Friday, April 11, 2003


1. what was the first band you saw in concert?
it was october 1991, it was the phillipshalle in duesseldorf, and the band was roxette, who i didn't even like very much when the concert came along.
less than a year later, in june 1992, i made up for roxette by seeing u2 for the first time, in dortmund. it was a religious experience.

2. who is your favorite artist/band now?
i never had, and never will have just one favourite musical artist or band. the first that come to mind right now are those i've listened to these last few days: something for kate, the notwist, the whitlams, serge gainsbourg, robbie williams, u2.

3. what's your favorite song?
again, i never had, and never will have just one favourite song. today, the song i keep putting on repeat is jasmin tabatabai's "absence makes the heart beat". this week, i've also been particularly attracted to "no aphrodisiac" by the whitlams and "the scientist" by coldplay.
earlier in the week, i burned some compilation cds, and all those songs have been with me all week, and i haven't grown tired of them yet.

4. if you could play any instrument, what would it be?
the piano. it's so smart, and sexy and seductive. in a perfect world, i could play it like keith jarrett. *sigh*

5. if you could meet any musical icon (past or present), who would it be and why?
bono. if he's busy saving the third world, i'd settle for john lennon.