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Posted: September 18th, 2006, by Marceline Smith

Random music-related survey. Do your own if you like.

First record you bought and do you still own it?
When Will I Be Famous? by Bros on 7″ and I do still own it, though I haven’t listened to it in a long time.

Last record you bought
The Last of the Real Hardmen/Gareth Hardwick lathe cut 8″. It looks lovely. I haven’t listened to it yet.

Last song you downloaded
A song called Hugs by a band called Kawaii. It sounded too cute to miss. It is very cute Scando-indiepop

Last song/record you went to enormous lengths to find
The theme song to the Paradise Kiss anime series by someone called Tommy february6. It’s a delightfully bizarre Japanese/English hybrid called Lonely in Gorgeous, whatever that means. I ended up on Limewire, for shame.

Most elaborately packaged record you own
Definitely has to be the Aufgehoben album on Fourier Transform, being as it is the only record I am too scared to even attempt to open.

Last song you listened to
Something Kinda Oooh by Girls Aloud which I “acquired” at the weekend. It is fantastic.

Favourite mixtape someone made you that you still listen to
Kompilatione ist Rad by Simon Bond, a friend from my Ride days. It includes an amazing remix of DOSE featuring Mark E Smith that I have never managed to track down plus Doorstop Rhythmic Bloc by Prolapse and He’s on the Phone by Saint Etienne.

What records are you going to buy next?
I’m looking forward to the new Bertine Zetlitz album and I think I’m going to have to give in and buy the CSS album since Alasdair won’t let me borrow it again.

What are your top 10 most listened to songs on iTunes/last.fm/whatever.
1. Rachel Stevens – Crazy Boys
2. Girls Aloud – Biology
3. Hood – The Lost You
4. Errors – Mr Milk
5. Rachel Stevens – I Said Never Again (But Here We Are)
6. Girls Aloud – Models
7. Girls Aloud – Wild Horses
8. Errors – songos ya mongos!
9. Rachel Stevens – Funny How
10. M.I.A. – Galang

Marceline Smith

Marceline is the fierce, terrifying force behind diskant.net, laughing with disdain as she fires sharpened blades of sarcasm in all directions. Based in Scotland, her lexicon consists of words such as 'jings', 'aboot' and 'aye': our trained voice analysts are yet to decipher some of the relentless stream of genius uttered on a twenty-four hour basis. Marceline's hobbies include working too much and going out in bad weather.


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