Because I am all on my lonesome, I'm going to show how a conversation would play out between my good side (GS) and bad side (BS) over music.
If you could only listen to one album for the rest of your life, what would it be?
GS: Joy Division's "Closer." No Question.
BS: I'm sorry, was the question what album would keep you depressed for the rest of your life? I'm gonna go with a real classic. "Big Willy Style" by the Fresh Prince himself. Check track eight for some good times.
GS: You disgust me.
Best spontaneous dance party music?
BS: Jock Jams much? I don't need no DJ at my party, I got Quad City DJ's layin' the tracks.
GS: Wait, I'm confused, Bad Side, are you hosting a '90s Bar Mitzvah or a big boy dance party? Dan Deacon for some good old-fashioned spazzing.
What music gets you in the mood?
GS: Hmmm I'm gonna say some chill vibes. Nightmares on Wax. Flying Lotus. That kind of thing. I'd also like to make the small addition of every James Brown song ever.
BS: This is music to get you in the mood, Good Side, not to put you to sleep. I'd probably have to say Bloodhound Gang's "Bad Touch" or anything by Luda.
GS: You are so sleazy!
If you were in a band, what would it be called and what kind of music would you play?
BS: Under the Table and Screaming. We would play shoegaze screamo music and take the world by storm.
GS: That doesn't even make sense! Enjoy playing to a packed arena full of tweens for the entirety of your music career. If I had a band it would definitely be electronic, probably drill and bass. I'm not sure what the name would be. Maybe a cover band called Circlepuller or Aphex Triplet. I hope someone gets this.
BS: I don't get it and I'm you.
What's the best new music you've heard?
GS: That new Flaming Lips album, "Embryonic," is definitely tight. Gotta rep Times New Viking as a Columbus native.
BS: Okay we haven't even listened to Times New Viking's album all the way through. Also, do they know that the recording industry has progressed past the four-track? Let me give everyone out there a hot tip on this new kid Jay-Z who put out a little LP a few weeks back. I don't want to hype him too much, but I think he could be the next Kriss Kross.
GS: You know we have music on our iTunes made after '93 right?
If you could meet any musician, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
GS: I'm a huge Squarepusher fan, so Tom Jenkinson would definitely be up there.
BS: Leave me at home when you do that, buddy. How bout someone famous?! Kanye West would be so sweet!
GS: Yeah that's cool. Just make sure we hide all the trophies in our room when he stops by. The last thing I want is Kanye telling me I don't deserve my third grade citizenship award.
What's the first album you ever bought?
GS: "Tubthumper." Chumbawamba. That or "Now 3." Maybe both at the same time. Must have had a lucrative day fighting my Digimon.
BS: We both know none of your Digimon never made it past Agumon. Don't even play.
Best guilty pleasure music?
BS: Miley Cyrus! We bought "Party in the U.S.A." the other day and have been playing it pretty regularly ever since. I celebrate the girl's entire catalogue.
GS: No comment.
What's the best concert you've ever been to?
BS: Styx and Peter Frampton...together! Great light show, classic talk box action, and a rotating keyboard. What more could anyone want?
GS: Do you not remember when we saw Sonic Youth and Flaming Lips together? Our friend, Jamie, asked Kim Gordon if she would go on a date with him after the show! Plus we were surrounded by some supremely creepy middle-aged deadheads at the Styx show.
BS: They were nice!
Best road trip soundtrack?
GS: When you're on the road you gotta go epic. Get the Led out and keep it going until you cool down when the sunsets. Throw in some "Tiny Dancer" a la Tommy Boy and you've got smooth sailing. If you're just rollin' round town, UGK is required.
BS: Hmm I remember a certain someone listening to Backstreet's "Black and Blue" on repeat this summer.
GS: Shut up.
If you could choose one song to play when you enter a room, what would it be?
GS: Wu-Tang Clan "Ain't Nuthing ta F' Wit."
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-compiled by Anya Cohen