Monday Morning Music Choice®

Monday, 17 October 2005

Music Choice® is a really very excellent service carried by some cable providers. They broadcast music in about 3 dozen genres and their playlists are pretty good. Since they don’t show videos, they use the screen space to display band facts, quotes, and so on. Many of them cry out to be answered.

Music Choice — Quote: “I never had any expectations of reaching this many people.” Scott Stapp on the success of Creed.

Sedition·com — “We appreciate but don’t really understand the spike in sales between 1998 and 2002.” John Mastersen, vice president of marketing for Dramamine®.

Music Choice — Artist fact: The name Guns N’ Roses came from two members’ former band names, L.A. Guns and Hollywood Roses.

Sedition·com — I love Music Choice but you do make little mistakes like this quite often. The former band was Hollywood Rose. Not plural.

Music Choice — Discography: In 1978 all four members of KISS released solo albums on the same day.

Sedition·com — I didn’t know that. It’s cool and increased my respect for the band because it’s exactly what I wanted to do with Barn and Cort. I was not surprised to learn, though, that the four albums went in the bargain bin almost immediately with record stores trying to return their pre-ordered stock to the record company when demand disappeared almost overnight.

Music Choice — Discography: Dark New Day released “Twelve Year Silence” in 2005.

Sedition·com — That gives us till 2017 to turn on the radio without fear.

Music Choice — Influences: Dark New Day was influenced by Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Tool, Nine Inch Nails and Stevie Wonder.

Sedition·com — What do you mean you can’t hear it? They’re a perfect mix of all those bands. Jimmy Page on drums, Tony Iomi writing the songs, Trent Reznor on vocals and lead guitar, and Stevie Wonder driving the tour bus.

Music Choice — Artist fact: Staind has sold more than 8 million albums.

Sedition·com — Sarcastic fact: Milli Vanilli has sold more than 10 million albums.

Music Choice — Early years: Dallas Smith of Default was a sheet metal cutter before he joined the band.

Sedition·com — Now as singer of Default he is no longer a sheet metal cutter.

Well, you can’t always believe your ears.

Music Choice — Influences: Audioslave was influenced by Led Zeppelin and The Clash.

Sedition·com — Oh, absolutely. Everything they do is just as good as “Play to Win” by The Clash and “Hats off to Harper” by Led Zeppelin.

Music Choice — Artist fact: Bad English’s John Waite became well known for his arena-rock power ballads.

Sedition·com — And 15 years later is an unknown for self-same.

Music Choice — Quotes: “When I write, I’m pretty much ironing out my own dirty laundry,” Submersed’s Donald Carpenter.

Sedition·com — When I satirize I pretty much mix metaphors like coloreds and whites.

Music Choice — Discography: Theory of a Deadman released their self-titled album September 17, 2002.

Sedition·com — Theory of a Deadman released a loose remake of Shania Twain’s “Man! I Feel Like A Woman!” under the title “No Surprise” March 29, 2005.

Music Choice — Quotes: RA vocalist Sahaj has described the band as “Metallica with the Police’s Andy Summers playing guitar and Sting singing.”


  1. But fuck that Stewart Copeland, man. Fuck him.
  2. And Ringo Starr on drums.

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