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0 posted 08-11-2002 10:21 AM       View Profile for Anvrill   Email Anvrill   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Anvrill's Home Page   View IP for Anvrill

I like making music. Nah, scratch that. Making music is like a religion to me.

I've wanted to have a band since ... I don't even know. I've always performed in public, from a church play when I was 7 through to a severely cheered karaoke rendition of Bat Out of Hell in front of half the U of C campus. (My smallest audience has been 50; my biggest was about 500. And the karaoke was the only stint I've done that wasn't part of a big show.)

So... If you were in a band, what would you do? Frontgrrl/frontman? Guitars? Bass? Piano? Percussion? Programming? Producing? Wha'? And what kind of band would you be, and what songs would you cover?

I know the name of my band already. Metalheads and Goth Angels. My best friend's fault; she came up with it, and I loved it a bit too much.

I'd be the frontgrrl, writing songs, singing 'em, playing the piano. Manda (said best friend) would do backing vocals, and she really wants to play drums, so I'd humour her. Tyler would provide ANGSTY, broken backing vocals and all guitar needs (and will some day tutor Mikhail on how to play a bass). And of course, Mike would sing any duet parts, and solo songs too, and he'll know bass by then, so it's all good.

It's an interesting set-up. Because I write songs, Tyler writes songs, and Mike writes songs. I've got an overly passionate, half-operatic voice. Tyler's got this broken down slurred-word thing going on but he just booms. And Mikhail has this tremulous, hesitantly sensual and overpowering voice that just knocks y' right off your feet. Manda (who would do backing vocals) has such a perky, young, babyish voice (her nickname's Baby Punk, and I've been dubbed Mommy Goth).

I need to find someone who plays violins... Then I'm set!

I'd want every album to have something written by everyone who can write, with a solo from all of us, but I'm a bit of a primadonna, so I'd want most of the song-space fr me. (Tyler's planning a solo career anyway; he can't complain!)

I'd want one cover per album... And off the top of my head, these are what I'd like to cover:


  • Ricochet Days - Modern English
  • Believe Me - Moist
  • Buttefly - Tapping the Vein
  • One Tin Soldier - (uh, who did this originally??)
  • Suicide is Painless - (eep... again?)
  • Rebel Girl - Bikini Kill
  • Wuthering Heights - Kate Bush (It's SUCH a challenge to sing! Fun!)
  • All Lovers Lost - Faith & the Muse


Yeh, basically those things that get permanently stuck in my head or have just been part of me since forever. (No wonder I'm a cynic; growing up with One Tin Soldier and Suicide is Painless!)

Anyway, I'm sooooo going on.....

So whatcha gonna do in yr own band?

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1 posted 08-11-2002 05:03 PM       View Profile for PoetryIsLife   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PoetryIsLife

Music is one of the biggest influences in my life, after my faith, and a few other things. I've always thought it would be awesome to be in a band. My goal is to fluently play the drums, guitar, and bass. If I was in a band, though? I would be the bassist. I look and act like one, so, hey, go with the flow. Everyone says I look like one. With my black beanie, call me The Edge, baby. I would also want to be one of the main songwriters - though, I've always felt it was truer to a band when the entire band had a say in the songwriting. The songs, both words and music, reflect all of the band, not simply the frontman. The name for my band? I've though about that - almost formed a band this past summer - Paradox Matters.

Me love music.

Sincerely,
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2 posted 08-11-2002 11:13 PM       View Profile for Dark Enchantress   Email Dark Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Dark Enchantress's Home Page   View IP for Dark Enchantress

Heh. This is simple.

I'd be the lead. I'd write the songs, write most of the music, sing, and play piano. I'm obsessed beyond all reason with the piano so that would definitely be a part of it. The funny thing is that most of the poetry I write is going to music I'm "playing" in my head. I don't know who would be in my band. As long as they don't get in my way I don't care.

Cover songs? Hmm.. now that I'll have to think about. Definitely Janis Joplin.. Nina Simone.. "Do I Move You?" ...

I'd want to do a song or more with Nine Inch Nails.. Tori Amos.. and Pink.. I'm not really into pop, but I think that Pink is pretty cool. She'd be fun to work with.

Performing rules.

Rock on.

I'm married to Mr.Metaphor. We make love everyday.

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3 posted 08-13-2002 01:58 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Some covers I'd have to sing ...

Black No. 1, Type O Negative
When Doves Cry, Prince
Pretty much anything by Depeche Mode or NIN
Till I Die, The Beach Boys
To Know (her) is to Love (her), The Teddy Boys

And you've gotta have some Beatles, Marilyn Manson, Garbage and Nirvana in there!

Anyway... (just didn't want to see this thread die ... there's a bunch of "serious" threads happenin', and while this is serious, it's also fun!!!)
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Oh, and of course some Cure and Red Hot Chili Peppers and Strokes and Sisters of Mercy and Pink Floyd an.....
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and and and and... the possibilities are endless, right?

I'd definately do a cover of Janis Joplin because I've heard that I pull off her music very well. Otherwise I'd be too afraid of screwing it up!

I just thought of one a while ago and then boom it was gone... hmm.. oh yeah! Blondie.. Debbie Harry.. "One Way Or Another".

I kind of like the idea of taking classics and "bringing them back to life". Yet at the same time.. you can easilly screw it up.. some classics are better left alone.. after all.. that's what made them great.

I'm married to Mr.Metaphor. We make love everyday.

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6 posted 08-13-2002 09:49 PM       View Profile for Anvrill   Email Anvrill   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Anvrill's Home Page   View IP for Anvrill

I might hafta cover everything Moist ever did. And get Mikhail and the others hooked enough that they actually wanna cover 'em all with me! Hmm, I def'nitely have my work set out for me.

And with NIN, Mikhail, I could only cover 'something i can never have', 'cause that's the only one I KNOW I can do right. Prolly acapella, though. 'Course, I'd hafta get you doing 'hurt'. You're just so great with that.

Anyway. *yawn* Jus' woke up.

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7 posted 08-14-2002 01:53 AM       View Profile for PoetryIsLife   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PoetryIsLife

I would have to cover Tommy Lee's "Hold Me Down." Oh, wait, I just did! [see poem] Words, anyhow. The length of that poem would be an old-school Metallica song's sort of length. But hey....

Sincerely,
Titus
 
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