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About Xanadu93

  • Birthday 11/19/1993

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    http://www.last.fm/user/Xanadu93
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    Xannydew

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Augusta, GA (where?)
  • Interests
    My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

    also, music, sports, politics, reading, writing, and

    Video Games: Ratchet & Clank series, Burnout 3: Takedown, Jak & Daxter series, Motor Storm, Pocket Tanks, Space Pinball

    Movies: The Breakfast Club, Star Wars series, Forrest Gump, Full Metal Jacket, Pirates of the Caribbean series, The Green Mile, Epic Movie, Don't Be a Menace

    TV Shows: Family Guy, American Dad, Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory, Teen Titans, The Simpsons, Deadliest Catch

Music Fandom

  • Number of Rush Concerts Attended
    6
  • Last Rush Concert Attended
    October 30, 2012 in Charlotte, N.C.
  • Favorite Rush Song
    Natural Science/Middletown Dreams, The Weapon, Afterimage, The Spirit of Radio
  • Favorite Rush Album
    Permanent Waves/Power Windows/Counterparts
  • Best Rush Experience
    My first Rush concert on June 13, 2007 in Atlanta-the first date of the tour! They blew me away!!
  • Other Favorite Bands
    Yes, blink-182, Radiohead, My Chemical Romance, Lupe Fiasco, Green Day, Jay-Z, Muse, U2, +44, Coldplay, Fall Out Boy, Genesis, Big & Rich, Panic! At the Disco
  • Musical Instruments You Play
    Keyboards, bass guitar, acoustic/electric guitar

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  1. Rush Radiohead Green Day Yes My Chemical Romance Morrissey/The Smiths Lupe Fiasco U2 blink-182 Big & Rich Honorable mentions: Van Halen, The White Stripes, Jay-Z
  2. QUOTE (Sheldon Cooper @ Sep 16 2012, 08:19 AM)QUOTE (Xanadu93 @ Sep 14 2012, 09:08 PM) I got in the car this morning, put my iPod on shuffle, and "Yours is No Disgrace" came on. Whetting my appetite, I decided to play The Yes Album. This was followed by Fragile and CTTE. I'm on Tales at the moment, and I'd forgotten that it's actually a really good album, asides from most of "The Ancient". (Leaves of Green saves me from skipping that song altogether.) I think I'm going to go all the way through Drama tonight. Also, I really paid attention to Bruford's drumming when listening to those records he was on... I can only imagine how Relayer would have sounded if he was on it. As good a rock drummer as Alan White is, Yes really lost something when Bruford left. It was the first time that a band member was replaced by someone who was not better than the person who left. Bruford was also the first member to leave by his own choosing. Wow... I actually never thought of it that way. You're definitely right.
  3. QUOTE (barchetta90480 @ Sep 10 2012, 06:40 AM)Alan White. I'd prefer Ringo or Charlie Watts any time over him. Even Joey Kramer. Just listen to Roundabout or Close to the Edge when he's attempting to destroy these classics ... I've never been a fan of his take on the beginning of "Yours is No Disgrace" from Yessongs. He's got a Meg White vibe going on, which is fine if you're in The White Stripes, but unfortunately he's in Yes. As for Roundabout and CTTE, I can't remember too much of his drumming on those songs, which is probably a good thing
  4. I got in the car this morning, put my iPod on shuffle, and "Yours is No Disgrace" came on. Whetting my appetite, I decided to play The Yes Album. This was followed by Fragile and CTTE. I'm on Tales at the moment, and I'd forgotten that it's actually a really good album, asides from most of "The Ancient". (Leaves of Green saves me from skipping that song altogether.) I think I'm going to go all the way through Drama tonight. Also, I really paid attention to Bruford's drumming when listening to those records he was on... I can only imagine how Relayer would have sounded if he was on it.
  5. I officially have a ticket to see Morrissey in Atlanta on December 3 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. It's in the Center Orchestra section, row AA, seat 117... which is almost in the center of the section. I can't believe I'm going!! I'm so glad everything worked out the way it did, this is really important to me and I'm glad to be able to go. And then, of course, I'll be seeing Rush in Charlotte on Tuesday, October 30. I can't wait to see that show, either... hopefully they can one-up their show I saw last year in Greenville, which was easily the best Rush show I've ever been to.
  6. QUOTE (Xanadu93 @ Sep 6 2010, 09:59 PM)Normally I'd include albums I ranked 10 out of 10, but I find some of those slightly less-than-perfect, or I feel like I haven't listened to them enough to consider them perfect. Big & Rich - Comin' to Your City Boston - Boston Coldplay - Viva La Vida The Decemberists - The Hazards of Love Dr. Dre - The Chronic Green Day - American Idiot Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here Radiohead - In Rainbows Rush - Counterparts Rush - Grace Under Pressure Rush - Hemispheres Rush - Permanent Waves Rush - Power Windows Van Halen - Van Halen Van Halen - 1984 The Who - Who's Next Yes - Close to the Edge Yes - Fragile Yes - Going for the One Yes - Relayer Yes - 90125 Seriously? Wow... my tastes have changed and yet not changed in the last two years. I think my new list is a bit different now. blink-182 - blink-182 Boston - Boston Coldplay - Viva La Vida The Decemberists - The Hazards of Love; The King is Dead Green Day - American Idiot Lupe Fiasco - Lupe Fiasco's the Cool Morrissey - Bona Drag; Vauxhall and I; Viva Hate My Bloody Valentine - Loveless My Chemical Romance - I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love; The Black Parade Radiohead - In Rainbows, Kid A Rush - Counterparts; Grace Under Pressure; Hemispheres; Moving Pictures; Permanent Waves; Power Windows; Signals The Smiths - The Queen is Dead U2 - The Unforgettable Fire Van Halen - Van Halen The Who - Who's Next Yes - Close to the Edge; Relayer; 90125 +44 - When Your Heart Stops Beating
  7. By the way, I listened to The Shape of Punk to Come: A Chimerical Bombination in 12 Bursts by Refused for the first time today... and holy wow it's great. I can't accurately describe how I feel about it but it's amazing... punk sensibilities with ambition, balanced screaming without being depressing, and best of all, I didn't find any of it to be pretentious. I'm so glad I picked this album up a few weeks ago, and that I didn't decide to wait a long time before listening to it.
  8. QUOTE (Oracle @ Jul 30 2012, 01:32 PM)QUOTE (Xanadu93 @ Jul 29 2012, 09:04 PM) I think I'd still rather listen to it than The Bends, though... call me crazy. I think you're crazy, maybe. Thank you
  9. Finally listened to Amnesiac and Hail to the Thief over the last two days... long story short they're both great albums. I'm disappointed that it's taken me this long to listen to them, but glad that I gave both of them dedicated listens on headphones, it definitely paid off. What does the Radiohead segment of MOTS think about these two albums?
  10. I'm visiting Minneapolis and Milwaukee to see the baseball parks up here, and decided that this would be a good time to listen to some records I haven't yet heard. Yesterday I listened to Amnesiac by Radiohead, and today I listened to Hail to the Thief by Radiohead and Not Your Kind of People by Garbage. I wanted to share my thoughts on these three albums, and see how MOTS responds. Amnesiac - 9/10. I'm a huge fan of its predecessor/brother album, Kid A, and therefore this one clicked rather easy for a Radiohead album - while still making me want to listen to it more. I think I'm going to try and listen to both albums consecutively one day and see how it works. Oh, and this album's version of "Morning Bell" is interesting... I like how they rearranged it on this record. Hail to the Thief - 8.5/10. I want to give it a 9 because it's so good on a first listen, but some parts of it aren't all that great. That said, it's got a cool vibe to it. It's definitely a "drop-off" from the three prior albums, though, but those are also three incredible albums. I think I'd still rather listen to it than The Bends, though... call me crazy. Not Your Kind of People - 7.5/10. Honestly, I didn't like this album that much. Some of the songs were good, but I really don't like Shirley Manson's vocals on this record. Granted, the only real experience I have with this band is their debut (which I absolutely love), and maybe two listens to their second record (which was alright), so I haven't exactly followed her vocal evolution, but part of what I love about her debut is her voice - it's so unique. On this record she sounds, well, normal. That, combined with the "good" songs, make this album somewhat forgettable.
  11. Jesus, I'd forgotten how beautiful the ending of "Close to the Edge" was I don't think CTTE as a whole is their best (hello Relayer ) but it's certainly up there.
  12. QUOTE (deathlikesilence @ Jul 25 2012, 07:31 PM)QUOTE (Xanadu93 @ Jul 25 2012, 06:28 PM) Actually, I thought it was necessary to listen to Time and a Word after listening to the debut because of Peter Banks... and now I'm on The Yes Album. Fragile is next. I guess you can figure what's going to happen next Yep, I think I'm back into Yes go see them next tuesday in atlanta, otherwise there's probably gonna be about four people there I would if I wasn't going to be in Milwaukee... besides, I'm still not too keen about seeing Yes without Jon. It would be nice to go to, but it's not a priority.
  13. Actually, I thought it was necessary to listen to Time and a Word after listening to the debut because of Peter Banks... and now I'm on The Yes Album. Fragile is next. I guess you can figure what's going to happen next Yep, I think I'm back into Yes
  14. My first concert of any kind was seeing The Marshall Tucker Band in a park in my hometown in 2005. I don't remember much of it, just that my dad and I left early because I was getting bored. My first true concert experience (i.e. thousands of people, loud music, etc.) was Rush in Atlanta on June 13, 2007. It went pretty well for an opening night show, too - there was only one major issue I remember, Alex's guitar not being on at the beginning of "Between the Wheels". I remember going nuts at seeing Geddy with the Rickenbacker bass during "Bangkok" after a lengthy absence. Yeah, it was a pretty great show
  15. >2012 >not thinking Disney is truly evil ISHYGDDT
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