Dave, Sunday, 17 June 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I never did this either despite having been a semi-regular poster for a couple of months now. It's about time, I imagine.

My name is Dave, I am 21 and a sophomore at Princeton U. in New Jersey. I am Canadian, and my parents live in Toronto (although my family and I are originally from Newfoundland). I've been a sax player for about eleven years now, and also play bits of piano, drums, bass and guitar. When I was a kid, I sang in a lot of classical choirs until my voice broke, and listened to my parents' Beatles records as well as Roxette, C + C Music Factory and MC Hammer. After a big Nirvana phase, I now listen to Aphex Twin, Peter Brotzmann, P.I.L., Big Black/Rapeman/Shellac, John Zorn, Radiohead, Pussy Galore and Lester Young.
I am the Program Director for WPRB, a station in New Jersey. If you'd like to listen, there's a RealAudio link at and if you like any of the stuff on this list, you'd probably dig us. Nice to meet you, by the way.

Dave M., Sunday, 17 June 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Hi there. Born Minneapolis, university in NYC, live in London. Graduated college 1990 - you do the maths. Started writing for magazines and newspapers the second I arrived here but really consider it the waiting tables of writing. Curate art events, write and edit books too. Happy to consider self a feminist but I wish it didn't still have to be so necessary. First record bought: Johnny Cash Sun sessions, age 5. Was obsessed with the Orient as a small child. Spent most of childhood outdoors, building civilisations in woods, swamps, vacant lots. Or indoors writing stories. Saved from annihilation by mall bitches at school by feisty punk rock girls, repaid karmic debt setting up riot grrrl events in London. Trying to rekindle excitement I had for music but writing about it can make you seriously jaded and cynical towards motives of biz. Lead champagne lifestyle on beer budget. Procrastinate too much. Like now. Also try hard to walk it the way I talk it, let's hope I succeed...

suzy, Sunday, 17 June 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Ah, what the heck... 29 y.o., Asian-American, grew up in Connecticut, living in Seattle, currently a grad student in clin. psychology and psychotherapist (seriously) at Harborview Med. Cen. (the birthplace of "911"; don't tell Flavor Flav). Appallingly polite, formal, and quiet in real life. What else? Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do. The original drummer in the Mothers of Invention was Jimmy Carl Black, Walter. I'm as tired of it as you are, and I hope that our children will come to love us again, in some better world than this. (Sigh) AND...I deeply miss Geir Hongro. REALLY. I do.

Joe, Tuesday, 19 June 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

This is cool; so much diversity & enthusiasm. I am 33, live in Bakersfield CA, music lover above all else. I like many, many musicians & bands, almost all in 40s-60s "roots" genres (C&W, R&R, R&B) + some 70s-80s rockabilly-punk. It's elaborated on a link page below ... We have a music site & more minutiae at or http://artists/ Bakersfield Sound C&W, honky-tonk & country blues w/emphasis on songwriting. Strong melodies & lyrics for artists looking for songs.

jennygb, Wednesday, 27 June 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

AND...I deeply miss Geir Hongro. REALLY. I do.

Ha! I thought you were Joe McGlinchey! Welcome aboard.

Nicole, Wednesday, 27 June 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

George, notyetthirty, make Computer things for Interactive TV, used to play in pop group Jack, used to be more exciting than I am now, right now listen to: Frank Sinatra, Squarepusher, Abba, Bobby Womack, Mag Fields, shit garage, the Fall, Wu-Tang Clan, blah

some old nonsense is at

George Wright, Wednesday, 27 June 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I'm a student, just graduated in fact, and am now working to pay off my not inconsiderable debts at some dead-end call centre. I'm currently listening to loads of krautrock - Neu!, early Kraftwerk, Amon Duul II, Ash Ra Tempel, etc. Also many of these grooving hipsters: Mercury Rev, Flaming Lips, The Strokes (boo, hissss!), Smashing Pumpkins (still), Belle and Sebastian, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Ride, MBV, 13th Floor Elevators, Primal Scream and so on. I love this board, it makes my working life that much more bearable, so big thanks to whoever tames the technological beast of the cyber- lands to bring us such future-visions.

Add, Thursday, 28 June 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Just introduced myself on ILE so it's about time I got around to this board. Just turned 40, born in Connecticut, moved to NYC when I was 18, have lived in LA since '96. Work at various crappy jobs within the commercial production world. I used to be a Teamster-a rainbow Teamster! Once wrote for a local LA music rag but I thought I was terrible and I'm glad I got out of that racket.

My first rock idols were Mama Cass and Janis Joplin. I had all the usual adoption/houseboy fantasies one has at that age. Then they went and died on me. So I replaced them with Bowie and Patti Smith. My pop development: went from Have a Nice Day Top 40/bubblegum stuff to glam to punk to...oh, you know, all kindsa stuff. Current faves: Stereo Total, Super Furry Animals, Clinic, Makeup, White Stripes, Turbonegro. All Time Faves: Kinks, 60s pop Stones, Bowie, George Jones, Love, Ike & Tina, Giorgio Moroder, Roxy, Kraftwerk, Sparks, T. Rex, Birthday Party, Pixies, Marc Almond, French Pop, Sylvester.

Don't post much, but I love reading you all! I wish to broaden my listening tastes and I'm very happy to have discovered this board. I used to work at a gay disco in the late 80s/early 90s but haven't been exposed to much dance music, intelligent or otherwise, since then. So I wanna catch up. It's a drag I came upon ILM (through the Momus website, in case you're interested) just as the Napster filters really kicked in. I want to hear all these records you're recommending!

Currently the things I hate include: Dave Navarro, most queercore, aging LA punkers who won't shut up about their golden era (e.g. Exene "Hey kid's, culture's over, what a drag, let's open up a punk rock museum and knickknack shop and start a band with Rancid" Cervenka), Betty Page 'dos, Laker flags, most sports, that cliched LA vs. NY rivalry... um, um, um, guess I don't really hate that much these days.

Shit, this is longer than I intended. My name is Arthur, I was born on Bloomsday, my father's name is James, my mother's name is Joyce. Bye...

Arthur, Thursday, 28 June 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

GOD Dave Navarro sucks.

Tracer Hand, Thursday, 28 June 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Bare facts, my names Bill (but my family still calls me William). I'm 35 and married with a cracking wee lad who's 6 years old. I'm a Scorpio into supporting deadbeat Scottish 2nd division football teams, wine, beer, curry, food, art (modern or otherwise), pub lunching, more wine and some more beer.

I live in a village in picturesque North Yorkshire, nice but it can be boring as fuck sometimes. Needless to say don't get many top bands playing locally.

I got into music as a 14 year old, my first record was Angel Eyes by Roxy Music from Woolies in Berwick on Tweed. Since then I've never looked back. I went through a phase as a heavy metal freak for a couple of years then heard Love Action by the Human League and then opened my ears to pretty much anything, no preconditions or rules. It's lead me up a few blind alleys but i'm probably more enthused now then I ever have been.

Currently grooving to Bonnie Prince Billy, Curtis Mayfield, AC/DC, Johnny Cash, Auteurs, Jackie Leven, Radiohead and Basement Jaxx and Sir John Peel.

Billy Dods, Wednesday, 4 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Arthur: love the amazing litterary facts.

the pinefox, Wednesday, 4 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I'm 18, originally from Aberystwyth, Wales; Mostly from Somerset; currently from Rye, Sussex and soon to be from either Salford or Oxford Brookes university, doing Media Technology, depending on how much time I wasted on ILM during my exams. My eccentric-to-everyone-I-know but horribly-boring-and-predictable-to-everyone-here favourite bands: The almighty Helen Love, Drugstore, Kenickie/Lauren Laverne, Angelica, Belle and Sebastian, Beth Orton, Catatonia, Air, Saint Etienne, Blondie, Hefner, etc. etc. Randomly chosen songs that I like by other bands: "Bring It On" Mekon ft Roxanne Shante, "The Light 3000" Schneider TM ft KPT.michi.gan, "Swefn G Endlar" Sigur Ros, "Goodnight Moon" Shivaree, "Criminal" Fiona Apple, "No Danger" The Delgados, "When I Fall In Love" Ant and Dec. Personal anthem: "Selfish, Lazy and Greedy" Go-kart Mozart. Clearly I'm not going to convince anyone here I'm hip.

I'm not particularly interested in digging through musical history, even if it sounds exactly the same I'd rather have new stuff, sorry. I just bought the Destiny's Child LP and it rocks, and I have an unhealthy obsession with pop videos and adverts, and TV generally.

What else? I could show off about my obscenely expensive inch-thick widescreen titanium supercomputer, but I won't. Damn.

Graham, Wednesday, 4 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Go to hell. :P

Josh, Wednesday, 4 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

well, that's lovely talk, i must say.

i started my first ever thread on ILM yesterday, but i've been reading and very occasionally posting for a long time. i live in dublin and like this thing we call pop music. i also like folk and trad and a good few other things besides. at the moment i can't get enough of belle and sebastian. i write for a zine called frank's apa that wor tom used to write for. i've just had an interview for a senior position in my workplace. ever notice how you're never quite sure afterwards whether you did well or badly in an interview?

rener, Thursday, 5 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I happened upon this forum and was feeling sort of cut off from the world, so I've decided to try to follow along for a while. So far I've noticed one poster I know; many many bands I don't know; a topic about my best friend; and a lot of raves about the music my 6-year-old son listens to. Mostly I listen to jamaican roots reggae, dub, bluegrass, and old-time music. My own rock and pop tastes are sort of skewed by my aforementioned cut-off-from-the-worldness: love lots of relatively unhip obscure stuff (FSK, Jeb Loy Nichols, Califone, Souled American).

I'm 37 years old and live in New York City with my wife and kids. I'm a graphic designer and musician. I look forward to learning lots from you all.

Mr. Mark Lerner, Thursday, 5 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

NYC graphic designer and musician who's spotted a topic about his best friend? Are you sure you're not really ld beghtol, and just making up the 'wife and kids' stuff?

the pinefox, Thursday, 5 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

My wife and kids are real! You couldn't make up a family like mine if you tried. My pal is a writer named Camden Joy, whose name came up briefly a ways back.

Mr. Mark Lerner, Thursday, 5 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Hey, Stevie! Quick!! Friend-of-Camden Joy alert!!!

the pinefox, Thursday, 5 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

So I have found this website. Its very good to hear peoples commments. I'm Ukrainian studying in LOndon. And I listened to the BBC World service and MTV for my music. I like polka, tangos, folk, usual English pop, and sixties music. Like Nick Cave and Scott Walker and Goldfrapp and Tindersticks. I like French and Russian films, especially comedies. I like the people here, they know a lot, and I am studying so hard now.

Liliya, Saturday, 7 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

My name is Alex. I am a 37 year old from Germany. Now living near and working in Frankfurt (only German town with skyscrapers therefore also called Mainhattan, with Main being the local river). Found ILM via Josh Blog which I somehow must have found via another blog (robotwisdom?). Have been buying 1-2 cd's per week (music is a drug) from 1991 onwards. Just did a count in my Access Database: currently 1178 cd's. I like indie music. My first two records when getting more into this music where "Swagger" by the Blue Aeroplanes (in my memory one of those few perfect albums) and "Bossanova" by the Pixies.

Favourite artists: Velvet Underground, Yo La Tengo, Giant Sand, Gun Club, Sonic Youth, Joy Dividion, Swell, Red House Painters, Joni Mitchell (from another life in the 80s), the Smiths, the Cure, Laurie Anderson, Keith Jarrett and Nick Drake (from my first life in the late 70s/early 80s), Cocteau Twins, Cowboy Junkies etc.

alex in mainhattan, Saturday, 7 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

26-year-old music critic/journalist, relocated to New York mid-March, still looking for work but (barely) making do with freelancing for the moment. If you want to peg my tastes they're somewhat of a mutant offspring of Robert Christgau's and Simon Reynolds's. I write a lot about postrave dance music and it's probably about 1/3 of what I listen to, the rest being divvied up among a bunch of things. I contribute to a bunch of magazines that don't pay on time and a bunch of alt-weeklies that do. Staying w/girlfriend until relocation in September to a roommate situation. Size 10 1/2 shoe. Recently shaved head. Anything else you wanna know, email me.

Michaelangelo Matos, Friday, 13 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Um... 22, just graduated in Popular Culture and Philosophy. Music fan. Zen master. is my website. I'm a part-time barman for a bit so I can afford to buy records and other assorted crap. My friend Mary showed me here. That's all.

Nick Southall, Sunday, 15 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

BEWARE SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION If anyone is interested in what I think about alternative music, books, movies, travels, chess etc. you can visit my blog which I started a little more than a month ago. It is aptly titled sex and sunshine as it hardly ever mentions those two necessities of life.

alex in mainhattan, Wednesday, 18 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Alex, you ought to put that on the "Your Blog" thread too. Which I can't find.

Tracer Hand, Thursday, 19 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Tracer Hand - Where is the Your Blog thread? There is something like that down at ILE but here I have not found it. I have not got the time to check all folders!

This place is getting messier and messier. Could someone, I think of you Josh e.g., please install a search like Atomz on this site? It should be possible. I have even succeeded in doing it for my small little blog.

alex in mainhattan, Thursday, 19 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I will look into it in, uh, August. After I get my MS. And move. (Maybe I can leave it for the next moderator, ha.)

Josh, Thursday, 19 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I'm 16, live in the middle of nowhere in New York, and love whatever strikes me as unusual and interesting (Latin, glam rock, words, pretentiousness). I'm under strict orders not to tell my name on the Internet (everyone else on there is a pedophiliac, middle aged stalker, you know), so I'm going to use a new one every day and see how long I can keep that up.

Music I love or have loved: Velvet Underground, In Flames, Goo Goo Dolls, Momus, Belle & Sebastian, Nine Inch Nails, some Radiohead, some Bach, some Beethoven, Vince Guaraldi, George Winston

Music I like: Vintersorg, Thyrfing, Therion, David Bowie, Neutral Milk Hotel, some Radiohead, Pedro the Lion, Nirvana, Bush, Iron Maiden, Sex Pistols, the Clash, U2, Dead Kennedys, Iggy Pop, Apocalyptica, Madonna, Fiona Apple, Filter, Olivia Tremor Control, Hum, Neil Young, Matthew Sweet, Pink Floyd, the Who

Music I really can't stand: Beach Boys, Britney Spears, rap in general, blues in which every line must be repeated several times, Creed

Authors I love: Neil Gaiman, Madeleine L'Engle, C.S. Lewis, Ayn Rand, Phillip Dick

Candelifera, Monday, 23 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Hello. I'm 20. I'm 5'9". I really like Susan B. Anthony dollars. Here's some musical stuff about me:

The first music I listened to that wasn't baroque classical, when I was nine: The Beatles.
The first music I listened to that made me realize what music was capable of, cartoon-epiphany style, when I was fourteen: Brian Eno (it was Another Green World).
"Older" music I really like: Millennium. (Apparently, these guys have been a recent topic of discussion, and nobody said 'dud,' which is great.)
"Older" music I've recently been interested in: Pharoah Sanders.
"Newer" music I really like: Spiritualized.
"Newer" music I've recently been interested in: Icebreaker [International].
Little-known band I like who I'd like to plug (I don't know them personally): Optigonally Yours.
Music to which I've most recently introduced someone: Eric Dolphy.
Music I enjoy to which I've been most recently introduced: Prefuse 73.
Music of which I am in perpetual awe: Laurie Anderson.
Music I think is staggeringly important: Boards of Canada.
Music I love of which people are frequently skeptical: Merzbow.
Music I formerly maniacally loved to which I have recently been re-awakened: King Crimson.
Music I've most recently acquired: Herbie Hancock's Fat Albert Rotunda.
Music I enjoy that you'd probably find incongruous with how I seem thus far: NON/Boyd Rice.
Music I like that most often gets me into trouble with people who "like music": Marilyn Manson.
Music I hate: I think that idea is sort of ridiculous.
Most recent concert: Add N to (X) at the Grog Shop, in Cleveland, on 18 July.
Currently listening to: Plone's "Plock" single.

I'm always reachable at the given email address, and always enjoy discussion of any kind. That's why I'm here, isn't it?

matthew m, Tuesday, 24 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I have never been implicated in terrorism of any kind.

Dr Seuss, Wednesday, 25 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Didn't realize this was here. So ok:

I'm 33, male, live in San Francisco, Ca., and am a graphic designer.

I don't look much like a young Anthony Perkins, but have been told I do more than once.

I have broad musical tastes, and don't want to blather on about all my faves, but I don't care for dance, techno, and rap. I try to listen primarily to vinyl LPs, and own about 1700.

Sean, Wednesday, 25 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I'm the best person to ever live .

Mike Hanle y, Wednesday, 25 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

No offence, Mike, but you can't be. The Greatest Man To Have Ever Lived is David Hirst.

Nick Southall, Wednesday, 25 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

i am ambrose. i live in russia (although only for a week longer). i study russian, obivously at sheffield. my reason for going to sheffield? home of warp....they moved to london a year after i got there. dicks.... so i am into that sort of thing etc etc boring boring. also the usual high llamas stereolab tortoise (everyone hates them here dont they) shit. i like tortoise best though. now i am into garage as it is funkier than anything i have ever heard and i love dancing it makes sense to buy loads of garage tunes. io have a website which is almost defunkt cos i am about to leave russia: it is a sort of blog/journal about living hee, so if you want to read what a bunch of idiot students do in a country where beer costs 25p then go to

also there are picutres of some constructivist buildings in moscow, russian graffitti, aforementioned students, other shit there.

i help run a night in sheffield that is called non.sense and is pretty turd. we dont really play any indie , or pop.

ambrose, Thursday, 26 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Oh sorry, I forgot this one.

Im a 23 year old finishing off a computer science/physics double major from the east coast of Canada. Currently working in Toronto as a programmer which is a nice break from my past incarnations as a midnight shift gas attendant.

Past 5 years I've held down a college radio show and a few years of editting the entertainment section of the student paper till I grew tired of filling at 2am in for contributers who didnt make their contributions so I switched to the radio station staff.

I spend too much time listening to indie music, I have a fear of silence and an extremenly short attention span if Im not wearing headphones. I am currently suffering through this recent trend towards roots/bluegrass in college music cause I tolerated enough celtic music in my life through over exposure due to a close proximity to Cape Breton. Bands I like include Eric's Trip, Sloan, Spiritualized, MBV, BJM, most of the whole postrawk thing and what little I've heard from Puffy In Japan. I dont hate pop music I just have a hard time stomaching commercial radio.

I tend to ramble.

zac, Monday, 30 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Puffy In Japan = Puffy AmiYumi???

Aw, yeah.

David Raposa, Monday, 30 July 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I'm Andrew, I live in Dublin, and I like pop music as filtered into everything, followed shortly by everything (except post-rock). Dublin not being a large town, I know both Ian Moore and Irene O'Dowd. I don't post as much as I'd like, because ILM's download-read-reply- submit cycle isn't well suited to pay-per-minute internet connections like what I'm on now. Maybe I'll sort that out.

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 1 August 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Everyone knows David Hirst comes second to me.

Ally, Wednesday, 1 August 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I'm 21. New River Valley/Southwest Virgina. Might hang around after I finish being a Va Tech Stud(ent). Self-amusing, obviously. I like to fish or pretend to socialize when not listening to, reading about, downloading, or buying music - in that order, simultaneously. I'll listen to anything once... or twice. Most of the time I keep quiet on ILM, but I'm paying attention. Been lurking since the begining, seems like. The nick came from "What color does a smurf turn when you freeze him?", but it doesn't go anywhere from there... it's a coincidence that my first post to ILM was in a blues-related thread. The nick's been around lots longer than that, though. I love you people. Later.

Cryosmurf, Wednesday, 1 August 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

19 year old Japanese/Korean UC Berkeley Student. Grew up in 2story glass house in forest-like suburbs. Raised on and improper diet of undie hip hop, techstep (yes that dark putrid shit), assorted dance/IDM type things, and Japanese visual gender-bender glam rockers. As you can see I know nothing about music but.... I still love it......Oh yeah, to make matters worse I make music too.

A.Honda, Thursday, 2 August 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

OK, it took me two months to find this.

21, Montreal, Vietnamese, computer engineer 3rd year, Velvet Underground, Pavement, Sonic Youth, Yo La Tengo, procrastination, highway sightseeing, old decrepit buildings, painting landscapes, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, misanthropy, 69 Love Songs, Old Port, Kids in the Hall, bored, bowling bag, immaculate freshly cut grass, mountain, Soft Bulletin, drugs, Japanese wrestling, Emergency & I, biking, $1 plastic guns, David Bowie, T-Rex, Trainspotting (the book), cubicle fever, Brian Eno, water fountains, Nirvana and the grunge era, white velcro shoes, night driving, waterfronts, High Fidelity (the book), the Beatles, Calvin & Hobbes, you.

alex in montreal, Friday, 3 August 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

My name's Greg. Do you mean David Hirst that used to play for Wednesday?

Greg, Friday, 3 August 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Me: 19 Yr old artist/ennui avoidance technician. Currently residing in Santa Fe, new Mexico. Going to ahrt skoo in Chicago Ill. Don't really know that much about music or anything else but a guy can DREAM right?

You: SWF, 5'6" 140-180 Lbs, Green Eyes, Dark Hair, Sense of humor a must.

Oh-wait-I'm on ILM.

turner, Saturday, 4 August 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

My, this is a big thread. Does anybody even read the new posts?

turner, Saturday, 4 August 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink


Josh, Saturday, 4 August 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Age 47. In 1964 was a folk music fan hence the only person in Mr. Nielson's 4th grade homeroom not to watch the Beatles on Ed Sullivan. Took me two years to realize this was a mistake. Been trying to catch up ever since. Am 20 to 30 years older than most of you. Am impressed by the fact that each of you has listened to more music than I have, more attentively. Can say with confidence, however, that I've read nearly half as many books as any of you has.

What I do with my time: There was a period of several months in the mid-'90s when I would get a word in my mind and just have to fit it into that awful Joyce Kilmer "tree" poem ("I think that I shall never see/A poem lovely as a tree" - except that, being a doubter more than a thinker, I misremembered it as "I doubt that I shall ever see/A poem lovely as a tree"). So one day my friend Elizabeth and I go to the tidal pool down on Half Moon Bay, and the phrase that embeds itself in my mind is "sea anemone." For three days I can think of nothing but how to fit "sea anemone" into the Joyce Kilmer format. Finally I come up with this:

I doubt that RuPaul, tall and feminy Has lips as gay as sea anemone.

The accents don't quite scan on "RuPaul," but it was the best I could do.

Frank Kogan, Saturday, 4 August 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Grrr. HTML "corrected" my poem. How about this: I doubt that RuPaul, tall and feminy
Has lips as gay as sea anemone.

Frank Kogan, Saturday, 4 August 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Or this:
I doubt that RuPaul, tall and feminy
Has lips as gay as sea anemone.

Frank Kogan, Saturday, 4 August 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I feel kinda like a cad posting this after the poem...I also feel stupid for not posting here first, but hey, I never did read packaged directions anyway...

Jess, 23, live outside Philadelphia, currently unemployed and aimless (a catch, ain't I?), amateur writer but professional procrastinator, NOT a musician (I just can't bear to add more mediocre crap to the mountain) but I AM a critic (why else would I be posting here if I didn't think my opinion was god-like and unimpeachible), I likes...well, I likes what I likes, and there ain't a single genre I can think of (outside new age) that I don't likes somethin' from...but I've been an inveterate hiphop junkie since I was a wee lad and currently a recovering indie rock kid (who's finally almost worked through the alt-rock crock handed to me by the mass media *and* fanzine cartels while growing up in the 90s.)

Jess, Monday, 6 August 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Hello I'm 18 and I live in Arkansas (so you can imagine the boat loads of interesting music that never makes it over here). I'm studying anthropology. That's it.

Lindsey B, Saturday, 11 August 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Not sure if my email address is working. However, I'm a grad student in Broadcasting at San Francisco State, former college radio D.J. and avid purchaser of covers (obviously). If you know of any cool ones, let me know --

Elspeth McKee, Saturday, 18 August 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I want THE OTHER KOGAN to post. Or did Frank just make him up?

the pinefox, Saturday, 18 August 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Meta-question (can't find apter thread):

??? Where is Dr C ???

the pinefox, Tuesday, 21 August 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

almost-thirty mostly-online journo-editor type who likes to use dashes. proud of writing for respected underground magazines in multiple genres, but none lately. ex-pat american living in london, for now. my favourite album today is his name is alive's 'someday my blues will cover the earth', but the most recently listened to is the richard pryor box set.

embarassing firsts: show - billy joel album i made mom buy for me - 'hot trax' tv compilation featuring styx. album bought on my own - neil young, which wouldn't be too bad, except that it was the NY & the bluenotes album.

bucky wunderlick, Tuesday, 21 August 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I'm David (30) from the UK!!

Been here ages but no matter what they put me through I'll STILL believe in love.

DavidM, Tuesday, 21 August 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Jay 30 lawyer Columbus, Ohio USA obsessed with Captain Beefheart lacking in fashion sense appreciative of taste waiting for the love of a good woman currently reminiscing with Eric B & Rakim

Jay, Friday, 31 August 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Some kinds of ice cream taste really good.

[my conscience: "don't waste your one shot at glory on the 'introduce yourselves' thread talking about ice cream! there will be other opportunities to talk about ice cream! say something about music!"]

I'm 20 yrs old, quite fond but not in love with [band I: a 5-piece from Glasgow] and [band II: a 2-piece from Paris], in love with [band III: a defunct 5 (not 6!)-piece from Stockton] and brackets, not naming the bands because they're pretty much interchangeable with a bunch of other bands, into old movies, a lapsed anarcho-socialist, a (slowly) recovering cool junkie, shy, too eager for value commitment, thirsty, I'll stop now.

Nick Bramble, Saturday, 1 September 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Oh, shit, I just found this thread. Right after discovering the 'Recent Answers' button.

I'm Curt, 48, but I'm still prettier than any of you. I'm a graphic designer living in Michigan. I remember when Elvis was new. Not that I thought at age 3, "This means a big change for pop music," or anything, but I remember the commotion around the house. My older brothers were entering their teens. One was a huge Jerry Lee Lewis fan with a big rebel DA. I grew up on my brothers' singles and their box record players like every kid in America had at the time. Elvis, Jerry Lee, Everlys, Chuck Berry - I get a rush seeing the sleeves now. My first records, and my first fave, was Ricky Nelson. Lonesome Town. Because he was on TV, I guess.

I remember the 60s, of course, but I don't have anything new to say about it.

I stopped listening to pop records for about two years in the mid-70s. I got into classical. Nothing weird, just Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and those boys. In '77, punk called me back. Actually, it was Cheap Trick that first made me want to listen again. The next few years were a third golden era.

I sat out another stretch later, roughly 1989 to 1997, when I bought next to nothing that was current. The ony contemporary pop CDs I recall getting were:

Charlatans Some Friendly (my 1st CD purchase)

Monie Love Down to Earth

Talk Talk Laughing Stock

Concrete Blonde Bloodletting WHY??

Breeders Last Splash

Morphine Cure for Pain

Until the End of the World Soundtrack

Crime and the City Solution Paradise Discotheque

It started when I quit buying new vinyl before i even had a CD player. Then, with the price of CDs, I spent my money on sure things, old rootsy catalog releases that had never been available before. Lots of old jazz, blues, 60s ska boxes, pre-rock adult pop, as well as pre-'89 rock. So I missed out on grunge. More like, grunge came knocking and I said go fuck yourself, dude, I'll take Count Basie. I felt like the culture of youth rebellion was hopelessly beyond played out, and I wanted no part of its attitude in music, art, fashion, anything.

Eventually, I felt like I'd go insane if I heard another saxaphone solo. Some other factors came together, too. Different friends with different interests, one with a record store. More interesting new music - electronic, ambient, all variety of stuff with more pop input. Record guides, especially All Music, the Internet, used CD stores, CD burners., oh, my head!

I dropped in on ama from time to time but always found it hard to follow. Now, I've read all of the ilm archives, and I wish you'd all wrap up your ile hippie chitchat and get your sorry asses back over here.

Curt, Monday, 3 September 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Damian,going on 23.Fresh out of University of Auckland,NZ.Likes and loves - Radiohead,2001 - A Space Odyssey,Stereolab,Idaho (the band,not the state),Faust,Brian Eno (singing and non-singing),Joy Division,MBV,Kraftwerk,Neu!,some prog.Will never succeed in hating Pink Floyd again.

Damian, Tuesday, 4 September 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

"I've read all of the ilm archives" = Purple Heart.

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 5 September 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

27, in Dallas. I won't waste any time: I need a band. Reference points would be Ruins, Debussy, Beach Boys. Anyways, I've already noticed people I know in this thread, but if you're near me and want to play, sign up today!

Re:ILM, I too made the mistake of discovering this thread after I'd already posted a few. How's that for a first impression?

dleone, Wednesday, 5 September 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

is it rude of me to introduce myself now when i've been posting here for months?

i'm di. i am 22. i love music. some current faves are bikini kill, sleater-kinney, bratmobile, king loser, the kinks, the rolling stones, the aesthetics, now i'm getting stuck and i wish i had my record collection with me so i could remember what bands i like but you know, there's heaps and i guess you guys will probably find out while i am posting. i play guitar and sing in a band called LD50 in Dunedin, NZ , and in the daytime i am an assistant in the Music Department at a local high school. and yes, my nickname is a dumb joke about a certain dead princess. whaddaya gunna do?

di, Thursday, 6 September 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

My name is Ronan, at the time I was born (1983) this name was blissfully unknown in the world of pop. I live in Dublin. My favourite bands are(to name a few) Mogwai Spiritualized, Spacemen 3, Ryan Adams, Whiskeytown, Will Oldham, Jim White, Chemical Brothers, Beastie Boys, Primal Scream, Doves, and many many more...........oh yeah and I fucking hate Aphex Twin. Sorry I had to get that in there

Ronan, Thursday, 6 September 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

i'm young, but i feel old i'm grey, but i dye my hair red

i find it almost impossible to list what kind of music i like - bjork, kylie, old manics, showtunes (not lloyd webber), punk where you can hear the words, singer songwrittery stuff that is not too general (read Blood On The Tracks rather than Tapestry), pop!, tv themetunes, george formby, old skool hip-hop, nasty electro beeps music, anything(almost) not in english...


bounder, Tuesday, 18 September 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I think you've got an alarming amount in common with me, Bounder ...

Robin Carmody, Tuesday, 18 September 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Hey all. I'm Justyn, from Tucson, Arizona, the most boring city this side of Aberdeen. I'm a hopeless guitar player along the lines of Richey Manic. A would-be poet who thinks most poetry written today is crap, including my own. I'm madly in love with Winona Ryder. I'm 19 and a college student. I lead a very boring life matched only by the hero of Sartre's "Nausea."

Favorite artists include Billie Holiday, Syd Barrett, The Beatles, Le Tigre, The Clash, Bikini Kill, Manic Street Preachers (up till 95), McCarthy, X-Ray Spex, Public Enemy, Sex Pistols, Marvin Gaye, Stone Roses, Pulp, Suede, the Pixies, Sleater-Kinney, Kenickie, the Ronettes, and Subway Sect. My favorite single of all time is "One Chord Wonders" by the Adverts.

Favorite writers - Salinger, Philip Larkin, Ballard, Burroughs, Greil Marcus, Allen Ginsberg, Albert Camus, and Gore Vidal. My favorite film is "Taxi Driver." The two books that changed my life, when I was 15, were Catcher In The Rye and Nik Cohn's Rock From The Beginning. I've spent much of the following four years obsessively reading the rock press - Christgau and Bangs and the rest are like old friends to me, but I've recently gotten into the U.K. crowd like Reynolds and Roberts and Penman, who are pretty hard to find here outside of the pages of UNCUT. My favorite magazine, although I recognize its mediocrity compared to the greatness of NME and Melody Maker in the Eighties. I've been reading this forum for months and it only recently occured to me to post anything. Hope to get to know you all soon enough...

Justyn Dillingham, Thursday, 27 September 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

For some reason I considered reading the entirety of this thread (in one sitting, no less) an absolute pre-requisite to posting about myself. About 1/4th of the way through, someone already wrote that he thought it unlikely that anyone would read his introduction given the already enormous number of posts. Where does that leave me? I'm hoping that the fact that I most definitely read your introduction will be enough to motivate you to read mine. This is, by the way, my first post.

I used to tell people that I listened to every kind of music, except the kind that "they" play on the radio. Then, and perhaps eternal favorites would probably be Joy Division, PIL, Gang of Four, and Pere Ubu (which probably makes me sounds like some boring, self-absorbed asshole, who wears black, goes on at length about "transgressive culture" and Marxist politics, and does whatever it is that Pere Ubu fans do... which isn't [entirely] the truth) Then I joined the Peace Corps and moved to Kazakhstan (which will be my home for another year, unless events occurring a couple hundred miles south of here get hot enough to require Peace Corps's withdrawal from Central Asia). Whoever has previously claimed to be living in the middle of nowhere has obviously never been to Kazakhstan. This move basically cut off any connection I once had to all of the realities I once enjoyed, including the resources that allowed me to listen to music other than what "they" play on the radio. By resources, I mean not only access to stores that sell non-commercial music, but the money with which to buy it (those of you who already find it hard to scrape together enough money to "feed your addiction" should try living on 100 dollars a month).

I mention this because I think I have a slightly different history than most of you when it comes to a personal relationship with mainstream, "pop music." Which is to say, I started listening to it not out of a) dissatisfaction/frustration with the underground/non- Top 40/indie music scene or b) my own self-willed recognition/revelation that mainstream music is not necessarily absolute crap. No. I started listening to mainstream music because I had no choice. I could either resign myself to the retro-hell of listening incessently to the same CDs from the (admittedly large) cache I lugged here from America (a fate which I know that those of you who share my sickness, ie probably all of you, would never willfully endure) and hope for the kindness of mix-tape making friends (In the year I've been here, I've recieved exactly one package from America containing mix-tapes. There were, admittedly, seven tapes, but that was over 9 months ago...) - OR - I could suck it up and start listening to what is available here. I should mention, just in case anyone thinks I'm actually complaining here, that I am glad that circumstances forced to me broaden my horizons a bit - in hindsight, I was starting to slip into a rather predictable funk. But I think this gives me a slightly warped perspective on things - I am an avid listener of pop music who has yet to be entirely sold on the pop aesthetic. At least, it feels warped.

So my current batch of favorites include, in addition to the Russian pop music that is played incessently over here (and was I hallucinating, or did someone on ILM mention Tattoo and Detsl?!), Aaliyah, Missy E, Nelly, Outkast, Radiohead, Eve, DMX, Jay-Z, Destiny's Child, Daft Punk, Basement Jaxx... And after consuming a large ammount alcohol, I've been known to admit to liking some Britney. All of these are available (in bootleg format, of course) at the local kiosk for the cost of a bottle of vodka. I should mention that the only two from this list that I would have bought had I been living in America this last year are Outkast and Radiohead.

The seven mix-tapes I mentioned above were all death metal/harcore/out-of-controlcore like At the Gates, Refused, Cave-In, Dillinger Escape Plan, Today is the Day, Converge, Coalesce, Deadguy, Cavity. This has been another recent revelation - metal does not always suck.

Guess I should include... Name: Matthew Cohen. Age: 24. Graduated from a small liberal arts college with a BA in Political Science. Planning on going back to school for a PhD in same. Speak Russian, but not fluently (what does "fluent" mean, really?)...

I should also mention my propensity to go on and on at length (interspersing my writing with parenthetical remarks that are often longer than the senteces they are intended to supplement).

Matthew Cohen, Monday, 1 October 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

My name is Dickon Edwards. I was reluctantly born in Ipswich, Suffolk shortly after they outlawed shillings, two events from which I still have not fully recovered. I share my birthday with the anniversay of the outbreak of World War Two. I have tried, at various points over the last six years, to be anyone other than myself in a vain attempt to understand Other People, but no one was convinced and I just ended up making even more enemies than when I was actually being myself. So now I am resigned to waltzing around North London with an air of fatuous affability, baiting schoolboys, and maintaining my appearance so that my friends can spot me in a crowd and my enemies can see me coming.

Dickon Edwards, Monday, 1 October 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Idea for a thread (though I'm too busy to start one): "What is it that Pere Ubu fans do?" Here's an answer: They (well, one of them, at any rate) think, the first time they hear it, that there's a line in "30 Seconds Over Tokyo" that goes "Intellectual dragon locked in time."

"So, Frank, how would you describe yourself?"

"I'm an intellectual dragon, locked in time."

(Pause). "Oh."

Frank Kogan, Wednesday, 3 October 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Never got around to actually doing this, so I guess it's about time I do. Real name's Vinnie Prabhu but I go by Palpable for just about everything online. I'm a 19 year-old student at Virginia Tech studying computer engineering. Some of my favorite artists: XTC, Bjork, Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys, Orb, Orbital, Barenaked Ladies, New Order, Cure, Smiths, Underworld. Outkast and Blur are also moving quickly up in the ranks. I also have a crappy website ( with album reviews, movie reviews, and my journal.

palpable, Wednesday, 10 October 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Me Brian. Me 29. Me almost 30.

I used to be now FT editor Ned Raggett's roommate, until I moved here to Seattle in February 2001. Like Ned, I was a college radio DJ at KUCI in Orange County for several years. Occupation: video game programmer. Favorite bands of the moment: Pinback, Hochenkeit, Buckfunk 3000, Pell Mell...

Side interests: Making music... indie/droney stuff and electronic stuff. Also DJing all sorts of dance music.. hip hop/experimental/weirder techy house/80s/whatevah

No personal home page... but here's a recent mix CD I made, as well as a couple of electronic tracks I did for some tributes. And here's what I look like...

I should have done this a long time ago. Sorry.

Brian MacDonald, Wednesday, 10 October 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

..and just so other IL*'ers won't give me grief about it. Yes... the goatee is now gone.

Brian MacDonald, Wednesday, 10 October 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I've made a few contributions in the last couple of months but only just discovered this thread. I'm 30 years old and living in Amsterdam. Happily married since last May. I am what's possibly called a contributing editor at OOR, which is a bimonthly music magazine here in the Netherlands. I cover mainly hip-hop and dance music. My other job (I have two) is doing a weekly two-hour radio show on VPRO Radio 3FM late on Saturday nights. It's called Elementaal and I'm very proud of it. It is archived in Real Audio here. If you look around on the site, you'll see I also do three different, weekly one-hour internet-only shows.

JoB, Monday, 15 October 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

im boring. and i make mix tapes. A picture of little ol me question the existential nature of life. ~chameleon

chameleon, Wednesday, 17 October 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

oh yah. im 18 and a painter/photographer, and i love cats. hemingway, london, yolen, piers anthony, old mccaffery, and eliot rock my world.

chameleon, Wednesday, 17 October 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

38, SWF from Brooklyn, now living in Hoboken NJ. Grew up reading NME, listening to punk/post-punk stuff, going to clubs Hurrah, Mudd Club, Peppermint Lounge, the Ritz. I read and enjoy ILM and ILE everyday! St. Etienne, Teenage Fanclub and the Kinks I've liked the most for the longest stretch of time. Recent listening: Le Tigre, Clinic, Tuesday Weld, King Tubby, John Cooper Clarke, Goldfrapp, Francoise Hardy, Mary J. Recent reading: Sarah by J.T. LeRoy.

Lesley Higgins, Thursday, 18 October 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Wow, Lesley. Let me know if you ever want to go to a show in the city. We could get Arthur to come!

Tracer Hand, Thursday, 18 October 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Unfortunately, Tracer, I live in Los Angeles. But I hope to be back in NYC for good next summer. And I'd love to tag along--sounds like Lesley and I have a lot in common. Isn't Sarah great?

Arthur, Thursday, 18 October 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Tracer- There's great stuff at the Knitting Factory soon, and Ludacris at S.O.B.'s! I saw him last winter, he was fun.

Arthur-I love Sarah's solo work as well as St. Etienne. Hope to meet you when you get back to NYC

lesley higgins, Saturday, 20 October 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I'm 27, about to start on masters program, FL International Univ, Miami, FL. I like pretty much long as you don't bother me with a lot of stupid show-off rap like Jay-Z. I'm mostly into dance music, though I still proudly display everything I was into in years past. but now.....right off the top of my head I'm spinning: Orbital, New Order, Placebo, Radiohead, Sigur Ros, Deep Dish, Danny Howells, Steve Lawler, or any other Global Underground DJ......along with a lot of other stuff I can't be bothered to list right now

patrick, Saturday, 20 October 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I suppose, given that I've posted a bit, that I should contribute to this thread:

Charles, 19, Sydney, Australia. Media student (wanker). Longtime lurker. Comm. radio host (; Osmosis). Occasional writer. Bands: fixation with Austin (Bedhead, American Analog Set, Super XX Man, Trail of Dead). Usual indie blah (twee as well). Destiny's Child. Auselectronica (Pilfernators, Bloody Fist label). People Under The Stairs. I heart Freaky Trigger, and the boards; they've changed how I listen to music...

charles, Monday, 22 October 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Interesting selection of bands, Charles. I'm intrigued to know what you think of ILM Listening Chamber No.10

Oh, me? Jeff. 36. Currently living and working in Brussels, Belgium, but originally from England (London/Home Counties). Found IL* through Ned and Brian's advertising it on a Stereolab e-mail list to which I belong. So it's all their fault.

What I like:

"Classical" - JS Bach motets, Beethoven late string quartets and Symphony No.9, Schubert songs and late works, Tchaikovsky orchestral works, Debussy piano préludes, Bartok "Music For Strings Percussion and Celeste", Shostakovich symphonies, Herbert Howells church music, most any Berio, Feldman, George Crumb or Steve Reich

"Popular" - among my faves are records by Throwing Muses, Bernie Green and his orchestra, Public Enemy, A Certain Ratio, Orbital, Yes, Saint Etienne, Aphex Twin, Sister Sledge, The Waitresses, Beach Boys, Talking Heads, Marvin Gaye, Huggy Bear, Marumari, Kate Bush, Low, France Gall, Pink Floyd and Scritti Politti.

Jeff, Monday, 22 October 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Since I've been posting here and there lately, thought this was appropriate. Not sure how I came upon ILM .. possibly through Bitchpork, that unofficial, dark-mirror-reflection of the Pitchfork web-board .. but it has already enriched my workdays quite a bit. To find a place where music in general is treated seriously, rather than canonically or callously ... I feel at home.

my tastes evolve through the diurnal and seasonal cycles .. in the morning, on the way to work, I'll want something hushed like Songs: Ohia or Aixx Em Klemm .. in the afternoon, when the sun is bright, I want liveliness .. some John Coltrane or the Clash, some Miles Davis Quintet or Pavement, Led Zep or Jethro Tull .. in the evening, I need dark, lush sounds, preferably with deep bass or intricate electronic textures. Likewise, in the spring I find myself more in the mood for upbeat pop, in the summer -- aggressive rawk .. now that it's the fall I'm digging out my old Cure and Depeche Mode tapes for driving, the Smiths, Joy Division, etc ... and in the winter I expect to be listening to polarities, both minimalist ambient and experimental noize, romantic-period 'classical' and industrial/synthpop ..

like the forum, I love music. Unfortunately, I don't play any instruments, though I entertain this mild fantasy of buying a dual-cd mixer and DJ'ing indie/electronica dance tunes sometime in the future. But I do enjoy writing music reviews for a site you may have heard of, Otherwise, I'm 24 as of autumn 2001, and live in a little basement apartment in Takoma Park, Maryland, just outside of D.C. I work in the city just two blocks from the White House, and have been making great efforts to restrain my paranoia and avoid holding my breath as I walk the streets and commute from the metro cars. Moving here from Florida seemed like such a great idea, two years ago..

Other interests include film, literature, politics, foreign policy, liberalism, comic books, nightclubbing, video games, and attempts to reconcile the communitarian/lefty/activist/ascetic side of my nature with the decadent, narcissistic pleasure-seeking devil on my other shoulder. The devil wins, more often than not. Can't quite blame it on me being a Gemini.

If you live in the area, or just want to reply to some obnoxious thing I've said in the forums, don't hesitate to comment. I love meeting new people, conversations, writing, etc.

cheers. chris.

Dare, Monday, 22 October 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I am Lord Custos. You are not "cleared" to know more than that.

Lord Custos, Wednesday, 31 October 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

oh here it is. i should have posted here before but couldnt find it

ok i should be working on a take-home am i always online here when i have work to do? so to make this short, i am 21 and am in los angeles enduring college but am not from here. i am a cliche since i am a "film student." i like lots of things but my favorites are tricky, (pre-2000)pj harvey and madonna. i am always reading music criticism of bands i have never heard in real life before, i really han't heard many of the things often talked about here. i am not an indie kid. i am into astrology. i know ally from before somewhere online, but i think she'll deny knowing me around here..

in other words, i am pretty pathetic, but i guess you figured that already.

i am uncircumcised

Vic, Monday, 5 November 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

oh yeah, as if you couldn't tell, i am extremely isolated and my life reads like an unlyrical and chaotic textbook-picture -snapshot on alienation, i am totally clining to the last vestiges of hope at this moment and i am addicted to the internet even though it has perpetually let me down in its function as a "lifeline," ..

as if you "couldn't" tell, ha.

Vic, Monday, 5 November 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

"oh yeah, as if you couldn't tell, i am extremely isolated and my life reads like an unlyrical and chaotic textbook-picture -snapshot on alienation, i am totally clining to the last vestiges of hope at this moment and i am addicted to the internet even though it has perpetually let me down in its function as a "lifeline," ..

you record emo music, right?

A portable model of,

Dare, Monday, 5 November 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Well, then you certainly picked the right town to live in, Vic!

Arthur, Monday, 5 November 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I don't know who is actually going to read through all these responses. I started, but even I am not that committed to wasting time online. However, I will still introduce myself, or my musical self.

I'm from the U.S. Grew up listening to what was on the radio and whatever records we had at home: mostly rock, R&B, soul, disco. Sesame Street songs. Church music. In 6th or 7th grade I dabbled with listening to jazz on the radio. Also around this (77/78) time I used to go to the rehearsals for a "punk" (using the word pretty loosely--some of what they covered was not punk at all, but they did play some Ramones and Clash songs, as well as early Elvis Costello "I'm Not Angry", but even that is stretching it) cover band whose leader was one of my brother's friends.

Around this time, my family moved and I discovered a college radio station I had never listened to before, and suddenly I was exposed to all sorts of music that was totally new to me: punk/new wave/industrial, reggae, free jazz, avant-garde/modern classical/experimental, electronic music, unfamiliar progressive bands (mostly European), traditional music from around the world, Medieval music, and perhaps a few things that don't fit into any of those categories. It was an education. (Around this time I was also very rapidly discovering modern poetry, something very exciting to me for several years after, but not, for the most part, something I enjoy currently.) The station became much less eclectic around 1990 (and I was listening to it less by then anyway), but by that point I already had been made aware of these sometimes invisible forms of music, so I knew what names to try to keep track of.

I was initially intrigued by acid house/techno (etc.) after becoming aware of it via Psychic TV around 1988. (I remember looking at a PTV disc with the words "Turn on/Tune in/The Acid House" with a friend, and both of us debating about whether it meant anything, and if so what.) Saw them eight times and don't regret it, although 99% of the recordings they released are crap. Psychic TV was kind of a 20's thing for me, and I am very ambivalent about how wrapped up I was in their work at the time. (Maybe I was really the victim of subliminal messages in their recordings?) I ended up becoming very turned off by most techno, and the various, related, mutating forms of electronic dance music (but I admit that there must be a lot of it I have not heard). Maybe if I had tried E, but I'm not interested in that now. (I have only one psychedelic experience to my credit, and it was not at a rave.) I also listened to a lot of hip-hop between 1988 and about 1992/93, but I got a bit tired of the homophobia, misogyny, anti-semitism, anti-white, pro-random-violence themes in much of the music. I still check in with it now and then, however.

Around 1993 I "discovered" Arabic music, which is not something I remember hearing on the radio (at least not the classically based popular music I have in mind). This has become some of my very music. I am thinking of individuals such as Oum Kalthoum, Riad el-Sonbatti (mostly known as a composer), Asmahan, Farid el Atrash, Fairouz, Said Mekawy, Mohammed Abdo, plus lesser lights such as Samira Tewfic, Milhem Barakat, Saleh Abdel Gafor, etc. I love this music for its expressiveness; its modal/microtonal approach; its complex rhythms; its often brilliant vocal technique; the color and texture of traditional instruments such as the oud, the ney, and the kanun; the emphasis on improvisation in much of it; and the fact that I can listen to the same piece repeatedly, but still hear something new.

And for the last four years I've been salsa dancing, with increasing seriousness (though I have been out for a while with a knee injury and am currently recovering from minor knee surgery), which has turned me on to salsa, and led me to discover some other Latin musical forms.

Listening to Arabic and Latin music intensively has altered my taste a lot, to the point where it's very hard for me to find new things closer to home, culturally speaking, that I really enjoy. I have more trouble making allowances for singers who can't sing, for one thing. I _have_ been listening to increasing amounts of Sun Ra over the past couple years, too, and he has gone from being just one eccentric artist I was aware of, to being one of my favorites.

I will never have enough money to buy all the CDs I want. Oum Kalthoum alone recorded hundreds of songs, many of them stretching out for a half hour to seventy-five minutes in live performances.

np: Kirsty MacColl "Tropical Brainstorm" (Nice bonus tracks only available on the U.S. release--ha!)

DeRayMi, Monday, 5 November 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

"Well, then you certainly picked the right town to live in, Vic! "

to be uncircumcised in? hehe LA is such a wasteland. how long have you been here?

no i don't record any music, except i'm so graceful when i walk that the angels look down below make music when they see me coming

Vic, Tuesday, 6 November 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

i am bob and i'm new - Hi! i'm 29 i live in london and make peanuts co-managing a couple of guitar shops. you may notice my postings as either very vague (ie no point) or flippant or inflammatory (no, actually not inflammatory at all). i like annoying asthma inhaler style music of all styles & am eqully at home with art gallery sound installion up its own arse music as i am with cheese pop i still race home for Top Of The Pops on friday night. I have a nasty exzema problem at the moment. I like pokemon. I like W S Burroughs, Haruki Murakami, PK Dick, gore vidal, ben marcus, will self etc book wise. film wise - well i used to have a major david lynch fixation but these days i really don't think he cuts it when compared to power rangers lost galaxy return of the magna defender for instance. i have a musical appreciation history of (roughly chronological) elo, jeff wayne's war of the worlds, jean michel jarre & vangelis, level 42 (yes, sorry), metallica, various metal & uk / us punk & "hard core" , industrial goth/ metal,butthole surfers & sonic youth & big black etc, free jazz, techno, experimental shit & daphne & celeste. is it that simple? what else do you need to know???

bob snoom, Tuesday, 6 November 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

My actual first name is Julia. I'm not admitting my age because I'm in a certain amount of denial, but every once I while I get carded buying alcohol. I'm a copyeditor and associate producer for music at the dot-com wing of a fairly well-known newspaper conglomerate.

Last CD acquired: The Dismemberment Plan, "Change" (but I'm underwhelmed with what I've heard so far). Favorite artists (active division): Firewater, Girls Against Boys, Mike Doughty. Favorites (RIP division): Afghan Whigs, Soul Coughing, Scarce, Jawbox, Long Fin Killie (rather disappointed with Bows). Rather curious about: Q and Not U, older D-Plan, the Standard. Loathe: nu-metal, female singers who are more about T&A and studio effects than vocal technique, bling-bling hip-hop. Suspect that bluegrass and alt-country and its offshoots are better than I'm willing to credit, but haven't taken the time to explore either.

I live in Washington, DC; I'm not attached and can't seem to attract any man's eye right now. Between this and people not following up to my posts in this and other forums, I sometimes wonder whether I really exist. If I truly have no existence outside of some fantasist's mind, I hope he or she enjoys my life a lot more than I do., Tuesday, 6 November 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I was born somewhere in the lower right-hand corner of Michigan and have lived within that region since my birth in 1976. Apart from getting married in 2000, I have skillfully avoided most things. Occupationally, I divide my time between sorting things, correcting things, adding things, and making things up. I enjoy making things up so much that I occasionally do it in my spare time. The it in this case is Permafrost.

Andy, Tuesday, 6 November 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink,hm

are you an amg writer ? who

Vic, Tuesday, 6 November 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Di Ray Mi,

I've wanted to listen to more arabic music. Where would you recommend starting and where are the best sources? I've found a couple of websites dealing with but they seem to be a bit more on the 'poppier side' than I might like.

[quote]"Between this and people not following up to my posts in this and other forums, I sometimes wonder whether I really exist. If I truly have no existence outside of some fantasist's mind, I hope he or she enjoys my life a lot more than I do." Julia[/quote]

Whoah. Even scarier that I relate immediately to what your saying...

Myself, I'm mainly a lurker, coming here to find recommendations for music that I can (in theory) download off of the net. I have gone through periods of my life when I spent waayy too much on music, and, can't realistically keep that up. I would love CD prices to drop. Listening to music either seems to consume my life or be in it very little at all. I'm in the latter stage at the moment, no music at work, no time at home, it's beginning to piss me off. To console myself I need I think of the thousands upon thousands of years we humans didn't have any recorded music at all. What would they have had to speak to people about on message boards?

I love these 'intro' things. So many people willing to offer up snippets of there lives, so trustingly...(that came off sounding slightly psychopathic for some reason) Myself, I'm a cartoonist, making a living working at an ISP in rural Ontario. Actually in the town that is "the most perfect example of suburban/rural community in Canada" (I still remember this from school.) Have a fantasy that I one day lose my sight and have to discover my hidden musical talent that I've been to lazy to cultivate for the last 29 years. Constantly aspire to the level of confidence and happiness I felt when I was 10. Have also had a disturbing ongoing 'fantasy' (or nightmare I guess) that our entire civilization is on the verge of being destroyed by some terrible disaster. I suspect this has something to do with sept 11th, but also suspect that it's a very real possiblity.

Currently listening to a mixed bag of stuff that I've downloaded, including Wire, Nina Simone, Jackie Wilson, Tim Buckley, Air, Rufus Wainwright and I actually quite enjoy the new Depeche Mode, which I downloaded for my sister. Favourite album? Maybe "Here My Dear" mainly for the first 5 minutes, which always, without fail, makes me cry. I think it's a deeply profound album. When I do I get a chance to put on music I often listen to Cosmic Slop online, which has just the right mix of funkiness, obscurity and wierdness on which I thrive.

Okay, enuf sharing.

Alan Hunt, Wednesday, 7 November 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

having read every posting on this thread in one sitting, kicked offline 3 times in the process, I am the WINNER of internet time-wasting!

Male, first-year law student with art history degree(?), I worship music. been a musician for about 15 years and have managed to craft about 3-4 songs that are not complete shite. it's nice to see such a diversity of input on this board.

my music: Sloan, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Detroit Cobras, Afghan Whigs, Dag Nasty, the Make-Up, Curtis Mayfield, Big Star, Beth Orton, Beta Band, James Brown, Doves, St. Germain, Mellow, Sea and Cake, Miles, Ivy.

Most recent disc purchased: Sloan-Pretty Together (rocks) Most recently wished I hadn't purchased: Arab Strap-red thread (pap)

Found this board through Momus. Probably underqualified to converse with some of you existentialist-philosopher types but too impatient not to post. If anyone knows of a good online mixtape exchange please point me in the right direction--I thirst for undiscovered music with an unholy burning lust.

Ian M, Wednesday, 14 November 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...
Living in London via most my life in Manchester.

Got too many Lou Barlow, Sonic youth, Ween and The Frogs records. I like Slayer and I like Lambchop.

I am excited by Boedekka, The Coral and the Moldy Peaches

Never really got into hip hop, but my first ever gig was LL Cool J... my second was The Macc Lads

Sonicred, Monday, 3 December 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...
hi, my name is todd burns and i run a website at

i like nearly all kinds of music, but focus in on IDM, indie, and classical, for the most part.

feel free to email me if you're interested in writing music reviews for the website that i run, we're always "hiring" for volunteers.

todd burns, Sunday, 30 December 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

hi, i like this forum a lot. music: i like a lot of sparkly disco, nu- dancehall, glitch dub, dirty south electro crunk funk, cyborg-soul, machine warrior pop, and raging speedhorn. this be the website that i co- author. peace.

jack cable, Thursday, 3 January 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

HelenFordsdale: As most musicians, I steal from the best and then mix up those elements to come up with a strange derivative hybrid. I hide under the rubble, sniff out Richard Hell bootlegs while trying to cover up my scratchy Wham! records. The no wave screetching guitars send me up the walls.

helenfordsdale, Tuesday, 15 January 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I am obsessed with music, that should be all you need to know.

Chris Noble, Friday, 18 January 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I'm sorry, that was a bit terse. I love Abba, the Beatles, Cocteau Twins, Radiohead, Alice Coltrane, Parliament and I really could go on an on and I did at first but I don't want to bore y'all. I genuinely think this forum is the best I've come across in YEARS of searching the web. Keep it real guys and gals. :) p.s. I'm 24, English and Simon Reynolds rules music writing.

Christian, Friday, 18 January 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

johnny dbini, 32, scorpio. artist, dj and theatre techy. living in southwest england, originally a midlander. i work too hard. vinylist; lots of styles. favourites: beastie boys, rancid, nina simone, lard, isan, jimmy smith, wu, plastyc buddha. currently on heavy rotation: ruby, michael jackson (thriller), chilly g. i like ILM because the corners of my head are filled with trivia about music that is completely irrelevant elsewhere.

dbini, Saturday, 19 January 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

One time this guy at school started talking bad about the Geto Boys so I sort of had to chop his fucking head off and spin it like a basketball on my index finger.

Ramosi, Saturday, 19 January 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

And I'd like to add that the Beatles are my favorite rock band, and among my favorite artists, and it baffles me that so many people who post here can be deaf to what makes their music great, and that so many of you actually think that their perceived greatness is the result of their having become canonical. I've listened to all sorts of pop and weird obscure shit over the years, and I don't think I love the music of the Beatles merely because I have been well brain-washed.

No, I will not try to say something about them that will interest you scoundrels. I don't value music more if it generates something clever to say than I do for the experience of listening to it.

DeRayMi, Monday, 21 January 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I'm 26, from Edinburgh and am a civil servant which is compensated for by the fact it gives me unlimited internet access 8 hours a day.

music i like includes Fugazi, my bloody valentine, radiohead, GVSB, Peaches, the pop group, PIL, big black, serge gainsbourg, scott walker, richard hell & the voidoids, television, new york doll, sonic youth, madredeus, suicide, boards of canada, lots of 60s garage bands and many more.

If you're in Edinburgh on a Saturday night be sure and pay a visit to Extra Width at the Gilded Balloon Saloon in the Cowgate - lots of the above and many more

leigh, Wednesday, 30 January 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I could do this too.

my name is richard john gillanders. I'm twenty years old. I live in glasgow. I study architecture. I like the music of a lot of the musicians and bands listed previously. but not all of them.

richard john gillanders, Wednesday, 30 January 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

i work in publishing and i also teach lit at a college. i'm not going to name the bands i like to listen to, but the last 3 albums i bought were american analog set, riddim driver: gideon war, and international noise conspiracy. i refuse to buy music on cd. sometimes i like to play certain songs over and over and over. i used to have a radio show (for 4 years) and this aspect of my personality was not necessarily appreciated by all my listeners.

cybele, Wednesday, 30 January 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

My real name is Joe but I made up the name PappaWheelie because I thought it was I fear all the people I've formed internet relationships with think I'm fat as they call me nicknames such as "Big Pappa" or "Big Daddy". I constantly find myself surrounded by people who are cool enough not to take themselves seriously while I throw all of my cards on the table. I love chasing things. I spent 2 years chasing down all of the info & bootlegs connected with The Beach Boys unfinished follow-up to Pet Sounds. I chased all of Edd Kalehoff's "prize music" recorded for The Price is Right for a while, but since I didn't finish that one, I'll pick it up again soon. To throw another strange thing in the mix, I am a historian of Miami Bass music who hosts a online forum with many of the old late 80's/early 90's artists. I produced bass music back then, and left it to go on this idiosyncratic path: Philisophical Hip-Hop, Vintage Jazz ('45-'65), Electronic music in general, Space Age Pop, Bossa Nova, Tropicalia, Indie Pop, Nu-Electro, and currently find myself knee deep in so called "Electro-Clash" (Miss Kittin, Fischerspooner, etc), Gutter Rock ala BRMC/V-Twin/Strokes/The White Stripes, and proto- punk. I recently spent 2 days chasing all of the recordings by the 60's "Overbeat" band "The Monks". I also write reviews, mix CD's for boutiques locally, do Electro A&R for, and produce junk on my MPC 2000 & PC software. My next goal is to get my mixed CD's on the fashion runways, move to NYC, and start my own record label. I also like to do Indian-Mod interiors and graphic designs. I would throw the rest of my cards down but I can't find them right now.

Joe "PappaWheelie" Gonzalez, Wednesday, 13 February 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

32, Bangalore, India. Into marketing technology.
After following this forum for two months started listening to Boney M and other disco which I loved when I was 9-10. Getting interested in disco, hip-hop, post-punk, contemporary dance but constrained due to availablility of albums in India.
Love writing. Will start experimenting writing about my first love, music.

Atul, Saturday, 16 February 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I live in a tourist town in the US. A couple all-time favorites: The Smiths - Kitchens of Distinction - My Bloody Valentine - Killing Joke - Dead Can Dance. I claim to be a writer.

Tim DiGravina, Saturday, 16 February 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I'm Tav, 32, living in Surrey, just SW of London. I work as a Test Engineer for a 3G operator. I love music, all sorts, although the wide range of my CD collection tends to mask my lack of knowledge in this area. People always assume I'll know who "Dr Vas and his Vacillating He-men" are, and I don't. I play the guitar badly.

tav, Thursday, 21 February 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

CHris, 27 years old, engaged and living in Worcester Massachusetts. Computer geek by day, couch potato by night. I hate bars, prefer to drink in my living room where I control the music. Hence the extra thirty pounds I've put on in the past year. Current playlist, Sigur Ros, Royskopp, Elbow, Kings of Convenience, Avalanches, Dr Buzzards Original Savannah Band, The PRayerBoat, Stevie Wonder, Marvin gaye, The Beach Boys, yes I know THE Strokes. Currently trying to create my own AValanches type thing using simply my PC. Not working too well. Typing this at work when I should be writing HTML, but feel like smoking and doing nothing today.

Poops McGee, Thursday, 21 February 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

feel like smoking and doing nothing today

You have achieved a state of bliss we all desire. And to all the new people I haven't said hi to yet, welcome.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 21 February 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

hi. i'm minna, 21, from melbourne, australia, doing arts/science @ melbourne uni.

forewarning: i'm an unabashed avalanches fangirl and i will defend them to the death. i might also bore you with my slavish-adoration-of- the-avalanches babble. if i'm doing that, just tell me and i'll stop.

i like pop: the good bits. especially hip-hop. my definition of pop is very broad. for me these days, the good bits include a lot of what happened between 1976 and 1983, 60s garage rock, disco new and old, timbaland etc.

i tend not to listen to "IDM" but that doesn't mean i think it's terrible. on the other hand, that's the very reason i don't listen to post-rock. i'm sick of indie because that's mostly what we're served here in melbourne, but i have to admit that it's good, in small, easy to swallow doses. names like grandaddy, belle and sebastian and low fail to excite me these days. i can't explain exactly why not.

i intend to start a big argument here about 'retro' in the not too distant future (unless you've already done that and can point me to the link...)

and finally, sorry, but i don't like britney, not even when she got the neptunes in.

minna, Monday, 25 February 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Yay, somebody else from Melbourne! Hi, Minna!

electric sound of jim, Monday, 25 February 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

hi electric sound of jim :) who are the other melbournians?.. c'mon, own up.

minna, Tuesday, 26 February 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

heh heh, an ILM Search using search term 'retro' gives you THREE Strokes threads in the top 5. But this thread might be what you want, minna. Or you could just start a new one, everyone else does.

Jeff W (not in melbourne, sorry), Wednesday, 27 February 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

haha, yes, that is what i was after, thanks. i suspected that the retro w/ respect to the strokes thing might have been done to death, so i stood back and took a deep breath. glad i did :)

minna, Wednesday, 27 February 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

24, from Norwich and so revile the rest of the (musical) world for putting down Norfolk whenever given the chance. There's some really good stuff up here, y'know. When I'm not watching chickens revolving on a rotisserie I pretend to do a fanzine, mangle the bass and think about doing something constructive with my life. I love Come.

Ben Squircle, Wednesday, 27 February 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I like the No-Man/Tim Bowness circle of bands, does that help?

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 27 February 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

hi. petra jane. eleventeen. new zealand. doing my bit to destore the gender-balance of Nerddom. make tapes. wear badges. collect 'japanese tack'. alphabetise my records. love love, wire, neil young, the zombies, nerd-ass NZ stuff, surf, joy division, stereolab, warp rekkids, drag city, bizet. etc etc. wear argyle socks. don't like the english language much. think punctuation is overrated. speak [type?] before i think. need coffee.

petra jane, Monday, 4 March 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

It's all good. I'll be visiting NZ in September, so I'll meet you then and we can talk Wire and such goodness.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 4 March 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I've been meaning to go legit here...

Hello, I'm Ron, 29 from Seattle, WA. I build custom furniture for a living, mostly modern-ish pieces, some steel work. For a few years after HS I produced beats for a local hiphop outfit, but now only occasionally dabble in music making. I'm hoping to get more into it again, but another style of music. In terms of listening habits, I'd like to think I have broad tastes, but mainly I'm into indie rock, soul jazz a la 60's/70's, rap and some soul but more limited knowledge there. I would like to learn more about drum & bass types of music but find it a bit intimidating to get started. Don't really know where to begin. Oh yeah, I also watch a fair number of movies, mostly newer ones. OK, bye!

Ron Hudson, Sunday, 10 March 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Yay.. another Northwest hip-hop/beats Dj! welcome, Ron!

Brian MacDonald, Sunday, 10 March 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Hmmm, I suppose I'll do this finally. I'm 21, I live in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. I go to school here and I'm an English major, though I spent the vast majority of my time taking music classes and playing and generally not doing English major-y things.

I play drums, probably most significantly in the Ryan Meisel Quartet at the moment (jazz group, should be coming out with an album in a couple of months). I started off my musical life (at least in the teenaged obsessive sense) with metal and prog-rock, but after high school it's all been about the jazz and the hip-hop and that sort of fun stuff.

Jordan, Monday, 11 March 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I'm 26. Born and bred San Franciscan. I work the nightshift as a software guy for a pretty large company and I have way way too much time on my hands between the hours of 10pm and 7am. I'm also going (maybe, sorta, kinda, in a way) to grad school at SFSU and thus use my time here to procrastinate on writing papers on William Faulkner novels. I don't have a website. I don't write for an online magazine. I don't really like computers very much actually. I don't know how I ended up sitting in front of one for 8+ hours a day (actually I do).

As far as music goes, I like Can, the Fall, Slayer, Cluster, Shirley Collins, the Kinks, Panacea, Lee Perry, Dock Boggs, Goblin and some other stuff which is not in my bag today.

Alex in SF, Wednesday, 13 March 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink


Isn't there anybody from Cornwall on the internet, i can't find anybody.

Rach, Wednesday, 13 March 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I am a jeff. I am 45. I am married. Live near Detroit and always have. Here are some of the non-sequitors which make up the seething ball of complexities I consider "me". Been working for GM almost 26 years (on an assembly line - the worst) and hate it with an existential passion. I have a BA, a Th.B, almost done with my MA and will try to do a Ph.D next, so that I can retire and teach. Or something. Have a big sister 14 years older and a brother 7 years my senior; cut my teeth on Fats Domino, Big Joe Turner, Elvis, Buddy, The Everlys - Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline from my dad (knew the music by the labels before I could read). Doo wop, Motown, Brits, Folkies/Zimmerman, AM punk, Hendrix, Stax, James, Heavy Metal, Glam (RoxyBowie, etc), Iggy, Kraftwerk...jazz (fusion, then backwards to bop and mainstream), weird stuff (concrete, Stockhausen,)Lothar & the Hand People, Harry Partch, residents, Shaggs, PUNK! (not the 90s versions), postpunk, new (hate that nomenclature) wave and that whole Mute synth thing, proto electro (Baambata, John Robie, etc) TG CV and all things industrial, disco, alternative,house, techno, 313, lots of indie. Used to moonlight as a record store guy in the late 70s/early 80s. Saw tons of bands as soon as I was old enough. Owned 70 crates of vinyl, dumped it in the 80s (sob), now own prolly 7000 CDs and, yes, some vinyl. Live in apartment because I spend too much on music :-) (ask my wife). I love coffee, dry red wine, the color purple, animals, my wife (Ann). I run and lift weights. Into Philosophy and the arts in general. Been a drummer for 35 years off and on - off lately (not good in apartments). Played on a few records which went nowhere. Used to jam with Chris Ewen who works with Stephin Merritt (Magnetic Fields) in Future Bible Heroes. Love the DEMF. Love Detroit Contemporary as a venue (Lambchop was superb there last week). I have a sleeping disorder. I was a minister for 12 years - still active in my church. I'm a professing Christian with very low cultural fences and probably would shatter many stereotypical notions (as you might have already guessed). I collect lots of J-Pop (all things YMO, Sandii, Tsuchiya, etc.). Been to Japan once to propose to my wife while she was teaching Engrish there - I loved it and want to go back. I cook. I write poetry (won a scholarship for it once). I read. I will not go gently into that good night. I will not go gently into much of anything. I hope this post takes as it's the second one I've done and will not try again. Too much info, I know. You asked for it. -jeff ps yes. Mxyzptlk is the magical imp from the 5th dimension from Superman. I collected comics before I got onto music.

mxyzptlk, Wednesday, 13 March 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Man, I never did this.


Call me Dave (or Daver, if you don't lay into the R like a hillbilly). I'm 27. Thanks to the Freaky Trigger Family, I like a lot more music than I used to; specifically, Tom & Co. have shown me that my childhood love of Top 40 muzak CAN happily co-exist with indiephilia. Unfortunately, I live a fair ways away (1.5 hours) from places where my thirst for LIVE INDIE can be slaked. I play guitar; I want to buy a piano of some sort (preferably one that makes neat sounds); I write stuff about music on a pro-bono basis (though my amateur status has been tainted); I have a website (where most of my pro-bono work can be found); I take computer classes (from which a job will be secured to allow my pro-bono antics to continue unfettered); I have been spammed a lot since I first posted on this board.


Well, the ideal bandmates would be open-minded, open to different influences, open to trying new things, open to failure. If they can stand a diehard post-punk guy smacking out bits of pseudo-literate wussy pop songs on his acoustic guitar, that's a bonus. Fans of the Beatles, This Heat, Franklin Bruno, Big Flame, and the Game Theory / Loud Family nexus get 1st priority. (List subject to change.) I'm specifically looking for someone with either a Jew's Harp, a didgeriedoo (sic), a rain stick, or a set of spoons. Anyone w/ recording equipment can join. The name of the band will NOT be Nixon Liddy Codpiece; that's my only demand.

Daver, Wednesday, 13 March 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Jeff clearly is The Man. We need more like you in the world!

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 13 March 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I second Ned's ruling. Jeff is super cool.

Alex in SF, Wednesday, 13 March 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

ok name is william[friends call me bill]. live in delta b.c.,a suburb of vancouver. gonna be 45 next month. married 22 years,2 kids[boy 20yrs.,girl 17 yrs] and a dog. worked the past 21 years at safeway-sucks ,but has allowed me to spend way to much on music.been listening to music for as long as i can remember. used to think that i was fairly knowledgeable about until i met jeff k. online ;) about 4 years ago.
really isn't a whole lot that i don't enjoy other than some country and sorry jeff,opera. been hanging around the idm lists for a the last four years but find my tastes leaning back towards the indie kids of late. of course this will surely change by next week.used to read all the time about music out of various mags,creem,trouser press,spin,crawdaddy,ect. now with the internet my eyes ....erm, ears have been wide opened.i still try to go out to the clubs ,though i do tend to feel a little awkward as my hair is quite white and i definately look my age. once the music starts though,it's all good.actually going to catch both the fridge/explosions in the sky date as well as the loscil/keith fullerton whitman shows here next month.that's about it,thanks.

william harris, Friday, 15 March 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

hey kewl the grey panthorZoR fraktion iz taking ovah

mark s, Friday, 15 March 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Jeff sez: AM punk


nathalie, Saturday, 16 March 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Hey Minna, I'm another Melburnian (and pop fan). Nice to see more of us.

Tim, Saturday, 16 March 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

OK, probably shouldn't pretend not to know about this thread any longer, so here goes.

Norwegian male, born 16.5 hours into 1969. First musical love that was all my own: Madness, after seeing them do "Cardiac Arrest" on The Kenny Everett Show.

Discovered, when enrolling in a new school (roughly high school equivalent) in Oslo in 1984, that record shops could be more than I had thitherto discovered, and with what still remains my best friend started scouring 2nd hand shops, learning along the way to love Kate Bush and Propaganda. Got a Bryan Adams album as a birthday present from my uncle, sensed that it wasn't really my cup of tea and exchanged it for...Marillion's Misplaced Childhood.

Took up the NME in '86 (starting with the WOULD YOU PAY £4M FOR THIS CRAP issue), and, after reading that Morrissey interview two weeks later, got more into The Smiths. Turning a bit indie-kid the following years, without forsaking pop like Depeche and PSBs or weirder stuff like Coil.

New university-type place of study 1990. Met other new still current friends with interest in classical music, who tried to turn me on to Stravinsky and Webern (successfully) and Mozart (less successfully). I played them Stump and Momus in return. And The Shangri-Las.

All CDs stolen in burglary early 91. Thankfully they left the vinyl.

Didn't really get Ride, shoegazing and so on, and am still reluctant to place MBV or Lush, whom I like, into that genre. Sucker for shameless punnery, so listened a lot to Carter USM. Reading Festival 1989, 90, 91, 92, 93 and 95 (IIRC), by the way. Wrote to Billy Bragg to ask whether I could have copies of the photos he took when coming onstage during The Pogues' set at one of this.

Got a bit bored with the indie stuff about at that time, so welcomed the assertiveness of Suede -- being a professed cultural anglophile played a part as well, of course, and the US stuff popular in student circles at the time (Lemonheads, Dinosaur Jr etc) didn't exactly change my mind. Heard Foxbase Alpha a sunny hungover indoor morning, and wuvved it. Had token hip-hop albums (PE, DLS).

Took the stance of Douglas Coupland in the Blur vs Oasis wars, although I preferred the former.

Had a hiatus from about 97-01 when little music was read about or bought. Sensing a loss, and learning about mp3s, started using that there Interweb to catch up a bit. Discovered that the once fine (to my mind) notion of Britpop (catchy, poppy, irreverent) had been usurped by post-Oasis bores. Found ILM late 2001; love it.

There. Now go and reply to my Band of Holy Joy thread already.

OleM, Sunday, 17 March 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I guess I should finally do this. hi, i'm geeta. I'm 22. a film/ videomaking geek. i live in the general boston area. my college work was in science and engineering subjects, mostly, though now i might be heading to grad school in media studies (and moving to london in the process.) i'm employed in the documentary filmmaking biz, for PBS. you know those screwy documentaries on TV about robots or the mysteries of the brain or whatever? that's the stuff i work on. I've worked on a bunch of different zines in the past---my current project is to resuscitate an old zine of mine, the original soundtrack, which last existed in 1998. hopefully the comeback issue will finally go up in april. i am obsessed with 8- bit nintendo games. i own a devo suit.

geeta, Sunday, 17 March 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I've just written one of these but the computer crashed. I go to Goldsmiths College, i'm 20, from Southampton, was raised by a member of the Militant Tendency and am currently employed in the New Pancake chinese takeaway in Stockwell as a typist for its blind and extremely paranoid owner. I help put on gigs by the Totally Bored collective in New Cross, which range from the depressingly scmindie to the actually quite good. I was destined for a life of computer geekhood, but for my Kate Bush and New Order fixated father forcing me to read the NME until I ceased reading Manga Mania. I, like many others on ILM was a teenage manics fan, though its far cooler to be so in Southampton than North London. Mainly at the mo I like Gold Chains, Nite Flights by the Walker Brothers, World Destruction by Time Zone, Laundrette by Vivian Goldman, Smooth Chick by Missy Elliott and No Time by Beenie Man, and I originally intended to grow up to be a music journalist but have come to believe that this may now be the preserve of people who dont actually like music. Accidentally finding this site a month ago did make me revise that opinion a bit.

Owen Hatherley, Monday, 18 March 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

for nathalie : AM Punk is the nomenclature I am giving to 60s era stuff in the proto psychedelic vein...quite possibly an Anmerican phenomenon. Think "The Seeds", "Professor Morrison's Lollipop", "Count Five", "Standells", etc., etc. Stuff which got AM radio airplay in the mid-late 60s in my area. -jeff

mxyzptlk, Monday, 18 March 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

OleM: so did you get the photos??

Ron, Tuesday, 19 March 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Hi folks, Im Courtenay, 26 years old from Gisborne, New Zealand. ILV has surprised me and has really eaten into my porn quota. Enjoy all sorts of music but have a soft spot for tales of broken hearts on the mend. Have to admit to Pearl Jam being the cataylst for a musical awakning,though with the Bart Simpsons tune "Im dammed if I do..." being the previous high point I guess Im progressing. Try to keep my head above water as a high school history teacher and studying part time to finish a Masters in Envronmental Planning. Lived in Aussie for a while, exploration gold minning in WA and did the usual Kiwi/Aussie/SA OE thing in Asia and Europe for a few years- ie backpacking bum. Gotta go and play "Im begining to see the light" by Mr Reed as it never fails to please. Ned see u over here in NZ!

kiwi, Tuesday, 19 March 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Ron: Actually I did -- a sheet of paper with colour photocopies of four of them. Have regarded BB as top bloke ever since for this alone. :-)

OleM, Tuesday, 19 March 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

My name is Tyler Martin. I live on the west coast of the U S of A. I am currently attending college, in hopes (the familys) of making something of myself. I listen to music obsessively, all kinds. I make music, but mostly like making fun of it.

tyler, Tuesday, 19 March 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I am not the 1980s Brat Pack star Judd Nelson. My name is actually Dom, I'm an Anglo-Italian indiekid from Northampton England, studying in Lancaster. My interests are lesbian pornography and teen angst. Musically, I'm obsessive to the point of banality, especially with indie, alt.rock, and consciencious hip hop.

Judd Nelson, Tuesday, 19 March 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I live in NYC. 29 yrs old (on the cusp of geezerhood). Usually post from work, when I'm not hacking dreadful java code. Listen to lots of different kinds of music. Why? Because I LOVE MUSIC!

o. nate, Friday, 22 March 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

All right, yer in!

Sean Carruthers, Friday, 22 March 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Gosh. Steven, from Dunedin, NZ - scarfie student artfag munter stylez. Last five things I listened to were Pere Ubu, Deltron 3030, the Clean, Long Fin Killie & MBV. Will listen to anything if you talk it up enough. Me=sucker . . .
. . . also manage to be a lurker both on messageboards & at various Dunedin gigs. Addicted to ellipses, ampersands & semicolons. Adore the way the word "shoegazer" sounds. & most of that sort of music, too.

Ess Kay, Tuesday, 26 March 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

hello. 24 yr old, toronto born and raised, graphic designer. i work on what i guess would be considered jungle with my spare time.

dyson, Tuesday, 26 March 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

We really need to do a Toronto pub meet some day.

Sean Carruthers, Tuesday, 26 March 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

i think could do that. i tend to have alot of meetings in toronto pubs ;) .

dyson, Tuesday, 26 March 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

i'm david. i don't really like people very much.

did, Tuesday, 26 March 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

dan, London, tv writer.

Loves/has loved: Who/Beatles/Stones/VU/13th Floor Elevators/Seeds/Buckley T/Buckley J/Big Star/Smiths/REM/Julian Cope- Teardrops/OMD/House of Love/Fall/Pixies/Pavement/Teenage Fanclub...and many many more.

dan, Wednesday, 27 March 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Alright, I only do this cause Jess has asked for it, otherwise I find it excruciatingly painful. I'm Tom, I'm 34, I live in Colorado. I don't write about music, but I like learning about it, particularly from articulate people who obv. care. I am so impressed by the highly developed opinions on music that many of you have. It makes me realize that I don't attempt to analyze and express my reactions to music enough. The only music sources I check out are IL*, Pitchfork and FT. I mostly lurk here and take recommendations from you all and check stuff out. I don't invest a lot of money in music, and I don't spend time downloading files as my connection is so slow, so my collection grows very very slowly. In fact, after lurking around here I feel like I spend more time reading about music than I do listening to it. I think the last five discs I bought are Orchestre Baobab, Summerteeth, 200%Dynamite, This Years Model, and Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space. There are many albums I used to have that seem to have gone missing or were in obsolete formats that I'm gradually collecting from used CD bins. I temper this practice with an inherent distrust of nostalgia. Which means I can't explain the copy of Underwater Moonlight now playing. I don't hang out with people who listen to much music, so I don't have to feel judged by _anyone_, which is nice. My music is for me. And when I do get to speak with someone who is into music, my enthusiasm is real. Outside of music, I'm job hunting (again), applying to schools for my next career, and riding my bike a lot. Actually, "my next career" makes it sound like my last career was something more than a string of jobs, which it was not.


Hunter, Wednesday, 27 March 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

ok, to be polite.

i'm stirmonster but you can call me twitch if you like. i'm a dj but please, please don't call me dj twitch - yuk. my real name is keith and i'm 34 and live in glasgow. i've been playing records for a living for 15 years and started scotland's first techno club - pure. it was the first place in the uk ever to book richie hawtin, jeff mills and a host of other techno legends. i also ran a label that released the first music in the uk from panasonic and jimi tenor. pure lasted for ten years but by then i'd had enough of all night house and techno and wanted to do something else - so i did.

so i started a club called optimo (espacio) where i could indulge my love for all sorts of music from no wave to garage rock to electro to dub to dub disco to.... just about anything really. it's the joy of my life and is possibly the most deranged club out there. no, really it is! you can check out what gets played and a whole host of other stuff Permalink

ok, to be polite.

i'm stirmonster but you can call me twitch if you like. i'm a dj but please, please don't call me dj twitch - yuk. my real name is keith and i'm 34 and live in glasgow. i've been playing records for a living for 15 years and started scotland's first techno club - pure. it was the first place in the uk ever to book richie hawtin, jeff mills and a host of other techno legends. i also ran a label that released the first music in the uk from panasonic and jimi tenor. pure lasted for ten years but by then i'd had enough of all night house and techno and wanted to do something else - so i did.

so i started a club called optimo (espacio) where i could indulge my love for all sorts of music from no wave to garage rock to electro to dub to dub disco to.... just about anything really. it's the joy of my life and is possibly the most deranged club out there. no, really it is! you can check out what gets played and a whole host of other stuff here. i've also started another label called OSCarr which hopefully you will be hearing more about in the coming year (although not from me on ILM, i don't do spam!).

apart from that i spend far too much time on my powerbook doing music, most of which i make just for djing purposes. i do have a project with a friend called mount florida that released an album on matador records last year.

i also spend far too much time on the internet too and for musically related stuff, my spiritual home is the fmbb. i've been hanging around ILM for a while but just 'got into it' recently. i find it strangely theraputic that there are people out there who have it worse than me on the music obsession front.

oops - messed the html up first time!

stirmonster, Wednesday, 27 March 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

ok, i can do html, honest. that link should have taken you to here.

stirmonster, Wednesday, 27 March 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

for some reason i don't think i've ever responded to this before... anyway,i'm robin,a 19 year old arts student from dublin...i've been lurking here for quite a while,and have been posting more frequently of late...i love and hate a lot of the music that's discussed here,and theres also a lot that i don't really know yet...(one of my favourite things about ft/ilm is the numerous reccommendations/ideas for mp3s to download that are here...)anyway,thats about it, cheers, robin

robin, Wednesday, 27 March 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

"so i started a club called optimo (espacio)"

freakish coincidence: i googled upon your club's website today (while i was searching for info about vitalic). looked like fun :)

minna, Wednesday, 27 March 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

(Urg! Nice board. Format's taking some getting used to though. Second time's a charm...)

Name: Mark Pytlik
Location: Toronto, ON
Vocation: Music Journalist
Place Of Employment:
Other Journalistic Goings-On:, AMG,, and other sundry locales. Also currently writing a Bjork biography called "Bjork: Wow & Flutter" which is due out internationally on ECW Press come Spring 2003.
Love: Electronic music (ie. anything that goes 'tweet-click- snap' or 'glitch-hur-whizz'), most anything with guitars, the Webbernet, civilized conversation, long walks on the beach, etc.
Hate: I'm trying to hate less, but I still tend to indulge in moments of weakness. This is not one of those moments, therefore I'll try and keep it to myself.
Driving passion: The abiding fear that there are too many great records in this world and not enough time to hear them all.

I've been pseudo-lurking here for the past few days, and I'm honestly thrilled to have found ILM. There's a serious dearth of intelligent, civil music boards on the 'Net (see:, and y'all seem to fit the bill nicely. This should be fun indeed...

Mark, Wednesday, 27 March 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

stirmonster - so, if you don't like dj twitch, how come that's your address???

Ron, Wednesday, 27 March 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

stirmonster - so, if you don't like dj twitch, how come that's your address???

hee hee - very good point and i was just waiting for someone to pull me up about that. basically, a few years ago when i was computer illiterate my then girlfriend set it up for me without consulting me. my main email is actually a different .twitch address but i use the dj. one for when i have to leave an email addy on the internet.

stirmonster, Wednesday, 27 March 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Hi. I'm Paul Cox (no, not the photographer or the guy who runs too pure). I'm 28 and now live in Nashville. I didn't move here to be a songwriter, and the music scene here is nowhere near as vibrant as its portrayed through the rest of the world. But, there are a few decent clubs and some good record shops -- enough to keep me broke, anyway. I've lurked around here for close to a year, but have only begun posting recently.

paul, Wednesday, 27 March 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Hello. I'm a 42 year old music fanatic with thousands of albums ranging across all modern forms (i.e. no classical or opera). My pal Andrew L suggested I try the site. I'm a minor league intellectual with his music in a database!

Martin Skidmore, Wednesday, 27 March 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

yes, Toronto meetup, but if you have one now I'll miss out. First show in Toronto is probably going to be The Creeping Nobodies May 16th gig. Their playing in my town yet Im going to be back in Toronto before them, wierdness.

Mr Noodles, Thursday, 28 March 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Aaack! Okay, 21, Milwaukee, Wi Linguistics Major at UW-Milwaukee. Music: I seem to have gravitated toward the Indie Rock lately, but I still listen to the punk rock roots, and quite enjoy hip-hop. I think I've just covered the stereotypical college student but whatever.

Cameron Potter, Saturday, 30 March 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

geoff 34 male uk, psych nurse. love acr new order, miles, moz, momus, warp & the1910 fruitgum co. been lurking here for a week or so and like what i see.

geoff, Saturday, 30 March 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

i want to be mxyzptlk / jeff when i grow up. see post up there a bit.

stirmonster, Saturday, 30 March 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Hi, I'm 44 and drug addled.(due to lack of drugs) Have been on the straight but never narrow now for 6 years and counting. My partners site is at No its not a porno site even though some will take it that way. Forget art - forget censorship. Live in the sunny arse end of the world. Have been in Melbourne for 4 years but come from that red neck capital of Brisbane and spent my time under Johs regime which actually generated a lot of great bands like the Saints/Leftovers etc. I like a lotta shit, if you dig deep enough you'll find something you like in all forms of music. The Velvet Underground/ early Lou Reed, Dylan, Patti Smith, Stooges, Stones - am i cool or wot - shit i'm even an xjunkie as well - Little Richard, Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran, Nirvana, Stravinsky, Elmore James, Tom Waites, Marc Bolan, Beck, the Pogues, Diamanda Galas and i'll still be writing this in Dantes inferno. Dislikes - i hate a lotta shit as well but this old man couldn't be bothered. Nice to be somewhere dedicated souly to music. ......Kind Regards Harry

Harry H, Saturday, 30 March 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

28. Portland, OR. Music is good. Sometimes I play it (c.f., sometimes I release it on shiny 5" discs (c.f., sometimes I write about it (c.f., sometimes I listen to it (c.f. the thousands of recordings in my living room), sometimes I read about it (c.f. this website). Typically like a little bit of most styles, with soft spots for avant-jazz and indie rock.

doug, Monday, 1 April 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Hi, I'm a 30 year old Glaswegian that somehow ended up living in Switzerland. I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm also an addict.

Stewart, Thursday, 4 April 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...
well, I've been putting this off so here are some factoids: 23 yo I said M-A-N North Kakalaka Father had thousands-wide record collection (when I was child he spun a lot of Kraftwerk, Devo, Led Zep, Sabbath, and Dr. Demento-type stuff) My brother/housemate also took up record fiendism (currently obsessed w/ breakbeats, MF Doom DJ Shadow, Def Jux), so I let them do the collecting while I concentrate on making music (started w/ piano at 8 guitar at 12 came into my own singing within the past few years and kick it jack-of-all-trades-master-of-none style on some other instr.) I also have always loved drawing Have speakers on my computer at my crummy job but don't use them too often 'cuz I can't stand to keep it quiet Happy to find this forum I Love Music, too

Gilgamesh, Monday, 29 April 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Male, 24, lives in St. Paul MN and is currently discovering the wonderful world of temp slavery en route to a real job (I hope). I like all sorts of crap, and I'm pretty sure that my musical taste is annoying and smarmy. Ten favorite albums, currently:
-The Clash, "London Calling"
-Beck, "Odelay"
-DJ Shadow, "Entroducing"
-Wilco, "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot"
-Sonic Youth, "Dirty"
-Cannibal Ox, "The Cold Vein"
-Curtis Mayfield, "Superfly"
-Basement Jaxx, "Rooty"
-Bob Dylan, "Highway 61 Revisited"
-The Stooges, "Fun House"

Nate Patrin, Monday, 29 April 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Came across ILM & FT via and been catching up on some of the old threads over the past few weeks before I started posting.

Age 30, queer, smoker, coffee fiend, pop culture junkie.

Live in Addis Ababa and recently moved from working freelance to setting up my own company doing event-production (film festivals, concerts etc.) and promotional work. Do some writing on occasion and keep meaning to do more.

Music, listen to a little bit of everything though mostly world and hip hop these days. In my CD case right now: Ethiopiques Vol 6, the Roots, Karsh Kale, Geosonic Grooves Vol. 1, Los de Abajo, Basehead, Augustus Pablo, Susana Baca, Susheela Raman, Manu Chao, Olu Dara, Rachid Taha, Beastie Boys, Spearhead, Blind Boys of Alabama, Tabla Beat Science live featuring Gigi

H, Thursday, 2 May 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Live in Addis Ababa

Damn, how cool. You should chat with Nitsuh (aka Nabisco). Out of curiosity, what's the net service like there?

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 2 May 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

umm, guess living in Addis is cool. i tend to have a love/hate relationship with the place.

net connection is dial up, controlled by monopoly and therefore expensive. It's pretty available though, if you don't have it at work or home there are lots o' cyber cafes around town.

H, Friday, 3 May 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I'm 17, and I've only been really listening to music for about five months now (I know. What sort of heartless person could have almost no interest in music till the age of 16? But it's okay. I'm fixed now. Thank you.) I have pretty broad musical tastes, but I do have a band that I can call my favorite, and that band is Radiohead. I'm currently angry because my Yankees are losing once again to the bunch of pansies known as the Seattle Mariners. God damn Ichiro. God damn Ruben Sierra. We'll get you bastards in the playoffs.

John Dahlem, Sunday, 5 May 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

We'll get you bastards in the playoffs.

Only to lose to the Diamondbacks. *flees*

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 5 May 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Hi my name is lex and I live in boston Mass for a while I'm 24 graduated from college in computer networking. I love music I'm a R/B singer and I'm trying to get my voice to be heard all over the world.I currently working on a album but i'ts going so slow that it might take alot of years to finish due to the fact I don't have the right motovation of people around me. anyway you can reach me at my email or call me for more information. I need an agent , promotion and a manager....thank you if you interesting email me together we can make it....

lex leshawn, Monday, 6 May 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

J & H Productions will give the label a percentage of J & H Productions or a percent of the gate, either one. Because J & H Productions is getting ready to do shows and J & H Productions would like to hook up with the label industry pertaining to shows. I would look from the label industry a respond pertaining to these shows that J & H Productions is going to give and J & H Productions will begin the shows under the label that contacts him pertaining to these cities and stars and the label and the filming and everything pertaining to shows under the label that he is getting ready to go under for these shows. I hope that the label can get back in touch with me at this address pertaining to a contract and these coliseums and stadiums that J & H Productions is going to do shows in [as far as?] city to city. I hope that the label can contact me, J & H Productions, pertaining to a contract.

J & H Productions, Monday, 6 May 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

computer networking
Wot they have courses on cyber dating now?

nathalie, Monday, 6 May 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

John, I'm with you on the Yankees- I live in Seattle, and I've had it rubbed in my face nonstop for the last few days! Previous to Seattle, I went to college in Boston, which is also another great town to be a Yankees fan in. Anyway, I've been reading ILM for a while, but I only recently posted for the first time, so I figured I should add something here. I'm 24, I work as a perl programmer, and I'll be happy if I ever learn to make as good a cup of coffee as the folks at Monorail Espresso make. Like every other suburban NJ kid my age, I got into music when grunge became huge when I was in high school.

Music I love: really good pop songs, singles where the B sides are even better than anything on the album (currently: super furry animals), exile on main street, and anything that will help me finish up a project the night before it's due

Music I don't like: albums where all the songs sound exactly the same as each other

Last CDs I bought and loved:

  1. 89/93: An Anthology, Uncle Tupelo
  2. Singles, The Smiths
  3. Jonathan David, Belle and Sebastian (the carriage clock song is my new favorite song of all time)

Last CDs I bought and didn't like:

  1. Far Places, Push Kings (whatever happened to the sweet songs that were on their first album??)
  2. Come with Us, Chemical Brothers
  3. All That You Can't Leave Behind, U2 (stuck in a moment is nice, but it got old too quickly)

lyra in seattle, Tuesday, 7 May 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

H: I've been spreading possibly-wrong propaganda about the Addis network, then! At the Hilton I spent something like 30 minutes (and 30 birr) just to open up a hotmail account and see that there was nothing in it. After that I gave up, on the assumption that the cafes couldn't possibly be any better than the fancy-shmancy Fat-German- Businessman Hilton.

Well, next time I go back, I won't give up so easily.

nabisco%%, Tuesday, 7 May 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Hi I'm Kelly Su and I live in the US of A.. I'm not allowed to say where bc I have extremely overprotective parents I'm 15 and I love music and emo&punk are awesome I play keyboards and go highschool . I'm working on a website right now but I lost the address silly me~ thats the second time I've forgot it. I hang out in coffee/bagel shops write extremely short poetry and love photography. Some grand bands are: weezer jimmy eat world slick shoes good charlotte the faint le tigre promise ring time spent driving pedro the lion cool hand luke and I'm sick of typing now so Ta Ta much mad luv -~-**Kelly Su

Kelly Su, Friday, 10 May 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

>>> extremely short poetry // is best, cos quickest to read

the pinefox, Saturday, 11 May 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Hi. My name is Bryan, and I count beans in Winnipeg, Canada (home of the Canadian starting point of the Mexi-Canadian Overpass, if you believe what the Onion says!). I am a bit of a proggie, though I don't take it very seriously, and I suppose I'm a bit dadrock, though I don't take it very seriously either. Bye for now, and UP SCUMBAG! Sorry.

Bryan, Friday, 17 May 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I see someone's got their Young Ones on tape. ;-)

Ned Raggett, Friday, 17 May 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

greetings lyra im in seattle too. so is brian. who else is??

Ron, Friday, 17 May 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Hi, I'm Colin, I'm 16 and I'm from Blackpool, England. My friend Nick Southall recommended this board to me. I enjoy having conversations about anything musical, technical or otherwise, so I thought this'd be a good place to come and do just that.

My favourite bands are Radiohead, Super Furry Animals, Beautiful South, James and The Clash. My favourite 2 records I own are Ok Computer (Radiohead), Everything Must Go (Manics) and Automatic For The People (REM). I play bass and sing in a "band" of sorts with a friend, who plays guitar, and we've been covering stuff in our respective bedrooms for a couple of years but more recently have started writing songs.

I hope to befriend you guys soon!

Colin Cooper, Sunday, 19 May 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I hope to befriend you guys soon!
And *be-enemy* the girls?

cuba libre, Sunday, 19 May 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

hehehe nath

Ron, Sunday, 19 May 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Bryan neglects to mention that he is also the president of Manitoba Corn and Metal Fest Inc. I think I may have taped those Young Ones episodes for him.

Sean Carruthers, Sunday, 19 May 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Yeah, and I think I need for you to tape them again someday when you quit yer ramblin'. I'm not dadrock, in spite of what you think, Sean. Why did I say that? I've pretty much given up hope that Paul Weller will produce any decent music in whatever time he has left on this earth. Right now I'm working up the courage to start a Genesis: C/D thread, I think I'll need several Fort Garry Darks first. I enjoyed a good feed of corn just yesterday (from DJ Hunnicutt), and then got a mighty helping of cheese (Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones) afterwards. Hope all the Canadian ILMers enjoyed Victoria Day.

Bryan, Monday, 20 May 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Jeff (if you see this): I knew exactly what you meant when I read the phrase "AM punk." Fear music, terror music, but also expansive/exploratory from an anything-goes era where anything could become a hit. I'm sure not everyone heard it as fear music, and now it probably comes across as just nicey-nicey on oldies radio; it coincided with my junior-high-school years, kids walking around acting tough and terrorizing other kids. In 1978, a young woman from my hometown went with me to Max's Kansas City and, listening to the music that was being piped-in, said "This sounds like junior high but more intense." As good a definition of punk rock as I've ever heard, although the Max's stuff was less intense than the original era. (The term "punk rock" was first used in print in 1971 by Dave Marsh in writing about a ? & the Mysterians reunion gig; you probably know that, living in Detroit. "And then I'm gonna put you, right down there. And you'll start cryin'." Gave me the creeps when I first heard it.) Not just an American phenomenon, though, since so many of those bands were copying the Yardbirds and the Stones (the Velvet Underground was just the 1000th to do this, though one of the best). And the Troggs were Brits, and the Easybeats were Australian.

Scary music, from the worst years of my life, but somehow part of the growing and thinking process.

I'll just cry.

Frank Kogan, Friday, 24 May 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Brad Luen, 22. Another NZer. Thought I was part-Mongol until a few weeks ago. Grew up in working-class Mangere, surrounded by minorities less fashionable than mine. Got a scholarship to the most expensive private school (UK=public school) in the country and stopped listening to hip-hop for seven years. Got to university and tried to make up for lost time. Currently doing a Masters in Statistics, which at the best of times is more rewarding than even the Pet Shop Boys. Write for Craccum magazine, where 28000 Auckland University students are regularly subjected to my four page essays on why Britney is better than Britpop. My one great idea is that since youth (say under 18) lack spokespeople who are articulate in adult forms of discourse, their culture is trivialised by society's tastemakers; which it shouldn't be, as anyone who's watched both The Fast and the Furious and A Beautiful Mind knows.

Sorry about that last sentence; imagine how much worse it would've been if I'd done an Arts degree. If anyone knows of a good forum for publishing Kross-Kultural Kriticism (w/jokes about trance fans) on this sort of stuff, please tell me. Anyway, music. If Michaelangelo Matos claims his tastes are "a mutant offspring of Robert Christgau's and Simon Reynolds's", that makes mine a mutant offspring of Robert Christgau's and Michaelangelo Matos's. Which I think makes me MOR by rockcrit standards and downright conservative around here. But I like pop, obviously. And rap-metal, but not nu-metal.

Partially connected thoughts - Greatest artist of the last millennium: Jean Renoir. Greatest artwork: The Simpsons, mostly for the second season. Greatest artwork of this millennium: Ian McEwan's Atonement, mostly for Part One. Greatest artist: Eminem (not solely on artistic ability, but largely so). In my spare time I think of ways to overhaul our crap excuse for an education system. I can understand why so many people are unhappy, but I still think they shouldn't be. I was National Universities Public Speaking champion once, but I got booed off stage the only time I did stand-up, possibly because I didn't have any jokes. I'm an activist by default, because most of my best friends are oppressed. Anyone who emails me and guesses both ethnic groups that I belong to wins a prize.

B-Rad, Sunday, 26 May 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

B-Rad, I hope you start a lot of threads here. I love your your one great idea, though I disagree with it, given that, since whatever month in 1964 A Hard Day's Night was released, officially articulate adults have been all over the Importance and Significance of teen pop, far more than they're into the Importance and Significance of adult pop (really, articulate geezers like me who speak in officially articulate tones of voice spend way more words on Britney and Em than on Phil Collins or Celine Dion). Trouble is, those adults are too into the adult convo about teens and pre-teens without listening enough to the teen and pre-teen convo itself. They don't listen all that well to the adult convo either, maybe because there are few good forums for that convo to take place. If there's a good Kross-Kultural forum (potentially Kinksy?), someone please tell me! The only one I can think of is ILx.

Magnum P.I. better than the Simpsons. King Lear and The Searchers possibly better than either.

Em could do it. We'll know more in a couple days.

Statistics fans: I'm the guy who invented the controversy rating.

Frank Kogan, Sunday, 26 May 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Oh, it's YOU, eh? *beats Frank down*

More seriously, welcome to Brad. I'll have to quibble with you regarding Eminem, though (heavens, man, the new album -- a couple of diamonds surrounded by dogshit, for a start).

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 26 May 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Em could do it. We'll know more in a couple days.

but frank, we know now! in fact, i've had to listen to ethan blather about it all night!

(the record is out, in case you didn't know. pre-release to beat the bootleggers.)

jess, Sunday, 26 May 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

ha ha ignore ned he is how do you say a bit extreme in some of his views haha

Josh, Monday, 27 May 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Thanks for your kind words, especially the extremist ones. My great idea applies more to mainstream thought than crit theory, and less to rock (a medium created for the youth audience) than movies or TV or whatever. But even though many pop writers know that youth in itself is worth celebrating, the geezers generally only study their own reactions, and I don't think they correlate sufficiently with the actual experiences the kids have. Though I might change my mind in a decade, just like I hope I will about John Ford...

Anyway, in this great country of mine, I think (I'll have to check) that I still have to wait till June 4 for the Eminem album, and I don't know if I'll have time to steal it before them. And since it's not an Osama concept album, I'm already disappointed. Still, E gets my millennium nod for a whole array of diamonds, bound together in a lattice to form a mega-meta-diamond, even if what binds them is shit.

B-Rad, Monday, 27 May 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

haha BLATHER you loved it

ethan, Monday, 27 May 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

a bit extreme in some of his views

JUST because I think "Stan" is the single most unfunniest single since "We Are the World"...

Ned Raggett, Monday, 27 May 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

'black humor'

Josh, Monday, 27 May 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink not apparent.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 27 May 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

wasn't "we are the world" supposed to be funny?

geeta, Monday, 27 May 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Depends on who you talk to.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 27 May 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...
this thread has been silent too long...

Ron, Tuesday, 18 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

been posting on ILM for abt a year (or more) but nevah introduced myself.

Name is Julio. I am 22 years old and I live in London, UK (as I write I am in Toronto though). I am currently doing a PhD in chemistry at University College, London.

I was Born in Brazil but I moved to England 10 years ago. Watching Ian Curtis on the telly did stir up an initial interest in music. Started buying rock/indie records but then watched a captain beefheart doc on the telly that led me to him. This completely changed my musical inetrests and led me to more marginalised musical forms such as free-improvisation and also some free-jazz. From the classical standpoint I seem to like things that are 'anti-classical' like morton feldman and Xenakis' electronic pieces but have maintained an interest in the walking corpse that is 'popular music'.

Julio Desouza, Wednesday, 19 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

my name is chris browning, 26, and i'm currently holed up in hebden bridge with the flower people looking for gainful employment with my film studies MA. currently resorting to my original vocation as a librarian. musically my obsessions are nick drake and the whole gamut of sixties folk rock to more trad. folk people like the watersons and the like, XTC, robyn hitchcock, the clean and all other NZ bands robert scott dabbles his hands in, stackridge, syd barrett, esquivel etc etc. my first and most abiding love is old jazz, especially 1920's dance band people like henry hall and al bowlly. could listen to that for hours. tend towards more introspective music as am an introspective kind of person. tend to be much more willing to talk film that talk music, but like to see what's being discussed hereabouts....

commonswings, Wednesday, 19 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Umm, OK then.

William Swygart, 18 years old, born Croydon, South London, currently studying English Lit. & French at Birmingham Uni. Also student journo type wanker. Interest in music triggered by seeing Pulp play Glastonbury (on telly) in 1995. At least I think it was 1995. Any case. Quite into me indie-pop and such and such, favourite song of all time would be Lazy Line Painter Jane, waiting for the real rain to come and wash Starsailor off our streets (and Haven if it's got the time)... Oh, and I look like I should be emo. It isn't intentional. Really it isn't.

Mr Swygart, Wednesday, 19 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

"I am the devil, and I come to do the devil's work."

Shaky Mo Collier, Wednesday, 19 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Dont Touch This is my favourite EVER song!

nathalie, Wednesday, 19 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

i mean MC Hammer song EVER. God, I know I should add the name of the performer. Sorry!

nathalie, Wednesday, 19 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

The pants did it.

nathalie, Wednesday, 19 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

haha nath, you belgian waffle it's "CANT touch this"!

jess, Wednesday, 19 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I never went to his concerts because I know I would want to prove him wrong!

nathalie, Wednesday, 19 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

i heard that everywhere he went it was 'hammer, go hammer! mc hammer! go hammer!'

Ron, Wednesday, 19 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I am Alex, 21, live in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, planning to EITHER: take uni place in Greenwich this September, OR: go and live somewhere else and do something else instead (Manchester or somewhere, i dunno).

Obtained 'Kylie' by Kylie Minogue on cassette at age of 7 (1988), have not looked back since. Favourite album ever would be 'Different Class'. Will say no more, as will feel obliged to namecheck about 200 bands'n'artists, and this would be bit gratuitous.

Alex Linsdell, Thursday, 20 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Did I ever say? I like Slayer.

jel --, Thursday, 20 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Obtained 'Kylie' by Kylie Minogue on cassette at age of 7 (1988), have not looked back since.
That has been a wise decision, my friend. I wouldn't either. I wouldn't either. I wouldn't either either either. E e e e either.

Jel, you have now! SLAYAH ROOLZ!

nathalie, Thursday, 20 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Hi all. I'm Matt Riedl. 43 years old. Veteran of various punk and pop bands (Braille Party being the one that came closest to popularity, a couple LPs in the 80s.)

Now doing cut-and-paste/irritainment music like everyone else. I go by DJ Veal, until I'm sure that lame Canadian band by the name of Veal is dead-and-gone.

For the record, I like hearing everything once; after that I'm a lot more discerning! Also for the record, I LIKE hip-hop. And my personal goal is never to get stuck, temporally, in any music (as in, let's say, my wife: stopped listening to new music in the 70s so only music up to the 70s is of any worth)(perhaps I'm being a little harsh on her). I think we, now as always, live in the times of the best music ever.

Matt Riedl (veal), Monday, 24 June 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I'm Johanna. I'm in my early thirties, female, live in Iceland. I'm not particularly into any specific kind of music. My CD and vinyl collection spans everything from Gregorian chants and classical music through jazz, country, pop, techno, rock and heavy metal - you name a music genre and chances are I've got an example of it. I especially like novelty music, like the kind played by Dr. Demento.

Johanna, Thursday, 4 July 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Johanna- i saw the movie 101 reyavik (can't spell the name). Anyway, what struck me was that all the blonde women were really lovely looking. More so than in britain, that's for sure. That's the impression i got. is that true or is it just a movie in the end?

Julio Desouza, Thursday, 4 July 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

you name a music genre and chances are I've got an example of it.
How's about Zart Core?

nathalie, Thursday, 4 July 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I am a 20 yr old female from californa. My favorite band is the Deftones. and.....ummmmm......thats all i have to say about myself.

Celeste, Monday, 8 July 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Hello and welcome. :-)

Ned Raggett, Monday, 8 July 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

In reference to myself, Josh describes me in the following way:

"I hope you feel pretty clever for being a dick as ambiguously as you have. What's your fucking problem, anyway? As far as I know no one here comes to post on the lameass boards you hang out on to pick arguments with people they know will disagree with their snotty attitudes. What exactly threatens you about people who appreciate music ironically, anyway? Afraid people will think you do too, and think you're a stupid hipster doofus? What the hell threatens you about people who want to talk about music, and analyze it, and think? If you really wanted to do that you could start a discussion that wasn't as provocative, or just look through our archives, we talk about this all the time. If you can't take it then just go back to where you feel safe and leave us the fuck alone. "

Jack Cole, Monday, 8 July 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Jack- obv. you're on the right path. Keep going.

Julio Desouza, Monday, 8 July 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

my opinion of you has changed with your continued posting to ilm, jack. I'm glad you stuck around.

Josh, Monday, 8 July 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

nothing personal against you, josh -- I just that would be amusing as my "introduction."

in reality I run a record label by myself and the PRL with several others, a fledgling and incomplete website that's been up a scant 2 and half months (the board part being around for a year). I also buy, research and sell rare books for a living.

turn ons include the Los Angeles Free Music Society, Dock Boggs, outsider music, Cleveland 70's punk and Tropicalia (to name a few).

turns offs include Stephen Malkmus, Britpop, reggae (though not dub or 60's ska), and "pop."

Jack Cole, Monday, 8 July 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

no worries, jack, no worries.

Josh, Monday, 8 July 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

my old introduction is out of date.

now I AM a phd student in philosophy, focusing on aesthetics, in particular philosophy of music. I study and work as a graduate assistant slave at the lovely u of minnesota, twin cities. if I'm fast I might graduate in, uh, 2006. or 2007.

I wrote about anything related to music on my blog.

Josh, Monday, 8 July 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Pop and Rock are two forms that could never rise above the mediocre level. That is all one needs to know.

Adorno, Tuesday, 9 July 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Is this Ben Watson?

Dingbod Kesterson, Tuesday, 9 July 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I do like Kylie now, so that's out of date.

Nicole, Tuesday, 9 July 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

ben likes rock, i think. and jazz. so adorno is actually adorno risen from the grave. just like our lord jesus!

Julio Desouza, Tuesday, 9 July 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I never Introduced Myself when I started posting here, so after a while I decided to wait until my first year posting anniversry. I've got two months to go.

Christine "Green Leafy Dragon" Indigo, Monday, 15 July 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Reply to Julio and Nathalie:

Julio, being a movie, 101 does have a disproportionally large number of beautiful people in it, but I think I can say with certainty that if you were to come to Reykjavík to check out the party scene, you would find a satisfying number of beautiful blondes… Nathalie – I did say chances are… ;-)

Johanna, Monday, 22 July 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

johanna- not only do you listen widely to music but you have given just the answer that i wanted. if i ever go there you must show me this 'party scene'.

Julio Desouza, Monday, 22 July 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

me: 28 yr old family man (1 wife,2 cats,3 kids), cd junkie, american, living in korea, e-surfer

i am currently listening to fink! by the swamp zombies, in the last few weeks: scratch, the nits, shig & buzz, johnny cash, dj red alert, happy mondays, momus, zoobombs, boredoms,'s, jack drag, beatles, eels, peter tosh, misfits, willie nelson, at the drive-in, hard rain vol.1 (dylan tribute), michael franti, william s. burroughs, steven jesse bernstein, blue meanies, sonic youth, digable planets, a lot of lounge music, laptop, shitloads of reggae, the cure, violent femmes, speech, weezer, etc... also a little website updating: a blogger page: yeah, thats about it for me

ps- i also burn cds and trade them, wink wink, nudge nudge...

benjamin stewart, Tuesday, 30 July 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I'm telling!

Sean Carruthers, Tuesday, 30 July 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...
I'm autovac, also known as Montag. just found this & bookmarked today.

A DJ and a DIY musicmaker.

play turntables delayed and guitars and impacts in Interferents, a Brooklyn-based improvised recomposing sound unit.

I'm proud to be playing round records on the WFMU Listener hour Saturday morning, August 31st. check out the shows archive at, they are and have been the best ever at free-form.

it's all about This Heat, Can, Devo, Plagal Grind, electric Miles Davis, Turbo Blender Man, Timbaland, Messthetics, Laddio Bolocko, Lightning Bolt, Deerhoof, Volcano the Bear, Vibracathedral Orchestra, no wave, brutal prog, schmoozecore, file sharing, and mix tapes.


autovac, Saturday, 24 August 2002 19:25 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

correxion: when I say "it's all about" such & such, that's just me & what I like this week.
wfmu(.org) itself is just a vast & wonderful thing for a lover of music.

autovac, Saturday, 24 August 2002 19:37 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Hi I'm Richard and I'm 24 year old from Stirling,Scotland. Not working at the moment.

I first got into music through listening to old 50's compilations borrowed from an Auntie when I was a small boy. First three singles bought. Deeelites-Groove is in the heart, The Farm-Altogether Now,Definition of SOund-Wear your love like heaven. First album-Happy Mondays-Bummed. I think.

I'm usually pretty reserved so I think I'll end here.
I'll sign off with my 10 most listened to Mp3's at the moment

1)Anita Ward-Ring My Bell
2)Woody Guthrie-Cocaine Blues
4)Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince-Girl's Aint Nothing But Trouble
5)A Guy Called Gerald-Voodoo Ray
6)Blind Willie McTell-You Was Born To Die
7)Taskforce-It's Us Were Back
8)Mint Royale-Don't Falter
9)The Carter Family-Leaning On The Everlasting Arms
10)Ms Dynamite-Dy-na-mi-tee

Richard (fractal), Tuesday, 3 September 2002 00:48 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
Hello, I'm Lucas from Poznan, Poland, 26 year old, addicted to ILX for almost a year. I love: Tricky, Luomo, Jan Jelinek / Farben, Sonic Youth, Missy E, jungle, St.Etienne, post-punk, The Streets, Basic Channel / Chain Reaction, Jay-Z... just from the top off my head.I hate my writing, even in Polish, not to mention my embarassment by my written English. Maybe that's why it took me so long to post here (I prefer not to explain it by my drinking-habits :):)).
Now I feel motivated mainly by Technicolor (surprise!), Skykicking, The Church Of Me, but love you all!

luke (luke), Wednesday, 16 October 2002 11:29 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
I've seen this a lot, read FreakyTrigger. I'm 29, live near Oxford but wish I still lived in Brighton, and do another Internet pseudo-job. I listen, at the minute, to whatever I can scrounge on minidisc or free CDs, which is lots of postrock and microbeat stuff. I'm also getting back into dub, after about 10 years, which is a bit odd. The obligatory list of influences:Diamond Dogs, Huggy Bear, Charles Mingus, AR Kane, Bobby O, 1994 Brighton trance and a review Simon Reynolds wrote of Jesus Jones which asked why dance-rock never ended up as Sonic Youth being fistfucked by the Prodigy.

Jim Eaton-Terry, Friday, 6 December 2002 11:56 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Hi all. Well, I’ve been reading for a while, but I’ve never got round to this. I’m a 24 year old guy from London, currently taking a break from working in the film/tv industry but probably soon going back to it. And I am addicted to ILX.

At the moment I am listening to Black Dice, Ray Charles, Patsy Cline, Deerhoof, Les Savy Fav, Nina Nastasia, Fat Possum/Delta Blues, Pole, Mum, Liars, Yo La Tengo, Pretty Girls Make Graves, Talking Heads, Electrelane, National Trust, Jimi Tenor, Rye Coalition, The Replacements, Chet Baker, Lambchop, Prince, Rolling Stones, Outkast, Miss Kittin, Von Bondies, Pharcyde, and always always TOM WAITS.

I like movies too: Aki Kaurismaki, Lukas Moodyson, Jim Jarmusch, David Lynch, Lynne Ramsay. And words by Donald Antrim, John Fante, Aaron Cometbus.

I was once on Memphis, TN local TV, being interviewed about their annual barbecue festival.

Oh, and I also hate strip lighting.

Adam Levine (Nordicskillz), Friday, 6 December 2002 14:28 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
ka boom?oops...such a clutz..!

george (of the jungle), Saturday, 11 January 2003 01:08 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

i realised this morning that i should have said "hi!howr'e ya" before i whip out my hideously deformed (and terribly insecure) enormous fat fucking shlong and start pissing in everyones' regrets about anything i've posted,however.....just that i meant that "ka-boom" posting to be a response to a thread which i think just got lost in the fabric.......silly!.....sad thing is that the other things that i've written here...neil young arthur lee marilyn m circle jerks,kevin fitzgerald,kate bush,beastie boys,etc......were far more optimistic and good humored... i wonder if anyone would know where to look?i'm not pretentious enough to believe that any of my screaming obsessive fans are posting here(the ones with a highly specialised knowledge of me, and my development,who have been following me around the southern portion of the united states since i was in nursery school)..they watch my every move(my echo)..they know my private thoughts(my shadow)....they know what they know and they know it well(me).....they would know ex-Act-ly where to look....

george (of the jungle), Saturday, 11 January 2003 01:34 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Like anyone's even going to be reading this thread at this point, but here goes.

I'm Jeff, I'm 28 and live in the Detroit suburb of Ferndale with too many CDs, tapes, records, music magazines and flyers for shows/raves/parties I didn't even go to. I probably know more about jam bands than most people on here 'cause I live with a hippie. With some luck and a little effort, I hope to relocate to NYC later this year.

My collection includes a fairly broad range of music, and there always seems to be another genre/band/musician that demands investigation. I'm not a completist except for a select few bands/artists (see the "another genre/band/musician" investigation note above).

Favorites: Theo Parrish (just ask me about it!), Pharoah Sanders, Mouse on Mars, Smiths, Slowdive, Slits' CUT, and when no one's around, cheesy Euro dancepop on the radio.

Jeff Sumner (Jeff Sumner), Saturday, 11 January 2003 15:19 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Like anyone's even going to be reading this thread at this point, but here goes.

Give yerself some credit, and welcome! With your listening range you'll fit right in.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Saturday, 11 January 2003 15:21 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Thanks for the warm welcome, Ned!

Jeff Sumner (Jeff Sumner), Saturday, 11 January 2003 15:40 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

hi jeff!

gareth (gareth), Saturday, 11 January 2003 19:34 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

So, here it goes:

Hi, I'm João Pedro Almeida, a 25-yr-old music lover who stumbled upon this forum while searching for mp3 of Zwan's "Mary Star of The Sea"... this is nice, though... ;)

My attention got caught by the presence of mr. Ned R., known to me because of some reviews on the AMG and from the infamous "136 albums of the 90's" article (by the way, Ned, Kevin S. should give you some percentage... after all, you convinced me to buy Loveless and Isn't Anything...), and the overall spirit of the posts I read was positive, all about sharing knowledge of the music one likes, no acute flaming or insulting (ok, I'm lying, but it wasn't that much), so... well, here I am!! :)

My personal music taste is wide, but inside the pop/rock universe, as I don't cope very well with classical and a lot of jazz. Some of my favourites (in no special order whatsoever):

- Yes
- The Smashing Pumpkins
- Blur
- Led Zeppelin
- Radiohead

Latest discoveries:

- The Strokes
- Opeth
- Liars
- Porcupine Tree
- Shellac
- Wire
- Amon Tobin

Some albums I dig (a lot):

- Mellon Collie and the I.S. - the Pumpkins
- Led Zeppelin IV (or "4 symbols"), though I is very good as well
- A Night at the Opera, by Queen
- Modern Life Is Rubbish - Blur
- Surfer Rosa - PIXIES & Steve Albini
- Mirage - Camel
- The Dandy Warhols Come Down
- End Hits - FUGAZI
- Selling England by the Pound / Foxtrot (tie) - Genesis

so, that's me. I'll post around when I have the time, but I'll definitely post. bye now.

(that's a long post. Damn.)


JP Almeida, Saturday, 18 January 2003 23:38 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Welcome. I love Zeppelin, Yes, and the Pumpkins as well. A Night At the Opera was damn fine too.

sundar subramanian (sundar), Saturday, 18 January 2003 23:49 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

My attention got caught by the presence of mr. Ned R., known to me because of some reviews on the AMG and from the infamous "136 albums of the 90's" article (by the way, Ned, Kevin S. should give you some percentage... after all, you convinced me to buy Loveless and Isn't Anything...),

Wow! Well, thanks, much appreciated! Glad you could join us -- post away and have fun!

Ned Raggett (Ned), Sunday, 19 January 2003 00:27 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Well, thanks, guys! I'll be around, looking for nice threads to post on...

JP Almeida (JP Almeida), Monday, 20 January 2003 13:34 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
alot of people seem to be introducing themselves lately so i thought instead of hijacking theirs' i'll update this bithc. cookie.

hi i'm schnell schnell i've been lurking for a good while and decided to post a few weeks ago when someone made some ridiculous comment like premo is better than swizz beats! i'm 20, i like lots of music, at the moment i am going through a krautrock/noise/hippunk phase but i also like the kind of hip hop that arouses battle cries of 'FUCK ALL DAT FAKE BLING SHIT' and i used to be quite involved in some kind of uk punk underground that has sadly (or not) died. occasionally i write in fanzines but i'm not interested in music crit much. my ilm ambition is for that jonathon guy to put a troll link after one of my posts. as i rudely stated on another thread (sorry nickalicious) I AM DRUNK AND HAVE JUST DISCOVERED SUPER AE PH33R M3

schnell schnell, Friday, 7 March 2003 21:43 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

huh not even a snarky reply from that jess guy

schnell schnell, Friday, 7 March 2003 22:04 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Would you like one from me instead? But generally I just say hi.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 7 March 2003 22:59 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Mr. Adultery's thread made me realise I'd completely forgotten to even introduce myself..
I'm Fabrice, 26, French. I've spent my formative years in L.A, CA. where I was deep into light goth and shoegazing (which must have sth to do with the place given the similar obsession with the cure and new order from other cali posters..).
Since then I've travelled around, landing in Prague (Ccech Republic) where I've been now for two years, and significantly expanding my music interests in the process.
Current fetishes include krautrock, p-funk and a lot of 70s music-as-reflection-of-the-times(cue research C90: 1971-1975 - The Bitter American Hangover)

Over and out..

Fabrice (Fabfunk), Monday, 10 March 2003 09:18 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
Hi all.
I do a lot of worthless office temping, ergo useless surfing, ergo I've been reading all your arguments for awhile. I like them, and thought I might like to join in here and there.

So, I'm 29, live in Brooklyn NY (for a little over 7 years now), used to live and go to school outside Cleveland OH. Got my degree in history (1995) thanks to a research thesis on Cleveland punk rock (the years 1970-79 only, if you must know). That was the single bit of music writing I ever did. Now I occupy my time making loud, repetitive music, drinking, and working as an office drone.

Music I like is all over the map. Huge, HUGE fan of Sir Doug, Ian Dury, dollar records purchased from the homeless and desperate, and this amazing version of "Gimme Some Lovin'" by some band called The Wendigo. Best 45 ever, but I know nothing about it. Bought it at a Coney Island junk shop. Oh, yeah -- also, Edgar Winter's "Frankenstein '84" -- best 12" ever.

The last surprisingly great band I saw was called A Risky Relationship, playing at Vassar College about a month ago.

Oh, one other thing: I don't own a computer. I rely on the hardware of my temporary employers.

Looking forward to arguing with y'all.

Hurlothrumbo (hurlothrumbo), Thursday, 10 April 2003 19:42 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Hey Hurlothrumbo. I'm in Brooklyn too. Look forward to chatting ya up about Cle-punk and whatnot.

Jody Beth Rosen (Jody Beth Rosen), Thursday, 10 April 2003 19:48 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Cool. I think at this point, I might not have so much to say that folks don't know about the CLE stuff, it's (finally) been pretty well-documented. You know, by people who lived it, as opposed to snotty, cynical 21-year-olds trying to find some reason to stay in school. But hey, I do have lots of fine tapes (Television, 1975, Piccadilly Inn, anybody?) and zines and crap like that kicking around. Pictures, too. If I get me a computer, and maybe a scanner, well then I can share some of John Morton's fine photocopy art!

Hurlothrumbo (hurlothrumbo), Thursday, 10 April 2003 19:55 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Hi, I'm Ally, I'm 20 and I live in NYC and I'm a cigarette- holic...err, wait, I'm supposed to have quit

HAHAHAHA Whooo boy did I fail at that task spectacularly.

Ally (mlescaut), Thursday, 10 April 2003 20:04 (fourteen years ago) Permalink


Never done any of the Introduce Yourselves thread yet but figured I should really cos I been hanging around for long enough. Been posting for ages under a stooped moniker but recently junked it cos it felt like time to move on. It’ll come back every now and then I guess, but for now I’m sticking with, uh, the real me.

So anyway, here’s me, Alex K, coming up for 25, first and foremost an artist, but also an idiot, music lover, bassist, writer, loon. I live next to a lovely park in South London and I do a rather dull editorial job by day from which I escape via ILM. Recently just started posting on ILE which I always avoided but realised I’ve missed out. Had some funny old times so far on these boards but I’m hoping that’s to do with my previous name rather than because I’m a cock. Anyway, I must say that these boards rool, and there are a hell of a lot of sound people at play who have given me hours and hours of amusement not to mention enlightenment, for which many thanks all round.

I’m a sarky fucker, but also a big dumb romantic. I like my psyche big time, west coast, late 60’s stuff; Love, Spirit, Blues Magoos, Peanut Butter Conspiracy, la la la. I like my guitars spangly and my harmonies soaring. Outside that, I’m into throbbing basslines with snappy drummers who love their hi-hats sort of stuff but I’m probably what these boards would classify as a rockist, not that I agree with the term anyway, but what the fuck; In no particular order, Verve, Lamb, Neil Young, Zeppelin, Beefheart, VU, The Band, CSNY, Television, Biosphere, Stone Roses, Rolling Stones, Doors, Aphrodite’s Child, Bert Jansch, Fairport Convention, The Pentangle, ah, too many names, oh, and most recently Cat Power. My biggest love though, is a man named Robert Zimmerman.

When I’m out, I’m usually supporting one of the bands that most of my friends seem to play in on the London circuit and getting messy. Or going to shows and stuff, whipping fools off the pool table and generally looking moody. Was in a band but my singer/songwriter recently had to jump back Stateside for a while. She’ll be back, I’m sure and I do miss making the beautiful music big time. We was doing some fucking storming stuff, all dark, swirly black psyche with breathless vocals – bah, I miss it.

One last thing, I gotta give a shout to Ned, dude, your obsession with Loveless got me to listen to it recently for the first time, after hearing about for the last ten years. Cheers. In fact, cheers all round. Hi.

Alex K (Alex K), Thursday, 10 April 2003 20:32 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Heh, Ned made me buy a copy of Loveless, which I'd heard before but never owned. Can't say I share his passion but my estimation of the record is much higher than it used to be.

Mr. Diamond (diamond), Thursday, 10 April 2003 20:40 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Track 2 is the one for me, the rest, well, it hasn't set me on fire yet.

Alex K (Alex K), Thursday, 10 April 2003 20:44 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

The real question is, has Alex in NYC got you into Killing Joke?

Mr. Diamond (diamond), Thursday, 10 April 2003 22:43 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I realize I've never done this either: Longtime lurker, never posted really until one day this Feb. where I actually posted more than 3 times in 1 day and I made it twice onto the LOL list, thus the addiction was bjorn. I'm 24, went to UVa with a major in anthro and minor in my astronomy TA. Currently living in State College, PA doing background/ security checks, will be moving to Brooklyn in July-ish. Was also only into ILM and recently realized the wicked splendor of ILE. Used to rock crit. more, now not at all, hoping that will change. Love 60s garage Teenage Shutdown/ Back from the Grave one offs, girl rockers (PolyStyrene and Co., Runaways, Suzi Q.) indie standards (pavement, yo la, SK), the great unknowns that everyone knows about (Young Marble Giants, Tall Dwarfs) and I'm kind of an anglophile, Buffyphile and a shoephile. You were hoping I would say pedophile next, eh?

Carey (Carey), Thursday, 10 April 2003 22:46 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Why thank ya Alex and Mr. Diamond. :-)

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 10 April 2003 23:25 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Who dares invoke Killing Joke without consulting me first?

Incredulous Alex in NYC (vassifer), Thursday, 10 April 2003 23:47 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

erin- 20 cincinnati oh
i actually just posted here the first time yesterday but ive been a longtime lurker for this and the fmbb. i got to school here for graphic design.

i have shows in my basement so im always looking for good bands, im in the process of trying to set up a more permanant place around town with some people at a warehouse or something

im also moving to austin texas for the summer, so im looking for friends, jobs and possibly a design place to volunteer my services

people can email me if any of the above apply to them

erin, Friday, 11 April 2003 01:05 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Have I ever done this? At a month or two, I'm still a newbie of sorts...

I'm Kenan. I fill my days with a lot of temping, too. I write this little webzine, mostly by myself, but any of you could change that at any time. (wink.) I have soft spots for too many bands to mention, but I don't specialize in any one type of music. I'm a dilettante, and proud of it.

And I tend to get a bit pedantic when I've been drinking.

Kenan Hebert (kenan), Friday, 11 April 2003 01:56 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Real name Julien, 26 years old, born and bred in Brampton (just outside Toronto) Ontario, Canada and for reasons far too complex to get into now live in Nagoya Japan where I work for a giant pharmaceutical company. I love girls, music and the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Usually I just lurk about ILM but I post occasionally. Reading some of the stuff on this board takes the edge off of work.

My musical tastes are wide and varied but I really go in for old skool jungle, breakbeat hardcore (Moving Shadow/Suburban Base stuff), Pavement (including the later albums), the Pixies, Sonic Youth, GBV, A Tribe Called Quest, Asian Dub Foundation The Smiths, as well as dub, reggae and ska. I could go on forever but I won't.

My current obsession is a Japanese band called Supercar and I've also got a lot of love for the Boredoms.

I don't write about music but my friends tell me that I should so that I shut up and stop bothering them with all of my opinions.

ILM has had a negative effect on my productivity at work but may have saved my sanity.


J-rock (Julien Sandiford), Friday, 11 April 2003 02:36 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Oh dear word, I have yet to do one of these things, haven't I?

I'm Deanna (Dee for short *ta-daaa*) and I'm hopelessly uncool. I am 23 years old and after earning a bachelor's degree in economics I came to the realization that there are no careers here for pure economics majors, so I'm going back to school to earn a bachelor's in computer science (still have a couple more years to go, but at least I can claim to be a double geek when it's all done).

According to what I have on my hard drive, I am ardently passionate about the following artists: A Flock of Seagulls, ABC, Adam & the Ants, Altered Images, a-ha, Alphaville, Arcadia, Badly Drawn Boy, Belfegore, Black Dyke Mills Band, Big Country, Blur, Bongos, Boz Scaggs, Buggles, China Crisis, The Clash, Classix Nouveaux, Comsat Angels, Curiosity Killed the Cat, Depeche Mode, Dif Juz, David Bowie, Doobie Brothers, Duran Duran, English Beat, Erasure, Frank Sinatra, Fleetwood Mac (the one with both Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie), Fun Boy Three, Gang of Four, Genesis, Gerry Rafferty, Haircut 100, Hunters & Collectors, Howard Jones, Human League, Japan, Icehouse, David Sylvian, INXS, Joan Osborne, Joe Jackson, John Taylor, Jose Nunez, Killing Joke (although ironically I think I'd only really be classified as liking their Chris Kimsey period), King, Kraftwerk, Ladytron, Liz Phair, Mamas & the Papas, Manic Street Preachers, Madness, Midnight Oil, (early!) Ministry, No Doubt, New Order, Nick Cave, Nirvana, Noise Khanyile, OMD (Orchestral Manouevres in the Dark), Our Daughter's Wedding, Psychedelic Furs, Public Image Ltd., Pete Shelley, Peter Gabriel, The Pixies, Roxy Music, Bryan Ferry, Prefab Sprout, R.E.M., Scritti Politti, Simple Minds, The Breeders, The Cure, The Devils, The Lords of the New Church, The Police, The Ramones, The Smiths, The The, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Sisters of Mercy, Spandau Ballet, Sparks, Change, Steely Dan, Talk Talk, Talking Heads, Tears for Fears, The Church, The Specials, 'Til Tuesday, Tones on Tail, Toyah, Trio, Turin Brakes, U2, Ultravox, Wang Chung, Coldplay, Elastica, Oingo Boingo, and Yellow Magic Orchestra, among a few others.

(The names in bold are the ones I feel the most passionate about. Duran Duran are my # 1 alltime favorite artist, followed by David Bowie and David Sylvian.)

I also love Italian disco (heck, noncheesy disco that was really played in the clubs, period), "adult alternative" music from the '90s, British Invasion music from the '60s, New Romantic music in general, glam rock (not to be confused with hair metal "cock rock" from the '80s), Motown & Stax-Volt music from the '60s and early '70s, with the exception of the Jackson Five, and any modern "blip blip bleep" synthesized retro tributes to the disco era.

I hate: people who presume to know what I'm all about by a few short biographical details about myself (e.g. being Hispanic [half Mexican, half Spanish], being Texan, being Republican), most music critics (because they've often slagged what I've considered to be good music -- I'm just burned by the world of music criticism in general), petty fights about nothing at all, boybands, teenypoppers, Lou Pearlman (kinda hoping for a little Dante's Inferno action with this guy), homophobes, anti-Christians, intolerant people in general, cults, the RIAA, having surgery (although it does cause me to lose weight), vegans (vegetarians are totally ok in my book, though), Spanish-language music, little snotty kids with no respect for their elders, those who think on the far left or far right of the political spectrum, people who play the "blame game" (whatever happened to personal responsibility?), and socialism (I'm a capitalist, baby).

And now I need to return to the books. Hopefully this will give you guys a clearer picture of who I am. *grin*

Dee the Lurker (Dee the Lurker), Friday, 11 April 2003 02:56 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I was born on a sunny day. I have nothing important to say. Pittsburgh's my home, but I want to go 'way. Easier rhyme: just use "PA"...

I write (atrociously) for Pitchfork; there can be no doubt that I'm the worst on staff. I never claimed to be a writer, though.

What I like is irrelevant.

Immanuel Kant (Immanuel Kant), Monday, 14 April 2003 07:26 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I hate: people who presume to know what I'm all about by a few short biographical details about myself

I hate: vegans

(Don't you see anything wrong with these two sentences?)
I'm a vegan. Do you hate me?

No offense.

Tuomas (Tuomas), Monday, 14 April 2003 08:47 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Well I didn't see that thread though I read ILM threads for months, and sometimes I post but my english is quite poor.
My name's Sami, 23 from Marseille (France).
I'm a music freak, (debutant) dj and I host a radio broadcast in a local station, you can find my playlists and some records and gigs reviews (in french) at
The title's inspired by Nick Hornby's High Fidelity of course.
I try to listen to most kind of music from french and african to rock, pop, soul, hip hop and electronica.
See ya guys and girls for more.

Sami (Sami), Monday, 14 April 2003 09:05 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Oh geez, that is a bad choice of words, isn't it? It is an erroneous sentiment, though.

Really, I don't hate or dislike vegans -- it's just beyond my realm of understanding. I think Anthony Bourdain disdains vegans, though -- he calls them the "Taliban of vegetarianism". With me, as long as you don't go preaching to me that I'm wrong to eat meat, you're totally ok with me. I have had a few nasty encounters with some sanctimonious vegans, though, so I do dislike them. I don't dislike you, serious.

*crawls on hands & knees for forgiveness*

*sighs* Ahhh, the politics of the table.

As for cultists -- well, I don't hate or dislike them either. I just feel a great sense of pity for them, that their lives were so spiritually empty that they were able to be seduced into a cult where they're brainwashed into destroying their own lives for the benefit of the cult leader. Maybe I should just refine that to say "cult leaders" instead of "cults".

So my new & revised paragraph would be as follows...

I hate: people who presume to know what I'm all about by a few short biographical details about myself (e.g. being Hispanic [half Mexican, half Spanish], being Texan, being Republican), most music critics (because they've often slagged what I've considered to be good music -- I'm just burned by the world of music criticism in general), petty fights about nothing at all, boybands, teenypoppers, Lou Pearlman (kinda hoping for a little Dante's Inferno action with this guy), homophobes, anti-Christians, intolerant people in general, cult leaders, the RIAA, having surgery (although it does cause me to lose weight), Spanish-language music, little snotty kids with no respect for their elders, those who think on the far left or far right of the political spectrum, people who play the "blame game" (whatever happened to personal responsibility?), and socialism (I'm a capitalist, baby).

Dee the Lurker (Dee the Lurker), Monday, 14 April 2003 11:32 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I just want to say that I have decided not to turn this thread into another religious discussion.

Rockist Scientist, Monday, 14 April 2003 12:57 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I salute your will-power, Rockist Scientist. And your good intentions.

Nordicskillz (Nordicskillz), Monday, 14 April 2003 13:09 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Apology accepted, Dee. I didn't mean to be rude, it's just that, like you, I hate to be judged because of few short biographical details. I'm a vegan, yeah, but I'm not part of any "Vegetarian Taliban". I don't think the subject is beyond reasonable discussion, but I never preach, nor do I think omnivores are inferior to me. It's a personal choice, perhaps the most personal of them all.

Don't get me talking about capitalism and socialism, though... ;-)

Tuomas (Tuomas), Tuesday, 15 April 2003 07:18 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
new poster here, my name is bob, im 19,im from london, england. ive been unemployed for a few months now, but im 19 and going to uni next year so i figure i dont really need to work right now. the unemployed part pretty much explains why im here, ive had so much free time ive spent a lot of it reading these pages cos they're great. so finally ive subscribed. i love music, more than anything really. i like lots of stuff, personal favorites these days, will oldham, low, dirty three, songs ohia, and recently some yo la tengo and califone too. as for older stuff i like bob dylan, neil young, elvis presley, the band, john fahey, the grateful dead (so many people have said so many bad things about the dead, but when i finally came to listening to it i found i really liked quite a bit of it) the smiths, joy division and some new order, big black, husker du, pixies, beat happening, 80s REM, 80s Cure and really old blues/folk stuff. i havent really been able to get into much electronic stuff, although i do try, i bought that manitoba record but havent really got into it so far. same probably goes for hip hop as well, i'll keep on trying though.

last record played - john fahey - dance of death and other plantation favorites

Bob Shaw (Bob Shaw), Tuesday, 10 June 2003 20:47 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

welcome, bob!

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Tuesday, 10 June 2003 21:17 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Hey Bob, glad you're here!

Sean Thomas (sgthomas), Tuesday, 10 June 2003 21:22 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

ILM welcomes our new rockist upstart to the fold!

Kenan Hebert (kenan), Tuesday, 10 June 2003 21:27 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i feel i should appear on this thread.

mitch lastnamewithheld (mitchlnw), Tuesday, 10 June 2003 21:42 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Me too! I've been lurking & occasionally posting for over 2 years (before the ILM/ILE schism). 37 yrs, NZ resident, lived in London in the late 80's & mid 90's - 2000. I have a lot to thank ILM for - especially my dilettantism.

Bill E (bill_e), Tuesday, 10 June 2003 21:57 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I've been lurking here a long time cuz I'm a bit shy, but I finally felt like posting something. Oddly enough, like Bob, I'm 19 and I also love Will Oldham, Low, Dirty Three and Songs: Ohia, though I don't live in London (I live in Illinois). Some of my other favorites: Cat Power, The Smiths, The Need, Joy Division, Tiger Lillies, Felt, Scott Walker, The Magnetic Fields... My new favorite singer is Devendra Banhart. OK, I won't bore y'all any longer :)

Elizabeth Curtis (Beth), Thursday, 12 June 2003 01:44 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

two months pass...
jed-e-3 should introduce him/herself because he seems to be from Glasgow (if I'm reading closely and correctly) and I'm nosy.

David. (Cozen), Monday, 18 August 2003 10:28 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

right-o David....

I'm from Glasgow (perhaps you caught an Optimo reference?) Im kind of a lazy guy who works from home (and therefore does very little work, of course) Im sort of an architect (the sort that doesnt do much). I love these things -(smog), Talk Talk, Disco, House, Electro, Stuff that makes em happy-sad like Jeff Buckley, Nina Simone, Nina Nastasia, Spiritualized, Tilt by Scott Walker. My Favourite peice of Music is "For Bonita Marcus" by Morton Feldman. I dont care about categories in Music (they are only useful for finding things in shops) and i am as likely to be listening toThe Necks as Mary J Blige. I go to quite a few gigs which i occasionally write up for a website you probably all think is THE DEVIL and therefore i wont name it. I go dancing most weekends in Glasgow or Edinburgh - i Love Optimo and the Black Rabbit Whorehouse.

thats me - i had a look for yours (David) but i couldnt find it so maybe you could direct me to it!

Also i am going to see Buck 65 Tonight at king tuts. Antone else going?.....

jed-e-3, Monday, 18 August 2003 10:53 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Also the name jed-e-3 comes from that Grandaddy Song about the Robot with the Broken heart which will kind of give you an idea what my temperement is like!

jed-e-3, Monday, 18 August 2003 10:55 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I should probably do a new introduction. I'll get on it.

David. (Cozen), Monday, 18 August 2003 10:58 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Wow, a humanoid on board!

I've never done a proper intro (always reluctant), will do so in the (very) near future

willem (willem), Monday, 18 August 2003 11:10 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

well i'll have a look for yours again - this is a l-o-o-o-ong thread tho!

jed-e-3, Monday, 18 August 2003 11:12 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

well get on it willem - maybe your also a humaniod?

jed-e-3, Monday, 18 August 2003 11:14 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Re: "Track 2 is the one for me, the rest, well, it hasn't set me on fire yet."

Ahem, I meant, of course, the sublime track 1. Oh, and album has now officially set me on fire.

Alex K (Alex K), Monday, 18 August 2003 11:16 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

(x-cuse me for being off-topic, but: is a humanoid a robot with human feelings or a human without feelings?)

willem (willem), Monday, 18 August 2003 11:26 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Hello I Love Music, my name is Nick, and I can't believe I just read this whole friggin thing!

Woah. < /keanu>

nickalicious (nickalicious), Monday, 18 August 2003 12:24 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I'm still D.R.E., ok?

Ally (mlescaut), Monday, 18 August 2003 13:38 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Will, 27. Memphis. Litigation support/ multi-media trial presentations(yaaawwwwnn). So I spend an inordinate amount of time on music-geek boards. I think I like this one best as it features lots o' traffic, well-informed posters, and has caused me to laugh out loud on several occasions. Unabashed rockist, but enjoy/ collect everything.

Will (will), Monday, 18 August 2003 14:59 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I'm Barima. I alternate between talking too much and not talking at all.

Barima (Barima), Monday, 18 August 2003 15:12 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

here goes:
Willem, 31, dutch, struggling PhD student (should be finishing this manuscript), lives together with girlfriend, rapidly expanding music collection (partly due to you wonderful people, your hints/tips are invaluable), favorite albums include: David Bowie - Low, Neu! - Neu!75, La Düsseldorf - Viva, Daft Punk - Discovery (one of those tips), Calexico - the Black Light, Motorpsycho - Timothy's Monster, Sixteen Horsepower - Sackcloth 'n Ashes, Simian - Chemistry is What We Are, Love - Forever Changes, the Stooges - Fun House, the Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat, the Feelies - Crazy Rhythms, Can - Tago Mago, Thin White Rope - Sack Full of Silver, NoMeansNo - Wrong, R.E.M. - Automatic for the People, Suede - Dog Man Star, Weezer - Blue album, Múm - Yesterday was dramatic, today is OK, Byrds - Younger than Yesterday, Neil Young - Everybody knows this is nowhere, Lou Reed - Berlin, Roxy Music - s/t, Cosmic Jokers - s/t, Sunny Day Real Estate - How it feels to be something on, Air - Moon Safari, zoppo - Belgian Style Pop, At the close of every day - zalig zijn de armen van geest, Japan - Quiet Life, Iggy Pop - New Values etc. etc.

so: hello! (back to the manuscript...)

willem (willem), Tuesday, 19 August 2003 07:36 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I'm yet another Nick to further confuse these boards, and I'm 20. I'm a Maths undergraduate studying in Nottingham, but currently at home in Hampshire. I mostly lurk here with the odd answer to an RFI, mainly because I feel a little intimidated and I'm still trying to learn the intracasies (sp?) of ILX. I began lurking on ILM about a year ago but have recently got a lot more into ILE too.

Music-wise, I'm pretty ILM-centric. Right this moment I'm listening to Kelis "Kaleidoscope". This morning I was listening to De La Soul "3 Feet High & Rising", Jacques Lu Cont "Blueprint" and N*E*R*D "In Search Of....". The last CD I bought was Dizzee Rascal "Boy In Da Corner", but Super Furry Animals "Phantom Power" is on order. My favourite album ever is Wu-Tang Clan "Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)" and my favourite song is Missy Elliot "Get UR Freak On".

It would take too long to list all my favourite acts but I like chart-pop, bling-rap, old skool hip-hop, some IDM, some punk, grime, and I'm trying to get into house and dancehall more.

Nick H, Tuesday, 19 August 2003 14:18 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Andrew, 30, of Little Rock, Ark. I'm a clerk at the oldest newspaper west of the Mississippi and a member of several bands/recording projects here (chinese girls, affection, w/o, les attaques, etc.). Albums I've listened to the most in recent weeks include The Fall-Hex Enduction Hour, Clipse-whatever its called, Motorbass-Pansoul, Etienne deCrecy-Tempovision, Plastikman-Consumed, The In Out-Il Dito and Other Gestures, Rolling Stones-Sticky Fingers, Speicher CD1, Bangkok Impact-The Floor, My House in Montmartre comp., various Bohannon albums, Aphex Twin-I Care Because You Do and SAW1, Out Hud-STREET DAD. Anxiously awaiting in the mail: T. Raumschmiere. And Ultrafunk-Funky Al (fingers crossed--it's never in stock when they say it's in stock and I'm dying here).
If you're ever broke down in Little Rock...

andrew m. (andrewmorgan), Tuesday, 19 August 2003 16:16 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

strongo, 900, turn ons include the pet shop boys and the patriot act, turn offs include hairy backs and ilx.

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Tuesday, 19 August 2003 16:23 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Alex, 20, currently in Cardiff. Originally from Somerset rural hell, but originally before that was born in London. Wanting to hunt down whoever got the Lex handle before me, cos I sho' as hell haven't seen them use it. Music I love: Tori Amos, Björk, PJ Harvey, Pet Shop Boys, Tom Waits, Nina Simone, Beyoncé, New Order, Cat Power, Black Box Recorder, Girls Aloud, Peaches, Interpol, Moloko, tATu. Music I hate: The Coral, Foo Fighters, The Polyphonic Spree, The Smiths, The Darkness, 99% of everything in the NME. The only other things I'm as passionate about as music are tennis (favourite players: Anastasia Myskina and Juan Carlos Ferrero, and most Russians) and journalism (specifically, my future career, which may or may not be in the field of music journalism). Occasionally I can get very political indeed, and I used to be far more into literature than I am now (I blame my degree for the lapse there). I have a passing interest in cinema. People I fancy: Jeff Buckley, Alastair Campbell, Justin Timberlake. What I'm listening to right now: Pixies, 'U-Mass'.

To use what appears to be ILM parlance, I am very much anti-rockist. I like talking about myself, though not enought o continue this post any further.

The Lex (The Lex), Tuesday, 19 August 2003 17:37 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I don't think I've ever done this yet.

Ailsa, 30, originally from Inverness, now of Renfrew (via ten years in Glasgow). I work for a large multinational insurance company doing corporate accounts, and I only post short answers to things on ILM because although I do love music, I'm not very good at writing about it. I like tuneful things with guitars, and lots of pop things too. Fave bands off the top of my head today are Belle and Sebastian, Trash Can Sinatras, Teenage Fanclub, the Cocteau Twins, Boo Radleys, the Lilac Time, JAMC, the Jam, Spiritualised, Aztec Camera, Furniture, the Orchids and the Pogues, but that list may well have changed by tomorrow. It will never include the Beastie Boys or REM though. I am also ridiculously fond of most chart music of the 80s and Brit-pop of the early 90s as they were my formative years of discovering and loving music the most.

ailsa (ailsa), Tuesday, 19 August 2003 17:44 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Hi. I'm Tom. I live in Baltimore. I'm 23. I like Rancid. I'm much, much taller than you.

Tom Breihan (Tom Breihan), Tuesday, 19 August 2003 17:58 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Hello, I am Keith and I'm 30 and live in Edinburgh.

Keith Watson (kmw), Tuesday, 19 August 2003 18:01 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Hi, I'm David, 21, student, writer, and I like Ailsa. I live in Glasgow.

David. (Cozen), Tuesday, 19 August 2003 18:09 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Im Matt, 21, work for "The Man". I like 60/70's garage and psychadelia...and reading about things that really happened. I hacky-sack, but im not a hippie. I spent $250 on a VIP ticket to go see AC/DC open up for the Stones in Germany, some think that was crazy...i thought it made sense, and it was worth it. Ive lived in California, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Virginia, and now i cling to life in Maryland. Im a pisces, and i enjoy long walks on the beach.

Contact Millar for testimonial.

Spinktor the Unmerciful (mawill5), Tuesday, 19 August 2003 20:23 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Nick H, what is Jacques Lu Cont "Blueprint"?

Ronan (Ronan), Tuesday, 19 August 2003 20:53 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Welcome to the thoughts I used to think less a blog, more a repository.

David. (Cozen), Tuesday, 26 August 2003 11:31 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Andrew M from Little Rock who works for a newspaper: I don't suppose you know Dan "Tube Disaster" Bailey by any chance?

Stewart Osborne (Stewart Osborne), Tuesday, 26 August 2003 11:51 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Angus, 32, in Melbourne. I've been reading ILM for a few months but usually when I feel like posting something, someone has already said what I wanted to say, except more pithily and with more background knowledge. Musically, dance (esp. disco, house, techno, microhouse), pop (esp. electro-pop and classic vocalist-oriented pop a la Dusty Springfield or Jacques Brel) and classical (esp. late romantic and early 20th century) are my mainstays.

Angus Gordon (angusg), Tuesday, 26 August 2003 12:30 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Really interesting reading. this, Didn't realize many of you were so YOUNG ... Names like Sterling Clover and Ned Raggett sound a bit like sinister fortysomethings who know much more about music than I ever will (you probably still do that, though).

Well, I'm 30, and I am a music critic at Danish sort-of-leftist-in-a-really-soft-and-undangerous-kind-of-way broadsheet newspaper Politiken. I mainly deal with hip hop, r&b, techno, house, IDM, all kinds of post-ravey stuff. I also write about the odd indie rock record - and when everybody else is on vacation or really ill, they let me handle the major mainstream events such as the dreadful Elton John concert I recently reviewed.

I love Timbaland and Missy, some of The Neptunes' stuff, avant garde high brow electronic composition from all the way up through the 20th century, Basement Jaxx, Public Enemy, Dre, dancehall sound system battles, Tom Waits, UKG, Gutter Garage (or is it Grime these days), the first Rage Against The Machine record, schmoochy deep house, cheesy mash-ups, Kid 606, early Detroit techno, Radiohead, Stereo MC's 'Connected', brazilian baile funk, Anticon, some of Britney's stuff, some of Justin's stuff, whatever. I guess I'm pretty predictable. I love to watch new scenes emerge. I love music that is not quite ripe and/or self-conscious. Does this make sense? Probably not.

Anyway, I am also struggling with the final paper in my Master's Degree (rhetoric), and I have a girlfriend that I love. I live in Vesterbro, Copenhagen's would-be-equivalent to Brooklyn in a flat and I own a dark blue Fiat 500L from 1969, which I love almost as much as my girlfriend.

Looking forward to get to know everybody and please don't hesitate if you have any questions about Danish music (yeah right!)


Jay K (Jay K), Tuesday, 26 August 2003 13:15 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i am emily. i wish that communism worked. i live in kentucky, usa. i enjoy politics: the far left, and music: Postal Service, My Morning Jacket, Ida, Rainer Maria, Quasi, Slint, Low, etc. i dislike conservatives and animals dressed as humans.

Emilymv (Emilymv), Tuesday, 26 August 2003 13:37 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

What about humans dressed as animals?

Names like Sterling Clover and Ned Raggett sound a bit like sinister fortysomethings who know much more about music than I ever will (you probably still do that, though)

It's all part of the act. ;-)

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 26 August 2003 13:47 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Ronan, it's a 2 CD compilation he did in 2000. I thought it was a mixed when I bought it but alas not. It meant to be a selection of tracks which influenced him, along with a few LRD and Zoot Woman tracks and mixes. I think it's listed on AMG. It's pretty good.

Nick H, Tuesday, 26 August 2003 14:00 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

humans dressed as animals are okay, humans that smell like animals are not.

Emilymv (Emilymv), Tuesday, 26 August 2003 14:01 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

emily what if they smell like guinea pigs who smell sweet, like hay?

minna (minna), Tuesday, 26 August 2003 14:13 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

If not for Emily I would've never known about doggles!

nickalicious (nickalicious), Tuesday, 26 August 2003 14:18 (fourteen years ago) Permalink


Dale the Titled (cprek), Tuesday, 26 August 2003 14:34 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

26, almost married (next Saturday), I live in Baltimore County (just outside of B-more). Write for Baltimore City Paper, Orlando Weekly, Skyscraper (soon), and Tailspins. I lurk more than I post. Feel like I should say more....but I'd rather spend the time rocking out.

Raymond Cummings (Raymond Cummings), Tuesday, 26 August 2003 14:58 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Hey Stewart O., I'm good friends with Dan B., and I miss him. He's been in Montgomery, Ala., for a bit now.

andrew m. (andrewmorgan), Tuesday, 26 August 2003 15:18 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I'm Ben Welsh. I'm a student at DePaul in Chicago, IL. I write --occasionally about music, but not always -- for the DePaul student paper The DePaulia. I'm training to be a conventional journalist..considering the Medill graduate program at Northwestern anybody got any tips?

I'm a music nut who's into about everything so I it's impossible to pick absolute favorites but off the top of my head I'd go with Fugazi, The Clash and VU as my favorites rock bands. I'm a big hip hop head too with my favorites over there being Outkast, Wu-Tang, and Nas.

ben welsh (benwelsh), Tuesday, 26 August 2003 15:24 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

my name having been dropped here (cue sally fields' "you like me! you really like me!" oscar acceptance speech) today, thought i'd join up ...

anyway, the lowdown: 43, newspaper editor (when i'm working, that is, which hasn't been the case for *ack* 9 months now), marooned in "the cradle of the confederacy" -- which i swear makes little rock seem like new york london paris munich -- for 1 3/4ths years & counting.

after years of exclusionary punk rectitude (got into the stuff in 3/78), in my dotage i seem to have become one of those mushy wow-man-like-i-love-*every*thing types i hated for so long ... not only late '70s punk & (especially) postpunk (i'm pretty pleased with the newish adherents as well, a la liars, rapture, radio 4, yeah yeah yeahs, interpol, hot hot heat, etc) but also early rap (through around mid-'84, circa run-dmc's first lp), funk, electrofunk, rockabilly, anarchopunk, '60s/'70s r&b & soul, disco, some '60s rock (pretty much the obvious ones, though please god not pink floyd -- not even the syd stuff has done anything for me, though every now & then i give it another chance), alt-country, pre-'80s country, a bit of reggae. pretty much everything, i guess, other than opera & jazz.

particular faves -- the fall (saw 'em last month in atlanta), wire, mekons, chumbawamba, redskins, cure, joy division, buzzcocks (also last month in atlanta), damned (this month in mobile), cruxshadows, dandy warhols, type o negative, oi polloi, spinners, gap band, gun club, ccr, sparks, trailer bride, riptones, killing joke, pretty things, porter wagoner, johnny cash, public enemy, bluebells, minimal man, rudimentary peni, screamers, epoxies, social distortion, crispy ambulance, wall of voodoo, tv21, red lorry yellow lorry, o'jays, 3 johns, suicide ... tons more.

nonmusic obsessions -- silver age marvel comics, horror fiction (especially lovecraft) & movies, sf (especially philip k dick), the paranormal (color me "fascinated skeptic"), "outlaw" sports leagues (federal league, afl, aba, wha, wfl, usfl), baseball, '70s basketball, ultraleftism in general (anarchism in particular), dreams (just started keeping a dream journal -- recorded at least bits & pieces from 8 different ones this a.m.), post-depression u.s. history (especially the '60s), certain tv shows (buffy, law & order, etc).

dan bailey (dan bailey), Tuesday, 26 August 2003 19:19 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Welcome Tube Man! Good to see you again - I think you'll enjoy it here!

You may be amused to hear that I've been in contact with our old friend Ms. Tagonist's sparring partner Steve Wallace (he's now the guitarist in Penetration and is actually a really good bloke!) and indeed have discovered "Ann"'s true identity - "she" is actually Billy Gilbert (ex Chelsea, now in The Lurkers)!

Stewart Osborne (Stewart Osborne), Tuesday, 26 August 2003 19:46 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Mrs. H, 33/3 years of age, living in Seattle WA with a husband whose musical taste matches mine in only one area- that involving all things Mark E. Smith related. Otherwise, I seem to align with Phil T tastewise (old people rule!) Fell free to harass our marital community whilst in the Pacific NW. Nice to meet you.

Donna Brown (Donna Brown), Tuesday, 26 August 2003 20:00 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

minna- iguess guinea pig smell is okay, and Dale the titled-NO MORE MONKEYDOG!!!!!!!!

Emilymv (Emilymv), Tuesday, 26 August 2003 20:15 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I've been posting here for a couple of weeks & I just realized this thread. Sorry!

I'm John Magee, from Boston, MA (originally Detroit, MI). I'm a former college DJ (WMBR, "Breakfast of Champions") & I focused on late 80s - early 90s indie rock. I'm also into plenty of 60s and 70s rock, krautrock, various avant-garde stuff (Red Krayola, etc.). I'm 33.

But my real hero is Neil Young. I think I'm quite the Neil scholar, but there are some people around here who blow me away.

Some of the other classic stuff I always come back to: Richard Thompson, Elvis Costello, Steve Earle, Dylan, Talking Heads, Joni Mitchell, Television, any proto-70s-punk, Replacements, The Who, Stones, etc. etc.

I soured on indie-rock, and I spent a good part of the 90s focused on alt-country and its roots in 70s rock. I pretty much ran the gamut on that and have been spending most of the 2000s catching up on electronic music 1985 - 2003, modern hip-hop, and listening to as much new music as I can possibly get my hands on.

I also enjoy tons of classic country music - I have a decent collection there - and even some modern stuff. I'll listen to anything coming out of the Nashville machine and usually find one or two good records per year (Alan Jackson Drive last year, for example).

I'm also way into recording engineer stuff. I have a full PC-based studio with some great outboard equipment. I love making music even more than listening to it.

Soulseek: find my base collection, which i am progressively digitizing and am through L at the_magster. Find my recent downloads at scrimshander.

That's enough.

southern lights (southern lights), Tuesday, 26 August 2003 21:28 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I've been posting here for awhile now. I'm Steve, a 42 year-old dad (9 year-old son),US government employee, contributor to a few Washington DC publications(writing mainly about African, Carribbean, & Latin music but ocassionally re Malaco-style soul,rap,roots-rock & zydeco and indie-rock), and a Baltimore Orioles, Md Terps fan. I used to dj at the Univ. of Md radio station ages ago and put out a fanzine called Thrillseeker in the early '80s with a buddy of mine. It covered DC hardcore plus we had a Troublefunk interview in issue 1 and reviewed all kindsa records and concerts--commercial funk and rap, postpunk,reggae, roots rock, pop,...I also wrote for Op, and Option, and had a few things in Swellsville and Why Music Sucks and Puncture way back when. These days I'm listening to hiphop and r'n'b radio(likes--Lil' Jon,Kanye West and Timbaland productions, Mary J Blige); indie-whatever pop from the Pernice Brothers; Sierra Maestra; Bembeya Jazz; Neba Solo(from Mali); Patti Loveless; and call it watered down and mediocre but I like Good Charlotte's songs that get on radio and mtv...

Steve Kiviat (Steve K), Friday, 29 August 2003 04:22 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i am the mighty Orbit, with sparkly superpowers.
there isn't really anything to say about myself; i'm pretty boring.
musical taste is all over the place.

Orbit (Orbit), Friday, 29 August 2003 04:35 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Hi there. Custos sent me. Am I allowed to say that? Sorry Custos if I embarass you by talking about my bleedin' burnin' anus. Well I'm a music fan. I wish I had some form of talent to make music but I draw instead.

Right now I'm working at an independent animation studio in Canada making a low-brow funny TV show. I'm surviving on zero income for a while while this studio is getting established, doing work thats too good to be real work, & I like it like that. I'm way into self sufficiency. I bike everywhere & I'm obsessed with dumpster diving. Latest thing I'm proud of scoring, is two huge bags of day-old bread to feed a dozen people this week.

I listen to lots and lots of music every day while I work. Music is the ONLY thing I spend money on- esp. in mass quantities of old records and tapes from flea markets & garage sales. Can't love them enough. People drop all kinds of wierd stuff there. Accordingly my collection centers in the 80's. Especially post-punk stuff. Screw lists, I'll just name my top favorite album of all time: Chameleons "Strange Times"; and last one bought, Rational Youth "Cold War Night Life."

Well, I guess thats all that matters I guess. Maybe I should mention that my greatest unfulfilled wish is to give birth to tadpoles. Also, my balls are slammed in a cop car trunk & I accidentally swallowed the key, won't somebody please free me?

sucka (sucka), Friday, 29 August 2003 05:06 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

PS. I'm 25.

sucka (sucka), Friday, 29 August 2003 05:07 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I am a complicated man, and no one understands me but my woman.

Jesse Fuchs (Jesse Fuchs), Friday, 29 August 2003 05:14 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Okay, no one cares but here goes. 42, bike mechanic. Played in bands since I was 12 and backed up a Youth Choir on a soutern US tour. Write a column for a reigional cycling paper. FAR Left. And have no paticular taste in music. I love Martin Denny and GG Alin equally. I have "Fuck You, Im a Punk" tatooed right across my soul. Cheers, Pleased to meet me.

Speedy Gonzalas (Speedy Gonzalas), Friday, 29 August 2003 05:31 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

''Hi there. Custos sent me. Am I allowed to say that?''

wow! you know custos?!

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Friday, 29 August 2003 07:01 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

wots 'e like, custos? wots 'e like then?

gaz (gaz), Friday, 29 August 2003 09:36 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Hi my name is Hector and I am 32 I started buying records at 11 with Queen doing the title song to the Flash Gordon movie. Since then I was into hardcore and some metal as a teenager in Texas in the 80's, krautrock, alternative, and any weirdo music that kicked ass. I moved to London in the 90's started djing and got involved with Youth (from Killing Joke's) dragonfly records and the butterfly studio. Went on to Twisted records with Simon from Schpongle, Hallucinogen and had the time of my life. Eventually moved back to the states did some audio TV work and studio Pro tools work left that and am now a librarian.

Whew, life can be a bit crazy sometimes. After all that I am still a music geek looking for the best new sound.

hector (hector), Friday, 29 August 2003 17:33 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

HI Im Peter from Sydney Australia and am 35 (am I that old!?) and run a small IT company, and am unreasonably passionate about music - anything rhythmical (that covers most of it), electronica, rock, pop, the whole box and dice. I can't remember all the micro genres but I'll probably like it if it's good.

mentalist (mentalist), Saturday, 30 August 2003 05:14 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

update: I'm Matos, I edit Seattle Weekly's music section and right now the new Basement Jaxx is the best thing on earth. I'm 28 and single and my book about Prince's Sign 'O' the Times, which I will be finishing over the next couple weeks, will be available in stores in February 04. < /shameless plug>

M Matos (M Matos), Saturday, 30 August 2003 05:43 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

matos you should write a book entirely about 'gett off'

trife (simon_tr), Saturday, 30 August 2003 06:06 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Chapter 1

23 Positions in a 1 Night Stand

Carey (Carey), Saturday, 30 August 2003 06:59 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Chapter 2

I Don't Serve Ribs

Carey (Carey), Saturday, 30 August 2003 07:02 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Bonus chapter: "Horny Pony"

M Matos (M Matos), Saturday, 30 August 2003 07:04 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

bibliography & references: james brown - 'mother popcorn'

trife (simon_tr), Saturday, 30 August 2003 07:07 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

haha JB and JB revivalism (and rap--you know, golden age rap, your favorite music ethan!) will be discussed at length in the "Housequake" part

M Matos (M Matos), Saturday, 30 August 2003 07:08 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

well yeah i just meant cuz of the direct quote, as far as jb pastiche its still no sexy motherfucker!! i have actually never heard sign o the times :-/ i love the tlc cover of if i was your girlf though!! i should probably buy your book and pretend i knew all that stuff all along

trife (simon_tr), Saturday, 30 August 2003 07:11 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

you should by the fucking record, dude. you will luh ih

M Matos (M Matos), Saturday, 30 August 2003 08:36 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

hey gaz & julio, sorry I'm sworn to secrecy, especially about the bloody truck stop glory hole incident. Actually all I know is he writes really funny letters.

sucka (sucka), Saturday, 30 August 2003 18:21 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

ok. though if you ever feel like telling...;-)

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Sunday, 31 August 2003 09:59 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I'm Pedro. I lurk in dark alleys and assault passersby with my violent trombone technique. I'm a third-degree black belt in origami and I'm on Interpol's most-wanted list (the police organization, not the Ian Curtis clones). I have a mole shaped like Debbie Harry on my inner thigh. I can read your mind...

totalbastard (chester), Monday, 1 September 2003 07:28 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Also, I'm off my meds.

totalbastard (chester), Monday, 1 September 2003 07:28 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

two months pass...
um, hi. my name’s Mandy, and I *promise* not to blurt out so much anymore. In many ways i’m a baby to this world (the internet). I’m in grad school, and not really enjoying it; I’m really not happy with most of the theories i’ve had to read, so in trying to beat them up, i sort of ended up just randomly bashing the world. i apologize. I love music! I think this board is great. smart, funny, it’s about music... and random pooping. so i just wanted to crawl out of my corner and say hi. hi.

ok, so i'm intense, random, my brain is in overload and my attention to detail is sh*t right now. yeah, but ridilin doesn't help, never did. music is an (at times) overwhelming emotional/physical/psychological experience; daily a song or album will just fuck my mind all up. i'm a total naive idealist romantic, partly, at least. so, uh, hi, again:)

mandinina (mandinina), Friday, 21 November 2003 07:45 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Welcome! Don't apologize for blurting on this board, I think it's the modus operandi.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 21 November 2003 15:52 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Neorealista? Portuguese? Brazilian?

JP Almeida (JP Almeida), Friday, 21 November 2003 16:37 (fourteen years ago) Permalink


mandinina (mandinina), Friday, 21 November 2003 16:41 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I wish these introductions happened more often these days.

Rockist Scientist (rockistscientist), Friday, 21 November 2003 16:47 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

sorry, neorealism is a type of italian cinema: described as working class, with an anti-hollywood aesthetic, ie. Rossellini, or the movie The Bicycle Thief. "Neorealists conveyed ideas of the Left, focused on social inequalities, and criticized power and the jargon of Fascism."

mandinina (mandinina), Friday, 21 November 2003 16:57 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Alright, Rockist Scientist and ILM intelligentsia: My name is Jim Sonnenberg and I broadcast via the gusbot. As someone who has lurked and only recently started posting, I must say I really dig this board and some of the thinkers that post here. Even the brawls, for the most part, are often entertaining.

I grew up listening to '45s on the kitchen floor. My recollection is hazy, though I recall enjoying: the Monkees, Johnny Cash (Boy Named Sue), Georgie Girl, and somewhere along the way, "Boogie Nights." I listened to transistor radios a lot in my youth and thought disc jockeys wielded enormous power and influence. This was before I met some of them.

First record purchased with my own money: Kiss Alive at K-Mart sometime in 1977. I saw Kiss that same year, or '78, at the Chicago Stadium with my parents and a friend from school. . I soon tired of them and sold all those records at a garage sale. Records that mattered since then: Back in Black/Moving Pictures/Quadrophenia/Stop Making Sense/It Takes a Nation of Millions/Doolittle/A Love Supreme/Mummies Play Their Own Records/Reverse Willie Horton/Teenager of the Year/Mass Romantic/One Beat and literally hundreds of others I can't think of this instant.

I am, to one degree or another, a rockist, but my tastes now are more catholic than ever and I'm open to anything with a great melody/good texture or tough beats. I don't have the time to listen to music like I once did. Basically, I live for the spine tingle that music delivers sporadically. That, for me, is what it's all about.

I've written a few music pieces that ran in Chicago recently (one on the impending demise of the Checkerboard Lounge) that I have been working up the nerve to throw up here for commentary or ridicule.

alright then, that's me.

gusbot (eternal_fields), Friday, 21 November 2003 17:17 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Rah and welcome!

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 21 November 2003 17:23 (fourteen years ago) Permalink


@d@ml (nordicskilla), Friday, 21 November 2003 17:25 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Just don't mention the (rock) war!

@d@ml (nordicskilla), Friday, 21 November 2003 17:26 (fourteen years ago) Permalink


Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Friday, 21 November 2003 17:27 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Yeah, "Welome"! -- all the hep cats are saying it

@d@ml (nordicskilla), Friday, 21 November 2003 17:34 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Ned - is "Rah" a tribute to the late WWillis? If so, then i respond with ROH!!!

Spinktor the Unmerciful (mawill5), Friday, 21 November 2003 17:37 (fourteen years ago) Permalink


Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 21 November 2003 17:38 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Welcome Jim. Who do you write for in Chicago?

jaymc (jaymc), Friday, 21 November 2003 17:38 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Welome To My Nightmare

@d@ml (nordicskilla), Friday, 21 November 2003 17:39 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I never introduced myself (or registered for that matter), because I always figured that I was just passing through these boards. But now I'm starting to see my name pop up on threads being revived from months ago, and I guess I'm still here. So hi everyone, I'm Brian. I'm 33, married, 2-year-old daughter, another one due next month. I live in Ferndale, Michigan, a suburb bordering the north side of Detroit. I'm a corny indie fuxor, former music journo, typical office fodder type guy. Thank you all for keeping me entertained at this god damned job.

BrianB, Friday, 21 November 2003 17:45 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Rah! Another person! :-)

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 21 November 2003 17:46 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

New poster, sometime lurker. I'm about to turn 31 and realizing I have to grow up. At least a little bit.

Erik Tripper (Erik Tripper), Friday, 21 November 2003 17:47 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Jaymc: I write primarily for Crain's Chicago Business. They pay well and I have a family to support.

gusbot (eternal_fields), Friday, 21 November 2003 17:49 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Don't grow up entirely, can be boring. Welcome to you as well!

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 21 November 2003 17:50 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Welcome Brian. Say, my friend M!ke DaR0nc0 just moved to Brooklyn from Ferndale a few months ago; he freelanced for Metro Times; ever met him? (I have no idea how big Ferndale is.)

jaymc (jaymc), Friday, 21 November 2003 17:52 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Alright, Rockist Scientist and ILM intelligentsia

I hope that's not mutually exclusive. Nyuk nyuk nyuk.

Rockist Scientist (rockistscientist), Friday, 21 November 2003 18:01 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Jim Sonnenberg, you're name looks very familiar, and I'm not sure why. (I am not in the music critic loop.) Maybe I'm getting you mixed up with someone famous who has that name? Or maybe I've just seen it here.

Rockist Scientist (rockistscientist), Friday, 21 November 2003 18:03 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Rockist, I was not suggesting mutual exclusivity, just answering your call.

Regarding name recognition, give me something more to go on and we'll see if we've crossed paths. There are clips I'm proud of and there are others I'd rather not revisit, if you know what I mean.

gusbot (eternal_fields), Friday, 21 November 2003 18:16 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

It was your nudge that brought me out of the fabled woodwork.

gusbot (eternal_fields), Friday, 21 November 2003 18:18 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

jaymc, I've never met him but I'm sure I've read him if he wrote for the Metro Times.

BrianB, Friday, 21 November 2003 18:26 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

you may be confusing him with former Devils/Capitals/Coyotes head coach Jim Schoenfeld

but perhaps not

mookieproof (mookieproof), Friday, 21 November 2003 18:31 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

mookie, it's more likely he's confusing me with former Pittsburgh Penguins forward, Martin Sonnenberg . . . or maybe violinist Nadia Solerno Sonnenberg. Schoenfeld is a longshot. (Though I did enjoy Schoenfeld's infamous post-game altercation with Don Koharski. Stone-cold classic!)

gusbot (eternal_fields), Friday, 21 November 2003 18:43 (fourteen years ago) Permalink


mookieproof (mookieproof), Friday, 21 November 2003 21:00 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

OK, hi, I've never done one of these. Keith Harris, bats right, throws right, born 1/16/70 Willingboro, New Jersey. Tried grad school (start tying those bed sheets together and get out now, Mandy!) then learned that people would pay me to write about CDs I got for free in the mail and my life improved drastically.

After a 6 year tour of the midwest (Mpls for 5, Chicago for 1, with a disasterous 4 month stopover in Brooklyn along the way) I'm in Philadelphia. Weaned on 1983-4 chartpop. Graduated to bad music for 40 year olds (So, Back in the High Life, White Fricking City) plus some decent classic rock and oldies. Chuck Berry and David Bowie helped me acclimate to punk. Slowly caught up with indie (for the first time) and hip-hop (after a few year hiatus) in college. Turned omniverous in the early 90s. "I like all kinds of music."

References available upon request.

Keith Harris (kharris1128), Friday, 21 November 2003 21:13 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Hey Keith! I'm enjoying your posts.

learned that people would pay me to write about CDs I got for free in the mail

What's the secret, man?

@d@ml (nordicskilla), Friday, 21 November 2003 21:15 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Keep writing and keep asking, sir. And show you're being published somewhere, therefore keep talking to editors. And behold! There are a slew on here!

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 21 November 2003 21:22 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Keith, I'm in Philadelphia as well.

Rockist Scientist, Friday, 21 November 2003 21:23 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I thought you'd said something about that. I just moved to town a month back. Maybe we can catch a show sometime.

Keith Harris (kharris1128), Friday, 21 November 2003 21:25 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Philly! I grew up just a hop away on I-95. All my friends live there.

I am getting out of grad school. it's a year-intensive MA program, and then i'm taking a break, um, for a very long time. I miss my life!!! I want to teach, though, because, hell, i like some aspects of the lifestyle.

mandinina (mandinina), Friday, 21 November 2003 21:32 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

ack! I miss philly. Have you heard of Infectious Organisms? i think they relocated to philly....

mandinina (mandinina), Friday, 21 November 2003 21:33 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Escape grad school, yes (I've been there -- I know what you mean about good aspects of the lifestyle but the bad ones made me sad).

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 21 November 2003 21:35 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Where are you in school, M?

Keith Harris (kharris1128), Friday, 21 November 2003 21:36 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

That's a possibility. It would be a little strange as I've never met anyone on ILX in person (except one occasional poster who I met several years prior, who may not even know who I am), but that's okay.

Rockist Scientist, Friday, 21 November 2003 21:38 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

mandinina, another Philly connection. We have the making of a Philadelphia ILM FAP crowd (except I'm largely a teetotaller and not much on groups get togethers).

Rockist Scientist, Friday, 21 November 2003 21:43 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i'm at CMU

mandinina (mandinina), Friday, 21 November 2003 21:55 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

There's debate over whether it's Bicycle Thief or Thieves, the idea being that the film insinuates that we all, at some point, might need to steal a bicycle.

NEVER go drinking with film lecturers.

Nick Southall (Nick Southall), Friday, 21 November 2003 22:17 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"learned that people would pay me to write about CDs I got for free in the mail

What's the secret, man?"

Sorry, I left out the part where you make next to no money for three years.

Keith Harris (kharris1128), Friday, 21 November 2003 22:21 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

haha "three years"

M Matos (M Matos), Friday, 21 November 2003 23:35 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I'm new here so I guess I'll do one of these.

Male, 16, English. Enjoys Swans, My Bloody Valentine, Radiohead, Slint, The God Machine, Joy Division, The Cure, Neurosis, Xiu Xiu and anything else that blends angst with melody while managing to keep a pretense of 'art' and 'intelligence'. Heh.

Stupid (Stupid), Friday, 21 November 2003 23:40 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

All sounds good to me! Especially the God Machine part, there's not enough of that around here. Welcome, etc!

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 21 November 2003 23:53 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Cheers. You're the Careless Talk Costs Lives guy aren't you? I liked that at first, but by the end there's been too much "electroclash" and not enough Mogwai. Still, better than your average Strokes-worshipping photos-of-Courtney-Love-in-every-single-fucking-issue British music trash-mag.

I can't get enough of the God Machine. It's all thanks to Aereogramme, Craig B from that band has put me onto so much good heavy music I can't believe it. Neurosis, Converge, Anathema, all that stuff. I owe him a considerable chunk of my CD collection.

Stupid (Stupid), Friday, 21 November 2003 23:58 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Cheers. You're the Careless Talk Costs Lives guy aren't you?

One of 'em, yup. Loose Lips Sink Ships will be replacing it.

I can't get enough of the God Machine. It's all thanks to Aereogramme, Craig B from that band has put me onto so much good heavy music I can't believe it.

What a good man! I'll have to listen to his band.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Saturday, 22 November 2003 16:08 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

You should, they're easily the most interesting band currently working. They're fucking visionaries.

Stupid (Stupid), Saturday, 22 November 2003 16:39 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I haven't introduced myself, though I've made a few posts. I'm a 21 year old college student at UC Santa Cruz (modern literature). Been reading here for about six months, made a few posts in that time. Favorite music: Pavement, Pulp, Smog, Don Caballero (love Ian Williams especially), Xiu Xiu, MBV, Big Star, Shudder to Think, Frank Black, Prince, The Fall, and most of the usual rockist "classic" suspects. Been listening to a lot of Can lately. Have a weakness for Manowar. I'm not much of a music writer, don't do reviews or anything like that, but I like to contribute tidbits when I can.

D.J. Anderson, Saturday, 22 November 2003 16:42 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

It's always good, welcome indeed. My sister went to UCSC so always nice to meet another banana slug.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Saturday, 22 November 2003 16:44 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I'm latebloomer, so-called because I discovered this forum recently. I'm a 21 year old um, "music fan" from Greenville, South Carolina. I like stuff like Wire, My Bloody Valentine, Sonic Youth, Pixies, and all that jazz (or rock, whatever.) I also love Hardcore, Punk, Speed/Death/Black Metal, etc. Electronic music appeals to me as well. All around a stereotypical dweebazoid. Thank you.

latebloomer (latebloomer), Sunday, 23 November 2003 07:10 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Yer welcome!

Ned Raggett (Ned), Sunday, 23 November 2003 19:57 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Hi, I'm Dave, I am little older than your typical ilx'er at 45. I have trouble pinning down what I like, as it frequently changes, but the last 10 CDs I have spent serious time with are Lucinda William's World Without Tears, Lou Reed's Poe, John Coltrane's Coltrane, Yeah Yeah Yeah's Fever To Tell, Beach Boys' Pet Sounds, Etta James' Let's Roll, John Hiatt's Beneath This Gruff Exterior, Kindred the Family Soul's Surrender to Love, Miles Davis' Agharta, and Bruce Cockburn's You've Never Seen Everything. I got over being snobby about my taste in music about 7-8 years ago, and just started listening to almost everything I could get my hands on. This endeavor is aided by virtue of the fact that I am a college professor with an assortment of students normally willing (some desperately) to share their tastes with me. All's the better, though, I have probably heard more could stuff in the last 5 years than I did in my first 40.

Got kids, watch lots of movies, could be more physically fit if I weren't pinned up in this office waiting for students to come by and be tutored in the finer points of applications of second and third derivatives. What have I left out?

Oh wait, I have have a disgusting weakness for prog-rock, and I am even willing to listen to stuff my 11-year old tries to impress me with, like Lisa Marie Presley. So far he's 0 for about 15, but I haven't let him in on it yet.

Dave Vinson (Gaughin), Monday, 24 November 2003 21:02 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

But you listen and that's a good thing, sir. Welcome!

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 24 November 2003 21:04 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

11-year-olds listen to Lisa Marie Presley?!?

jaymc (jaymc), Monday, 24 November 2003 21:06 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I've been lurking and occasionally posting here for a year and never introduced myself, which is a bit rude really.

I'm 24 and live in Melbourne. I'm currently between jobs. My listening tastes are reasonably varied, thoug much more so recently due to ILX. Currently in the pile next to me: 'Marquee Moon', the Rocket From The Tombs reissue, that new Underworld compilation, Creatures 'Hai!' and Jackie O Motherfucker. And Primal Scream 'Live In Japan', but having seen the reaction the them around here, let's not mention that one. ;)

Hayden Nicholls (Pop the Weasel), Tuesday, 25 November 2003 04:58 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Hurrah, another Melbourne person, welcome! And don't apologize for that last one, it's mighty fine.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 25 November 2003 05:24 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

two months pass...
Emily, 23, appalachia - I work in a women's clinic and play the drums (rarely at the same time). Drink epic amounts of tea and whisky. Recovering punk rocker into all the things I wasn't allowed to like before -- hip hop, house, 70s glam rock, Motown. Like very much: krautrock and what's typically called art punk. Eat haters for breakfast. Like to go to local crotchety old man no-fun pop-hating pub, program jukebox to play "Girls and Boys", watch diaspora.

roxymuzak (roxymuzak), Thursday, 12 February 2004 19:21 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I like this Roxymuzak person I do.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 12 February 2004 19:27 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Cool...wasn't sure if anyone read this thread anymore.

roxymuzak (roxymuzak), Friday, 13 February 2004 05:47 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I try to catch up with things! Oh yeah, like the e-mail address, on either side of the @

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 13 February 2004 06:21 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I've had it for years, ever since I first saw velvet goldmine and thought it was special. It embarasses me sometimes, and I had an ex that refused to send mail to it (declaring it "gay") but eh.

roxymuzak (roxymuzak), Friday, 13 February 2004 06:26 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Ah, yer ex is a lame punk or something. Or so I think. Anyway, welcome to us properly, I need to get to sleep.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 13 February 2004 06:56 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Might it be interesting to revive this as a new thread and see how people's tastes/circumstances have

mzui, Friday, 13 February 2004 12:01 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Be our guest.

Tico Tico (Tico Tico), Friday, 13 February 2004 12:04 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Chris, all of 24. First started reading the board last March but was entirely in Africa (Mali, Malawi, other countries starting with M) and thus with little opportunity to post anything. Now living in Cambridge, UK. 1991, age 12: burned myself out on GNR. 1993, age 14: burned myself out on Pink Floyd and Bob Dylan. 1995-1998: listened only to "classical," burned myself out on Webern. 1999-2004: started listening obsessively to everything, hoping to burn myself out of music altogether by mid-decade. Still waiting.

C W (C W), Thursday, 19 February 2004 20:23 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Any relation to CW Anderson?

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Thursday, 19 February 2004 20:38 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Whereabouts in Appalachia, Emily?

nickalicious (nickalicious), Thursday, 19 February 2004 20:40 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Well, we both throw up that awesome CW sign from time to time. I'll admit it, I learned it from him.

C W (C W), Thursday, 19 February 2004 20:46 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I found ILM last week during all the P&J fun and since have been reading the archived threads and lurking on the new ones. I'm a 33 year old film archivist in the great American southwest. There are no independent record shops here and I have dial-up internet, so save for the occasional urban spree, I'm dependent on cdr/tapeswaps and mailorder, either directly from labels or from places like PopPolar and Tonevendor. I've always loved indiepop, but due to my present circumstance find myself now acquiring it in quantities disproportionate to my actual need for it. Help.

brian patrick (brian patrick), Thursday, 19 February 2004 21:09 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Redirect the money to used DVD buys or used books and feel a certain relief. And hi there and welcome!

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 19 February 2004 21:18 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Hello, I'm Matt and I found the board a couple of months ago. I tend to lurk more than post. Right now I'm living just north of San Francisco but will most likely be moving back into the city sometime this fall. My taste is pretty varied, today I've got with me Kraftwerk, The Kills, Devendra Banhart, The Zombies, Patsy Cline, and Stereolab. I work for a company called BabyCenter where I answer emails all day from people who have or are expecting children. Perhaps sometime I'll share some of these emails with you all, as they can be terrifyingly funny. If all goes well, however, I hope to have a company of my own started up in the next 12 months. Indian food is my favorite.

metfigga (metfigga), Thursday, 19 February 2004 21:39 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I work for a company called BabyCenter where I answer emails all day from people who have or are
expecting children. Perhaps sometime I'll share some of these emails with you all, as they can be terrifyingly funny

Hey, considering we have parents and people expecting kids on the board, this will go down well. And indeed welcome. :-)

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 19 February 2004 21:41 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

hi metfigga hi brian hi cw hi ned

mullygrubber (gaz), Thursday, 19 February 2004 21:43 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I've been making my way upthread (Ned, you're so nice!) Not much has changed here...I think I started posting nearly a year ago. I've published in a few more places in the last year. Sadly, I've had little time for freelancing since returning to school. Though there are four assignments due in the next two weeks, and I should be working on them now.

Kate Silver (Kate Silver), Thursday, 19 February 2004 21:55 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Welcome aboard, Ned.

Andy K (Andy K), Thursday, 19 February 2004 22:14 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Thank you for welcoming me into your cannibal heart, Mullygrubber. I've heard of this Andy guy. (More seriously, thank ya Kate. :-))

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 19 February 2004 22:16 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

<< Whereabouts in Appalachia, Emily? >>

East Tennessee.

roxymuzak (roxymuzak), Saturday, 28 February 2004 00:27 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
hi im laura and im 11 years old and i think that music is great i espielly thnk that the dr. pepper commercial song is just the best!!!!!!!!!

laura, Sunday, 4 April 2004 11:39 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Hi Laura, I'm glad you like my song. Have you yet heard the remix featuring 50 Cent, called "Dr. P.I.M.P.H.E.R."?

Dr. Pepper (Tuomas), Sunday, 4 April 2004 11:48 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

My name's June, I'm 27 and work at a riding school in a small village called Friday Street, Surrey, UK. I generally lurk, but have posted with a fakery once or twice. I listen to all sorts whilst mucking out: my favourite artists are MDK, The Lilac Time, Black and the classical guitarist, Richard Stevenson.

June Hobbs, Tuesday, 6 April 2004 14:13 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...
Hi! I am 19 years old and i am currently going to school for lvn, I'll be through in a year. I work with mental health clients, a job which I love. I live in a city with a population of about 100,000.
If you live her your life you will eventually know everyone through someone. I love all kinds of music like r&b, hip hop, tejano, country, rock,and oldies. My cd case included Blu Cantrell, baby bash, jay-z, lil-flip, nas, tupac, deana carter, garth brooks, outkast, kumbia kings, frankie j, linkin park, screwed music. I love to write poetry and love to learn about people from different cities across the world

April Gutierrez, Sunday, 25 April 2004 16:54 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Well, howdy to you, April!

Michael Daddino (epicharmus), Sunday, 25 April 2004 16:58 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

my name jose jimenez.

ok, Sunday, 25 April 2004 16:59 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I was waiting for this thread to appear again so I could get my formal introduction on record. I've put this off for months but it feels like a job application. Hate application forms.

My name is noodle and I live in Hull in the UK where I am usually known as Jim by those who don't do the Interweb thing. I am 35 years old, have 3 kids to my knowledge (the eldest lives with my first wife) and am currently shamefully unemployed. I'd quite like a job as I figure it would be easier than looking after my 2 year-old daughter.

I love music, pretty much all of it from classical to crunk. As a teenage metal-head I learned a) Rockism is silly; b) but Rock is good; and c) the Mullet is not a great look for Smiths fans. My salvation from the curse of the Rockist thing came via Public Enemy, Acid House and Jackson Pollock sometime round the late 80s. Then I realised that music wasn't literature and it was a mistake to criticise the former like the latter (i.e. meaning is not the be all and end all).

I hereby swear to do my best to be a respectable citizen and not fly off the handle when people make ridiculous claims about Fred Durst being a musician.

Thank you for your time.

noodle vague (noodle vague), Sunday, 25 April 2004 17:08 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Do we have to do this intro stuff? I'd rather not...

___ (___), Sunday, 25 April 2004 18:06 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

At least the once. And heya to April as well!

Ned Raggett (Ned), Sunday, 25 April 2004 18:39 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Since my entry in this when I first arrived here is short and uninformative, and I'm back now (a bit) after about eight months away when I had eye problems that cut down my messageboard activity a lot, I'll introduce myself again.

I'm 44, an obsessive music fan, a systems analyst in a top London university, single. I've got thousands of albums. Old soul is my top favourite, and I love punk, rock, country, reggae and lots more, but these days I guess I buy most hip hop and pop. I've lost interest in new rock/indie bands since the end of the '80s, with the odd exception like Pulp. I write a bit for this board's parent, Freaky Trigger, occasionally about music but more often about comics, books, art, TV, science and sport, not because I am more interested in those things but because they're more in my comfort zone and I feel a bit less awed by the other writers.

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Sunday, 25 April 2004 19:25 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I'm Chris, 25 (Jan '79), and i know some of y'all from way back - the pitchfork writers and posters etc, as i was a PFM allum way back almost 4 years ago, as well as some of the fellow New Zealand posters (I call Christchurch, NZ my home). I'm a music obsessive with a large NZ music collection, and i play bass (band = idols of eve), promote (recently ran a gig with the renderers, terminals and hamish kilgour), journalise (used to write for stylus, along with local publishers 'the package', '', 'a low hum' and for my own website -, have a couple radio shows (a 'vintage cuts' show and the NZ music show, both at my local university), as well as all the usuals like being a vinyl junkie and a big know-it-all. i usually post from work (im the network / IT guy for a software company)..

chris andrews (fraew), Sunday, 25 April 2004 20:28 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I am Andre and I live in NYC. I collect music from a varied range of styles. I listen to new music all the time. I don't have a favorite band, but I like to think that if I were to leave for a desert island with just a few discs with me, I would probably carry some Kraftwerk, New Order, Durutti Column, A Certain Ratio and My Bloody Valentine. If I had extra space, I would throw in some Bodines, Disco Inferno, Seefeel and Cocteau Twins. If the island was just off the coast of Africa, I would take some Toure Kunda, King Sunny Ade, Tabu Ley and Franco. If the island was off the coast of Brazil, the suitcase would be populated with Tribalistas, Tom Jobim, Caetano Veloso, Joao Gilberto and Marisa Monte....Ok, let'stop for now.

AndreNY (AndreNY), Sunday, 25 April 2004 22:38 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Hello, I'm otto, an occassional poster, who's starting to go to this board for music info sooner than any other online source. That may be a bad thing, but this is more fun. Anyways I'm in my late 20s, in grad school, and have published very little music criticism, partly because when I had more opportunities I felt weird about writing negative reviews.

My musical interests range from jazz to prog and all places in between, but I'm more picky about what hip hop I'll listen to than I am about, say, psych, for which I exercise no restraint consuming.

Well, I guess there's nothing more to me, so rather than bore you more, bye bye.

otto, Sunday, 25 April 2004 22:39 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I live in a town of 8000 people 40 minutes east of St. Louis, so I'm forced to turn to the interweb for all of my music needs. I came across ILM after I saw a link to it on Dom Passantino's blog, who I know from an intensely dorky online boxing game. That was 3 or 4 months ago and I've been posting sporadically since, although I'm a little hesitant to post much because you guys can be vicious.

Anyway, I'm 17, so it's only been about 6 months since I've gotten over the whole Pitchfork indie fixation. I have an MP3 CD player and keep two CD-RW's around, so whatever's on them is the best way to show what I'm listening to in a given week. The bands of this week are the Fall, Aphex Twin, Sonic Youth, Wire, the Misfits, Kraftwerk, Boredoms, James Brown, Gary Numan, Ghost, Michael Mayer, New Order, The Zombies,Tim Buckley, Scott Walker, Otis Redding, the Pet Shop Boys, Roxy Music, Saint Etienne, Neu!, Can, My Bloody Valentine, Cocteau Twins, Acid Mothers Temple, and the Wu Tang Clan, but that changes regularly.

Anyway, go easy on me, guys. It's not easy keeping your record collection up to par when you're a young'n living in Bumfuck, Illinois.

stephen morris (stephen morris), Monday, 26 April 2004 01:08 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I own a lot of music but I don't collect it; I'm fascinated by music but I'm not obsessed with it; I rant about music but I don't mean it. I recently did a 4-5 month stint writing for Splendid, but now I write about music mostly because it beats TV. (In other words, I'm unemployed.)

Woke up recently to discover that I'm 33 years old and living in Northern Virginia. Once voted "most likely to get drunk and beat himself up."


Evanston Wade (EWW), Monday, 26 April 2004 01:37 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

wow, lotsa new people! welcome all. hope to see you around.

mullygrubber (gaz), Monday, 26 April 2004 01:46 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Yes, welcome indeed! Y'all sound like good peoples.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 26 April 2004 01:47 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

like Martin, my earlier entry is also short and uninformative, so....

i was a denizen of the indie-stry 1992-97 (BOMP! Records)
i was in bands 1981-2003 (bass/vocals, drums, even though I really play guitar!)
i hate Flyer Saucer Attack. nothing personal
i was the "Indepedent L.A." column writer for Strobe music mag
i co-ran a short lived label until medical problems got in the way (No-Fi Records, we put out Busride, Last Days of May (Karl Precoda) etc)
I love psych (60s/80s); powerpop/new wave but not synthpop; brilliant production (eg Mike Chapman) the Charlatans and all kinds of weird shit.
I am female (there has been occasional gender confusion on ILE regarding this)
i am perky.

Orbit (Orbit), Monday, 26 April 2004 02:56 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

My name is Mark in Seattle, 33. I am working on an accounting degree, but currently work as a caregiver for some old, sweet, non-violent mentally ill folks. I have been obsessed with almost exclusively UK indie music, post-punk and beyond, since I was 14 years old. I call myself an anglophile. Not sure what else to call myself.

To make a long story short, 4AD and Factory were pinnacles of my teenage experience, and the C86 era was fun, too.

I now consider myself somewhat of a Martin Hannett fanatic,
recently fell in love with John Cooper Clarke albums and Chic. I've been a huge fan of Crispy Ambulance for many years and above all, New Order.

Nowadays I like to trade rare UK punk/post-punk era records with people, roughly '78-82. But there are a select few newer releases I have liked lately, such as the ex-Red House Painters project, Sun Kil Moon.

I also appreciate reading Nietzsche, Louis Bunuel's films, some surrealist painters, especially Magritte, and...French Beaujolais wine. I used to DJ on the radio, I used to DJ in a club. Now I don't DJ anymore, but that's okay with me.

bimble (bimble), Monday, 26 April 2004 06:05 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

my name is maria tessa sciarrino. you dont have to use my full name all the time, i just think it looks really cool when written out. maria will suffice. i'm 25 and i live in philadelphia.

i went to school for photography but i havent really picked up a camera since graduating because i have music on the brain. im sure everyone can sympathize.

i currently work for the university of pennsylvania; every day i thank my lucky stars that my boss loves husker du and lets me subject her to lots of crazy music. in exchange, i have learned more about tolkien than humanly possible.

in my free time, i enjoy putting on shows with ILM contributor sara sherr. please send us your poor, your unwashed bands yearning to be heard by a room of jaded philadelphia hipsters.

my first foray into the world of rock was accidentally switching to WPRB and hearing sonic youth's "kool thing" when i was 13. it saved me from what probably would have been a very boring existence in NJ otherwise. but then again, i dont know. all the kids in my high school were really into indie rock. open up my yearbook and you'll see kids quoting palace, superchunk, avail, etc. maybe i just lived in an alternate universe. thats the more logical answer, since i used to see big pete from "the adventures of pete & pete" at shows all the time.

im still very fond of that era but dont listen to much of it on a regular basis. however, when i do, im consistenly amazed at how good those bands really were. well, thats my opinion.

oh, i love my opinion. if i had a better grasp of the english language, i probably could have been a music writer. until they make a smart pill, or at least one that reverses the damage of drinking, you'll have to bear with me.

im currently fascinated/obsessed with the following bands: the constantines, spoon, the raincoats, the dB's, sons & daughters, the joggers, middle class, the undertones, etc blah blah. my brain shuts down when the need to make a list arises.


maria tessa sciarrino (theoreticalgirl), Monday, 26 April 2004 12:39 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I don't think I ever posted to this. Huh.

I'm Cecily, 20, live in London, do plumbery type stuff at an FE college & will be going to university to study Japanese come October. I was born a corny indie fuck & stopped liking Take That at the age of ten or so because they went rubbish with the second album, the start of a tragic&soul-destroying slide towards songs about girls who dress like librarians & how mean they are. In general, I'm fond of most genres of music that aren't indie rock. I only say I hate indie rock because I think that will make me sound 'edgy' (& it all sounds the saaaame + too too terribly dull ahem).

My list of favourite bands/artists went something like 'sonic youth, ride, plaid, radiohead, kelis, ...and you will know us by the trail of dead, jeff buckley, smog, nsync, sleater-kinney, autechre', but I haven't updated it since the last time I decided that having favourites was counter-revolutionary.

I like Latin poetry from around the Augustan era, Georgette Heyer novels, Hong Kong police films & baking. I fret when I'm no longer third on the chart predictions game & overuse the term 'rockist'. I don't always replace the word 'and' with an ampersand, but I am incurably pretentious. Starting lots of sentences with 'I' makes me uneasy, so I'll stop here.

cis (cis), Monday, 26 April 2004 13:13 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I never knew cis's name was Cecily! How pretty!

Jerry the Nipper (Jerrynipper), Monday, 26 April 2004 13:16 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Cis, indeed, rocks majorly.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 26 April 2004 13:17 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I posted a brief intro on the Hawkwind thread, appropriately enough, but I'll do it here, as well. I'm Sean. I read ILM from the university Library acquisitions job that I've had since graduating with a BA in Anthropology from the University of Missouri. I plan to get a master's in Library Sciences and curate a recorded sound collection at either a University library or a community library. Sometime. I'm 24.
I host a psychedelic rock program called 8 Miles High on the college station here, KCOU 88.1fm, but will soon stop doing that in order to co-host a less rock, more atmospheric and folk oriented program with an old friend on the community non-profit radio station in town. The music I am thinking of playing on this program includes stuff ranging from Incredible String Band, Richard and Mimi, Comus, Algarnas Tradgard, Parson Sound, Tangerine Dream, Cluster, F/i, Six Organs of Admittance, Jewelled Antler Collective groups, Double Leopards...things like this. I have no idea what kind of genre or category descriptor would encompass this stuff.
Bands I have played synth and organ with include Most High, Rocket Drone, Norwegian Wound, and I Had a Psychotic Reaction to LSD. None of them made it outside of the city I live in, unfortunately, but this summer should see a few trips out. As soon as I get another effort together.
I've written about music in zines and on the web. It's refreshing to find a message board frequented by people with informed opinions and some eloquence.
My favorie movie is Zardoz.

Sean Witzman (trip maker), Monday, 26 April 2004 14:27 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I think I have a crush on April G's musical tastes...except that I already have most of those discs already.

Begs2Differ (Begs2Differ), Monday, 26 April 2004 15:00 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I read ILM from the university Library acquisitions job

Ha, another library person, welcome! I'm not acquisitions, though I know an irregular poster who is.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 26 April 2004 15:04 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"I live in a town of 8000 people 40 minutes east of St. Louis, so I'm forced to turn to the interweb for all of my music needs. I came across ILM after I saw a link to it on Dom Passantino's blog, who I know from an intensely dorky online boxing game. That was 3 or 4 months ago and I've been posting sporadically since, although I'm a little hesitant to post much because you guys can be vicious."

(I don't know how to quote.)

Dude, I used to live there! Do you live in Litchfield? Can you get 88.1? Anton, Doug, and the JB, if they're still on, have great shows.

Anyway, now I live an hour north of Chicago, 26, married, work as a trainer at Borders and a church organist. First loved the Beach Boys, then a Christian rock phase, then King's X and Tom Petty, then other stuff. Currently would buy anything new by King's X (though it would probably suck) or the Coup.

dr. phil (josh langhoff), Monday, 26 April 2004 17:03 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

My name is BJ - I'm 24 years old, and I've been isolated in a musical incubator of my own design since highschool - contained therein: the humid musical vapour of the Beatles, Steely Dan, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Sly Stone - and a good sampling of the musical families that these artists represent including their progeny of the 1990s and later.

A watershed event in my appreciation of music (as a listener and as a musician) was a two-week trip to Havana last year. For months after I came home to Canada I was (irrationally?) embarrassed by the lack of musical proficiency and creativity exhibited in the shitty blues, rock and 'indie' scenes here. Anyone that's been to Cuba will know what I'm talking about, I presume, even if they don't fully agree.

Anyway - I love music of all kinds and I don't want to seem overly biased (too late). Can't wait to hop in to the discussions!

AlienOrgasm (AlienOrgasm), Monday, 26 April 2004 20:11 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

AlienOrgasm, welcome, and please post to the timba thread if you get a chance: Cuban Music aka Timba

I am not particularly into Cuban music per se, but (as mentioned above) salsa is one of my favorite forms of music (especially, but not exclusively, for dancing to).

Rockist Scientist, Monday, 26 April 2004 20:40 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"Dude, I used to live there! Do you live in Litchfield? Can you get 88.1? Anton, Doug, and the JB, if they're still on, have great shows."

No, but very close. A town called Highland. And yes, 88.1 and 90.7 (the NPR station here) are all I listen to. I'll make sure ot listen to who the DJ's are a little more closely.

Looks like Sean's pretty local too. You're in Columbia, Sean? We're down there pretty often for shows and such. It's a pretty cool town.

Are you guys in St. Louis very often?

stephen morris (stephen morris), Monday, 26 April 2004 21:12 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Yes, more Canadians!

Barry Bruner (Barry Bruner), Monday, 26 April 2004 21:17 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

my name is Mark. I'm 46, live in NYC with my wife and son. Been in love with music since inheriting a transistor radio in 1966. Worked in a couple of record stores during the late 70s and started reviewing in my college newspaper. Continued working as a rock critic, freelance writer and magazine editor through the 90s. This year I published my first book, and am currently struggling w/ starting a second. I love many kinds of music: jazz, modern classical, pre-Garth country, all eras of R&B, soul, disco, psychedelia, punk, new wave, old school hip-hop, anything GOOD, you know? After dropping out for a few years, I've been trying to catch up on the current scene a bit. I know I'm older than most ILMers, but I can't hack the nostalgia-pandering stuff directed at people my age these days -- Prince's "Musicology," Tracks magazine, YUCK. Usually, I come away from reading ILM with a couple new things I need to hear as well as some older ones I want to rediscover. I get the same buzz from many discussions here that I used to get from reading music magazines, newspapers, etc. So thanks for having me!

lovebug starski, Tuesday, 27 April 2004 09:33 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Yes, more people who remember transistor radios!

Rockist Scientist (rockistscientist), Tuesday, 27 April 2004 13:46 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Hi, My name is Scott and I'm a Libra. I grew up in the Nutmeg State (State insect: Praying Mantis, largest legal cash crop: tobacco.), but I was born within the hills of Mt.Kisco, NY. Early influences: Stan Kenton, Cherie & Marie Currie, Hudson & Landry, Jack Douglas, Giorgio Moroder, Sergio Aragones, & Linda Ronstadt on rollerskates. Current faves: Michael Franks, Divine Styler & acid house. I live on an island in the ocean with a little kid and a woman. We just bought a picnic bench. Last night I got drunk with my mother-in-law and played all my Anathema cd's.

scott seward (scott seward), Tuesday, 27 April 2004 15:43 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I have heard of you, Scott. Something about all those Katatonia CDs you're giving me.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 27 April 2004 15:46 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

wow! a girl in Philadelphia is fascinated by "Sons & Daughters". For some reason, I find that quite surprising and brilliant. I have to tell someone.

And Ned - I really can't be bothered. I am me. Will that do?

___ (___), Tuesday, 27 April 2004 15:49 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
I hate you.

Stephen Gallagher, Wednesday, 2 June 2004 22:28 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Is it because I'm from Connecticut?

scott seward (scott seward), Wednesday, 2 June 2004 22:37 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I came across ILM after I saw a link to it on Dom Passantino's blog, who I know from an intensely dorky online boxing game.

Order has been restored.

@d@ml (nordicskilla), Wednesday, 2 June 2004 22:49 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...
a new group for any music lovers out there, we're a bit like Belle and Sebastian if that's any guide...

Gareth, Wednesday, 23 June 2004 10:37 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
I never knew cis's name was Cecily! How pretty!
-- Jerry the Nipper (jerrythenippe...), April 26th, 2004.

Cis, indeed, rocks majorly.
-- Ned Raggett (ne...), April 26th, 2004.


the bellefox, Sunday, 22 August 2004 23:15 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Surely it is true.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Sunday, 22 August 2004 23:19 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Hey, I never saw this thread before. Well, I've been buzzing around ILX for a couple of months now, so I suppose the time has come.

My name's Joe, I live in North london, I'm 25, like most of my disaffected peers I still live with my mama, I'm, ahem, a 'writer', and when I grow up I wanna be a motherfuckin' hustler, you better aks somebody.

Oh, and I used to really really like metal. I think I've mentioned that before though.

Wooden (Wooden), Sunday, 22 August 2004 23:25 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I'm Noel, and I'm 15. I go to high school. I live in a foster home against my will (it's a long, uniteresting, melodramatic story. But I'm just telling you where I live). I used to be more into rap music, but cuz of this older Jewish guy who introduced me into some band called Nirvana, I got into rock music. I currently like a lot of the hipster bands - the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and shit. I'm currently listening to Jane's Addiction's 'Nothing's Shocking'. I like a lot of older music too, like Johnny Cash and songs like 'Louie Louie'.
That's it.

Nowell, Sunday, 22 August 2004 23:33 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

this older Jewish guy


jaymc, Sunday, 22 August 2004 23:35 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

AdamL, it was you, wasn't it?

jaymc, Sunday, 22 August 2004 23:36 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

The older Jewish guy was one of my brother's friends, a nice, unusual guy. He was an attractive man, but too old.
He did go after someone close to me though, which was unexpected.

I did not have sexual relations with that man. Mr. Bergman.

Nowell, Sunday, 22 August 2004 23:38 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

(PS, to avoid ambiguity: I, too, like Cecily. She can do my plumbing any time. But not if it's not broken. That would be a serious waste of money.)

the bellefox, Sunday, 22 August 2004 23:43 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I don't know cis.

RJG (RJG), Sunday, 22 August 2004 23:55 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

wow i forgot that i discovered ilx right around my birthday...

latebloomer (latebloomer), Monday, 23 August 2004 01:59 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I never introduced myself! Hi, I'm Colin. I reside in Australia and like cats, surfing and eating native wildlife. Favourite colour: red.

the music mole (colin s barrow), Monday, 23 August 2004 02:09 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i read that as "and like surfing cats"

my home town has a bronzed sculpture of 3 corgie dogs on high street - the squickly swishified boutique type district of christchurch.. recently i developed the catch-phrase 'surfing the corgie' as some kind of anal sex analogy..

chris andrews (fraew), Monday, 23 August 2004 02:24 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I never introduced myself either, how rude of me. Name's Piers, I live in Sydney Australia and while surfing with cats has appealed in the past - these days I prefer lying on the lounge with 'em. I'm 30, and work as a home-based freelance writer which is eons better than the PR smoothie corporate office jobs i've had previously. I mostly write bylined vertical industry articles for technology companies which often blows but have recently started writing music reviews purely for the free CDs and concert tix. It's like someone showed me how to do "it" properly. By "it" I mean life and such.

I'm here because I love everything from Carcass to Dylan to Boredoms to Waits to Sonic Youth to Neil Young to Phillip Glass to Joni Mitchell. My Morning Jacket and Yo La Tengo are my current fave bands which I cannot, for the life of me, stop listening to. I play in a band here called the Fragments and we will be great in about six months ;)

piers (piers), Monday, 23 August 2004 02:41 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

HI piers and chris. We really must go cat surfing some day. After all, women get to run with the wolves.

the music mole (colin s barrow), Monday, 23 August 2004 02:47 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Belated silent introduction: Michael, 23, a Boston transplant from NYC, about to start work on my MLS, comulsive musician. I LOVE MUSIC I BLOODY DO.

Michael F Gill (Michael F Gill), Monday, 23 August 2004 02:54 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Hi Colin - you're bloody right they do don't they? xpost. So you like eating Kangaroo? I can never get past that gamey flavour.

piers (piers), Monday, 23 August 2004 02:58 (thirteen years ago) Permalink


Michael F Gill (Michael F Gill), Monday, 23 August 2004 03:12 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I'm Tantrum - my screen name comes from a long-running in-joke between me and some close friends, and I won't bore you with it here.

I'm 30 and from Toronto (and would be curious to hear from other Toronto ILMers). I freelance as a composer and producer - jingles, corporate video soundtracks, voiceover demos, you name it. I also do production and remixes for a couple of tiny dance labels. I have yet to give up my day job, as it involves flogging studio equipment and thus keeps me in reasonably priced gear and freebie software.

I've been obsessed with music and recorded sound for as long as I can remember - one of my earliest memories is of my Dad showing me how to handle LPs and work a turntable, and my Mom is convinced that I was born knowing how to play the drums. I have my favourite genres and artists (I have a serious soft spot for early house and techno, as well as late-80s hip-hop), but I'm open to anything that's good.

Tantrum The Cat (Tantrum The Cat), Monday, 23 August 2004 16:01 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

never saw this thread before... i make films and music... i found this place through p.
sherburne's blog. i like things where it sounds like the artist got exactly what they were
trying for... mbv, alice coltrane, arvo part, sonic youth, radiohead, herbert, bjork,
broadcast... tons of electronic stuff, though lately i think erlend oye's mix album is
perfect. right this minute i am listening to max richter's 'the blue notebooks'

firstworldman (firstworldman), Monday, 23 August 2004 16:28 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Ok I'll introduce myself too. I've been lurking here for years, probably since 2002, but have been posting more frequently in recent times. I am 29 and live in San Francisco. I work in Palo Alto, which means I commute 40 miles each way. I live four doors down from occasional-poster Nick Mirov, although I believe we stumbled onto ILx quite independently.

mikef (mfleming), Monday, 23 August 2004 21:40 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I'll bite. I've been posting a bit over the last couple of weeks (nice having good access here in Montreal).

Currently shuttling me, myself and I between Montreal, Berlin, Helsinki and Linköping (Sweden). Researcher and lecturer at various universities in aforementioned cities. Doing work on scenes and subcultures, cities and culture.

Did a fair bit of radio in my Montreal days. Now a smattering of DJing in Berlin, not much though. Generally soaking up the vibe there (involved now with the Club Transmediale Festival). Off to Helsinki in two weeks.

At this very moment, I'm planning how to get my act together for a job interview at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand. Good fun.

Guymauve (Guymauve), Monday, 23 August 2004 21:49 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

what are you gonna do at Vic?, my girlfriend quit Vic last year (as a student) and ended up moving down here..

chris andrews (fraew), Monday, 23 August 2004 23:12 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Tantrum - if you're from Toronto wouldn't that be your Mum rather than your Mom? I could be wrong but if memory serves...

piers (piers), Monday, 23 August 2004 23:18 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I play in a band here called the Fragments and we will be great in about six months ;)

a good name for a band - i'd remove the "the" though.

this older Jewish guy


-- jaymc (jmcunnin...), August 23rd, 2004. (later)

AdamL, it was you, wasn't it?

-- jaymc (jmcunnin...), August 23rd, 2004. (later)

since i have never seen a picture of him AdamL is black and shall remain so in my head.

jed_ (jed), Monday, 23 August 2004 23:26 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Well, since we're gettin' all friendly, I suppose I should introduce myself, too. I've been reading/posting here for a month or so and I've become insanely addicted.

I'm a 33 year old graphic designer in Portland, OR. Currently loving The Wrens, Pinback, New Pornographers, Rogue Wave, and Broken Social Scene. Also a big fan of most 60's British invasion stuff.

I should add that that you people are some insanely funny mother fuckers. These two threads had me in stitches:

In every Lemmy lyric, a PhD: Essay and thesis topics in honour of Motorhead

drug-addled artists you'd like to see in a roundtable discussion

darin, Monday, 23 August 2004 23:28 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Thea (Thea), Monday, 23 August 2004 23:40 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

jed we were just talking about that two days ago, much better without the "the". more admin - argh!

piers (piers), Monday, 23 August 2004 23:46 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Didn't see this thread before. My name's Diego, I'm 26 and spanish. I'm into Earl Brutus and Mocedades. Some interesting facts about me:

Diego Valladolid (dvalladt), Tuesday, 24 August 2004 00:18 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Re Vic: I'm hoping to get a gig in the Media Studies department. See what they can offer me. I've to NZ before. Not so sure about Wellington, but I'm always keen on a new country. Where's "down here"? Dunedin?

Guymauve (Guymauve), Tuesday, 24 August 2004 00:25 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Thea, that's beautiful, all those unexpectedly colorful containers.

Rockist_Scientist (rockist_scientist), Tuesday, 24 August 2004 00:36 (thirteen years ago) Permalink


chris andrews (fraew), Tuesday, 24 August 2004 02:06 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

gah, wrong thread

chris andrews (fraew), Tuesday, 24 August 2004 02:07 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

How come there's 400+ posts on this thread, and I don't recognize 75% of these people?

Pleasant Plains (Pleasant Plains), Tuesday, 24 August 2004 03:05 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Hi all. I'm Reed and I've been lurking and occasionally posting on here for about three months. I'm 18 from the New Jersey shore (not the smelly part) and will be starting college at NYU on Saturday. I've been really into Boredoms lately and am just here to try and learn some things from all you and help out where I can. I really got roped into obsessive record collecting from listening to American hardcore and (various genres of) metal.

(Rereading this it sounds like a music obsessive version of an AA introduction.)

Reed Rosenberg (reed), Tuesday, 24 August 2004 04:27 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I have now moved to the Motor City..

that is all.

nothingleft (nothingleft), Tuesday, 24 August 2004 12:58 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"Tantrum - if you're from Toronto wouldn't that be your Mum rather than your Mom? I could be wrong but if memory serves... "

Nope - it's Mom, which is Standard Canuckian English.

Tantrum The Cat (Tantrum The Cat), Tuesday, 24 August 2004 13:57 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I think I pronounce it mum, but would usually spell it mom. She is Scottish though, so I may not be normal.

I know that's a questionably structured sentence, but fuck it - I'm leaving it that way.

Kim (Kim), Thursday, 26 August 2004 00:43 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Pleasant Plains, who are you?

Rockist_Scientist (rockist_scientist), Thursday, 26 August 2004 00:45 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Hi. I'm jimmy. going to NYU this year, living in Chinatown. From Boulder CO. I've been working at a music venue here (boulder) all summer and am appalled at the amount of absolute shit that passes for what the fans would call good live shows. The topper would be String Cheese Incident. I'm ashamed my town is even associated with that band in any way whatsoever. I am, however, excited for the Ben Kweller/Unicorns show i get to work this coming week, as to what i've heard as unpredictable nature of Unicorns concerts.

My tastes seem to be generally more pitchforkian then i'd like to admit, but that's changing i swear. I don't see why people should be hatin on certain bands, it just seems easier and more pleasing to just ignore what doesn't fit my style. I'd like to thank ILM for convincing me to get Capital Punishment, have me start listening to M.I.A., reaffirming my 80's guilty pleasures, and having a sense of fucking humor.

lemin (lemin), Thursday, 26 August 2004 01:26 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Hi. I'm jimmy. going to NYU this year, living in Chinatown.

-- lemin (jlync...), August 26th, 2004. (later)

No shit? I'll be over at Hayden hall. Glad to see NYU has a small contingent on ILM.

Reed Rosenberg (reed), Thursday, 26 August 2004 04:25 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I'd like to thank ILM for ... reaffirming my 80's guilty pleasures, and having a sense of fucking humor.

this post so totally affirms why this place rocks!

Monetizing Eyeballs (diamond), Thursday, 26 August 2004 04:28 (thirteen years ago) Permalink


piers (piers), Thursday, 26 August 2004 04:42 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

See, I was going to write a post about how going to NYU totally invalidates my views regarding music. But then I figured, fuck it. I mean hey, Interpol sprung from our academic loins! woohoo. yeah.

All sarcasm aside, having the unofficial school hipster band be Interpol is better than what my high school has produced, namely Rose Hill Drive. God Boulder sucks.

lemin (lemin), Thursday, 26 August 2004 07:44 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Isn't NYU crazy expensive these days?

Michael F Gill (Michael F Gill), Thursday, 26 August 2004 14:33 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Don't remind me. "Crazy expensive" just doesn't begin to cover it.

lemin (lemin), Thursday, 26 August 2004 16:30 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

How come there's 400+ posts on this thread, and I don't recognize 75% of these people?

I have a theory that if your first ILX post is on an "Introduce Yourselves!" thread, you will stop posting within a week.

jaymc (jaymc), Thursday, 26 August 2004 16:35 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

(The people more likely to be regulars just jump in without introduction.)

jaymc (jaymc), Thursday, 26 August 2004 16:35 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Oops, I never got around to replying to this thread until now:

Name: Joseph McCombs
Age: 31
Location: NYC

Bio: Grew up in the Pittsburgh, PA area. After college, spent almost 5 years in SF until an appearance on "Rock & Roll Jeopardy" helped convince a music-related dotcom startup to hire me to write music news and reviews in Orange County. That lasted about a year, long enough for me to decide to continue the pursuit of writing about music. Freelanced for some websites, mostly now defunct (Digital Music Weekly, ZDNet Music,, then returned to the east coast. Interned with Chuck Eddy at the Voice last fall (he's the one who got me interested in this board) and now copy edit there part-time. Currently writing reviews for the All Music Guide and, actively looking for more writing and editing projects.

Favorite Songs Ever: 1. Jefferson Starship, "Miracles"; 2. Grass Roots, "I'd Wait a Million Years"; 3. Nina Simone, "Wild Is the Wind"; 4. Todd Rundgren, "I Saw the Light"; 5. Lighthouse, "One Fine Morning."

Favorite Radio Listening: KFOG's 10@10, Felix Hernandez's Rhythm Revue, Capital Gold.

Unknown Bands I Wish Would Break Big: The Rosenbergs, The Clarks, New Invisible Joy, Bran Van 3000.

Other Interests: British humor, playing softball, drinking, husband-hunting. Fortunately this city allows me to pursue all four simultaneously.

Joseph McCombs, Thursday, 26 August 2004 17:38 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...
Hi, time for an update.

My name is Deanna (but you can call me Dee) and I do cringe when looking at my old "introduce yourselves!" post. I'm 24 years old, born December 29, with parents who luckily understood the necessity of STILL getting both Christmas and birthday gifts. Have matured and grown on the inside since I started throwing myself into discussions both here and ILE. I'm much more tolerant about a wide variety of things, happily enough.

I would still kill to have serious ILM-ish discussions about Duran Duran, though I fear that will never happen because of how strong I've come across in re: that musical artist. As a result of all this, I do sometimes feel quite alone in this forum, because I really haven't come across someone here who has felt even remotely similarly toward the band as I feel. I do listen to a lot of other musical artists, though, and I am sorta secretly hoping to wake up one day and discover that a musical artist I'm a huge fanatic of is also easily discussable here. (Though that could be the case with Japan, I'm currently in one of my "I'm sick of Japan" phases.)

I feel tons of regret about all sorts of things, but one of the things I regret most is that I was so obsessed with the '80s when I was a teenager. As a result, I haven't been able to get away from that sort of legacy and currently I'm berating myself constantly for not regularly listening to artists people around my age "should" be listening to. I'm perpetually uncool and unhip and unable to find a group of individuals I can blend into. I was born without the "irony" gene. I didn't even know such a thing could exist on a regular basis until I came here. I also now understand quite a number of other pop culture-y things I did not get at all when I first started posting here. As a result, I am perpetually in a state of embarrassment at how idiotic I must've come across when I started posting here.

I consider New Wave and New Romantic music to be my musical comfort food. I try to get into all sorts of musical things, though, and really, as long as it was released from 1964 onward and isn't country (or country-tinged), Spanish-language, or rap, I like it or would probably like it. I'm the only "minority" (of 50% Mexican extraction and 50% Spanish extraction) here in the U.S. without any "street cred" at all, and I actually kinda like that. I balance work and school and also help take care of my mother, whose arms and legs bedevil her on a daily basis. I've only ever had one boyfriend in my life -- it was an odd excuse for a "relationship".

And that's who I am.

And I'm still waiting for someone ELSE to list Duran Duran in one of these bloody lists!! (Even though I'm disgruntled by them, I still view them as my own personal # 1. Sickening, isn't it?)

Many Coloured Halo (Dee the Lurker), Sunday, 12 September 2004 09:54 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I guess my fanhood COULD highlight some positive character attributes, e.g. an ability to love something in the face of popular adversity, as well as a tendency to be very, very loyal, but damn, I would do almost anything just to have the opportunity to talk about Duran with a group of individuals who won't go on and on and on with possible strategies for getting backstage or how awesome it was to collect magazine covers in the '80s or how wonderful married life is or similar.

Many Coloured Halo (Dee the Lurker), Sunday, 12 September 2004 10:02 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

(This thread better not fucking die....)

Many Coloured Halo (Dee the Lurker), Sunday, 12 September 2004 10:03 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

er, aren't there any duran duran type msg boards?

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Sunday, 12 September 2004 10:07 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Yes. I've lurked at most of them. 95% of the people therein inspired my whole "I would do almost anything just to have the opportunity to talk about Duran with a group of individuals who won't go on and on and on with possible strategies for getting backstage or how awesome it was to collect magazine covers in the '80s or how wonderful married life is or similar" bit.

Okay. Never mind. Asking the impossible.

Many Coloured Halo (Dee the Lurker), Sunday, 12 September 2004 10:12 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

My name is Dave and I regret introducing myself late and in the middle of a Duran discussion. Write marginally credible reviews for Pitchfork. Afraid of large crowds and Joan of Arc fans.

nameom (nameom), Sunday, 12 September 2004 10:20 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

41, female, Minneapolis; at the moment, it's 82 degrees F and I'm listening to the Melvins' cover of "Youth of America" with all the windows open. The only thing I regret about not having children is forgoing the opportunity to classify everything I like as mom-rock.

snazz, Sunday, 12 September 2004 18:25 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I'm Aja. Don't know if I was named after the album. Age:13 I'm a girl. And I'm back!


Aja (aja), Sunday, 12 September 2004 18:29 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

My name is Dave and I regret introducing myself late and in the middle of a Duran discussion. Write marginally credible reviews for Pitchfork. Afraid of large crowds and Joan of Arc fans.

"Duran discussion"? No, not really. Just the usual bit of whinging on my part, though I was good this time and didn't break out the violins. I don't think.

I do like a lot of other stuff and am trying to concentrate on that, though every time I do that, my main huge fanatical thing keeps coming back to haunt me. It's a curse.

Many Coloured Halo (Dee the Lurker), Sunday, 12 September 2004 20:58 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Anyway, welcome on board!

Many Coloured Halo (Dee the Lurker), Sunday, 12 September 2004 20:58 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

two months pass...
Is this thing on?

I am completely average in every way.

earinfections (Nick Twisp), Wednesday, 17 November 2004 02:49 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Enough lurking...I'm 32, live in Chicago (originally from San Francisco/Bay Area), graduate of Univ of Wisconsin-Madison and currently work at a booking agency. Married to a wonderful gal, despite her restricting my record eBay purchases. We have two beagles (Lola and Watts). What I dig (music and otherwise): Louvin Brothers, Jonathan Richman/Modern Lovers, Kinks, George Jones, Big Star, Popeye's Fried Chicken, Palace/BPB/Will Oldham, The Last Picture Show, Badfinger, DJ Quik, Stanley Brothers, Oakland A's, Neutral Milk Hotel, snow (the weather condition, not the rapper)...back to lurking.

Asthmatic Cajun (Asthmatic Cajun), Wednesday, 17 November 2004 19:40 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
Hello! My name is Mr. Snrub and I come from... uhhh... some place far far away (yes that will do). Anyway, I suggest we invest that money back in the nuclear plant!

"I like the way 'Snnnnrub' thinks!"

Mr. Snrub, Sunday, 16 January 2005 07:17 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Hello! my name is Mr Burns, i believe you have a letter for me!

Okay Mr Burns, whats your first name?

I don't know!...

chris andrews (fraew), Sunday, 16 January 2005 08:21 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Hello. My name is Mike, I'm 27, and I live in Oakland, CA. I work for an art school. My main musical interests are motown/stax/etc. soul, the more spiritual side of free jazz (Coltrane, Sanders, Sun Ra, etc.), proto/cbgb/post/etc. punk, indie/college rock, hip-hop (1979 to present), etc. I like everything else too, but hey, I guess you have to narrow it down at some point.

polyphonic (polyphonic), Sunday, 16 January 2005 16:53 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Chris, 31, from Brooklyn, NYC. During the day, I suffer the indignities of coroporate wage slavery at VIACOM in the heart of Times Square. On my own time, I've been producing/directing an independent film on the long-defunct Twin Cities band WALT MINK. I've maintained a semi-decent target="_blank">MOVIE WEBSITE and I'm always looking for old foootage and pics of the band, so if you know anyone, let me know. I appreciate comments and email, too. If you can think of one reputable band that got shit on in the 1990's, you may dig on my documentary. Thanks.

Butler, Sunday, 16 January 2005 20:39 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

oops. I meant: movie website

Butler (Butler), Sunday, 16 January 2005 20:42 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

pete, newly 23, from college park, md. cant stop listening to "whats a girl to do?" by cristina. also, i paint, and i love oneida, and i have a radio show. and i love saag paneer and my friends. and im going to play tony hawk on xbox right now. oh and im in a band, called the fake accents. our major influences are pavement, the fall, unrest, and early superchunk.

peter smith (plsmith), Sunday, 16 January 2005 20:55 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i'm semi new to posting. but i've read this site a bunch before. i live in new york. go to tons of shows. am 27 years old. sometimes write for some music sites under a different name. although I tend to "clash" with the editors about the nature of ratings (especially when they try to change mine)---I will probably be living in new york for a long time.

owen reading, Monday, 17 January 2005 22:54 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

hmm, i never knew this thread existed. the only thing really worth saying is that - sadly - i'm not this bloke:

which is a shame, because he is way cooler than me.

grimly fiendish (grimlord), Monday, 17 January 2005 23:09 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i have been here for a while... though i also never really bothered with this thread so here's the deal:

gregory bowler. i do graphic design stuff and make music as the fawn for poppy techno-ish stuff and as bedroom eyes for music for people to have sex to (seriously, i hope some day they will be). i live in THE OC. but i want to move to new york. or berlin. or barcelona. or italy. or somewhere. like everyone, i guess. i write also, every once in a while, for a few publications...

firstworldman (firstworldman), Monday, 17 January 2005 23:14 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

im ppp, male, straight, mid-20s, living in east london, england. am a retired/lapsed hip hop head, but have always had a huge love of pop, perhaps due to my parents playing a lot of old motown and beatles when i was younger. i also love soul, R&B (mainly older sorts), blues, a lot of what forms 'black music' and its various offshoots (house, techno, jungle, garage, etc) and rock, but am also into a lot of indian music too. Last album i bought was the diplo album on ninja tune and an EP by the rock group stiffed. i love books on music and try to read lots but seem to be buying tons and not being able to finish them all. i like books by journalists too like fast food nation.

ppp, Monday, 17 January 2005 23:20 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Polyphonic...Is the art school you work for in SF??? (Cos I used to work for an art school there too...)

Awesome Welles (nordicskilla), Monday, 17 January 2005 23:21 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

How'd I miss this thread?

I've been here for a while too... I live in Seattle but am originally from Nashville and did a long stint in NYC. I do web design and development (more dev cause for some reason I get those gigs more easily and they pay better). I have done some professional illustration (for websites), and I make online comics.

I have a small scale recording studio in my house and record my own stuff. I'm not in a band at the moment, but I have been in several over the years. I know (and probably care) too much about guitars, tube amps and effects pedals, which I both collect and build. (Okay, well I don't really build guitars, but I've modified or rebuilt the electronics on some.)

I think I am the resident hardcore They Might Be Giants fan, and I dunno if that's creepy or refreshing. They are far from the only band I like though.

martin m. (mushrush), Monday, 17 January 2005 23:26 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I like metal. And Dutch art.

Carel Fabritius (Fabritius), Monday, 17 January 2005 23:28 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

several x-posts: arses, everybody else seems to have taken this thread more seriously than me. and given that i only gatecrashed the board six months ago, i should probably be slightly more forthcoming.

so: simon, 29, glasgow, journalist, new order (or maybe wire ... or the wedding present ... or early OMD ... or the original human league), alcohol, sideburns. er, that's it.

grimly fiendish (grimlord), Monday, 17 January 2005 23:28 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I will get around to this at some point!

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Thursday, 20 January 2005 21:59 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I've been ignoring it for nearly a year.

The Horse of Babylon (the pirate king), Thursday, 20 January 2005 22:20 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Chris, 31, from Brooklyn, NYC. During the day, I suffer the indignities of coroporate wage slavery at VIACOM in the heart of Times Square. On my own time, I've been producing/directing an independent film on the long-defunct Twin Cities band WALT MINK. I've maintained a semi-decent
target="_blank">MOVIE WEBSITE and I'm always looking for old foootage and pics of the band, so if you know anyone, let me know. I appreciate comments and email, too. If you can think of one reputable band that got shit on in the 1990's, you may dig on my documentary. Thanks.

i totally loved walt mink in high school! i guess spoon would be the other bands from the 90s that went through label hell and back, but survived....

maria tessa sciarrino (theoreticalgirl), Friday, 21 January 2005 13:16 (twelve years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...
18, musical noise terrorist/arena lackey/short-story writer out of north Florida. I don't enjoy talking about myself because it seems inflated to do so, even if asked.

Ian Riese-Moraine (Eastern Mantra), Wednesday, 9 February 2005 19:06 (twelve years ago) Permalink

It's okay, we've got that last angle covered. Welcome!

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Wednesday, 9 February 2005 19:25 (twelve years ago) Permalink

...but enough about me, what do you think of me?

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Wednesday, 9 February 2005 19:29 (twelve years ago) Permalink

No no no - what do you think of me?

David R. (popshots75`), Wednesday, 9 February 2005 19:56 (twelve years ago) Permalink

You tell me.

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Wednesday, 9 February 2005 19:58 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"Soo! what about this whole.. YOU thing?" - Martin Short on the Tracy Ullmann show

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Wednesday, 9 February 2005 20:01 (twelve years ago) Permalink

While we're at it...

26 in Los Angeles and I work in "television". I don't like describing music to people because I suck at it. I like lots of stuff and I hardly ever hate anything even when it's bad because it makes me laugh. My copy of "Bootyz in Motion" is a testament to this...It has both "Whoot! There it is" and "Whoomp! There it is". Amen!

rocknrolldetox (rocknrolldetox), Wednesday, 9 February 2005 20:14 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Just had my 29th, aquarian, mom of a 3rd-grader, tv news photographer, and I have bad taste in music.

also, I live in Reno, Nevada.

miss chievous grin (miss chevious grin), Wednesday, 9 February 2005 23:51 (twelve years ago) Permalink

oh what the hey.

i'm joseph, 20, from new jersey, living in the financial district of manhattan and going to NYU currently (there seems to be a tiny NYU faction on ILX, which is pretty rad). ILM kinda changed how i thought about music (in that it got me to actually really think about music and how i respond to it in the first place) and have since been avidly perusing the music blogosphere, picking up little nuggets of wisdom/truth/free mp3s wherever i find them. my tastes seem to be largely grounded in whatever it was i was listening to when i was eight, for some reason (which was, by some weird coincidence, new order's singles and early '90s eurodance). and um my boss politely snickered under his breath when my copy of a history of miami bass accidentally found its way into my place of employment (fell out of a bag or something). so this is what it's like to be me hooraaaaaay

joseph (joseph), Thursday, 10 February 2005 02:20 (twelve years ago) Permalink

your boss knows what miami bass is? that's great!

stockholm cindy's secret childhood (Jody Beth Rosen), Thursday, 10 February 2005 02:23 (twelve years ago) Permalink

haha i dunno if he knows what it actually is or if he just thought the cover was funny (picture of a girl's ass in a bikini with HISTORY OF MIAMI BASS text on top, basically). i'd love it if he was down with 2 live crew, though

joseph (joseph), Thursday, 10 February 2005 04:21 (twelve years ago) Permalink

um yeah i've been here awhile to. never bothered with this but now i do.
m, 33, oztralian. Technocrat (thats occupation not muscial choice - i'm an economist), used to review for street press in the 90s, musical choices classic jingle jangle indiekid who had electonic road to damascus somewhere in the 90s and now kind like gentel folk and country or lush house music. This weekend i get to see Jacque Lu Cont, Sissor Scisters, Bent and Handsome Boy Modelling School while sitting on a grassy hill. I like that. And Grey hound racing. I really like that. My favourite posters are Marcello, Matos and Sick Mouthy. I only really like the threads that make me laff. i probably also should be working

gallantseagull, Thursday, 10 February 2005 05:15 (twelve years ago) Permalink

been lurking for awhile but thought this might be a good time to come out of hiding...

mike aka mikebee, 31, san francisco
for money i maintain the electronic(a) section at amoeba music in the city
i've also been a staff writer at XLR8R mag since 1997. i've been known as a freelance writer occasionally, at one time having a column in URB (96-97) and writing for horrible rags like Sweater and Revolution (remember them?) with the occasional respectable cover story in the SF Bay Guardian.
i'm a DJ and have been spinning and promoting club nights in SF since 1995. a few of mine: La Belle Epoque (atmospheric d'n'b '96-'00), Bottom Heavy (breaks, d'n'b, uk/2-step garage, broken beat '01-'03), Safe ('03-04 UKG, grime, broken beat, future jazz). they were marginally successful. my motto: "languishing in obscurity"
i have been heavily into at one time:
kirk degiorgio
sonic youth
warp records
uk hardcore/"breakbeat house"
depeche mode
nick drake
good looking records/ltj bukem
4 hero/reinforced records
bugz in the attic
the orb
stevie wonder
acid jazz

to name a few.

current favorites:
m.i.a - arular
caribou - milk of human kindness
v/a - full body workout
ame - s/t
v/a - speicher 2
primal scream - give out but don't give up
lots of electrohouse singles - get physical, john dahlback, dirt crew
lots of broken beat singles - domu, bugz, i.g. culture
the GAMM label
octave one "blackwater" strings instrumental mix
steve bug presents bugnology
the dukes of stratosphear
dolly parton - the grass is blue

anyway you all seem like my kinda people, for the most part. i'm going to try and contribute a bit more. nice to finally meetcha.

mb aka hj

heywood jablomi (heywood), Thursday, 10 February 2005 09:02 (twelve years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
I don't know if people really read this thread, but since i was happy to discover this rather entertaining site, I thought I would introduce myself. I am a 24-year-old medical student in NY. I like in no particular order at all: M.I.A., Dizzee Rascal, Lady Sovereign, MF Doom, Dalek, Isis, the Decemberists, Mountain Goats, John Vanderslice, Neutral Milk Hotel, the Unicorns, Fugazi, Pavement, Modest Mouse. Don't listen to as much anymore, but at various points in my life I have liked: Unwound, Hal Al Shadad, Don Caballero, June of 44, Universal Order of Armageddon, Antioch Arrow, 108, Snapcase (this is going rather far back)...I also listen to a lot of Hindi Bollywood stuff, but I haven't spotted any threads on this.

Priti Batta (priti), Saturday, 26 March 2005 04:09 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Hey, Priti, welcome! A lot of your bands there are pretty popular around here. (If it means anything, my favorite record of the year is the Kisna soundtrack, and I am going to go buy the soundtrack to Bose, the Forgotten Hero tomorrow.)

The Obligatory Sourpuss (Begs2Differ), Saturday, 26 March 2005 04:18 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Hey. I'm 20, studying film science and north american studies in Berlin. My favourites are the lesser-known "anti"folk artists (Diane Cluck, Toby Goodshank, Huggabroomstik), Sebadoh, The Unicorns, Xiu Xiu, Stars, Herman Düne (including solo stuff), Sufjan Stevens, most bands related to Saddle Creek Records (YES!), BlockBlocksBlocks, Asthmatic Kitty, Paw Tracks...
I run the lo-fi "label project"

sibsi (sibsi), Saturday, 26 March 2005 14:09 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Hi, I'm Nick, and I lie awake at nights worrying about stuff like whether we really must skewer the twee.

Momus (Momus), Saturday, 26 March 2005 14:32 (twelve years ago) Permalink

By the way, the BOSE soundtrack is clearly the best album of the year. I just wanted to clear that up.

The Obligatory Sourpuss (Begs2Differ), Saturday, 26 March 2005 16:49 (twelve years ago) Permalink

34-year-old New Yorker in Parisian self-exile with chocolatier wife and two year-old daughter, thrashing away at manuscript and drowning in a bottomless sea of uncountable, unknowable, uncategorizable MP3s... For some reason thought coming to ILX would provide some kind of relief-by-empathy, only to find that YOU PEOPLE ARE MAKING IT WORSE WHERE WILL IT END GOD HELP US EVERYONE. (Currenly listening to: that INSANE Konono Nr. 1 Congotronics thing, the new Sunburned Hand of the Man on Bastet, Arve Henriksen's Chiaruscuro, the new Dälek, John Fahey's Old Fashioned Love, Led Zeppelin's Presence...and The Fall, always and again, in perpetuity, The Mighty Fall...)

Dr. Gene Scott (shinybeast), Saturday, 26 March 2005 22:52 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Polyphonic...Is the art school you work for in SF???


polyphonic (polyphonic), Saturday, 26 March 2005 23:27 (twelve years ago) Permalink

So wot's Devendra really like, then?

Momus (Momus), Sunday, 27 March 2005 10:58 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I'm Kevin, 24. Based in Dublin, Ireland. I'm a musical whore, I'll listen to just about anything. I have a habit of passing comment and being needlessly cruel/sarcastic/truthful (delete as applicable) about music which seems to suit this place. For obvious reasons I don't have many friends who are in bands. I am only a recent convert to the digital age, still no MP3 player but a bit more comfortable on the old interweb. It's been a great source of new music (this site especially, I've been lurking for months!) but also just to find out that there are people who have similar tastes. The shame of owning an Outhere Brothers album is lessened by knowing others have committed the same sin. Haven't got a clue what OTM means or what rockism is but I'm picking things up as I go along.

I've lived in Copenhagen, Alexandria, Florence and Rome amongst others and have tried and given up on various instruments. I'm open minded, friendly and an amazing lover. Or at least I think so. I'm fast running out of things to say so I shall stop here and hopefully keep my dignity intact.

*Spills coffee on groin as he presses 'Submit' button*

Kv_nol (Kv_nol), Sunday, 27 March 2005 13:51 (twelve years ago) Permalink

All you recent new ones are ok by me.

And Sibsi, you're the first person I've seen mention Asthmatic Kitty on here. Do you like that crazy HalfHanded Cloud?

roxymuzak (roxymuzak), Sunday, 27 March 2005 14:14 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Obligatory, i'm excited that the BOSE soundtrack is really that good. there has been a lot of buzz, but i haven't heard it yet. though i can't for my life figure out when the movie itself is being released (i don't think it's out yet), as it is supposed to be excellent and unique (apparently deviating away from the "And just for the hell of it, we're going to start dancing and singing now" style typical of hindi filmfare). any other Hindi film soundtracks you're fond of?

Priti Batta (priti), Sunday, 27 March 2005 17:19 (twelve years ago) Permalink

So wot's Devendra really like, then?


polyphonic (polyphonic), Sunday, 27 March 2005 17:30 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I thought I'd posted on this thread but apparently not. Maybe it was in ILX...

Hello, I'm Chris. I'm 21 and from Northern Ireland but studying French Studies with European Studies at Lancaster University in England. I graduate this year and I'm thinking of doing a Masters in Dublin in a coupla years, after I've earned a bit of money doing some shit job in Belfast. Musical passions are mainly what you might call indie, but especially with a post-punk/new wave kind of bent. Interpol, British Sea Power, Talking Heads, Pixies, Mclusky, MBV, Arcade Fire, Ikara Colt and LCD Soundsystem are all favourites. And I'm a big fan of Liverpool FC.

There you are, hello one and all.

Crackity (Crackity Jones), Sunday, 27 March 2005 18:40 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Y'know, I was just thinking the other day that maybe, after lurking around here for 2-3 years, I should go ahead and introduce myself and try to participate a bit more around here. So, here it goes.
Hi, I'm Shawn. I'm 37 years old, married and live in Durham, NC with my wife and 4 kids (age 20 months to almost 9). I'm a grocery manager at a co-op in the town of Carrboro...and, what else? Well, here's a list of a pile of cd's sitting by my computer.
The Books-Thought For Food
Archie Shepp-Mama Too Tight
Cannibal Ox-The Cold Vein
Spacemen 3-Taking Drugs to...
Space Madness No. 8 (a mix)
Spiritualized--Lazer Guided Melodies
DFA compilation #2
Songs:Ohia-Magnolia Electric Co.
High Rise-Live
Flower Travellin' Band-Satori
Tokyo Flashback 2-P.S.F. Psychedelic Sampler
No Doubt-The Singles 1992-2003
John Coltrane-The Olatunji Concert
The Fall-50,000 Fall Fans Can't Be Wrong

and so on.
I've traded mix cds with Nate Patrin and Charlie Rose but otherwise haven't had any contact with anybody else on the board.
So there you go.
Hoping to drag myself out of lurkdom...

Shawn Porter (shawnporter), Sunday, 27 March 2005 19:10 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Bryan Moore... if you haven't figured it out over my months of being here, HUGE Stones and Neil Young fan...

Bryan Moore (Bryan Moore), Monday, 28 March 2005 01:45 (twelve years ago) Permalink

19 year old college student in New Hampshire, originally from New Jersey. Token fraternity member and thus unfair (though perhaps unintended) target of "frat boy" and "frat rock" comments.

Last week of CD purchases:
"Pop Ambient 2005"
Cut Copy "Bright Like Neon Love"
"Putting the Morr Back in Morrissey" (Morr Music label comp)
Spiritualized "Complete Works Vol. 2"
Wedding Present "Take Fountain"
M83 "Before the Dawn Heals Us"
"Phil's Spectre: A Wall of Soundalikes" (compilation of 60s tracks with Spector-influenced production)

i am nervous (cochere), Monday, 28 March 2005 02:50 (twelve years ago) Permalink

any other Hindi film soundtracks you're fond of?

Priti I'm just getting my feet wet here, not the most knowledgeable person about Hindi music. I thought Rahman's score for Lagaan was pretty great, my daughter and I went around singing that title theme for WEEKS before we forgot it. Other than that, I dunno, most of my stuff is compilations, etc.

In fact, we should probably check to see if there is a thread around here, or start one....

The Obligatory Sourpuss (Begs2Differ), Monday, 28 March 2005 03:29 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Okay, found it.

The Obligatory Sourpuss (Begs2Differ), Monday, 28 March 2005 03:32 (twelve years ago) Permalink

25, male, in a 3+ years relationship, live in Jersey City. I play drums guitar and banjo and grew up (or at least went to high school) in a parallel universe where punk, post-punk, new wave, 90s indie, and jam bands didn't exist, by which I mean an almost all-black high school for the performing arts in which people mostly listened to either hip-hop, jazz, classical, r+b, or gospel. Later discovered some punk and indie stuff, but was never able to make the same emotional connection to it that one makes at age 16.

Grew up in a musical household, first musical loves (upon reaching adolescence and beginning a search for self-definition) were Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Fugazi, Stone Temple Pilots, Soundgarden, The Who. Still like all of those today (though there are surely others I've long forgotten).

Work as a quasi-journalist (heavy emphasis on "quasi"), play in a fairly serious band. Some of my my top albums of all-time:

Jay-Z: Reasonable Doubt
Led Zeppelin: III
Jimi Hendrix: Axis Bold as Love
DJ Shadow: Endtroducing
Jim O'Rourke: Halfway to a Threeway
Fugazi: Red Medicine
Thelonious Monk: Thelonious in Action
Ornette Coleman: Free Jazz
Miles Davis: Filles De Kilamanjaro
Sam Prekop: s/t
Tortoise: Millions Now Living ...
Gang of Four: Entertainment
Mississippi John Hurt: 1928 Okeh Recordings
Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here
John Coltrane: Complete Live at the Village Vanguard 1961
Tony Williams: Lifetime
Wu-Tang: Enter the 36 Chambers
Silver Jews: Natural Bridge
Meters: Look a Py Py

Top 10 of right now:

Jim O'Rourke - Insignifigance
Blonde Redhead - Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons
David Axelrod: Songs of Experience
Bill Evans: Sunday at the Village Vanguard
Can: Ege Bamyasi
Miles Davis: Live at the Filmore East
Miles Davis: On the Corner
Mike Wexler: EP
William Parker: And William Danced
Kris Kristofferson: Silver Tongued Devil and I

Hurting (Hurting), Monday, 28 March 2005 03:37 (twelve years ago) Permalink

John Justen,32, representing the Minneapolis/St. Paul environs. Music store owner, sounddork (live and otherwise), bass/guitar/violin/vocal/lap steel/godawful accordian player. Worst drummer ever. Psycho music buyer and listener (like most of you, I imagine). Personal cause/vendetta: Anti-Clear Channel organizer and vitriolic screed author, particularly in the case of the potential for eventual destruction of live music as we know it.

Representative quote from my Myspace profile: "Did I mention that if you go to clear channel shows, you are fucking your favorite independent club/non-asshole sellout musician in the mouth with a rusty screwdriver? Well, you are. Please stop. Now."

Dan Perry is my official sponsor in this Alcoholics Anonymous of musical listeners. Thanks Dan!

John Justen (johnjusten), Monday, 28 March 2005 03:52 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Hi. Your board is great. I just heard "You Made Me Realise" for the first time yesterday and I'm really much too excited about it. You know how music can create a space you didn't know existed? Wow, I'm really fucking happy about this.

(I also live in Minneapolis. Are you going to the Gang of Four show? Sonic Youth's Clear Channel show at the Quest was not a good experience.)

mnra, Monday, 28 March 2005 05:48 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I just heard "You Made Me Realise" for the first time yesterday

I'm jealous of what you must be feeling right now.

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Monday, 28 March 2005 05:53 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Spencer, I am tripping on this shit like you would not believe. I was even semi-familiar with (and vaguely into) My Bloody Valentine when they were around but I just never heard this song until the other day. It is STUNNING. Now I'm retroactively furious at myself for not seeing them in 1991.

mnra, Monday, 28 March 2005 06:04 (twelve years ago) Permalink

And I have to add that I too noticed something I mentally tagged as an "emo-ish" quality about the vocals, just before reading the exchange about that very point on another thread. (I don't care much about emo either way as a genre, FWIW.)

mnra, Monday, 28 March 2005 06:16 (twelve years ago) Permalink

hey mnra:

I would kill to see the Gang of Four show. But I won't support clear channel, so I can't go. My CC boycott is running 3 years strong now, and I am an aggravated but immovable object. Sons of bitches...(both GO4 and CC)

John Justen (johnjusten), Monday, 28 March 2005 06:20 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Yeah. The Sonic Youth show was a first and very likely last exception for me. The Quest is a horrible venue, I saw the Gang of Four in their prime anyway, and the reviews I've seen of their U.K. shows haven't been all that.

mnra, Monday, 28 March 2005 06:29 (twelve years ago) Permalink

NAME: Myonga Von Bontee, only not really
HOME: An apartment badly in need of cleaning near Toronto
AGE: Approaching 35 - from teh wrong direction! (But if you really care, I was born the day Allen Ginsberg, the Fugs, et al tried to exorcise the Pentagon - look it up.)
PROFESSION: A/R Bruthah, yo
PRIMARY MUSICAL RECIPIENTS OF OBSESSION: MX-80 Sound, Funkadelic, Led Zeppelin, John Coltrane, Beatles, Captain Beefheart, Donna Summer, Velvet Underground.
SECONDARY FAVOURITES: Ever so many. I'm unabashed r---ist, in the sense that any piece of music that I like "rocks" me. Special soft spot for late '60s/early 70s metal, long-haired hippie-type acoustic guitar-strummin' maidens, and many varieties of trashy bubblegummy stuff.
NON-MUSICAL STUFF I LIKE: The Coen brothers, antihistamines, "Arrested Development", hockey lacrosse, Squigglevision, CREEM magazines, wah-wah pedals. (OK, so wah-wahs are somewhat musical, I suppose...)
CLAIM TO FAME: Shook Sun Ra's hand. (Yep!)
Grandson of a childhood friend of James ("Scotty") Doohan. Onetime campus radio DJ. (CJAM 91.5 at the University of Windsor, a full 50 watts, occasionally audible as far away as Detroit, a full mile to the north. My cohost & myself (neither one of us Smiths fans) were the first ones to play "Girlfriend In A Coma", in between Motõrhead ("Dogs") and Prince ("Irresistable Bitch").
SECRET SHAME: Currently prefer television to Television, among other musical acts. Also currently prefer TV to radio. (And haven't yet heard TV On The Radio!)(Or seen Radiohead on the TV.)

Myonga Von Bontee (Myonga Von Bontee), Monday, 28 March 2005 07:00 (twelve years ago) Permalink

You should hear TV on the Radio. However, I can't recommend Radiohead on the TV, because they aren't quite the heart-throbs you might expect.

John Justen (johnjusten), Monday, 28 March 2005 07:03 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I just heard "You Made Me Realise" for the first time yesterday and I'm really much too excited about it.

You can't be TOO excited about it! :-)

nathalie doing a soft foot shuffle (stevie nixed), Monday, 28 March 2005 07:09 (twelve years ago) Permalink

x-post: Yeah, "You Made Me Realize" practically tore off the back of my head first time I heard it! Awesome enough to make me truly sorry that, for me, it was all downhill from there, after about a half-dozen other tracks nearly as good as "...realize...", and then a dozen good-not-greats, etc.

Myonga Von Bontee (Myonga Von Bontee), Monday, 28 March 2005 07:16 (twelve years ago) Permalink

stevie/nathalie, I was trying to preserve some micro-veneer of sanity there, but you are right (even "OTM," if I may) about this song. I could go on at length about the powerful synesthetic effect it has on me -- for real, and with only very minimal chemical enhancement, I swear -- but I was worried about sounding utterly batshit, not to mention derailing the thread more than I already have. Suffice it to say that this kind of experience is precisely why I Still Really Really Love Music, and being encouraged to publicly foam at the mouth about it is nice.

Myonga, you may well be right about the relative merit of the rest of My Bloody Valentine's stuff; it can't be entirely coincidental that in my passing acquantaince with it none of it has ever hit me like this. On the other hand, I'm still going to have a bloody good listen to all their post-1988 stuff this week, with particular attention to the sizable chunks I haven't heard, specifically the You Made Me Realise EP. That's after I download the 17-minute live version, and build the shrine.

mnra, Monday, 28 March 2005 07:48 (twelve years ago) Permalink

For me, I had that reaction to "To Here Knows When". I first heard it while listening to my walkman on a crowded bus. I managed to not keel over in my seat, but it required a bit of self-control. My mouth was probably hanging open, though.

Perhaps I should introduce myself again (even though I've been here for over a year), since I posted on another intro thread and this is the one that always gets revived. Plus, my original intro sucked.

MindInRewind (Barry Bruner), Monday, 28 March 2005 07:57 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I never did do this, despite quietly stumbling in during the Greenspun era... I'm Marc, in Melbourne, Aus, now 30 y/o. I've been a low-volume poster mostly, because I've previously spent little of my week near a interweb terminal. I'm not sure what my current musical tastes are really -- that's why I'm here: constantly craving recommendations! I'm open to being impressed by any music that I've not yet heard, and collectively, ILM pools an awful lot of listening hours innit. Plus all that ever-endearing snarkiness.

I guess I've recovered from an earlier period of indie schmindie immersion, but I've never been through a proper metal phase, nor a Britney phase, nor an Italo disco phase. There is work to be done.

Nag! Nag! Nag! (Nag! Nag! Nag!), Monday, 28 March 2005 12:03 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Hahahaha! My slow-burning plan to infect all of my childhood friends with ILM is finally beginning to bear fruit!

The Ghost of Evil Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Tuesday, 29 March 2005 17:32 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Hi, I'm Lyra, i'm 26, live outside D.C. My musical taste is varied; I like, among other things U2, the Decemberists, the Pixies, Sleater-Kinney, the Rolling Stones, the Dismemberment Plan, Prince, Joni Mitchell, Throwing Muses, Rilo Kiley and the Good Life.

And, I am here because my husband posts here (as the Mad Puffin) and said I would like it. Er, hi?

Lyra Jane (Lyra Jane), Tuesday, 29 March 2005 21:54 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I'm Chris, 27, male, living in North NJ. Law student, editor at LexisNexis, bouncer/barback/go-to guy at Uncle Joe's in Jersey City, NJ, a rock club. Constantly looking for good music in basically any genre and style, which is why I'm here.

cdwill, Tuesday, 29 March 2005 22:54 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Deric, 27, in Bloomington, IN. I'm an art undergrad at IU. I'm the one what does the illustrations and layout on Fluxblog, I am. Hopefully I'll have time soon to do a bit more w/the site. My interest in good music and the complete lack thereof around these parts is what keeps me fairly well-rooted to the Internet and this site in particular in my constant search for new & awesome stuff.

Deric W. Haircare (Deric W. Haircare), Wednesday, 30 March 2005 00:04 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Hi, I'm David, Mexican, living in Montreal and a graduate physics student. My all-time favourite bands are: Pet Shop Boys, Saint Etienne, Smiths/Morrissey, Stephin Merritt et al, and Moose.

I have an obsession for pop music, although I've never done anything music related myself; sometimes I wonder if I'll ever do. Right now I'm a lot into Euro-Pop, but in general I like sophisticated, well crafted, catchy stuff.

daavid (daavid), Wednesday, 30 March 2005 00:25 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Wait wait wait, how did I miss the MBV talk yesterday? Welcome, MNRA. ;-) You wanna talk MBV, drop me a line...

And welcome to everyone else! Ya crazy good folk.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 30 March 2005 00:31 (twelve years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
Howay. I have no idea if this is the right thread, right place, or if this will bump to the top ... or even if I'll find my way here again, or if anyone loads these epic threads, but I guess reusing old is better than making new. So:

Hello! I'm an editor and pedent living in Glasgow, and at this second am listening to the new Frank Black album, which is grate and topp (no, really) if a bit Van Morrison. 27, and posting drunk. When not worrying about gurls I'm worrying about finding a new flat. Both these things are nearly always true.

stet (stet), Sunday, 8 May 2005 01:53 (twelve years ago) Permalink

no pedant you

good to have you around these parts, though, stet.

grimly fiendish (grimlord), Sunday, 8 May 2005 09:03 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Heh heh heh, it always flushes the true pedants out.

stet (stet), Sunday, 8 May 2005 10:26 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Hi, I'm Eva, a 23 year old psychology/English student from Groningen, Holland. I am (like most people who post here) a music obsessive, mostly singer/songwriter, indie, and all other things that sound interesting :P I have a side-job in shoesales and I drive all my colleagues crazy with my neverstopping flow of music trivia :P so this is some sort of therapy for me :)

Eva van Rein (Gaia1981), Sunday, 8 May 2005 11:03 (twelve years ago) Permalink

My name is Kris, I am a maths teacher from Burnley in Lancashire and I'm 32 years old. I used to run an internet retail business selling all sorts of, mainly uk, indie type stuff but gave it up a couple of years ago in deep frustration at my inability to turn on the record buying public to the genius of Frank Farian, Jimmy Webb, Chic, 70's disco, Arthur Russell, Jonathan Richman, PIL, Wire, the Pop group, Gang of 4 and the merits of that often ignored genre, cheesy 70's pop.

I am the proud owner of a daughter, Emily who is 12, a cat called Thomas and a collection of vinyl and cds that numbers something in the region of 5000.

My favourite artists, as well as the above include The Fall, MBV, Beach boys, Thin Lizzy and about 1000 other artists. I detest Red hot chilli peppers, White boy radio 2 indie garbage and anything lazy or generic. My favourite albums are Hex Induction hour by the Fall, Risque by Chic, Metal box by PIL and anything good I've just listened to.

I have a deep mistrust of anyone who doesn't like music or listens to it with a closed mind, I love Cricket, the fact that this world has cats in it and red wine. I detest Land rovers and the people who drive them, DIY, people who don't listen and snobbery of any kind.

Kris England, Sunday, 8 May 2005 11:06 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Yo. My name's Rozanna, I'm 20, female the last time I checked, tiny, Malaysian-born and raised, now studying law and journalism in Melbourne, Australia.

Because I grew up in a place where good records/music mags were extremely hard to find, I've missed out on quite a bit so excuse me if I know next to nothing about records/artists/bands before 1995.

More of a lurker than a poster, until recently. But I'll probably go back to lurking soon.

Also enjoy Nina Simone, Tim Buckley, Missy Elliot, the Smashing Pumpkins, Elliott Smith, Basement Jaxx, Radiohead, Kylie, Blur, Madonna, Prince, the Shins and a lot of other crappy indie bands, and whatever bouncy pop nugget is assailing the charts at the moment. There's not much that I actively hate except maybe Simple Plan.

Roz, Sunday, 8 May 2005 11:44 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I like when people start posting to this thread again. Hello all.

RS_LaRue (RSLaRue), Sunday, 8 May 2005 12:08 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Agreed! Hello indeed! Don't totally lurk again, Roz, you've a wry sense of humor.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Sunday, 8 May 2005 13:13 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Congratulations, Roz. You have been chosen as ILM's ideal taste representative. ;)

TV's Mr Noodle Vague (noodle vague), Sunday, 8 May 2005 13:25 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Heh, thanks guys. Mr Vague, nah, I know almost nothing about the Fall. :P

Roz, Sunday, 8 May 2005 14:52 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Heheh. Give it time. :-)

Ned Raggett (Ned), Sunday, 8 May 2005 15:02 (twelve years ago) Permalink

ok fine then

vanessa/novaeris/the axe - female 25 years old - student at UMASS Amherst - studying cinema, media studies & intensive japanese
I love to read & knit & watch films (usually foreign & kung-fu) & eat chocolate & hit things with my car & download music & take sedatives & sleep. I can only read science & non-fiction books because Im too dumb to follow complex narratives. I have a severely impaired memory & tend to foget things alot (like what year it is or in which city I forgot my car)

I grew up on britpop a la suede, blur, auteurs, etc. these days I'm much more of a robot with a preference for the electronic genres. but Im really Im really a musical schizophrenic - afx, akufen, arovane, bochum welt, bola, bonobo, brian eno, broadcast, casino v. japan, cinematic orchestra, claro intelecto, clifford gilberto, drexciya, dettinger, erykah badu, four tet, I am robot and proud, jaga jazzist, kraftwerk, lali puna, mara carlyle, markus guentner, marumari, monolake, mu, neu!, nobukazu takemura, proem, quantic, riow arai, stereolab, steve roach, swayzak, sugar plant, telepopmusik, tujiko noriko, vector lovers,, vladislav delay. etc. etc. Im totally forgetting a bunch but I love warp, kompakt, carpark, tomlab, some ant zen & ninja tune is okay, chain reaction, & rune grammofon.

as a rule I dont like vocals cos they piss me off, especially in english - I cant handle bad lyrics so most vocal stuff I cant understand one word of it.
aim = novaeris

ok I hope that was okay :P ....

vanessa novaeris (novaeris), Monday, 9 May 2005 05:00 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Hi - I'm Bill, 32, born in Leicester, raised in south manchester and now living just north of there. I work in IT.

I lurked here for a long time, finally registered and now post when I can bring something to the table, so an introduction was overdue. Like most people on ILM I'm into all kinds of music. Some long-term favourites include American Music Club, Felt, Boards of Canada, Kitchens of Distinction, Low, Seam, MBV and Fugazi.

Other interests include film (occasional ILF poster) and modern fiction.

These boards are the best distraction from the workday grind I can think of and I've learnt a lot about music and artists I knew nothing about before, thanks to all you good people.

Bill A (Bill A), Monday, 9 May 2005 12:11 (twelve years ago) Permalink

My name's Matthew, and I've been popping in every few weeks for the last year or so. I've been masquerading under the name of Buffalo Stan because I'm shy. Or because I like bad puns. Somehow I've neglected to introduce myself. (Well, I think I've neglected to. I can't find me if I search this page).

I'm 32, dangerously partisan towards Prefab Sprout, Scritti Politti and Dexy's, and becoming a Dad in July. My focus doesn't waiver far from that last point these days.

The rest of my life tends to revolve around going to football matches, drinking beer and trying to beat the NME in a weekly music quiz in a North London pub.

Buffalo Stan (Buffalo Stan), Monday, 9 May 2005 12:38 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I've come and gone from this place since the days of Greenspun. I am also the resident Miami Bass guy.

PappaWheelie (PappaWheelie), Monday, 9 May 2005 14:07 (twelve years ago) Permalink

You are? Then how come I haven't been hitting you up for greatest hits CDRs or general recommendations?

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 9 May 2005 14:09 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Ned, how's this for an "intro"?

PappaWheelie (PappaWheelie), Monday, 9 May 2005 14:37 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I'm Mark and I'm four years older now. John Coltrane's "Welcome" played as my wife walked down the aisle, just as I'd hoped.

Mark (MarkR), Monday, 9 May 2005 15:45 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I really don't like Korn...nor 69s, to be perhaps a little too candid.

kornrulez6969 (TCBeing), Monday, 9 May 2005 16:17 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Pappa, it does the trick v. well.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 9 May 2005 16:34 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Were you recently married, Mark?! Congratulations.

Sundar (sundar), Monday, 9 May 2005 16:39 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I'm Markus. 28 years old, living in Germany. I study journalism and dig like most of the people here various kinds of music. Pavement saved my boring life in the suburbs as a teenager. Later on I discovered the joys of house music. I´m interested in literature, politics and soccer, too.

djangojones (djangojones), Monday, 9 May 2005 16:42 (twelve years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...
My name is Vicky and I've been thoroughly enjoying ILM and ILE for a couple of months now. I posted once or twice before discovering this thread -- oops! -- so here I am to introduce myself. Hello. I'm 33, Brit originally but spent 12 years in South Africa and currently live in Ottawa in Canada (hence I may type with a strange accent). I'm a freelance editor, proofreader and translator.

Music that comes to mind, off the top of my head, stream-of-consciously: The Cure, The Smiths, The Fall, Pixies, Love, Magnetic Fields (I think '69 Love Songs' might be a Desert Island Disc), Nick Drake, Scott Walker, Burt Bacharach, New Order & JD, My Bloody Valentine, Smog, Cat Power, Dirty Three, The Sundays, Cocteau Twins, Cowboy Junkies, Neil Young, Pink Floyd, Dead Kennedys, The Clash, The Cramps, Velvet Underground, Nick Cave in all incarnations, Will Oldham in all incarnations, Stone Roses, Moose, The Go-Betweens, The Clean, Pulp more than Blur and not Oasis much at all, Broken Social Scene, Feist, The Dears, The Arcade Fire, Destroyer, Mercury Rev, Radiohead, Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane, The Beatles, The Monkees (I know! I know! But I had a job closed-captioning the entire "Monkees" TV series and, well, developed a bit of a crush... guilty pleasure, OK?), The Beach Boys, ohGodwhoamIforgetting...

Other: Writing, reading, films, eating, daydreaming on the bus, wine.

I like sad things but I'm quite happy, really.

Surfer_Stone_Rosalita (Surfer_Stone_Rosalita), Monday, 6 June 2005 00:00 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I'm Nicholas. Been on here on and off your about 6-9 months. Aged 17. A dutch/australian agoraphobe. A budding DJ.

Nic de Teardrop (Nicholas), Monday, 6 June 2005 00:16 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I like sad things but I'm quite happy, really.

A perfectly fine state of mind! Hullo to you and Nic both. (And there's nothing wrong with the Monkees at all!)

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 6 June 2005 00:22 (twelve years ago) Permalink

(And there's nothing wrong with the Monkees at all!)

and there is no such thing as a guilty pleasure! there is only pleasure.

fact checking cuz (fcc), Monday, 6 June 2005 01:04 (twelve years ago) Permalink


Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 6 June 2005 01:11 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Hey all, I'm Phil.I live in Melbourne, work in a skate shop and lately have been listening to Serge Gainsbourg, early nineties hip-hop and this live Lou Rawls CD my friend gave me. I like the Monkees alot too, the Porpoise Song is really nice.


Seuss, Monday, 6 June 2005 01:20 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Thanks for the welcome, Ned and fact checking cuz, and hullo to Nic and Phil too! It's awfully good to know I'm not alone in my barrelful of Monkees.

and there is no such thing as a guilty pleasure! there is only pleasure.
Ooh, I like that!
Voluptuarist indeed, or maybe a Head-On-ist, if you're a JAMC / Pixies fan... ?


Surfer_Stone_Rosalita (Surfer_Stone_Rosalita), Tuesday, 7 June 2005 01:17 (twelve years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
Hello all,

My name is Casey, I'm 37 and have been living in England with my wife since November 2002 (originally from the USA).

I have been lurking here for awhile and finally decided it was time to formally introduce myself.

Some of these threads are absolutely brilliant and I'm looking forward to putting my two cents in here and there.

(When the award is handed out for Most Boring Introduction on ILM, I'll make sure I'm there to accept in person so you won't have to see my (boring) videotaped acceptance speech.)

Sweat Loaf (Sweat Loaf), Monday, 11 July 2005 11:00 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i feel a bit unloved. nevermind.

Sweat Loaf (Sweat Loaf), Wednesday, 13 July 2005 15:26 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Awww, welcome!

jaymc (jaymc), Wednesday, 13 July 2005 15:32 (twelve years ago) Permalink

thanks, jay

Sweat Loaf (Sweat Loaf), Wednesday, 13 July 2005 15:50 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I am Brett and I am an alcoholic....oh wait, wrong room.

Brett Hickman

34 years old

I edit and write for an online magazine

My all-time five favorite albums are:
1. Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
2. The Band - Music From Big Pink
3. The Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed
4. Wilco - Being There
5. The Beatles - the White album

My e-mail address is real, but I am not.

Brett Hickman (Bhickman), Wednesday, 13 July 2005 16:09 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I'm a big motherfo why digs some serious shit like Mr Townes Van Zandt, Mr Bert Jansch, miss Laura Cantrell, miss Iris DeMent... the list is endless... whatever tips your chalice, lights your beacon, flips your wig!

John Polass (kkkerplunkkk), Wednesday, 13 July 2005 16:13 (twelve years ago) Permalink

hi i'm katie i've lurked for two months i live in williamsburg and i hate tomatoes.

five musicians i wish i could interview (some of which i can't, really):
emmylou harris
keith jarrett
frank black
marc bolan
buddy holly

it is merely coincidence that their names start with letters from the first half of the alphabet.

katie, a princess (katie, a princess), Wednesday, 13 July 2005 17:56 (twelve years ago) Permalink

marc bolan
buddy holly

i might be able to help you there, dearie. cross my palm with silver ...

doris "grimly" stokes (grimlord), Wednesday, 13 July 2005 19:16 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i offer my first-born

katie, a princess (katie, a princess), Wednesday, 13 July 2005 19:48 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I'm Mark. I run a website with some friend called Music For Robots. I also do some other stuff, like the occasional freelance piece and whatnot. I live in Los Angeles with my girlfriend. Me = 27. I'm originally from New Hampshire and I often have my parents ship me maple syrup produced by the trees in my old neighborhood. It's delicious. I eat it with oatmeal regardless of how hot it is outside.

robot mark (robot mark), Wednesday, 13 July 2005 23:11 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I am Susan and I am angry. - probably all you need to know.

Susan Douglas (Susan Douglas), Wednesday, 13 July 2005 23:21 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I am Michael. I am 29 and live in Park Slope, Brooklyn. I am mostly known around these parts for an acoustic cover of "I Kill Everything I Fuck" and for having panned a Momus album on Pitchfork (an album, I must add, that I came to like a year later). I'm not sure which of these two factoids I'm more eager to live down. I am your friendly resident authority on Russian pop and rock.

joseph cotten (joseph cotten), Thursday, 14 July 2005 03:17 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I'm Pete, aged 18 years and living in aurora - right outside chicago, il. found ilx through a friend and cherish the days i spend hovering through it.

pete densmore, Thursday, 14 July 2005 04:34 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Joseph, does your knowledge extend to Croatia??--I have been trying to track down the MP3 version of Davoli's "Space Twist".

Orbit (Orbit), Thursday, 14 July 2005 04:37 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Male, 46, Los Angeles - just getting started with ILM. Amused. Last CD that surprised me was "It's Because of the Barcelona Pavillion" (Blocks Blocks Blocks, Canada) = 3 inches, 5 1/2 minutes and just friggin' nuts. Last album to play all the way through in the car: John & Beverly Martyn "Road To Ruin". New album I am amused by: Daft Punk "Human After All". Waiting on the new single and album from 'Alfie', a band from Manchester, signed to Regal in England. I am going to ComiCon in San Diego this weekend, and I'll probably stop at Lou's Records in Encinitas on the way down. R.I.P., Basil Kirchin. I hate copy-guarded CD's - that logo mars the packaging! More vinyl.

SoHoLa (SoHoLa), Thursday, 14 July 2005 05:49 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Hi, I've been here a couple of months and have been posting steadily, so now it's time for an introduction. I'm 28, male, single, from The Netherlands, work as a support desk employee for an ISP, and have been crazy about music since I was 11. I also write for some internet zines and got here via The Subjectivisten-forum. Favorite bands: Motorpsycho, Sonic Youth, Pavement, Modern Life Is War, Far, Quicksand, Zappa, Death, Meshuggah, Steely Dan, The Posies, At The Drive-In, Helmet, Bright Eyes, Bad Religion, and the list goed on and on.

I like it here.

Marty Innerlogic (marty innerlogic), Thursday, 14 July 2005 11:31 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Hi, I'm Zeus from Budapest, Hungary. I've been writing to this board since winter, I'm 30yrs old, and working as a kind of music journalist. My first favourite band were the Kinks, and the last band I'm in love with became Interpol last month, so far.

zeus, Thursday, 14 July 2005 12:10 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I am your friendly resident authority on Russian pop and rock.
-- joseph cotten

interesting. but which period specifically? or just "everything"?
dude, start threads on russian op 6 rock. do - now.

t\'\'t (t\'\'t), Thursday, 14 July 2005 12:32 (twelve years ago) Permalink

late '60s (first Soviet rock band = Riga's own the Yellow Postmen!) to now, I guess. Although I wouldn't claim to be an expert on "The Republics" (much less Croatia) - for instance, I'm guessing from your .ee address that you'd know much more about Estonian rock than I would... The only Eesti bands that come to mind are Ruja, Propeller and Dallas, and maybe Ne Zhdali (didn't Soibelman used to be based in Tallinn?)...

joseph cotten (joseph cotten), Thursday, 14 July 2005 13:02 (twelve years ago) Permalink

...But you're right, we should start separate threads on this.

joseph cotten (joseph cotten), Thursday, 14 July 2005 13:03 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I'm not dadrock anymore.

Bryan (Bryan), Thursday, 14 July 2005 16:53 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Shit, started posting at "I love Comics" and didn't know this kind of etiquette was needed. Anyway, i'm a long time ILM lurker from south america, there are not that many of us down there, but there are a few. I ran a blog from 2002 to 2004, but now that's as dead as Geri Halliwell's career. Then I had another blog with some other fellows, it was about pop music and now it's in the cryo chamber, but I hope it will be back some time down the road. We reached the top of our blogging popularity when we wrote some kind of "Mortal Kombat" between the first six singles of Girls Aloud and The Beatles, in an attempt to scientifically prove that GA were the best band ever. I remember Mr Popjustice noticed it and didn't understand any of it, but he seemed to like it. I had promised him to send a translation, but, well, life happened and the blog had to go for a while. MR PJ, if you are still interested, I'll be happy to hold on to my promise. Better late than never...

Now my friend Diego (who has been part of some Focus Group at freaky trigger, and has also been writing for Stylus Magazine) offered me to be part of Edward O's kinda classic "Cross Europe Charts", I did the first one, based on the charts from Denmark. Then he sent me yousendits for the one from Norway, which was really great, but I couldn't write anything happened again. So if Edward gets back from wherever he is and sends me more yousendits, I hope I'll keep being part of that.

I really don't know if I'll ever get enough courage to be part of any of the wild discussions that take place here, but, well, I had to do this just in case.

iodine (iodine), Saturday, 16 July 2005 02:26 (twelve years ago) Permalink

okay, i never did this and always felt like it was too late. it's not and i need a break from studying for my midterm on monday. so:

i'm john, from chicago, 33 years old, first found ILM (via a link from woebot) to the covers drawn from memory threads last year. began posting as frankE, advocated strong for big & rich as album of the decade, stopped for a while after the 2004 election (nothing seemed to matter, woe is me and all that), came back as john'n'chicago, had some trouble logging in (apostrophes don't sit well with cookies apparently), settled with this new/improved name.

in a former life i was: high-school OCD record acquirer, college paper record reviewer, lackey for crappy teensy record companies, assistant to booking agent.

after all that, i stopped listening to music with any seriousness for years. not quite sure i do now.

teh Nü and Impröved john n chicago (frankE), Saturday, 16 July 2005 03:03 (twelve years ago) Permalink

that intro i wrote just stinks.

Anyway, who reads this kind of thread???

iodine (iodine), Monday, 18 July 2005 04:13 (twelve years ago) Permalink

my name is adrián ruiz, i'm 28 years old, a psychologist with a psychoanalitic orientation, also an editor at a local culture/entertainment magazine, Mandarina. I like The Fall, Wire, Sonic Youth, Pavement, Elephant 6 bands. Was a young communist, then a spacetravel enthusiast, then a Zapatista follower, and now a music lover :) And i'm singer with the local band Los Llamarada.

sagan (sagan), Monday, 18 July 2005 05:33 (twelve years ago) Permalink


Orbit (Orbit), Monday, 18 July 2005 05:39 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I read this kind of thread! (scrolling back and unexpectedly finding people's introductory posts is great, too.)

welcome, new people. hope you like it here.

spontine (cis), Monday, 18 July 2005 09:54 (twelve years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass... but although I can hear music jenna jameson to set them to, it's nothing solid, ashton taylor or it isn't fully Right. That's weird analise hayes for me; normally, they happen at the luci picture same time for me, the lyrics and the tera patrick video music really building off one another. nikki nova I need to work with this, play with karrie jacobs this. There's something to be done aria giovanni with it. Another point Phil made in ginger jolie an entry - something to the effect gia lashay of that when a band splits / diverges alexa into solo albums (and, I would add, vicki side projects / splinter groups), angie the results are rarely as satisfying, sara st. james whether or not you (as the listener) mia skylar gallery are expecting the same music. I find mia skylar that to be true. Another thing that ivey seems related to me: when the focus angel cassidy of a band is several different songwriters peach pic letomol.comnm

Martina Warren, Tuesday, 16 August 2005 01:30 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"HTTP 404 - File not found"

van der who (van smack), Tuesday, 16 August 2005 01:38 (twelve years ago) Permalink

two months pass...
Raise your hand if you were at the ILM Meetup DC last Thursday...

Naive Teen Idol (Naive Teen Idol), Monday, 31 October 2005 19:06 (twelve years ago) Permalink

two months pass...
ok, not sure if anyone will scroll down this far, but for posterity's sake...

my name is jonathon, 29, married and father of 1, bachelor of arts in journalism, i'm in a touring band that i'd rather not name here because i'm too chicken ILMers will filet us alive and i'd rather post in obscurity, i've spent a lot of my twenties travelling and working for various music-related businesses in the US and Europe, have probably slept on every couch in North America, Eastern Canada, and Western Europe, i'm growing my first beard, my very first ILM post was locked by Ned Raggett, and i'm psyched to enter into these discussions, but i'll probably end up getting lazy and resorting to half-assed lurking most of the time.

nice to meet you all.

jonathon, Sunday, 22 January 2006 22:47 (eleven years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...
"conventional signposts cannot gude one, who with every step, is once again lost in the desert" - rumi

I can't spell or write very well. I'm not objective. I have less than 1% hate in my heart. I like to play electric guitars through amps with pedals, even though I'm no good. I like to play with Reason 3. I like to sing. I can sing a little I think. I love music!

"I'm in love with the radio on" - modern lovers

Brian Jones (Brian Jones), Friday, 10 February 2006 12:40 (eleven years ago) Permalink

This is all good. But why not a full 1%, for ease in calculating taxes?

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 10 February 2006 13:52 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I always want to reintroduce myself when I see this thread, like the slightly retarded man who always wanted to rededicate his life to Christ when my father would give an altar call at one of the church's he served. (The emotional impact of that moment seemed to get that man every time.)

And Ned is like a greeter who stands at the entrance to the sanctuary.

(Amazing that people were already missing Geir Hongro before I first posted here.)

Rockist_Scientist (RSLaRue), Friday, 10 February 2006 14:34 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Hi, I'm Rick. I've been posting here for about a year. I'm 33, married with a 1 year old son and work in advertising. I don't really like Korn.

kornrulez6969 (TCBeing), Friday, 10 February 2006 14:57 (eleven years ago) Permalink


Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 10 February 2006 15:02 (eleven years ago) Permalink

hi, i am: lindsay; 26; current resident of queens, ny but originally from maine; a piano/synth/home-recording hobbyist; working at a museum in a financial context; a bit shy; most at ease around other obsessive music nerds and happy to find so many in one place.


lindsay bell kay labs (bell_labs), Friday, 10 February 2006 15:34 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Hi there! We have a number of ex- or current Maine people around the boards so you'll be saying 'ayuh' in no time.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 10 February 2006 15:37 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I'm Stefan, 43, my photo is next to "lurker" in Webster's. I was born in New Hampshire, grew up in Cambridge, England, back to the States in 1985. Have lived in the Boston area since then, although my wife and I are planning to move to Maine in the next year or two. Some of you might know me from the Fall website (, which I've worked on for close to 10 years now.

- stefan (- stefan), Friday, 10 February 2006 16:40 (eleven years ago) Permalink

And for which I thank you greatly! How else can I keep up on all them reissues...

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 10 February 2006 16:41 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I've been posting for a few months but never got around to introducing myself (how rude). In Austin, TX but originally from New York (upstate). Incapable of playing an instrument, but keen to listen.

patita (patita), Friday, 10 February 2006 17:18 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Where in upstate New York? We have a few veterans from there -- I was in Saratoga Springs for three years. And hi there!

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 10 February 2006 17:28 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I'm Jack, 23, finishing undergrad in political science, thinking about graduate school in political philosophy, live in Toronto.

I've been a daily-lurker, sometimes-poster for maybe 6 months now. I've always loved music, but owing largely to an insanely conservative religious upbringing (Acquire the Fire rallies, CCM, reform party of canada, christian summer camps, you know the type), I've only got about 3-4 years of serious "secular" (ha ha) listening experience under my belt. So please forgive the occasional noob questions!

Two albums I've recently "discovered" thanks to ILM and absolutely adore: Talk Talk's Spirit of Eden and Villalobos' Achso EP.

jackl (jackl), Friday, 10 February 2006 18:58 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Acquire the Arcade Fire? Oh dear. ;-) Anyway, hiyer, and Talk Talk and Villalobos are fine places to me.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 10 February 2006 19:00 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I don't think I ever did this and if I do a search for 'Ned' - well you can guess...
Soooo...I'm 41, married with 2 children, living in the Leicester area of England. My favourite book is The Mezzanine by Nicholson Baker. I holiday in the unfashionable end of south Norfolk coast and recommend Curry Fever in Leicester. I have an MA in Public Order. I first posted a question to ILX in December 2001 but then kept quiet for four years. I still don't know how to do italics or bold. Ned Trifle is an homage to Hal Hartley and my love of food.

Ned T.Rifle (nedtrifle), Friday, 10 February 2006 19:19 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Actually that makes two Neds on here with MAs. So how come they keep saying we're uneducated? *flees wrath of Scottish posters*

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 10 February 2006 19:20 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Ned Trifle is an homage to Hal Hartley and my love of food.

No offense, but i was sort of hoping you were Hal Hartley. And...I just learned how to do the italics thing, thanks to BakedBeanTeeth.

kwhitehead (stephen schmidt), Friday, 10 February 2006 19:25 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Can't I have an homage to myself? - no-one else is...

Ned T.Rifle (nedtrifle), Friday, 10 February 2006 20:00 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I've never introduced myself. Ben lurking for about four years; the thread on Sleater-Kinney's The Woods finally got me off my non-posting ass. Somehow it always comes up in my posts that I'm married to a music critic -- that's how I ended up here. I'm a 29-year-old grad student in art history. This minute, listening to Serena Maneesh, and enjoying it even though I'm not usually into that much distortion. Also, I seem to be a thread killa -- typically after I post, no one comes back.

belle haleine, Friday, 10 February 2006 20:14 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Time to break that trend, then! :-)

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 10 February 2006 20:24 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Man am I late! Anywho... I'm Robert. Although I'd love to list some examples of my favorite bands/groups, everytime I do, I kick myself for leaving out groups who I really like but just haven't listened to in a while. So I'll just say that my taste in music spans from the 1960's all the way till the early to mid 90's. Yeah, I don't mean to sound like a jerk but, typically I just hate most new groups that I hear/see. My listening adventure is going in a backward direction anyway. But to give you all an example of my musical tastes I'll tell you what I'm currently listening to. PiL's "Second Edition", Swans "Filth/Body to Body Job to Job", No Trend "Too Many Humans", lots of Husker Du, Pixies, Big Black, a little of this a little of that. And I absoluely LOVE that Scratch Acid "The Greatest Gift" cd!
Well besides the music thing.
I'll be 22 next month and am in no hurry to get there.
I've been playing the guitar since I was 13, which my mom actually taught me (and the only reason I'm not embarassed about it is cuz A) John Lennon's mother taught HIM. and B) My mom is brilliant and had the patience to sit through my favorite songs at the time, figure them out and then teach them to me.
Ummmm other than that. I'm currently studying Japanese and Art.
nice to meet you!

xgurggleglgllg (xgurggleglgllg), Friday, 10 February 2006 22:07 (eleven years ago) Permalink

How d'yer do.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 10 February 2006 22:07 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Nice of Ned R. to stick around and welcome us.

belle haleine, Saturday, 11 February 2006 01:35 (eleven years ago) Permalink

he's just trying to bed both of you. you'll see. how d'yer do will soon give you the chills!

Susan Douglas (Susan Douglas), Saturday, 11 February 2006 01:41 (eleven years ago) Permalink


Susan Douglas (Susan Douglas), Saturday, 11 February 2006 01:42 (eleven years ago) Permalink

how d'yer do will soon give you the chills!

Good lord, frightening thought.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Saturday, 11 February 2006 01:45 (eleven years ago) Permalink

xxxxx-post The Mezzanine is a terrific book! I've been a Baker fan for ages. He's like an American Robbe-Grillet. Sort of.

joseph cotten (joseph cotten), Saturday, 11 February 2006 01:54 (eleven years ago) Permalink

That's the second time ILX has made me want to read that.

Rockist_Scientist (RSLaRue), Saturday, 11 February 2006 02:01 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Thank you all...... I assume it's me your'e welcoming. Seeing as I was the last one to introduce myself. Plus it's gonna take a lot more than "how d'yer do" to bed me!(I've been told on many an occassion that I am a man of class!):-)

xgurggleglgllg (xgurggleglgllg), Saturday, 11 February 2006 02:11 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Have I never introduced myself here? Shite! How rude! Hi all, for those who don't me, it's Charlie from North Herts, UK. 25, working as a company trainer for an internet thingy. Been here for, ooh, well ages now - 2001? People generally either ignore me round here or they photoshop my picture into historical comedy situations.

Dog Latin (dog latin), Saturday, 11 February 2006 02:15 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Hi, I'm Jacob, and I'm 29. I've been reading here for the last year, and have only recently started writing more. The music I am currently obsessing over is the early work of Scritti Politti, early 80's r&b/disco, Kate Bush(as always), Badfinger, and Robbie Basho. I sometimes dj, mostly at parties, and I've started dancing more. I love a lot of the personalites on here, and have learned a lot.

Jacobs (LolVStein), Saturday, 11 February 2006 02:20 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Hi I'm Mark and I've been posting for about 2 years. I am 29. I have a propensity for posting when I'm totally drunk, but somehow have managed not to say anything completely stupid yet. Give me time.

I like all kinds of music, except rap and country*

* I like rap

Colonel Poo (Colonel Poo), Saturday, 11 February 2006 02:22 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Oh, and I live in Austin,TX, usa.

Jacobs (LolVStein), Saturday, 11 February 2006 02:23 (eleven years ago) Permalink

hi i'm john. i've been posting occasionally for nearly three years. i have a mix from doglatin off slsk. i tend to post mostly when drunk (like now). i am 34 (!), a corny indie fuq, taller than you unless your first name ends with -o and your last with -ington, and getting married next week to a girl who likes the yankees and most of the music i like except for laika. i respect yet hate steely dan, abhor the word 'utilize', and considered inviting the members of superchunk to my wedding. on most ilm threads i agree with nabisco--except, of course, when he's wrong.

mookieproof (mookieproof), Saturday, 11 February 2006 02:55 (eleven years ago) Permalink

hi mookie, didn't realise you had one of my mixes. congrats on the marriage!

Vintage Latin (dog latin), Saturday, 11 February 2006 03:02 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Oh yeah, I'm a totally corny indie fux0r, except when I'm not. I'm probably as tall as mookieproof. I'm married to someone who likes Death Cab For Cutie. I'm currently listening to the Cockney Rejects. They are the best band in the world.

Colonel Poo (Colonel Poo), Saturday, 11 February 2006 03:06 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i'm as corny as the indies get and totally rockist about it too.

Vintage Latin (dog latin), Saturday, 11 February 2006 03:15 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I've been a lurker / rare poster for about a year. I'm Jeff, 31, web-development type person, from the UP of Michigan. But will be moving soon to wherever the wife gets a college professor job upon which time I probably will look into being a grad student or calling my own bluff on my culinary aspirations.

Lately I've been heavily revisiting my musical formative years by digging a lot of 80's punk rock and hip-hop, but I like most everything cause I'm pretty sure theres lots of music I love that I haven't heard yet.

joygoat (joygoat), Saturday, 11 February 2006 06:38 (eleven years ago) Permalink

You guys really ARE all young!

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Saturday, 11 February 2006 06:50 (eleven years ago) Permalink

mike aka mikebee, 31, san francisco
for money i maintain the electronic(a) section at amoeba music in the city

Hey weird, heywood! My name is Mike B. and I used to maintain the rock section at amoeba music in Berkeley.

polyphonic (polyphonic), Saturday, 11 February 2006 07:01 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Anybody work at Amoeba music in Hollywood?!?

xgurggleglgllg (xgurggleglgllg), Saturday, 11 February 2006 09:05 (eleven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
HELLO, I am Quinn.

A/S/L = 23/F/Philadelphia (recently moved from Austin, TX)

I became addicted to this site (mostly the Noise Dudes board) for about three weeks, and now I mostly like to read the ILM for interesting recommendations and YSI tracks. My favorite music is krautrock/psychedelic/noise/anything bitchin'.

killy (baby lenin pin), Monday, 20 March 2006 22:30 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Halloa and how do. Yay anything bitchin'!

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 20 March 2006 22:36 (eleven years ago) Permalink

sorry I never came back to see your response Ned--I'm from Saratoga Springs! How on earth did you end up there for 3 years? It sure as hell explains why you reviewed Animated Porcupine on AMG though!

patita (patita), Monday, 20 March 2006 22:56 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i come for continuation of the thisly and thusly story...

Susan Douglas (Susan Douglas), Monday, 20 March 2006 22:57 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Hahahah, very cool. :-) Yeah, I lived there from 1982 through 1985 -- my dad was commander of the Naval base at Ballston Spa. I know about Animated Porcupine cuz Emily was a good friend of my sister's at that time and they kept in touch over the years. :-) There's at least one other Saratoga Springs veteran on the boards, Caitlin (from America as opposed to the UK).

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 20 March 2006 22:59 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I'm Will, 20 years old, lurker and rare poster under many different names for the past year or so. I am from NJ but go to the University of Michigan (seem to be a few other Wolverines here). Figured I might as well introduce myself so I have at least SOME credibility given ILM's insularity. I tend to like noisy or psychadelic music most. Some of my faves are Butthole Surfers, My Bloody Valentine, Wire, Can, Brainiac, and Big Black. And props to ILM for essentially introducing me to Royal Trux, Karp, Gravitar, The Wipers, Disco Inferno, and a bunch of other top flight bands that I now consider among my favorites.

W Gary (Schade), Monday, 20 March 2006 23:24 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Credibility? We spit on it. (A lie, perhaps.) All Disco Inferno fans highly welcome, of course. :-) And so you're the Gravitar freak, are you? ;-)

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 20 March 2006 23:27 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Hi, I'm Sean, 22 and from Boston. I've known about ILM for a while but just started posting recently--opinions aside, there's an impressive amount of knowledge here. I don't really know what to say about what I like, except it's wide-ranging and there's really no pattern to it (at least that I can find). I'm currently trying to listen to reggae. So, yeah, it's nice to be here.

Sean Braudis (Sean Braudis), Monday, 20 March 2006 23:33 (eleven years ago) Permalink

ned, are "disco inferno" fans also welcome??

haitch (haitch), Monday, 20 March 2006 23:33 (eleven years ago) Permalink

And heya to Sean.

No, Haitch, I'm afraid they must be killed. Oh wait.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 20 March 2006 23:34 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Hi Will! I'm U-M class of '98. I hate most of your favorite bands. Welcome!

joseph cotten (joseph cotten), Monday, 20 March 2006 23:36 (eleven years ago) Permalink

If you're talking about the guy who wanted all the "crazy psychadelia," that wasn't me. I stumbled upon that thread a few months ago while searching for ILM's opinion of the Butthole Surfers. But yeah, that thread basically convinced me to shell out the $7 for "Now the Road of Knives," and the Gravitar love just blossomed from there.

Hey Joseph! Class of '08 here! And I'm used to the hate, my friends are all "there is no good music after 1980" classic rock fans!

W Gary (Schade), Monday, 20 March 2006 23:40 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Hi Will! I'm U-M class of '98. I hate most of your favorite bands. Welcome!

It's quite possible that I attended your graduation. Anthony Kiedis might have been there too.

joygoat (joygoat), Tuesday, 21 March 2006 02:47 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Hi Will! I am a maladjusted, bitter guttersnipe. However, your favorite bands are A-OK with me.

John Justen (johnjusten), Tuesday, 21 March 2006 02:58 (eleven years ago) Permalink

eleven months pass...
Hi everyone. My name is Oscar and I live in the Bay Area. I was introduced to the boards by a fellow music and am glad he did. My music tastes are schizophrenic: jazz, punk, psych, disco, shoegaze, noise, classical, latin.I am hoping to engage in some heated discussions in the future, all in good fun of course.

oscar, Sunday, 11 March 2007 01:08 (ten years ago) Permalink

no teenpop, no schizophrenia

unfished business, Sunday, 11 March 2007 01:18 (ten years ago) Permalink

Matt. 38. Lurking for years. Ned sent me a Disco Inferno 5eps CD a couple or so years ago.. (thanks again Ned!)

As for labels, Post-Rock and Krautrock are what I'm all about.

A wonderful place for reference and good discourse, this.

Sum Fitch, Sunday, 11 March 2007 01:20 (ten years ago) Permalink

Hello, oscar, and what type(s) of Latin music do you like (granted, you listed that last)? (Hello Sum too. Not a big Krautrock fan, but I did have on Ralf und Florian earlier, if that counts.)

Rockist Scientist, Sunday, 11 March 2007 02:24 (ten years ago) Permalink

Oscar! [rep]the bay[/rep]

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Sunday, 11 March 2007 02:33 (ten years ago) Permalink

Rockist, right now I'm listening to Willie Colon, Aldemaro Romero, and Nico Gomez which i just finally got on Japanese import CD (ouch). Also, just got a nuyorican vinyl comp on Honest Jon's which is heat. Generally, I listen to everything from boogaloo, mambo, salsa, also been listening to alot of Colombian cumbias lately too. Although sometimes I get tired of the hard percussive funky stuff and go back to my father's collection who turned me on to Esquivel and Agustin Lara. Any recommendations? Yeah hoos, the bay area is the sheez, way too much stuff going on. Also thanks for the response, and I have to say you guys here on the boards really know your stuff.

oscar, Sunday, 11 March 2007 03:19 (ten years ago) Permalink

I dreamt some cumbia last night, except I was thinking it didn't sound that Colombian and maybe it was Mexican.

Hey, I don't even kow who Aldemaro Romero is (and Nico Gomez is just a vaguely familiar name).

Any recommendations?

Too many really, although at the moment my attention is a little bit elsewhere. But come and add something to the rolling salsa, merengue, bachata, cumbia thread, if you have anything to say:

Otherwise you will bump into more rolling salsa or artist-specific threads in the archives.

Rockist Scientist, Sunday, 11 March 2007 14:09 (ten years ago) Permalink

Hi Everybody,

I am: Stephen / 29 / Libra / Smoker / Heterosexual / Caucasian (German / Dutch) / Semi-Rockist

I've been a casual observer around these parts, though I've only now mustered the courage to officially participate. I have a fragile ego and have feared being crushed ILM & its trenchant, take-no-prisoners methodology. Through therapy, though, I've come around to announcing my official participation.

I just moved to Toledo, OH, via Brooklyn (Greenpoint), via Ann Arbor, MI. Thankfully, I will be back in NYC by August, though I currently have a lot of time on my hands. Hence..

Dorf Engulf, Thursday, 15 March 2007 06:08 (ten years ago) Permalink

Welcome welcome.

Ned sent me a Disco Inferno 5eps CD a couple or so years ago.. (thanks again Ned!)

And you're welcome there too!

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 15 March 2007 06:09 (ten years ago) Permalink

Thanks Ned. I'll sleep more soundly tonight, to be sure.

BTW, Favorites: Velvets, Byrds, MBV, Galaxie 500, Bark Psychosis, Public Enemy, Joy Division, The Chills, Low, Big Star, and way too much more for me to briefly synopsize.

I know of Disco Inferno, mostly from their Talk Talk-esque post-career reappraisal; and I know they are commonly referenced alongside artists I like, but I have not heard any of their music. A damning admission, I know, so I'll be sure to seek some out.

Dorf Engulf, Thursday, 15 March 2007 06:20 (ten years ago) Permalink

25, nerd. san francisco. from gainesville, fl by way of phoenix, az. um ... appreiciate minimal wave and mid 20th Century compositions, but ... i love shoegaze, ambient, and bad mid-90s hardcore. also love love love techno. went to school for euro continental philosophy. hate it now, but not really. just hate academia. love that i live 2 blocks from 4 parks. love drinking whiskey and listening to records with my friends. being stupid. posting on the internet and digging through records. my mom is mexican, but i look really white. wish i looked more mexican, and i love enchiladas. i also love ethiopian food. i wear boring clothes ... black, white, grey, brown block color t-shirts. jeans. always. that's about it.

thinkin of moving. i like change.

Cameron Octigan, Thursday, 15 March 2007 07:29 (ten years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
I'm Craig (obvs), 31 year old philosophy graduate in Nottingham, England. I'm 6'5" and 17-18 stone. I need a haircut, have a big nose, and love twee indiepop, songs that get bored with themselves several times during their duration, and most stuff within a step-remove of Stereolab.

Emil.y is my significant other.

Mister Craig, Wednesday, 9 May 2007 23:43 (ten years ago) Permalink

How come there are 800+ posts on this thread, and I don't recognize 75% of these people?

Pleasant Plains, Wednesday, 9 May 2007 23:51 (ten years ago) Permalink

Maybe they all left after the welcome they got?

Brigadier Lethbridge-Pfunkboy, Wednesday, 9 May 2007 23:53 (ten years ago) Permalink

all the REAL MEN just jump right into posting without a second thought

bernard snowy, Wednesday, 9 May 2007 23:54 (ten years ago) Permalink

What up, Mister Craig! Welcome to ILX!

The Reverend, Thursday, 10 May 2007 02:41 (ten years ago) Permalink

"How come there are 800+ posts on this thread, and I don't recognize 75% of these people?"

i think it's like the picture thread on ile. it's a way for lurkers to show us they are alive. or get a date. one or the other.

scott seward, Thursday, 10 May 2007 03:34 (ten years ago) Permalink

all the REAL MEN just jump right into posting without a second thought

ha OTM. Actually I followed the formula of lurk for 3 months+, post as judiciously as possible especially at first and 100+ posts before axing a question.

I would like to introduce myself by saying that I prefer to remain anonymous.

I feel like I can say more of what's on my puny little mind that way.

I am 45, male and live in New York. I can give you that.

Saxby D. Elder, Thursday, 10 May 2007 15:53 (ten years ago) Permalink

HI DERE to Mr. Craig. And then there's this Saxby guy I've heard about, whose real name is of course Thurston Moore.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 10 May 2007 15:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

I'm a Virgo, 43, live in Boston and ladies, I can assure you that I am ALL man...I like/hate all kinds of music, but if somebody disparages Laura Nyro, we're gonna have a problem...

henry s, Thursday, 10 May 2007 17:34 (ten years ago) Permalink

My name's Mark, as it says below. I'm 24 and work in a specialised ethics library at a university in DC. I went to American University here in DC, where I studied philosophy. I grew up in Cleveland and my heart is still there, despite my unlikely return.

Stuff I've been into recently: Gas/Wolfgang Voigt, Peter Brotzmann, Anthony Braxton, Ricardo Villalobos, Nanae Yoshimura, Fennesz, electronic stuff from the late 90s/early 00s, Steve Reich, Farben, Minutemen, and lots of dub: Augustus Pablo, Lee Perry, Tubby.

Stuff that I'd like to hear more of: noise music, free/improv, Tim Hecker, Miles Davis' Jack Johnson period, Ryuichi Sakamoto, early Fennesz, Evan Parker, more Jan Jelinek, Stars of the Lid, Prince, Beefheart, Boredoms, loads more and stuff I haven't even heard about.

Stuff I grew up on (with a little help from older siblings): Beatles, Tom Waits, John Coltrane, Alice Coltrane, Sonic Youth, John Fahey, Pink Floyd, Aphex Twin, Olivia Tremor Control, Pet Shop Boys, Duster, The Cure, Dylan, Pavement, and lots of bad trance music in high school.

Non-music stuff I'm into: cooking, beer: esp. american pale ales, IPAs, stouts, porters. Cooking a great meal with some pale ale in hand and a good record on the player is a perfect night for me, preferably with some friends who also like music.

Which brings me to: any DC folk here who would want to hang out and play some cds/records and drink some beer, feel free to send an email.

Mark Clemente, Thursday, 10 May 2007 17:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

Hi! I'm Jeff. I'm a screenwriter/music reviewer in Los Angeles, age 24. I've been here for seven or eight months now, so this isn't that much of an introduction, but I feel like I'm not officially here until I introduce myself on this thread. Everything before this post was just practice.

Jeff Treppel, Thursday, 10 May 2007 17:59 (ten years ago) Permalink

Welcome, Mark! I share a lot of your interests (Braxton, dub, Miles, Beefheart) and am a philo major, cool to find a kindred spirit. Look forward to posts!

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 10 May 2007 18:39 (ten years ago) Permalink

The true Jeff is revealed!

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 10 May 2007 18:40 (ten years ago) Permalink



Ned Raggett, Thursday, 10 May 2007 18:41 (ten years ago) Permalink

And then there's this Saxby guy I've heard about, whose real name is of course Thurston Moore.

If only my bank teller thought this!

I am sure the Tall One is on here somewhere, god love him.

Saxby D. Elder, Thursday, 10 May 2007 20:22 (ten years ago) Permalink

Dude, who do you think I am, after all?

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 10 May 2007 20:23 (ten years ago) Permalink

Can you introduce me to Rory Gilmore?

Saxby D. Elder, Thursday, 10 May 2007 21:05 (ten years ago) Permalink

Let me just create a new identity here...

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 10 May 2007 21:06 (ten years ago) Permalink

I am totally registering that domain name! Great idea, Ned.

Jeff Treppel, Thursday, 10 May 2007 23:06 (ten years ago) Permalink

Hi! My name is Andi, and i love music! I love everything from emo to screamo! I think it looks like i'm going to like it here

andi, Saturday, 19 May 2007 19:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

Hi gang, name's django. I guess I should re-introduce myself. I haven't posted for a while and I sort just jumped back in, but there's all these people I don't remember/know and I picked a new username (and now I hate it so I might re-register with something else). I've been a fan of ILX for about 3 years, I live in NYC with my boyfriend and two dogs and like to spend my free time on computers so as to make music and pretty pictures. I prefer reading over posting as I tend to say stupid things but occasionally my hands just start typing anyway. I'm 32, cute as button, a surly drunk and think this is the best message board around. I love noisy things, pretty things, people who know things and people who give a shit about the world. Hi! Glad to be back. And thank god Ned's still here. True gentleman that one.

King Kitty, Sunday, 20 May 2007 00:33 (ten years ago) Permalink

Why thanks! Pleasure to have you back in your new guise.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 20 May 2007 00:44 (ten years ago) Permalink

I am totally registering that domain name! Great idea, Ned.

Did you really? Nice!

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 20 May 2007 00:44 (ten years ago) Permalink

Ramzi A, Brooklyn NY. I've been around for I don't know, a year and a half now? Took me some time to get settled in but I'm getting there, getting to know where to post and how to search properly :-) My schtick is being a musician, a good one at that. I love rich, out-of-the-box textures combined with sharp melodies. Haven't done much with my stuff yet, and I'm desperate for feedback so any ears are appreciated. I love ILM, I'm not sure why but it feels good. My favs are Kate Bush, Kim and Kelley Deal, Kristin Hersh and Bjork - no order, although Bjork is definitely last. Oh and I'd feel really guilty if I didn't mention Madonna. So, hi, finally!

Surmounter, Sunday, 20 May 2007 03:08 (ten years ago) Permalink

Hello, my name is Eddie, not thomas, as my name would often suggest.
I came upon ILM in early 2005 as a result of utter boredom one evening which led me to try typing as many words into one google search as possible; alas after something like 35 or so words I came upon 2 results: what appeared to be an online listing of the english language, and a top 11 tracks of the moment thread. After looking over this thread, I was quite impressed, and starting lurking here right after. I frequent the minimal house bobbins thread, and stuff of that sort generally, as that's my sort of thing I suppose. I'm generally pretty reserved about posting because I guess I'm here to learn rather than to just say what most people already have said, yet I have posted mixes here, probably as because this is the only place they would ever get heard.

mehlt, Sunday, 20 May 2007 04:36 (ten years ago) Permalink

Hello! Thanks for your post....I'm Tape Store. Or Chris. We probably won't run into each other much, though, as I don't listen to minimal house-ish stuff. But still nice to meet you.

Tape Store, Sunday, 20 May 2007 04:38 (ten years ago) Permalink

oh Ned, you just make me fucking smile. god bless ya

django, Sunday, 20 May 2007 04:40 (ten years ago) Permalink
"ILM ruined my life, I'm only 31 years old. . ."

mehlt, Sunday, 20 May 2007 04:43 (ten years ago) Permalink

erm... are there any ladies on here? anyway, i'm 20, from the nw, go to college in ohio. holla at disco inferno. also: hall & oates, swirlies, royal trux, this heat, eric b. & rakim, bone thugs, bedhead, isolée, rhys chatham, the clean, lync, fleetwood mac, unrest, lotsa giorgio moroder/cerrone/italo-whatever stuff. and that's just, like, memorable stuff that recently popped up on itunes shuffle. but i also just listened to erasure, drive like jehu, aztec camera, and young marble giants on vinyl, so you stodgy vinyl diehards can stop sniveling. i don't wear pants. categorically. i write. creatively. for my major (yeah, it makes me wince, too). i wear huge earrings and high top vans every day and am incorrigibly lazy. i have an affinity for pickles. i probably deserve to be slapped.

oh, i've been lurking creepily for maybe a year, but hey, it's summer break, i'm bored, and i'd rather not spoil my consumptive pallor by, i dunno, venturing outdoors. so i figured i'd like, register or something. greetings.

stabby, Sunday, 20 May 2007 06:45 (ten years ago) Permalink

hi do you go to oberlin?

lfam, Sunday, 20 May 2007 07:02 (ten years ago) Permalink

or is that just what everybody in ohio listens to?

lfam, Sunday, 20 May 2007 07:02 (ten years ago) Permalink

or the planet

lfam, Sunday, 20 May 2007 07:03 (ten years ago) Permalink


lfam, Sunday, 20 May 2007 07:03 (ten years ago) Permalink

aw shit am i that transparent?

guilty as charged.

stabby, Sunday, 20 May 2007 11:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

Hello! Finally. I started posting here recently and I was in a crappy mood this week, so if I snapped at anybody, I'm sorry for doing that. Sorry CaptainLorax. It was just me.

Anyway, I live in Seattle in the Capitol Hill neighborhood with my girl who I'll call Jamee. Right near Broadway, the street that keeps pumping more value into our pad but gets crappier and more depressing as time passes. Now we're just waiting to see when it becomes too much to live in this place or when the value will hit its highest peak. It's like Vegas baby!

Jamee and I are both dykes in our forties. We currently love rnb and dance music. We used to love punk rock, hip hop, and experimental or industrial music and we still do, but we don't live there anymore if that makes it clear. I'm here just to see if I Love Music will help me discover material that I have been missing or not getting all these decades. And you guys seem knowledging and eager to share the 411.

No, my girl and I think the Indigo Girls are blah. They are pleasant enough and if they came over the speakers or the radio when we are with company, we would not stick our fingers in our throats or leave. And I wish I could say the lesbian Indigo Girls stereotype was not true but it is, with our friends anyway. Rnb, funk, hip hop, punk rock or whatever else I mentioned speaks to both of us a lot more than the whole granola lez folk thing. But that's just us. The only frustrating thing is that some of my friends will not even consider Sinead O Connor or Bonnie Raitt, who we do not worship, but are so much more interesting than the Indigo Girls. We do have friends who love the Rnb the funk and the hip hop though, so we're definitely not going crazy or nothing. *Lol*

Now it's time for me to hush and let someone else take the stage.

Miza Din II, Saturday, 8 September 2007 18:33 (ten years ago) Permalink

Greetings and hi dere. It's always good to meet a Seattle personage, since I visit the city fairly often (though alas probably not again until next April). Your Indigo Girls disdain strikes me as healthy and right (though I'll allow for "Closer to Fine," at least musically).

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 8 September 2007 18:41 (ten years ago) Permalink

Thank you Ned! What is going down in April?

Indigo Girls disdain is healthy? I do not think disdain for anything that is just for entertainment purposes can automatically be healthy. I like hearing the people explain why they like or don't like something meant to entertain. And the explaining part is healthy. Sometimes the explanation is not healthy, but that is a subjective thing. Is that what you meant?

Miza Din II, Saturday, 8 September 2007 18:59 (ten years ago) Permalink

In large part, though I'm prone to snap judgments in general, it has to be said. Said duo doesn't do much for me as you've gathered, but on a larger point any kind of defeat of expectations as to what one must or must not like musically in favor of simply enjoying what you enjoy the most is a good thing to start with, for anyone -- and it sounds like you're not one to be put into a box, taste-wise!

As for April:

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 8 September 2007 19:17 (ten years ago) Permalink

Ned: and it sounds like you're not one to be put into a box, taste-wise!

Don't be so sure.

Miza Din II, Saturday, 8 September 2007 19:54 (ten years ago) Permalink


That EMP thing sounds really striking. I hope I don't forget by April!

Miza Din II, Saturday, 8 September 2007 19:55 (ten years ago) Permalink

Don't worry, the thread will be hyperactive at that point.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 8 September 2007 20:09 (ten years ago) Permalink

What's up, Miza Din II! Always good to have more Seattlites on ILM. Be warned, SeattILXors party 'til we throw up. And play croquet.

You might occasionally want to drop into the de facto Seattle thread. Seattle! How is it now? Are there jobs? Should I move there?

Oh, and if you go to the EMP thing, avoid the long-haired hippie-looking guy with the deep voice. He'll talk your ear off if you give him half a chance.

The Reverend, Sunday, 9 September 2007 05:12 (ten years ago) Permalink

Yeah, fuck that fucking punk.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 9 September 2007 05:27 (ten years ago) Permalink


The Reverend, Sunday, 9 September 2007 05:42 (ten years ago) Permalink

OMG Ned, that photo: Please tell me you're not trying to pull a Waldo Jeffers there. It ain't worth it!

Myonga Vön Bontee, Sunday, 9 September 2007 06:39 (ten years ago) Permalink

(redacted personal info)

CaptainLorax, Monday, 10 September 2007 02:25 (ten years ago) Permalink

Fuck a non-rapist! Real men rape and pillage and burn and destroy all fucking day, because that's what makes us men! Actually, now that I think of it, being a non-rapist is excusable if you're female. Maybe.

The Reverend, Monday, 10 September 2007 02:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

OMG Ned, that photo: Please tell me you're not trying to pull a Waldo Jeffers there. It ain't worth it!

But I'd reached my limit!

Ned Raggett, Monday, 10 September 2007 02:51 (ten years ago) Permalink

Hi, my name is Jamie, I'm 28 and live in North London although I originally hail from Devon. Office monkey and freelance Designer.
Record my own bewildered sounding electronic stuff.

Long time favorites would be New Order, Underworld (got my ticket for the Roundhouse next month!), Massive Attack, 808 State, early Mo' Wax, Autechre up until they went totally bongo, Aphex and other early Warp AI stuff - B12, Link and all their subsequent Global Communication monikered stuff. Recent-ish convert to Dubstep (namely the Hyperdub strain, Random trio / Bug stuff). Teky (i.e. early Photek) d&b, teky (but not emotionless) House. Not all bleeps; big respect for The Durutti Column, Can and Killing Joke.

Longtime dislikes; Ill-informed, florid student music journalism, ill-informed, florid baby boomer gen music journalism, rockists, the London trust-fund posh boy indie scene. Zealots.

Might change my hilarious username to something more sober in the near future.

My Morning Jakey, Monday, 10 September 2007 10:53 (ten years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

Formerly "Dr. Gene Scott"...I've been wandering the desert for years due to email change + Firefox registration glitches... There were so many things I have wanted to say, and now I cannot remember a damn one of them.

In any case I wanted to be the very first to welcome me back.

Welcome back, me!

Hadrian VIII, Tuesday, 15 January 2008 16:58 (ten years ago) Permalink

Welcome back, you!

The Reverend, Wednesday, 16 January 2008 03:27 (ten years ago) Permalink

Welcome back.

What is up with Dr. Gene Scott's broadcasts still being broadcast with no mention of his passing? Ah, I guess it's par for the course. Did you ever see the Werner Herzog docu "God's Angry Man"?

dell, Wednesday, 16 January 2008 03:31 (ten years ago) Permalink

I've posted on and off here for 5 years or so.

I'm 33, and I grew up listening to punk and hardcore. In 1989, at 15, I started booking bands and running a fanzine in CT (Fun With Cows). I booked Neurosis, Green Day, Born Against, Nation of Ulysses, and tons more Dischord and Lookout bands. I interviewed Henry Rollins, Naked Raygun, and Fugazi. I sang in bands called Maude and Pageant.

Now I listen to lots of jazz (20s to 00s, with a preference for avant-garde) reggae (the usual Blood & Fire, Tubby/Perry suspects), and I've had the long-term crazies for Mekons, Tom Verlaine, and Alex Chilton. I've moved more toward instrumental music, but I've always loved good lyricists, from Dylan to Darnielle.

I've always been ambivalent about this site--in order for me to submit considered, well-worded answers, I would be on here all day. Still, thought I'd say hi, since I've dropped in more often lately.

Usual Channels, Wednesday, 16 January 2008 13:58 (ten years ago) Permalink

Look at me
Look at me
I'm a zing master

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Wednesday, 16 January 2008 14:02 (ten years ago) Permalink

bolton borealis.

kenneth connor, white pigeons, beaver and krause.

bester. is it september yet?

tongues cold when stored salty.

Dingbod Kesterson, Wednesday, 16 January 2008 14:09 (ten years ago) Permalink

I sang in bands called Maude and Pageant.

tell me you guys covered "...and then there's Maude"!

henry s, Wednesday, 16 January 2008 14:10 (ten years ago) Permalink

No, but we heard it all the time! I hardly remembered why we called ourselves that--I'm pretty sure the drummer and I were gonna have a joke rap band called that (joke rap bands--not funny then, not funny now), and then called our Screeching Weasel-derivative band that instead.

The second band was Fugazi/Jesus Lizard derivative--a common arc at the time among kids my age, I think.

Usual Channels, Wednesday, 16 January 2008 14:14 (ten years ago) Permalink

Hey all, been reading these boards for a few months now, and found it a great source of information and discussion, so I finally got around to making an account.

I'm a 17 year old student living in London, which makes me younger than the vast majority of posters, but hopefully I can contribute a bit without making too big a fool of myself. Really just hoping to expand my still very small knowledge of music and hopefully broaden my tastes a bit.

Currently listening to a lot of metal (cos I'm a teenager clearly) but plenty of other stuff, small selection of artists I've been listening to recently to give you an idea:

Agalloch/Alcest/Amok/Anathema/Angelic Process/Arcturus/Boards of Canada/Boris/Burzum/Caina/Candlemass/Darkspace/Deathspell/Dillinger/Dodheimsgard/Down/Earth/Electric Soft Parade/Electric Wizard/Emperor/Endstille/Ghost/Gorgoroth/Grave in the Sky/High on Fire/Immortal/Isis/Isole/Jesu/Katatonia/Moonsorrow/Mr. Bungle/My Bloody Valentine/Neurosis/Neutral Milk Hotel/Novembers Doom/Novembre/Oceansize/Om/Radiohead/Ride/Slowdive/Studio/Sunn O))/Super Furry Animals/Talk Talk/Trelldom/Ulver/Virgin Black/Watain/Witchcraft/Working for a Nuclear.../Wolves in the Throne Room/65daysofstatic

Ok I should stop, sorry about the facebook style list. Anyway, it just seems like I have quite a lot of the obvious and more famous choices (as well as mostly new stuff), and I'd love to try and get deeper into a few of those genres, probably by haunting the Rolling Metal Thread like I did last year.

Oh, and a certain l j4gger happens to be my brother, but don't hold that against me (yeah I'm the dude he kept stealing metal off).

Frankie, Tuesday, 22 January 2008 22:32 (nine years ago) Permalink

this has to be fake

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 22 January 2008 22:33 (nine years ago) Permalink

has to

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 22 January 2008 22:33 (nine years ago) Permalink

Louis gets his revenge!

Herman G. Neuname, Tuesday, 22 January 2008 22:42 (nine years ago) Permalink

Holy shit.

jim, Tuesday, 22 January 2008 22:46 (nine years ago) Permalink


elan, Tuesday, 22 January 2008 23:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

Have you met Noodle Vague yet?

Herman G. Neuname, Tuesday, 22 January 2008 23:48 (nine years ago) Permalink

Dom Passantino, Tuesday, 22 January 2008 23:53 (nine years ago) Permalink

As one door closes another opens...

snoball, Tuesday, 22 January 2008 23:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

Heh, I knew mentioning lj in first post was a bad idea (though I was hoping for some amusing responses), but I'd rather just get it out the way. Guess I'll lie low until the zings stop flying.

'Have you met Noodle Vague yet?'

Don't think so...

Frankie, Tuesday, 22 January 2008 23:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

dude if you were gonna go ahead and impersonate louis' brother you should have gone ahead and made sure you didn't call him "lj"

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 22 January 2008 23:59 (nine years ago) Permalink

Wecome, Brother Jagger, to the madhouse.

The Reverend, Tuesday, 22 January 2008 23:59 (nine years ago) Permalink

this had potential

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 22 January 2008 23:59 (nine years ago) Permalink

'dude if you were gonna go ahead and impersonate louis' brother you should have gone ahead and made sure you didn't call him "lj"'

Not only did I impersonate louis' bro I also hacked his school email account and used it to register. :)

Frankie, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 00:01 (nine years ago) Permalink


J0rdan S., Wednesday, 23 January 2008 00:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

Are we sure this isn't legit?

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 00:24 (nine years ago) Permalink


W4LTER, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 00:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

(but it's probably chaki)

Jordan, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 00:30 (nine years ago) Permalink

"Agalloch/Alcest/Amok/Anathema/Angelic Process/Arcturus/"

I'm just glad that he's listening to Amok. I raved about the last album on ilm, but i don't think anyone else on here heard it. louis is always saying how he's stealing metal from his brother. why wouldn't he be real?

scott seward, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 00:34 (nine years ago) Permalink

Heh, I guess the liking lots of the same stuff is pretty natural, but I didn't think I'd come across as a caricature of louis' bro.

And yeah Scott I really liked that Amok album, and in fact most stuff you recommend. :)

Frankie, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 00:38 (nine years ago) Permalink

it would be hard to come across as a caricature of louis. he takes care of that all by himself.

elan, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 00:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

anyway, Welcome!

elan, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 00:46 (nine years ago) Permalink


Frankie, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 00:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

Frankie I'll look forward to yr contributions to Rolling Metal

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 00:51 (nine years ago) Permalink

Frankie what is your stance on racist bottle openers?

gr8080, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 00:57 (nine years ago) Permalink

Is the drum a musical instrument

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 01:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

I guess I'll take this opportunity before I get called out again to introduce myself. I'm an ex-college radio DJ, and I used to be hip to all the cool shit, but having a job has seriously limited the amount of time I spend looking for new music and going to shows. I came here to read about new music and hopefully find stuff that excites me. I can't adequately describe my taste in music- lately I've been listening to a lot of "ringtone" rap and the new collection by the Lucksmiths. Anyway, hi.

miryam, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 01:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

whaddup dog

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 01:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

I guess I'll take this opportunity before I get called out again to introduce myself. I'm an ex-college radio DJ, and I used to be hip to all the cool shit, but having a job has seriously limited the amount of time I spend looking for new music and going to shows. I came here to read about new music and hopefully find stuff that excites me. I can't adequately describe my taste in music- lately I've been listening to a lot of "ringtone" rap and the new collection by the Lucksmiths. Anyway, hi.

Are you from Windsor?

Mr. Goodman, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 01:20 (nine years ago) Permalink

Windsor? Nope.

whaddup HOOS.

miryam, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 01:23 (nine years ago) Permalink


electricsound, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 01:24 (nine years ago) Permalink


-- electricsound, Tuesday, January 22, 2008 7:24 PM (33 minutes ago) Bookmark Link

'bout time.

Ivan, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 01:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

frankie munez

CaptainLorax, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 02:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

my roommate can vouch for the fact that, upon seeing this post, I spent the next 2 minutes in a single continuous "uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh"

bernard snowy, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 03:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

(the frankie post, that is)

bernard snowy, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 03:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

I sort of introduced myself! on the EMP 2008 thread a week ago but I've never chimed in here in properly. I'm Dan, I've been hanging out on this board for the last year and a half or so, during which time I moved from Manhattan to New Jersey and again to Concord, Mass. I'm married with two kids. My professional music experience: I worked at an independent record store in Chicago, then at Tower Records, and then at an independent music distributor, all of which are now defunct. More as a hobby, I did some music journalism and played in a couple bands in the '90s. Now I work as a lawyer in Boston. Hello to all of you.

dad a, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 03:40 (nine years ago) Permalink

dad a: Which Chicago record store did you work at?

I hope your law firm doesn't go defunct. It sounds like that shit happens to you.

kwhitehead, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 04:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

it's frankie muniz, bro.

the table is the table, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 04:24 (nine years ago) Permalink

That's funny -- I'm LJ's wacky neighbour.

Jeff Treppel, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 04:24 (nine years ago) Permalink

I'm LJ's papa.

The Reverend, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 04:32 (nine years ago) Permalink

kwhitehead: Thanks, happily my firm isn't affected by the music industry's decline. The record store was called The Inside Track, on Armitage, when they had just opened and I was going to high school down the street. The other clerk was Pete Margasak.

dad a, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 04:39 (nine years ago) Permalink

Jeff your name always makes me think of Belgian strong beers

Hurting 2, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 04:40 (nine years ago) Permalink

Hahaha. I saw that reg in the new users lists and at first thought it might be LJ making a new account to get past his ban. :)

stet, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 04:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

You caught me, Hurting. I'm actually a sentient beer.

Jeff Treppel, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 04:54 (nine years ago) Permalink

Louis says it really is his brother.

Herman G. Neuname, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 13:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

I'm Nick and I'm listening to The Very Best of Ethiopiques.

Scik Mouthy, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 13:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

Happiness, happiness, the greatest gift that I posses
I thank the Lord I've been blessed
With more than my share of happiness

To me this old world is a wonderful place
And I'm just about the luckiest human in the whole human race
I've got no silver and I've got no gold
Just a whole lot of happiness in my soul

Happiness, happiness, the greatest gift that I posses
I thank the Lord I've been blessed
With more than my share of happiness

Happiness to me is an ocean tide
Or a sunset fading on a mountain side
Or maybe a big old heaven full of stars up above
When I'm in the arms of the one I love

Happiness is a field of grain
Lifting its face to the falling rain
I can see it in the sunshine, I breathe it in the rain
Happiness everywhere

Happiness, happiness, the greatest gift that I posses
I thank the Lord I've been blessed
With more than my share of happiness

A wise old man told me one time
That happiness is nothing but a frame of mind
I hope when you go to measuring my success
That you don't count my money count my happiness

Happiness, happiness, the greatest gift that I posses
I thank the Lord I've been blessed
With more than my share of happiness

Happiness, happiness, the greatest gift that I posses
I thank the Lord I've been blessed
With more than my share of happiness

Frogman Henry, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 13:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

The other clerk was Pete Margasak

The biggest fish in a small pond.

I remember "Inside Track." That was a long time ago. I used to go there, then to the "Coffee and Tea Exchange" down the street.

kwhitehead, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 14:10 (nine years ago) Permalink

James Redd and the Blecchs, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 14:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

Uh. Hi there! I'm Nate.
I live in a grubby college town in Minnesota and work the graveyard shift at a grocery store. I'm moving to New Zealand in August. I'm in bands with jerks, I'm a know-nothing from a nowhere small town and I'm here in some halfassed attempt to learn more about music (five+ years without the internet, trying to catch up). I'm on the myspace like every other jerksuck. Pleased to meecha.

RabiesAngentleman, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 14:16 (nine years ago) Permalink

do your bandmates know they are jerks?

elan, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 14:21 (nine years ago) Permalink

I'm busy speculating whether or not I meant that. Regardless, I love them all.

RabiesAngentleman, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 14:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

okay, Welcome!

elan, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 14:31 (nine years ago) Permalink

Thanks, buddy!

RabiesAngentleman, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 14:32 (nine years ago) Permalink

fuck, at the start of this thread, Dr C says his kids are 8 and 5. They'd now be (approx) 15 and 12. That's kind of scary. Time flies.

Scik Mouthy, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 20:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

Welcome to everyone, even especially the LJ sibling.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 20:16 (nine years ago) Permalink

And he still plays rugby. The kids must keep him fit.

Herman G. Neuname, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 20:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

That and not having butter on the canteen lady's crumpet.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 21:07 (nine years ago) Permalink

Hello, I'm just some bodrick.

Bodrick III, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 21:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

hello. i'm 25. Toronto, via Tokyo, via Newfoundland. i met a girl who lives here. my tastes are all over the place, and she can dance beautifully to any of it. i have a desk job downtown now. and i've read this board off and on for years. so now here i am.

last music i bought was the last Local Rabbits album. last thing i downloaded was a Cold Crush recording from

i hope this was the right thread.

maffew12, Friday, 25 January 2008 14:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

It was. Welcome!

Ned Raggett, Friday, 25 January 2008 15:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

Local Rabbits, nice! :-) saw at Halifax Pop Explosion like 94? Great stuff

welcome, for what it's worth coming from me, I am pretty new too.

Saxby D. Elder, Friday, 25 January 2008 20:10 (nine years ago) Permalink

Hey, I've posted a handful of times, but just so that it's on the record and I'm not just some lurker when I sporadically post:

I'm Tal, and it's too bad that I didn't hear about this place six or seven years ago.

talrose, Friday, 25 January 2008 21:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

FREE HUGS!, Friday, 25 January 2008 22:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

Creepy thing is, no matter where you go in the room, his sausage seems to follow you.

contenderizer, Friday, 25 January 2008 22:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

Hi, all. I was posting for a while as Bob Standard, but had problems with that account (much too delicate to go into here). So now I'm this. Through it all, I've been a middle-aged database guy who likes to geek about music, go to shows, etc. I live in Seattle, up by Greenlake. It's nice, quiet. We have apple trees in the yard.

contenderizer, Friday, 25 January 2008 22:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

I was born in’67. I’ve been an Oakland Raiders fan since ’74 and a Chicago White Sox fan since about then as well. In the 70’s I thought the Rolling Stones were the greatest. In the Eighties I moved on to Iron Maiden and Judas Priest. I went to college and decided Mudhoney was where it’s at. Suddenly I was in musical heaven. Records by the Afghan Whigs, Breeders, Neil Young, Nirvana, Nick Cave, Sonic Youth all flooded my impressionable ears. I continued like this until the mid Nineties when I drifted back to “rock n roll” with the discovery of the Beasts of Bourbon and The Scientists.
I then jumped on the garage rock trolley with labels like Estrus, In the Red and Sympathy for the Record Industry. I quickly added the stoner rock of the Man’s Ruin label among others. Since the turn of the century I’ve been searching the bins for late sixties early seventies rarities and searching for that next revelation where ever it may come from.
Currently I live in upstate New York (outside Ithaca) with my girl friend and cat shaped poop machine. I’m taking IT classes in an effort to get a permanent job that will let me settle down in one place and buy way more records than I’ll ever be able to listen to.

steampig67, Sunday, 27 January 2008 14:10 (nine years ago) Permalink

What's up, cotenderizer? SeattILX rolls deep, and we're always looking to rolls deeper.

Steampig, welcome here.

The Reverend, Sunday, 27 January 2008 14:52 (nine years ago) Permalink

OK, "cat shaped poop machine" is one of the greatest things ever posted to ILX.

John Justen, Sunday, 27 January 2008 17:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

What John said. That made me so happy when I read it. Welcome Steampig, you'll fit right in.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 27 January 2008 17:33 (nine years ago) Permalink

After lurking here for a few months I've decided to start posting, as this is a forum where I can actually learn a thing or two and actually discuss music--the other forums I've been on have devolved into pissing matches over proving how cool and obscure the music you listen to is.

I'm a huge krautrock/psych-rock/folk/noise fan, but in the past 2 years I've gotten caught into miminal techno and cosmic disco stuff (hosting an electronic music show throughout college made this inevitable, I suppose).

I figure, where the music crits are is where I'll learn the most.

Malcolm Money, Sunday, 27 January 2008 18:49 (nine years ago) Permalink

also, I live in Atlanta which is in dire need of more deep house and minimal...even the Justices and MSTRKRFTs of the world don't come to town frequently, so the city is flooded with poor-man's Diplos and electro DJs.

Malcolm Money, Sunday, 27 January 2008 18:51 (nine years ago) Permalink

the other forums I've been on have devolved into pissing matches over proving how cool and obscure the music you listen to is

If you've been here for a while you surely have noticed that here too! Anyway, welcome welcome.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 27 January 2008 19:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

oh come on ned, this place is oodles better than most others. even if it sucks donkey dick.

elan, Sunday, 27 January 2008 19:47 (nine years ago) Permalink

Sheesh, I'm years - YEARS! - overdue for doing this.

Hello, I'm Mike. I'm 45 years old, I'm British, and I'm based in Nottingham during the week and a village in the Derbyshire Peak District at weekends. I've been partnered since 1985, and legally man-on-man hitched since 2006. I work variously as an IT consultant (for the money) and as a freelance music journalist (for the love, and for the pathetic reflected glory of being a Confidante To The Stars). I've written for Stylus, Slate and Time Out London, but my regular gig is with my local paper, the Nottingham Evening Post. I review one or two live shows a week, and I bag phone interviews every couple of weeks or so.

I started blogging in 2001 and made my first posting to ILM a few weeks later, but didn't start hanging out here regularly until 2004. My ILM claim to fame was running the 1000 UK Number Ones poll in early 2005, but I generally keep a low profile around here. (You're all awfully clever, and I know my place.)

I've been "following the charts" since 1971, ever since "Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep" turned me on to rock and roll. I've been buying albums since 1973, my first purchase being The Beatles 1967-70. My last purchases were the Black Mountain, Beirut and Ungdomskulen albums, and I'll be buying Vampire Weekend at lunchtime.

History of musical interests as follows: The Sweet -> Slade -> Queen -> Yes -> Gong -> Kevin Ayers -> Eddie & The Hot Rods -> Clash/Damned/Pistols/Buzzcocks/Adverts/X-Ray Spex/Gen X/Slits/Banshees -> Devo/Pere Ubu -> Undertones -> Cure -> Blockheads/Costello/Blondie -> DISCO!!! -> Orange Juice -> ABC -> Bobby O/Patrick Cowley -> early electro -> Arthur Baker/John Robie -> New Order -> Smiths -> Frankie/Bronski/PSB -> Prince/Madonna -> James Brown/Aretha -> the New Authenticity! (whoops) -> Jam/Lewis -> Def Jam -> Chicago house -> dance music GOOD, guitar music BORING (club DJ from 86 to 89) -> acid house -> deep house/garage -> Soul II Soul/rare groove/jazz-funk/boogie -> snotty soulboy phase, causing me to miss rave entirely (double whoops) -> acid jazz/Talkin' Loud/Dorado -> Nirvana/Pixies/Sonic Youth/Teenage Fanclub (guitars GOOD AGAIN, thank you Volume/Select) -> Suede/Bjork/Saint Etienne -> Orbital/Leftfield -> handbag/hardbag/nu-NRG -> midlife crisis mad-fer-it tops-off Tradebabe phase -> Tony De Vit/Ian M/Tinrib/Reactivate -> Rollo & Sister Bliss/Faithless/Motiv8 -> Tribal Gathering/Oasis at Knebworth -> and I had a GREAT Britpop, thank you for asking -> nu classic soul/D'Angelo/Destinys Child/Kelis -> UK garage/2-step -> abandon clubbing in favour of newly resurgent live music circuit -> electroclash/early Scissor Sisters -> oh yeah, EUROVISION! -> Neil Diamond/Johnny Cash/Leonard Cohen/Brian Wilson -> Church Of Me (& spin-offs thereof) -> Fluxblog/Said The Gramophone/Music For Robots/Benn Loxo Du Taccu -> Mali/Senegal/Tuareg/Griot -> Cuba/Omara/Cesaria/Mariza -> British folk -> Hidden Cameras/White Stripes/Streets/Franz Ferdinand -> The Knife/Hot Chip/CSS -> Rufus Wainwright/Antony Hegarty/Joan As Policewoman -> LCD Soundsystem/Good Bad & Queen/Los Campesinos/Battles/Burial -> British Sea Power/Vampire Weekend -> ?????


mike t-diva, Monday, 28 January 2008 10:47 (nine years ago) Permalink


The Reverend, Monday, 28 January 2008 11:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

been here since the greenspun days in various guises
i work for at&t and make shitty downtempo/elevator music in my spare time.
been an aspiring dj for awhile but always end up spending money on records instead of a 2nd turntable
just moved back to the bay area, love to dance but have no real dancing friends yet

winston, Tuesday, 29 January 2008 05:31 (nine years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Hey, I'm Stewart, a long time worker-lurker from a weird small town in Southern Minnesota. I'm bonkers over there being a forum where people can talk about The Shadow Ring, A.R. Kane and Brad Paisley without being too sneered at. It seems like someone could feasibly start a successful thread about Virgin Steele if he or she so desired (though I'll leave it to someone else). I think ILX's most underrated thread is "United Arab Amirites". Anyway, I probably I won't post too much; it just seems courteous for the guy who's been gawking in the corner all night to introduce himself and be a tad less creepy.

BigLurks, Monday, 24 March 2008 20:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

Big LURKS aka ?

Whiney G. Weingarten, Monday, 24 March 2008 20:31 (nine years ago) Permalink

Hey guys, I

Ol Bertie Dastard, Monday, 24 March 2008 20:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

Stewart=my friend.


RabiesAngentleman, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 12:31 (nine years ago) Permalink

i'm charlie
i like the beatles, the rolling stones and radiohead

Charlie Howard, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 12:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

Greets, Charlie!

RabiesAngentleman, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 12:51 (nine years ago) Permalink

hola, right back

Charlie Howard, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 14:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

Hulloo, Charlie

I like a bit o' Teh Beatles & Them Rolling Stones too. And even a weeny bit o'Radiohead.
As for being 25, huh, my son'll be that age inna coupla months).

P.S. That wurst-like snaky thingy in the FREE HUGS! post upthread (Friday, 25 January 2008) musta be the peculiarest pictureosity posted on this thread, no ?

t**t, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 15:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

i'm 25, but have a few years on lj 'parrently

Charlie Howard, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 15:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

sup guys!

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 17:51 (nine years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Oh dear missed this thread completely when I first joined ILM last year. Swedish, 29, female, working as medical physicist at a radiation therapy clinic. Bought Behaviour in 1990 (and in some pathetic way I consider this one of the most important things I have ever done, since it clearly made even more of an outsider, not liking Bob Marley and Guns N'Roses) and have been a massive PSB fan ever since. Did spend 2 years of my youth dressed in black listening to The Cure. Haven't put on a record of them since unfortunately. After that it was mostly Suede, St Etienne and Blur. Have a lot to thank Swedish music journalist Andres Lokko for, even though I would never admit to agreeing with him. Used to keep up with all the new cool stuff, but these days I rarely bother. Have a music taste of a 45 year old white man apparently, listens obsessively to Talk Talk, Kate Bush and David Sylvian-related stuff (everything but Japan really). Do NOT think Talk Talk should do some crap reunion tour, but wishes more than anything that Mark Hollis would bless us with a new solo album.
Favourite live band: JSBX. Dances to: Northern soul and house. When drunk any 80's classic will do.

ConnieXX, Monday, 21 April 2008 18:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

I'm Dave, I'm 28, and I regret the alias 'gnarly sceptre'. I've been making the odd post here and there under a variety of aliases here for a few years, but I think I still qualify as a lurker.

My favourite record is always my most recent mix-tape, with the latest containing stuff by Pink Fairies, Wolfgang Dauner, The Negatives (the Bradford new wavers), Rhythm Methodists, Gino Soccio, Laser Pace (thank you!), FNU Ronnies, Chrome, Deutsch Nepal (the other Deutsch Nepal), SPK, R.D. Burman, The Cool Notes, Pastels, Game Theory, Great Plains, Tommy Jay, Municipal Waste, Detention... yadda yadda.

I'm also saddened by the lack of Kenne Highland love.

I've amassed a pretty decent sized collection of obscuro z-grade VHS flicks (post-apocalyptic/dystopian Mad Max rip offs, sub-Conan barbarian yarns, slashers, etc) which I intend to harvest for a Dutch Oven Records style cassette release. I'm a lazy bastard though, and I hate that somebody will beat me to making the Intruder soundtrack (the Indonesian one, not the Defoe one) a collector classic.

gnarly sceptre, Wednesday, 23 April 2008 13:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

Welcome welcome.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 23 April 2008 14:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

Hey! The Los Llamarada singer was here!!

gnarly sceptre, Monday, 28 April 2008 14:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

About time I said something here. I'm MacDara, 28, male, from Dublin. I've been aware of ILX for a few years, commented once or twice, but only took to regularly following the threads a year or so ago, when the Mike Watt List on Yahoo Groups fizzled out. I work in newspaper production -- sadly not a reviewer-type writer guy yet.

My favourite band is the Minutemen; my favourite album is 'The Punch Line'. If I had a time machine, I'd travel back to when SST Records was still a going concern and buy up the entire catalogue (even the crap stuff). Besides that, and my partiality to grindcore, my tastes are all over the place.

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m the g, Thursday, 5 June 2008 12:49 (nine years ago) Permalink

Always good to get more Irish posters on here!

hyggeligt, Thursday, 5 June 2008 12:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

Sorry, kneejerk response to the thread title, not to MacDara's post. Welcome.

kingkongvsgodzilla, Thursday, 5 June 2008 13:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

If I had a time machine, I'd travel back to when SST Records was still a going concern and buy up the entire catalogue (even the crap stuff).

I bought most of this stuff at the time. Wouldn't recommend it.

Matt #2, Thursday, 5 June 2008 13:05 (nine years ago) Permalink

I remember a SWA cassette as being particularly not worth my $7.

kingkongvsgodzilla, Thursday, 5 June 2008 13:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

What grindcore do you like, man?

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 5 June 2008 13:33 (nine years ago) Permalink

I started with early Napalm Death, but moved onto Nasum after a guy I used to work with (a drummer in a grind band, incidentally) leant me 'Human 2.0'. After that, there was Carcass, AxCx, Agoraphobic Nosebleed/Pig Destroyer, Discordance Axis, Rotten Sound, etc. I dig some powerviolence stuff too (I picked up a few Slap-A-Ham discs when the label was liquidating). But goregrind isn't my thing (early Carcass excepted).

MacDara, Thursday, 5 June 2008 18:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

hang on, how many Irish people are there on here?

I know, right?, Thursday, 5 June 2008 22:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

Me, and?

sonofstan, Thursday, 5 June 2008 22:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

there's a lot more

I know, right?, Thursday, 5 June 2008 22:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

I'm sure there are. We're everywhere.

MacDara, Thursday, 5 June 2008 23:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

hi all, i'm messiah wannabe. i'm an american living in indonesia, where i have a band, soulflip (we have a website,, go figure) we mix traditional indonesian classical music and dance with electronic/dj stuff. i actually get paid to do this, which i am perhaps overly proud of. i'm also curently producing an album with an indonesian rapper - he's already signed to a national label, so if things go well i may finally realize my lifelong dream of becoming an asian pop star. wish me luck.

i mostly like the kind of rap you hear on the radio, electro and minimal house, and the beatles. but i used to listen to all kinds of stuff, and now that i have a decent interweb connection i intend to start listening to all kinds of stuff once again.


ps. "I'm 33, and I grew up listening to punk and hardcore. In 1989, at 15, I started booking bands and running a fanzine in CT (Fun With Cows). I booked Neurosis, Green Day, Born Against, Nation of Ulysses"

the former bass player for nation of ulysses lives in bali now, where he works as a dj specializing in disco and classic house tunes. he's quite good!

messiahwannabe, Friday, 6 June 2008 03:59 (nine years ago) Permalink

This is all very interesting! We must clearly make Indonesia the next nexus point for ILX conquest of the world. Or something.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 6 June 2008 04:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

d'you ever play in jakarta?

mookieproof, Friday, 6 June 2008 04:19 (nine years ago) Permalink

"This is all very interesting! We must clearly make Indonesia the next nexus point for ILX conquest of the world. Or something."

indonesia's bountiful natural resources (read: good surf, asian chicks) make it a natural target, general.

"d'you ever play in jakarta?"

every once in a while (ok, three times last year, for the first time since we moved to indonesia) i should actually be going there next week to meet with the record company, hopefully. why, you live round there?

messiahwannabe, Friday, 6 June 2008 04:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

i do not, but my best friend and his wife do and would probably be interested in seeing you

mookieproof, Friday, 6 June 2008 04:48 (nine years ago) Permalink

cool :)

i wont be playing with my band this time, but feel free to pass on our url...

they could always come see us in bali, jakarta people seem to come here with alarming frequency.

messiahwannabe, Friday, 6 June 2008 04:57 (nine years ago) Permalink

welcome! here are some username threads as mentioned earlier, if you ever need to control-f somebody:

OK so uh this is where you explain to us who you actually are because yr new username is a little cryptic


sleeve, Friday, 6 June 2008 05:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

well, you're not on either thread apparently, so i'll just have to call you sleeve.

thanks sleeve!

messiahwannabe, Friday, 6 June 2008 05:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

you know the funny thing about those threads is that all the regulars are confused as well. or lying. they do have some useful info, though.

sleeve, Friday, 6 June 2008 05:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

i don't thinks that's really the funny thing about those threads

elan, Friday, 6 June 2008 06:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

hang on, how many Irish people are there on here?

-- I know, right?, Thursday, 5 June 2008 23:12

There are a few more than previous thought. Lurkers mainly.

hyggeligt, Friday, 6 June 2008 08:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

Did you spot the missing 'ly'? Good for you!

hyggeligt, Friday, 6 June 2008 08:03 (nine years ago) Permalink</