[Powderworks] Oils survey
leftjab at well.com
Mon Aug 30 22:50:50 MDT 2004
>1. what's your name? Jonathan
>2. where do you live? Berkeley, California, United States
>3. how old are you? 37
>4. what do you do for a living? energy regulatory attorney for the state
>5. what was the first song you heard by the Oils? Power & the Passion
>(also the video, on early 80's MTV, which was actually quite good)
>6. how old were you when you heard it? 16
>7. what are your two favorite albums, from one extreme to the other?
> 10 to 1 & RW
>8. favorite energetic song? Stand In Line or Only the Strong (can't choose)
>9. favorite slow song? Antarctica
>10. what song(s) defines the Oils? Blue Sky Mine
>11. what song is *least* characteristic of the Oils? Outbreak of Love
>12. Martin or Jim? Jim's a genius, but Martin's underrated and I love
>his live two-step too
>13. what Oils song did you absolutely hate at first and now love? i've
>never absolutely hated anything they've done ...
>14. did you buy any Oils releases totally on faith, without having heard
>a single song before buying it? yes - every album after the first one,
>except for Breathe as I did hear Underwater on the radio pre-release (and
>knew it was them immediately!) but of course I would've bought it anyway ...
>15. do you play any instruments? no
>16. if you could go to any ONE place mentioned in an Oils song, where would
>you go? the shores of Mandalay
>17. have the Oils ever inspired you to take any direct action as part of
>any environmental/social activist cause? let's just put it this way, i
>doubt i'd be regulating energy companies if it weren't for all my
>influences, and they are one of the most important.
>18. have you ever had any Oils-related dreams? not that I can recall
>19. Bones or Giffo? what about Andrew James (the bass line in Stand in
>Line is incredible!) Giffo for pure bass playing, Bones for singing/stage
>presence/sense of humor/geographical diversity.
>20. what forgotten song deserves another spin? Who Can Stand in the Way