The Circle Sky Survey

and the survey says …

Melody Hill was the Circle Sky Records official magazine while we were open between 2002 and 2010. This is the color version of issue #4. The art comes from the 1971 “Sid & Marty Kroft’s Bugaloos Game” by Milton Bradley. It is the cartoon, on the cover that I used Photoshop to remove some items and add the “Circle Sky” sign that Harmony is flying with.

Bugaloos Board Game

Circle Sky has just conducted its first survey of the musical tastes of our customers and
associates whose opinions we hold in the highest regard. We asked them to make their top
5 list. There were several categories included in the survey.
Here are the people who participated:

Jason NeSmith, Musician/Engineer (not the son of Michael Nesmith)
Zeus Henderson, Bass Playing Pizza Pilot
Alan, Programmer
Doyle Tatum, Circle Sky Owner
Christo, Drifter
Iggy, Drummer/Animator
Glynis Ward, Occupation: NONE!
Donnie Thompson, Circle Sky Staff
Michael, e-Business Marketing
Lee Flier, Slacker Musician
Tim Worley, F&I Programmer
Kimberly Martin, Occupation: eBay


Who Are Your Favorite Musical Artists?

Jason NeSmith:
The Beatles
The Monkees
XTC
Nick Lowe
NRBQ

Zeus Henderson:
The Beatles (duh)
Squeeze
Lindsey Buckingham
Brian Wilson
Pink Floyd

Doyle Tatum:
Bangles
Pink Floyd
The Monkees
ELP
Shocking Blue

Christo:
Dali
Picasso
Magritte
Man Ray
Duchamp

Lee Flier:
The Beatles
Rolling Stones
The Who
Led Zeppelin
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Michael:
The Beatles
The Rolling Stones
Prince
Rick James
Elvis Costello

Tim Worley:
ELP
Yes
Led Zeppelin
Jethro Tull
The Beatles

Iggy:
The Rolling Stones
Kiss
Iggy Pop
Link Wray
The Ventures

Kimberly Martin:
XTC
The Damned
The Kinks
The Beatles
The Who


Favorite Funk Songs

Zeus Henderson:
Atomic Dog – George Clinton
Strawberry Letter 23 – Brothers Johnson
Good Times – Chic
Brick House – The Commodores

Jason NeSmith:
Chocolate City – Parliament
Sex Machine – James Brown
Tell Me Something Good – Rufus
Family Affair – Sly & Family Stone
Red Hot Mama – Funkadelic

Donnie Thompson:
Dazz – Brick
Crystal Ball – Prince
Alphabet St. – Prince
Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) –
Sly & The Family Stone
Do Ya Wanna Get Funky With Me – Peter Brown

Doyle Tatum:
D.M.S.R. – Prince
Erotic City – Prince & The Revolution
Psychedelic Shack – The Temptations
Cisco Kid – War
Brick House – The Commodores

Lee Flier:
Anything by early Meters!
Ditto for Sly & The Family Stone
Most early War

Michael:
Give It To Me Baby – Rick James
Atomic Dog – George Clinton
You And I – Rick James
Mary Jane – Rick James
Flash Light – Parliament


Most Desired Record On Wish List

Doyle Tatum: Toomorrow Soundtrack
Lee Flier: All The Rolling Stones new CD remasters
Kimberly: Super Furry Animals
Michael: Joe Jackson – Joe Jackson’s Jumpin’ Jive
Donnie: The Cattanooga Cats – Self Titled LP
Jason NeSmith: Between The Buttons –
The Rolling Stones (mine was stolen)
Christo: The next five Orange Hat albums
Glynis: I decided to give up wish lists…


Favorite Venue To See A Concert

Kimberly Martin: The Echo Lounge
Jason NeSmith: The 40 Watt club
Christo: Lee Flier’s House
Zeus Henderson: The Fox
Tim Worley: The Omni
Michael: The Tabernacle
Lee Flier: Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado
Doyle Tatum: Earthlink Live
(formerly Center Stage)
Alan: Spivey Hall

The Fox Theater – Atlanta, GA

Favorite Country Albums

Iggy:
I Walk The Line – Johnny Cash
Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc. – Dwight Yokum
12 Golden Country Greats – Ween
Almost Blue – Elvis Costello
Risin’ Outlaw – Hank Williams III

Alan:
Seven Bridges Road – Steve Young
The Pilgrim – Larry Gatlin
Behind Closed Doors – Charlie Rich
Kenny O’Dell – Self Titled
Chet Atkins With Merle Travis – Chet Atkins

Doyle Tatum:
I’ve Got That Old Feeling
Every Time You Say Goodbye
I Know Who Holds Tomorrow
Baby Now That I’ve Found You
Forget About It – A Collection –
(All) Alison Krauss

Michael:
Stardust – Willie Nelson
Hell To Paradise – The Mavericks
This Time – Dwight Yokum
Shadowland – kd Lang
Absolute Torch And Twang – kd Lang

Jason NeSmith:
John Prine – Self Titled
Red Headed Stranger – Willie Nelson
At Folsom Prison – Johnny Cash
Nevada Fighter – Michael Nesmith
Greatest Hits – Hank Williams

Glynis:
Reckless Love Affair – Wanda Jackson
The Dillards – Back Porch Blue Grass


Favorite Singles (45 rpm) Of All Time

Iggy:
Monster Mash – Bobby Boris Pickett
Crocodile Rock – Elton John
They’re Coming To Take Me Away – Napoleon XIV
American Pie – Don McLean
Rumble – Link Wray

Doyle Tatum:
Hot Butter – Popcorn
American Pie – Don McLean
Bang-Shang-A-Lang – The Archies
Pleasant Valley Sunday – Monkees
Venus – Shocking Blue

Jason NeSmith:
Paperback Writer/Rain – The Beatles
Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields Forever – The Beatles
Me And My Arrow – Nilsson
Cruel To Be Kind – Nick Lowe
Ruby Tuesday – The Rolling Stones

Michael:
When Doves Cry/17 Days – Prince & The Revolution
Behind The Wall Of Sleep/Blood And Roses – The Smithereens
Train In Vain – The Clash

Kimberly Martin:
Rain/Paperback Writer – The Beatles
Walk Like An Egyptian/Angels Don’t Fall In Love – Bangles

Alan:
Green Eyed Lady – Sugarloaf
Viva Tirado – Part I – El Chicano
Tracy – The Cuff Links

Donnie Thompson:
I Think I Love You –
The Partridge Family
Pleasant Valley Sunday/Words –
The Monkees
Maybe I’m Amazed – Wings
Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields Forever – The Beatles
One Way Or Another – Blondie

Lee Flier:
Jumping Jack Flash –
The Rolling Stones
I Can See For Miles – The Who
Rain/Paperback Writer – The Beatles
When A Man Loves A Woman –
Percy Sledge
Surrender – Cheap Trick


Favorite
Break-Up Song

Doyle Tatum:
Good Riddance – Green Day

Kimberly Martin:
Radio Song – R.E.M.

Jason NeSmith:
Brand New Love – Sebadoh
Soul And Fire – Sebadoh
Pancakes For One – Of Montreal
Without Her – Nilsson
Without You – Nilsson

Alan:
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do – Neil Sedaka
Cherish – The Association
If I Didn’t Care – The Moments
I Get Along Without You Very Well – Frank Sinatra
Over You – Gary Puckett And The Union Gap

Zeus Henderson:
Take This Job And Shove It –
Johnny Paycheck
Muskrat Love –
The Captain & Tennille

Donnie Thompson:
A Little Knowledge – Scritti Politti
The Last Of You – Shoes
Someone Else Not Me – Duran Duran
How Are You – The Kinks
Come Back To Me – Janet Jackson


Favorite
Rock Film

Christo:
A Hard Day’s Night
Help!
Head
Magical Mystery Tour
North By Northwest

Glynis:
Riot On Sunset Strip
Clambake
Girl In Gold Gold Boots
Wild In The Streets
Lord Love A Duck

Donnie Thompson:
Head
Help!
The Beatles At Shea Stadium
Josie & The Pussycats
Sign ‘O’ The Times

Zeus Henderson:
A Hard Day’s Night
Spinal Tap
Head
Monterey Pop
The Last Waltz

Doyle Tatum:
Movin’ With Nancy
Purple Rain
The Wall
The Song Remains The Same
Josie & The Pussycats

Lee Flier:
A Hard Day’s Night
Gimme Shelter
Spinal Tap
The Kids Are Alright
All You Need Is Cash (AKA The Rutles)

Kimberly Martin:
Head
The Compleat Beatles
Psychedelic Elevator
Forbidden Zone
Spinal Tap

Jason NeSmith:
200 Motels
Head
A Hard Day’s Night
Urgh! A Music War
Help!

Iggy:
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Woodstock
Free Bird: The Movie
Rock And Rule
Hail Hail Rock And Roll

Michael:
Breakin’
Tommy
That Thing You Do
The Temptations
High Fidelity


Favorite TV Shows Of All Time

Tim Worley:
The Twilight Zone
Star Trek
Bonanza
Stargate SG-1
The Simpsons

Kimberly Martin:
South Park
The Young Ones
Monty Python’s Flying Circus
Mr. Show
The Monkees

Jason NeSmith:
Seinfeld
The Muppet Show
The Monkees
That 70’s Show
Monty Python’s Flying Circus

Lee Flier:
The Twilight Zone
Northern Exposure
The Partridge Family
Monty Python’s Flying Circus
(Early) Saturday Night Live

Doyle Tatum:
Dark Shadows
The X-Files
Clarissa Explains It All
Gilligan’s Island
Seinfeld

Iggy:
The Beverly Hillbillies
Leave It To Beaver
In Concert
The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
The Munsters

Donnie Thompson:
The Partridge Family
The Beverly Hillbillies
The Monkees
I Dream Of Jeannie
The Munsters

The Munsters

Zeus Henderson:
Star Trek
SCTV
Space 1999
The Twilight Zone
The Outer Limits

Alan:
Paper Chase
The Ed Sullivan Show
Lancelot Link Secret Chimp
Biography
The Avengers

Glynis:
Julia
Where The Action Is
The Courtship Of Eddie’s Father
The Brady Bunch
The Partridge Family

Christo:
Fawlty Towers
The Muppet Show
The Orange Hat Hour
Greg The Bunny
Future Shock


Favorite
Music Video

Christo:
Strawberry Fields Forever –
The Beatles
Ana Ng – They Might Be Giants
Peekaboo – Devo
Human Nature – Madonna
Private Eyes – Hall & Oates

Doyle Tatum:
Three Small Words –
Josie & The Pussycats
Lady Marmalade –
Moulin Rouge Soundtrack
Hero Takes A Fall – The Bangles
U Got The Look – Prince
Kiss – Prince

Donnie Thompson:
The Chauffer – Duran Duran
Free As Bird – The Beatles
The King Is Half Undressed – Jellyfish
Better Be Home Soon –
Crowded House
Raspberry Beret –
Prince & The Revolution

Jellyfish -The King is Half Undressed

Jason NeSmith:
King Of The Hill – Minutemen
One Minute Movies – The Residents
Close (To The Edit) – Art Of Noise
Human Behavior – Bjork
Cry – Godley & Crème

Zeus Henderson:
Cool Places –
Sparks And Jane Weidlin
Clues – Robert Palmer
Feet Don’t Fail Me Now – Utopia
Five Miles Out – Mike Oldfield
Strawberry Fields Forever –
The Beatles

Kimberly Martin:
Wonderland – XTC

Alan:
Weird Al Yankovich’s videos


Favorite Atlanta
Musical Artists

Jason NeSmith: The Shut-Ups (I’m including Athens too)
Zeus Henderson: Gerard McHugh
Donnie Thompson: Orange Hat
Michael: Paul Melancon
Lee Flier: What The…?
Doyle Tatum: Orange Hat
Tim Worley: The Atlanta Rhythm Section
Alan: Cy Timmons
Glynis: The Woggles
Christo: Everybody that was at my house last Sunday afternoon
Kimberly Martin: Orange Hat


Defunct Band You Miss The Most

Alan: ELP
Tim Worley: ELP
Doyle Tatum:
The Beatles
Kimberly: Christmas
Lee Flier: The Plimsouls
Michael: Ben Folds Five
Donnie Thompson: Crowded House
Jason NeSmith:
The Pixies

Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP)

Where Is The Worst Place To Wait In Line?

Alan: The Tag Office (DMV)
Tim Worley: any government facility
Michael: Wal Mart
Lee: Value City
Doyle: DMV
Kimberly Martin: The K-Mart on Sidney Marcus
Zeus Henderson: DMV
Jason NeSmith: any bathroom
Glynis: Circle Sky (because you wanna take your records home and listen to them NOW)
Iggy: bathroom at Kiss concert

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Author: Doyle

I was born in Atlanta, moved to Alpharetta at 4, lived there for 53 years and moved to Decatur in 2016. I've worked at such places as Richway, North Fulton Medical Center, Management Science America (Computer Tech/Project Manager) and Stacy's Compounding Pharmacy (Pharmacy Tech).

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