Chris, 26

What are you listening to?
“Shark in the Water” by VV Brown.

Listen: “Shark in the Water,” VV Brown

 

Is that a favorite?
Yeah, I would say it’s a favorite.

What’s your taste in music like?
I’m all over the place. If this was on shuffle there would be Lady Gaga, Regina Spektor, Cobra Starship... I just hear things and say, “I like that. What is that?”

Do you have a guilty-pleasure song?
Yes! This is so embarrassing. Why am I saying this? There’s a song called “Call My Name” by Charlotte Church. I turn that on when I’m in a bad mood and dance around my room to that. Awful! 

Listen: "Call My Name”, Charlotte Church

 

Have you ever had a song ruined by an ex?
Yes, I have. It was “Fix You” by Coldplay

Listen: “Fix You,” Coldplay

 

You needed an ex to hate that song?
Yeah, I used to like it, and then my ex loved it and when the relationship ended, I realized I hated the song. 

Is there any song someone has to hear if they’re going to date you?
Yes, “Postcards From Far Away” by Coldplay. It’s not long at all, but I just love it. I don’t know why.

Listen: “Postcards From Far Away,” Coldplay

 

If you had to pick one artist to be a groupie for, who would it be?
I would have to say Sam Sparro. 

Listen: “Black and Gold,” Sam Sparro

 

Commentarium (12 Comments)

Mar 30 12 - 2:43am
<3

This should become a regular segment!

Mar 30 12 - 10:15am
xdl

I would love to see this be a regular thing - and then see a woman say she's listening to Rush.

Mar 30 12 - 11:04am
RoyceOnAWheel

Matt...is adorable. That is all.

Mar 30 12 - 6:10pm
PeterSmith

It IS a regular thing! http://www.nerve.com/music/what-are-you-listening-to

Enjoy! :)

Mar 30 12 - 11:16pm
Jinna

Nice people, godawful music. That's always the case at the office or on blind dates.

Mar 31 12 - 3:24am
Cultured Euro Gal

It's a problem that Taya was not asked to name the Russian band(s) she does like (because, clearly, it would be lost on everybody, I guess the thinking went...they could not possibly have an international audience, and Nerve cannot have a Russian audience, right?) -- and that's a major, major oversight on the part of the interviewer and editors. What's also sad is that all of one artist mentioned is un-mainstream enough to be unfamiliar to most people. I wish more of my fellow New Yorkers were cooler.

Apr 01 12 - 6:40am
Lawrence

I hate it when people say "it's a folk artist".

Apr 01 12 - 11:41am
Top40

An entire page of a guy saying he likes jay z, kanye, and biggie? Let me guess, he enjoys nas and tupac too? I suppose it could be worse ("yeah, i just like creed, nickelback, staind, puddle of mudd, and linkin park mostly. Oh, have you heard of daughtry?"), but it still sucks. I love this site and read all the content here I can, but please interview more interesting people!

Apr 01 12 - 11:42am
abledma actors

Boring-looking white dude listens to Jay-Z and John Mayer, and actually utters the word "cray" = AUTOMATIC FAIL.

Apr 01 12 - 8:06pm
H

Christ on a bike. How old am I that Biggie is "old school"? They played that at house parties when I was a teenager. I thought Grandmaster Flash and Run DMC were old school.

On the other hand, as abledma actors has rightly pointed out that guy likes John Mayer and used the word "cray", so maybe I'm right and he should have his genitals confiscated.

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