Arizona Daily Wildcat
studio arts freshman
Thursday, November 4, 2004
A student is given a Discman and a CD then asked to opine on each song.
Favorite band: "Toughie. Slightly Stoopid. Have you heard of them?"
Least favorite band: John Mayer
1. Coheed and Cambria - "Blood Red Summer"
Scheid: Are they a popular band? Are they, like, independent?
Wildcat: No. They play them on the radio.
Scheid: Yeah, 'cause I think I've heard them. Not this song, but this band. ... I don't know. What would I describe this as? Are you recording me? Don't even write that. Maybe punk. Punk/pop. ... It was better in the beginning.
Wildcat: Did it sound like anyone?
Scheid: Yeah, but I don't remember the name of the band. I think it would be something someone else would listen to, but I wouldn't personally.
Wildcat: People who listen to what would listen to this?
Scheid: '80s music.
Scheid: I don't know. I just had that '80s-rock-type theme. The beat. The voice too. ... I don't know what kind of mood it puts me in. I couldn't picture dancing to it. I can't picture working out to it. I can't picture walking to it.
The Muse - "Hysteria"
Scheid: It sounds like Rage Against the Machine maybe. The sound. It's more like metal, heavy metal. Too much of the same tone, so it got boring.
The Thrills - "Not for All the World"
Scheid: Sounds like John Mayer.
Wildcat: Is that good or bad?
Scheid: It's good. It's good. It sounds like Jack Johnson too. A mix of John Mayer and Jack Johnson. Have you heard Jack Johnson?
Scheid: (still listening to song) Really? What do you listen to?
Wildcat: Not John Mayer or Jack Johnson.
Scheid: I used to hate John Mayer. Well, I still kind of do, but ...
Wildcat: The "Your-Body-is-a-Wonderland"-song was all right.
Scheid: That's like the worst song. I mean, all of them are pretty bad, but ...(song ends) I didn't think it was terrible, but it was average.
Wildcat: OK. Can you tell me why? The music?
Scheid: Because it had the same tone the other bands did. Melody and singing.