I’m pretty good about seeing my favorite bands in concert. As reference take a look at this list (story to follow).
Here’s my top 10 artists from Last.FM:
- Michael Penn
- Elliott Smith
- Aimee Mann
- Foo Fighters
- Fiona Apple
Of this list the only one I haven’t seen is Spoon. (Good thing I’ve seen Elliott Smith [dead] and Sleater-Kinney [broken up]). Matter of fact, on this list Sleater-Kinney is the one I’ve seen less than twice.
Spoon is kind of a surprise, because I’ve never been fanatical about them – but every album they’ve released just kicks ass. Their last three albums (Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga, Gimme Fiction, and Kill the Moonlight) are among the best things released this past decade, but no one knows who they are. Actually you probably do because their music is a staple of music, television, and commercials, and movies – but you still don’t know who they are. (Funny – I started writing this and Kristen turned on the movie Stranger than Fiction where Britt Daniel, Spoon’s lead singer does the soundtrack – by the way – a friggin’ great movie).
Anyway (I start too many sentences that way when I write), on April 10th, 2008 I will scratch Spoon from my not seen list; I can’t wait. I’ve heard they are great in concert, and with that – my top 10 is complete.
By the way my top 20 is missing just Kanye West – which is not going to happen until he learns how to breath when he raps.