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HUBSTAFF ONLY THREAD!!!! Funky Hubpages Staff Care Package!

  1. DJ Funktual profile image81
    DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago

    ATTENTION: HUPSTAFF *uh..typo*

    I am sending you guys a care package (like 15 CDs!!)

    Now, I am of course going to be sending you some Funky Soul Music BUT!!!!......



    DJ RULE #1:  Read the Crowd
    BUT WAIT!
    I don't know s#![ about my audience!!!

    I want/NEED to know more the Hubstaff's style and taste in music, right?




    THIS THREAD IS FOR HUBSTAFF ONLY!!   

    please, if you will each answer the 5 following questions:

    1) ~~  Name Your 5 Favorite Artists __________________________

    2) ~~  Name the only song that you are not responsible for your own actions should it be played in your drunken presence! You'll dance, sing, whatever!  ____________________

    3) ~~  Name a few musical influences/moments that your parents/siblings gave you and you treasure the moment forever.  _______________________________

    4)  ~~  Name the song that pisses you off most and why!    _______________________

    5) You're busy.  ~~ Name the artists that intrigue you the most but have no time to investigate but just want me to trim the fat and give you the best possible intro to.  ____________________________________


    Your reward for doing this poll is a theme song!   Hope ya like it!



    HERE ARE MY FUNKY HUBSTAFF THEME'S THAT I BESTOW UPON THEM

    Maddie "Hotthang" Ruud >  Moderator of Insanity
    Hip-Hop Theme Song by Talib Kweli
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzTXIhnlakM

    Maddie's Funk Anthem is "The House That Jack Built" by Aretha Franklin
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0tru7BBJRY

    Her Punk Anthem is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHvm88yVvNQ  by Joan Jett 

    THIS IS my MADDIE RUUD VIDEO >>  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DnUxLISFcA




    Ryan "I'll Be Around" Hupfer >  Conveyer of Awesomeness

    Hip-Hop Theme Song by Cee Lo & Timbaland
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6r4p9MK … re=related



    Paul "The Godfather" Deeds >  He Looks Important! 

    Hip-Hop Theme Song by Spoonie Gee
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ry-o4DwEoFY



    Fawntia "Make You Feel That Way" Fowler >  The Cute New Quiet Type Who We All Feel Protective Of Still.

    Hip-Hop Theme Song by Blackalicious
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3orJqCr6Jv8



    Larry "Chemical Calishthenics" Freeman >  The Thomas Dolby "Blinding Us With Science"  Award Winner for technical genius!   

    Hip-Hop Theme Song also by Blackalicious
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ph59l6XA … re=related



    Jason "Sunday Morning" Menayan > (My future boss when I become marketing mascot on our global ad campaign 2012)

    Hip-Hop Theme Song by K-OS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=602F1Db-uLY




    ENJOY!! 



    the care package is real and I will make each of you an 80 minute mix based on your answers
    ready.....................go!

    1. pauldeeds profile image
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      pauldeedsposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I don't think I can name just 5, here are some in no particular order: John Fahey, Bob Dylan, John Lee Hooker, Robert Pete Williams, Woody Guthrie, Rev. Gary Davis, Dock Boggs, V.M. Bhatt, Ernest Ranglin, Gil Scott Heron, Captain Beefheart, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Albert Collins, J.J. Cale, Tom Russell, Kool Keith, Townes Van Zandt ...

      Hmm ...  I'm always responsible for my actions.

      The first two records I remember putting on the turn table myself (circa 1982) were my brother's -- AC/DC's Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap and J Geils Freeze Frame.  The cassette came into vogue by the time I was buying my own music (although now I have a large collection of LPs).

      Can't think of any right now.

      I'm pretty lost when it comes to music of the 80's, 90's and 00's.   Introduce me to some modern music that I would like.

      1. DJ Funktual profile image81
        DJ Funktualposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        You have got some serious taste.
        Okay, if there is a hip-hop record for you it's the one "Doo-Bop"  Miles Davis did with Guru from Gang Starr

        or the 2nd AND COMPLETELY SLEPT ON Hip-JAZZ CLASSIC album by Digable Planets called Blowout Comb! 

        I also think you would enjoy DJ Shadow and Pimp Daddy Nash!

        For your new blues songbook, checkout Cassandra Wilson


        OR Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings which i found a cool vid for!
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bo8WmaCyuI8

    2. Fawntia profile image
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      Fawntiaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      1) ~~  Name Your 5 Favorite Artists

      Tori Amos, Fiona Apple, Tracy Chapman, Nirvana, Radiohead, Deftones maybe...

      2) ~~  Name the only song that you are not responsible for your own actions should it be played in your drunken presence! You'll dance, sing, whatever!

      Umm, "Jump Around" by House of Pain if I have to pick something.

      3) ~~  Name a few musical influences/moments that your parents/siblings gave you and you treasure the moment forever. 

      I remember listening to Born on the Bayou by CCR when we took my dad's boat out on the lake.

      4)  ~~  Name the song that pisses you off most and why! 

      I'm going to pull a Sarah Palin and answer a completely different question. The song that makes me *saddest* is Brick by Ben Folds Five.

      5) You're busy.  ~~ Name the artists that intrigue you the most but have no time to investigate but just want me to trim the fat and give you the best possible intro to. 

      I have bookmarked one song by each of the following artists on Pandora: Natalie Walker, Regina Spektor, and Azure Ray. I don't actually know anything about any of them beyond the fact that I must have liked something by them enough to save it.

  2. DJ Funktual profile image81
    DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago

    HUBBERS MAY COMMENT ALL THEY WANT of course!!!.
    But the quiz is just for the staff....for now.  Hmmmm....

    NEVER MIND!   Anyone can fill out the quiz and I will give you all my best suggestions (#5)

    1. Jerrico Usher profile image55
      Jerrico Usherposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      how do you add pictures to a post? the normal href="url to pic" <.a/ thing?

      1. Jerrico Usher profile image55
        Jerrico Usherposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        well its obvious nobodys reading these posts...

  3. Paul Edmondson profile image
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    Paul Edmondsonposted 9 years ago

    Everyone should have a theme song.

    1) ~~  Name Your 5 Favorite Artists - Michael Jackson, James Taylor, Van Morrison, Bare Naked Ladies, Garth Brooks

    2) ~~  Name the only song that you are not responsible for your own actions should it be played in your drunken presence! You'll dance, sing, whatever! - Jimmy Buffet Margaritaville

    3) ~~  Name a few musical influences/moments that your parents/siblings gave you and you treasure the moment forever. Way too much Julie Andrews growing up.  Seriously, it's all my father listened to.

    4)  ~~  Name the song that pisses you off most and why!  - Anything loud.  It hurts my ears - very sensitive ears.

    5) You're busy.  ~~ Name the artists that intrigue you the most but have no time to investigate but just want me to trim the fat and give you the best possible intro to.  - hmmm, hard one. Maybe too busy...Can't think of anyone.  Surprise me.

    1. DJ Funktual profile image81
      DJ Funktualposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      You are so right!  You see I was going through my fans and....uh.  Wanna be my #350?

      Paul "Heart of the City" Edmondson >  Forgotten man on top! 

      Hip-Hop Theme Song by Jay-Z
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QePjIIBI-sI

    2. DJ Funktual profile image81
      DJ Funktualposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Surprise You eh?   Based on your answers! 

      I need a job working for you so....

      here goes nothing...rolling the dice...........

      Work It Out - Jurassic 5 featuring Dave Matthews.    A beautiful marriage between varying  styles.  Commercial Mellow Frat Rock and Underground pineers in hip-Hop.
      There's a message there!   

      Listen brother.

  4. Jerrico Usher profile image55
    Jerrico Usherposted 9 years ago

    I know this was for hubstaff only (*i was never that good at following directions, and besides when you say "blah only" that just begs people to enter and see, curiosity is human nature) that said, I peeked/peaked smile

    That "Lovely Day" video was AWESOME that song is my all time favorite and this video inspired me to reach out and touch someone who's haveing a rough time lately.. so thank you bro.. thats it. Please drive through   (^8<

    Jerrico

  5. Jerrico Usher profile image55
    Jerrico Usherposted 9 years ago

    Lovely day is a great morning alarm clock song.. its like an affirmation! I think I'll set my comptuer to "wake" up to it (beats that annoying windows boot up chime)

  6. DJ Funktual profile image81
    DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago

    Calling all hubstaff!!

  7. larryfreeman profile image88
    larryfreemanposted 9 years ago

    1) ~~  Name Your 5 Favorite Artists - John Lennon, Velvet Underground, Parliament, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin

    Runner Ups:  The Racanteurs, Cold Play, Jimi Hendrix, The Decembrists, Neutral Milk Hotel, Roxy Music, Elvis Costello, Otis Redding, James Brown, Bob Marley,Al Green

    2) ~~  Name the only song that you are not responsible for your own actions should it be played in your drunken presence! You'll dance, sing, whatever! - Atomic Dog by George

    Runner Ups:  When I'm drunk, I also like Abba (especially Waterloo), Disco (especially Ring my Bell or anything by Donna Summer and "Groove is in the Heart" by Deee-lite).

    3)  ~~ Name a few musical influences/moments that your parents/siblings gave you and you treasure the moment forever:  Abba, Van Morrison, Disney songs, Beatles, Prince

    4)  ~~  Name the song that pisses you off most and why!  - Right now, the song that pisses me off in a really good way is John Lennon's Imagine because we are so far away from the Dream.  :-)

    5)  You're busy.  ~~ Name the artists that intrigue you the most but have no time to investigate but just want me to trim the fat and give you the best possible intro to.  -

    Right now it's pretty much anything that came out in the last 5 years that's amazing but they don't play on the radio.  I always love to find out about new stuff.

    I've also wanted to get more into Brazillian Music, Japanese pop songs, and Reggae (I've only gotten into Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff).

    -Larry

  8. DJ Funktual profile image81
    DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago

    Right On Larry!   I am gonna make you something sweeeeeet!

  9. Maddie Ruud profile image80
    Maddie Ruudposted 9 years ago

    Working on it... This may require some thought.

  10. DJ Funktual profile image81
    DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago

    Cool. Maddie. What did you think of your anthems?


    Jerrico, I have wondered how to post pix on the forums forever.

    1. Maddie Ruud profile image80
      Maddie Ruudposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I love them.  How did you know that "Lovely Day" is one of the songs most frequently stuck in my head???

      Now for the survey answers:


      1) ~~  Name Your 5 Favorite Artists
      -Taj Mahal
      -Mystik Journeymen
      -Hieroglyphics
      -Scissor Sisters
      -Tom Petty
      (Good luck trying to deduce some sort of cohesive musical philosophy from those.)

      2) ~~  Name the only song that you are not responsible for your own actions should it be played in your drunken presence! You'll dance, sing, whatever!
      "Firefly Rebellion," by Mystik Journeymen, for sure.  "Deceptacon," by LeTigre is a close second.

      3) ~~  Name a few musical influences/moments that your parents/siblings gave you and you treasure the moment forever.
      -My dad brought home the greatest hits of Elton John and the greatest hits of the Police on the same day, when I was a kid.  They're now forever linked in my mind.
      -My mom dancing to Emmylou Harris while baking fresh bread.
      -My sister (who is older than me) teaching me lyrics to rap songs while I was still in elementary school, and then showing my skills off to her friends.

      4)  ~~  Name the song that pisses you off most and why!
      Currently, "I Kissed A Girl" by Katy Perry.  It's offensive!  It's all about bisexual behavior as an attention-seeking exhibitionism, and promotes misconceptions about women who are actually bi/lesbian/queer.

      5) You're busy.  ~~ Name the artists that intrigue you the most but have no time to investigate but just want me to trim the fat and give you the best possible intro to.
      I trust you... wink

      1. DJ Funktual profile image81
        DJ Funktualposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        WOW!  TAJ MAHAL IS THE BEST!!   
        Wow great taste....You must like Johnny Cash too! 

        YOU HAVE GOT SOME SERIOUSLY ACLECTIC STYLE. 


        For a compliment to Lovely Day I give you http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xF31yIwiLQw


        For a Compliment to The Police's greatest hits get

        1 - Next To You
        2- So Lonely
        3 - Man In a Suitcse
        4 - One World
        5 - Canary in a Coalmine
        6 - Hole in my Life
        7 - Synchronicity I & II

        plus ya need Sting's
        Love is the Seventh Wave
        Fortress Around Your Heart and
        Englishman in NY

        and don't miss out on other Police-ish ska-tinged music like...
        1- the English Beat
        2- the Specials
        3- Operation Ivy though are the ska/punk masters!  Take Warning!

        I'm gonna take your mama out all night yeah is SOOOO Elton John btw!
        Friends of the Scissor Sisters ?????  Hmmm...oh, I know! 

        BRAN VAN 3000 from Canada like Terence & Philip! 

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZ9KfKx8PmM


        Hip-Hop for You my dear would prob'ly sound like this! 

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgOWTM5R2DA

        the Disposable Heroes of Hip-Hoprisy!!! 

        Enjoy!

  11. DJ Funktual profile image81
    DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago

    Sarah Palin followers have a theme song too!

    What a Fool Believes ~~ The Doobies

  12. Maddie Ruud profile image80
    Maddie Ruudposted 9 years ago

    Jamie:

    You. Are. A. Genius.

    I must, however, point out that my hip hop tastes usually tend toward things more modern than Disposable Heroes, seeing as I was just a little kiddie when they were at their peak, though I do have an appreciation for what they did... not only because they brought on Charlie Hunter, a grad of my own Berkeley High School... but also because they addressed hard issues.

    Have you heard "Firefly Rebellion" by Mystik Journeymen?  It is the origin of one of my favorite lines EVER in rap:

    "I kick that foo' in the head with my shoe!"

  13. DJ Funktual profile image81
    DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago

    Well that was cool.  I'd never heard them before.  Some deep thought and solid flow out the West Coast.  Props to you Maddie. 

    Re:  You. Are. A. Genius.........??  Did you like Bran Van or...?
    First of all I assume that you are my age 37 which is clearly NOT the case.

    Make your you are hip to LUPE & M.I.A. & GNARLS b/c they are the future!
    I also think you'd like K-OS and LYRICS BORN and FREESTYLE FELLOWSHIP too.

  14. Ryan Hupfer profile image69
    Ryan Hupferposted 9 years ago

    Wow, my favorite 5 are all over the freakin' place and they change all of the time. I also tend to follow just songs as opposed to artists...kinda weird, I know, but it's how I roll.

    A few that I like right now are: Coldplay, Moby, ATB(techno), Kings of Leon, Dave Matthews Band, The Flaming Lips, Stereo MCs, Tom Petty, The White Stripes and Death Cab For Cutie.



    I would say most songs can easily get me doing irresponsible things if I've been drinking.



    I remember getting crazy to an old Chuby ChecJKer 'Twist' record at my grandma's house when I was really young...that was awesome. I also remember my parents rocking out to Willy Nelson, Alabama, Kenny Rogers and Neil Diamond in the car when I was a young pup. When my older brother and sister starting listening to NWA, Dr, Dre and Eazy-E that was quite an experience as well. smile



    Anything by Celine Dion.



    I really wish that I could have lived through the 70s, so I'd like to hear some old-school funk and some glittery disco tunes. Get that disco ball turning and strap on those roller skates, baby!

    1. DJ Funktual profile image81
      DJ Funktualposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      LOL ~ well considering where you are I have to ask.....
      Have you ever heard FRISCO DISCO by Eastside Connection?   Hilariously bad and very gay but the ending w/ the Slick Rick "Mona Lisa" sample and then the airline flight outro are amazing!   

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAxCRuCj9BU 
      The song completely changes at the 4:20 point.   


      Fear not on the funk, my next hub is going to blow away all previous ones!

      It will feature live footage from a club, b-boys and b-girls tearing it up to that chunky funk!
      and a dope list of the Freshest B-Boy Funk Anthems Ever!

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        beatsncredibleposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        i have a little quiz for you DJ Funktual. what other old school hip hop group used "frisco disco" by eastside connection? Toni Braxton actually used their sample saing "c'mon a c'mon" in one of her songs.

  15. ysdata profile image71
    ysdataposted 9 years ago

    Here is my personal theme song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcKzXb4HSDE

  16. DJ Funktual profile image81
    DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago

    k

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    Ananta65posted 9 years ago

    Ok, here it goes smile


    Pink Floyd, U2, Genesis, Kane (Dutch band), DJ Tiësto are only five of them, but that’s what you want, right? smile


    Could be anything. I’ll sing with songs/artists I hate if I’ve had enough.


    My parents played a lot of jazz. At the time I hated it, but in due time I learned to appreciate it better. Neil Diamond was quite popular. He’s not on my list of favourites, though.


    Anything from James Blunt. He’s a fretful, whiny singer. Total whimp.


    I saw quite some names in the lists that preceded mine.

  18. DJ Funktual profile image81
    DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago

    Earth to Fawntia, come in Fawntia!

    Jason???  Oh Brother Where Art Thou?

    1. Maddie Ruud profile image80
      Maddie Ruudposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Fawntia and Jason don't visit the forums much.  Fawntia, because she's busy churning out awesome new features, and Jason because he's now working pretty much exclusively on YieldBuild.  Jason's on vacay right now, but I'll gchat Fawntia this thread.  As opposed to, you know, getting up and walking across the room to her desk. wink

  19. DJ Funktual profile image81
    DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago

    I hope all you guys are enjoying getting these great looks into the hubstaff.  I fear that the title of the thread may detract people from checking it out.
    D'oh!

    Fawntia would love
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wa8V2iBA … re=related

    and
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INn1C6ImJKg

    and
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLH-EuiGG6Y



    Regina Spektor has that adorable song  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGTDRztaCCw

    I also think you'd dig VAMPIRE WEEKEND'
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XC2mqcMMGQ   This is A-Punk

  20. Maddie Ruud profile image80
    Maddie Ruudposted 9 years ago

    Jamie, have you ever heard of Cheb Khaled?  I think the chorus of his song "Aicha" would make an awesome hook for a hip hop song.  Tell me if I'm right:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIyyPsqRweE

    Plus, if you understand French, the lyrics are awesome.  (My favorite part is in the bridge.  Roughly translated: "Bars are still bars, even when they're made of gold.")

    The Danish group Outlandish attempted to make an R&B version of this song, which just didn't cut it for me.  First of all, they changed the lyrics (I mean, besides translating them to English, they actually changed them), and it just doesn't pack the punch I think the original does.

    See for yourself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vu077-j95k8

    1. DJ Funktual profile image81
      DJ Funktualposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      The chorus is ripe for sampling yes.  Second version much lamer.

      1. Maddie Ruud profile image80
        Maddie Ruudposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Exactly!  All is right in the world, when Jamie and I agree.  smile

 
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