Feb 26, 2007

Ask Wiwille: Music edition.

My first question for 'Ask Wiwille' was posed to me by Rawbean, author of Rawbean's Rants. In a comment on my last post she asked me: "If you were going to make me a mix cd, what would be on it?"

I pondered this for a while as making a mix CD is no small task. Do I make a CD that tries to impress with such artists that are wildly regarded as high brow? Should I make one for a specific task that I think she's into, such as working out, drinking, or naked satan worship? Would it be wise of me to leave out some of my favorite bands knowing full well that her, and the rest of the general public, will hate such music? Is it best pratice to make a mix CD based on a specific genre hoping that the listener will enjoy it? When making a mix CD should one choose songs that they think the intended listener will enjoy or should they create one based on the songs they like only? Do I just say to hell with it and be honest about my musical tastes?

Well the latter did ensue and listed below is a mix CD for Rawbean:

1. Blue Skies - DJ BT and Tori Amos.
2. Supernaught - Ministry and Trent Reznor.
3. Hurricane - Bob Dylan
4. Battery - Metallica
5. Beers, Steers, and Queers - Revolting Cocks.
6. Stripped - Depehce Mode.
7. These Things - She Wants Revenge.
8. Exodus - Ferrante and Teicher
9. Light - KMFDM
10. Bring the Noise - Public Enemy and Anthrax.
11. All Along the Watchtower - Jimmy Hendrix
12. Cocaine Blues - Johnny Cash
13. Anything by Coltrane.
14. On My Own - Les Mis.

I could go on with this, but I think this is enough for now. The list would probably change if I knew something more about her than what I read about. They say a mix CD is a great way to get to know somebody, but I disagree. When looking at my list one who doesn't know me would assume that I'm some chest pounding simpleton who tries to pass himself off as an intellectual powerhouse, but really he's just making up for the fact he has a small peni....err....actually that's pretty spot on.

That being said what little I know of the pretty Rawbean I doubt she'd enjoy this given how random the genres are. Having music jump from Ministry to Dylan would probably confuse, or dare I say perplex, her. Most of my aesthic snobbery is limited to movies and theatre after all. Go ahead and read the list and laugh.

"Most males see themselves in Rob. Most guys have been where Rob's been, maybe not as down-and-out or as poor, or as obsessive about music, but most guys have walked that path that Rob has and I think that's what made the book so great and so universal." - John Cusack

Thank's to the joy of Youtube I've listed a few songs below:


rawbean said...

YAY!! Thanks so much for answering! Yes the reason I wanted to know was to find out a little bit more about you. I like that you just went with your heart. Your taste is very scorsese soundtrack. That's cool.

I'd also like to mention that I know all the words to "on my own" from Les Miserables. Are you impressed?

Wiwille said...

Rawbean - I am indeed impressed with your Les Mis skills. You asked this because of the Nelly Furtado thing didn't you?