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A General Favourite Things Questionnaire

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by HarperPR, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

    So, who wants to play?:wink::biggrin: Thanks to bhone from whom I pinched this!:D



    All Time Favourite Band:

    All Time Favourite Singer:

    All Time Favourite Songwriter:

    All Time Favourite Album:

    All Time Favourite Local (to you) Band:

    All Time Favourite Lyric:

    All Time Favourite Book:

    All Time Favourite Hangover Cure:

    All Time Favourite Motto:

    All Time Favourite Vice:

    All Time Favourite Biscuit:
     
  2. SHAUN I

    SHAUN I It's so clear on the wings of the dawn

    All Time Favourite Band: Mothers of Invention

    All Time Favourite Singer: Roy Harper

    All Time Favourite Songwriter: Roy Harper

    All Time Favourite Album: Shut Up 'N' Play Yer Guitar Box Set (F.Zappa)

    All Time Favourite Local (to you) Band: None

    All Time Favourite Lyric: Information is not knowledge, knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not truth, truth is not beauty, beauty is not love, love is not music....Music is the best! FZ.

    All Time Favourite Book: The Naked Lunch, William Burroughs

    All Time Favourite Hangover Cure: Full English Breakfast.

    All Time Favourite Motto: Jazz is not dead, it just smells funny!

    All Time Favourite Vice: Rather not say :biggrin:

    All Time Favourite Biscuit: Mc Vities Chocolate Digestive
     
  3. Kenny_Wisdom

    Kenny_Wisdom Computer stained fingers

    I've a feeling there will some synchronicity here...
     
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2009
  4. Bob Jacobs

    Bob Jacobs Ride away in style

    Hmm - multiquote button doesn't seem to work ...

    All Time Favourite Band: Be-Bop Deluxe

    All Time Favourite Singer: John Martyn

    All Time Favourite Songwriter: Roy Harper

    All Time Favourite Album: Inside Out (John Martyn)

    All Time Favourite Local (to you) Band: Don't know any

    All Time Favourite Lyric: How does it feel to be the master's right-hand nose

    All Time Favourite Book: What I'm Going To Do I Think (L Woiwode)

    All Time Favourite Hangover Cure: Taunton Natural Dry Cider

    All Time Favourite Motto: In for a penny...

    All Time Favourite Vice: Chess-playing

    All Time Favourite Biscuit: Bourbon
     
  5. Bob Jacobs

    Bob Jacobs Ride away in style

    Well - OK maybe it does but not immediately!

    :wink::m18::willy_nilly::biggrin:

    Bob
     
  6. telemonster

    telemonster I've got a zappy little nappy

    All Time Favourite Band: AC/DC.

    All Time Favourite Singer: Elvis.

    All Time Favourite Songwriter: Paul Simon.

    All Time Favourite Album: Physical Graffiti.

    All Time Favourite Local (to you) Band: Whizzkid (covers band).

    All Time Favourite Lyric: I Drink, by Mary Gauthier.

    All Time Favourite Book: Make your own Electric Guitar, by Melvyn Hiscock.

    All Time Favourite Hangover Cure: Paracetamols and fizzy pop!

    All Time Favourite Motto: Trust no-one!

    All Time Favourite Vice: Redheads.

    All Time Favourite Biscuit Plain chocolate Hobnobs.
     
  7. Steve_Pitts

    Steve_Pitts I've got a zappy little nappy

    All Time Favourite Band: XTC

    All Time Favourite Singer: Kirsty MacColl

    All Time Favourite Songwriter: Roy Harper

    All Time Favourite Album: I would struggle to pick a favourite Roy or Nick album let alone a single platter from the 1000 or so that I'm familiar with

    All Time Favourite Local (to you) Band: none, sadly

    All Time Favourite Lyric: an entirely random selection, from hundreds of good possibles - Don't be suspicious of Golden Delicious, whatever your granny might say (Ian Dury, one of my all time favourite lyricists)

    All Time Favourite Book: another borderline impossible one - so many to choose from - but I'll be perverse and go with 'The Cuckoo's Egg' by Clifford Stoll

    All Time Favourite Hangover Cure: take more water with it

    All Time Favourite Motto: When eating an elephant take one bite at a time

    All Time Favourite Vice: as an atheist, I don't have any :)

    All Time Favourite Biscuit: not allowed them any more, but plain chocolate McVitie's digestives would have won the vote when I was
     
  8. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

    All Time Favourite Band:

    Need I say? The Twang, of course
    All Time Favourite Singer:
    Dusty Springfield

    All Time Favourite Songwriter:

    Roy Harper, Leonard Cohen, Van Morrison

    All Time Favourite Album:

    Songs of Leonard Cohen

    All Time Favourite Local (to you) Band:

    London...ooh, so many..? Probably The Who.

    All Time Favourite Lyric:

    Goin Back (Goffin/King), The Stranger Song (L Cohen), The Game (R Harper)

    All Time Favourite Book:
    Great Expectations, Jane Eyre

    All Time Favourite Hangover Cure:
    The milk/orange juice/raw egg concoction

    All Time Favourite Motto:

    Trust in the soul, belief in the heart, faith in the mind

    All Time Favourite Vice:
    No comment!

    All Time Favourite Biscuit

    Well, biscuits don't seem to taste like they once did, but probably McVities Digestive
     
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2009
  9. pd

    pd Slightly Desperate Staff Member

    All Time Favourite Band: Van Der Graaf Generator

    All Time Favourite Singer: Roy Harper

    All Time Favourite Songwriter: Roy Harper

    All Time Favourite Album: Roy Harper/Stormcock

    All Time Favourite Local (to you) Band: Driftwood

    All Time Favourite Lyric: He glares through his armour-plate vision and says "Hmm, insane"
    The prisoner is taking his shoes off to walk in the rain
    (and most of the rest of McGoohans Blues). The favourite would change daily though.

    All Time Favourite Book: The Lord of the Rings

    All Time Favourite Hangover Cure: Sleep

    All Time Favourite Motto: Never give up, never surrender

    All Time Favourite Vice: Beer

    All Time Favourite Biscuit: Chocolate hob nob or traditional bourbon
     
  10. NoCelebrity

    NoCelebrity Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    FOR ALL TIME, Forever! At this moment!

    All Time Favorite Band: Led Zep, Beatles, Talking Heads, Steely Dan

    All Time Favorite Singer: Roy, David Byrne, Sting, Joni, Shirley Manson

    All Time Favorite Songwriter: Roy, Lennon/McCartney, Joni Mitchell, Peter Gabriel, The Duke (Ellington, not Wayne)

    All Time Favorite Album: So, by Peter Gabriel (Music) Waiting For The Electricianor Somone Him and Don't Crush That Dwarf Hand Me the Pliers, both by The Firesign Theater/Theatre (Comedy/Satire)

    All Time Favorite Local (to you) Band: Other than all the Great Blues Musicians who have at some time called Chicago Home (Broonzy, BB KING, Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, Buddy Guy, Otis Clay....) Probably Aliotta Haynes Jermiah ("Lake Shore Drive" 1976) and Cheap Trick.

    All Time Favorite Lyric: Some by all of the above, and me

    All Time Favorite Book: Nine Princes in Amber by Roger Zelazny, The Positronic Man by Isaac Asimov, and Tale of Two Cities by Dickens

    All Time Favorite Hangover Cure: I don't really get hungover, so "Sleep" like pd says.

    All Time Favorite Motto: "If you're going through hell, just keep going!" (Churchill, also like pd's?). AND "Those who would sacrifice freedom for security deserve neither!" (Ben Franklin)

    All Time Favorite Vice: Gerald R. Ford. You meant vice-presidents, right? Okay, double-entendres are my real vice!

    All Time Favorite Biscuit:[/QUOTE] I eat almost every carb known to exist except biscuits. Whole wheat toast, low-fat Triscuits, air-popped popcorn, a peanut-butter cookie or most chocolates, even blueberry muffins. But no muffins (you meant food, right?).

    I hope you'll all appreciate I "corrected" the spelling of "Favourite" and not care one iota (or is it upsilon?).
     
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2009
  11. SHAUN I

    SHAUN I It's so clear on the wings of the dawn

    The American spelling of words have always seemed strange to me, I suppose if you're brought up with them it becomes normal, word processors in the UK suffer too, trying to get us English to conform to mispelling our Queen's English :biggrin:
     
  12. NoCelebrity

    NoCelebrity Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    This DEVOLVING Thread ends here!

    Well, it can be upsetting this side of the pond when the eu forces apple to prefer OED to Webster's in various word programs. Noah Webster standardized American (New World) English over 200 years ago for US when GeoIII tried to tax things over here.

    Personally, I like the differences. Colloquialisms are even more amazing.

    "Herb" is a man's name here, and "Herb" with a silent "H" is something you flavor food with. My Mom uses the OED pronunciation for "Herb" whereas I prefer "Webster's" (except when it comes to spelling "theatre").
     
  13. SteveT

    SteveT Gracing the Bahamas in see through pyjamas

    ....and the emphasis should be on the first letter in oregano! :biggrin:
     
  14. NoCelebrity

    NoCelebrity Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    "O?"

    Again, for emphasis, "O?":biggrin:
     
  15. Dr_Doom_The_Optimist

    Dr_Doom_The_Optimist In a beautiful rambling mess

    Ooh, a list. Here goes:

    All Time Favourite Band: The Beatles

    All Time Favourite Singer: Scott Walker

    All Time Favourite Songwriter: Bob Dylan

    All Time Favourite Album: That's a tough one. Today I'm going to say 'Tubular Bells'

    All Time Favourite Local (to you) Band: Our Krypton Son (http://www.myspace.com/thewacokid79)

    All Time Favourite Lyric: Ooof, there are many. How about "All you need is love but all you get is afraid" (Robyn Hitchcock)

    All Time Favourite Book: 'Frankenstein Unbound' by Brian Aldiss.

    All Time Favourite Hangover Cure: Water & sleep.

    All Time Favourite Motto: I'm not sure about this... does this mean something someone else has said, or my own personal motto, which would probably be "get lost" or "I haven't touched it".

    All Time Favourite Vice: Pork pies.

    All Time Favourite Biscuit: I don't really like sweet stuff, so I'll choose
    [​IMG]
     
  16. Wee Steve

    Wee Steve Computer stained fingers

    That'll be "flavour", then.
    :leaving:
     
  17. Travellerman

    Travellerman Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    Having spent 7 years 'across the pond', I now 'go both ways' :wink: and adjust spelling accordingly. There aren't too many differences to be honest.
     
  18. NoCelebrity

    NoCelebrity Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    WAY WAY WAY Across The Pond!

    I know. But words are so fun, aren't they? And idioms, ironies, etc. And the way you pronounce Garage and Gaol (I guess most Brits didn't know you adopted our spelling on that one... Hee hee hee... Or did you?)

    (Darn: Here I forgot to try the multi-quote button.)

    Is WEE STEVE suggesting Flavour Flave's real first name is Herb?:confused1:
     
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2009
  19. wobbly bob

    wobbly bob I've got a zappy little nappy

    he goes both ways!:21:
     
  20. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

    Haha! I laughed too, but I didn't want to say anything...each to his own and all.:wink::biggrin:
     

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