Hello boys & girls of RAnnDomized!
Who here loves music? Please come forward and share your musical preferences with me and your fellow RAnnDomizers – we’re always interested in discovering (or rediscovering) good bands. While we wait for you, let’s talk about me and my music, shall we?
I’m a hardcore fan of music in all of its forms. In recent weeks, I’ve gone old-school, perusing through my old CDs and reminiscing about the days when my bangs were higher then Robert Smith’s. I’ve been listening to old favorites like The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Sex Pistols, Joy Division, Molodoi, The Stoneroses, The Cure, Ministry – just to name a few. Personally, I’ve always felt that the best alternative and industrial bands emerged in the 90s; in some cases, I only discovered them at that time, though they may have existed prior to the 90s. Back in the day (I was in high-school), I discovered my absolute favorite DJ ever, on CHOM FM: Claude Rajotte. He was my alternative music guru, and introduced me to bands that I didn’t even know existed (think The Butthole Surfers, The Gruesomes and Nitzer Ebb). Every Monday night, he was on air between 9pm-12am. It was musical bliss. Anyway, while I was thinking about how fabulous the 90s were musically, I thought it might be fun to make a list of all the bands that I’ve seen live – those I can remember, anyway. So, put on your thinking caps people because you will be tasked to a) tell me who some of your favorite old-school bands are and b) tell me about your favorite concert (or your very first concert – whichever works best!).
Check out my concert list:
I’m sure I’ve forgotten a few but I think that list is pretty respectable, wouldn’t you? My last show was in September’09, when I traveled to Toronto to see my #1 band of men: U2.
So now it’s your turn! What bands are you still listening to, and how many shows have you been to? What was your favorite? Last show you went to/next show you’re going to?