Hey Alison! For one, it’s always nice to see a new internet scientist here! Also, what is your favorite kind of music, and could you give me some of your favorite songs/bands?
Thanks Zarath! Glad you guys are bein’ so friendly. My taste in music is kind of all over the place. I’ve been on a classical kick lately (Mendelssohn what WHAT) while simultaneously having a modern Americana band on repeat (if you haven’t experienced Delta Rae stop what you’re doing right now and watch this).
As for general music taste, being from Seattle means I love folksy-dirty-hipster music by default. Beirut, Fleet Foxes, First Aid Kit, and Grouplove, even though they aren’t folksy at all. It also means part of my brain wishes it were still 1992. I love old school Green Day, Nirvana, early Weezer, etc.
I also adore rap. Like… adore. I grew up in a really diverse community, and it gave me a taste for grimy, awesome hip hop. I can probably rap you all of The Chronic if you asked, and have used Biggie’s ‘Hypnotize’ as my standard vocal warm up for YEARS. So next time you watch a KYM video… just know that I’ve sped through the first three verses in Hypnotize before doing anything on camera.
Oh. Also, I’m half British, so a bunch of my favorite are ones from across the pond. I’ve been super into Dizzee Rascal and Chase and Status’ new album as of late, and for some reason The Kooks and The Libertines.
I should also mention that I adore One Direction. Judge me all you want. They fill an N*Sync-sized hole in my heart that I cannot explain. Plus they’re horrible dancers, which is adorable.