There's two things I look at when I go to someone's house
(No, I don't just dart to their shelves... It's just one
of those things that catch my eyes when I'm waiting for
something...): their books and their record collection. They
seem to say a lot about a person, their likes, their
dislikes, their serious side, their funny side... and it
gives you a pretty good idea for when it is present time!
A simple e-mail message sent to the staff got back responses
varying from the classical to the classics to... well, what
you'd never figure them for!
Here it is, another insight of the skew staff, in
no specific order and scrambled to see if anyone can guess
(no fair poking through home pages!)
- Three votes for Counting Crows' August and Everything
- Two votes for U2's Achtung Baby
- Two votes for Boingo's Boingo (Formerly Oingo-Boingo)
- VanHalen's OU812
- Elvis Costello's Imperial Bedroom
- Tori Amos' Little Earthquakes
- Anything by My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult
- Midnight Oil's Blue Sky Mining
- The Cranberries' Everybody's Doing It....
- The Violent Femmes's "album I can't remember w/16
tracks and a Red cover, live"
Production mgr. note: That would be "Add it up"
- Michelle Shocked's Captain Swing
- Mazzy Star's She Hangs Brightly
- M. Haydn's Concerto for Trumpet & Orchestra:
"Well, just cuz they didn't have records, doesn't
mean he should be left out!"
- Dire Strait's Brothers in Arms
- Laurie Anderson's United States, Vol. 1-4
- Depeche Mode's 101
- Igor Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition by
the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Herbert von Karajan,
- The Cure's Disintegration
- Oingo-Boingo's Alive
- Tom Petty's Full Moon Fever
- The soundtrack to The Nightmare Before Christmas
"with Danny Elfman's awesome lyrics and arrangements"
- The Sisters of Mercy's Floodland: "A good, dark
album, although any of Bauhaus's albums can quench such a thirst."
- Paul Simon's Graceland
- Genesis' We Can't Dance
- Nine Inch Nails' downward spiral "If I'm in a
- Enya's Shephard Moons: "what a twisted womman"
- Sting's ...Nothing Like the Sun (for track 11...)
- Pink Floyd's The Wall
- Anything by Peter Gabriel "Solo!"
- Erasure's The Innocents "When I'm in a bouncy mood"
- Billy Bragg's Talking with the Taxman About Poetry
- Sting's Ten Summoner's Tales