Hooray, Friday Funday is back! I am actually legitimately excited to have one of my original segments back on my blog.
I think it’s time for you guys to get to know more about my music likes and dislikes. I can’t recall if I wrote a post like this already, but if I did, this one might be slightly different.
Let’s begin answering this fun music question tag! Enjoy.
1. Do you have any fan merchandise that is unusual?
What defines unusual merchandise? I would like to know if you guys have any unusual merchandise, as for me, no I do not. I usually purchase T-shirts, mugs or posters!
2.Which was your first album worth mentioning?
I am torn between “Baby One More Time” by Britney Spears and “The Writings On The Wall” by Destiny’s Child. I can’t recall which one I got first, but I do remember it was an audio cassette album. Remember those? 🙂
3.When was your first concert? (Age)
My first concert was in 2009, I was 20 years old and I went to the Britney Spears’s Circus Tour.
4.Have you been to festivals?
Yes, I’ve been to the Beaches Jazz festival and it was so much fun. You can’t go wrong with food, live music and the view of Lake Ontario.
5.Ever considered to join a fan club? Which one?
6.Which song was the discovering of a whole new genre for you?
It was “Every Heart” by BoA. BoA is a Korean Pop star who sings in Japan too, her Japanese song “Every Heart” introduced me to the world of Jpop.
7.What do you think about TV and Movie Soundtracks?
I love them, it adds character to the movie or TV show. Happy, sad, and suspenseful instrumentals make a TV or film scene more exciting.
8.Do you choose particular albums depending on the mood?
Not albums, but I pick songs according to my mood.
9.Ever made a mixed CD?
Yes, I made a mixed CD for my home when I am cooking deliciousness in the kitchen and as a birthday gift for my mom. She is a big Beatles and Queen fan!
10.Have you ever met a singer or band member personally? Were you impressed?
No, but I want to meet Britney Spears one day. If I had to pick any musician, it would be her. Also in 2009 when I attended the MMVAs, I saw Lady Gaga who was very close to the stage. At moment I realized, she is not actually that tall.
11.The old days of music were the better ones. Do you agree?
Every decade has it’s pros and cons, so I can’t say the old days of music were better. However, I have to admit that nowadays, music is not very original. Most artists do not compose or write their own music, and sometimes it sounds very unoriginal. I’m getting the impression that anyone can have a music career in this day and age because of auto-tune and computer effects added to disguise bad vocals. That being said, there are a lot of artists who still compose and write their own music. My favorite decade for music are the 90s, 80s and 70s.
12.Have you ever seen a band live and regretted it? Which one?
Never, I always make sure I buy tickets for bands that will be worth my money.
13.Would you be upset if your taste of music becomes mainstream?
No, because I’ve always listened to mainstream music, but now I am listening to more indie music than before. Mainstream music has become a bit plain for me.
14.Have a ever covered a song and recorded it? Which one?
Yes, many times but I’ve never published it anywhere online. Maybe one day 🙂
15.Have you ever quoted lyrics and why?
Yes, because they describe a certain emotion or situation. You can express yourself so well through music, that’s why appreciate authentic lyrics that are written from the heart.
16.Craziest place to listen to music?
EDM festivals, I love EDM but I wouldn’t go because I cannot stand big crowds of people.
17.Do you think you’re listening to very loud music i.e. with your MP3-Player?
I always blast my music, whether I’m listening to it with headphones or on my computer. My hearing might be impaired one day, but let’s hope I get lucky and have good hearing for a long time.
18.Do you have a song as a ringtone?
19 .Which CD Cover has the most beautiful Artwork?
That is not an easy question, but here it goes. Keep in mind this is the most recent one I’ve seen and I am not disregarding other outstanding CD cover artworks.
ZEDD’s album cover for “True Colors” really captured my attention. To me, the explosion of colors symbolizes what it feels like when you listen to EDM. It can be electrifying! I love the blend of colors and how they represent a tree.
20.In your opinion, who does the best stage show?
That is an impossible question to answer, but I’m going to pick my top three favorites.
- Michael Jackson! That man knew how to put on a show, he made the crowds go crazy with his dancing, flashy attire and singing, with his signature, “ihiii”.
- Britney Spears! I don’t care what anyone says, she slayed back in the day and she proved it to us at the 2016 BBMAs, that she has still got it.
- Janet Jackson! I saw her perform last year, 49 years old and this an amazing performers with great energy on that stage. True talent.
Honorable mentions: QUEEN, Celine Dion, David Bowie, Madonna, Prince, Beyonce, Elvis Presley, P!nk (she has become creative with her performances) and many more.
21.Do you prefer a chronological order or alphabetical or both of your CDs?
I prefer chronological order.
22.Do you think the leader of the band has to be attractive in order to be famous?
No, it’s not about the person’s outer appearance, it has be about the art. I think that’s the problem with Hollywood nowadays, you have to be pretty to become famous, even if you may be talent-less. Music is supposed to be about the art!
23.Do you like to observe changes of music style of your favorite band?
In the past it was something that I didn’t like, but as I’ve gotten older I want to see artists evolve and try different styles.
24.Is there any artist that you like who is more than a musician i.e actor?
Yes, it’s Jennifer Lopez. I love her music and her movies!
25. The saddest love song is…?
Every time I listen to “Unbreak My Heart” by Toni Braxton, it brings tears to my eyes.
26.Do you concentrate on listening or are you doing something else while listening to music? If so, what?
If I am on the bus, I concentrate on my music. If I’m at home and I have music playing in the background, I usually browse the web, write blog posts or read a book.
27. Do you listen more to music with English lyrics or lyrics in your first language?
I barely listen to Bulgarian music, but I do listen to a lot of Jpop and Kpop, along with American music.
28.The most overrated artist this year was….?
Well, the year is not over yet, but if I had to pick someone from other years, it would be The Jonas Brothers. They had catchy pop songs, but overall it wasn’t anything special.
29.What’s your opinion on musicals and dance movies?
I absolutely love them, I am a bigger fan of dance movies, but musicals are cool too.
30.Do you play an instrument?
I own a guitar and an electric keyboard, but right now I’m learning how to play the piano.
31.Does a good band need a good video? Do have a favorite video?
Not necessarily, but good visuals and a good video can attract more fans more. It doesn’t have to be anything over the top, it can simple, but still engage a larger audience. Of course, the music is number one to create a big fanbase.
32.Would you get tattoo of your favorite band? Which one?
33.What do you use to find new music? Internet(e.g. Lastfm, myspace), friend , shop..?
Myspace? Who is still using that website? Anyway, I find music through YouTube, I also use my app Shazam to discover new songs when I’m on the go and through Facebook.
34. What is your latest music discovery?
I’ve always been a fan of classical music, but this year I discovered Canadian classical music. It is lovely and it deserves more recognition.
35. What is your favorite music genre?
My top two favorite music genres are rock and pop! The rest are classical music, blues, swing music, soul, EDM, Indie, techno, jazz and so much more.
36. What is your least favorite music genre?
Country music, although I have some country songs that I like, it is not a genre I have in my music collection.
37. Do you still buy CDs?
Yes, I do and I don’t think I’ll ever stop.
38. Do you own any music merchandise that no one uses anymore?
Yes, I have two CD players and my Walkman from 1998. I am sentimental and I hold on to these items.
39. What is your favorite movie soundtrack?
Definitely, the Lion King.
40. What do you love about music?
I don’t know where to begin, I can talk about this for hours. Music is like oxygen for me, I can’t go on a day without listening to music. I need to be around it all the time, it gives energy and I love the endless choice of music genres. Music has an universal language and you can express so much emotion. Music is the best thing in the world!
Thank you so much for reading, I hope you enjoyed this post.
I’ll see you all soon and have a great weekend!