Things seems to have quite literally been falling apart this week and everything kind of came to a head last night. So to distract myself a bit before bed, I did that music meme which has been running like raw sewage through the internet tubes. I was tagged in Facebook (by Rilla, I believe), but I shall post it here. It was good for a chuckle.
The idea is this: set your Ipod/mp3 player/iTunes/Windows Media Player/what have you on “shuffle” and then answer each question with the various songs that come up as you skip through. You cannot cheat: the first song goes with the first question; the second, with the second; and so on. The last song is to be the title of the post.
I shall copy Rilla and comment in italics below the answers, except that I do not have her wit. In fact, I will only comment selectively.
But first, a song that came to me just now. It will be familiar to those of you of my generation who grew up in evangelical Christian homes. Enjoy the song and the meme.
Like no other viral that you’ve ever seen
Whatever you want to meme about
Put your Ipod on shuffle and see what songs come out!
The meme (there are some good ones in there. #17 is both troubling and hilarious as a random answer):
1.What do your friends say about you?
Mr. Soul – Neil Young
I doubt that very much.
2.How would your coworkers describe you?
Girl from the North Country – Bob Dylan
Possibly. I *am* a secretary, after all.
3.How would you describe yourself?
Picture of Jesus – Ben Harper & The Bling Boys of Alabama
*snort* I have a messiah complex.
4.What do you like in a romantic partner?
The Dark Canuck – The Tragically Hip
I guess I chose wrong; I’ve got a light Scandinavian.
5.How do you feel today?
Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles
6.What is your life’s purpose?
Vertigo – U2
I never quite know where I’m going. So it’s true.
7.What is your motto?
The Valley – k.d. lang
“Every step I take is guided by the love of the light on the land and the blackbird’s cry” or “uncertain and surely hurting”
8. What do you think about the most?
Happiness Is – Vince Guaraldi Trio
Probably more accurate: Happiness Will Be When…
9. What are you going to do on your next vacation?
Like a Soldier – Johnny Cash
I’m going to do like a soldier? How do they do?
10.What do you think of your first love/date?
Kid A – Radiohead
That she had a head on a stick?
11. What is your life story?
String Quartet in G K.387: Allegro – The Chilingirian Quartet
12. What did you do yesterday?
Rose of my Heart – Johnny Cash
Laughed and cried? Dunno.
13. What do you think of when you see the person you like/love?
That Was Your Mother – Paul Simon
14. What describes your wedding?
Bright Sky – Bruce Cockburn
True in so many ways.
15. What will they play at your funeral?
Isn’t It Hard to Grow Old – Dale Nikkel
16. What is your obsession?
Satellite – Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds
Either space exploration or complicated acoustic guitar riffs
17. What is your biggest fear?
Red Brother Red Sister – Bruce Cockburn
18. What is your biggest secret?
If Not For You – Bob Dylan
The secret is this: if it wasn’t for Dixie, I couldn’t find the door, among several other things.
19. What is your biggest turn-on?
Over My Head – Martin Sexton
20. How do you describe your friends?
I Will (No Man’s Land) – Radiohead
21. What would you do with a million dollars?
Sleigh Ride – Barenaked Ladies
Or maybe buy John Merrick’s remains (oooo, all them crazy elephant bones!)
22. What is your opinion of sex?
Fallen from the Sky – Glen Hansard
23. What is your biggest regret?
Be Here to Love Me – Norah Jones
I do not regret this. You lie, Ipod.
24. What would you rather be doing right now?
Memories are Made of This – Johnny Cash
*wink wink* *nudge nudge* say no more
25. What is your biggest turn off?
Dear Justice Letter – Fugazi
I am turned off by political fanaticism. So says my Ipod.
26. How do you start your morning?
When It Doesn’t Come Easy – Patty Griffin
IT’S A FACT: Mornings are not easy.
27. What Describes your birth?
Emergency – The Tragically Hip
28. What is a typical weekend for you?
Wake Up Time – Tom Petty
“You were sure not to have your spirits dampened/ But you’re just a poor boy alone in this world.” This weekend, anyway.
29. What do you do at work?
El Condor Pasa (If I Could) – Simon & Garfunkel
“Condor” is my code word for #2.
30. How would your significant other describe you?
Know Where You Go/Tell Me Your Dreams – Blue Rodeo
That I’m stalker?
31. How would your parents describe you?
What The Lord Has Done In Me – Robin Mark
Ha! There’s that messiah complex again!
32. What do you think about in the bathroom?
Rouler Sa Bosse – Bruce Cockburn
“roll her bump” … ?
33. What would be a good theme song to play whenever you walk into a room?
I Know What I Know – Paul Simon
It’s a pretty groovy song.
34. How do you like to end your day before bed?
Keep the Car Running – Arcade Fire
…by…um…listening to this song. It’s a good’un
35. What will you post this list as?
Your Time Is Gonna Come – Led Zeppelin
I have 2100 songs on my Ipod, by about 75 artists, and yet Paul Simon and The Hip show up twice and Johnny Cash thrice? Boo, Shuffle Algorithm, boo!