Twenty Top 5s with Luke Spicknall


HEY! Welcome to Twenty Top 5s. I (Tyler) have been sending out questionnaires to some of my favorite musicians and asking for their top 5 in every category. I’ll be publishing them every Thursday for the foreseeable future. Hopefully this lets you get to know some of your favorite musicians a little bit better, and I hope it distracts you in these trying times.


recording artists when you were in high school

1. Modest Mouse
2. Devendra Banhart
3. Donovan
4. Built to Spill
5. Misfits


Instrument influences

1. J Mascis - Dinosaur Jr
2. Agustin Barrios
3. Leo Brouwer
4. Damon Tutunjian - Swirlies
5. Ash Bowie - Polvo


Songwriting influences 

1. Jason Molina - Songs:Ohia, Magnolia Electric Company
2. J Mascis - Dinosaur Jr
3. Superchunk
4. Further
5. The Ropers


Karaoke songs

1. Justin Beiber - Sorry
2. Katy Perry - Birthday
3. Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town
4. CCR - Have You Ever Seen The Rain
5. CCR - Midnight Special


Junk foods

1. Reeses Peanut Butter Eggs
2. Cadbury Creme Eggs
3. Caramello
4. Old Fashioned Donuts
5. Cookie


Places to eat in Baltimore

1. Alma Cocina Latina
2. Blacksauce Kitchen
3. Larder
4. Cocina Luchadoras
5. Clavel


Movies

1. Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
2. Drag Me To Hell
3. Mandy
4. The Favourite
5. Apollo 11 (Documentary 2019)


Role models

1. My Big Sister, Erin
2. Glynn Washington (Snap Judgement Podcast)
3. Connor Murray
4. Ibram X. Kendi
5. Alec Macgillis (Reporter for ProPublica)


Spooled Up songs

1. Holding Space
2. Half Past Nice (yet to be released)
3. Blessin (yet to be released)
4. Bunna
5. No No How (yet to be released)


bands in Baltimore 

1. Baklavaa
2. D.Y.Y.O.
3. Pearl
4. Josh Stokes
5. Smoke Bellow


Productive ways to pass time during corona

1. I've been re-learning how to read music and play my classical guitar and it's been so rewarding! :) (see Agustin Barrios and Leo Brouwer in my instrument influences)
2. As much nature as possible
3. Weed
4. Talking on the phone to my big sister
5. Birding


Unproductive ways to pass time during corona

1. Instagram (unless for info spreading and activism)
2. Facebook (unless for info spreading or activism)
3. Candy
4. Pizza Flavor Blasted Goldfish
5. 90 Day Fiance


Songs right now 

1. 31 Seasons In The Minor Leagues - Jason Molina (live at Chapelle)
2. Nashville Moon - Jason Molina (live at Chapelle)
3. Phoebe Bridgers - Garden Song (sooo good :) :) )
4. John Prine - I Remember Everything
5. Julia Florida - Agustin Barrios


80s pop jams

(Not well versed in 80's pop, but here goes!)
1. Just Like Heaven - The Cure
2. Kiss - Prince
3. Age of Consent - New Order
4.  Faith - George Michael


Books

1. Underworld - Don DeLillo
2. World's End - T.C. Boyle
3. How to be an Antiracist - Ibram X Kendi
4. Child of God - Cormac McCarthy
5. The Existential Pleasures of Engineering - Samuel C. Florman


Albums that changed your life 

1. Magnolia Electric Co. - Songs: Ohia
2. Super Griptape L.P. - further
3. You're Living all Over Me - Dinosaur Jr
4. Blonder Tongue Audio Baton - Swirlies
5. Pyramid Electric Co. - Jason Molina


Pizza toppings

1. Pineapple
2. Peppers
3. Extra Sauce :)
4. Mushrooms
5. Broccoli


Cities you’ve visited 

1. Santa Fe, New Mexico
2. Tucson, Arizona
3. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
4. Great Cacapon, West Virginia
5. Abiquiu, New Mexico


Condiments

1. Pepper Sauce from Clavel
2. Sriracha
3. Green Chile Sauce
4. Spicy Brown Mustard
5. Popeye's BBq sauce


Fictional characters 

1. Fry from Futurama
2. Zaphod Beeblebrox form Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
3. Gil from the Simpsons
4. The Disembodied Head of Richard Nixon from Futurama
5. Michonne from The Walking Dead




Written by Tyler Gallagher (@TylerGallagher8)
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