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May 27, 2015
Question 23. What’s an underrated band you can’t get enough of?

I’m going to have to say Clutch. They’re not huge, but I really like them. Mudvayne is another one. They’re just so good that I can’t believe they’re not more popular.

There are plenty of other bands/singers I like that are off beat and I know why they’re not mainstream or more popular (like Casey Stratton - he’s awesome, but he refuses to sign with a record company because he likes to have all the rights over his music), but I just don’t get why Mudvayne isn’t more popular.

I also really like Keane, but they’re very popular in the UK. Some people in the United States are realizing who they are, but I don’t know about other parts of the world.

~Maya
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May 8, 2015
Question 19. What are your all-time favorite songs?


My favorite song ever is Bush’s cover of Wild Horses by the Rolling Stones. And not just the album version, but the live version on Leno. I found it when I was pretty young and it’s been my favorite ever since.

Some of my other favorites include Sober by Tool, Home by Breaking Benjamin, Helden by Apocalyptica, Nothing to Gein by Mudvayne, Big Long Now by Nirvana, Run by Snow Patrol, Brutal Love by Greenday, Dead Souls by NIN, Here and Now by Seether, Given to Fly by Pearl Jam, Hurricane by Augustana, Sleeping Beauty by A Perfect Circle, Unafraid by Andrew Spice, Southern Smile by Cavo, Rio Bravo by cKy, Lightsaber Cocksucking Blues by mclusky, Sorry I by Casey Stratton, When It’s All Burning by Strata, Shallow by Porcupine Tree, Some Day by Shinedown, End of the World by Matt Alber, Prosthetics by Slipknot, Leave (Alt Version) by R.E.M., Since I Lost You by Phil Collins, Walking Away by Lifehouse, Alone I Break by Korn, Hamburg Song by Keane, You and I Both by Jason Mraz, Criminal by Disturbed, Callout by David Cook (Axium).

I could list a TON more, but that would be ridiculous. My favorite things to see live are death metal bands, because the crowd really gets into it. I prefer smaller venues, not the giant stadiums. And I don’t like to sit. Moshing is fun, and my whole family joins in.

If I had to pick my favorite genre, I’d say post grunge. But there isn’t much I don’t like. I’m not a huge fan of classical, country, or hip hop, but even those I’m fine with when we go out and see it live.

I really like music, if you hadn’t noticed :D

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~Maya
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May 6, 2015
Question 17. Are you musical, and what are your favorite instruments?


Both sides of my family is full of musical people. All of us can play instruments, pick them up easily, and we all love music.

I haven’t played since I was a kid. I’d much rather listen, both at home and live. My favorite instruments to listen to are piano and acoustic guitar, but since I’m such a big fan of music, I’ll listen to almost anything, especially if it’s live.

I love music, as do the members of my family, so we go to a lot of concerts and check out bands in bars too. We haven’t had much time as of late to go to concerts, but we’ve been to hundreds over the years.

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~Maya
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April 8, 2015
8. What song is almost guaranteed to make you cry?


Tool's Sober. It's a song that I identify with not because I've ever had a problem with alcohol, but because of my mental problems and the fact that many times in my life I've been faced with the decision of drugging myself to oblivion (legal drugs that the docs WANT me to take because they don't know what the hell to do with me or others that have this) and living in that drugged state 24/7 OR dealing with life the best I can with milder pills.

In the song, Maynard is just screaming, gut wrenching growling about why can't we just not deal with all this shit right now (and he has hidden meanings for his hidden meanings, so if somebody else interprets this differently, good for them). I make the choice on a daily basis to deal with life, but it hurts, and I wish I could just... not. I wish I could take the easy way.

There are two medications in particular my doctors prescribe. They give me the choice between them, but they strongly suggest the one I normally DON'T choose. And I shit you not it's a choice between red pills and blue pills. No, really! I think there are a few geeks in the pharmaceutical business (or the Wachowski Brothers share my particular mental problem and were given the same choice) because the blue pills are the ones that kinda help gently knock me back into my regular state, but the red pills just knock me the fuck out for days.

I actually took a picture of the two pills the first time I got them and sent it to a geeky friend of mine with the caption "My doctor is apparently Morpheus!" He laughed so hard his stomach hurt. And then he asked which one I was going to choose.

Back to the song. There've been times I've started crying while listening to Tool's Sober, gotten stuck like that, and had to snap myself out of it by doing something else. I love the song, love listening to it so loud that it makes my ears hurt, but man does it get me.

There are plenty of other songs I like, but none that can get me crying as quickly as this one can.

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~Maya
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100days8
April 8, 2015
8. What song is almost guaranteed to make you cry?


Tool's Sober. It's a song that I identify with not because I've ever had a problem with alcohol, but because of my mental problems and the fact that many times in my life I've been faced with the decision of drugging myself to oblivion (legal drugs that the docs WANT me to take because they don't know what the hell to do with me or others that have this) and living in that drugged state 24/7 OR dealing with life the best I can with milder pills.

In the song, Maynard is just screaming, gut wrenching growling about why can't we just not deal with all this shit right now (and he has hidden meanings for his hidden meanings, so if somebody else interprets this differently, good for them). I make the choice on a daily basis to deal with life, but it hurts, and I wish I could just... not. I wish I could take the easy way.

There are two medications in particular my doctors prescribe. They give me the choice between them, but they strongly suggest the one I normally DON'T choose. And I shit you not it's a choice between red pills and blue pills. No, really! I think there are a few geeks in the pharmaceutical business (or the Wachowski Brothers share my particular mental problem and were given the same choice) because the blue pills are the ones that kinda help gently knock me back into my regular state, but the red pills just knock me the fuck out for days.

I actually took a picture of the two pills the first time I got them and sent it to a geeky friend of mine with the caption "My doctor is apparently Morpheus!" He laughed so hard his stomach hurt. And then he asked which one I was going to choose.

Back to the song. There've been times I've started crying while listening to Tool's Sober, gotten stuck like that, and had to snap myself out of it by doing something else. I love the song, love listening to it so loud that it makes my ears hurt, but man does it get me.

There are plenty of other songs I like, but none that can get me crying as quickly as this one can.

Tomorrow: 9. What fic are you most proud of writing?
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~Maya
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If you haven't heard of Dala, I'd highly recommend checking them out. Sheila Carabine and Amanda Walther are a two-piece group from Ontario, Canada.

I'm a sucker for musicians who play acoustic guitar and piano (one or both), and these two can play both. They have beautiful harmony.

I've listened to Horses more times than I can count. I'd love to see them live!

Dala's song Good as Gold was recently used toward the end of Continuum's episode Second Thoughts 2x03, so hopefully they'll get some interested SyFy fans checking them out.

~Maya

(Crossposted from LJ)

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